Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one
Part of my decluttering/simplifying process involves using up things that I already own- especially when it comes to cosmetics and personal care products.
Admittedly, it was sort of difficult at first.
I wanted to try new lotions, thought I needed a new shade of lip gloss, and was positive that a different body wash would change my life. But I forced myself to shop my existing arsenal of products and make use of what was in there, and now I am actually having fun with it. It’s pretty satisfying to use things up, carry the empty bottles to the recycling bin, and magically watch the clutter slowly disappear without having to be wasteful along the way.
As you will see, I’ve made a lot of progress…and this is just the beginning!
I bought this astringent before I discovered how well apple cider vinegar (ACV) works as a toner. I didn’t love it, but I also didn’t hate it. I just prefer ACV, so I will not be repurchasing this product.
As far as pulling oils go, this is my very favorite. I like it even more for pulling than coconut oil! You can read my full review here, but to sum it up, I think that this is the perfect pulling oil for beginners to use.
This was among my Friday Favorites in October, so I obviously really liked it. The color was really flattering, and even MT commented on how much he liked it on me! Unfortunately, it isn’t very natural, so I won’t be repurchasing it. I’m hoping to find a good nontoxic dupe, so if you know of one, please let me know.
These made my 2014 All-Stars, so it is safe to assume that I will definitely repurchase them. If you want silky skin, these are the body butters to use!
Even though I used this entire bottle, I really have no idea if it did anything or not. Therefore, I will probably repurchase a different heat protector for my hair- most likely a natural one.
I actually loved this foundation so much. It made my skin look and feel smooth and somehow managed to look even better as I went about my day. That being said, I won’t buy it again because of the chemicals.
This product rates fairly well on the Sephora website, so there are plenty of people who like it. However, I didn’t really think that it was anything spectacular, and as far as hydrating the under eyes, it didn’t do anything that my eye cream doesn’t do.
I’ve talked this product to death, so I will be short and sweet. I adore it, never want to be without it, and this was probably the 10th jar of it that I have used.
This is a great product that I use on days when I don’t need a ton of extra hydration, and I will most likely repurchase it in the future (although right now, I am using a similar product by Sibu).
I really like the concept of this powder, but I thought that it was kind of drying and cakey and will not buy it again.
This lip balm gets so much love on YouTube and beauty blogs, so I was really eager to get it. Honestly, I was really disappointed and didn’t think it was anything special (especially for the price). I won’t buy it again, and once I finish up the hundreds of lip balms that I already own, I’ll buy something more natural than this.
This is a great gloss! It is hard to describe, but it feels really cooling and light. The color was gorgeous and actually quite similar to the one that I mentioned above by Urban Decay.
This mascara underwhelms me…and it smudges. I’ve since converted to one by 100% Pure and haven’t looked back!
Are you good about using up products that you have already, or are you tempted to buy new things?