Friday, 3 January 2014

Trimming My Stash - December Empties And Mini Reviews And A Review Of 2013

Sorry that this is a little later than anticipated but I'm still very much on festive time where I'm not a 100% sure what day it is. I know, I know it's Friday so instead of my usual Foodie Friday post I'm going to finish 2013 for good by doing my December empties post

Gelicity Spa Therapeutic Gel Bath
The Body Shop Rich Plum Shimmering Bath Bubbles - 400ml
The Body Shop Divine Calm Heavenly Shower Gel - 200ml
Ultrasun After Sun - 125ml
Primark Beauty Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes With Tea Tree - 25 Wipes
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter - 300ml
Boots Botanics Smooth - Skin Body Polish - 50ml
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hydrating Shampoo For Extra Dry Hair - 250ml
Soap & Glory Clean On Me Creamy Moisture Shower Gel - 500ml
REN Rose Centifolia Cleansing Gel - 15ml
Total - 10 Items 

1. Gelicity Spa Therapeutic Gel Bath 


A fabulous quirky and relaxing bath product - you can read a full review of it here x

2. The Body Shop Rich Plum Shimmering Bath Bubbles - 400ml


One of my favourite ever festive offerings from The Body Shop that unfortunately never reappeared. Rich fruity, and warming love it x Thankfully I still have a few bottles remaining x

3. The Body Shop Divine Calm Heavenly Shower Gel - 200ml


Another discontinued product why ??? This fresh lavender shower gel with mixed with just a hint of chamomile was perfect before bed. I'm now on the hunt for another none old lady smelling lavender shower gel, so I'd love to know if you have any recommendations.

4. Ultrasun After Sun - 125ml


Love, love love this product x Fab as an after sun, tan maintaining and as a tan accelerator, this gel cools the skin in an instant and rightly deserved its place in my September / October favourites. This alas is an old pic because momma binned it before I could photograph it x

5. Primark Beauty Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes With Tea Tree - 25 Wipes


Another packet of these down x Fab wipes great value x

6. Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter - 300ml


Ah I love this body butter - it's one of my bathroom staples - smells lovely and sinks in quickly x I have another two in back up and I will continue to repurchase x

7. Boots Botanics Smooth - Skin Body Polish - 50ml


One of my shop my stash products - I really fancied a new body scrub but instead of buying one I had a look through the cupboard and found this. Nice smell okay scrub.

8. John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hydrating Shampoo For Extra Dry Hair - 250ml


This shampoo was provided for review purposes you can read my review here x

9. Soap & Glory Clean On Me Creamy Moisture Shower Gel - 500ml


Another Soap & Glory staple from me - a nice moisturising shower gel that does the business I have a couple in back up but I will definitely repurchase x

10. REN Rose Centifolia Cleansing Gel - 15ml


Something I started when I was on holiday, this was a lovely gentle face wash with a lovely rose scent -very nice and something that I would gladly use again.

It wasn't a bad month at all I managed to finish 10 items and overall I've had a pretty good year for empties

January - 11 Items
February - 11 Items
March - 10 Items
April - 11 Items
May - 10 Items
June - 10 Items
July - 10 Items
August - 11 Items
September - 12 Items
October - 17 Items
November - 7 Items
December - 10 Items
Total - 130 Items

Yes 2013 was my best year since 2010 - I managed to finish a massive 130 beauty items. Can you tell when you look in my bedroom and bathroom cupboards? Well you can a bit - I definitely don't have as much as I did but I still have a lot of stuff to use up, and of course I got a load of beauty goodies for Christmas so Trimming My Stash will definitely be continuing into 2014.

This year again I'm going to be focusing on the half finished items - the products that have been opened used for a while and then ignored. Despite trying my hardest I still end up doing this over and over again - the perils of being a beauty blogger I guess. So from now on I finish something before opening something new or buying something new.

I'm also going to make a real effort to use up some of my skincare again I have too many half used products and I'm also going to try get using eye products again. I'm so lazy when it comes to eye products but they really do make a difference so I need to shop my stash a bit.

Shopping my stash is also something that I'm going to do when it comes to make up. I got another load for Christmas and I've picked a few bits up in the sale so I really don't need anything new. So instead of buying things I'm going to look at the things that I already own and see if I have something similar that I can use up first.

So trimming and shopping my stash is the way forward. As I say I'm keeping a tally again of the bits that I use up and I'll be doing a monthly empties and review post for you x Let me know if you did something similar last year or if your doing something like this, this year I'd love to hear how you get on x

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