Sunday, November 25, 2012

Used Up

After a lot of beauty hauling, I've amassed an embarrassing amount of makeup, body lotions, and face creams. Recently I've been making a conscious effort to get rid of the odds and ends in my collection, simplifying it down to my holy grail essentials. I've been keeping the small fraction of products that are close to being finished in their own compartment, so I can easily reach for them and use them up.

I've posted about some of these before - Dermalogica skin smoothing cream (nice, but will look for something else), Caudalie thirst quenching serum, NARS sheer glow (amazing foundation!)
I've also talked about these two in a previous post here, and I still feel the same way about them. The Clinique gel is truly amazing, and something I will definitely go back to in the future. For the winter, it is not as hydrating as I would like, but this is perfect for the warmer months. The Dr. Hauschka lip balm was one of the best I have ever tried, and definitely the most luxurious. I would love to repurchase this again and again, if it wasn't so expensive! 
I have to say, I was not impressed by these Prestige mascaras. I've heard a lot of good things about my blackest lashes, and tried out my biggest lashes because I liked the name, but neither of these did it for me. The MAC technakohl liner in graphblack was also another disappointing product. It's not very creamy and smudges on me every time. 
I've posted about the Boots body cream in patchouli & lavender before. It's nice, and the tub looks adorable on my dresser, but I only have eyes for the L'occitane almond oil. I bought the La Roche-posay nutritic emulsion for my dry skin last winter and it worked pretty well while it lasted, but it wasn't exciting enough for me to want to repurchase. 

Nothing is more satisfying than scooping out the last bit of product of a tub that has been lying around for months. Looking forward to finishing more products and cleaning up my collection! Hope you enjoyed this post, 



  1. stupdendous job! i always thinks its amazing when ppl can finish foundations!!

  2. I've been interested in trying the Prestige mascaras because I hear a lot of raves about them. Now I'm not so sure.... Mascaras are so personal -_- I've really enjoyed the La Roche Posay moisturizers I've tried (Toleriane range) so I wonder what the Nutritic line is like. Definitely love using up products myself and seeing what others have finished too!

  3. Only one Prestige mascara has worked for me, they're not great <3

  4. great blog

  5. I'm trying to use up a bunch of products too! I really need to edit my makeup collection!

  6. it's so easy just to stack up on beautyproducts so I try to do the same as you. FInish the stuff!! =)

    Xoxo Frida


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