Monday, July 25, 2011

Using My Stash

Over the last several months, I have used up more of my stash.


Noevir: Raysela Face Sunscreen, Perfecting Eye Cream, Protecting Skin Cream, 105 Herbal Enriched Moisturizer
These products are pretty much standard in my skin care regime so they will definitely be replaced, if they haven't already. As a matter of fact, I keep a supply of the Protecting Skin Cream and Raysela Sunscreen. The only item that I haven't replaced yet is the eye cream as I have other eye creams in my stash that I need to use.

Lush: Happy Hippy Shower Gel sample
I really liked this shower gel. I will definitely consider getting a full-sized bottle but only after I make some kind of dent in my supply of shower gels.

Avon: Naturals Cherry Blossom Shower Gel
This was just okay so I won't be repurchasing. I actually was helping out someone who was starting out selling Avon and it was only $.99, which is why I made the purchase. She is not selling Avon any more so I don't feel like I need to seek out an Avon Rep to make a purchase.

Urban Decay: Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin
I already repurchased this and it's in the new squeeze tube!

Shiseido: Bio-Performance Super Corrective Serum, travel size
I actually really liked this and am seriously considering purchasing a full-size bottle of it. I have several serums that are half way or more used so I'll wait until I use up one of those first.

Nature Republic: Lemon Foam Cleanser
I don't have easy access to Nature Republic so won't repurchase. I actually didn't care too much for this anyway and ended up using it as a body wash although I think it was a face wash.

Sana:  Nameraka Isoflavone Lotion (toner)
This was okay as a toner. This was actually the last full-sized bottle of toner that I have in my stash (any brand) but I do have a lot of travel/mini-sized ones in various brands that I will use first. I'm not too particular about my toners as long as it isn't drying.

Equate: Facial Cleansing Towelettes
This came as a 3-pack so I have another pack to use. I actually do not use these to remove makeup from my face as I use Neutrogena ones instead. They are my HG. I use these (or whatever is the absolute cheapest) to remove foundation from my hand. When I apply foundation/bb cream, I squeeze/pour/pump it out onto the side/back of my hand. I then use my foundation brush to pick up the product and apply it to my face. The residue is cleaned off with half of a towelette. I cut the sheets in half because I don't need a full sheet to clean my hand.

One good thing about using my stash is that I'm rediscovering products that I stopped using, for whatever reason. Probably because I got a new product that I wanted to try. You would think that my stash looks like it's shrinking. Unfortunately that is not the case. My "use my stash and don't buy" has been a major, major fail this month.

*Kat*

16 comments:

breakingrumours said...

this reminds me of all the stuff that i've bought T.T still trying to use up my current products. i should check out neutrogena's wipes since those are your HG,must be good!:)

Brianna said...

You are doing much better than I at the using things up lately! I am slowly making a dent though, I suppose having a limited income kinda makes that possible. ;)

Steph said...

haha at least you're using up some products =p i'm actually curious about the size of your stash XD

Denysia said...

I wish I could go through my products as quick as you do! I've just finished up 2 products this month! :)

coffretgorge said...

you are doing well Kat! you've managed to finish A LOT of stuff. i also finished a couple of skin care products last week :D

Nic Nic said...

I don't really have extra stash for skin care :P I only 2 bottles of spare facial lotion - I don't think I'll back to it anytime soon maybe after summer! I like the Lush one right now. So good to hear you're using everything up!!

galpal.hi said...

@breakingrumours--Are you able to get the Neutrogena wipes where you are? If not, please let me know and I can help you get them. I really like it a lot. Haven't tried any Japanese ones but have tried a few other American ones and this one is the best, to me.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Brianna--Actually, I'm not doing that great, it only seems that way because some of the products were already used. I hope that you're able to get a steady, full-time job soon.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Steph--I'm actually thinking about organizing my stash better and then maybe I'll take a picture and post.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Denysia--I'm not going through that much, it's just that some things have been partially used and then I stopped. It usually takes me forever to use something up. My moisturizer for example, I think that it's going on a year since I first started using the bottle. I'm hoping that it gets used up soon because I really want to try something else!

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@coffretgorge--It's so much easier to use up skin care than it is to use up makeup.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Nic Nic--You have pretty easy access to so much wonderful Japanese skin care items that you don't really need to keep a stash. You're leaving soon for home to the UK! Have a fun trip.

*Kat*

slowbrogal said...

Yay!! I finished most of my skincare products too but I am not as great as use. I throw them all away already because I do not have extra places to store them. My new skincare need more spaces. Haha XD

galpal.hi said...

@slowbrogal--Yay for finishing up most of your skincare products! I know what you mean! I still have my disappointments post to do and then I can get rid of all those containers!

*Kat*

K said...

Yay on rediscovering products! I am making a sizable dent in my stash - the three boxes I moved out with has shrunk to 2.

I don't like to keep all the containers, so I take pictures of each container as I use it up!

galpal.hi said...

@K--It feels so good to be making a dent in our stash, doesn't it?! As for me, I'm too lazy to upload and crop each picture. I'd rather do one group shot.

*Kat*