Friday, January 16, 2015

7 By Spring

   I have decided to join the "Finish 7 By Spring Challenge" that Kristen Kay did on her YouTube channel. Kristen is a wonderful beauty YouTuber who does hauls, reviews, favorites tutorials and much more and I've fallen in love with her channel over these past few months! Make you that you check out her channel and her 7 By Spring video...

Kristen's Channel-
Kristen's Video-

   I am also joining Kristen in the low buy, which I've actually been on anyway for several months. A low buy is just when you don't spend a lot of money on new products. It doesn't mean that I won't buy anything...just not as much as I would like to. With that being said, I will still be couponing for cosmetics. That means that when I can get something free/super cheap at the drugstore I will, CVS & Walgreens are my favorite. When you have a lot of products in your collection it's nice to shop your stash and use some of those up. But of course we also like to try new products that are released so this is how I balance that with saving money.

   Going through my beauty, hair & skincare collection to pick out my items was actually harder than I thought it would be. There were many products that I decided to use more in the coming months but I also knew I couldn't finish them by Spring, which is March 20th. So here's what I come up with!
*Sorry for the crazy pics, my lighting was bad and I was doing this part in a hurry. :-(

1). Dark Kiss Boy Spray- I've had this for a while now and I really do enjoy the scent. It's just not been what I gravitate towards recently because I have several new fragrances. But I need to finish this and it's about 1/2 full.

2). Vaseline Spray & Go Lotion- During the winter my legs and arms get really dry so I've been applying lotion 2-3 times a day. This is a brand new lotion so obviously full.

3). Nivea A Kiss Of Smoothness Lip Balm- These are my favorite drugstore lip balms! But I've received a few others lately so this one has been put to the side. It's 1/2 used so I'll be throwing this in my purse so I can get through the rest of it.

4). Buxom Mascara Deluxe Sample- I picked this mascara because I honestly don't ever reach for it. I feel like the wand just doesn't work for my eyes & lashes and I tend to make a mess with it. However, I'm going to try it again and hopefully use it up before it dries out.

5). It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer- This was in my Ipsy bag a couple months ago and I've honestly just been lazy with under eye concealer. I did a review of this product HERE so make sure to check it out.

6). Rimmel Stay Glossy Lip Gloss in #260 My Eternity- Totally forgot that I even had this lip gloss! I really like the color and it looks great topped over a nude or brownish color lipstick. It is completely full so I'm going to try to use as much as I can. Since I did pick 8 products instead of 7, this is kinda of my bonus item.

7). Physician's Formula Super CC+ Cream- This is about half full but I tend to wear it more in the summer months. Since my skin has been pretty clear and I haven't really needed any full coverage I'd like to go ahead and use this all up because I've had it for about a year.

8). BWC (Beauty Without Cruelty) Facial Cleanser- I received this in my December Ipsy bag and haven't even used it yet because I have a skin care routine that's perfect for me (posted HERE). As I said before though my skin isn't overly sensitive to new products so I need to give it a go. I'll commit to using it daily and then posting a review.

   March 20th is the end date for the Finish 7 By Spring Challenge. This is my first time participating in one of these so I'm really excited. I'd love for you to join along in this challenge by leaving a link to your blog post or just commenting below.

   Happy Friday and I hope that everyone has a fabulous weekend!


  1. I'm so glad you're doing this challenge with me! You picked some great products to use up. CVS and Walgreens are my favorite drugstores for finding great deals on cosmetics too. Keep in touch! (I'm still going strong on my low buy, hope all is well with you). ~Kristen Kay

    1. Thanks for reading my posts! Yes CVS is my absolute favorite since they give you Extra Buck rewards on different purchases. Since I'm on my low buy I have to scope out the cosmetic deals...hahaha!


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