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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 ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜)

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 ๐Ÿคฃ

 

So...do 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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@RGbrown  That's great that you're able to figure out more about what you like through the declutter process. Do you keep a spreadsheet of the names of the lipsticks you declutter so you don't end up repurchasing them?

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@GuessgalUnidentified

Nah, no spreadsheet. Since most of my declutters to date have been based more on formula than anything else, I know at this point not to buy a single matte, ever again ๐Ÿ˜…

 

At some point it may not be a bad idea though, once I start turning a critical eye to what's left and start deciding if certain shades in formulas I do like just aren't quite right.

 

I'm also doing pretty well with my low buy goals, and buying very little anyways...outside of gwps, Lancome Lacquers and a Clarins Lip stain are all I've intentionally added to my lip collection lately. I'm hoping to keep that momentum going...declutter more than I buy...so I can get this down to a collection of loves, and not a massive collection of everything lol.

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@RGbrown Great job! Meeting those low-buy goals is a great feeling isnโ€™t it? After an unrestrained 2017 (๐Ÿ˜ฌ), Iโ€™ve been decluttering and shopping my stash a lot, and so far have reduced my spend by 75%.

 

It feels really good to be loving what I already have and just being happy for others here trying out things that interest me ๐Ÿ˜Š

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@PinkEvergreenUnidentified

2017 was "buy all the things" for me too. It feels nice to knock some of this down to a more reasonable sized collection ๐Ÿ˜

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@RGbrown I totally feel you on the mattes.  I hate how drying they can be and how flat they look.  Give me a lip color with a bit of shine!  Glad to see you're weeding out the ones you don't want.

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@sprockettaUnidentified

Yup, I need some shine in my lipsticks! I'm keeping a very few liquid mattes that are metallic...I can handle the dryness every now and again if it's glittery, but otherwise, mattes are out for me. I just hate that I went so overboard on the matte trend ๐Ÿ˜…

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I am with you on simplifying your daily options, @RGbrownItโ€™s like going to the grocery, I donโ€™t need 15 mustard options, 2-3 works. Itโ€™s too confusing and stressful! Less is definitely > more๐Ÿ˜‰

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@eshoeUnidentified

Yeah, it was getting overwhelming. I think this round finally gets me under 200 lippies, so I definitely still have a massive collection, but I'm getting there ๐Ÿคฃ

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Decided to clear out a few items last night. Interesting that 3 of the 4 are tarte๐Ÿค”B598A75F-6BAA-46C2-942F-14CE17F26550.jpeg

 

 

Spoiler
The B.B. primer is almost full. It was a backup and I havenโ€™t used it in close to a year. I love the Shape Tape formula, this is just too light. The concealer is too creamy and wonโ€™t stay put. The Korres is ok, but like so many of their moisturizers, pills on my skin. I had it in my 10 by 10/10 but am tossing in the towel on this one. I tried to use it on my arms and legs but it stuck to my clothes๐Ÿ˜

 

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@eshoe Good to know about that Korresโ€“ I have a sample Iโ€™ve meaning to tryโ€“ nice to know what to expect!

It seems Iโ€™ve been slowly straying away from Tarte products latelyโ€“ I think Iโ€™m just bored with the brand. I have an eyeshadow palette that Iโ€™ve entered in the Pan It! Challenge Thread, but itโ€™s just sooo boring, Iโ€™m seriously thinking of tossing in the towel!

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Which palette? I am working on the In Bloom one, on โ€˜Flower Child.โ€™ Iโ€™ve come to realize itโ€™s a little too powdery after using it for quite awhile๐Ÿ™„

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@eshoe Sorry, I missed this comment โ€“ The palette I'm currently trying to get through is the Rainforest of the Sea Volume III. 

The colors are just kind of boring and seem to be a lot alike. I also agree that the formula is bit powdery. Not sure how much longer I can keep using it, haha! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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I know, @Shosh85, I feel the same way about mine. Every time I pick it up, I look longingly at my ND and wonder why I am wasting a day with shadow that doesnโ€™t thrill me ๐Ÿ˜† I think I might declutter and send to my niece at the end of this. Thanks for letting me know!

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Found some more things to get rid of and thereโ€™s plenty more to dig through! Most of these will go to my sister and niece!! Iโ€™m actually really sad I canโ€™t use any of those mascaras! โ€“ My eyes water pretty consistently, so I have to use waterproof everything or Iโ€™ll look like a raccoon in 5 seconds! It seems like I get a mascara in literally every subscription and most of the time itโ€™s not waterproof ๐Ÿ˜•

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Re: Show Me Your Declutters!

@Shosh85ooo those battington lashes are amazing, if you dont mind me asking how come your getting rid of them?

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@Anastasiya13 I just don't wear lashes. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ I tried once and they just kinda bugged me. Also, my eyes are super sensitive and water all the time, so this would just be something else in the way. I did, however find a good home for them โ€“ a coworker will be using them for her wedding ๐Ÿ‘ฐ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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@Shosh85aww okay, and yeah they can be weird at first. Thats awesome, they will look amazing on. Btw since I noticed most of those are boxy items too, join the facebook group and you can sell the items you dont want there. Its pretty awesome, and the admins are pretty good too

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@Anastasiya13 Thanks for letting me know! Right now I have enough family and friends that will take things off my hands, ๐Ÿ˜‚ but I will keep that group/thread in mind! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—

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@Shosh85 That's such a bummer to hear about the mascaras, you've got some nice ones there so it's a shame you can't use them! I on the other hand always seem to be running out of mascaras the quickest. Those DR ROEBUCK’S - No Worries Hydrating Face Moisturizer samples (the name changed from FACE to No Worries) are really good! I got a sample of one a while back, but the full size is $45 so I just can't bring myself to purchase it, and I loved it so I highly recommend you give it a try, if you haven't already! Are some of these items from BoxyCharm? Because I recognize a few that I also recieved.

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@Glarson  I reeeeally wish I could use the mascaras! I've heard good things about a lot of these! โ€“ I just know it'll start streaming down my face seconds after applying๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿผ

I have Ipsy and BoxyCharm subs, so most, if not all are from those.

I seriously have sooo many of those Dr. Roebuck's samples! I still have more, just wanted to share some with my sis and niece! I've only tried it once so far and wouldn't say I loved it, more of a "like" โ€“ although that may change once I get through them all! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘

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@Shosh85 That is a big bummer about the mascaras. Yes you should definitely continue to try out those moisturizer samples! I have combo skin and I found that it's one of the only moisturizers I've tried that will soothe my dry areas while also not causing my oily areas to produce anymore oil. I hope you end up loving it after trying it out some more!

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  • Sorry I didn't stage a better pic, but that's 55 lip items that are now gloriously gone from my stash!
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  • And the base was packed carefully back in the box, just in case it might be useful someday :p
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  • I'm quite impressed there were only 4 of about 50 lip products, that means my collection is filled with things I Love!
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  • Dry Masquerade swatches, interior lighting, no primer.