Saturday, 23 February 2013

Out With The Old...

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Hey Everyone!

 With spring just around the corner (kind of), its time for reorganisation and clear outs. Having tackled my wardrobe, I thought it would be fun to go through all my makeup: cleaning, rotating and chucking! I shopped my stash and have rediscovered products that have been hiding at the bottom of my makeup bag, gave everything a good clean and parted with the products that I don't like and will never use or are finished. I am quite a hoarder with makeup, adopting the 'I'll use it one day' mentality but since my collection is growing I want to ensure I like and use everything I have. I thought that today I would show you what I let go and the reason I did so! 

 Firstly, Stila powder and tinted moisturiser. You may remember the crazy time a few months ago when every blogger and their mum was running out to Poundland because for a short time they stocked Stila. I later found out on a channel 4 documentary that Stila had no knowledge of Poundland selling their cosmetics and the products were at least 8 years old. Eek. They lay in my drawer for ages and I finally said to myself I was never going to use them because of the scandal and they weren't the right colour anyway.

Along the same lines is the Chit Chat Juicy Lipstick which I actually quite liked but I'm chucking as I'm now pretty cautious of Poundland makeup altogether.

The Bourjois Flower Perfection Foundation, Tea Tree Stick, Rimmel Stick Concealer, Sweet Jelly Lipgloss and Clinique Face Wash are all either so old they must be growing new life or are just finished.

I was actually preparing for another round of L'Oreal Telescopic in my current makeup but it smelled really funny so I thought it was time to say bye.

Finally, the MUA primer and MUA stick concealer were only used once or twice but in my opinion did nothing for me and there is no point hanging onto them if I'm never going to use them.

So there we have it! I think its really important not to hoard makeup for months and months (or maybe even years eek!) as it does have a shelf life (although I myself am often guilty of using a product longer than I should). Not only does it free up room in your makeup bag, but decreases the guilt that comes with that new purchase!


10 comments:

  1. I did a big clearout myself, recently. It made me so conscious of the amount of money I spend on products I never/rarely use!

    - Sho
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    1. I do the same! I always wish you could take something back at any point in time and get all your money back- that would be great! xx

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  2. Good for you! I need to follow suit x

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    1. You should it feels good to get rid of stuff! xx

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  3. Well done! I'm just as bad, a total hoarder of make up and other things lol! I recently had a clear out (ish) Lol feels better doesn't it!? did it with nail polishes too.. Lol

    Siobhan xxxx

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    1. Thanks! I know it really does :) Oh I never thought to do nail polishes xx

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  4. Good for you! I really need to sort my stuff out have a spring clean there is so much that I barely use! x

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    1. Thanks! Well you've still got plenty of time- I'm a bit crazy doing my spring cleaning in February haha! Me too- its really good to rotate stuff xx

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  5. I'm doing the same thing right now. But not only make up, but clothes, shoes, etc as well. Check out my blog as I go through each part of my out and do "an out with the old" kind of theme.

    www.makingitsparkle.blogspot.com

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    1. Cool, I'll check that out thanks xx

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