At the beginning of 2018 I set out a plan to try and pan or use up a bunch of my makeup products. Lately I’ve been super overwhelmed with the amount of makeup that I have in my collection and I thought this would be a great way to challenge myself. I wanted to see if I could actually do it. I always wanted to try and see just how long it took me to actually use up a whole product. Since I rarely use up a whole makeup product I thought it would be a great accomplishment to try and do that with a few specific products.
May was such a crazy month for me! I spent the first week of May travelling in BC. I went to Vancouver and Victoria. It was amazing! I was able to spend some time with my dad who’s out there for work and catch up with some of my university friends that I haven’t been able to see much lately! But this meant that my makeup selection was pretty basic and I spent a lot of time just using my holy grail products. I did switch it up a bit and use some newer products and some that I’ve had in my collection for quite some time!
Ipsy is one of my all time favourite subscription services. I’ve been subscribed to Ipsy long before I even had an idea of how to use a majority of the products that I received. It’s an inexpensive way to try out a bunch of different beauty products on a regular basis. Each month, subscribers receive a Glam Bag with 5 deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. The service costs $10 USD, shipping is free within the US and an additional $4.95 USD to ship to Canada.
Ipsy is seriously stepping it up when it comes to their bags lately. I really think the quality is a whole lot better and the size is becoming so much more functional. The print on the bag this month was adorable and really got me excited for springtime!
Once a month I try out 5 products and try to use them every single day for a week. This helps to give me a better understanding of exactly how I feel about the products. It sometimes forces me to use products that I rarely reach for or ones that I might have forgotten about.
It’s no surprise that I’m obsessed with Colourpop cosmetics! I spend most of my days on their website adding products to my cart and dreaming about a day that I can afford them all. Lately I’ve been trying to curb some of my purchases. I have a lot more monthly expenses now and can’t spend as much on makeup. So my Colourpop purchases have been way more delayed than they used to be. I really wanted the Colourpop and Kathleen Lights collab the moment it launched but I used my self restraint to wait a little while to purchase it.