Empties for Q3 2015 & Decluttering

Posting empties is like a self justification that I use the excessive things I have. For me, it feels good to be able to use them but that’s mainly skincare. Makeup wise, I give those press samples to friends and family quite regularly so that my stash is manageable. However, my level of manageable is still too much for a person who does not blog. My friends and cousins who saw my stuff go wide eyed. Their first question is always “Why so much?” LOL. I would ask some of them the same question about their bags and shoes. While I do not feel bad of having this hobby, I do feel bad when I have to throw them away because they’ve gone bad. Also, there are some which I just don’t reach for. Many of my blogger friends are minimizing and decluttering, and I am motivated to do so myself. I won’t reduce too much at the moment, because I still can’t let go of some, but here are some things I’m happy to say goodbye to. Here are some that are too old, and some that are not good enough (not even good enough to give to someone else).



makeup toss



I was surprised the Bare Minerals eye shadow duo got really sticky, like the NARS packaging. I’ve had it for a few years, and made good dents in both these eye shadows, so I’m just too lazy to depot and rather say goodbye to them. The Guerlain liquid lipstick dried out after a few years, and the Makeup Revolution lipsticks suck out all moisture from my lips. No thank you. Trashed. The Dior nail polish in Saint Tropez dried up (half a bottle left) but I was gifted a full sized one, so I’m not too sad about this. I love this shade! The Chanel quad, and the Dior eye shadow pencil thingy are tosses. Not good enough. The Benefit shadow… too old.

Then, there are some that I actually used up. Mascaras are easy to use up, and so are liners. So, I’m happy to see a full sized liquid lipstick in here. It’s Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RS312.



makeup used



Of course, there’s skincare that gets used up regularly. . .



skincare full sized used



And some samples that are consumed as well. I’d like to point out this Philip B detangling toning mist. It smelled really bad and didn’t work that well. So, I’m glad this is a deluxe sample size that I bought, and not a full sized one. Other than the Estee Lauder ANR and the Diorsnow serum, I didn’t like any of these samples. Thank goodness there weren’t lots to use.



samples used



Have you been loving anything lately? Do you have anything you love so much you’ve used it up and repurchased? Or is there anything in your stash that you decided isn’t for you anymore?



xoxo Lily