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So I was so caught up into Project Clean Slate yesterday, I forgot to post a Make Up Monday so today is a face oil that I have been using consistently for about three weeks and I am really excited to tell you about it! It’s Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil for a 6oz bottle it runs around $32.00, and will last you a long time.
Now I use it a little differently than most I feel most do, I really wanted to try a cleansing oil and have seen them starting to come out through different brands, I got this with a point perk at Sephora. Before I use my Clarisonic I wet my face and use this, it will tear through any eye make up you have and is very gentle, after I cleanse with this I rinse and use my Clarisonic and then finish with my normal face routine. (Would you like to see a normal face routine post? )
This product has not broken me out at all and honestly I feel like my skin has been better since I have been using this product, I do use this all over my face but I wanted to use it mostly to get my eye make up off. Since I do not have any other products like it to compare it to I am going to give it a 4.5, because I’m not sure what to compare it to but I do really like it and I would buy the full size!
Cleaning out the closet means everything: clothes, bags, shoes, and accessories.
To start this project completely empty your closet, now you’re going to start some piles throw away/rags, donate, sell and keep.
- Throw away/rags is things with holes, stains, things that have changed colors (such as when black turns a mucky gray or white becomes not so white in not a good way). If you have t-shirts without graphics can be used around your house as dust rags.
- Donate is things that are in decent shape that can still be worn but not necessarily something you would wear again or if you don’t want to put your time into selling.
- Sell is something in excellent shape that by my rule of thumb cost a good amount of money and I would like to get some of that back. You do not have to have this pile if you do not want it.
- Keep is obviously what you will be putting back into your closet.
Now a good rule of thumb I have found when deciding to keep, donate, or sell is asking myself:
“do I like this item?” if the answer is no it automatically goes into the donate or sell pile
If the answer is “yes”, I go through the questions “have I worn it in the past year” “can I make 5 outfits out of it/with it” “Does it fit properly” these questions normally help me decide what pile they go in.
Do you have any tips to cleaning out your closet?
I will hopefully be posting before and after photos of my beauty drawers and closet by Tuesday!
Project Clean Slate… what is that you may be asking, well I am going to tell you! I have recently realized how many things I own not to be arrogant but I own too much stuff, things I neglect because I hide away and hoard it. My main problem areas: make up/beauty, clothes and candles. I decided to I am going to go through my house room by room, drawer by drawer and get rid of the things (that I don’t need, use, or that have expired) or use them up. I have been doing this for about a week – two weeks and so far I feel great about it. I cleaned out my kitchen “cleaning” cabinet, and changed all my supplies to organic. I am now working on my bathroom, so far I have two large bags full of body sprays and lotions that I am getting rid of there are important things to know with beauty supplies. They EXPIRE, yes all of them do, a lot of people don’t know so I am going to give you some rules of thumb to follow if you decide to jump on this Project Clean Slate with me!
When to toss it:
If any product has changed color, consistency, smell or has began to separate you should just toss it.
Nail Polish: If it begins to change colors and consistency has become hard/lumpy/stringy.
Eyeliner/Mascara: Three to five months once opened the product will normally harden around this time but even if it hasn’t toss it! If you don’t replace these products every 3-5 months your chances heighten to get an infection in your eyes.
Face Powder/Blush/Bronzers: 1+ year If you sanitize them, and they do not change color/smell until you use them up.
Foundation: Around a year
Lipstick: 2+ years
Perfume: Once the scent has changed
Will you be joining me in Project Clean Slate?
I will be using the #projectcleanslate and #aclotheslook as always on instagram, please use them so I can see what you are all up to!
Today is going to be a review of a nail polish. Mostly for the color, I have been looking for a neon yellow for ages now and I thought I found the perfect one. ORly nail polish in the color glowstick.
It just looks so perfect in the bottle, but once on the nails I was disappointed. This retails for around $7.00 on or at a Sallys Beauty Supply. I knew with it being a neon color I wasn’t going to be able to swipe on one coat, a top coat and go however I was at 5 coats when I just gave up and said “good enough”. It became patchy and harder to apply with each coat. The color was nice if you want to use this I HIGHLY suggest paint your nails with a base coat color such as a white or a lighter yellow with good color payoff before using this. I do like other ORly nail polish I have tried this is just a review strictly on the color Glowstick.
Do you have any neon yellow nail polishes you love?
I give this a 2 out of 5.
This review is going to be on a lip product I received for cashing in some beauty points at Sephora. I rarely cash in my points but one day they had a Josie Maran kit as one of the choices and I really wanted to try some products by this line. So they deducted 500 points from my card and gave me a kit with some beauty wipes, a cleansing oil, a moisturizing oil and a lip treatment all great size products and the lip treatment was a full size! So, this lip treatment runs for $18.00
This little pot is 6.8 grams or .24 oz. I use this directly after exfoliating my lips to give my lips a hydrated feel. The website description says it has a “natural green apple flavor”, I do disagree with this I find it to have no smell or flavor. This product makes my lips feel very nice and also I find helps lip products go on very smoothly.
I would give this product a 3 out of 5, and I probably would not purchase with my own money.
Why not? This is such a great product but the price tag is a bit steep for me to use as just a lip balm. I am also not a huge fan of using my finger to apply the product, I prefer tubes rather than tubs. If you have some spare cash and want to try a new, higher end product to make your lips subtle and smooth this is it!
When you are using mascara do not “pump” the bottle for it. It lets air into the bottle which also puts bacteria into the bottle. It makes it dry out faster as well!
To recreate this look:
Step 1: Foxy from Urban Decay from lid to eyebrow
Step 2: Tease from Urban Decay in the crease
Step 3: Mythology from MAC in the crease, covering Tease, and sweep on the outer half of the lid
Step 4: Sable from MAC in the outer third of the crease and lid making a V shape
Step 5: Verve from Urban Decay on the inner half of lid, under eyebrow and inner corner/tearduct
Step 6: Black eyeliner and mascara