Foil Sample Use-Up

Are you like me and accumulate foil samples? I seem to just put most of them in a drawer – almost never to be seen again.

In the past few years, I have given some samples that weren’t for me to those who might have some use for them, or I have included them into my Poshmark/Mercari sales.

But I really need to use the foil samples I kept because some of these samples have been sitting in a drawer for over a year and might be very close to expiration. I have decided that I will not be obtaining any more samples until all the foil samples have been used up.

As you can see in the photo below – I have several high end foil samples. Some of the brands pictured below include: Algenist, Milk, Mac, Elemis, Clinique, Glamglow. I will be working these into my daily routine until they are all finished.

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Do you make it a point to use up the foil samples you get with your orders?

 

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April 2019 Declutter

Im posting this a day early because I don’t think Ill be around my computer during the day on Thursday.

Back in February, I posted a declutter, so this may come as a surprise that Im doing another one. I spent the last few days going over my inventory and really cleaning and organizing my collection and found that there were products that really needed to go.

The total for the following items Im decluttering is $49.99! My total for the year to date decluttered is $137.99! That total astounds me and its one of the many reasons Im on a low-buy/no buy this year.

  1. 2 shadows from a Palladio quad that Im certain was part of one of my first projects posted on my blog. These two shadows keep cracking and its an old quad, so they are gone.
  2. An Ulta highlighter I received in a kit that Ive never used.
  3. Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Duo from a Sephora Play box I never used. I opened it and its completely dried up.
  4. A tarte lip paint that was a birthday gift or in a Sephora Play that looks horrible on me. The formula is a bit thick also, so it may be expired.
  5. 4 Sephora lip stains that I bought as a set that look horrible on me.
  6. An Urban Decay Afterglow highlighter (Sin) from an Ipsy bag that Ive never used that has to be expired by now.
  7. Elf Lipstick (Ravishing Rose) that is broken beyond repair.
  8. A Femme Couture lipstick (Classic Caramel) that was in my first project pan that I lost after using half of it. Im tossing because its old and I have no idea if exposure to the elements may have screwed it up.
  9. Elf brow that was labeled a dark brown but its actually black and unusable to me. For some reason I threw it back into my collection instead of tossing it then and there.
  10. This Ulta Mattifying Balm was awesome and I panned almost half of it, but I left it open and now there’s fuzz all over it and that’s gross.

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Have you decluttered anything recently?

March 2019 Empties

I cannot believe it is already April! This year is flying by.

I have really been trying to use up all of my old deluxe samples and foil packets that have been accumulating the past couple of years.

This month I was able to finish up a makeup ‘foil’, 2 body wash deluxe sample bottles, a shampoo sample, two face masks, a cleanser and a deodorant sample! I also finished off three perfume samples – one was even put in a recent project!

This months empties total is $112.99!

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What did you finish up last month? Did you recently use up a difficult product?

Project 10 Pan Update

Spoiler alert: I just finished my Laura Mercier caviar stick I had in this project yesterday! So I need to add some products into my project pan.

Old items still to work on are:

  1. IT Cosmetics CC Foundation
  2. Stila Kitten Karma
  3. Marc Jacobs Eyeliner
  4. Elf tone powder
  5. ColourPop KathleenLights SS
  6. Elf Brow Wax

I am adding in:

  1. Tarte Mascara
  2. Ulta Eye Primer
  3. Mac Oil Control Lotion
  4. Sephora Lip Balm

I am making progress on several of these items and I am so excited to be using them!

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Are you doing a rolling project pan? What products are in yours?

First declutter of 2019

While going thru my collection and starting to plan for products to use in future projects, I found some products that have expired or that I no longer could work with.

The total for the following products I am decluttering is $88.00  Some of these items I purchased on sale, but cannot remember how much I paid so I just did a quick google search for the cost.

  1. Perricone MD Eye Lift – I received this item from Influenster and absolutely HATED it. The pump broke about 5 uses in, so I depotted it into an empty jar I had. I tried making this eye cream work, but it just was not something that worked for me.
  2. Olay Fresh Effects Mattifier – I loved this product and purchased this bottle when I  found out it was discontinued. Unfortunately, I did not use it in time so its just a mess to use now.
  3. Sephora LashCraft Big Volume mascara – I used this about a month but when I was doing my makeup, I dropped the wand and it rolled all over the floor under my desk. I did enjoy using it and will consider purchasing it in the future.
  4. Elf Lip Exfoliator – I love this product and purchased two when it was on sale, but unfortunately this has expired.

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Have you decluttered anything lately?

January 2019 Empties

Ah, the first empties of the year!

As I had mentioned in my previous post, I will be doing my empties a bit different this year. I will also be keeping track of the cost used. In some instances, the cost will be estimated. Most of these will be for items I received in monthly subscription boxes, so cost might be determined to be $2-5 each. I will be including foil packets in my empties, but for the most part, I will not be estimating the price.

My grand total for January’s empties is: $ 366.67 

The SK-II Essense sells for $240 in Sephora, so that explains the large total for the month. My initial impression using this essence was negative but this product really came thru during the colder months. I would suggest those with dry skin but I would not purchase due to the cost.

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What did you finish up last month?

UPDATES!!! Declutter/Projects

Sorry for the break in posting, but we recently welcomed our fourth grandson into our family!

I wanted to fill you in on my progress of some of the projects I have had going on….

For my 2018 1,000 items declutter (that I last updated on last August) I was able to declutter 801 items. I believe I would have been able to declutter 1,000 items had I begun at the start of the year, so I have decided to do another 1,000 item declutter in 2019. I have started to declutter and will update quarterly. These may be stand-alone posts or may be included in monthly empties posts.

For my Project 10 Pan, I have finished 4 products and will be picking 4 more products to add into the project.

  1. Elf tone correcting powder (cool) – You can see I have hit pan on this powder, as well as depotted it)
  2. Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow (KathleenLights) – I have hit pan on this shadow, and do not believe it will take that long to finish this.
  3. Elf brow wax (its on the left on the photo below) -I have also hit pan on this wax. I do not use the brow powder because it doesn’t match my brow hair.
  4. Sephora Lashcraft Big Volume Mascara – I just opened this deluxe sample that I received in a Sephora Play box.

I have also decided to make the Project 10 Pan into a rolling project pan, in order to finish as many products as possible this year.

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Do you have any long term makeup or skin care plans for 2019?