Shop My Stash April 2019 Results and Monthly Empties

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Hi All!  I’m back with my April Shop My Stash results!  I enjoy dipping into my collection and using products I haven’t used in a long time, or just haven’t given much of a chance.

My rule with this is if I don’t like the item after the month, I will move it out of my collection to make some room and let someone else enjoy it!

You can check out my first Shop My Stash post for April. Here’s a photo with the palettes open:

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As I’ve been saying this week, I’ve been suffering severe allergies in April, so I didn’t wear as much makeup as I had hoped.  I do have to say that when I did do my makeup, I tried to use the Violet Voss Holy Grail palette and the Cover FX face palette.  They were my most used this month.

The Violet Voss palette is so beautiful!  It’s perfect for warm toned, neutral looks.  I mostly used the browns and bronzes and really loved them.  I tried to dip into most of the shades.  I will definitely be keeping this beauty!

The Cover FX All in One Perfector Face Palette is really nice.  I love bronzing and contouring with the same powder, but this contour is too cool for me to do that.  So I just used it in the hollows of my cheeks and my nose.  I had to use a different bronzer for the rest of my face.  The blush is nice, but a bit too bright for me.  I did really love the highlighters, brightener and finishing powder.  I will keep this and probably use it more in the summer.

The Rimmel London MAGNIF’EYES Eyeshadow Palette in Electric Violet is so pretty.  The mattes are very easy to blend.  The shimmers are nice, but you need to wet them to get any metallic payoff. My favorite shade is the second from the left.  It’s a nice transition shade.  I also love the lighter purple shimmers.  I didn’t use this too much, but I did get a chance to try most of the shades.  I will keep this because of the few shades I love. I also have a few of these palettes and am starting a little collection of them!

The bareMineral Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Can’t Even and Bae are such great spring colors.  They are a bit sticky, which I didn’t realize before.  I will continue to use them because I like the shades, but I don’t know if I would purchase more.

So I’m keeping everything!  What a successful month!

It’s on to my April Empties:

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I had six this month!  I think this is the most I’ve had this year.  Last year I did Project Pan’s instead of Shop My Stash, and I definitely haven’t been going through as many products this year.  But I’m proud of myself this month.  And I hopefully will have as many next month, too.

Of course, it’s mostly skincare.  I used up the H2O+ Elements Jelly Cleanser, The Higher Education Easy A Gentle Resurfacing Pads, The Reclaim Botanical Radiant Recovery Smooth Skin Scrub and the Radiant Recovery Day Cream, Pixi Beauty Rose Ceramide Cream, and the Tarte Maneater Mascara. I liked all of these, but the one I would probably repurchase is the Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream.  It’s so gentle and hydrating!  But I have lots of skincare to go through before I purchase anything new!

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Are you doing a Shop Your Stash or Project Pan this year?  How’s it going?

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Trying New Skincare From Yes To and H2O+ Beauty!

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Hi all! It is almost fall, how’s your skin doing? My skin always needs a detox from summer.  Great exfoliation and masks help clear up sun damage and clogged pore and get skin ready for cooler weather and more glam makeup for the fall and holidays!.

The masks are left to right Yes to Tomatoes Acne Fighting Bubbling Mask,  Yes to Tomatoes Anti-Pollution Detoxifying Charcoal Bubbling Paper Mask, Yes to Coconut Energizing Coffee 3-in-1 Mask, Scrub and Cleanser, Yes to Cucumers Soothing 3-in-1 Mask, Scrub and Cleanser.  Plus for the scalp and hair, the Yes to Superblueberries Smoothing Hair Clay Mask and the Yes to Tea Tree Soothing Hair Clay Mask.

My skin is combination and aging, so the acne mask isn’t for me, but the anti-pollution one is really nice.  I do have large pores, so this helped.  I love both of the 3-in-1 masks.  I love a good scrub.  I leave these on my skin for a few minutes, then add a bit of water, massage it in my skin and rinse.  My skin is so soft!

The hair clay masks are really cool, too! They are a creamy clay.  You can apply them before or after shampooing in the shower. You comb them through your hair then leave them on for 5 minutes.  They both worked well for me.  The soothing one did make my scalp feel better and the smoothing one helped with frizz!

The other three products in the photo above are the Yes to Tomatoes Anti-Pollution Detoxifying Charcoal Bubbling Wipes, Yes to Coconut Energizing Coffee 2-in-1 Scrub & Cleanser Stick, Yes to Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow Boosting SnapMask Stick.

I love the wipes!  They do bubble up once you start using them.  They clean so well, too! The Yes to Coconut coffee stick scrub is very gentle (and smells amazing)!  It is hydrating as well as exfoliating.  The grapefruit stick is a mask, just rub it on, let is set and rinse off!  It really brightens the skin and leaves it glowing!

 

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I also received these H2O+ Beauty products:

H2O+ Beauty Teak Rose On the Move Intensive Hand CreamH2O+ Beauty Coconut Verbena Shimmering Body Moisturizer, H2O+ Beauty Sea Greens Body Scrub,  H2O+ Beauty Rapids Soothing Probiotic Bubble Mask.

H20+ Beauty products always smell amazing! The Teak Rose hand cream is so hydrating!  The scent is a soft floral.  The shimmering body moisturizer is very fresh and citrusy and gives the skin a soft glow.

I love the fresh Sea Greens scent.  The scrub is great for exfoliating the body.  It’s not too abrasive. I have tried the soothing probiotic bubble mask before.  It’s really eassy to used.  Just apply a thick layer on the skin and it will bubble up!  Once the bubbles dissipate, I rinse it off and my skin is calm and smooth.  There’s at least two applications in the pouch, too!

What new skincare have you been loving?

New Summer Products From H2O+ Beauty

Hi all!  This is the second part of my recent H2O+ Beauty review on new products. I received these for my honest review.

I really like H2O+ Beauty because the brand is built on the philosophy that effective skincare doesn’t need to be complicated.  And they have leveraged the hydrating power of pure water. I love that the products are natural and I have really enjoyed the skin care and body care products I have used.

Here are the products I received:

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H2O+ Elements Jelly Cleanser ($20 USD) — This is such a fun cleanser! It contains Argan Oil and Pearl extract and transforms from a bouncy jelly texture into a foam.  It has a clean scent and doesn’t dry out my skin.

H2O+ Oasis Smart Tint LipColor ($12 USD) — A self-adjusting lip color that complements all complexions with a custom shade. I use the darker side for a soft blush shade, and the lighter side for a layer of shimmer.  This is so pretty!  And it’s a perfect light look for summer.

H2O+ Waterbright Massaging Eye Roller ($28 USD) — A massaging rollerball that helps reduce dark circles and puffiness of the delicate under eye area. The gel is cooling and hydrating. It features Pomelo, Snowflake Flower extracts and caffeine to helps reduce dark circles and puffiness while illuminating pigments instantly brighten my skin.

H2O+ On The Move Rollerball Fragrance ($18 each) — This is a water based fragrance that hydrates skin and adds a hint of shimmer. The two scents are:

Teak Rose — The light yet exotic wood fragrance showcases bergamot and orange blossom highlighted by aromatic rose and finished with dry notes of golden amber.

Lemongrass Vetiver — The alluring sparkling lemongrass scent features clean citrus notes of lemon, heightened by a ginger freshness and tempered by fresh grass.

I think the Teak Rose is my favorite, it’s kind of a smokey-rose scent.  It’s fresh and sultry. The Lemongrass Vetiver is okay, it is a fresher scent, but not my favorite.  These are fun to wear, especially if you like shimmer in the summer. And it’s nice that you can take these on the go.

Have you tried any new H2O+ Beauty products?  Which ones are you favorites?

 

 

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2017 Skincare Deals!

As we are entering the holiday season and amazing sales, gifts are on our mind.  But, why not purchase some amazing skincare for yourself?  It’s a great time to replenish your stash or try something new!

Here are some great sales on skincare:

H2O+ Beauty

Black Friday Deal: 40% off site-wide 11/23 – 11/26. Early access on 11/22 for email subscribers.

Cyber Monday Deal: 40% off site-wide with doorbuster product bundles up to 60% off 11/27 – 11/30.

Black Friday November 24– 45% OFF Needles No More® No More Baggage
Cyber Monday November 27 –Buy 1 and get 1 free: Do Not Age Triple Peptide Eye Cream ($82), Microdermabrasion ($79), Pores No More® Pore Refiner Primer ($45), Magnetight Age-Defier ($75), Do Not Age Time Defying Cream ($132), 2% Retinol Complex Serum ($69)
 
No7 Restore & Renew Face & Neck Multi-Action Serum

No7 Black Friday Deals

Buy two and get your third product free at your nearest Walgreens location for a mix & match of (No7, Botanics, and YourGoodSkin skincare products.)

Enjoy an additional 10% off Botanics and No7 products, valid from 11/26 – 12/2

Leonor Greyl

LEONOR GREYL: Starting now to Monday November 27th Midnight with any purchase over $149.00 you will receive a FREE Hair for the Holidays Styling Kit valued at $200.00. It includes Eclat Naturel, Natural bristle brush, Golden hair barrette, Detangling comb, Classic nubuck clutch, Samples of shampooing Reviviscence & Masque Quintessence! In addition, on Cyber Monday, Leonor Greyl will be offering Crème de Soin a l’Amarante at 50% off.

https://www.leonorgreyl-usa.com/

 

Yes To

CVS: All Single Use Masks Buy 2 Get 1 Free (not brand exclusive) running 11/26 – 12/1.

RiteAid: Buy 1 Yes To Wipe, Get 2 Free running 11/23 – 11/25.

Target: Buy any gift set (not exclusive to Yes To) – BOGO 50% off running 11/24 – 11/26.

Volition Beauty Ultimate Anti-Aging Trio

Volition Beauty — Offering a Holy Grail Mask Kit including cult favorite Detoxifying Silt Gelée, 4 extra Boomerang Sponges, Mask & Splash Headband and a Deluxe Mask Brush, $70 (Value $108) running 11/20 – 11/27

Offering a free full size Ultimate Anti-Aging Custom Trio, a skincare system including a moisturizer, day serum and night serum that can be combined with the moisturizer for additional benefits (value of $149) with a purchase of $95+ running 11/20 – 11/27

Purchase at VolitionBeauty.com

VOTRE VU

VOTRE VU: Starting Thursday November 23rd to Wednesday November 29th you can get 25% off all products and when you spend over $100 you will receive 30% off. Free shipping on all sale.

https://votrevu.com