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finish up

So yesterday I came across Lily’s fantastic blog – http://www.allthelovelythingsinlife.com – and her post “Operation ‘Every Last Drop’, in which she discussed her commitment to using up a number of beauty products she had by the end of the year, while not allowing herself to buy any more products of that specific type. That post really inspired me so THANKS LILY!

I have chosen a dozen products that I’ve been close to finishing, but am not quite there yet! I’m going to do everything I can to make sure these are used up by the end of the year :

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner : Half gone. I hoard toners. I love them and I really don’t know why. I finally finished a bottle of Elizabeth Arden Hydrating Toner, and now I’m kind of stuck in a rut on this one. It works well, I just don’t get around to using it that often.

Tokyo Milk Dark #62 Tainted Love perfume & hand cream : both 3/4ths gone. I love this brand sooo much and this scent is heavenly, but it’s been neglected because it’s not a great warm weather smell. Now that it’s cooler, I expect using this up won’t be that hard.

Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter & roll on perfume : The perfume is almost gone but the body butter is only about half gone- I’m really going to have to kick some a** to use that up. I hate when the lotion sizes and perfume sizes aren’t compatible, you know?

Beaute Essentielle Invigorating Face Wipes in “Strawberry Pear” : Half gone. These wipes are annoying the crap out of me. I don’t use them very often because they’re just not very good- they smell great though.

Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm in “30 Peach Kiss” : Half gone. I’m on a mission with this particular lip product because I’ve had it FOREVER. It needs to go away.

Dior Beauty Diorshow Mascara in “090” : Number or future uses is unknown. I recently re-hydrated this one with a few drops of saline solution and it is fully functional once again. I’d really like to use it up because it is my oldest mascara and there are 4 or 5 waiting in the wings.

Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette in “07 light” : A little less than half gone. I LOVE this concealer, but like a number of other products, it is my oldest, the only drugstore concealer and there are 2 other high end palettes I’m really looking forward to working on. One shade I don’t use at all because the undertone is too green, but I’d like to use up the other three pans.

Elizabeth Arden Hydrating Mask : 3/4ths gone. This one should be easily used up in two facials. I’m anxious to move on to a million other facial products and samples I have.

Dior Hydra Life Pro-Youth Skin Tint
in “1” : 1/2 gone. I am also a hoarder of tinted moisturizers. This one is fabulous but I’d like to cut back on the number of tubes I have.

Boots No.7 Soft & Sheer Tinted Moisturiser in “Fair” : 3/4 gone. See above Dior Hydra Life description…ditto.

So there’s my list of stragglers. I am looking forward to finishing these guys.

Have you used any of these? Love em? Hate em?
Which ones do you think are worth an empties review??
AND what products are you trying to use up right now?
I definitely urge other bloggers to make a post on it! It’s kinda fun and the record of it makes me feel like I’m being held accountable or something…lol.

COMMENTS please !