I have a use everything up mentality too. But I draw the line when things start smelling funky. If it starts stinking, it goes into the trash!
If I just WANT SOMETHING TO GO I try to find other uses for it or make it into something else. For example, I made a lipstick I hate into a lip gloss and eyeshadows I never use into a highlighter (still trying to perfect the formula but I'll be sharing that soon)!
If it's something I never use but I know one my friends or family members might love, I sanitize (very important!) it and pass it on to them. I've gotten rid of a lot of eyeshadows and liners that way.
I'm really bad at remembering what I have and have been known to purchase 2 and 3 of the same items. In that instance, I will sanitize the newer item and give to my sister. I just recently sent her a huge box if makeup...a lot of it brand new because it was a dupe of something I already had or I'd purchased two of the same darn thing.
Extremely thick, kinky curls/coils that have a mind of thier own!!!!
I like my men and my hair....KINKY!!!!
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If I haven't used it in a year, I toss it or I give it away. I have the same rule about my hair products/clothes - after six months/one year of non-use, buh-byeeeee!
Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
My hair officially hates protein Once a month is enough!
Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay!
BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!
I don't have that much make up. Just the basics I wear almost everyday. I have several unused black eyeliner pencils and light brown eyebrown pencils. But that's my only "stash" and it doesn't take up much room.
I wear a lot of MAC stuff and MAC will give you a free lipstick when you return six empty containers. So I get rid of some stuff that way.
But mostly, I just use stuff up bc I wear a lot of the same stuff every day.
I worked on my eyeshadows last night and lipsticks will be next. I have several full sized LS that came with a gift after I purchased a foundation or shadow. The Clinique ones are fairly old and I have several duplicates. They would put the same color in a gift for so many months. I do not wear lipstick everyday. I do love a few of the colors. There is a neutral & subtle pink/red that matches very well with my skin but I don't need all of that. I could get it down to 10 lip sticks or less and the rest would be my chubby sticks, sheer's and just a few glosses. On a day to day I end up doing chapstick or tinted Burt's Bee's.
My main problem is the set up. I have a vanity in the bathroom and a 3 drawers that I could use for makeup. Do I? No. Most the time I end up doing my makeup in the living room while watching videos. It's my morning thing. I keep my makeup in smaller/medium sized rubbermaid containers with lids and handles. I've got hair stuff shoved in most my drawers. I've gotta work on that. Just put it up and take out what I need.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??
I did a decent purge about 6-8 months ago because I was running out of room. I'm running out of room again and tried cleaning out over the weekend, but I didn't get rid of much at all. I plan to revisit this weekend. Otherwise I need to re-work my storage system.
3a/f/iii Modified CG since 11/5/11 CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel