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