The monetary value of the items I have used up this month is $245.98 bringing the year total to $325.64. I have used up or decluttered 2 makeup wipe packets, 1 setting spray, 1 primer, 1 chapstick, 1 makeup palette, 1 serum, 1 set of lashes, 1 candle, 1 deodorant, 1 cleaning concentrate, 1 hair mask, 5 face masks, and 1 toner. That is 19 items that were used up or decluttered this month. I am ecstatic that I was able to use or get rid of these many items. I used up 3 makeup items this month. I have 9 more items to use up this year for me to be happy with how much of my collection I have used up this year. I have made a care package for a friend who lost her father recently to cancer. I’m well known by my friends to give care packages to those in need.
The monetary value of the items that I have used up this month is $79.66. I have used up 1 makeup wipe packet, 1 moisturizer, 1 dry shampoo, 1 hair oil, and 2 bath bombs. That is 6 items that were used up this month. I am happy with both of these numbers so far. I used makeup 5 times a week every week in January except for the one time I wore it 6 times. I had a date night on NYE. As a result, I already have a makeup empty for February. At the end of January, I had mostly removed the BECCA embossing on the finishing powder I purchased at Marshall’s. My liquid blush is getting down there, and I may have to crack open a couple of new setting sprays soon. I have been enjoying trying on my makeup and rediscovering my collection. Unfortunately, I know that rediscovering some of my items will lead to declutters, but that is okay. It is just taking up space if I am never going to use it. I’m hoping to use up 10 makeup products this year. I am really hoping that I can do it. So far, I have 0 makeup products used up. I already know I will have 1 in February, so I am looking at 9 more. I’m hoping one can be a lip product. Using up 2 lip products would be nice, but I don’t want to push the envelope too much.
How much did you use up?
I use these packets as my morning cleanse. The moisturizer was nice and lightweight.
I love a good dry shampoo, and despite having oily hair, putting oil in my hair once a week keeps it soft and manageable.
I love my baths, and the charms were sooo cute inside them.
These are the last empties of the year for me. Let’s recap!
I was happy to have used up 4 full sizes and one mini. It feels good to see my collection shrink.
I used up a moisturizer and a packet of acne dots, since I have been breaking out more lately.
Since I’m dating, I’m going through more shaving products. LOL. The deodorant didn’t work for me. I’m sad that my little bumbum cream is gone. lol. Plus, two bags of body scrub because, like I said, more frequent shaving is necessary. lol
I used up a bag of bath salts and three bath bombs. I’ve been enjoying the colder weather and taking more frequent relaxing baths.
I used up a hell of a lot of stickers and one pen.
I used up mascara, brow gel, and lip gloss. It was a good last two months for makeup.
I used up a hair spray, my beach spray got busted, a hair oil, and a hair mask. I am surprised by the amount of hair products I have been using up tbh.
Lastly, I used up two incense sticks from Wetch Betch Creations. I love the Sweet Betch scent.
21 items used up and gone. I like those numbers! Now, onto 2023!
I am not focusing on particular products this year. I am going to be enjoying my collection and using what I want. I will naturally be going through the makeup in my collection. I am not setting a goal for numbers this year because it puts too much pressure on me, and this is supposed to be fun. I will track how many days I wear makeup monthly and focus on those numbers instead. Ideally, I want to wear makeup 5 days a week. I work with children, so I do fun makeup looks for them when I have the time in the morning. Otherwise, I have a basic routine, with date nights being the only exception where I do a full face.
I am just looking to get some more consistent movement through my makeup collection as I use items up and declutter whatever I don’t like as I go. I am getting an understanding of the types of makeup that I enjoy. I am focusing on using up my collection to curate it to my new makeup style and preferences.
Considering all of this, my monthly check-ins will look like this: I’ll show what makeup products I used up. I’ll compare how many times I wore makeup that month with the number of days. I’ll also show any new monthly purchases if they are just one-off purchases, not a haul.
I purchased a few things in October. I got some staples and I got some really great deals as well. College started back up for me and I am going full time. My free time is very sparse! So, I might not write a ton on some of my posts when I usually do really long intros. lol. I love the throw pillows that I bought for my couch. It is definitely making the couch look less ugly.
I have had more success this month, but it is only due to declutters. I find them very essential because I don’t want to hold onto makeup that I don’t like when one of my friends could be using it. I suppose that I could sell them on Glambot and I might do that with some of the items that can be sold there to recoup some money. I left off on 11/22 used up/decluttered items last month. The tally is going to go up a significant amount again and I am super excited about my progress.
We can add 6 more items to the list bringing up the total to 17/22. I just need to use up or declutter 5 more products. I’m soooo close to using some items up that I think that I can do it with two months left in the year. The BECCA was too light for my skin. ITEM cream blush didn’t blend very well. RARE BEAUTY primer had too much glitter in there for my liking. I don’t wear false lashes. The lipstick isn’t my color and the TOO FACED liquid eye shadow didn’t stand a chance against my oily lids.
– 1 Items Added To Collection – Down by 16 since last month – $1,274.25 (More product $ used up than purchased)
OMG! I cannot believe that I have used up so much products this year and the amount of money it all costs is insane! lol. I am so glad that I have calmed down my beauty spending and I have only been purchasing items as I need them. Sometimes, I’ll buy something extra just because.
Another month has come and gone. My life has taken so many terms, but everything is on the up and up now. I’m even casually seeing someone without involving my son. We just instantly clicked and hit it off. I wasn’t even looking for anything. It just kinda found me. But you know what they say, when you let go of what is not meant for you, you allow what is meant for you into your life. Now, let’s ger on to what I was able to finish off in the month of October.
3 sheets of stickers, a set of covers for my EC, and 5 individual stickers. That is pretty good. I did take off 2 weeks from stickering because my life got crazy for a bit.
3 Hair care products: Conditioner, Dry Shampoo, and Scalp Scrub. I wouldn’t repurchase any of it. The Matrix I wouldn’t because I now have extensions. It was a very good conditioner. I bought a different set made for extensions from Matrix.
Miscellaneous: Mouthwash, Room Spray, Candle, Deodorant. Still on the hunt for an all-natural deodorant that doesn’t irritate my arms after a while.
Skincare: 2 packages of makeup/face wipes and 1 lip mask. It was a lazy month. lol
Oh, and this mini moisturizer. It was minty.
Makeup: Primer and Blush didn’t work out for me. The primer has glitter and the blush doesn’t blend well. Lashes – I’m giving to J to use. The lip gloss and eye shadow are being trashed bc I caught Dean sticking them up his nose. lol
These are products that I decluttered to J as I can no longer use these on my hair as I need special shampoo and conditioner. The foundation is tooooo light for me and it didn’t appear it from the bottle.
Well, that wraps up this month! What did ya’ll finish up?
– 17 Items Added To Collection – Down by 13 since last month – $922.68 (More product $ used up than purchased)
I made no beauty purchases in the month of September. I did really good on my no-buy month. Now, I’ll be switching gears with toy hoarding for Christmas and my son’s 7th birthday this year! I’m so excited. I’m going to have a party and everything for him.