Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Quarter .5 Empties & Progress

Hey everyone!

Sorry I've been so hidden this month, I've had quite a bit going on that you'll read about in my January 2017 Month in Review when that's up!  I'm sorry I've been putting you on the backburner, but school does come first!

Anyway, today I'm going to share with you my Project Use it Up and Rolling Project Pan progress and empties!  If you don't know what either of those are, check out my post here.  If you still have questions, please let me know!

Calling this quarter .5 might seem strange, but since my projects were technically supposed to start in January and I was too excited to wait, I just decided to start them when I created them.  All of the products in this post were used up from October to December of 2016.

In total, I used up 12 products this quarter!  All of the items go towards my Rolling Project Pan, but only a few were products from my Use it Up unfortunately!

These are the three that count in my Use it Up!  First was the Klorane Dry Shampoo with Goat Milk.  I really enjoyed the way it made my hair feel clean and fresh after using it, and I'm kind of sad to see it gone!  I also used the Kaunis Anti-Aging Mask, which was a sheet mask and super easy to use up. I don't remember it doing anything special for my face so I wouldn't buy it.  Plus, I don't need any anti-aging products.  Finally, I used up the Balanced Guru coffee scrub. I didn't like the smell, but the scrub itself worked just fine. It was a little messy, too, but no surprise there.

Aside from using up three products, I got rid of two lip products; the Mica Beauty Lip Pot in "Velvet Rose", and the Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass Lip + Cheek Stain in "Red".  I just didn't like the format of either of these products and so I decided to get rid of them and not worry about the hassle.

Now I'm going to move on to my Rolling Project Pan!  I'll give you each pic by category, and then I'll give the numbers and how I'm doing with that.

First I have my bodycare items.  Again, I used up the Balanced Guru Body Scrub.  In 2017 I want to use up 3, and I've used 1 as of this quarter.  I also used this Aveeno Skin Relief Gentle Lotion. This worked fine, but the coconut scent wasn't my favorite at all.  I want to use up 6 and have a stretch goal of 4, and so far I've used 1.

This is the fragrance category, and as you can tell I've only used one, but I am so proud of it. This is the Ralph Lauren Polo Blue, and I got this as a gift from my mom a long time ago. Like, probably 5 years at least. Super old!  The smell is wonderful, but the lasting power wasn't really there. Then again, I don't know if that's because the perfume was so aged.  For my fragrance goals I want to use up 30 with a stretch goal of 5, and I've used one. I know this seems like a high goal but the small sample fragrances do count!

For hair care, I have three items.  The first is the Klorane dry shampoo, and for dry shampoo I want to use up 4, and so far I've used 1. The foil packets are a shampoo and conditioner duo by Hask; their argan oil repairing set.  I really liked this, and I'd consider buying it when I get through all my other stuff!  I want tot use up 12 Shampoos/Conditioners with a stretch goal of 2, and I've used up 2 so far.

Next, I have all of my makeup empties!  First, I have 2 makeup removers I used up. They're the Olay Makeup Remover wipes and the GBC Green Tea makeup remover wipes. I honestly really enjoyed both of these! They both worked very well, but the green tea wipes were really thin and ripped easily. I think they're super cheap though, so that's not surprising.  For makeup removers, I want to use up 5 with a stretch of 1, and I've used up 2.

Next, I have my Sugar Rose Lip Treatment. I have very mixed feelings on this product, but I have another one I can try out so I'll maybe be able to form a full opinion.  For lip balms I want to use up 5 with a stretch of 1, and I've used up 1.  Finally, I have a Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, which many people have heard of, I'm sure!  Honestly, I didn't like it a lot, as it flaked on me terribly. I'm going to retry it and not let it get dry before I give it a chance.  I want to use up 3 mascaras with a stretch of 1, and I've used 1 so far.

I've used two items in the skincare category so far.  The first is the Kaunis sheet mask.  For masks I want to use up 4 with a stretch of 2, and I've used up 1.  Next, I have the Biore Charcoal nose strips. These didn't work as well as I had hoped unfortunately, so I just wanted to get them out.  I counted them into my Cleanser/Exfoliator category, and for that I want to use up 4 with a stretch of 3, and I've used 1.

Well, that's it!  I'm not super impressed with my totals so far, but it's technically just the start of 2017 so I have an entire year to go.  I know I need to do a better job at focusing on certain products, even if I'm not doing too hot on that so far. I'm hoping to get myself onto a good routine and that should help with getting things out faster.

What do you think? Are you trying to get rid of products? Let me know!

Hugs and Kisses,
The Cornfed Princess

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