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Foil Challenge

I know we all talked about this but I need it in writing to hold myself more accountable! I have picked out around 28 foils that I am hoping to get through by the end of Feb. thatโ€™s 1 foil a day unless I decide to stack more than one! Hereโ€™s what Iโ€™ve picked randomly! 

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@CynthieLu Great progress! Excellent selections and new approach for April!

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Thank you, @Mellmars1185  I love seeing my stash shrink ๐Ÿ˜„

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Looks like a great group of items for the coming month @CynthieLu !  Have fun!

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Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ @missjeanie 

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Happy end of March!!! 

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I did not make my goal. I only got 24 out of my goal 28. Not bad tho! I counted my leftover foils and I think for skincare I only have around 49 left. My hair care foils on the other hand are out of hand. So those will be my goal. Although I only wash my hair once a week might take a little longer to use up! 

Most have been new to me or only tried once or twice. 
Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Body Drops i have used lots and enjoy them! 
Summer Fridays Mini Jet Lag Mask + Moisturizer 1 oz/ 29 mL  I love also! 
Sunday Riley Good Genes Win-Win AHA Lactic Acid Duo  I was so hoping this would work for me but it was so harsh on my skin. I may try again in the summer. 
Amorepacific cream has a strong scent and i didnโ€™t notice any difference with it. 
TULA Skincare The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser 4.2 oz / 120 mL  I was not a fan at all. 
TULA Skincare 24-7 Moisture Hydrating Day & Night Cream  it was ok but I already have a fav. 
ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starrr Secure the Blur Makeup Magnet Primer 1.18 oz/ 35 mL  I really enjoyed. 
everything else I didnโ€™t have much to report! 

Happy I am in a more comfortable place with foils! Now I need to work on my DS and hair samples! 

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Under 50 foils, thatโ€™s awesome @ather! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Do you have a number of foils (or range) that youโ€™re hoping or planning to keep on hand for foils? 

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@itsfi  I think 30 is a great number. I definitely have way more than that if I include my hair and makeup foils so I have lots of work left! I donโ€™t find I use up makeup foils as much. 

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@ather Amazing progress! Hair samples take me a long time to use too because I only wash my hair about twice per week. Great idea to have a focus for April!

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@Mellmars1185  Thank you!! It feels good to see the progress!! 

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@ather A nice batch of empties there !  I have a bit of a DS problem at the moment as well.  Hoping more travel over the summer will help with them lol!  Are you going to do the challenge again next month?

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@missjeanie  I will try! But I may do more of a freestyle since Iโ€™m pretty close to using all my foils! I have a ton of hair foils but I only wash my hair once a week so it may take longer to use up. 

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@ather at this rate you will be done by

the end of June 

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@CorgiMommy  I know right!! I have a ton of DS I need to work through also! Then hopefully I can keep my stash under control! 

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Wonderful work! @ather You did sooo many this month and it's great to hear your making headway on your stock of foils.  ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ Amazing!

It feels soo good to use them up ๐Ÿ˜€

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@CynthieLu  I agree. I feel like itโ€™s easy for foils to get out of hand! 

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Hey there fellow foilers! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Posting early here as I won't be using any foils for the rest of the month - I've been dealing with a cold and have been keeping every routine I have to the basic minimum, all involving my full size products. Here's what foiling looked like in March - 

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Top Row:

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Top row are of foils that were part of the goal I set at the beginning of the month. Out of the 20 foils I had set aside, I used up 19 of them. ๐Ÿ™Œ The star of this batch was the EADEM Milk Marvel Dark Spot Serum with Niacinamide and Vitamin C 1 oz/ 30 mL - it's on the top of my list for the spring sale. The Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Body Lotion was fine; I'd be happy to use it again but it didn't necessarily standout from other body lotions. I was excited to try the Voluspa Eucalyptus & White Sage Hand Cream but the scent wasn't what I expected - it wasn't bad but just not what I was hoping for. Verb Ghost Weightless Shampoo  and Verb Ghost Weightless Conditioner were good; I do like these two hair care products. They're both repurchase-worthy for me, but I'm trying not to go overboard with the number of shampoo and conditioner I keep on hand, and I already have a set I'm eyeing for the sale, so I won't be picking them up anytime soon (even though I may want to ๐Ÿ˜‚). See, I'm being good. ๐Ÿคฃ

Bottom Row:

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These were additional foils I reached for in March, either just because or for a trip. 2 of the 7 (the last 2) were new-to-me. 
 
Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream Plumping & Hydrating Moisturizer is a beautiful moisturizer for dry skin or in the winter months. I've had various sizes of this moisturizer over the years - samples like this one, mini/travel sizes and a full size. Lovely formula and great results.
 
I discovered Oribe through a hair stylist. She moved away ๐Ÿ˜ฅ but Oribe stayed in some form or another, usually styling products but I have used a couple of their shampoos and conditioners in the past. This Gold Lust range is wonderful for treating damaged hair; of the 3 samples here - shampoo, conditioner and mask - the Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner has been the standout for me.
 
Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 came into my skin's life decades ago, when its benefits and popularity were known primarily by dermatologists, aestheticians (where I learned about it) and skin care enthusiasts. My aesthetician started me early on this and I say "thank you!" The Skinceuticals formulation is one of the best out there, pricey though it may be.
 
Now, on to the two new-to-me-products. Eminence Stone Crop Oxygent Fizzofoliant is waaaay too harsh on my skin when paired with just water. OUCH! It was more gentle (though still too much for my face) when I paired it with an-oil-to-milky cleanser and water. There's a ton of product in this foil and I didn't want to waste it, so after use #2, it was relegated to exfoliating the soles of my feet, where the skin is muuuuch less delicate than the skin on my face. 
 
I'm a fan of Laneige skincare - the Radian-C cream, cream skin toner, and the lip sleeping mask are staples in my routine. The new, reformulated LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cream Moisturizer 1.6 oz/ 50 mL is a nice one and one I might consider for the warmer months if I didn't already have a very healthy ๐Ÿ˜† number of moisturizers on hand that can also fit that slot.

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Ahhhh, sheet masks and steam eye masks. ๐Ÿ˜ These Kao Megrhythm Gentle Steam Eye Masks will always be a repurchase. I love trying the new scents they come out with - they all seem to be limited release scents and most are usually Asia exclusives. 

 

FINAL COUNT:

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MTD: 34 (26 foils / 2 sheet masks / 6 other masks)

YTD: 85 (58 foils / 26 sheet masks / 9 other masks)

 

I usually do a more detailed breakdown of my empties on a quarterly basis and will try to update this post with that info at another time. 

Foil Forecast for April 2023

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I'm going to switch up my approach (again) for next month @ather. (Quick recap - for the first month of this challenge, my aim was for a foil a day and a sheet mask a day. This month I elected to set aside specific foils I wanted to use up (but no specific sheet masks). For April, I'm going with a freestyle approach. I'll keep all my foils in a centralized location but won't have any targets or particular products set aside for the month. There's no set plan; well, except for the mid-month check-in. This will be unfamiliar territory for me ๐Ÿ˜ฌ but we'll see what happens in a month. 

 Overall, a good month for using up my foils! Yaay! Looking forward to seeing how everyone did with their foils in March. 

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@itsfi Great progress. I can't wait to hear how your change in approach goes!

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@Mellmars1185, thank you. Iโ€™m interested to see how April turns out without any set foil goals. Iโ€™ve reorganized my foils so that may help keep them from being โ€œout of sight, out of mind.โ€ ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ 

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@itsfi You've got me thinking I need to pick up the Eadem in lieu of the Topicals faded again this sale.  I hope those steam masks were helping with your cold!  I didn't even realise they were different scents!  

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@missjeanie, the Eadem really worked well for me but if the Topicals gave you good results you might want to stick with it. The Topicals contains tranexamic acid which I really like as an ingredient for hyperpigmentation as well. 

I read an article online, on Elle magazine, that talked about different serums for discoloration, including both Eadem and Topicals. Itโ€™s titled โ€œThe 16 Best Dark Spot Correctorsโ€. If you put that into a search and Elle, that should bring it up. It was a very recent article. 

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@itsfi Just went and read the article.... Thank You!  I maybe already have two off the list in my stash that I haven't opened.  oops. Okay, need to contemplate using those up first, but the Eadem actually sounds right my ally! 

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