It’s April already! Did anyone get pranked on April Fools Day? 😛 Mine was uneventful. Here are the empties that March yielded:
I got a bit nervous at around mid-March since I didn’t have a lot of empties in my bag but it seems at the tail-end of the month, I was able to use up a bunch. 🙂
It’s always a mad race at the end of the month to have all my trash presented nicely and the give their final photograph before they’re tossed out! 😄
I’m a bit nervous about whether I hit my target of one per day quota…
First Trash Stash of 2017!
As you may recall, in my 2016 Trash Stash summary post, I expressed interest in trying to achieve 365 empties for 2017 (aka 1 empty per day). Let’s see how I did.
I started this tradition last year and I’ll continue as long as I keep up with my empties. This is what 12 months’ worth of empties looks like:
😮 And since I have last year’s Trash Stash stats, I can also do some year over year comparisons!
Final Trash Stash for 2016!
Fairly routine empties except for one item: I finished a perfume! 😮
At the beginning of every month, I think to myself, “this month I probably won’t have too many empties, I might have 2 or 3 max”. Then around the third week of the month, I am suddenly faced with a bag full of empties. Go figure.
I finished some big containers too.
I skipped September Trash Stash due to post-vacation lethargy and the reevaluation of my life: Why am I not on vacation still? Why is anyone even interested in looking at my beauty empties? Why am I here? Then I snapped out of it and got back into the swing of things. 😛
As my punishment, I now have to root through 2 months’ worth of garbage. At least, I’m not like someone (I won’t say who) with 6 months’ worth of empties to post! 😮
It’s Trash Stash time again!
My empties were heavier on the skincare front this month.
It’s a holiday here today. It’s just called a Civic Holiday but the meaning varies depending where you live in Canada. In BC, it’s called British Columbia Day, in Alberta it’s called Heritage Day… very specifically, in the city of Toronto, it’s Simcoe Day. Simcoe Day is named after John Graves Simcoe, who founded the town of York, Upper Canada, which became Toronto. He was also the first lieutenant governor of the province. Now you know! 😉
Onward to the July Trash Stash:
I’d call this month a pretty average month in terms of using things up, except for ONE epic empty that I’ve been working away at for YEARS.
I mentioned in my recent Misc. Makeup Purge post that I have enough MAC empties to Back to MAC. I’ve been saving these since last year and I actually have enough for TWO items! (6 empties = 1 product) 😀 Here’s what will be going back to MAC:
Clockwise from upper left hand corner:
1) Studio Sculpt Defining Powder (review here)
2-3) Cleanse Off Oil (2)
4) Tendertone in Hot ‘n’ Saucy (shown here)
5) Fluidline in Ostentatious
6) Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20 (shown here)
7) In Extreme Dimension Mascara
8) Lipgelée in Moistly
9) Paints in Magrittes
10) Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (mentioned here)
11) Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium (shown here)
12) Cremeblend Blush in Something Special
In Canada, we have the option of trading for either a lipstick, Lipglass or an eye shadow at stand-alone MAC stores. I dislike MAC’s Lipglasses so I’m not redeeming for that. Since I get to choose two items, why not get one of each of a lipstick and an eye shadow? 😉 Similar to the last time when I redeemed for a MAC lipstick (I ended up with Party Line), I’d like your input on what I should get!