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A MAC Prep & Prime Lips. I think it’s my 3rd one? Also my Origins GinZing eye cream. Those are both HG items!

Can you believe that there is still a teensy, scrawny bit of Orb left? It just doesn’t want to die! I’m such a cheapskate I should just scoop that out and keep it with the B2M empties…

I love this face wash, too. I use the hydrating cleanser in the morning and the foaming at night. Sometimes I’m tempted to try more exciting cleansers, but I am so thankful for reliable, affordable, gentle, effective CeraVe!

Drunk Elephant’s B Hydra Moisturizer was finished off yesterday. (A bummer since those containers mean you can run out all the sudden if you don’t take it apart to check every so often.) To be honest I can’t recall finishing off any make up items recently except for my Lancome Teint Idole Foundation and Lancome Absolue Loose Powder.

I recently finished mine and had the same thought; utter surprise, because the bottle still felt heavy and it showed no signs of slowing down, until one day it was just gone. I did use it daily for a couple of months, so I don’t feel shortchanged,but I cant’ remember the last time I was so surprised to find a product empty.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. And now they make it in a huge tube as well as a jar so I got that version as my backup.

I used to and I still have those 15 ml sample tubes they include with all their specials but to be honest, I’ve realized it’s overpriced for what it is, which is basically just a run of the mill moisturizer – nice but not worth the hefty price-tag (over $100). And I used to swear by the daytime one with SPF but I noticed it pilled up when I started to wear foundation over-top. Even the eye cream is pricey and it’s no miracle product but I like it more than most other eye creams I’ve tried. And I discovered that when you’re done, if you take off the top, you’ve got several weeks’ worth of product left and it’s fine – it doesn’t dry out or anything if you pop the lid back onto the top.

I got a sample of the peach one and it’s the only peachy toned corrector that seems to work for me. I’m planning to pick up the full size the next time I’m at Sephora (and if I remember!)

My first bottle of Biologique Recherche P50 1970. Getting the big bottle this time. This is a cult product with a huge following for a reason. Never in my life! I’m switching over to this skin care line to give the whole thing a try. No matter how that overall experiment goes, may I never be without the P50.

I’ll finish off a bottle of Paula’s Choice Clear Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution 2% BHA this morning (and open a backup). My skin loves BHA, and this feels like water on my skin.

Make-up wise, I’m about to finish a travel size of Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB cream (and open a full-sized backup). And I hit pan on another Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light, but it takes a while to finish one of those completely after hitting pan on it.

Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Ant Cellular Eye Cream. I told myself I could get by without another jar and just use deluxe samples of other eye creams, but it’s been about three months and I can really tell the difference. It’s in my shopping cart now.

I finished Too faced better than Sex mascara yesterday, and I finished Sephora matte perfection powder foundation today!

I’m not going to repurchase the mascara. It didn’t do anything extreme to my lashes, and I prefer my super sizer mascara!

I will be repurchasing the sephora powder though! It’s smooth, and it leaves me makeup matte, matte, and matte! Which my oily skin approves of!

Full size Drunk Elephant B Hydra, and travel size Drunk Elephant C firma day serum. Within a day of each other, 2 lovely packages cleared from my vanity. Not rushing to rebuy either one.

I actually finished Wet n Wild Take on the Day Mattifying Powder & a Night Naturals Lip Balm by BlamTastic, and I’m on the last couple of uses with Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener & NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray. I also just tossed the remnants of Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Buff; I didn’t opt to finish it due to the fact it was a bit old, and it was the Combination/Oily formula.

I’m still making a concerted effort to finish L’Oreal True Match Blush in C3-4 & L’Oreal Visible Lift Powder, both showing a significant amount of pan.

Pai pumpkin seed stretch mark oil, of which I need to find a replacement fast, as I still have 5 weeks of my pregnancy and nary a stretch mark in sight! I ordered it from UK and it takes like 2 weeks to get it.

Bobby Brown dark peach corrector and Clinique Touch Base for Eyes. Can’t remember which was first, but both around the same time in January.

I’m about to finish my fourth or fifth bottle of Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Infusion. Fresh’s Seaberry Oil was another one I just finished. I have back ups. Getting close on SR Tidal. Have a back up of that too.

Certainly not an eyeshadow palette, that’s for sure!
Dr. Lewinn’s Serum and Night time moisturiser – I am now using La Roche Posay’s one. I am really impressed with this line.

Wow that is easy now. In 2017 I started a pan project to size down my collection. In the end of the year a made a back2mac (second of the year) and the last product that I have finished was mac skinfinish powder and I have a huge pan on studio fix powder now.

Garnier cleansing oil. They’ve stopped making it now in favor of micellar water but I picked up several when they went on clearance sale.

Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum from Dr. Dennis Gross. It’s one of the two products I use (It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ being the other) that rates really well from users and the experts.

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Bourbon. This is my go-to color so I always make sure to have a backup when I start getting low. I also just finished a deluxe sample of Lancome Absolue Premium βx Day Cream, and I really liked it but just saw the full sized price so probably will not repurchase. I try to get Lancome GWPs when they have skincare samples I like 🙂

It pains me to say I completely finished my ginormous tube of L’occitane hand cream. My skin is very dry, it’s winter and my home is on hard as nails well water. The trifecta for cracked and bleeding hands. I can’t believe I let myself run out! I do have a tube of Hempz hand cream and the Korres Greek yogurt body butter which doesn’t smell delicious like the fragranced versions but is much more hydrating to tide me over. Plus the innumerable other hand creams and deluxe sample size lotions etc that breed and multiply by some strange magic in my house. I’m being dramatic my new one will arrive tomorrow but my cracked painful knuckles want their ridiculously expensive cream!
Speaking of Korres, the next to last thing I ran out of was my guava lip butter? balm? Whichever from Korres. I hate that it comes in a tiny jar but love the formula. However it’s been my auto rebuy lip balm for about 5 years now but if this First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy doesn’t suddenly develop a con I haven’t noticed yet ….Welcome to my kingdom new holy grail…? of lip healing

Finished an It Tightline mascara which I was using for my bottom lashes. This is my second or third tube and while I like the brush and formula I never have gotten the product to work on my tightline as it is supposed to. I might repurchase in the future but for now I have decided to give Mac’s Gigablack mascara a try for my bottom lashes.
I am also using a mini spatula to scoop out the last few applications of my Becca Backlight Primer. It is my favorite illuminating primer-already have a backup!

La Roche Posay Efficlar Micellar Water, finished this morning. I have started a new bottle. Tonight I will finish a hyaluronic acid essence that I bought on a trip to Hong Kong a year ago but the label came off. I have a bottle of Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age serum to replace it. Tomorrow I expect to use up some Garnier Skin Renew 5 Sec Blur Instant Smoother. I have some primer samples to try and don’t know what I will purchase ultimately.

Mine is skincare as well, Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum. It did a great job of brightening my complexion overall but did nothing for my dark spots. I switched to Fresh Peony Spot-Correcting Brightening Essence and I believe it’s working.

OMGG so many products in the past week. COVER fx eye primer, Benefit High BEAM, Smashbox under eye primer. Oh yes and 3 lipsticks. Whew what a week its been.

I am a member of a forum whereby we all consciously try to project pan what we have before buying more so am always recording this. I recently finished 3 items in one day : Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom cleanser (HG product for me and repurchased), Boots Extracts Coconut body scrub (I’m in the UK – bought this as part of a gift set in the sale) and a sample of L’Occitane Divine Cream as I traveled last weekend and didn’t want to pack a huge pot of moisturiser. This is a lovely cream but I have so much moisturiser in my stash at the moment to consider purchasing this.

Cover Girl (clean) foundation in ivory I think I’ll buy again very blendable and just great. Cera Vé cleanser and moisterisersxwill be next! Those things have really improved my already decent skin just noticed more plumpy and soft overall. Love it! Will get the entire line. Lol!

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner (16 oz)

I have oily skin with occasional acne flares but this stuff is great! I use it to remove excess oil on days I don’t wear makeup when I don’t want to do a full-on face wash. I also usually use it at bedtime before applying any moisturizers, acne treatments, and eye or wrinkle creams.

I finished Maybelline Age Rewind concealer(back ups were waiting), UD Deslick (repurchased this one only) and All Nighter (have a couple samples I can use for now). Also finished Avon makeup remover lotion that I really liked. When I opened the back up, I could tell immediately the formula was much lighter. Sure enough it must have been changed; it doesn’t work well at all for eye makeup any more. So I got a bottle of Loreal remover that I used to like. Also not effective any more. Then I opened a Lancôme Bifacil sample. OMG! Cue the angels! HG! How come I had no idea all these years that this was so fantastic! Buying the big bottle soon. I hate the price, but I’ll never use anything else for eye makeup removal. The dethroned lotion I can still use for removing dark lipstick. Rimmel Stay Matte powder down to a small ring so it’s days are numbered.

L’Occitane cherry blossom mini hand cream
Avalon Organics peppermint shower gel
Beautycounter night cream (mini from a Target set)
Jack Black shea butter lip balm
Sample vial of Serge Lutens Five o’clock gingembre

The only item I know I’ll repurchase is the shower gel. One day, I’ll chase down and finish all of the Jack Blacks I have. I think they’re replicating in my nightstand.

Philosophy Purity Cleanser
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
KeraCare Detangling shampoo
Cera Ve moisturizer
Mary Kay Satin Hands
Younique 3D Lash Mascara

Just finished my annual tube of Loccitane hand creme.
I go through a tube a year in winter time as it’s the only thing that saves my hands in harsh Russian winter.

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