Stash or Trash #4 – Intro!

I took a deep dive into my collection again to find 10 items I want to test and try over the next couple of weeks to figure out if I want to keep them i my collection. I am so bad at decluttering I really have a hard time letting things go, I am a collector at heart, but this strategy helps me because I pick out 10 item that I haven’t used in a while, or that I am not sure fits me any more (or maybe it never fitted I just didn’t realize).

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I try to pick out a bit of different products so I got blush, highlighters, single eyeshadows, and even a high end eyeshadow palette. So this will be interesting to test out!

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The eyeshadow palette is off course Huda Beauty Rose Gold Textured palette. This is the old version. I have never had such an expensive palette with this cheap of a packaging. Sadly I was not loving the formula either. I think the Desert Dusk palette is way better than this (although to be honest the Huda Beauty formula is not among my favorites). This palette just didn’t do it for me. I had this for three years or so now I think. And it’s been almost three years since I used it too! I just remember not liking it and since I have so many eyeshadows it seems silly to reach for one I don’t like. I just need to check if I like it better now and if it’s worth keeping.

The Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerize is the only Charlotte Tilbury product to ever dissapoint me. Everything else I have tried from the brand has been a hit. This is a cream eyeshadow, and the shade “Marie Antoniette” is so beautiful. But I just could not make it stick to my eyes! This one is probably also about three years. I need to try it again and see if there is any changes.

The cream shadow from Kiko, the Metallic Shine Eyeshadow in shade 06, I did really use to like. I just haven’t used it for a while either. I will play around with it and see if I think I will get more use out of it or if I just maybe should toss it before it dries out.

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The Kiko Pure Pleasure Creamy Blush in 03 Untamed Coral used to be one of my summer favorites. I am afraid it may have gotten to old and the formula may have changed. I will give it one more go and see if there is still some life left in it.

The Estee Lauder x Michael Kors Very Hollywood Shimmering Loose Powder is a funny thing. Because I bought it years ago. Probably 8 or even more. And I never used it. Not even once. I don’t know why I got this to be honest. It’s just been sitting in my collection and for some reason it was never used. Now I will!

Everyday Minerals Cheek Blush in “Waffle Cone”. I used to use these blushes all the time back when mineral makeup was so popular. I had loose powder everything back then, even primer and concealer (I know, hard to imagine). I used to really like this one, and I will try it again now and see if I think I will continue to use it in the future.

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I own several of Makeup Revolutions liquid highlighters and I have to say I like them just as muchas more expensive ones like that one from Cover FX or Iconic London. But this shade in particular “Dragons Blood” (I got it for the name off course) is a bit glittery and I never really liked it on my cheeks.

I also picked out two shades from my Liveglam KissMe liquid lipstick collection. I have quite a few of them and I love the nudes and reds, but the darker shades I have had some issues with. I picked out the shades “Sugar Daddy” and “Vixen” to try them one last time to see if I can make them work for me. I only used them a couple of times when they were new and then they have just been dormant in my drawers.

Finally a K-Beuty product. I relly used to like these Perifera Peri’s Ink Velvet but haven’t used it in a long time. Now I pull it out again to see if it’s a keeper!

Now I will go on to use these products for a while. I will see if I can make them work, if they are still good and if they are worth keeping in my collection or not. Hopefully I will get to declutter a tiny bit to clear up space, and if I am lucky I may rediscover and old favorite that I fall in love with again.

In a few weeks time when I have made up my mind I will post the recap and my decluttering progress!

What is your favorite strategy for decluttering?

XOXO

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Stash or Trash #1 – Intro!

I decided to start a new blog series, exciting! I figured, like many fellow makeup lovers with a larger collection, that I have a lot of stuff that I haven’t used for a very long time. Some of the things I have I haven’t touched for one year…or two. Some of my things I don’t even remember what I think about.

So the goal with this series is to pick out some products in my collection that I haven’t tried for a while, or things I don’t remember what I think of, try them out for some weeks and then decide if I want to keep them or not. A way of phasing out products I don’t like or use, and a way to rediscover fun things in my collection.

So with this intro I will present my Stash or Trash products and talk a bit about them. After some weeks I will do another post and go through each product, my experience with them and if I will keep them in my collection or get rid of them.

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I am hoping this will help me to either declutter a bit, or to just rediscover good products to use within my own collection. I have found plenty of gems when digging through my drawers so I do have hopes I can do that with this series. And honestly, I probably have some stuff that does not work for me or are getting too old that I need to get rid of.

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This Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Liquid Bronzer I think I have used once, several years back. I don’t remember at all what I think about it, so I want to use it a few times. If I don’t like this one I can see myself getting rid of it since it’s quite a few years old and I obviously never reach for it. But I will give it another chance to see how it looks and wears before making a decision. Maybe it’s the best thing ever and I just didn’t discover it!

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Hope Girl Illuminating Powder is one thing I picked up, meaning ordered online, but never used. Frankly I did not really realize how this looked before I got it. I would have never picked this up in a store to put it that way. It’s just too glittery to be a powder and to much of a traditional powder to be a highlighter, but I will test it out and figure out properly how it looks in the skin.

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L’Oreal Lip Pain Matte is also something I picked up to try, tested a few times but for some reason I didn’t love it and I just put it back in my drawer and forgot about it. Now it’s time to properly figure out what I think about this formula. I have way too many reads to keep one with a formula I don’t like because it just will never be used. Time to figure out my final thoughts!

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This one is quite random. It’s a lipstick with a unknown name and brand that I got as a free gift with an order a while back. I just swatched it, but never used it. The thing with this is the same as with the L’Oreal lip paint. I have too many reds to keep one I don’t like wearing. Problem is I’ve never tried. Maybe this is the best thing ever! I have yet to find out.

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Can you believe Urban Decay palettes used to look like this? It does not have a name on it so I don’t know what it’s called. It’s probably way too old. I also have at least 4 of these shades in other palettes, so I am ready to declutter this unless I fall in love with it when I try it one last time. It’s also kind of tempting to keep it just for the sake of it. I mean, who has a old palette like this? It’s kind of a collection item? What would you do? Keep it as a relic or put it in the bin? I have to try it once more before making a decision.

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I bought a six-pack of tiny little lip tint wine bottles a few years back. They are so cute, but I just never reach for them. I think I need to rediscover this formula, and maybe that will make me start using them again!

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This Estee Lauder Pure Pops Cream Eyeshadow is also a forgotten old thing. I remember I used to use it a bit when I first got it, but honestly it’s been forgotten about for quite some time. I was not sure if it was still good, but the swatch look fine. I am ready to test this out and see if I can see myself reaching for it a bit more often. If not I should jsut get rid of it since it’s not exactly young anymore.

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Can you believe this is my first Smashbox product? It’s way past expiration date, but I stick to disinfecting my stuff and if it feels and smells good I am fine using it. I am not a pro and only use it on myself after all. I also drink milk after the expiration date and that’s always worked for me. So I like to take chances! This Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner in the shade Starstruck haven’t been used all that much lately. I am not even sure if it’s dried a bit. I will use it as a shadow base a bit before I make up my mind.

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I got heaps of these Everyday Minerals mineral blushes that I picked up way back when loose mineral makeup was so popular (those where the time for messy bathrooms I ‘ll tell you!). This is the shade “Like Lady Bird Lake”. I got several more shades, but I think I will just pick out those that I really really like to keep, because I almost never reach for loose powder blushes. So I really should only stick to the ones I really like. I do like this, but I am not sure if I like it enough. But I will keep you updated!

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The last item this time is a Kiko Long Lasting Cream Eyeshadow. This is a light shimmery pink. Which I’ve never used. So I decided to throw it in this rounds Stash or Trash to figure out if I think I will use it a bit before it dries up, or if I think it’s time has come.

And that’s all ten products I picked up this round. Now I will have some weeks to test and try everything, and I will do a roundup post with the results of what gets stashed back in the drawers and what gets trashed!

Do you have any fun strategies to rediscover or declutter things in your own collection?

XOXO

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