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Show Me Your Declutters!

I received an order today with four new lipsticks,

(Lancome L'Absolue Lacquer...I will never ever stop mentioning these every-dang-where πŸ˜„πŸ˜)

but had absolutely no room for them in my containers. While the thought "buy more containers" crossed my mind for a brief second, I quickly dismissed it as I'm starting to feel overwhelmed with too much stuff. I'd been pulling out one or two here and there, but today was the big reckoning!IMG_20180706_201441032_HDR.jpgSorry I didn't stage a better pic, but that's 55 lip items that are now gloriously gone from my stash!

This is only the stuff I pulled today; I have a small train case packed full of the other lippies (and some palettes) that I've been slowly pulling over the last couple of months. Do I still have more I could get rid of? Yeah, most likely...if I was on the fence, I erred on the side of keeping it rather than tossing. And I didn't swatch every single keeper to weed out similar shades, so there's probably still a good bit of overlap in my berry-heavy collection. But my oh my, I feel soooo much better now. I found not only things I had forgotten about, but things I really had no clue I even owned in the first place 🀣 you have too much too? Ready to clear up some space and salvage a little sanity? Share your declutters with us; we wanna see it! 

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One lone item here, but it has been one of the worst products I’ve used and I am so annoyed with myself for sticking with it this long. After posting my everyday look on another thread, I realized I was just repeating the same mistake over and over again, day after day. 4 grams of tarte lid lock were causing me to dread what should be my favorite part of my routine, my eyes. So I did some research and decided on the Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„What a difference!!! I applied my makeup this morning around 9, and when I cleansed my face tonight after dinner, my eyes looked JUST like they did this morning! It was pretty unbelievable. The Nars was so easy to apply, and it worked. I was just about to toss the tarte, but it’s such a pretty jar (glass, too) that I am going to empty it and find another use for it. I am SO relieved! Thanks for the everyday makeup thread, @Shosh85. Without it I would still be applying bad makeup πŸ˜‚

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Still have SO much to go through, but here is my first declutter pile: 




πŸ‘‡ Surprisingly enough, these are all samples I didn’t ask for, haha! I actually think a lot of these smell great, I’m just pretty sensitive to perfumes and heavy fragrances. These will probably end up going to my sister and  teenage niece- they are always willing to take these things off my hands πŸ˜‰



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@Shosh85 I feel your pain about scents sensitivity. It seems older I get I become more sensitive to perfumes or perfumed products. Recently Im really enjoying light, fresh, crisp scents with notes of lemon, grapefruit or/and tea. Out of all the perfumes in your picture Dylan Blue from Versace is probably the freshest, lightest scent. I’m sure your sister and niece will find a number of wonderful parfumes here

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Thanks for the pointers, @Zvezdochka!! Most perfumes and colognes give me headaches or migraines. I usually use things like β€œbody splashes” that have light scents. I am currently using DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom. It’s the only actual perfume I’ve tried that doesn’t give me a headache. It has a crisp, fresh, fruity and floral scent. Even my husband who is also sensitive to scents likes this one and encourages me to wear it! 

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So these are the first things I'm getting rid off. Just have to get myself to stop procrastinating and find them a new home!20180711_200703-1.jpg




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@mganeshaly, I have that Kat Von D Studded Kis sampler, too, and I can't figure out what to do with it!  I think I'll have to declutter it, too.  Great set of declutters!

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@mganeshalyDang girl you have some awesome stuff your decluttering.

@Anastasiya13 Unfortunately they just don't work for me b...

@Anastasiya13 Unfortunately they just don't work for me but they are indeed good products!

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@mganeshalyAww, well at least it makes more room for the products that work for you hon

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Gasp! Not Loccitane hand cream!

@suzyo Hahaha I just don't like those two. The shea one i...

@suzyo Hahaha I just don't like those two. The shea one is too rich for my hands and my hands get all sweaty with the almond one for some reason. I love the rose one but these two just don't work for me unfortunately.

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I'm inspired by this thread, and have an extra few days off so I'm decluttering around the house anyway... have now sent all this to makeup purgatory:




All nice, just not for me. l haven't been able to bring myself to put any of this in the bin, but at least now it's in a separate box to foist on the first lucky recipient I can find πŸŽπŸ˜‚


Basically I just need to never spend money on anything matte, opaque, or mid-toned again... they never stay in my collection. Satin, cream, and "blur" finishes are my matte equivalents.

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Great job, @fieldsofclover!  I’m not surprised to see that Naked Basics palette in your pile! I don’t blame you for being done with it!

I think I have like 3 of those little Smashbox palettes.... I definitely need to de clutter those!

I feel the same way about mattes. I always go for anything that says butter, cream, satin, etc.

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@fieldsofclover Ahh the Naked Basics! I know I have that somewhere, collecting dust.

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@fieldsofclover Ooooh I regret not getting that Marc Jacobs lippie. What about it didn’t you like that it finds itself in your declutter pile? 

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@alexasteph My natural lip color is a pretty dark mauve. I thought it would be an MLBB but it was a shade too light 😿

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@fieldsofclover I see. That was why I didn’t pick it up initially, and I never got a chance to find it in store. The FOMO still hits me though, because even thought I was worried it may be too light, I wasn’t able to ever try it. 

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@alexasteph PM me your address, I'll send it to you!

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@fieldsofclover That’s so generous of you, thank you!! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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RIP to naked basics - I know you tried to make it work for a long time. I purchased it a while back when it was a weekly wow and as soon as I opened it I thought, β€œwhy are 3 of the 5 shades the same?” and then it was returned πŸ§πŸ€” you definitely have much better options in your drawer! @fieldsofclover

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