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How to Organize Your Clothes to Fight Fast Fashion

As a part of my own personal journey, I have dedicated myself to a new way of living. I will come to explain many of my changes over the next few months, but today I am going to tell you about how I am organizing my life to fight fast fashion.

What is fast fashion? Fast fashion is the result of America’s consumeristic attitudes of things. It is the fashion industry pumping out $5 t-shirts made of toxic materials from people slaving away sweatshops. I can’t claim to know all about this subject but there are a few documentaries on the subject such as The True Cost and The Machinists.

So come next year, I strive to have a closet filled with a majority of natural fabrics from ethically sourced brands. But I don’t want to wait till next year, I want to make moves now!

The first step, get educated! If you really want to change your own habit of consumerism and fast fashion, please research it and find your own reasons why. Don’t do it because it’s a trend, do it because you want to. You need to make changes in your own life that will be sustainable for you.

The second step, make your choice. Once you have educated yourself on the issue, make your choice on how you want to tackle fast fashion! Do you want to own only natural fabric clothes? Do you want to own clothes from ethically sourced brands? Or do you want to make the full commitment of organic, non-toxic, natural fabrics, from ethically sourced brands? I would love to make the full commitment, but I’m not personally there yet. I have decided to start by owning equal amounts of natural and synthetic fabrics clothing items.

The third step, take inventory. Take out all of your clothes and lay them down somewhere you can go through them easily. Depending on your personal choice, you are going to separate your clothes into categories. Because of my choices, I separated my clothes into “natural materials” and “non-natural materials.” Because of the clothes I had, I chose to put items that were made of at least 70% natural materials in the “natural materials” pile. Everything else went in the “non-natural materials” pile.

The fourth step, discard. After you have taken inventory of your items, choose which items you are going to donate and/or sell. You need to take this step in order to get to your goal. Take a look at my inventory!

 

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Separated clothing items

The pile to the left holds 41 “natural materials” and the pile to the right holds 68 “Non-natural materials.” I decided to donate 26 of the “non-natural material” items, leaving me with 42 items to *almost reach my goal.

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Items to go for donation.

 

The fifth step, be mindful. Be mindful and aware of the clothing items you have and cherish them. Be aware of the choice you made and keep that promise to yourself. This doesn’t mean that you get to clean out your closet and then when the next holiday sale comes along, you go crazy because you “were so good getting rid of those other items.” This may take some discipline but it is probably the most important step because it is sustaining your choice. I hope this post is helpful in you making the choice for yourself to fight fast fashion in any way that you can.

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Product Empties: August 2017

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Product empties for August. Let’s review and see if I will use these again.

Green Light = Yes purchase again

Yellow Light = Maybe under certain circumstances

Red Light = Nope, not for me

 

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Bath Items

Bath & Bodyworks Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Tea Body Wash & Foam Bath: I am working through my collection of soaps, and I know I like the eucalyptus scent. I think in the future I will mindfully purchase soaps with this essential oil, but not the plastic packaging. Yellow Light.

SweetSpot Labs Vanilla Blossom Gentle Wash: This was a nice find at Target. I like that it comes from 97% natural ingredients, but then it makes me think how long the products last… I used so little each day that it took so long to go through it. Yellow Light.

Bath & Bodyworks Golden Sugar Scrub Warm Vanilla: I bought this on sale because I like sugar scrubs in the shower. But this was used up too fast to make it worth it. I also noticed that the oil residue felt more synthetic than the aromatherapy ones I have used in the past. Red Light.

Nature Republic Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Pack: I got a free sample of this from Nature Republic and the sample smelled so good and worked so well! Once I used up the regular size, I found that it didn’t smell as good, but still worked nicely. Yellow Light.

 

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Skincare Items

Dr. Brandt V-Zone Neck Cream: Probably too toxic to keep around. I bought this because I sleep on my side, which now creates beautiful crease lines on my chest. But I don’t use it often. Red Light.

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Emulsion: I thought I would like this because of the Tony Moly Goat Milk Emulsion I had before. Unfortunately, it was too thick and ended up very sticky on my face. Red Light.

Cover FX Custom Infusion DRops Vitamin C + Lemongrass: I used this not to mix in my foundations but as a night moisturizer. However, after some research, I found that Vitamin C is very sensitive to light. So this bottle is not ideal for keeping Vitamin C. Red Light.

Heimish All Clean Balm: This is a sample size. I found that this does not keep very long. It is a solid-like balm to take off makeup. It works very well and I ended up purchasing two full-size jars. Yellow Light.

Sephora Mud Mask Purifying & Mattifying: This was a nice clay mask at an affordable price! I don’t know all of the ingredients so I will have to check to see if it’s non-toxic. Yellow Light.

Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel: This is a great kind of product. I know there are other kinds of brands that have similar peeling gels and they work well for people who need exfoliation but hate physically sloughing off the skin. I prefer the latter, but do enjoy a gentle peel once in a while. Yellow Light.

Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser: This one was interesting because it was black and had a warming sensation. I don’t think it helped my acne and I don’t think it was worth it at all. Yikes, I guess I just don’t like Boscia products. Red Light.

The Face Shop Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Foam: A very nice gentle cleansing wash that takes off residual makeup. It doesn’t dry out my skin and is very affordable. Green Light.

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Makeup Items

MAC Prep + Prime Fix Plus: I caved in and purchased this because of popular Youtube stars. In some ways, it worked for me helping to set makeup or make eyeshadows more vibrant. I already have some backup setting mists so this won’t be on my list for very long. Yellow Light. 

Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara: I liked this mascara from a couple years back. But for some reason, the wand is too flexible and doesn’t coat my lashes very well. Red Light.

Benefit Rollerlash Mascara: Love this mascara! the wand is perfect and the formula works well for me. However, I am working on becoming more cautious of the ingredients going in and on my body. So I will check if this is non-toxic. Yellow Light.

Maybelline Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint 05 Stripped Down: The color was perfect, but it separated on my lips after a while of wearing it. Red Light.

TonyMoly Peach Lip Balm: This smelled nice and is a thin consistency. This did not have a long shelf life so it turned stale on me kind of quick! Yellow Light.

TonyMoly Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist Facial Spray: This was supposed to help keep my oily skin from getting crazy, but it didn’t work. It just smelled strongly of alcohol but came in a cute package. Red Light.

As you can see, I’m trying to use up my products wisely, but also moving on to making wiser choices about what I put on my face. Have you been more mindful of your beauty products? Let me know if the comments below.

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Crisis Closet

This past weekend I helped a single working mother regain her space! In our initial consultation, she shared with me how stressed she gets in the morning just trying to find an outfit. She said, just looking at the space gives her stress!

The purpose of her closet is to hold her clothes, nice shoes, personal linens, and important papers. After going through all of her clothing items, we found that she has more than enough room to store her clothes and personal items. Exciting!

When listening to her concerns, the main thing she knew she wanted to be changed was to move her towels from one corner to the other for easy access.

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After taking inventory of her nice work clothes, I decided to make that the main focus of her space. Here you can see that the long side of the closet holds her dresses, jackets, and blouses neatly spaced.

*You want to make sure you have enough space between hanging clothes so they don’t wrinkle when being stored.

After seeing her space so open, she made the decision to move her shoe storage to the side wall, and her plastic drawers to the back wall. Now the plastic dressers are a holding spot for her purses that she uses daily.

Love the transformation? Book your free consultation today!

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Personal Resolutions

If you look back in my blog, you can see my obsession with beauty products. It took a turn when I discovered Korean Beauty products that work so well for such an affordable price. However, my life is taking different turns and I am making my own personal resolutions.

No more beauty products or skin care products for me! I have no need for new products and I do not want to be a victim to consumerism. So I am making changes. From June until December, I will not be purchasing any new beauty products. Who’s with me?

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Product Empties: June 2017

Product empties for June. Let’s review and see if I will use these again.

Green Light = Yes purchase again

Yellow Light = Maybe under certain circumstances

Red Light = Nope, not for me

Skincare

Goodal Trans Foam Cleansing Oil: A gel-like consistency. Not oil. It cleaned my skin from makeup really well. Green Light

Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner: I first started using this product by patting it on my skin. But then I found that I like it best wiping it with a cotton pad. Yellow Light

Tony Moly Goat milk Moisture Toner: I loved how this toner helped to moisturize my skin, almost like an emulsion but thinner. Green Light

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum: Almost sticky gel to help exfoliate your skin. I couldn’t use it regularly to make a difference in my skin. Red Light

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater: I loved the smell of this. It was perfect for daily use. Green Light

Caudalie Vinoperfect Moisturizer and Radiance Serum: Got this for free from Sephora as a birthday gift. It worked nicely and didn’t give me any bad skin. Yellow Light

Erborian Bamboo Eye: This was promising, a matte moisturizer for your eye area. It didn’t work for me. I was super dry and had to layer it with another moisturizer before I gave up on it. Red Light

Skincare continued

Seacret Clarifying Mud Mask: This is a gentle mud mask that doesn’t dry all crusty. Yellow Light

Lush The Sacred Truth: Oh yes, I love this mask. I love most of the fresh masks from Lush. Green Light

Boscia Luminizing Black Mask: A black peel-off mask to help pull out impurities. Doesn’t work well at all! It will take a while to dry and doesn’t pull out half of my impurities. Red Light

Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration and Firming Serum and Cream: I recently purchased the Tatcha set from TJ Maxx for a crazy discount. I needed to try it asap before it expired. So, I love it. It is so gentle but helped to keep my skin clear of blemishes. Green Light

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Wipes: Love! Green Light

These sheet masks I reacted to and got a pimply rash on my face if I kept it on longer than 5 minutes. Red Light

Bath & Bodyworks Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint Body and Shine Conditioner and Body Wash Foam Bath: The conditioner gave me the best smelling hair that lingers. But it didn’t condition it so well. The body wash smells the same but I love that it is a gel formula. Red Light for the conditioner & Green Light for the body wash

Bath & Bodyworks Japanese Cherry Blossom Golden Sugar Scrub: Bought this on sale and chose this scent because I like the lotion version of this. Found out that I don’t favor the scent as a sugar scrub. Yellow Light

Destiny Boutique Charcoal Facial Detox: I tried this as a face wash but found that it was too slippery. I ended up using this up as a body wash. My body scrub ended up turning black but whatever! I didn’t want to wait. Yellow Light

H2o Plus Spa Sugar Scrub: I love this stuff. I usually only find it at Ross. Green Light

Toms deodorant: This is the only natural deoderant I have quick access to. I have used natural deoderant (or aluminum free) for almost five years. I chose to change my deoderant because I was having issues with sweating and irratation. Ever since I have changed, I have less sweat and less irratation. Green Light

Victoria’s Secret Scandalous Fragrance Wash and Lotion: I got this as a part of a gift set. don’t like these but I do like the scent. Red Light

Nature Republic Aqua Cream: This was supposed to be good for oily skin. I just couldn’t continue using this because it was too fregrant and super sticky. Red Light

Maybelline Dream Cushion: This worked out nicely for me. BUT! You get half of the product for an expensive price (for drugstore). One more issue I have with this is the fact that you have to keep opening the product with the sponge. I felt like it turned bad because of exposure to the air and bacteria. Red Light

Maybelline FIt Me Foundation Stick: I used this as a contour stick but found that it was blending away and not showing up to make a difference in my look. Red Light

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip: Love this product, but this one just got bad and expired. Green Light

I finally went through my nail polish and moved it from storage. I swatced everything and found that these are not my favorite colors or have gone bad and just don’t work.

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Makeup Declutter: Tools

So I realized that I never finished all of my decluttering series. Here I am, completing my tools to be decluttered.

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Hmm. It all seems unnecessary when you look at all of it together.

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Dirty brushes mean well loved!

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Morphe M439: I love to use it buffing in liquid foundation.

BH Cosmetics 113: my all in one extra powder brush, it is slightly domed at the top so it is good for buffing and blending loose or compact powders.

E.L.F.: Don’t know the exact name of the brush but it is awesome! Love how soft it is. I use it for bronzer or other face powders.

E.L.F. Powder Brush: I like using this for my compact powders to grab the powders evenly.

Sigma Flat Kabuki F80: Originally this was my liquid foundation brush, but it can be used for either liquid or powder foundation.

Morphe E26: This is used best with my compact creme foundations. I can use it to put different contour colors in the perfect place. It’s a good brush to have for cream contours.

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E.L.F.: Don’t know the name of this one either but it can be used to easily place contour powders.

E.L.F. Blending Brush: I like using this to blend out powder contours.

Morphe M601: This is generally used for highlights and brushing away eyeshadow fallout.

Real Techniques Blush Brush: I use this to set my foundation with setting powder. It keeps the powder light and not caked on.

Real Techniques Setting Brush: I originally tried using this to set my undereye area but now use it for highlighter.

Luxie 522 Tapered Highlighter: Great for highlighting.

It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Angled Radiance No 10: Perfect blush brush.

BH Cosmetics 117: I use this for my shimmery blushes.

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Yes, I even have these artist-like makeup brushes. These were bought from TJ Maxx. The foundation brushes work well and spread product evenly. I use them for liquid and powder products. My only complaint is that these brushes are too cheap and two of the brush handles have broken on me!

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Not going through all of these. Admittingly, I love all of my blending brushes and the cheapest brush all the way on the left is my favorite brush to place my base eyeshadow. The Younique brushes work so well and are perfect for traveling with.

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These are the brushes I am parting with. I have no use for them, or they are fraying. Thanks for reading! Or just for looking at the pictures ;)…

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Makeup Declutter: Liquid Lipsticks, Gloss & Pencils

Of all the makeup products I have, lip products are ever growing. So many different colors, textures, and finishes. Yikes!

 

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Decluttered the lip products I am holding

 

Liquid Lipsticks:

I have a few brands and I love each of them in their own ways.

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks: Soft and mousse-y texture, dries down nicely and does not transfer.

Tarte Tartiest Lip Paints: Creamy texture. It takes a while to dry down so it will transfer before then.

Jouer Lip Creme: Mousse-y and slightly sticky till it dries.

Lime Crime Velvetines (not pictured): Liquid formula that feels thin but very good color payoff.

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick: Mousse-y and slightly sticky but I love the colors I have.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip: Thin and liquid consistency. Opaque in color but also very drying. Depending on how old your product is, it can crumble throughout the day. If it is new, you shouldn’t have any problems!

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip: Very comfortable on the lip. This does not dry down, this does transfer. But if you don’t have a problem with reapplying then you should definitely go for it!

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Glosses:

Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip: Love this stuff. Some of them have great color payoff. They feel comfortable on the lip, not too sticky. My one complaint is that there is no scent. It would make it a more pleasurable experience.

NYX Butter Gloss: I like the slightly sheer color and slippery formula. Plus it has a soft sweet scent.

Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain: I wanted a cheap glossy crayon to replace my Clinique Chubby stick that I love so much. So far it is good enough.

Shea Moisture: Didn’t love the color so it is gone.

Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm: These were nice but turned stale so they had to go.

Colourpop Lippie Stix Sheer: Love this formula and wish they will come out with more colors.

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Lippie Stix, Lip Liners, and other Crayons:

Colourpop Lippie Stix: I love the scent and formula of all of these. I only tossed the old and bold colors I am not using anymore.

Colourpop Lippie Pencils: Love the matte finish and creamy texture. I think they did a great job with these.

Other Crayons: Don’t remember the names of the brands but I just didn’t want to keep the bold colors anymore.

Yes, lip products are a bit hard to declutter because of all the different types out there. Sometimes I just want variety! But they do get old, and it just not would be hygenic to keep using old lip products. Let me know how you are doing!

-Aurora D.

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Makeup Declutter: Face Powders & Single Eyeshadow

I’m on a roll with getting rid of the old products. However, I feel like you could keep powder products forever!

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The top picture shows the mess I had stored in my drawer that includes bronzers and face powders.

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Powders

I love my loose power from Younique. The texture is so fluffy, I will need to order more soon and encourage you to do so as well!

Other powders are either finishing powders, blotting powders, or powder foundation. I will make it a priority to work on using my powders on light makeup days.

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Single Eyeshadows

My Colourpop Super Shock Shadow collection. I mainly have warm tones but my shimmer shades are my favorite! The other shadows came from subscription boxes or other makeup sets.

I got rid of the basic shades and kept the shades that are more unique or ones I don’t have in my palette collection. I also chose to toss the Colourpop shadows that were dried out (one setback to the shadows).

Looking at my collection, in the future, I want to have single eyeshadows in a pan to easily put in z palettes. Single eyeshadows are just not as nice to store!

Let’s see what my makeup future holds.

-Aurora D.

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Makeup Declutter: Blushes, Bronzers, & Highlights

I realize wow, I have too much. #Konmari 1, 2, 3!

Ugh, this is more than I can handle. Blush, I do not see myself actually using most of these. I also realize that I only like neutral tan/peach colors.

I am keeping…

KVD Shade & Light Blush in Mickey + Mallory: It’s soft and leaning more on the peach color.

Milani Powder Blush 10 Awakening Rose: Love this color and it is cheap enough to try other colors.

Becca Mineral Blush in Wild Honey: Love the color too much to part ways.

Mellow Face Blush in Bronze: The closest color to my Becca Blush.

E.L.F. Baked Blush: These are perfect if you want a little glow with your blush.

Nars Blush Orgasm: Iconic color.

Japonesque Velvet Touch Blush in Shade 02: A very close dupe in color to Nars Orgasm with less shimmer.

Bronzers/Contour:

Keeping…

It Cosmetics Live, Love, Laugh Vitality Face Disc: It is soft and is a good color match for me during the winter time.

E.L.F. Blush and Bronzer duo in Fiji-matte: Using this constantly now. It is super easy to blend and the perfect pan size to bring traveling.

Naked Flushed Native: I bought this a while back but I found that I just can’t use the blush and highlight. I will keep because it is beautiful to look at and the bronzer can work with my skin tone.

E.L.F. Bronzer Pallette: Cheap and a good mix of bronzer colors.

Benefit Hoola travel size: I love how small it is and that even with my medium skin tone, it can work for me.

Maybelline FitMe! 330 Stick Foundation: I use this as a cream contour. It is super easy to blend. Love it.

Wet n Wild Megaglo Contouring Pallette Contour in Dulce De Leche: I will use this in the future when I get darker during the summer months.

Cover FX Contour Kit G Medium-Deep: I want to use this when my Maybelline stick runs out. Spent some $$ on it so I need to use this up!

 

Highlights:

Confession time. I didn’t toss much. Only tossed the pink Wet n Wild Fergie pan and two of the highlights in the square golden pans (don’t remember the names because they were bought on sale at Ross). They are all just too pretty!

Okay, let me know how you are doing with your decluttering below 😉

-Aurora D.

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Makeup Declutter: Eyeliner, Mascara & Brows

Eyeliner, mascara, and brow products are somethings I use often when wearing makeup. Let’s be out with the old!


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They either work or they don’t. I have kept a few, thinking that I would make them work, but there was no use. Some were tossed because they dried out. Others were tossed because they smudged before the end of the day. I’m starting to learn more about which ones work best for me.

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Mascara is pretty easy to tell once it has gone bad, it smells and it dries up. I have decided to toss the mascaras that smudge on me throughout the day. Since I have a handful of mascara, I did a daily challenge. I wore a different mascara each day and by the end of the day if it smudged, it went to the trash.

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Brow products! I never used brow products till a person at the Benefit Brow Bar filled them in for me after a wax. I was hooked! And very surprised at how easy it was to do. And now I have a few products that I know are still easy to use. I ultimately tossed the highlighting product and the Ofra brow pencil because it was too waxy and felt uncomfortable.

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Ok I can see I honestly don’t need to purchase anymore makeup products for like an entire year! Goodness gracious, I know I should stop. Are you decluttering? Let me know how it is going! 😙

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Product Empties: April 2017

Product empties for April. Let’s review and see if I will use these again.

Green Light = Yes purchase again

Yellow Light = Maybe under certain circumstances

Red Light = Nope, not for me

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Clean it Zero: I like the thick texture and it helps to break down my makeup. This does not always get my mascara off and I would go in with another cleanser to get it all. Don’t open your eyes while you use this, it can sting 😣. Yellow Light

Nature Republic Jeju Sparkling Mud Cleansing Cream: Very moisturizing and a nice way to get off light amounts of makeup. Dry skin people will like this one. Red Light

Glamglow Super Cleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser: I was pleasantly surprised to like this product. It was a thick dark cream that got a little foamy while washing with water. It helped my oily skin, and I would purchase this again. Yellow Light

Nature Republic Fresh Herb Snail Cleansing Foam Snail: This was cheap. It left my skin squeaky clean. But also left my eyes stinging. Red Light

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Skin Food Rice Mask Wash Off: It was a gentle scrub. People with sensitive skin will like this. Red Light

Skin Food Sesame Hot Mask Wash Off: A gentle scrub that warmed parts of my face. I could only feel the warmth on my nose and around my lips. Red Light

Glamglow Supermud Tingle Exfoliate Treatment Mask: Yes I tried the hyped product. It did help to bring the junk in my pores out to the surface, but I still had to get everything out with a pore strip or something similar. I will only repurchase it if is on sale. Yellow Light

Lush Rosy Cheeks: Love this. Its price is right. Helps calm my skin when it gets red or irritated by other products. I know I can rely on this. I will repurchase. Green Light

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Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream: Love this! Gel eye moisturizer that is light enough to wear under my makeup but moisturizing enough to solve my undereye problems. I will definitely repurchase. Green Light

Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins: This was nice but I didn’t see a difference in my skin. I guess it is more of a preventative measure. I might repurchase this again. Yellow Light

Blithe Vital Treatment 8 Nourishing Beans for Multi activating & Lifting: Within the first week I saw a difference in my acne red spots.  It lasted for about six weeks. Then after that, I couldn’t see improvement. I don’t know if it was because I was trying different skin care products that affected it. Yellow Light

Bath & Bodyworks Aromatherapy Stress Relief Eucalyptus Tea Body Cream: I really like this calming scent. Plus it moisturizes well enough for me. Yellow Light

There you have it. A short review of products that were used up well. Let me know if you too feel awesome after using up beauty products!

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Makeup Declutter: Concealors & Primers

Safe to say for people who have a collection of makeup products, we keep it past the expiration date! But using expired makeup could lead to skin problems like a pimply rash or eye irritation. Let’s all strive to go through our collections twice a year.

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Primers

J. One Jelly Pack: This is an interesting primer. It squeezes out like clear glue. It is super tacky. I feel my skin very firm when I use it but have not used it enough to see if I love it.

Murad Oil-Control Mattifier: After trying a deluxe sample of this I was hooked! It feels comfortable on the skin and helps to keep my skin looking natural and not dehydrated, while still mattifying. I will continue to use and repurchase this.

Becca Backlight Priming Filter: I had no real intention of using this because I thought it wasn’t going to work for my oily skin. It was purchased with a Becca set including other fun products I wanted to try so it was a surprise when this worked well for me. It smells nice and gives a pretty sheen to the skin. I use it under my light to medium coverage foundation.

Benefit The Pore-fessional: This product does not work for me. It feels nice on the skin and helps to fill in pores but it tends to make me more oily throughout the day!

Too Faced Shadow Insurance: One of my favorite eyeshadow primers around. It smoothes out my skin and keeps my eyelids a comfortable matte. I am never able to even complete a deluxe sample before it starts to go bad. So it seems I need to replace it now before I start getting eye irritations.

 

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Concealers 

Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer MediumThin consistency, smells like artificial coconuts and blends well. It is a good color to put on my red spots around my cheeks and chin. I do not use if for color correcting (I don’t like using too many layers) but it does work nicely. I cannot use this under my eyes because it separates throughout the day.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer Med-Light NeutralFavorite! This color is perfect for me and under my eyes. It is neutral, so it covers discoloration under my eyes but doesn’t brighten (too much). I can blend this easily with a sponge or just my fingers. I will continue to use this and repurchase.

Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer NeutralizerI used this in another color and loved it for travel. It is so easy to blend and a thin consistency. However, this was not my color. I will get rid of it.

Benefit Fake Up 02 MediumDespite my oily skin, I have dry under eyes and this is so moisturizing! I love it for my minimal makeup days when I don’t need perfectly matte skin.

Boo-Boo Cover-Up Concealer: Got this in a monthly subscription box. I never would have tried it otherwise but it is great. It is creamy and covers “imperfections” well.

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector: This pot cream is very easy to use. One little touch of my finger spread to another finger and it is just enough to spread over both under eyes.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-aging Waterproof Concealer: A light salmon color to conceal dark under eyes. This is thick and creamy. I need to play with it more, but I am willing to part with it.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer: This is a darker salmon color to conceal dark under eyes. Again, thick and creamy. I am willing to part with it.

Today I wasn’t very successful because most of these products are reasonably new. I am getting rid of the Pore-fessional and replacing the Shadow Insurance with a new one. I am tossing the Maybelline Age Rewind and then trying both It Cosmetics Concealers to see what I want to do with them.

Are you purging parts of your collection? I’d love to hear about it! Comment below to let me know how the process is going for you.

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