This update is not going to be the best update due to my mental health – I had a complete breakdown halfway through August and makeup and skincare went out the window. Thanks to pharmaceuticals, a great psychologist and amazing friends things are looking better.
I also want to give a shout-out to Bonds of Beauty and Sassy from Birth for their encouragement and support – I am truly blessed to have such wonderful ladies in my life.
1. Estée Lauder Advanced Night MicroCleansing Foam
Steady progress on this, and hopefully this will be gone by the next update.
2. The Body Shop Chamomile Silky Cleansing Oil
This is a real pain to mark. The bottle is coated with a thin layer of oil and it’s gross. I will be so glad when this is gone.
3. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
I like this cleanser, but I’m bored of it. I want to try out some other stuff so I’m really trying to use this up.
4. Monu Skin Hydrating Facial Oil
I’ve finally figured out a use for this as a night cream. I’ve made some progress, but I don’t think I’ll be able to finish it by the end of the project…
5. Elizabeth Arden Visable Difference Hydration Boost Night Mask
I only managed to use this once, and I think there’s maybe 2-3 more applications in here. If I put my mind to it, it will be done.
6. Crabtree and Evelyn Gardener’s Nail and Cuticle Therapy
This is irritating me – I need to use it for just a week and I’ll be done! It’s just such an effort to make myself do it.
7. Unnamed Powder Duo
I re-pressed the powder foundation and I think I messed it up a bit by adding too much alcohol and pressing too hard. It’s a real pain to get any product out. I’m going to try once more and if it doesn’t work I’m just calling it done.
As to the pressed powder, I’m happy with my progress so far and now that the other one is almost finished I can use this exclusively and get it done.
8. The Body Shop Eye Pencil in black
I never realised how quickly eyeliner goes if you just use it! I have a soft spot for this liner as being one of the few products I managed to start using when I felt like makeup again. I’m glad that this is almost gone – I have lots of eyeliner that I’d like to make progress on.
9. Catrice Eye Brow Pencil
Again progress! I am still enjoying this and have even considered repurchasing it once this one (and all my other brow stuff) is gone! I don’t think I’ll be done by the next update, but definitely by the end of the project.
10. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer
There is maybe one use of this left if I squeeze. I really do enjoy this primer but there are so many I’d like to try that I needed to get it out.
11. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
I am so bored of this. I have been using it for months and it does not want to quit. Since I cleaned the wand it’s better than ever and I just want it to be over.
I think that I am done with using this. It’s just too much for me – I have been using it every day for close to 4 months and it’s not going anywhere. I’m going to switch this out because although I want to just throw it away, the waste averse hoarder inside me cannot deal with that right now.
12. Guerlain Lipstick in Beige Mousseline
This is gone! I am super proud of myself for managing this. The only sadness I feel is for the absolutely gorgeous casing that I have no use for. The lipstick itself was lovely, but definitely on the old side and I’m glad it’s out.
13. Avon Lipstick in Black Wine
This was a “gimme” product from the start, and I’m ready to let go. Digging it out with a lip brush is super frustrating and time consuming. I feel like I got my money’s worth and enjoyed this lipstick, and it’s time to move forward.
Onto things I’m subbing in:
14. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer
I enjoy this primer, I even have a backup that I keep in my travel makeup bag, but I want to try more primers. I’m particularly keen on finding more mattifying primers, especially good drugstore options, so if anyone has any recommendations please them below!
It’s currently just over half full but I’m sure I can make a dent in it on two months. Primer is something I use everyday, makeup or not, because it leaves such a soft and blurred appearance to my skin which I like.
15. essence Lipliner pencil in 12 wish me a rose
I have discovered that nude lipliners do very little for me and I want them out. This one matches my essence Lights of the Orient lipstick that’s in my year long project well, and I feel like I can work on that as well as this.
16. Chanel Lipshine in Cancun
All these extremely expensive lipsticks come courtesy of my sister who used to declutter all her stuff to me when I was a broke med student. I’m very grateful, but they’re getting old and I need to use them up. This is very similar to the Guerlain one it’s replacing and I used that up in maybe 10 uses. If I use this and carry it around for touchups I’m sure it will be gone by October.
17. Elizabeth Arden Great Lash Mascara
I love this mascara. It’s one of the few that I will consider repurchasing should I ever use up my 8 unopened mascaras. It has excellent lengthening and defining properties without the spider-lash effect.
Just a note on the pics in here – I am traveling this week and ran out of time to take all of the pics before I left. So I took the pics later that day. Sometimes blogging just has to fit around life.