Monday, July 27, 2015

Empties: Trying to clear my empties box!

"What's this? What's this? There's magic in the air! What's this? What's this?"

It's me doing a post that isn't a Digit-al Dozen post! Whaaat?! Shut the front door!

I'll give you a second to pick your jaw up off the floor. 

(*cue jeopardy music*)

Are you with me? Good. I don't know what's gotten into me (probably the medications I'm on! Bah! I'm so funny!) but I got the itch to write up a post! (Erm, not medication for itching, my other meds, my happy meds).

I have this box, ok I lied, I have these boxes full of trash empties. You know that show, Hoarders? Yeah, well, I am starting to feel a bit like that because of these boxes filled with well, trash. So I thought I would show you what I have used up in the past five months (crap, I've held onto that stuff since then!? I think I have issues, besides the ones I already knew I had!).

Let's begin shall we?

Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Harder: Meh. I wish I liked this better, but I don't. It holds great for the first five minutes for me. And the hold is crunchy. No thank you. But I am currently trying to use up another can. But it's been difficult because the nozzle keeps clogging and squirting all over. >_< After I finish the current one I am not repurchasing.
Chi Infra Texture: texture? Yeah, it "dirties" my hair up a bit (smells good too). It says it's a dual action hairspray.......there is no hairspray to this unless you count the face that you spray it on your hair. No hold at all for me. But I do like to use it to "dirty" up my hair so it doesn't look horrid. :) Have repurchased, using, and probably will again. Shhhh, don't let my job know I bought it at Marshalls! ;)
LivingProof Control Hairspray: firm holding? Check! This is pretty good stuff. Only bad thing is is that it is pricey and I went through it pretty darn fast. I'd love to purchase again.....we shall see.

Big Sexy Hair Powder Play: An oldie but a goodie. Love this stuff (when I remember to use it!). Really "dirties" up the hair and give it texture and volume! I've tried a bunch of other brands and I think they all work the same-ish. I have about three more of these to go through (they were in a kit that was clearanced) so I'll be using them for a while!
Redken Body Full: or as I like to say "Booti-full" and bug everyone at work (there are a few brands that I purposely mess up their pronunciation at work to mess with my co-workers). It does what it says. It is highly recommended in our salon to add volume to fine hair. Took me a long time to go through it. Not sure I would repurchase because I have a ton of other stuff to still try. So I'm on the fence.
Redken Shape Factor 22: I've reviewed this two other times in my empties' posts. Still works just as well and takes a while to go through as you only need a little bit! Repurchase? Yes, down the road after I finish all my other stuff.

Redken Workforce 09: Nope, nope, nope. I didn't like this product. Too sticky wet and then crunchy when it dried. It has taken me forever to go through this tiny travel size. No to repurchasing.
Kenra Volume Spray 25: Ok, so let me tell you, this is one of the most bought hairsprays that we carry in my store. So I thought I'd give it a try. The 25 means that it'll hold you hair in up to 25 miles per hour wind. That part is true because it is a helmet! This made me so sad (not too sad as I bought a big bottle of it >_<). Repurchase? Nope, but I will finish up the big one.

Macadamia Flawless Cleansing Conditioner: Ok, can I just say that I absolutely love the packaging for this brand. The colors and designs are so pretty! And guess what? I love the product too! So much so that I bought a ton because they went clearance (new packaging) at work. It's a cleansing conditioner, so no foam/lather, just goodness for my hair. Yep, it works are fine hair without weighing it down. Repurchase? Um, heck yes!
Dove Dry Spray: So this is my first spray deodorant. And well? It's really nice and stops any body odor (but I'm not super stinky) but it still leaves some white residue on my black shirts (which is what I am trying to avoid as I only wear black at work) (#ultaproblems). But I did repurchase this because I feel the way it leaves way it my skin feeling is amazing! Repurchase? Already did! :)

Neutrogena Makeup Remover wipes: I don't use these on my face. I use these to wipe off the daily junk off my makeup brushes and to clean up eye shadow fallout. Repurchase? Yep. 
Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2-in-1: I came across this product as I was helping a customer and saw that it helps to fight and fade acne. The fading part is what really got me. I've noticed a difference adding this to my skincare lineup. Repurchase? Already did!


Whish Shave Cream: This is the bomb dot com! I got this one from my Birchbox and loved it! You only need a little bit and it makes shaving a wonderful experience! Your skin is so soft and you get such a close shave! Repurchase? Already did, in full size!
C.Booth Honey Almond Firming Body Lotion: I really like this lotion. Do I notice any firming happening? No, not really. But I do noticed hydration and a wonderful smell all day long. And this bottle lasts a long time! Repurchase? Yep!

Chap Stick Vanilla Mint: I know I have reviewed this before. This is my favorite chap stick ever! Thought it was being discontinued so I bought up a ton (and I really do mean a ton!). I am one of those rare ones that actually finish a chap stick! Repurchase? No need to, I have a ton! :)
Fresh Sugar: Ugh, why Sephora do you give out awesome birthday gifts just to have me love it and then find out it's expensive (for a lip balm). I loved this so much. Used it all up. My lips felt so hydrated. But it's expensive for a balm. So I have yet to buy another. Repurchase? When I can warrant spending that much on a lip balm. >_<

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: This little deluxe sample size lasted me like a few months! I love this mascara, (up there in my top three!). The smaller size is actually nicer because it doesn't dry out as quickly. Repurchase? Already did!
Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner: Do I really need to tell you that I love this? Or that I have many more and the color ones? This is my favorite liner ever! I know that there are some haters of this product out there, but I say: give it a chance! It's amazing! The only one I can create a cat-eye with! Repurchase: Heck yes!
Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation: This is my go to foundation. It's lightweight, blendable, and buildable! It's fabulous for dry skin as it is hydrating as well. Repurchase? Yep, already working on one! :)
Ulta Twisted Volume Mascara: So this mascara wand can twist to allow for different volume desires. I tried this as part of my gratis for getting hired at Ulta. It's originally $10. I was a bit leery as I am very particular about my mascara. Guess what? I loved it! No flaking, no itching, stays on, but easy to remove with remover. Repurchase? Not yet, still making my way through all the others that I have, but yes, I can see me buying this again.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant: Ok, this stuff is amazing! If you haven't tried it, you need to! You can get this size in a little kit (and it comes with a moisturizer) for like $18. The normal size for this is like $54. And this small size will last you for months! Months I tell you! Your skin feels so amazingly soft after using this. It uses rice bran powder to exfoliate. You pour some powder on your hand add some water to create a paste and gently massage onto face. You can leave it on as a mask or rinse right away. Safe enough for daily use! This is one of the things that really helped my skin! Repurchase? Already did! :)
Dermalogica Precleanse: Ok, so you know the whole oil cleansing thing? Well Precleanse is amazing for it! You apply it to dry skin and it breaks down you makeup and face grime and really deep cleans. Rinse and then do a second wash of a normal cleanser. Double washing using Precleanse did wonders for my face! Repurchase? Yes I did, in the full size bottle that has a pump!
Philosophy Back to Nurture: Ok, so if you have severely dry skin, think dehydrated, then this stuff is for you! It's a bit pricey ($60) so only use the amount recommended (I'm horrible at that, I always want to slather my products on!). Let me tell you, this is the best moisturizer I have ever used. It is so creamy and rich and glorious! My skin sucks up the moisture and feels so much better! Repurchase? Yes, as long as I am still working at Ulta (since it's a bit pricey without discount).

Phew! So there's that box of empties. I know I have more to show you. What do you all think about these types of posts? Have you tried any of these products? Want to know more about any of these products? Let me know in the comments below!

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Neon: Labels Make Handling Chemicals Safe

Final day for The Digit-al Dozen Does Neon and I finish with a little safety precaution for neon (while not actually using any neon colors!)

Next time you need to transport or handle neon just look for this label. :)

I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls for thumb and little finger. I used Sally Hansen Blue Me Away, Zoya Sooki, and OPI Candlelight (not sure as it's a mini with no name). For all the writing I used acrylic paints.

I hoped you enjoyed my neon week because I had a lot of fun going against what everyone else had planned. :)

Don't forget to check out the other ladies and their final neon manis!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Neon: A Noble Gas

Day 4 of Neon week in which I don't use any neon polishes....ever! :)

Neon is considered a noble gas. That means that it is a stable gas on it's own, a stable single atom molecule at standard temperature and pressure. -source

It is a monatomic gas, a single gas not bounded to another.

So with the previous two pictures I hope you can see where I got my inspiration. I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Barry M Cardamom and Barry M Olive to create the atoms. I stamped using Barry M Foil Effects Gold and MoYou Tourist 01 to create the noble aspect. I used Essie Matte About You to finish it off.

Don't forget to check out the other ladies and their neon manis!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Neon: Neon(1+), carbonyl-

Day 3 of The Digit-al Dozen Does Neon week (and my personal neon week where I don't use a single neon polish). Today I give you: Neon(1+), carbonyl-


So I bet my chemistry owlets out there know what this is. I actually searched and searched and only came up with Neon(1+), carbonyl- And I have no idea what it is, but thought it would make some cool nail art (all in the name of science nail art). Is is oxidized neon? But I don't think neon can be oxidized. I've only had a tiny bit of chemistry, so what do I know? Hahahahaha!

Nonetheless, I created it and was happy. :) Hopefully one of you can answer my question! I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and acrylic paint. Also topped it off with Essie Matte About You.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Neon: The Electron Dot Diagram of Neon

Day 2 of The Digit-al Dozen Does Neon; and my personal neon week without actually using a neon (color). Today I give you the Electron Dot Diagram of Neon. 

Ok, so I didn't do really well in chemistry so I am not too sure why it can be drawn like this but I figured it'd make great nail art! :) And what's wrong with that? Right? Anything for nail art! 

For this I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and acrylic paint for the rest of it. Do you like my first real attempt at 3D? Hahahahaha! I tried. But I kind of dig this pattern and even see a little face in it.

Don't forget to check out the other ladies and their neon manis!

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Neon: The Neon Symbol

Hello Owlets! I'm sorry that I haven't been around. I took a break to try and get my groove back.

That time off really helped me to focus on myself and what I want to accomplish with my blog. So the break helped me get my groove back!

And I mean really helped. This week for The Digit-al Dozen we are doing neon. Neon! When this was decided upon I had let it slip that I didn't own any neons in my polish collection. 

I'll pause here for the collective gasp that also happened in the group. 

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I get it, I'm weird. I just don't like neons. *Le gasp*

And now a whole week dedicated to neon. I shake my fist at those who chose it. I thought, well I could go buy some (I actually looked and I found one, ONE, neon hidden away in my collection) but I didn't want to buy them when I wouldn't use them again (wait, since when has that stopped any of us?).  :)

Well, that break helped me to get my thinking-out-of-the-box cap back on. So I present to you a week of neon without actually using any neon!  Boom baby!

Here is the symbol for Neon on the periodic table; granted I don't have all the info associated with the symbol, but come on, cut me some slack, my nails are only so big! ;)

I used Milani White on the Spot and black acrylic paint. Please excuse the bits of dryness. My skin is hating me at the moment.

It's a bit messy, but isn't chemistry messy? No? Oh well, I'm thinking beakers bubbling and pipettes and Bunsen burners......and I ran out of chemistry lingo. :) I took it in high school and bleh I hated it, for the most part. I remember we could have the periodic table with us for our tests and any notes that we wrote on there. My sheet was covered in microscopic writing in different colors that consisted of pretty much my entire class notes. :)

Don't forget to check out the other ladies and their neon manis!