Friday, January 13, 2012

Using My Stash

At the end of December, I used up enough products to do another Using My Stash post. In many ways, it feels so gratifying to be using up so many things, even if many are mini sizes.

First up is skin care items. The only full-sized item is the Nature Republic White Therapy face wash. I've actually been using that face wash for over a year! It lasted me that long. It was okay but given the chance to purchase it, I don't think I would. The rest of the items are all mini sizes. The tops of the Noevir items I've written letters on the top so that I knew what it was as the items are different things but in same-sized bottles.



More skin care items. The Naive face wash and ZA sunscreen were both full-sized items. I loved the Naive Aloe face wash and will purchase it again when I've used up all of the face washes in my stash. This face wash also lasted me a year. It was a thank you gift from someone. I liked the ZA sunscreen, which was a gift from Sheila. I can't get ZA here any more. Fortunately, I have other sunscreens that I like and can purchase here.


The only hair care product that I used up was Neuma Moisture conditioner. I did like it but don't think that I'll be purchasing it again. The shampoo will probably be used up soon.



Lastly is makeup. I used up my Canmake mascaras and K-Palette eyeliner. These items are what I would consider staples in my makeup so they are replaced. I also used up a Canmake loose powder blush. I liked the color a lot but still not sure if I like the loose powder form. I have so many other blushes to use so will not be purchasing a replacement soon, although I would like to try the same color in a pressed powder blush.


Hoping that I use up a lot more of my stash in 2012!

*Kat*

10 comments:

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Wow, you finished a lot of stuff! I think I finish one thing every 2 or 3 months :p

Jamilla Camel said...

I can mow my way through toiletries, but as you can see, I struggle to finish makeup!

Brianna said...

I love the feeling of using up what I have, plus then I can justify my buying new things without getting flack lol :)

Nic Nic said...

you're doing a great job! I really respect people who actually use up makeup - like that blusher! keep at it :)

Jian said...

Good job!! ESPECIALLY on using up stuff like that blusher! That is real dedication! I've never finished a blusher before...ever! Always had to toss them in the trash before I finished them cos I'd been holding onto them for far too long. Actually speaking of which it's probably about time I purged my collection again...

galpal.hi said...

@Rainy Days and Lattes--I tend to take a while to use things up too but skin care definitely does go a lot more quickly than makeup. A lot of the things were mini/trial sizes so it made it look more impressive.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Jamilla--Aahhh, but you have such lovely makeup items that I would want to make them last as long as possible.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Brianna--LOL! I know what you mean! New products keep on getting released and it's so hard to resist sometimes (maybe more than sometimes).

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Nic Nic--Thank you! I saw your Maquillage Face Creator palette and you've hit pan on it. I'm impressed by that!

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Jian--That's what I've been doing this month, very slowly--going through and trying to purge my stash of old items. I'll probably post on that too.

*Kat*