Monday, 29 February 2016

Life Happenings!

I'm getting married!! My lovely fiance proposed awhile ago after being together for 5 years. I'm not going to give details here, but I have to say, I was really surprised and totally thrown off. I think that's the point though, to be completely surprised.

After telling the world via Facebook and texting my long-distance friends pictures, I called and woke up (opps!) my family and told them. Mind you they knew already.

So now the planning begins!! We haven't talked about plans much yet, but I've got about a year to plan a small, intimate wedding. For those who know me best, my dress search will be the hardest part of the whole process. Once the dress is bought, I figure the rest will be easy.

I don't think I'll post much about the wedding planning here but I'm sure there will be random comments along the way.

Wish me luck!

Monday, 22 February 2016

ipsy - December 2015

This month's ipsy bag wasn't too bad.

December's ipsy bag included:

  • Ricky's NYC Classic 3D Blender- sample size 1 - full size 1 $10
  • Formula X Nail Polish in Revved Up - sample size 0.13oz $4.23 - full size 0.4oz $13
  • Pacifica Power of Love Lipstick in Nudie Red - sample size 2g - full size 2g $10
  • Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer - sample size 5g $10 - full size 10g $20
  • BeFine Exfoliating Cleanser - sample size 1oz $6 - full size 4oz $24
Retail value of this month's bag: $40.23 ($12.76 less than last month)

This bag wasn't too bad. I'm still debating keeping it. Every time I want to cancel, I get a bag like this and I second guess my decision.

These will either go into use, or into the panning pile. 

Friday, 19 February 2016

Birchbox - December 2015

December's Birchbox was a toss up for me. I wasn't sure if I liked it or not.

Included in this month's box:
  • Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid - sample size 0.3oz $2.82 - full size  5oz $47
  • Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle - sample size 1oz $3.25 - full size 8oz $26
  • Lord & Berry Twistick in Must-Have - sample size 2.5g  - full size 2.5g $31
  • Coastal Scents styleEYES Glamour Eyes in green and gold - sample size 0.65g $0.81 - 12.8g $16
  • My Daughter Fragrances in Always Loved - sample size 1mL $1.70 - full size 50mL $85
Retail value of December's Birchbox: $39.58 ($12.43 more than last month)

Tiny little sample this month and none of it I'm super excited about. We'll see what the new year brings.

Friday, 12 February 2016

December Favourites

December didn't bring any favourites. It did bring a makeup/skincare inventory. I won't be sharing that unless requested. I did start rediscovering old, forgotten favourites, and products I've had for awhile.

Hopefully 2016 will bring "new" things and I'll find some favourites then.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

December Nail Polish Colours

Again, I didn't paint my nails. In 2016, I'm going to drop this series and start something else to do with nails.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Finish 6 by Christmas - Finale!

Time to see if I finished anything else! I finished 2 perfumes and the black liner last time.

I didn't make any progress on Penny.

Mink is gone! 

No progress on the body spray.

Nor the lotion.

There's a bit of this perfume gone.

What I didn't use up will just go into the next project!

Friday, 5 February 2016

ipsy - November 2015

November's ipsy bag seems to be very eye heavy.

Included in November's bag:
  • Coolway Strong Hold Spray - sample size 15mL $2.99 - full size 100mL $19.95
  • ModelCo Highlighting Trio - sample size 0.12oz - full size 0.12oz $22
  • INSPR Beauty Eye Shadow in Carnival - sample size 0.05oz - full size 0.05oz $13
  • Bdellium Tools Blending Brush - sample size 1 brush - full size 1 brush $9
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara - sample size 3mL $6 - full size 11mL $22
Retail value of this month's bag: $52.99 ($11.50 more than last month)

The debate to keep ipsy is still going as I've realized that I don't use a lot of the products I'm getting in the bags. I get more use out of Birchbox.

All of this will go into the stash. There will be a lot of Project Panning in 2016.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Birchbox - November 2015

November's Birchbox covered everything this time around.

Included in this month's box:
  • theBalm Frat Boy Blush - sample size 0.57g $1.81 - full size 8.5g $27
  • Temple Spa La La Lagoon Bath & Shower Gel - sample size 25mL $3 - full size 150mL $18
  • Salon Giole Keratin Protein Mask - sample size 1oz $5 - full size 8oz $40
  • LOC Shadow Stick in On Point - sample size 1 stick $10.34 - full size 3 sticks $31
  • BioRepublic Skincare Green Tea Detox Sheet Mask - sample size 1 mask $7- full size 3 masks $21
Retail value of November's box: $27.15 ($14.56 less than last month) 

Pretty big drop in value this month. Good thing it's in CND and not USD or I would consider cancelling. 

The hair mask and face mask will probably get used right away. Everything else will go into the stash.