I’ve done a couple of these posts in the past, but I haven’t ended up doing one in a while. I have a few products fro the last one which I’m still working on, but I always like to have a selection from my stash which I’m actively saying I’m trying to use up.
Maybelline Brow Satin Pencil
Maybelline sent me a bundle of products not last October, but the October before and this was one of the ones in there. I’m not really a brow pencil gal, but I’m actually reaching for this more often than I’d expect. When the package arrived unfortunately half of this snapped off straight away and despite the fact I’ve been left with the tiniest stub of product, it’s actually taking forever to use up. I’m enjoying using it, but I’ll be glad to see it gone.
Laura Gellar Spackle Primer
I was in two minds of whether to include this or not, because looking at the tube you’d think that there isn’t much left and you’re probably right, I’m even hoping it will make this months empties. But I’ve been working on using this up since Christmas so it deserves to be spoken about, this is quite a large sized primer, and therefore it becomes the gift that just keeps on giving. I reviewed this here last January, and I’m ready to see this go, mainly because I have not one, but two other full size version of Spackle which I received in Beauty boxes last year ready to go.
Neal & Wolf Velvet Hair Oil
I often say when it comes to speaking about my haircare drawer is that I’m bombarded with oils constantly it seems to be something I’ve received a lot at events and I think I have about 6 which I’ve not even touched yet. I actually really like this oil, it smells lovely, it has this deep fruity muskiness to it, like the Laura Gellar primer it’s the gift that just keeps giving. I only use this on wet hair, and I’ve managed to train my hair over the past few months to needed to be washed 4 times a week down to 2, so despite the fact I use it every time I wash my hair, it’s getting used less frequently. If I’m done with this by the end of the year, I’ve probably done well.
Essence All About Matt Concealer
I think this concealer featured in my first Products I’m trying to use up, and this was the second tube I already had waiting in backup. I really love this concealer, but it’s yet another product that I’m sick of seeing in my drawer now. I reviewed this here, where I said quite often I wear this by itself if I’m feeling a less makeup heavy day, and that’ the same way I’ve been wearing it now. I have plenty of concealers in my drawer at the moment, but it’s one I’ll probably come back to in future as it’s fantastic, and super cheap.
& Other Stories Punk Bouquet Body Wash
This was in a favourites not that long ago. It’s another product that I’ve just become sick of seeing, that pump top releases the perfect amount of product so as opposed to the squeezy bottles from the Body Shop I normally use that last me about 2 months at a time, I waste much less. This has been going since October. AND IT’S ONLY HALF FULL, yes I’ve had a few sample sizes here and there. I’ve been tempted to put this into my cupboard and swap it for another, but I’m trying to not start products before I’ve finished up another.
Juicy Couture – Love Peace and Juicy Couture Perfume
For the past year I’ve been working on really using up my stash of perfumes to a) allow me to buy more as my stash outgrew it’s storage area and b) only leave me with fragrances I love. I’m down to the last few that I don’t want around any more, and this is by far the largest & fullest that I’ve tried to de-clutter yet. I used to be a big fan of Juicy Couture when I was younger, and I bought this blind after hearing lots of Youtubers receive it as a sample when it launched, It’s an okay fragrance, but not one I would have chosen if I was in a shop. It’s very fresh and light, which makes it perfect for spring, but it doesn’t have amazing longevity that means I can still sneak a whiff of it lingering at the end of a work day. I’ve had this out for a month to try and use up and I’ve not reached for it all that much, so I’m declaring publicly my attempts in a bid it will end up in my empties soon.
What products are you trying to use up at the moment?