Project10Pan:. BBW Empties

Hi Y’all,
I am using up these candles and hand soaps. I most likely will still have some holliday candles but I have also but some spring and summer candles. Of course all the ones I bought were with a coupon. Anyways , here are the items I have used.
1. Cinnamon Caramel Swirl – Great Candle . I would repurchase. Its a mix between cinnamon , caramel and vanilla. It very smells like cinnamon and caramel.
2. Black Tie Candle – Its ok. I don’t know if I am going to repurchase during the semi annual sale in January. Its a mix of Tonka bean , sandalwood and green sage. The mix to me smelsl very manly.
3.Holiday Candle. Repurchase. Love the smell of cinnamon . Very strong throw. Like an atomic fire ball candy. The mix is cinnamon, clove and bergamot . I really only smell the cinnamon.
4. Hawaiian Hibiscus – Soft candle and very spa like. Will repurchase. The mix is hibiscus, coconut and jasmine. All scents I like.
5.Champagne Toast – I like this candle better than any other candle. Definitely repurchase. It is a mix of Champagne, nectarine and black currant.
6. Mixed Berry Tart . I didn’t like this hand soap. Wont repurchase.
Check out the photos below. Its a mixed of red berry tart, orange zest and powder sugar. Don’t know how they do it but ok.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

Posted in project10pan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Project Tryout: New skincare

Hi y’all,
I am here in the middle of week to announce that I am opening up my Ole henriksen set. My cera be which I was using in conjunction with my samples dropped in the water that my skin had backed up. The water was so filthy I believe its contaminated beyond words. You can’t clean that, besides it was not capped. The products included by their full name are :
1. African Red Tea foaming cleanser
2. Truth Serum collagen booster( serum daytime)
3. Sheer Transformation (hydrator)
4. Invigorating Night Treatment (serum for night)
5.Pure Truth youth activating oil. (Daytime /nighttime serum booster)
Anytime the clean truth cleansing cloth
The routine you would do and the way the products are placed in the set are different. The hydrator and the resurfacing serum are in the wrong order.
So , the way I used the products are :
African red tea foaming cleanser
Invigorating night treatment and or without the pure truth youth activating booster (the box says you can use it with or with the truth serum)
Sheer transformation
Daytime routine :
The cleanser
The brightener and the activating oil together.
The sheer transformation which is the hydrator
Check out the photos below and there will soon be a review about how I feel about it.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Project10Pan:samples

Hi y’all,

You know you are a makeup or sample hoarder when you cant not get rid of those samples that you have accumulated no matter what. You try to get rid of the samples but you are still holding on like you are really going to use it. I am still holding on to edge cream, why ? I have my fuzzies and keep moving on.
Anyways , lets move on to the sample empties.

  • Boscia Enlivening Amino AG Eye Treatment. The names of these products just keep getting longer and longer. I loved this eye cream. It was a step thinner than the Fresh brand eye cream and a whole lot thinner than Kiehls eye cream. I would say this is perfect for daytime and the summer. Would I purchase, yes. Right now, no.
  • Michael Todd Cleanse and Tone. I am not a fan of the smell of Michael Todd product and this product in terms of suds and how it spread in my hands was not my favorite. I would not repurchase.
  • Michael Todd Hydration Boost. This Michael Todd smell, not a fan of but this serum was nice. I felt like my skin was very hydrated. Not dried. This is awesome if your cleanser was drying or the toner stripped a bit too much off.
  • Cera Ve Eye Repair cream. Another awesome eye cream. Comfortable. Made my under eye area not feel irritated. On the packaging , it does say all these glorious  things, I can not attest to that. I can attest to my eyes feeling better though.
  • L’Occitane Precious Cream. I usually give LOcctiane products a bad rap because they smell like an apothecary that is in love with lavender. This one smell quite nice. I would regularly place this on at night. I felt like it was creamy, thick and smell nice. Would I repurchase it. I dont know , I have a lot of creams to get through.
  • Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. Delicious. You guys know I love Caudalie.
  • Rescue Omega 3 Serum. If I called this stinky I would. It was the hardest thing to reapply to my face. It smelled like something between a pine tree and a plant mixture, just smelly. I am not going to purchase this.
  • Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate. Even though the packaging looked bigger , a quarter of the packaging was just the packaging. The product smell good,very perfumey scent but does not irritate the skin. I would like to try more of it so I can see how my skin truly reacts to this serum.
  • GlamGlow  Brightmud Eye Treatment. This is definitely for the person who loves spa treatments at home. The packaging says use it on around the entire orbital eye or just underneath the undereye for three minutes. Close eye and wipe off with a soft dry tissue. It claims it helps dark circles, brightening , tired eyes , hydrating, and plumping. What I can say is , its hydrating. I would stick to my eye gels. I am not purchasing.
    Check out the photos below.
    Catch ya later,
    1reddiva83
Posted in Project 10 pan, project tryout, project10pan, Tryouts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Project 10 Pan: Full Size Empties

Hi Ya’ll,
You would think by reading this blog that I live on travel size beauty products. I am either going through samples, turning out samples, getting samples. I have been working ignoring  the Summerstash bag by Sephora. This time I have gotten through some full size products. Hammertime! I did add some BBW empties to my makeup empties. Check it out.
1.Clinique Toner . This is the clarifying lotion number one which is for dry to very dry skin. I really used and enjoyed this in the winter time. Compared to the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, there was not any burn. My eyes didn’t feel steamy, my skin didn’t feel irritated. Now , this is not rose water by any means there is a tingle. I have repurchased this.
wpid-wp-1433269479067.jpeg
2.Embroyolise moisturizer. This is a creamy , delicious and if you have dry skin, its wonderful. Now, I never tried this as a makeup remover. I will say that if you do have some oily areas, this will make your face seem a bit sweaty. Would I wear this in the summer, no. I skin changes a bit and I am usually a ball of sweat, when I come home , I would wash my face.
wpid-20150628_084005.jpg
3.Sephora triple cleansing water. This is the cleanser that have in the store to remove the tester makeup. The smell is ok, the taste when you take your lipstick off was meh. I have another remover so I can not say for certain that I would repurchase. I will say that it does take of my makeup, you can use it in conjunction with a cleanser or micellar water.
wpid-wp-1439601698425.jpeg
4.Cinema Secrets Brush Cleanser.  This cleanser lasted about two years. I wished I bought  the tin container that was sold separately. I feel like I ruined my own Tupperware. Would I repurchase, maybe. I think I like the Bar Soap from Beautyblender.
wpid-20150814_185539.jpg
5. BBW Citrus Orchid Chill. It is very hard for me to like a non vanilla item non food smell from the very beginning. This scent really came off as potpourri like all the other ones that glower based. I grew to like it but would not repurchase it.
wpid-wp-1439601658012.jpeg
6.BBW Warm Vanilla Sugar. I wanted to get rid of this because I really didn’t want this to go bad. The Ultra Shea Body Cream have a propensity to breakdown faster than the regular body lotion that comes in the clear package which I don’t understand because this packaging would make it less vulnerable to light since its darker. I love the creaminess of the formula and it feels so good at night as well as the smell, my boyfriend thinks I smell like cake. The true test is you wake up itchy in the middle of the night. I don’t, however, I feel like I’m a bit ashy the next morning.

wpid-20150824_101040.jpg
7. Cotton Ovals Dual Side from Target . I loved these because the embossed side is not as rough as past circle rounds I bought. No scratches here.
wpid-wp-1439601635538.jpeg
8.Up and Up cotton balls. I used these for nail polish removal. There is nothing better than having these to remove nail polish. Toilet paper does not cut it.
wpid-wp-1439602408753.jpeg
9.BBW Cherry Almond Shortbread. I think it had a sweet smell but nothing I would go back out and get. The smell on your hands does not translate well.
wpid-wp-1439602750235.jpeg
10. BBW Wasabi Apple . I love this smell and bought two of the large ones. I really like the apple smell but I am upset its not spicy . Its more warm like Cayenne Caramel.
wpid-wp-1439602395870.jpeg
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

Posted in Project 10 pan | 6 Comments

Project Tryout: Borghese Fango Mud Musk

Hi y’all,
I’m here with a show and tell my Borghese Fango Active Mud Musk for Delicate Dry Skin (isn’t that a long name) that looks like it comes in a Keurig K cup. I used it after washing my face with my go to Cerave cleanser.I then scooped out the mud mask and I believe there is more than a one time use for this product. You could probably get 3 uses out of this sample if you are placing the product on your face, neck and chest;more if you are just using it on your face.
The Borghese website states that the masks is “A purifying treatment formulated to gently cleanse and detoxify, yet leaves the most fragile and sensitive skin feeling enriched and refreshed. Aloe Vera, Oat Protein and Mango Butter, help to calm skin and deliver a surge of hydration. Olive Fruit and Chamomile Extracts soothe and alleviate dryness, helping to restore soft, supple cushion and comfort.”
The mask went on very cooling and when it dried down it felt like calamine lotion. After 10 minutes have letting it sit on my face I used a warm washcloth to remove the mud mask. My skin felt very soft afterwards and I didn’t have any problems with irritation. I don’t know if I would buy the mask in this type of container but I believe the full size jar is in a glass container that has a clamp lid or is available in a tube.
Check out the photos below.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

ProjectTryout:Over the weekend

Hi Y’all,
I decided to try a new nail salon-Scrub Nail Boutique. I think this is going to be my go to. I really love the interior, the tech Jasmine and the feel of the spa. Very private and I felt like it was quite upscale; a different pace from the usual nail spas you might go to. Anyway, while I was upscale with my toes I was very low budget with my lunch. I have been hooked on these flavored wings and hanging with my mom. I have to let her know that she is going to be getting a lot of packages at the house.
So Sunday,after getting up and having breakfast I cracked opened one of the Borghese mask, you know the one that looks like a Keurig coffee container. I really want to try it. Because it says delicate dry skin , I’m applying it all over my face ,my neck ,all the way to my decolletage. You should see a post very soon on this mask.
Check out the photos below.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

 

Posted in project tryout, Tryouts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Project Tryout: BirchBox and Ipsy Glam Bag

Hi Yall,

Check out what I received from my two current glambags.

So in my Birchbox I received:
Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer
Curly Hair Solutions Silk Leave in Conditioner
LAQA Charm School Kit
R+Co Dry  Shampoo
Supergoop Advanced Anti Aging Eye Cream
The Ipsy Bag had:
Skinn Cosmetics Eyeliner in Navy Seal
Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Oil Treatment
Skone Cosmetics Luxe Doubler Eye/Lip Pencil in Wine
Marsk Pro Line Eyeshadow Brush
Hikari Lipgloss in Salsa
Check out the photos below.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

Posted in project tryout, Tryouts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Project Tryout: Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Mask

Hi Yall,
Last time we did the Cuppa Cuppa Mask by Royal Apothic which I used as a mask by itself, well not really, I multi tasked with the Boscia Mask. This time, I am using the Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem cell mask as a part of a larger stacking system, to kind of heal the skin after using an exfoliant.
I normally don’t place my skincare in the refrigerator but I did want a cooling effect after washing and exflotiating my face.
The directions says to apply on a clean face and keep on for ten minutes and remove with cool water. You can use this 2-3 times a week. The rose mask is a light pink in the jar but in on the face and neck, its clear. The mask then dries down into the skin. When you wash it off with cool water it feels so thick coming off like a mud mask. I really enjoyed the mask. I felt like my skin felt hydrated and my cheeks did not feel sensitive.
Check out the photos below.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

Posted in project tryout | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Project Tryout:Over the Weekend

Hi Yall,
I had done a post of what’s happening but I uploaded it late, click here, it shows a bit of an update of my growing empties box, product graveyard and a new sample eye cream.
So this time I tried on a rose mask in which I really talk about in an upcoming post and a L’Occtitane Precious Cream that I just opened this weekend. I also tried out a Becca foundation in the shade Amber which to me looks good in the bright sunlight but when I step back it is a white shadow. You can see the foundation difference on my hand. I even tried out the Urban Decay new lipstick in Bittersweet.
I also brought out a new candle and I am down to 1 and half bags full of candles. Do you know how far I have come. Like I was shamed and hiding the bags from my boyfriend C. It smells like spa, or a hotel that is centered in the tropics. I usually don’t like flowers but I wish I bought more than trying to out three different candles.
Check out the photos below and while you are checking out the photos, let me know if you tried anything new this weekend.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Project Tryout: What’s Happening

Baby,
You have to say baby with an infliction on the e at the end. I had a good week. I have a box of slowly growing empties and I am starting a box for my product graveyard since looking through my drawers. My mom gave me back her Christmas gift because after many attempts from trying to test out product and my attempts in showing her how to test them each separately, she just could not work with different products. The only thing she like was the Caudalie hand cream which I am buying my mom as a gift to her for losing out on her gift as well as some other items (I think I may do a hand cream special where we try some high end hand creams). So don’t judge me to harshly. Not only that but I have been working on a lipstick as a personal goal for myself and I even started a new eye cream sample from Boscia.
Check out the photos below.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

Posted in project tryout | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment