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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Every beauty product I've recently used up, passed on, or recycled/thrown away...

...Or, at least the ones I can remember. I'm sure I've missed a few things here and there, and I'm certain I'll be able to go through everything again in a few weeks and find more things to pass on or put in the recycling, but this list is long enough already.

Over the years I watched as my beauty cupboard slowly filled up, with roughly an even split between products bought myself and products sent to me for review. Eventually, delving inside became an overwhelming task and I immediately stopped buying new things and now almost never accept things for review. After actively trying to use up everything that was still in date that I liked, giving away lightly used things that I wasn't so keen on to family, and weeding out everything I had owned for far too long, things are finally feeling much more manageable.

Writing this list has been all the motivation I need to continue to be much more mindful now with what I buy, and to really think about whether I need something or just want something.

C H E E K S .
NARS Orgasm Blush [Gave away]
NARS Deep Throat Blush [Gave away]
NARS Sin Blush [Gave away]
Benefit Cheek Palette [Sold + money donated to charity]
Illamasqua Tweak Powder Blush [Expired]
Illamasqua Promise Cream Blush [Expired]
Illamasqua Laid Cream Blush [Expired]
Benefit Hoola Bronzer [Expired] 
Rimmel Santa Rose Blush [Expired] 
Benefit Rockateur Blush [Gave away]
Benefit Benetint [Used up] 
MeMeMe Coral Blossom Stain [Expired] 
Collection Shimmer Shades Blush [Expired] 
Stila Convertible Colour Palette [Gave away]
Make Up Revolution Highlighter [Gave away]
So Susan Liquid Highlighter [Gave away]
Sienna X Bronzer [Expired]
Mini The Balm Frat Boy [Gave away]
Canmake Blush Duo [Expired]

L I P S .
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector x3 [Expired]
My Little Box Lip Balm x2 [Used up]
Lollipops Lip Balm [Used up] 
Too Faced La Creme Lipstick x2 [Sold + money donated to charity] 
Seventeen Beehive Lipstick [Used up] 
Ted Baker Lipstick x3 [Expired]
Dior Lipgloss [Expired]
Burt's Bees Lip Balm [Used up] 
MAC Creme Cup Lipstick [Expired]
Model Co Lipgloss x3 [Expired]
The Body Shop Red Lipstick [Gave away] 
Carmex Tinted Lip Balms x3 [Expired] 
Topshop Lipsticks x2 [Expired]
Burt's Bees Lipgloss [Expired] 
Sleek Pout Paint [Expired] 
Benefit Hoola Lipgloss [Gave away]
I Love... Tinted Lip Balms x3 [Gave away]
Kiko Matte Liquid Lipsticks x3 [Gave away]

E Y E S .
Seventeen Doll'd Up Mascara [Used up]
Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara [Used up] 
Benefit Bad Gal Lash [Used up] 
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette [Sold + money donated to charity]
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette [Sold + money donated to charity] 
Benefit Eye Bright [Expired] 
MUA Eyeshadow Palette [Expired]
Essence Princess Lash Mascara [Used up] 
Glossybox Eyeshadow [Gave away]
Various pairs of lashes [Gave away]

F A C E . 
Lily Lolo BB Cream [Expired] 
Seventeen Stay Time Concealer [Used up] 
Maybelline Fit Me Powder [Used up] 
Illamasqua Primer [Expired]
Benefit Porefessional Primer [Expired] 
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation [Used up] 
Seventeen Pot Concealer [Expired] 
Pur Minerals Powder [Expired]

H A I R . 
John Frieda Go Blonder Lightening Spray [Used up]
Charles Worthington Texturising Spray [Used up] 
Beauty Protector Shampoo + Conditioner [Used up]
Lee Stafford Purple Shampoo [Used up] 
Boots Strawberry Shampoo + Conditioner [Used up]
The Body Shop Banana Shampoo + Conditioner [Used up]

S K I N . 
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish [Used up] 
Soap and Glory Orangeasm Shower Gel [Used up] 
Superdrug Vitamin E Moisturiser [Used up] 
Good Things Scrub [Used up] 
NEOM Scrub [Used up] 
Organic Surge Shower Gel [Used up]
Heal Gel Intensive [Used up] 
Heal Gel Eye Cream [Used up]
Origins GinZing Moisturiser [Used up] 
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum [Used up] 
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Moisturiser [Used up] 
Balance Me Eye Cream [Used up]
Treacle Moon Marshmallow Shower Gel [Used up]
Mini VitaCoco Coconut Oil [Used up] 
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisturiser [Used up]
DHC Pore Face Wash [Gave away]

N A I L S . 
Approximately one million Essie nail polishes

P E R F U M E . 
Escentric Molecules 01 [Gave away] 
Marc Jacobs Dot [Used up] 
Marc Jacobs Honey [Used up]
I Love... Coconut + Cream Body Mist [Used up] 
I Love... Raspberry + Blackberry Body Mist [Used up]


  1. Such a cool list, loving this post! Great idea.

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  2. I so agree with you. I have been doing the same, trying not to splurdge too much on many things and also tidy up/remove what I no longer use.

  3. Wow I admire your commitment to narrowing down your collection! I just couldn't do this xx

    Ioanna | hearting.co.uk

  4. Wow, that is an impressive list of products! I used to have a huge collection as a result of reviews, blog event goodie bags and my own (over) spending but it's so much easier having a pared down collection! x

  5. That is quite the stash! It can really get overwhelming can't it?! It's so nice to have a bit of a clear out from time to time :) I hope your family members/friends will enjoy using the products you've gifted to them - that is really sweet of you <3 xxx

  6. I love this idea for a post Jennie! Some amazing products here and I think it's wonderful you've given many of them away <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  7. That's a pretty hefty list! I have to move out of my flat for summer (student problems) so think I'm going to have to be ruthless in clearing my collection. x

  8. Wow, love this post Jennie. Made me motivated even more to declutter and get rid of everything that's old or not suitable for me :)
    But I do cringe to see some high-end products go to waste, eeek >.<


  9. Wow! I'm seriously impressed Jennie and also quite inspired. I have so much stuff that I've had longer than I can remember... I think I'm going to have a little clear-out tomorrow. Thank you! <3

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  10. Wow. I think I need to stop hoarding products! It's so hard for me to let them go though!



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