Beauty, Collection

Body Care BACKUP Collection 2019

I feel very good about this category. I don’t feel like I have an excessive amount here. I think I can empty this bin by the end of the year, if I don’t get any new products coming into this category and I might with my FitFabFun box. I feel like at the end of the year, I can condense the remaining products with my skin care bin. I am feeling more confident that I can get myself down to two bins by the end of the year. I had a goal to free up one drawer in my jewelry chest and I actually already freed up two drawers. That’s just proof that you can do anything if you set your mind to it. I have come a long way in not hoarding in the body care section. I used to have a TON of stuff waiting in the wings.

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VS PINK Sweet & Flirty 2-IN-1 Wash & Scrub

Currently, this is the next shower gel that I will put in my shower once I use up my current one. If I have matching sets, I like to use them together. If one outlasts the other, I will use a shower gel, scrub, or body lotion that I don’t have a matching set of. This is to ensure that I use sets together, but also so that I use up stragglers and products that don’t have a partner. I do have the matching body lotion for this, so they will be used together until one of them dies. I no longer buy skin care/body care from VS since they are not cruelty free, so I would not repurchase any of them for that reason.

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VS PINK Sweet & Flirty Body Lotion

I like the Sweet & Flirty scent and the lovely lavender bottles that they come in. I like that this lotion has a pump for easy of use. It is a good big size, so it will take me awhile to work through. I find that these lotions since in fast and don’t leave a greasy or sticky residue. I really like them. I just wish that they didn’t test on animals. It is such a shame.

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Avon Foot Works Lavender Comfort Foot Soak

I only have a few uses left and this will most likely be used up this Summer. I tend to pamper my feet during the summer, because I wear sandals. I am looking forward to targeting the products that I discover only have a few uses left in June and July. I really want to knockout as many as I can this year. I want to hit that $500 mark, but I also want to use these products and enjoy them. I no longer purchase from Avon, because they are all pyramid schemes and scams.

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Claire’s Ear Care Solution

I use this to prep my ears and earring to go into my ears. I have the standard ear piercing, but I also have my right ear cartilage pierced. This helps to soothe my ears after wearing earrings as my ears are very sensitive to any earring that I put in there it seems. Metal, gold, silver, platinum, it doesn’t seem to matter. My lopes are more sensitive than my cartilage, so it tends to get used more than my traditional piercings. This huge bottle is gonna last me a lifetime and I don’t mind.

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VS Bombshell Wild Flower Smoothing Body Polish

I am currently more than half way through a different scent of the same body polish. I am really enjoying these. It leaves my skin so moisturized that I don’t need to follow up with moisturizer after a shower. I just pat dry with a towel and my skin is good to go. I wish VS was cruelty free, because I would buy more of these. I am glad to have an extra, because I think that I will be onto this one by July. I use a body scrub every other shower, so 1 to 2x a week. I like to also take baths and I never use a body scrub in the tub. I enjoy the flower scent of these. The one I’m currently using is floral and sweet. It is the perfect scent for me.

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Smart Stuff Mineral Based Sunscreen SPF 30

I bought sunscreen, but it won’t be included here or in these counts. I bought a spray version (twin pack) for my son. I keep one in his diaper bag for going out to my mom’s, daycare, etc. The other one is in the bathroom water closet until the current bottle is used up. This is my own personal sunscreen that I need to use up. I am sure that I will finish this up with a few trips to the lake at my boyfriend’s mom’s house. I don’t have very much left. I just need some occasions to use it. I even keep sunscreen in my purse in case I plan on going out at work and my tattoo is exposed or I’m wearing a dress, etc. I should have no cataloged backups until the end of summer when all the bottles are pout in storage again. Who knows? Maybe we’ll use every last bit up.

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Manna Kadar Champagne Charcoal Scrub

I got this body scrub in my Spring FABFITFUN box. Once I use up my VS scrubs, I will move onto this one. I am excited to try it and see how moisturizing it is. I know this brand is cruelty free, so depending upon the performance, I might purchase this one. I haven’t even opened it to smell it yet. I am getting so much better at not opening up products until I want to use them. So, this will stay super fresh until I am ready to use it. It is almost double the size of the other ones, so it’s a good value for the money.

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B&BW Seaspray Body Splash

I am currently working on a VS body spray, but besides my glitter one, this is my last body spray in back stock. I am so happy to be almost done with these. I know myself that I do not enjoy using these. I use them as bathroom sprays. If I get more as gifts, that is fine and I will use them as bathroom sprays. I will not be buying more for myself, because I know that I do not care for them. I cannot wait to be out of these. It’s exciting.

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Lush Bar Soap

I have long since forgotten what the name of this soap is. I enjoy the scent of it and once I am done with my current body wash, I will use this soap next. I enjoy bar soap every once in a while. I just don’t feel like they get me as clean as shower gel or body wash and leave a residue. I know the Lush ones don’t do that, which is why I enjoy them. This will be gone before the end of the year after sitting around in my collection for over a year. I should have used it up sooner!

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AXE Dual Shampoo & Conditioner

This is a little throw away bottle that I keep for traveling to wash my hair. If I happen to take a shower at the YMCA after swimming or at the lake or the ocean, I’ll have this with me to use. I’ll buy one at Walmart every time that I run out. I enjoy the scent of axe products and its a two in one which is convenient for just doing a quick wash. I need to pick up a travel wet hair brush as well and I’ll be all set.

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Week From Hell Hand Rescue

I’m waiting for my hand cream to be used up at work and I’ll bring these in. I like to take a mental break at work at my desk and rub lotion on my hands. I don’t necessarily have to have a hand cream. I sometimes use body lotion. I just have to be careful that it doesn’t leave my hands feeling sticky or greasy. I don’t like to type with greasy hands or sticky fingers. It feels so good to have my weekends back and be at the office again. I’ve had enough working from home and being isolated.

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Gingy Assorted Body Lotions

I have 4 mostly full bottles left out of the set of 8, so I finished half of them. I think it takes me like 2 weeks of daily usage to finish a bottle. That is a two month supply of lotion technically. I have gotten out of the habit of lotioning everyday though, since I haven’t been going into work. Now, that I am again, I am going to slowly build that up again. My legs were in much better condition when I was doing that. I plan on wearing lots of dresses this summer, so I want my legs to look as nice as possible.

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Julep Rock Star Hand Creme

Another hand cream to bring to work to use up.

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Claire’s Glitter Mist in Sparkling Strawberry

Who doesn’t love a little glitter? I’ll get some use out of this over the summer on bare shoulders, arms, and legs. This will be something fun to use up. Hopefully, I can use this up over the summer. I would rather own a more adult glowy bronzing oil than straight up glitter, but I will use it up.

Hopefully, I am able to cut this collection down to half size by the end of the year. I just want to enjoy and use up what I have before buying more stuff to clutter my tiny apartment. As long as I have a healthy amount leaving my collection every month, I will be happy about all of the progress that I have been making towards decluttering my back stock bins. I will always have back stock, but the amount that I have is a bit ridiculous for my comfort standards. Makeup, I can get away with having a collection of, but skincare, hair care, and body care does not warrant the massive stock that I own. Here’s to a lighter New Year!

With Love,

Selena

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