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 succumbed to beauty deals on Black Friday, after all. I didn’t go into Black Friday with any plans (I had taken the day off work) and wasn’t particularly keen on any of the previewed deals shown online. I woke up super early and arrived at the mall even before 7am – I was surprised that there were quite a few shoppers at the mall this year compared to last year. I keep hearing about the death of bricks and mortar stores, in addition to the decline in the enthusiasm for Black Friday sales. But based on my non-scientific observations, it was busier, especially so early in the morning. Here’s what I hauled:
I’m pleased to say that the majority of the items are for replenishment purposes. Of course, some were absolute impulse buys. 😉
Last Friday evening, four Toronto chicks headed over to the trendy Queen Street West downtown to experience the thrill of making our very own lipsticks at none other than the BITE Lip Lab!
I’ve never made my own lip colour before save for the one time I melted some Vaseline with a bit of food colouring when I was around 12 years old. 😆 Good times! The BITE Lip Lab is just a tad more advanced than my at home “lab”! XD
Here we go again. It’s almost time for everyone to lose their minds because it’s Sephora VIB sale! I managed to achieve VIB Rouge status last year on my No-Buy ( 😆 ) so I get early access and 20% off, starting November 4th until the 7th. Then the VIB level will have 20% off from Nov 11-14th. It’s the highest discount level that Sephora offers in the whole year, so it’s the best time to stock up!
I made a stop at Sephora recently to refamiliarize myself with that store… I feel like I’m drifting away from Sephora lately!
This is the last of my catch-up posts for Project Pan. I’ll be back in sync next Monday. 🙂
Today I’m taking a closer look at an item that has made a few appearances on the blog before but never had its own limelight – the Guerlain Rouge G lipstick in 06 Garance:
While I like some higher end makeup brands, I’m by no means into “designer” makeup brands. I don’t own any “signature” lipsticks from the likes of YSL, Chanel, Dior… the Guerlain Rouge G is the most expensive lipstick I own (I also have another shade, #863 Provocative, a limited edition from 2013 in a black tube) and it cost me C$52 back in 2013 for this. They now retail for C$59 for 3.5g of product. 😮
It’s that time of the year again. The time when desires take over common sense, when the line between “Needs” and “Wants” blur – it’s Sephora VIB sale time! 😆
I know that in previous years, my shopping pattern during Sephora VIB sale has been this: I do some online browsing, mentally prepare a list, then I brave the crowds to go to a Sephora store and pick up the bulk of what I want. Then I come home and do some more online browsing, read some blogs and watch some haul videos to see what other people bought. And then around the final couple of days of the sale, I go nuts and buy a bunch more stuff online. I can’t be the only one does this?