Friday, January 4, 2019

2018 Empties and Tossed Report Totals!

Now this is the end of year post I was waiting for. As you know, I have been keep tracking of all products that I used up, not only to track waste but also keep track of what I like and dislike for future shopping purposes.

A few months into 2018, I also started to just.throw.sh*t.out. Let it go! If I didn't love it, didn't use it, and it was taking up space, I tried (emphasis on the tried) to toss it. I aimed for at least 5 old products per month, and I was more than successful.

Let me show you what I used up and what I tossed out in December!

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I tossed 29 products! Some, below, definitely deserve a mention and a repurchase.

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Lancome's Bi-Facil Makeup Remover works so incredibly well, but don't forget to shake it to activate it first! I already mentioned Strivectin's Neck Tightening Creme in my Favorite's post, as well as MILK Makeup's Blur Stick and Juice Beauty's Stem Celluar CC Creme! No.7 also does a great Face & Neck Multi Action Serum product for a much lesser price point. Lioele Auto Eyebrow in dark brown is pretty much a staple for me at this point. Essence All About Matt is a summer favorite for me but I need something less talc-y in winter. La Roche Posay Lipkar Balm is awesome but apparently it is for body, not face? Oops! Smashbox Super Fan Mascara is also great but I will certainly try other brands before a repurchase, including the 4 I already have. (Oops!). Lastly, Simple Micellar Water has a great price point and is effective and soothing.

My packet use was quite lax:

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You already know how much I love the very spendy Sulwhasoo Radiance Energy Mask hence the packet purchases!

I went a little overboard on the Tossed portion. Does anyone else feel purgey at the end of the year?

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I tossed face cleansers that were awful, crummy makeup applicators, eyeshadows so old I don't remember when I purchased them, and hair products that were taking up space. In total, 21 items made their way off my shelf and into my recyclables.

Month of December: 

Totals: 29 items, full or deluxe sized / 1 packets or samples / 21 items thrown out

So, time for the grand finale:

Empties Report Year to Date: 250 items / 104 packets 

Tossed Year to Date: 174 items

Here is to a beautiful 2019!

xoxo,
Lacey

Thursday, January 3, 2019

December 2018: Favorites & Flops

Quick posts for you as I am already behind the 8-ball, date and time wise. Let's wrap up 2018 considering it is already Jan 3!

First, the Favorites: 

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My new favorite thing is my Morphe M527, the deluxe powder brush. It sets finishing powder - my Makeup Revolution Luxury Baking Powder in Lace (yep, bought it for the name but LOVE it!) perfectly. You can literally feel the Strivectin Tightening Neck Cream working - it is that good. MILK Makeup's Blur Stick is perfect as a no foundation day makeup but also the perfect primer. Juice Beauty's Stem Cellular CC Cream in Desert Glow was a shade too dark for me but the formula is perfect and will certainly be a repurchase in the future.

Time for the end of year Flops:

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Are you as surprised as I am that Dermalogica's Dynamic Skin Recovery lotion ended up on the bad list? It stung, it smelled awful, it dried my skin, and it didn't play well with my other skin products. This ended up on my feet, where all bad lotion products go to die. The LA Girl Fiber Lash Mascara seemed promising but ended up a clumpy nightmare. Bye, bye.

xoxo,
Lacey






March 2019: Empties & Tossed Report

I am continuing to try to use up products that have been laying around, including perfumes. So far, so good. Let me show you what I used in ...