Massive Purge

You may recall that the primary objective of this blog originally was to reduce my beauty stash. ^^’ I had a three-pronged plan:
A) Stop buying more (No-Buy / Low-Buy)
B) Use up what I have (empties aka Trash Stash)
C) Get rid of items that I no longer use (Purges / declutters)

This post is focused on plan of attack C!Β  I’ve been meaning to post this since early 2017 for “Spring cleaning”, but never got my act together to gather all of the items.Β  No time like now, right?Β  πŸ˜‰ This post will mainly consist of photos and product names listed out. It would take too long to provide a description of every single item with an explanation why it is being decluttered. Just look:

I had to stand on a step ladder to take this photo! πŸ˜†

Hold onto your hats!

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Trash Stash 2017 Summary

Gosh, you guys! I never expected to have the kind of feedback in my previous post. Thank you. Truly.Β  ❀  To give you a time frame, I still have posts planned that will take us into February.Β  So I’m still here.Β  Let’s set all that aside for now, ok? πŸ™‚

Nerd alert: I’ve been looking forward to doing this summary for the past few months. This is the third (and final) year that I’ll be doing this tally:

All of my empties for the year.

My goal this year was to achieve one empty product per day for a minimum of 365 empty products. Let’s see how I fared.

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My Three Year Blogiversary! (+ Announcement)

My blog turns THREE today! πŸ˜€

Thank you to all of you for interacting with me online – I’ve enjoyed getting to know you better and often having a laugh or two in the comments section. ❀

This past year saw some posts that I’m quite proud of, and the feedback from you have been phenomenal.Β  Some highlights of my most popular posts from 2017:

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Trash Stash: November to December 2017

Here’s a combined Trash Stash post for the last 2 months of 2017:

I forgot to take a group shot and was too lazy to take the items out of the bag for recycling. πŸ˜›

I initially felt that my steam dwindled a bit toward the end of the year to finish up products but once I started to list them out, I found that I did finish quite a few items in the last 2 months.Β  I decided to do a big post instead of separating into 2 posts, so grab a cup of hot tea. β˜•

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My Current Holy Grail Beauty Products

Happy New Year! ❀

This post idea came up last year when I posted my yearly favourite discoveries.Β  I did discover some gems in 2017 but I thought it would be more useful for me to list out all my Holy Grail (HG) items instead.

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Happy New Year! Looking forward


⭐ Happy New Year to everyone! ⭐

Change is the only constant.

I’m looking forward to 2018. πŸ™‚

What I Got for Christmas 2017

The Christmas chaos is over! I hope you had a fantastic time. It’s the annual tradition to post what I got for Christmas so here it is! (and as is with tradition, I’m too lazy to take photos so you get stock photos! πŸ˜› )

Smashbox Drawn in. Decked Out. Multi-use Brush Set

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Foundation Application Methods (+ Tools)

It’s been nice reading everyone’s festive holiday posts but this year I just don’t seem to have anything Christmas-y to contribute. I feel like I’ve covered all the Christmas topics in years past – if you’re wanting some festive posts from me, have a read through my Blogmas posts from 2016 and 2015. πŸ™‚ πŸŽ„πŸŽ

When I get the question, “How do you apply your foundation?”Β  I answer, “It depends.”Β  Β I’m not trying to be difficult, because it really depends! πŸ˜›Β  It depends on the foundation that I’m using. It depends on what kind of finish I might be looking for, or the level of coverage I want that particular day.Β  Here’s an overview of methods and tools that I employ to apply foundation.

I’ll also name some foundations that work well with each method.

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November 2017 No-Buy-Low-Buy Accountability

It’s been a while since I last did an update on my shopping accountability – the last one was way back in August, actually!Β  That was to cover June and July spending, so that means I haven’t talked about how August to October went. Those 3 months were my No-Buys months, in preparation for Holiday spending.Β  I’m pleased to report that those 3 months I was too busy to think about makeup.Β  At first I was missing the shopping but I got used to it – I even went to a L’Oreal warehouse and walked away with just bar soap:

I got 4 bars of the Kiehl’s Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub Soap in Coriander. It’s the Limited edition by Kate Moross, which is from this year, it seems? One is already in use, as you can see.Β I paid $8 each for these.

So a pat on the back for me! πŸ˜€Β  But, we’re here to talk about November!Β  I essentially did all of my shopping concentrated between the Sephora sale and Black Friday.Β  In addition, I picked up random bits. A LOT of random bits:

There were just so many deals to be had… how could I resist? πŸ˜‡

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