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The holidays are approaching fast!! 🦃 Don't let your insurance company gobble up your leftover benefits!! Make sure you call to schedule your end of the year appointments!! 🦃#dontbeaturkey#useitdontloseit#gobblegobble
Going to drop off my ballot today finally. It took me a while because I always like to be well informed on the issues and who's running. Part of that has always been to track where the money is coming from. Well it was a task to track that down in WA. And once I finally did, I thought it was incomplete because compared to California, barely any money goes into these elections. It's actually pretty refreshing! The other different thing about voting here... So many people run unopposed! #voting#rockthevote#itsyourduty#useitdontloseit#yourvotecounts#vote#Washington#Seattle
I am being very ruthless with my decluttering at the minute, but it feels good to let go of things that aren't right for me. Especially after I did such a great deal with my friend the other day - I got rid of a load of crap that's been in my drawer and I got an amazing lipstick and lip liner in return!
Anyway, I decided to use my gel eyeliner today as a break from the liquid, but this had totally dried up. To be honest, it wasn't the best formula for me anyway so I'm not too upset.
I've also decided that I hate this lipstick! It's a MAC Lustre one in 'Pretty Please'. I've been trying to use it up in my mini lipstick project, but it's so drying and makes my lips sing because it's so dehydrating. I've decided to melt it down with a couple of half pots of Vaseline to make a full pot of shimmery balm! Fingers crossed it works well for me now!
I feel a little bit like a cheat for using it up in this way, and I found another lipstick that I want gone in one of my bags yesterday hehe, so I'm going to replace it. The second picture shows 'Creme Cup' which just isn't quite right for my skin colour - I can't put my finger on it, people say it looks nice, but there is something about it that I don't like! There is 2.4cm of this lipstick left.
If anyone has any suggestions for a really good black gel eyeliner that is cruelty free, please let me know!
It's only been a few days, but I like updates at the start of the month. I have already had some good progress so it's not a pointless post lol. In brackets is the starting point for each lipstick. 💄Benefit 'Nude Scandal' - DONE! (1.2cm)
💄Benefit 'Pink Thrills' - 1.2cm (1.4cm)
💄Benefit 'Revved Up Red' - 1.1cm (1.5cm)
💄Benefit 'Lusty Rose' - DONE (1cm)
💄Laqa & Co 'Daydream' - 1.8cm (1.8cm)
💄Clinique Chubby Stick 'Pudgy Peony' - 2.1cm (2.2cm)
💄Benefit 'My Treat' - 1.5cm (2cm)
💄Benefit 'Sassy Frass' - 2.5cm (2.5cm)
💄MAC 'Angel' - 1.5cm (1.5cm)
💄MAC 'Pretty Please' - 1.8cm (2.2cm)
I've already used 3.8cm of lipstick already!
Thank you @nationaltrust @oxburghhall a few months back I visited a re-enactment that talked about textile history and introduced handspinning.... today I’ve finished my second set of yarn and loving it! #inspired#useitdontloseit
ROLLING PROJECT PAN UPDATE!
This month has been a good one! I've decluttered one product, I'm so close to pan on another and I've very nearly finished 3 other products. Over the year, I've finished 30 products over the 10 categories
1️⃣ Philosophy Tinted Primer - I'm back to using this. It's hard to track progress so I've decided to weigh it this month and the whole thing weighs 40g.
2️⃣ Erase Paste Concealer - I've not bothered with s progress picture because it's so close to being finished! There's maybe a couple of uses left!
3️⃣ Urban Decay Matte Effect Powder - Look at their ridges!! Pan is soooooooo close!
4️⃣ Tarte 'Peck' - I finished the Benefit GoGo Tint this morning so it's time to swap this into the project.
5️⃣ Tarte ‘Cloud 9’ - There is enough for tomorrow but then this will be done! I didn't want to go overboard today and would rather start November off with a good start tomorrow hehe! Again, a progress shot would be pointless.
6️⃣ Benefit’s High Brow Glow - I’ve used 4mm this month.
7️⃣ ‘Midnight Cowboy Rides Again' by Urban Decay - I've only just started using this but I tried to show that there is a bit of a dip here already.
8️⃣ ‘Zero’ by Urban Decay - I’ve only used 2mm this month and I need to step up my game here!
9️⃣ Clinique Lip Gloss - I have been using this, but I taking a bit of a backseat whilst I'm working on some lipsticks until the end of the year.
🔟 Benefit’s ‘Lemon Aid’ - No need for a progress shot yet again, because it's almost done!
I forgot to post this when I posted about decluttering my Naked palette. Since 'Toasted' in the Naked palette was in my rolling project pan, I am replacing it with 'Midnight Cowboy Rides Again' from my new pan that palette - The Book of Shadows 3, also from Urban Decay.
I don't use this loose powder. It's a really silver highlight shade, but it's so difficult to control because it's loose. I've done a little experiment, and pressed some into an empty pan. Fingers crossed I can use it now. If not, then at least I tried to make it work!
I decided to have a good play around with my eyeshadows tonight. I've had all of my palettes out and I've really enjoyed myself!
Most of my eyeshadow palettes are under 18 months old, they all perform amazingly well and are a pleasure to use. There are 2 palettes that are the odd ones out. I'm ashamed to say that they are probably about 10 years old 😲. The first of these is my original Naked palette. I've been really working on hitting pan on this over the past 10 months, and I've successfully hit baby pan on 6 of the 12 shades! Having been using this alongside my newer palettes today, I've realised that it does not perform anywhere near as well as it used to. I'm not going to waste time trying to make it last any longer. I've given it lots of love over the past decade and it's time to move on and enjoy my new things! I have lots of palettes with similar colours in them that inspire me alot more than this does now. You can see some of those palettes in the picture - what's the point in keeping Naked around if I have these?! There are 4 shades that I have found a love of, and they still perform very well - Sin, Virgin, Naked and Buck. They are highlight and transition shades that suit my undertones perfectly. I'm going to hold on to them for now and I may replace these with new singles if I see any good deals.
The second super old palette is my Book of Shadows. I've been so afraid to use this over the years because the box is so pretty. But the shadows are so dusty compared to how they used to be, although they still perform amazingly well on the eyes. I'm starting to think that they won't last much longer, and I will be so annoyed if I let the shadows go to waste just because I've been too scared of ever getting to a point where the box needs throwing away! This will be my 'Pan that Palette' in 2019. I want to hit pan in half of the shades before it's too late! I'm going to start using it now because I'm decluttering Naked, but I will wait until my end of year review before setting any specific goals. Each week I will continue to use a palette of the week alongside it.
So for the last few weeks of 2018 I want to have a final push at moving some lip products out of my collection. I've decluttered quite a few today, but here are 10 lipsticks that I want to try and get some use out of. Some of them are things I've been holding onto, some are things I was indecisive about decluttering and some are products that I like, but just aren't CF. My aim is to make sure I use each one and make some progress. I am hoping to actually finish a couple by using them as lipbalms and just putting my balms to one side for a few weeks.
Here are the lipsticks, and how much is currently left-
💄Benefit 'Nude Scandal' - 1.2cm
💄Benefit 'Pink Thrills' - 1.4cm
💄Benefit 'Revved Up Red' - 1.5cm
💄Benefit 'Lusty Rose' - 1cm
💄Laqa & Co 'Daydream' - 1.8cm
💄Clinique Chubby Stick 'Pudgy Peony' - 2.2cm
💄Benefit 'My Treat' - 2cm
💄Benefit 'Sassy Frass' - 2.5cm
💄MAC 'Angel' - 1.5cm
💄MAC 'Pretty Please' - 2.2cm
Come New Year, I will look at these again and hopefully cut them down again. I don't want to take any more than 5 of these into 2019 with me.
Our reach should always exceed our grasp. Many of us "box" 📦 themselves into thinking, "IF I get this job; IF I get this guy or this girl; IF I get this house, or this car, THEN and ONLY THEN I could be happy!" Why limit your options to one scenario. Stay open to opportunities beyond your imagination. Seize the Day. Carpé Diem. ————————————————————-
Instead of thinking outside 📦 the box, GET RID OF THE DAMN BOX! Don't throw away 'good' fish 🐠 in the hope of a 'bigger' 🦈 fish. In life, there are NO guarantees. When the tide throws you a rope, GRAB IT. A bird 🐦in the hand 🖐🏼 is worth 10 in the tree 🌳. Life is NOT a dress rehearsal. THIS IS IT. Use it; don't lose it. —————————————————————
كان هناك صياد 🚣🏽♂️ سمك شاطر كتير. لكنه كان غريب الأطوار إذ كلما إصطاد سمكة كان يحتفظ بالسمك الصغير 🐠 و يرمي السمك الكبير في البحر. و عندما سُئِلَ عن السبب، قال: لأن السلة صغيرة ! لا تكن ضيق الأُفق محدود الخيال. الحياة ملأى بالفرص التي قد تكون أفضل مما رسمت لنفسك. لا ترفض هذه الوظيفة الجيدة أو هذا الإنسان الطيب على أمل أن يأتِ ما هو في بالك. لا تكن ضيق الأُفُق. إغتنم الفرصة و عسى أن تكره شيئاً ويجعل الله فيه خيراً كثيراً و لا تكن "رهينة" الأفق الضيق
Warming up to teach barre fusion this afternoon. I’m not as flexible as I used to be, but I work at it almost daily to stay limber, reduce joint pain, and just generally feel good while I move. Flexibility is key to injury prevention! #fitness#barre#flexibility#useitdontloseit
I had the pleasure of taking the Senior Aerobics session again, yesterday morning! Last week I told you about 85 year old Eric, this week you can watch him in action! Go Eric!! 🌟🙌🏾💪🏾
I've had older adults tell me they are "too old to exercise," which upsets me to hear because that isn't the case. It may not be push-ups but a little movement can go a long way to reversing the effects of sedentary lifestyle! 😃
Gilmore Girl Project Pan Finale. Not a lot happened since the last update, but I did wear the lipstick quite a few times. I am really happy with the overall progress. I’ll declutter the eyeshadows, they are not worth it. I’ve really grown to like the blush, the highlighter and the lipstick. I’d like to move them out of my collection though, since they are quite old...
Have you registered to vote yet? Many states close registration early next week; check the chart above for your state. Decisions are made by those who show up; be sure you are ready to exercise your right, privilege and responsibility to vote! Then make plans to either vote early or how you will vote on Election Day. #useitdontloseit#everyvotecounts#everyvoicematters
Another look with last months #onemonthonepalette . The Division palette seems to be mainly green, but I really liked this yellow pink look and even though it was colorful, I didn’t feel uncomfortable! ☺️ Stepping out of my comfort zone.