Start Fresh 2020 Declutter

My apologies for not having this up yesterday, but time got away from me.

I realize that I did an end of year declutter but after watching LizzieLovesLife’s video on decluttering her expired/old products, I decided I really needed to take a better look thru my collection. I didnt want to start off the year/decade with expired products.

Its a shame that so many products in my collection were showing signs of their age. Some stopped performing (but I thought I could make them work) and others are simply expired.

I have also decided that I will be decluttering my ABH Modern Renaissance and Subculture palettes at the end of the year. I have progress on both palettes but I dont think they will perform by next year. I am trying to hit pan on every shadow this year.

I also have 4 lipsticks that didnt even make it into my collection that I will be giving to my daughter in law. (Not pictured) I didnt outright pay for them. They came in subscription boxes last month and so I wont be factoring them into any of my totals since the subscription box is already accounted for in my yearly budget.

After adding up the values, the amount shown in the photo below is $167.05.

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Project 10 Pan Update & New Products!

Last year I decided to do a traditional Project 10 Pan and as of May, I have finished 10 products!!!

If you forgot, I have finished the:

  1. MUFE Primer
  2. UD Naked Basics (Foxy) shade
  3. UD Naked Basics (WOS) shade
  4. MUFE Foundation Sample
  5. Essence Make Me Brow
  6. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick (Rosegold)
  7. Stila Glitter and Glow (Kitten)
  8. Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara
  9. Marc Jacobs Highliner
  10. IT Cosmetics CC+ Foundation

I am beyond thrilled that I was able to finish these products! 

I havent finished any other project pan products since May even though I have tried. I took a month off of panning, especially since my Spring into Summer project was a complete fail.

And Im back with a ‘NEW” Project 10 Pan that will hopefully be as successful as the first half of the year.

The products I will be working on are (some have been rolled back into this project):

  1. Ulta eye primer*
  2. Mac Oil Control Lotion*
  3. Becca First Light Priming Filter*
  4. Essence Make Me Brow
  5. Laura Geller Lip Strip
  6. Sephora Lip Balm
  7. BareMinerals Concealer
  8. Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  9. Elf Brow Wax*
  10. BareMinerals Lasting Line
  • *Denotes prior project inclusion

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Have you been actively panning this year? Have you been successful?

(Ignore the weird graph below)

 

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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?

Project 10 Pan

EDIT: This post was sitting in my drafts instead of being posted last week. Because of this ‘snafu’ I will be adding the post that would have been posted today on Thursday. 

I decided that I really have to get down and finish some of my older items in my collection. The best way is to put these products into a project.

The 10 items I have chosen to finish are:

  1. Urban Decay Naked Basics (Foxy) – I use this to set my eyeshadow primer. Ive actually repressed this.
  2. Urban Decay Naked Basics (WOS) – I also use this to set my eyeshadow primer.
  3. Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Perfecting Primer – I LOVE this primer. I just purchased a full size in the Ulta sale, so I need to finish this one up. Its also my oldest primer I have.
  4. Make Up Forever Step 1 Primer – I received this in a Sephora play box awhile ago. I do like this primer, but not enough to get a full size.
  5. Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation – I received this sample in a Sephora Play and it matches me pretty well in the summer. I dont really tan, but my face does go up a shade. I might have a handful of applications left.
  6. It Cosmetics CC+ – This stuff is magic. It matches me perfectly. I might have a few uses left, and once I get thru my other foundations, I would consider purchasing this and I dont even wear full coverage foundations!
  7. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick (Rose Gold) – I received this in a Sephora Play and love it. Id like to finish this and a few other sticks before purchasing another.
  8. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon – This is a GREAT eyeliner. It does NOT budge in my waterline. I really want others in this line, but I have a ton of eyeliners to finish first.
  9. Essense Make Me Brow – I love this and it fits into almost any budget! I have a few other brow gels to get thru, but this is one of the staples in my collection.
  10. Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Shadow (Kitten Karma) – I became a fan of glitter because of this! I have purchased others in this line and would definitely get another one of this shade when I finish it. There isnt a lot left in this small sample so it should be simple to finish.fullsizeoutput_efe

Are you doing a Project 10 Pan? What will you be trying to finish?

 

MakeUp Use Up Update #1

I apologize for not having any posts last week. I caught whatever bug was going around and couldn’t hit the Publish button.

If you havent been following along, here is my original post describing what products I plan on using up this year. MakeUp Use Up 2017

The products I was able to finish were:

  • BareMinerals Mineral Veil (deluxe)
  • BareMinerals Lash Domination (both samples)
  • Powerlash Mascara
  • Elf Liquid Liner
  • Eyeko Fat Liner
  • Eyeko Liner
  • Palladio Liner
  • Chella Eyebrow pencil in Tantalizing Taupe

The products I decluttered were:

  • Beautique Lip Crayon (too frosty on my lips)
  • Covergirl Lip Liner in Raisin (dried out)

I have hit pan on Foxy in my Urban Decay Naked basics palette and have moved on to WOS. I am also using Venus as a brow highlight as well as inner corner highlight.

I also have good progress on my LOC shadow stick and the BareMinerals 5 in one cream eyeshadows.

Im pretty pleased with my progress so far, but the rest of the products will be a bit slower to finish than some of the ‘gimmes’ I put into this project.  Im hoping to update again the beginning of July.

 

 

 

February 2017 Empties

Here are my thoughts on my February empties:

  1. Keratin conditioner – I did not see an improvement using this product.
  2. Rodial toning spray – I had this in my samples project. I didnt hate using this toner, but I won’t go out of my way to purchase this.
  3. Mario badescu cleanser – I had this in my samples project. I did enjoy using this and once I get thru the other cleansers I have, I would consider purchasing it.
  4. Not Your Mothers Leave in Conditioner – This had a pleasant smell, but I didnt see any benefit using this versus not using it.
  5. Nivea Lotion – While I did like how moisturizing this lotion was, I did not like it in a potted package.
  6. Vasanti Brighten Up Exfoliating Cleanser – I did enjoy this and worked thru 2 samples.
  7. Urban Decay Setting Spray – It did set my makeup in place the entire day, but so does my less expensive Ulta brand.
  8. BareMinerals Complexion Rescue – LOVE this product. I have a full sized tube and had forgotten about this small sample.
  9. Mac Prep + Prime – This was a nice primer to use in the cooler months when my skin isnt as oily.
  10. Model Co Powerlash mascara – This was in my make-up use up project. I did like this mascara.
  11. Palladio liquid eyeliner – This was in my make-up use up project. I LOVE this eyeliner. I always repurchase.
  12. Chella eyebrow pencil – This was in my make-up use up project. This shade was too light for me
  13. Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer –  I did like how it made my skin feel. The scent was pleasant.
  14. Nivea In Shower Body lotion – While I liked the way this smelled, I did not like having to rinse it off.
  15. Plumes of Hazard Way Up Here (120 ml / 30 ml bottle) – Its safe to say that I like this e-liquid. My next purchase will be the Limeaid version however.
  16. Scope Maddscope – MY ADV without a doubt.
  17. Vaseline Intensive Care lotion – I liked this lotion for in my purse.
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January 2017 Empties

This year I resolved to completely use up the products in my collection, and that includes the samples Ive been getting in my subscription boxes.

I think I did a great job using up all of the things for the first month!

Hair Products:

  • Futerer Shampoo & Conditioner – I did not like these. They did not lather enough for my liking and the scent was over-powering.
  • Loreal Volume Filler Shampoo – I didnt mind this shampoo, but I didnt see a difference between this and my regular shampoo.

Makeup Products:

  • Covergirl Mascara – This is my second favorite drug store mascara. This ended up drying out on me.
  • Ulta Mascara Primer – I dont like using mascara primers. This came in a kit of primers I purchased back in August.
  • BareMinerals Lash Domination (2 Deluxe samples) – Its a wetter mascara. I liked using these once the formula dried a bit.
  • BareMinerals Mineral Veil – This is my FAVORITE powder to set my foundation.
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation (3 samples from Sephora) – I got these samples to try the foundation. I ended up purchasing the full size. (Its a great foundation for oily skin, but it does tend to oxidize about a shade darker)
  • Laneige BB Cushion Foundation – I got this in a Target Beauty Box and I disliked it. Even the light shade I was sent was too dark for me and it made me look incredibly oily.

Cleansers:

  • Garnier Makeup Removing Wipes – They removed my makeup, but I like the Neutrogena brand better.
  • Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads – I got these in a Walmart or Target Beauty Box. I did not like these but they did remove my eye makeup. I prefer a cotton pad with micellar water.
  • Vasanti Brighten Up Exfoliator – I did enjoy using this cleanser, but I prefer the Clean and Clear exfoliating cleanser more.
  • Dr Brandt Microderm Abrasion Cleanser – I did like this but the tube was only half full.

Misc:

  • Marcela Moisturizing Gel – I did like this moisturizer but not enough to replace my current favorite.
  • Organic Surge Eye Gel – This did nothing for my undereye area.
  • Elemis Marine Cream – This cream was FANTASTIC and the scent was nice even though I do not like or enjoy floral scents. However, this stuff is expensive.
  • Dr Lips Miracle Balm – I did not enjoy this and it was difficult to work with.
  • Shine On SuperGoop – I did not enjoy this and it wasnt worth working to empty completely.
  • Strivectin Neck Cream – Best Neck Cream EVER!
  • Ulta Setting Spray – I really like the Ulta brand. It works to keep my makeup in place during the day. I have repurchased.
  • Loreal Revitalift Foil Packet – Ive used about 7 of these this year and I dont know why I just dont pass them on.
  • Maddscope – I go through 100 mls of this juice a month. LOVE it!
  • Deadline – Limeade and Abetting – I really like this juice. This was my first bottle but it won’t be the last. As soon as I finish my 120ml bottle of POH juice, Ill re-order this one.

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First Declutter of 2017

After going thru all of my makeup inventory, I noticed some items that just weren’t for me or that I just won’t use up before they’ll expire, so I decided a declutter was in order. These items will be given to my daughter-in-law since I know she loves makeup.

Skin Care:

  • Clark’s Botanicals Radiance Cream
  • Juice Beauty Oil Free Moisturizer (foil packet)
  • Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum (foil packet)
  • Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Booster Serum DS

Primers:

  • Ulta Beauty Nude Matte Eyeshadow Primer
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion

BB/CC/Foundations:

  • Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream (foil packet)
  • It Cosmetics CC Cream (foil packet [2])
  • CoverGirl TruBlend Foundation (foil packet)
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Age Perfector (75% left)

Lips:

  • Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel DS
  • Bareminerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss DS

Hair: 

  • Miss Jessies Quick Curls (foil packet)
  • Pureology Densifying Spray
  • Matrix Salt Infused Spray

Eyes:

  • Ulta Beauty palette
  • Em Cosmetics Tokyo Plums palette
  • the Balm Meet Matt Trimony Matt Moskowitz

Misc: 

  • Model Co Contour Stick
  • Wild Child perfume foil

Here are the goodies!

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MakeUp Use Up 2017

I know Im a couple weeks late to posting what I plan on using up in 2017, but I wanted to make sure I had updated my inventory and will be using up my oldest makeup products.

In total I have 36 items I plan to pan, but a few are deluxe or travel sized products and some should be finished by Spring/Summer if I put my mind to it.

Face Products

  1. Bareminerals Mineral Veil Full Size – I am halfway done with this and I use it all the time, even on no makeup days. I do have another Mineral Veil in this size as well as a pressed version, but this is my oldest.
  2. Bareminerals Mineral Veil deluxe – I recently found this in an old makeup bag and its about halfway finished.
  3. Bareminerals Original Powder Foundation – This is my oldest powder foundation and its about halfway finished.
  4. Covergirl foundation powder – I just hit pan on this but its my oldest and only drug store face powder.
  5. Bareminerals Blemish Remedy Foundation – Im a little over halfway thru this.
  6. Palladio stick concealer – This is my oldest concealer and there is almost no use, so I need to use it up.

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Lip Products

  1. Beautique Lip Crayon – I picked this up at a Sallys on sale and Ive only used it a couple of times.
  2. Covergirl Outlast Smoothwear Lip Liner – This only has minimum use.
  3. Chapstick Total Hydration – Lip Balms are a MUST especially in the winter. This is just one I recently received in a Walmart or Target Beauty Box that I need to use up.

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Eyes

  1. LOC Out of your Shell Shadow Stick – I recently got this in a Birchbox and I dont normally use shadow sticks. There is almost no use.
  2. Bareminerals 5 in 1 cream eyeshadows – There are two of these. I used to use them alot, but got distracted last summer by some of the great palettes that came out. Since these are cream products, I really need to use them up.
  3. Eyeshadow – I dont remember this brand but its a nice sparkly eyeshadow. It applies similarly to a liquid lipstick.

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  1. Powerlash Mascara – This might be one of my older mascaras and it won’t take long to use up.
  2. Bareminerals Lash Domination deluxe samples – There are two of these. One is almost at the end of its life and the only I might have a week or so left.
  3. Elf liquid Eyeliner – This was a great eyeliner. Its almost completely finished. (This is an almost gimme)
  4. Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner – I feel like this liner is the gift that keeps on giving. I think its going to dry up at any moment tho because this is my oldest liquid eyeliner in the marker form.
  5. Eyeko Liquid Liner – I got this in a recent Ipsy or Birchbox but its so small I thought I could use it up quickly.
  6. Ulta Gel Eyeliner ‘Smoke’ – One of my older eyeliners for the waterline. I need to use this up and get it out of my collection.
  7. Ulta Double Sided Gel Eyeliner ‘Blackout’ ‘Mink’ – Received this as part of a set and just want to use it up. BlackOut is a great liner and for some reason Mink doesnt seem as good as the regular size liner in the same line.
  8. Palladio liquid liner – One of my older products. I just want to use it up.

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  1. Chella Eyebrow Pencil ‘Tantalizing Taupe’ – I received this in a Birchbox and while the color is too light, mixing it with other brow products allows me to put this to use.
  2. Trestique Highlight Stick – I dont use highlighter on my cheeks (Im 40+ and my skin has noticeable texture) so I use this as a brow highlight and inner corner highlight.

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  1. Naked Basics Palette – I am only trying to hit pan on Foxy. This is what I use to set my eye primer.
  2. Palladio Palette – I am only trying to hit pan on this palette. While this is one of my less expensive palettes, I still really enjoy the results I get when I wear these colors.

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So those are the products I hope to pan in 2017. Below is how Im charting the progress of some of the products.

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I will probably online update once a quarter since tracking progress can be slow. Updates will consist of informing you what items Ive finished and showing progress on the charts above (if there is noticeable progress).