In June I embarked upon a little beauty challenge with the Canadian Beauty Bloggers to finish five products that have been hanging out too long in my collection. Instead of choosing things that were easy, or things that I was close to finishing, I took a different tactic. I decided to try some things that had been hanging along way too long in my home.A body wash (which I'm notoriously bad at finishing) a super-strong face wash, a powder compact, a body lotion (I have SO MANY!) and a lipgloss. How'd I do? Check the side-by-side comparisons!
Bath and Body Works Pumpkin Latte Body Wash
Of course, almost immediately after declaring that I must finish this body wash by fall, I open up some travel ones and tried to dust those off instead. So, needless to say, I still have a bit to finish off. But guess WHAT? It's PUMPKIN SEASON so I finally smell appropriate to the season again. I guess that's a plus? But good lord, if this is the rate that I finish body wash, I won't need to buy any more for 5 years.
Product remaining: 15%
Benefit Hello Flawless in Champagne
When I started the challenge, this was the one product I was sure I would finish before fall! But I was wrong, I finished it even before AUGUST. Why? Because I bloody well dropped it on the floor and lost all but 5% of the product. Yes. I dropped this container of powder AGAIN. I'm unbelievable, and this is why I prefer loose powder. I'm too clumsy for pressed! That said, this was a GREAT powder, I just need a better match for my colour.
Product remaining: 0% - DONE
Biore Charcoal Cleanser
Despite only using this product once every other day or so, to keep oiliness at bay during the worst of the summer, I managed to make a pretty good dent in it! I'm not sure how much I'll use it in the winter, but considering I was able to reduce it by 30%, I think I'll keep trying to finish it off. It will remain in my medicine cabinet!
Product remaining: 60%
C.O. Bigelow Cinammint Lip Gloss
I love how when I get a new lip balm or gloss that I LIKE, that it goes missing within a week only to never be seen again. But when I have one that I dislike and can't stand? I get it back time and time again! I lost this Bigelow lip gloss for the majority of the summer, so I thought that I'd at least be able to knock this off the list. Then I found it in mid-September. Honestly.
Product remaining: 20%? Either way, it's chucked!
Deep Steep Grapefruit Bergamot Body Butter
This delicious body butter came to me during a Secret Santa swap at Christmas time and it's been sitting on my coffee table ever since. I've made a partial dent in it but I've got SO MANY OTHER body butters on the go that I want to finish this one and move on. At this point I have enough lotion to stay hydrated for years! YEARS! But really, this is a great body butter so using it up shouldn't be too difficult.
Product remaining: 75%
As I'm so obsessed with tracking my empties, it was a fun experiment to choose products in advance and try to finish them off. I noticed that after beginning this challenge, I even started targeting other things to finish off quickly too. (I have too much!) So I EXPECT to pick another five to finish for 2015 rather soon. Stay tuned!