Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Used it! (a few more samples)

Smashbox SPF 15 face primer sample - Got this in the Sephora suncare kit. It was ok. I think it may have helped my frankenfoundation, but it may also have merely added another step. It didn't break me out, though, so it has that going for it.

Ole Henrikson eye cream sample - Disclosure - I abhor squeezing out every last bit from a packet. I'm not sure this did much for my eyes, but it felt nice and moisturizing.

Ecotools body wash - Somehow, I ended up with a 12 oz, 8 oz, and 2 oz of this stuff. I used up the 12 oz a bit back, and this morning I used up the 8 oz. Only the 2 oz left! (Actually sort of useful for travel - it lives in my travel kit.) I probably won't buy it again, though. Now I'm onto a fragrance free one from Whole Foods, and I'm experimenting with making my own scents from essential oils!

141 items gone
51 full size items gone


  1. Oh wow! That's amazing. Great job! =D

  2. Thanks! I may sometimes be very, um, liberal with product use if I'm trying to use it up, and I often crap out and find alternate uses for things I don't like/don't have the patience for. I also keep a list of what I'm running low on/actively trying to use up. Eventually, I'll get to a point where my collection is a bit smaller, and it'll be easier to enjoy a wider variety.

  3. Your count of finished items is amazing! :D
    and I know what you mean about being liberal with things to finish them up! I have been using DOLLOPS of a scrub that I bought for a lot of money but whose scent I hate, just so I can get some new and better ones! :P

  4. Yay for using more stuff! I'm starting to collect stuff I've been using up. I'm going to have to start doing a monthly post of things that are used up! You are very motivating to me!

  5. Thanks, Ki and Jill!

    I have about 12 more makeup things in a bag on top of my makeup drawers that I'm concentrating on using up. Then I'll probably move to monthly or bimonthly posts myself. Or I'll just keep it going as is until early September so I can see how much I used up in a year. I'm also going to start including a "Since Sept. 2, 2010" above my running tally, so people know just how long this project has been going on.