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Decluttering My Makeup Stash|Winter 2016

Decluttering My Makeup Stash Winter 2016

Since BeardMan and I decided to stay away from DisneyWorld in 2016, I decided to do my second preferred activity in the universe: Decluttering! 😕 Euh… Not really (extreme sarcasm here…). It’s not even spring cleaning time yet but it looks like mine has already begun (In the makeup department that is, since I seem to be less anxious to do the real spring cleaning). In my beauty world, decluttering means literally throwing hard earned money in the garbage. Bad choices or in my case too many choices are the culprit.

Last year, in my first real decluttering attempt, I threw away a lot of items that were expired or just products that just weren’t up to par! Technically speaking, items still in my collection were all great products (Again, sarcasm here…, let’s say acceptable!!!). So this past week, my inner makeup junkie self had a heart-to-heart with my hoarder side and I reflected on two fundamental questions regarding each product in my stash: First, did I use this item in the last 6 months? Second, if I did not use it, do I realistically see myself using this product in the next 6 months? Two « NO » was a death sentence (or a blessing for my niece)!! Anyway it meant that this article and I were parting ways, that our relationship was over 😥…

I’m pleased to tell you that this massive decluttering won’t happen anymore (I hope!) since I’m planning to be less impulsive for my future purchases (Thank you Low-Buy 😘!!!). As I recently defined in a previous post, one of my goals for 2016 is to stop buying products for review purposes unless I’m dying to try a new formula or for specific needs only. So, here are the things that I’m passing along …

Stila Lip Glaze

I bought a set of these last Christmas and I simply don’t like the formula. They have no staying power on my lips and I often don’t reach for them.

Maybelline Vivids Lipsticks

Maybelline lipsticks are one of the best drugstore’s products available. I own lots of them and I’m really pleased but Hot Plum and Fushia Flash were possibly purchase while on drugs (joke 🙊) or for Halloween since bright pinks are not my style at all.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella & Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Havana

I ADORE both products. I just don’t care for the colors. Might as well pass them along since I won’t ever use them.

Pür Eye Shadow Stick

(Unveiled, Staged & Exposed)

These shadow sticks are surprisingly good! I’m just passing them along since I already have those shades in my preferred Mac Paint Pots.

Maybelline Color Tattoo

(Painted Purple, Barely Branded & Gold Rush)

I love Maybelline Color Tattoo; they are inexpensive (always on sale…) and have a superb finish. Unfortunately, they dry up fast. They are not making the two-hour drive to my niece: in the garbage, they go (Ode to Yoda with this phrase formulation)!

Annabelle Skin True Foundation in Soft Tan

Brand new (still sealed). I have talked about Annabelle’s foundation a great deal on my blog because as a drugstore product, it’s totally my favorite foundation. I bought these shades when I was self-tanning my face (or trying to anyway…)! Since each product broke me out big time and since I moved on from my California babe look, I might just as well send them to one of you (if soft tan is your shade!!!).♥♥♥♥

e.l.f Eyebrow Kit in Medium & Revlon ColorStay Brow Enhancer in Medium Brown & Soft Pink

I’m more on the blonde/taupe side these days so these colors are not suited for me anymore. Furthermore, I really think that investing in great eye brow products is key to achieve exceptional results. As I discovered fantastic Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products in 2015, I’m not really into those two. To be honest the e.l.f does an ok job and the Revlon isn’t that good.

Too Faced A Few Of My Favorites Things

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This casualty of decluttering is the result of my palette addiction: not that it lacks quality or that the formulation is bad; it is just that all the shadows have big time glitters and are unusable on a daily basis! I should have done my homework and read some reviews before buying it… I sure didn’t make the same mistake this past holiday season!! All these holiday palettes should be bought with caution! Cute, totally adorable but unfortunately, a waste of my money…

Are you decluttering in any way?


Ingrid xxx

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22 thoughts on “Decluttering My Makeup Stash|Winter 2016

    1. It was hard to do but it was also a relief !!! It’s so funny because lately I keep seeing girls talk about the Stila lip glosses in their regrets 🙂 Thanks for stopping by xo’s


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh……………. the palette! It’s hurting my heart! Seriously though I bought this in 2014 and then returned it for the same reason, I just didn’t see myself using it. Good for you for letting go! I can honestly say, I’m also not going to be buying so many things unless they serve an actual purpose for me or my channel.

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    1. I’m dead serious when I say that my low-buy is the best thing that could ever happen to me !!! I only buy the stuff that I really need or REALLY want 🙂 My wallet is so happy right now $$$$$ 😛
      I won’t be buying ever again a Tarte or TF Holiday palette (I’ve been burned to many times) Are you feeling better ???


      1. Totally agree with you on BOTH brands for the holidays! I am doing better though, thank you 🙂 I’m mostly just a little sick in the morning now and tired throughout the day but definitely a whole lot better!

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  2. Yes, my declutter criteria is similar to yours! It’s very liberating (even though I had a moment of silence for them).
    You saw I purged so many Maybelline Color Tattoos last time too – they are pretty colours but not good quality. My MAC Paint Pots have lasted me YEARS and still going strong.
    Your niece will be happy to get that Too Faced palette, I’m sure! 🙂

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    1. I feel so good about my recent decluttering & seriously the low-buy is very refreshing 🙂 I’m just realizing how much I was buying anything and everything !!! I have spent 29$ on clearance brushes to date in January; ordinary I would have spent for sure more than 300$ … My niece was ecstatic to get all the stuff !!!
      Do you have “soft tan” skin ???
      BTW The MUFE palette is back on, at 39$ it’s killing right now + the 10% off + Ebates !!!😈

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      1. I’m not paying attention to that MUFE palette! Lalala I can’t hear you!
        Yes, it’s a new mindset – being more critical on our purchases and not shop so impulsively. Although I admit, January has been a lot of makeup spending for ME! 😛

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      2. You are so funny !!!But just saying, when it will be gone, it will be forever … FOREVER !!!!!!!! 😀 I adore this MUFE palette and I was just sharing the love for 39$ …. 39$$$ !!!!!!!
        I think I will never make a palette girl out of you LOL 😛

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