My Blogging Highlights

I’ve been procrastinating on finishing off this entry since it will be my closure post.  But, enough delay – it has to be done. This is going to be a rather self-indulgent post…

Initially I wasn’t planning on doing a post like this to conclude the blog, but your comments when I made my announcement mentioned that I should be proud of my achievements. And you know what? I am proud of what I’ve created! Let’s celebrate it. ⭐

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Stashy’s Hoarder Stash Giveaway WINNER Announcement!

February just flew by! And it’s the last day of the month which means it’s time to announce the winner to my Hoarder Stash giveaway.

Are you feeling lucky?

I made this! 😆 Got it off this meme generator.

Ok, I’ll stop stalling.  And the winner is…

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Hauluary 2018 – Online Orders

These are an accumulation of online orders from since late December until now…

Some parcels were shipped from local sources while others came all the way from China and Japan. 🙂

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Surratt Artistique Cheek Brush – Review and Comparison

I mentioned in my Holy Grail Beauty Products post that I haven’t done many brush reviews so it’s time to remedy that. After quite a delayed gratification (I first spied this brush in May of 2016, when Polished and Inspired came to Toronto for a visit and we pawed at this at Sephora), I was thrilled to add this delightful brush to my collection. You’ve seen glamour shots of it already, but here’s more:

I started using this brush as soon as I bought it in late November – after washing it first – and I want to share my impressions of it here.

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Stashy’s Hoarder Stash Giveaway!

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED* Winner announced here.

It is universally agreed, I have a hoarding problem. As a parting gift, I’m letting go of some of the items in my stash, as well as some goodies I picked up especially for this giveaway.  These are all brand new, unused, full-sized products.

What’s all included:

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Accountability Summary (+ Makeup Inventory)

In reviewing my post history, I realized that I’ve never once posted an annual summary of my Lo-Buy / No-Buy accountability.

These are all of my accountability posts from 2017.

And I think I know why… because I’m a sneaky cheat! 😛

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Hauluary 2018 – Post-Holiday Sales

I know, I know. I just posted about makeup decluttering and here I am, showing stuff I’m adding to my hoard.  Never did I once say that I wasn’t shopping anymore! (I was just making room? 😆 ) And, I didn’t go as crazy this year with post-holiday sales.

This is called self control in my books! 😉

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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!  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.  No time like now, right?  😉 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! 😆

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.  ❤  To give you a time frame, I still have posts planned that will take us into February.  So I’m still here.  Let’s set all that aside for now, ok? 🙂

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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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. 😛

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.  I decided to do a big post instead of separating into 2 posts, so grab a cup of hot tea. ☕

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