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:
It’s been a while since I last redeemed my Optimum Points. It’s funny to think that only a couple of years ago, I got super excited because I’d finally hit the top tier for the first time ever. Since then, I’ve hit that level several more times. It’s that Optimum app, I tell you! 😀 This points redemption event is a bit bittersweet because the Optimum Points program as it exists now will be gone by next February (read more about it over at fivezero’s blog). I wonder if there will be another redemption event before then. I wasn’t going to take a chance though, so I depleted most of my points at this event. I got:
I should mention that I went to Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) after I’d had a couple glasses of wine so some of my choices weren’t the most sound.
Firstly, I need to make a PSA: once again I’m in SPAM HELL. 😡 I’ve noticed that many of my comments on other blogs are disappearing which means they’re likely being flagged as spam. Please check your spam folder as shown in this post. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 system, not sure if that’s what caused it, grrrr. 👿 Onward to the post!
I didn’t originally set out to compare these two serums, but then I noticed how similar their bottles are:
Right? 😮 I’ve been using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II at nights and the Holika Holika One Solution Anti-Wrinkle for days – let’s see how these two perform and compare.
A couple of housecleaning items to kick off today’s post. First: May the Fourth be with you! 😀 And second: I seem to be in spam hell once again. I’ve left a bunch of comments yesterday on various blogs and they all disappeared. It’s so frustrating when that happens – can you please check your spam box? Click here to see where your spam is located. Thanks!
Onward to my April Trash Stash! This month turned out to be ok for empties – I thought I’d have only a few to show but I am on an ambitious plan to clear out my cabinets of items that just aren’t working for me.
It was fairly well balanced in terms of skincare, body, hair and makeup stuff, actually.
When I look at it all together like this, I think I got a bit carried away with makeup hauling…
But when you pick up a little bit here, a little bit there, it doesn’t seem like it’s that much! 😉 I wasn’t able to go on actual Boxing Day to shop but many of the deals are available for the whole month of January – basically when stores sell out of stuff is when the sales end! 😛
You may recall that last year I did an epic makeup purge! And earlier this year I posted a base makeup and a lip product purge – the common theme on those 2 product categories is that they’re liquid items, with typically shorter lifespan than powders. Today I have a mixture of various product categories including eye, lip, and skincare products – many of which are also liquid or gel formulas.
The reason why these are in a separate purge post rather than included in my Trash Stash is because none of these items are finished / empty. Some items I loved but are too old to use anymore. Sadly, the majority of them will go into the garbage!
I blame Kaily for this one. She came up with this topic and both Sharon and I scratched our collective heads as to how to interpret this. What the heck IS Christmas Tree makeup? So I’m taking the cheatercreative approach and doing a gold theme makeup look, because hey, some people have an all gold Christmas tree, ok:
This gold and diamond Christmas tree was worth $500k with five pounds of solid 18K gold and a 4.52 carat diamond set in a platinum star at the top – in 2007 it was the most valuable Christmas tree in existence (Source).