Sunday, 20 March 2016

February



- LUSH B Electro shower gel (500 ml)

- John Frieda Full Repair shampoo (250 ml)

- Marc Anthony Bye.Bye Frizz Keratin Smoothing shampoo (250 ml)

- Vitabath Dreamy Pink Frosting body wash (360 ml)

- Clinique Happy perfume sample (4 ml)

- LUSH Prince Charming shower cream sample (15 g)

- LUSH Gorgeous moisturizer sample (15 g)

- The Body Shop Shea body lotion (250 ml)

- Sally Hansen Insta-Dry yellow nail polish (9.17 ml)

- Blistex Ultra Protection SPF 30 lip balm (4.25 g)

- The Body Shop Vitamin E lip care SPF 15 (4.2 g)

- jewelry/craft box

- yellow silk jacket

- pink plaid bra

- black hoodie

- 3 pairs of jeans

- green t-shirt

- red bustier

- blue notebook

- flashlight

- red jean skirt

- Bath & Body Works Vanilla Vertiver candle

- flowered white board

- dinosaur bookmark

- fidget toy

- tin of beads

- 1 book

Saturday, 5 March 2016

2016

Let's talk about goals!

Last year, all I really wanted to do was to cut down on all my makeup/personal care products a bit. I think that experiment was a resounding success! I beat my goal by something like 500%.

This year, I want to do things a bit differently. I'm still pushing hard to use up some of the many, many products I still have in my stash (I don't even want to count...). However, I want to shift my focus a little wider, and partake in the 365 Less Things challenge. The general idea is to give away, throw away, use up, donate, or sell one item every single day. I think I can make this work! We have so many things that are really just taking up space, and I'm making it my mission to make it happen!

So... without further ado, here is my list for January:



- C. O. Bigelow Lemon Hand Treatment lotion (85 g)

- The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover (60 ml)

- LUSH Fairly Traded Honey shampoo (100 ml)

- LUSH The Comforter Shower Cream (100 ml)

- LUSH B Electro shower gel (500 ml)

- Benzagel Acne Gel (15 g)

- one pair of knee-high boots

- 3 bras

- 9 t-shirts

- one blazer

- one tube top

- 2 shirts

- 4 pairs of pants/jeans

- one cardigan

- one stuffed bear

- 2 books
 

Sunday, 3 January 2016

December



December empties:

154. eos shave cream in Vanilla Bliss (207 ml)

155. Neutrogena Deep Clean Oil-Free Makeup Remover Wipes (25)

156. Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Lightweight Leave-In Treatment (110 ml)

157. The Body Shop Rainforest Balance conditioner (60 ml)

158. LUSH Whoosh Shower Jelly (100 g)

159. LUSH Ultrabland Facial Cleanser (100 g)

160. LUSH Copperhead Shampoo Bar (55 g)

161. LUSH Karma fragrance mini (2 ml))

162. LUSH Breath of God fragrance mini (2 ml)

163. LUSH Lust fragrance mini (2 ml)

164. Clinique Happy fragrance mini (4 ml)

165. NYX BB Cream in Nude (30 ml)



Well... there it is! My original goal was between 30-50 products! I hit 30 in April, and 50 in June. I've learned a lot about myself in completing this project - I never would have guessed that I could blow through 160+ products in a year!! (Many of these were de-stashes, but oh well.) 

Monday, 30 November 2015

November



 November empties:

142. The Body Shop Olive Body Butter (200 ml)

143. The Body Shop Poppyseed Oil Reviving Mask (200 ml)

144. Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF 30 (73 ml)

145. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash (198 ml)

146. LUSH Veganese conditioner (250 ml)

147. LUSH Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Eaze (225 g)

148. Simply Basic Coconut Lime Hand Cream (90 ml)

149. The Body Shop Buriti Baby Body Butter (10 ml sample)

150. LUSH Breath of Fresh Air toner (250 ml)

151. Equate 100% Cotton Quilted Squares (160)

152. ActivMD Ultimate Gentle Cleanser (120 ml)

153. Soft & Dri Aluminum Free deodorant (67 g)

I'm also gearing up to do a "Finish 14 by February 14th" challenge... post to come!

Saturday, 31 October 2015

October

October empties:



125. Softsoap Wild Basil & Lime Liquid Hand Soap

126. Aussie Aussome Volume shampoo (400 ml)

127. Dial Coconut Water Antibacterial Hand Wash

128. Secret Scent Expressions Cocoa Butter Kiss antiperspirant (48 g)

129. The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream (60 ml)

130. Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliating Cream (40 ml)

131. The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner (60 ml)

132. Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel (48 ml)

133. CoverGirl Clean Oil Control foundation in Ivory (30 ml)

134. e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set (60 ml)

135. Aveda lipstick in Sheer Rhubarb

136. Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes mascara (4 ml)

137. Skincare Cosmetics Retinol Anti-Aging Cream Cleanser (5 ml)

138. The Body Shop Vitamin E Body Butter (200 ml)

139. LUSH Lip Squeak lip balm (10 g)

140. The Body Shop liquid eyeliner in black (2.5 ml)

141. Bonne Belle Lip Smackers in Mint Chocolate Ship (4 g)

Sunday, 4 October 2015

September

September empties:



101. The Body Shop White Musk Soft Satin Body Polish (200 ml)

102. Soft & Dri DriGel anti-perspirant (65 g)

103. N.Y.C. Liquid Lip Shine (7 ml)

104. Lypsyl LypMoisturizer in HoneyBerry (2.83 g)

105. Nivea Hydro Care lip balm (4 g)

106. Labello Rosé lip balm (4 g)

107. Burt’s Bees Honey lip balm (4.25 g)

108. GOSH Extreme Eyeliner (3 ml)

109. The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain (8 ml)

110. The Body Shop lip exfoliator (2.5 g)

111. The Body Shop Hot Brites Eyeliner (1.25 g)

112. Mint Chapstick (4.2 g)

113. The Body Shop Vanilla Spice Shimmer Lip Balm (10 ml)

114. Generic orange lip balm (4.5 g)

115. Generic Vitamin E lip balm (4.8 g)

116. Generic vanilla lip balm (4.8 g)

117. LUSH Colour Supplement in Light Pink (20 g)

118. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB in Light Sheer Tint (30 ml)

119. Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Nude Attitude (4.2 g)

120. Clean & Clear Advantage Blackhead Clearing Astringent toner (235 ml)

121. The Body Shop Liquid Lip Colour – clear (8 ml)

122. Tarte Indelible Wink Liquid Eyeliner & Eyeshadow Set

123. LUSH Snow Fairy shower gel (500 ml)

124. Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash (250 ml)

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

August

August empties:

87. The Body Shop Rainforest Balance conditioner (60 ml)

88. The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture hair butter (50 ml)

89. The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Night Cream (15 ml)

90. The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Day Cream (50 ml)

91. The Body Shop Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser (60 ml)

92. LUSH I Love Juicy shampoo (100 ml)

93. LUSH Happy Hippy shower gel (250 ml)

94. Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizing lotion (30 ml)

95. Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream (30 ml)

96. Secret Scent Expressions deodorant in Va Va Vanilla (45 g)

97. NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Mont Blanc (30 ml)

98. N.Y.C. Passion Fruit lip gloss (8 g)

99. Blistex Herbal Answer lip balm with SPF 15 (4.25 g)

100. Wet n Wild charcoal eyeliner

** Also donated a full garbage bag of clothes and box of books, and have been seriously purging the basement. Productive month!

I've also become a lot better at just getting rid of products that don't work for me, rather than keeping them around and struggling to get through them. I still get that twinge of guilt for wasting them, but I'm taking it as a lesson learned to stop impulse buying!