2019 Declutter

I havent done a declutter since April and the items that have expired or didnt work for me have been accumulating. I figured the best time to get rid of these items is before the New Year.

None of these products will be passed along.

Some notable products in this declutter are:

  • Ive been using the Elf brow wax for about two years and its now giving me a rash where its applied. Its inexpensive but it went bad before I could finish it.
  • 10 of these products are liquid lips or lip balms. Only two were purchased – the others were in a beauty box of some type.
  • Ive also had 5 Lorac eyeshadows and a travel sized Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer expire.
  • My Stila glitter and glow shadow dried up before I could finish it as well.

The estimated total for all of the items I am decluttering is $127!

My end of year total for makeup and skincare products decluttered is $264!!

I will be doing a more strict no buy (replacements only) next year. My only non-replacement product will be for my birthday. But my 2020 plans will be outlined in a January post.

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Will you be doing a declutter before the New Year? What things are you saying goodbye to?

May 2019 Empties

I have to say that I had a very good month of May. I was able to finish up several deluxe makeup and skin care products.

If you aren’t following my blog or my Instagram, you might not be aware that I am doing the May Mask Challenge by Lisa Stevens so this month of empties is a bit skin care heavy.  My goal was to mask 15 times in May, but I managed to mask 24 days!

A major standout to me is the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mask! You can’t beat the price and it made my skin feel so moisturized. I have very oily skin and most masks just make my skin feel slimy, but the Neutrogena Hydro Boost mask was outstanding. The serum just sunk right into my skin and it did not slide around like others have. You HAVE to try it!

This months empties total is $97.90!!

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Did you participate in the May Mask Challenge?

Repressing Too Faced Chocolate Soleil

I think we’ve all been here before. You get your make up together when you drop one of your products and it shatters. Before you toss it out, see if you can fix it and save yourself some money.

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I decided that I would repress it. So first I had to crush what was left.

img_1425I used this tool I got from Ulta. It looks like a mini torture device, doesnt it?

img_1424Mix it with rubbing alcohol. Make sure to only add small amounts and then mix and add more if necessary because adding too much makes a soupy mess. Then, I had to smooth it out.

img_1426I let it dry about 36 hours and then tested it with a small brush and while it does look ugly, it does still do the job.

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