Decluttered | August 2018

Hi Everyone!

I decluttered a lot of makeup because I’m sort of just using a lot of products just to finish them. I’d rather be using ones that I enjoy and want to be using. I also decluttered a lot of nail polishes because they’re old. This declutter brings me closer to streamlining my makeup collection! Yay for progress! → Check out my makeup goals

I finished quite a few products too, check out my empties post.

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara – I really liked this mascara, but it’s way too expensive.

Repurchase? No.

L’Oréal Voluminous Original Mascara in Blackest Black – This was a mascara I originally picked up in high school and I still love it.

Repurchase? YES!

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Life Brand Clear Action Medicated Acne Gel (with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide) – I bought this to try as a spot treatment. I would use this before bed and every single time I woke up, I would wake up with red, puffy skin where I applied it (and the surrounding area). My face would be itchy for the rest of the day and part of the next day. I’ve found that anything stronger than salicylic acid will anger my skin. I can use benzoyl peroxide cleansers because you cleanse the skin and then wipe it off, but I’ve tried different percentages of benzoyl peroxide gels, and they’ve all made my face red and/or itchy.

Repurchase? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer – I got a deluxe sample of this from Sephora. I had to declutter this because the cocoa smell was starting to smell off. I never reached for it as my bronzer anyway because it was too dark for me. I would use it as an eyeshadow more than a bronzer.

Repurchase? No.

Milani Bronzer XL All Over Glow in 01 Bronze Glow – I had to declutter this because I think the fragrance in it was causing breakouts. Plus, it was too orange for me – if I didn’t blend it out really well, I would look splotchy.

Repurchase? No.

I know there’s two Milani products in this list that I wouldn’t repurchase, but I do love other products from the brand → Check out my haul!

L’Oréal Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick in 337 Refined Ruby – This is a really nice vampy red shade. Now that I have two MAC ones, I decided to declutter this one because it’s a bit too dark on me.

Repurchase? I’d consider buying another shade in the infallible lipstick line.

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer 42 – I assume I had the shade Blacquer because it was the black shade. Apparently the full-sized crayons don’t dry out as quickly? I saw in a YouTube video (can’t remember who it was) and the YouTuber said she loved the full-sized ones, but the deluxe sample sized ones dried out faster.

Repurchase? Probably not.

I decluttered 14 nail polishes. I will just list them below instead of describing each one and saying if I’d repurchase. I wouldn’t repurchase any of the ones listed below. The only brand I would purchase again is OPI. Revlon’s brush was flat and thick which I liked. The Maybelline Color Show and Wet N Wild ones were super thin and round which I find useless because my nails end up streaky and it takes a long time to paint.

I was going to show swatches of them, but they’re all so old that I don’t think they even sell them anymore.

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  • Revlon Colorstay 120 Red Carpet (not pictured because I accidentally threw it out before taking the pictures)
  • Wet n Wild Wildshine C485D Black Crème
  • Wet n Wild Wildshine C488B Who is Ultraviolet?
  • Quo by Orly Mega Silver 59397
  • Claire’s Glitter 46813 Click Your Heels
  • Maybelline Color Show Paint the Town 260
  • GOSH 600 Matt Effect Top Coat

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  • OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not (OPI collection de France)
  • OPI On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (Holiday 2012- skyfall collection)
  • OPI Ski Teal We Drop (Fall 2010- swiss collection)
  • Formula X Need for Speed
  • Formula X Racy
  • Formula X Indelible
  • Formula X Flashy

Love,

jen

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