Friday, September 28, 2018

September Firsts and Finals

Firsts

*Revlon Kiss Exfoliating Balm  YES!  It exfoliates, leaves your lips soft, not gritty, AND it smells amazing. 
*Schick's new bi razor (it's called 'FAB' and it goes both ways, soooo.....)  This was a total miss for me.  I was worried about cutting my legs with the back and forth motion, instead this razor seemed rather dull and didn't do the job without several passes.  Absolutely did not live up to its name. 
*Village Naturals Muscle Relief foaming oil & wash  Very nice, will likely buy this for after Diva's long rehearsals.
*Village Naturals Nighttime Relief foaming oil & wash  I didn't notice any enhanced relaxation in the bath, but I fell asleep quickly, so I'll be purchasing this one.

Finals
*Aveda Shampure  An old favorite, will repurchase.
*Marcelle Micellar water  This pretty well rivals Garnier for me.  It doesn't remove ALL my mascara, but it removes more than most.
*New Evolution hair serum  This is amazing.  Hair is soft, shiny, fluffy, not greasy, and it smells fantastic.  Definite repurchase.
*Simple Micellar water  It's good on makeup (not mascara), but Garnier's still my favorite.

Faves
*New Evo serum, Revlon exfoliating balm, VN oils

Flops
*FAB razor

Monday, August 20, 2018

8/20 Money Monday

*Cashed out Checkout51, added $20.75 to savings
*Received a $32.15 ebates check, added it to savings

Friday, August 10, 2018

8/10 Firsts and Finals

Firsts

Finals
*Nexxus Keraphix  Definite repurchase, my hair loves this!
*Pixi Glow Tonic  Definite repurchase!

Faves
*Glow Tonic, Keraphix


Thursday, August 9, 2018

8/3 Firsts and Finals

Firsts
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Finals
*Lorac Front of the Line Pro gel liner  The liner was decent, very dark, lasted all day, but it tugged when putting it on.
*tarte lip paint in birthday suit  This color was lovely until it dried down several shades darker.  That was a bummer.  Then it dried out my lips as most mattes do.  The tube itself dried out rather quickly, as well, wasting probably half a tube.  I will not be repurchasing this.

Faves
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Flops
*tarte lip paint

Monday, August 6, 2018

8/6 Money Monday

*I sold two books and fed the $5 tin both times.
*I went through husband's change, adding dimes to the Dime Bottle.

Monday, July 30, 2018

7/30 Money Monday

*My Checkout 51 balance went over $20, so I cashed out and requested a check.  You can only request a check when your balance is $20+ and, unlike Ibotta, you can't specify the amount you want cashed out.  So I always cash out immediately once I cross the $20 mark.  That way my next receipt starts a new $20, which gets me my cash back sooner.

*I avoided the National Lipstick Day sales.  So hard, but I did, saving myself I don't know how much cash.

Friday, July 27, 2018

7/27 Firsts and Finals


Finals
*Covergirl Peacock Flare  The packaging is the best thing about this mascara, it's gorgeous.  The mascara itself is awful, clumpy with very little benefit, and it dried out quickly.
*Ojon Rare Blend Oil for hair  I love this!  My hair is so soft and shiny when I use it.  I was definitely purchase this one.
*Sephora orchid sleeping mask  Rose is still my favorite, but this one was also lovely.
*Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser  I'm solidly 'meh' on this.  It did shrink pores, but also dried my normal skin.

Faves
*Ojon hair oil

Flops
*Peacock mascara