Monday, 13 July 2015

Makeup Inventory Update #1


This is the first update of my makeup inventory I did a while back, it's around a 7 month update. I will try to post updates more regularly as I hopefully get through products quicker.

I've shaded in the numbers which have gone down in green and remained the same in amber. Fortunately there weren't any reds! I would like to add a skincare/bodycare/nail polish inventory at some point too.

I still have a long way to go with makeup so wish me luck! I removed lip balm because it's technically skincare, I would like to keep track of how many I own though.

My ideal numbers have also changed, I want even less. I've also removed glitters as a category as I can use them for nail art and I probably wouldn't use them for my face.


Makeup
16/12/14
13/07/15
Ideal Number
Eyes



Pencil eyeliner
51
35
5
Liquid eyeliner
4
4
0
Gel eyeliner
4
3
3
Eyeshadow primers
11
6
1
Pencil eyeshadow
1
1
3
Cream eyeshadow
11
11
5
Single eyeshadows
2
2
3
Eyeshadow palettes (≤6)
5
0
3
Eyeshadow palettes (>6)
14
14
5
Eyeshadow pigments
12
0
0
Eyebrow pencil
1
1
1
Eyebrow gel
0
0
1
Mascara
17
11
2
Face



Face primers
15
13
2
Foundation
11
7
2
Concealer
11
6
2
Powder
4
4
2
Highlighters
3
3
2
Blush
17
15
5
Lips



Lipgloss
11
9
5
Lipliner
9
7
3
Lipstick
11
7
5
Total
225
159
60

The majority of categories have seen a decluttering/using up and the rest have remained the same. For the next update I will omit the categories with 0 as the goal once I reach it.

I still need to use up 99 products or get rid of them which is a lot! I hope to finish up more soon and have another update.

Thank you so much for reading!:)

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Find me on Instagram!

Hello!

Sorry I haven't blogged in so long, I've found a much quicker way to review things/show empties etc, and that's on Instagram! :)

My handle is @beautybynav

I'll also be holding blog (insta) sales on Instagram once I move again and have everything in one place!

Please follow!

Thank you,

Nav

Monday, 29 December 2014

Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream Review

This has become one of my favourite hand creams very quickly, I've used up around 3 full sized and 2 deluxe sample sized hand creams of this so far. Depicted is a deluxe sample size which is almost finished. I always cut open the tube to make sure I don't throw away any product.

It costs £21 for 100ml which is costly in comparison to other hand creams which may cost around £10 for 100ml, but this is a luxury product. It is available online and at Clarins counters.

It has a delicate scent which isn't very strong nor very floral, I'm awful at describing scents so you'll have to go and take a whiff yourselves in store but it's definitely a good one. I can't stand very potent scents as they make me feel nauseous and this doesn't do that.

The packaging is minimalist and simple, the 100ml is a good size to throw into your handbag, keep at your desk, have in your car etc. It's not huge but it is larger than other hand creams.

The product itself is a white cream, not very thick like a balm but not so thin to be a lotion, it sinks in quickly and is a pleasure to use. As for the claims, yes it does soften hands, I don't have any age spots so cannot confirm or deny that it minimises them; I do agree that it strengthens nails.

I think it would be suitable for all skins, I suffer from very dry hands in the Winter and especially when I have to wash them all the time and this does help to moisturise them and make them feel a bit better. I have started to get rough dry patches too, for which I combine this and a balm and it works pretty well.

I would repurchase this even though it is so expensive, I have many hand creams to use up already so will be concentrating on those, as well as another tube of this. It is most definitely a luxury product and you could save it to only use at night before bed or whenever you prefer to get the most out of it.

Which are your favourite hand creams?

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Makeup Inventory 2014

Hello all!

Today I'd like to air my makeup problems, starting with the sheer amount I have. It makes me feel overwhelmed, especially as I do not wear makeup every single day, it takes up a lot of space and I feel like I wasted a lot of money buying all these products I still haven't used!

I have gotten rid of huge bags of makeup and beauty products but it seems never ending! I am officially on a no-buy beginning 1st January 2015, and it will end on 31st December 2015 so I am allowed to go crazy in 2016. I still have a lot of makeup and beauty and nail polish that I do not want, if you would be interested in a blog sale please let me know.

As I've slowly been trying to use it all I tend to find products that don't really work for me or I don't like the shade on me very much, I see no point in hoarding these products, I would only like to own what I am completely happy with using. Some have also gone bad, started to smell or taste odd and that's no good because I spent a lot of money on them!

Yesterday I was watching a lot of youtube videos on people trying to do the same thing as me, declutter and I decided to do a makeup inventory of my own.

I am definitely not showing off, or saying ooh look at me with all my makeup, I want to get rid of it and fast haha! I will by using it up or giving it away or trying to sell it, but I don't think anyone will want to buy it, I don't know.

I've linked a lovely lady who I started watching about a year or so ago, and her decluttering is what motivated me to make an inventory, I have been giving products away for years but never kept a tally on how many or how much money had gone down the drain.


Her youtube name is Faithersk and I definitely recommend you check out her videos especially if you're in the same boat as me!

So... onto the dreaded numbers! I have a lot of eyeliners especially, I don't have some products such as bronzers, but I don't really feel I need any. I have additions I'd like to make also, but these will be done in 2016 unless I feel it's necessary in 2015. This isn't 100% accurate, maybe about 98% as I left a makeup bag at my uni house, although I've tried to remember what was in there and add it on.

Makeup
16/12/14
Ideal Number
To finish/give away
Eyes



Pencil eyeliner
51
10
-41
Liquid eyeliner
4
1
-3
Gel eyeliner
4
5
+1
Eyeshadow primers
11
3
-8
Pencil eyeshadow
1
5
+4
Cream eyeshadow
11
10
-1
Single eyeshadows
2
5
+3
Eyeshadow palettes (≤6)
5
3
-2
Eyeshadow palettes (>6)
14
10
-4
Eyeshadow pigments
12
0
-12
Eyebrow pencil
1
1
0
Eyebrow gel
0
1
+1
Glitters
5
5
0
Glitter glue
1
0
-1
Mascara
17
1
-16
Face



Face primers
15
2
-13
Foundation
11
3
-8
Concealer
11
2
-9
Powder
4
2
-2
Highlighters
3
3
0
Blush
17
5
-12
Lips



Lip balm
10
5
-5
Lipgloss
11
5
-6
Lipliner
9
3
-6
Lipstick
11
10
-1
Total
241
100
-141

Ideally I think 100 makeup products is a large enough selection and ok to get through before the products expire. I would like to have more cream eyeshadows maybe but I would be concerned about not using them and them going off, I definitely don't want to waste any more money!

This is after giving away so many things so I don't think it's that bad, around 250 products but I would like to use up and give away around 150. I think eyeliners will be the easiest to use up and lip balm, some eyeliners I use as eyeshadow so I can imagine they'll be gone soon enough.

I've also made a little box where I put my daily products in so that should help use them up!

I didn't include nail polish, I have around 80 colour bottles, I would like to reduce this number obviously, maybe to 50 but I like all of the shades so will be trying to use them up, as I've already given away plenty.

I also haven't included tools, I'm going to leave that for now and will sort through brushes etc on a later date and add it on!

Thank you for reading my super long post, please let me know if you have any comments or questions, it would be great to hear from you.

Nav x