It is kind of funny how many products I use up when I really concentrate on it. Last month I complained that I never seem to throw away any makeup products – and a week later two of my favorite eyeliners became empty. It is a good sign though to deplete more of my inventory because I have got way too many things. I know I know, I probably notice this every spring (and then start hoarding again during fall and winter). I guess it always coincides with me becoming restless and wondering if I’d like to move again. For the notice: I don’t plan on moving any time soon – unless I’d find a great one bedroom apartment for Canavar and me. Last weekend I registered on Vinted (the U.S. version of the German Kleiderkreisel) where I want to sell all the beauty products I neither need nor use [here]. After the spring break I also want to declutter my wardrobe more and offer clothes for sale there.
The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Bubbling Bath: I love taking long and hot baths. The Body Shop bubble bath smelled good and created much foam. I naturally liked it.
Bath & Body Works Magic in the Air Body Lotion: It is one of my favorite companies. On Black Friday I ended up buying a huge bag of products like this body lotion. The scent was really nice, and the lotion as good as all of them.
Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillé Soufflé Body Crème: The consistency of the cream is amazing, it’s really soft. But I hate vanilla smell. This small pot was part of a set I once bought, which is the only reason really why I had the vanilla kind. I only used it on days when I was in a more than awesome mood. But if, unlike me, you like vanilla, you’ll love this cream.
Body & Earth Frosted Berries Body Butter: I’m still using up all the creams from that set. I really like how light the cream – again: definitely not body butter – is. Frosted berries smelled more like any kind of candy, but that was alright.
Pure by Gloss Body Lotion: That was just a bottle from a hotel (can’t remember which one). I love those sizes for whenever I go away again. While I usually leave the soap and shampoo behind, I always take the body lotions from hotel rooms (unless they smell of vanilla, haha).
Batiste Dry Shampoo Light & Breezy Fresh: It is my absolutely favorite dry shampoo, and I’m already using the next bottle. I also talked about it here.
Colgate Sensitive: I only buy toothpaste for sensitive teeth – and they work. My teeth have become quite indolent. There isn’t really anything else to say about toothpaste I guess.
Dermal Bamboo Collagen Essence Mask: A long time ago I had ordered this big set of sheet masks online. And unless I find another one hidden somewhere, this might have been the last one. I actually like the Dermal masks because they are easy to use, don’t smell weird, and my skin really looks plumped up afterwards.
ProX by Olay Anti-Aging Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser: A few months ago I bought the ProX facial brush and a small size of the cleanser was in the box as well. The cleanser was good, I especially liked the exfoliating particles. I’d even buy it again if I didn’t still have other cleansers to empty.
Yves Rocher Néonatura Sap Perfume: I can’t even remember where I have these samples from. But whenever I go away, I take them with me because the scents are fresh and decent.
Gola Classics Eau de Toilette: This was a gift from my granny, who loves to give perfumes and shower gels. I still have the corresponding shower gel. Anyway, the scent was nice and floral so I used it on a daily basis.
Wet n Wild Megaimpact Mascara: As mentioned before, I love small sizes for trips. Wet n Wild mascaras are cheap and do a great job. There’s nothing more to add.
Gosh Base Fixante Waterproof in 001 Matt: I loved this stick. It was a great eyeshadow base and so easy to use. It didn’t dry out although I used it for about two years. Nope, I really used it up. I would have bought it again, but couldn’t find it anymore. So I got another base – that actually proved to be even better than the Gosh stick.
Colourpop Crème Gel Liner in Fast Lane: I loved this dark green eyeliner because it stayed put for a whole day. I use eyeliners almost every day and hate when they eventually smudge or disappear. Now, please don’t ask me why, but for some reason I did not only have this gel liner as a stick, but I also own a pot of the same color. Now I’m using that one a lot, too.
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner Black: This eyeliner lasted a long time. Due to its felt tip it was so easy to paint on. The black was dark and shiny. I simply loved it. But as usual (at least during springtime): I have other eyeliners to use up first before I even consider buying a new one.
So far I have emptied 26 products this year. 18 of them were full size.