Thursday, January 12, 2012

Downsizing My Collection: I Gave It Away (Or at least I tried to)

If you haven't noticed, I'm really trying to downsize my collection to include only items that I really love and want to use.  So when I knew that I was going to be getting together with my best friend last weekend, I went through my collection and pulled out some items that I was willing to giveaway.  Let me also clarify that she was thrilled to get to select some free makeup.  Of course, my pal didn't take everything, but I thought I would share with you what I selected to give away and what she actually ended up taking.  Above you can see just how much I pulled out for her to choose from.

Here's the list of items.  The items with an asterisk (*) next to them are items my friend choose to take.

1. e.l.f. 32 shade eyeshadow palette
2. Profusion Beauty Wallet in pink
3. Profusion Colour Me Glow*
4. e.l.f. elements eyeshadow palette
5. N.Y.C. Color Wheel Eyeshadow in Pink Cadillac
6. Essence Colour & Shine eyeshadow in Stage Beauty
7. Essence Eyeshadow in Party All Night*
8. e.l.f. Eyeshadow Duo in Mocha Swirl
9. e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color Quad in Teal Dream
10. Essence Eyeshadow Duo in Ever Glam
11. Maybelline Eyeshadow in Earthly Taupe
12. e.l.f. neutrals palette*
13. Rimmel eyeshadow quad in smokey brun*
14. e.l.f. Eyelid Primer in Pearl
15. e.l.f. Eyelid Primer in Champagne*
16. e.l.f. Eyebrow Lifter and Filler*

17. L.A. Colors Lipstick, Blush, and Eyeshadow in Pink
18. Wet N Wild Megaslicks Lipgloss in 570A
19. Wet N Wild Megaslicks Lipgloss in 577A
20. Wet N Wild Megaslicks Lipgloss in 566
21. Wet N Wild Megaslicks Lipgloss in 564A
22. Wet N Wild Megaslicks Retractable Lip Color in 674A
23. Wet N Wild Diamond Brilliance Lip Sheen in 613
24. Wet N Wild Lipstick in 547B
25. N.Y.C. Smooch Proof Lip Stain in Persistant Pink
26. N.Y.C. Liquid Lip Shine in 558
27. N.Y.C. Liquid Lip Shine in Wine N Dine
28. Jordana Incolor Pretty Shine in Sweet
29. ULTA Minerals Nourishing Lip Color in Pink Sapphire
30. e.l.f. Super Glossy Lip Shine in Candlelight*
31. N.Y.C. Ultra Moist Lip Wear in Sheer Red
32. N.Y.C. Ultra Moist Lip Wear in Chiffon
33. Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Mauve

34. e.l.f. cool bronzer*
35. e.l.f. contouring blush and bronzing powder
36. e.l.f. studio blush in giddy gold
37. wet n wild mega glo illuminating powder in spotlight peach*
38. Maybelline Mineral Power Blush in Original Rose
39. Maybelline Mineral Power Blush in True Peach
40. Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Soft Plum
41. Essence Multi Color Blush in How Cute is That?
42. CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Classic Pink
43. CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Iced Cappuccino
44. Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush in Berry Shimmer
45. Olay Professional ProX Cleanser*

46. Fria Exfoliating Towelette
47. Mary Kay Time Wise Steps 1 & 2
48. Garnier Ultra Lift Deep Wrinkle Day Cream

As you can see, there are a lot of items I selected to giveaway (nearly fifty!) but I only managed to give away about ten items.  I think it's time for another round of makeup to throw away.


  1. Ha, I'll take it! :P How come you gave away your Olay Pro X cleanser?

    1. If people are interested in my unwanted makeup, maybe I should do a giveaway. Is it bad manners to give away things you've used?

      The Olay ProX cleanser came free with my Olay Pro X Brush that I use to wash my face. I love the brush but I only trust my (generic brand) Proactiv to keep my skin clear so I was afraid to use it and break out.

  2. Have you ever thought about doing a giveaway for the items you don't want anymore either on your blog or on your youtube? Maybe even a blog sale?
    I'm sure many people would be interested!

    1. Honestly, I never thought anyone would want my used unwanted makeup. I'd be more than happy to give it away if people would want it.

  3. As disappointing as it is to throw away anything you paid for, I'm pretty sure it will feel good afterwards to have nothing left except stuff you want to use. I love going to my little makeup station, opening my drawers, and seeing only what I like. Plus, now you'll have a good idea for when project 10/5 is over what you need or want to try next.


    1. I completely agree! I've learned a lot since I first started really buying and getting into makeup so I know more about what I should buy in the future.

  4. I think that if you don't get to give it away to people you know, you should give it to your subscribers in Youtube. I would be willing to even pay for your shipment if that's the case! =D

    - Salir -

  5. Throwing it away would be a waste of a perfectly good product. There must be someone else(female) you know who may want it.

  6. if your followers dont mind that its used than a giveaway would be a great idea :)

  7. I would be interested in some items. What are you charging for them and shipping?

  8. Thank you all for your interest! I was able to give a lot of it away to some friends at a baby shower this weekend but I will definitely keep a giveaway in mind because I'm sure I will be going through my makeup again and doing the same thing!