Spring Cleaning Project Collab – Month 3 Check-In & Update

Hello, hello!

The lovely Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom has once again convinced me to take part in a new project pan – this time a Spring Cleaning Project Pan. This one is a little different than the previous ones, as we will be only posting once a month with our progress and reviewing four of the sixteen products to be panned.

Today is the three month check-in and update and review of the next four products! I’ve been pretty good about using every product at least once or twice a week, and for some products, I’m using them more than that.

Review of the next four products:

ColourPop Super Shock Cheeks in Sticky Sweet and Stole the Show

Originally reviewed here. I’ve been using both of these cheek products each week, and despite making a visible dent in them, they seem to be staying at the same weight which is frustrating! As you can probably guess, Stole the Show (on the right) is well loved! I dropped it when I first got it and it cracked, so I had to try to press it back together, so it is a little lumpy. I would re-buy Stole the Show. I’ve been forcing myself to use Sticky Sweet, so it is doubtful that I will re-purchase as it is a little out of my comfort zone.

NudeStix in Gel Lip and Cheek Balm in Pulse

Spring Cleaning #3

This was one of the products that I got at last year’s Ipsy Generation Beauty event in Toronto. I’m so happy to have rediscovered this one, it is a very wearable pinky nude shade. I’ve only worn this one as a lipstick, and not on my cheeks, so I can’t comment on how it works as a blush. It is super moisturizing and the colour is fairly long wearing. I’ll likely buy this shade when I use it up, or another shade from this line as I’m loving it so much! Original review is here.

Sukin Revitalizing Facial Scrub

Spring Cleaning #3

The only reason why this product was put into the current project pan is because I have a bit of a stock pile of facial scrubs, and this one was the oldest one in my stash. This is a lovely and gentle facial scrub – perfect for sensitive skins. I still love it, and will more than likely re-purchase this once I’ve cleared out more of my skincare stash. This one is close to finishing! Original review is here.

Now for a little science on all sixteen of the products! I borrowed Stashy’s scientific method for measuring progress – I’ve weighed each of the products on my new little kitchen scale, so I can keep track of how much I will have used up each month.

Spring Cleaning #3

Despite using all of the makeup items several times each week for the past month, once again there is very little change on the scales – so frustrating! I can definitely see progress with the non-makeup items though!

Don’t forget to check out Ingrid’s blog for her Spring Cleaning Project!

Feel like joining in? Let us know! The next update will be on June 5th!

Thanks for reading, and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose, all products either purchased by me, or gifted from a friend.

Spring Cleaning Project – Month 2 Check-In & Update

Hello, hello!

The lovely Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom has once again convinced me to take part in a new project pan – this time a Spring Cleaning Project Pan. This one is a little different than the previous ones, as we will be only posting once a month with our progress and reviewing four of the sixteen products to be panned.

Today is the second month check-in and update and review of four of the products! I’ve been pretty good about using every product at least once or twice a week, and for some products, I’m using them more than that.

Concrete Minerals Bitches Brew 

I’ve been wearing this shadow a lot over the past month, it is such a beautiful duochrome shadow, described on the Concrete Mineral site as an electric lavender w/ golden-orange shift. My original review and swatches are here. I absolutely love this one!

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TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matt Moskowitz

I’ve been wearing this matte plum toned shadow quite a bit, it works well with so many shadows in my collection. It is highly pigmented and long wearing. I got this in my first ever Ipsy Glam Bag – the original unboxing review is here.

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Tarte Maracuja Oil

I’ve had samples of this facial oil many times over the years, this most recent one came in my December Ipsy Glam Bag. I think that this is the very first facial oil that I had ever tried. It came in handy during our recent cold snap as my skin became super dry, and this helped my skin recover. I’ve been putting a few drops in with my moisturizer for an added moisture boost.

Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter Rosy Cheeked

Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butters are my all time favourite body moisturizers. They come in both their general catalogue (permanent scents) and their seasonal (limited edition) scents. I have several of these Pumpkin Butters in my stash, they are thick and highly moisturizing without being greasy. Rosy Cheeked is a seasonal scent from their Yule collection, and the scent is a blend of pink grapefruit, fir needles, juniper berries, rosemary, parsley and winter lillies. I love these scented pumpkin butters, because they are beautifully scented, but not over-powering.

Now for a little science on all sixteen of the products! I borrowed Stashy’s scientific method for measuring progress – I’ve weighed each of the products on my new little kitchen scale, so I can keep track of how much I will have used up each month.

Spring Cleaning Update #2

Despite using all of the makeup items several times each week for the past month, there is very little change on the scales – so frustrating! I can definitely see progress with the non-makeup items though!

Don’t forget to check out Ingrid’s blog for her Spring Cleaning Project!

Feel like joining in? Let us know! The next update will be on May 1st!

Thanks for reading, and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose, all products either purchased by me, or gifted from a friend.

Spring Cleaning Project 2017 (Collab)

Hello, hello!

The lovely Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom has once again convinced me to take part in a new project pan – this time a Spring Cleaning Project Pan. This one is a little different than the previous ones, as we will be only posting once a month with our progress and reviewing four of the sixteen products to be panned.

Make-up:

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1. The Balm Bahama Mama (Bronzer / Blush)

2. The Balm Cabana Boy (Blush)

3. ColourPop Sticky Sweet (Blush)

4. ColourPop Stole the Show (Highlighter)

I’ve never hit pan on a blush, highlighter or bronzer. I’ve always just gotten rid of products when they get too old. I have so many cheek products that just don’t get enough love, so I thought that I would try to pick enough variety that I won’t get bored trying to use these ones up!

5. Concrete Minerals Bitches Brew (Eyeshadow)

6. ColourPop Birthday Girl (Eyeshadow)

7. ColourPop Stereo (Eyeshadow)

These are all beautiful colours, but I haven’t used any of them in quite awhile. I tried to pick colours that would work well with my Tartelette Matte palette.

8. The Balm Matte Moskowitz (Eyeshadow)

Other than swatching this deluxe eyeshadow sample, I think that I might have only worn this once since getting it in an Ipsy Glam bag a few months ago.

9. NudeStix Pulse (Lip & Cheek Stick)

This was lost in my stash for ages, I’d completely forgotten that I got this at last year’s Ipsy Generation Beauty event last May.

Skin, Body, and Hair Care:

Spring Cleaning Project Pan Collab

10. Sukin Facial Scrub

I have several scrubs in my skincare stash, this one was the oldest one, so thats how it ended up in this round of panning.

11. Tarte Maracuja Oil

I picked this facial oil so that I will finally get around to reviewing it!

12. Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter – Rosy Cheeks

13. Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter – Cozy Rose

I still have a few other jars of Pumpkin Butter in my stash. I’ve banned myself from buying anything from HoG until I use up more of my stash!

14. Smith’s Rosebud Salve

Another lip balm that was lost in the house. Now that I’ve found it, I’m going to use it up!

15. The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum

When I first got this hair serum, I used it all the time. I just want to finish it!

16. Garnier Fructus Style De-Constructed Beach Chic

Someone gave this to me because they didn’t like the scent. I haven’t used it since the summer, but since I mostly wear my hair wavy, it is a good excuse to maybe finish it. If I don’t finish it by the end of this project pan, it will be going in the trash, or given away.

This time around, I’ll be using Stashy’s scientific method for measuring progress – I’ve weighed each of the products on my new little kitchen scale, so I can keep track of how much I will have used up each month.

Spring Cleaning Project Pan Collab

Don’t forget to check out Ingrid’s blog for her Spring Cleaning Project!

Feel like joining in? Let us know!

Thanks for reading, and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose, all products either purchased by me, or gifted from a friend.

Lip Products – Generation Beauty Edit

Hello, hello!

Today I’m swatching and reviewing the lip products that I got at the Generation Beauty event.

First up we have a Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wearing Lipstick from Too Faced in Chocolate Honey. *Generation Beauty Freebie at the Too Faced booth*

Our bestselling Melted and Melted Metal Liquified Lipsticks went through the candy factory for a delectable makeover in six new cocoa-powder-infused shades. Each mouth-watering tube comfortably coats lips in bursts of intense, high-impact, saturated color, while an innovative, angled velvet tip allows for precise application. Exclusive technology inspired by the molten form of lipstick during lab production keeps lipsticks melted for the most high impact color and rich shine possible.

My Experience:

This liquid lipstick is fairly long wearing and keeps it shine, very comfortable on the lips, but does not feel like a goopy lip gloss. (In case you didn’t know, I’m not a big fan of most lip glosses). It is a nice brown toned neutral on me since I’m still pretty pale from winter. On darker skins it would probably be a gorgeous nude shade.

Too Faced Melted Chocolate

Up next we have the Prettifying Lip Oil from Essence Cosmetics. *I purchased this as part of the “pick any five items for $15 CAD” deal that they had at the Essence booth*

oil you want. enriched with jojoba oil to provide the lips with intensive moisture. the light, non-sticky texture offers a subtle-colour shine.

It is available in three different tints: 01 i care for you, honey, 02 first help, pinky and 03 SOS, my heart.

My Experience:

I did not think that I was going to like this because it looks a lot like a sticky lip gloss, but I’ve been using it non-stop all weekend! It does a good job keeping my lips moisturized. It has a faint fruity scent which fades quickly after applying. It is a very faint tint that shows on the lips, but does not show in a skin swatch.

Up next is the Longlasting Lipstick from Essence Cosmetics in shade 14 Adorable Matt!. *Generation Beauty Freebie from the Essence booth*

longlasting love… you simply have to fall in love with the longlasting lipsticks by essence. the lipsticks provide your lips with intensive color for several hours without drying them out. you’re sure to find whatever you’re looking for – from bright pink to intensive red and chilled-out berry to subtle nude shades. the essence logo on the texture and the matt, black packaging with a ring of color to match the actual color of the lipstick are true eye-catchers!

My Experience: 

This is my first lipstick from Essence. I don’t find it to be drying and the colour is fairly long wearing. A fun colour for spring and summer!

Last but not least we have the Nudestix Gel Color Lip and Cheek Balm in shade Pulse (pretty plum nude). *Generation Beauty Freebie from the Nudestix booth*

What it is: An super-moisturizing lip balm with rich color and gel shine.
What it does:  Bring ultimate shine, smooth coverage, and a pop of color to lips with Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm. It’s formulated with over 30 percent ultra-hydrating, lip-protecting plant lipids that are sourced from rapeseed, sunflower, cotton seed, and soybean—plus, vitamin E as an antioxidant. It provides vibrant color with smooth coverage, while the gel polymers impart a fresh, wet gloss without stickiness.

My Experience: 

This lip and cheek balm has all the shine of a lip gloss without the dreaded goop effect that I dislike. It is super moisturizing and smooth. I’m definitely going to be wearing this one a lot this summer! It is a beautiful pinky plum toned nude shade that will work well on a wide range of skin tones from light to dark. I have not worn it on my cheeks yet though.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I received some of these items from the Generation Beauty by IPSY event. I paid for my ticket to the event with my own money and am under no obligation to review any of these things. I also purchased some of these items.