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Yet more items

Mitchum deodorant- standard repurchase

Pantene ice shine shampoo- hate this it made my hair feel coated

Christopher Robin prickly pear conditioning mask- this was so lovely. It was in my look fantastic box but was £50 to repurchase and I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that money.

Thai body scrub- ewwww. Smelled so fake and wasn’t that scrubby. I ended up binning this.

L’occitane huile d’almonde. Oh my lord I love this stuff and got it on a great strawberrynet deal. It’s so expensive for shower gel but luckily a friend bought me another one so I am not too devastated! I will be when the next is gone though.

Balance me revitalizing hand and body wash. I really liked this and would use it again. It made a nice change from dr bronners.

What have you finished lately?

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P50P2015-update 2

Update number two and I have been panning away. I have managed not to buy anything, except a couple of beauty boxes. I have ordered the bellabox as I really want the feb edition, but will then be cancelling and I will be trialling the look fantastic beauty box… This I think if I love I may sign up for the year with.

So here are my latest pans…

4. Avene eat thermal- this I am not sure what it is really for. I used it to cool he baby o. A few stinking hot days we had in perth. It worked well for that but I wouldn’t repurchase for this,

5. The sanctuary body hot sugar scrub- this warms on your skin. Honestly I don’t love it, it felt clay like and hot and wasn’t scrubby enough for me, I am a salt scrub kind of girl I think.

6. Derma skin skin wash- oh my god this went on for ever. I think it was about a 1l bottle. It was cheap and gentle on the skin but I like a good scent. I think I prefer dr bronners.

7. Violate scalp therapy normalising shampoo. This was bought in pregnancy when my hormones made my hair go funny. It did the job and I used it as a occasional shampoo to clean out build up, but I wouldn’t re buy.

8.mitchum deodorant- not good for you I know but it keeps you so dry and fresh. Already on my next!

9. Indeed labs- hydralauron. I like this a lot, my skin is dry, but I don’t quite get it… I don’t think it made a big difference to me. I won’t get this again for a while!

Sinner sinner

I try to live my life well but I sin and depending on the sin I don’t repent or regret.. I LOVE SINNING. Let me break down the sins of the last few days.

GREED

Confession 1. Yes I have stuck to my weight watchers points but over the last few weeks of fun and frolics there has been more cake, coffee and wine than I would care to admit. As one who has a dodgy tummy at the best of times I can feel I am at my tipping point and need to reign it in. I have been diagnosed as FOMAPS intolerant ( I will do a post on this later if needed) but I would like to get back to that ( essentially cut the gluten, lactose, sweetener, limit fructose and cut the coffee). I would also like to complete a 2 week liver detox as shown to me by the naturopath. I completed one week a few months ago with massive benefits.

Penance 1: 3 hail Tiffany’s plus a 2 week detox!

SLOTH

Confession 2: Oh this last week has been slothful. What with the friend staying, an overnight trip to Darwin, a hectic weekend and plenty more excuses exercise has taken a back burner. Lets get back to it.

Penance: 2 hail Tiffany’s and a week of exercise ( Tuesday night yoga and dog walk, Wednesday morning dog walk and body balance, thursday morning dog walk, friday evening gym work out, saturday morning body balance and dog walk and sunday long cycle- PHEW)

VANITY

Confession 3. Yep I caved just 2 weeks into project pan 50 and my vanity got the better of me. I caved and ordered the skinstitut glycolic cleanser. I just keep getting hormonal spots and whilst I have tried to use what I have ( pH isonex) it just doesn’t work for me. So I am panning that and reinstating this which I know works like a charm for me.

Penance 3: None I stand by this as product I know works and essential. Yes I am a little vain I hate spots but what can you do.

LUST

Confession 4. After spending so much time with friends and family lately I am feeling lusty. Not lusty in a saucy way but I am lusting to have some chilled time cuddled up on the couch with my lovely man chilling out with the dog at our feet!

Penance 4: 1 Hail Tiffany as it stems from love and some time out!

COVET

Confession 5. I covet so much and have been thinking about it more and more whilst I am not spending. I have a few lust lists right now which I will summarise below.

Project Pan 50 Lust list ( for when my products are used)

  • Mario Badescu skincare- silver powder and toner
  • Everyday minerals I received my order from them yesterday and will post a full review but lets just say it is LOVE. Good pricing, nice application, lovely colours… I am a mineral covert!
  • New mascara- I will be wanting a new one… any suggestions.

weight-loss Lust List ( there are a few trends I would like to try but wont necessarily suit until I am slimmer, also I am trying to limit spending until I reach goal weight and then I want a splurge. I will keep updating this list and then know what I want when the day comes).

  • Over the knee flat  boots

Pacifica Black from Tony Bianco

Right now I think that is it for the list, no doubt it will have grown by target weight.

30th Bday Lust List ( yeah there are a few items I may gift myself for my 30th if I have free money)

  • Tiffany Elsa Peretti diamonds in the yard necklace ( I LOVE THIS SO SO MUCH)

  • Some lovely shoes either Jimmy Choo or Louboutins. I may well treat myself to a nude pair to wear for my wedding like this or this

The Louboutin soso

The Pigalle

For my 30th I think I would like the Pigalle in black!

For now my fellow sinners that is all. I am off to hail at the altar of Tiffany ( I make it 6 hail Tiffany’s I owe) and so here they are.

Hail 1

Hail 2

Hail 3

Hail 4, 5 and 6

Enjoy

Holly

Weekend of fun… parcels and winning things

Well this week has been pretty eventful and I still have another day of the weekend to go. The week has flown by my friend left on Tuesday night and then Wednesday I was back in work before a quick overnight trip to Darwin and a saturday of cleaning the house, shopping, dying my hair and supervising a nieces birthday party.. Phew I am exhausted. Needless to say extra food ( and pro points) have been consumed and a bit of alcohol with that. I am really hoping that as I have not exceeded my 49 fun points per week and kept within my limit that I will still have a loss and that it is larger than last week. Fingers crossed last weeks slow loss was due to water weight due to the totm.. We will know come Wednesday.

I have been doing pretty well with saving money and not buying too much. I did do a larger grocery shop this week to stock up on cupboard items but for the next month I will be trying to only top up the fresh produce and eat through the cupboard and freezer. Creative recipes ahoy! I am also trying to eat out less and from home more to save both pro points and money.

Hair colour, I was blond very blond possibly too blond and whilst it looked good straight after the hairdressers and freshly washed on other days it looked a bit like Britney ( on a bad day) and so I, with the help of clairol nice and easy ash brown, have joined the dark side. For those of you with absolutely no red in your hair I find this ash range to be the best and ,most wearable options. I can wear most colours from ash blond to ash brown without a prob ( but maybe a little extra bronzer).

I have also been receiving a few items in the post which I ordered a while ago with money which had built up in my pay pal account from selling items, these have included:

Artisana coconut butter sachets

Artisana raw cacao bliss

Both of these items were ordered from Iherb.com which is a great source for health items and unusual ingredients with relatively cheap shipping. As it is an american store it is often cheaper than buying items in australia even with shipping costs. As a gift for any of you reading this that fancy a shop if you use the code PEH829 and get a free $5 off your first order.. enjoy.

I also got a stippling brush from sigma which I have only used twice with a liquid foundation as I currently favour mineral powder makeup but I think the brush gives a flawless finish which is quite glowy.. perhaps a good one for evening makeup.

Another package arrived from England with a whole series of exciting goodies; a book, some cards and letters and 2 skull scarfs ( love love love skulls at the mo) plus an exciting art project to help with.

Look at the colour of the blue and orange and the small skull beads on the other.. Lushness in a scarf.

Other items received have included an ebay bargain.

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I have wanted a plain trench for a while as they are wardrobe classics I wanted a good one. This witchery number was just $30 with $10 for delivery and arrived with its labels (RRP $299) still on BARGAIN.

Also some new nail polish

 I have been seeing a bit of grey around the blog world often as part of the OPI pirates of the Caribbean set. This was a cheaper China Glaze option in pelican grey. I didn’t want an expensive one incase it made me look like a dead person but I also hate cheapo nail polish which chips quickly incase I love it.. super happy with this number. I also have seen a lot of matt nails lately and rather than re buy all my colours or even a new matt polish I got china glaze matt magic. I was a little unsure how this would be but I love it, it is just a top coat which coverts all shiny polishes to matt. BARGAIN.

With all these purchases, which I made prior to operation pan 50 I thought that I would update on the progress of this. I have used 2 products up! yipeeee

Dove body moisturiser, smells nice, sinks in well leaves your skin nice but also quite plain. I would rebuy if I needed more moisturiser but I have a whole stash to shop so will get on with that for now. It does sink in quicker than body butter though which I do like about it.

Beaubelle H20 which is a moistening gel. I do like gels, it did the job, it is all gone and although it was nice I would not go out of my way to get it again. I have too many other products to use and it doesn’t replace a moisturiser. I do like nice products but I also like a relatively quick routine and too many lotions and potions makes me uncomfortable so I would probably just stick to your standard moisturiser after cleansing and toning.

I am really happy about this using up though and I have more products about to be finished… go me. I have decided that unless a new purchase is completely necessary I am holding off for 3 months or until my credit card is cleared… or at least that’s the plan!

I did get some new items in the post which were not historical purchases and this does not breach the rule because they were a PRIZE. I have never been a winner before ( I was once told winners and weinners are only separated by and ‘e’ and sadly I seem to have had that ‘e’ most of my life as a winner I was not) but I won a facebook competition and was sent these in the post

3 lipglosses from ELF cosmetics. For you Aussies who are not onboard with ELF they are fantastic, so reasonable with great dupes for more expensive products. I recently placed my first order with them, I waited for a 50% off deal as I was unsure if I would like them, and was so happy with it. The items are really reasonably priced (most are under $10). These lip glosses are nice colours, a bit fruity/bubblegum like in flavour and quite sparkly but they are pretty and great to have in my many handbags.

You will end up seeing the elf items I love as I use them up but as a heads up the studio line is great and the bronze/blush compact is fantastic for shading, the eye liner gels in colours which are easy to apply, nicely pigmented and long lasting and the all over colour stick in persimmon a lovely sheen.. Enjoy!

Anyway I am exhausted now and have a busy day of bike riding, renovating and painting, ironing, roasting chicken and catching up with a girl friend planned so for now I will go hang with these guys

and finally finish my book

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Holly