Finish 5 by September | What I Used Up, What I Didn’t

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Aloha!

About two months ago, I launched a challenge called the Finish 5 wherein I targeted to empty out five items from my skincare and makeup stash. As someone who has never (and I really mean never) finished anything beauty related plus my hoarding tendencies (beauty-related or not), this was something that I strived to be really conscious of on a daily basis.

I’m super excited to show you my trash my progress (sort of), so hop on in!

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Finish 5 by September

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I’ve recently discovered this life-changing (well, at least for me) thing in the Youtube beauty world — the anti-consumerism trend. I know, it sounds big, and serious, and very very unfun. But let’s face it, let’s voice it out there: while I really enjoy hauls and discovering new products, some of my purchases can be quite questionable, some of it are impulse buys, some are made with the intent to have back-ups in case I run out of say, a blush — which seriously, how fast can you go through a pan of blush? I recently rummaged through my beauty stash and realized that I have a lot of stuff. And mind you, my collection isn’t comparable to other bloggers, but to my (and my mom’s) standards, I HAVE A LOT. And it kind of makes me a bit sad because the stuff that’s sitting in my cabinet can actually already fund a short trip to the beach, or a really nice dinner in one of those new restaurants that I’ve always wanted to try.

In an attempt to be really be cautious of where I put my hard-earned money on, I’m starting a — this — beauty challenge, the Finish 5. Basically, you pick five things that you’ve had for a while, and aim to empty those out by a certain month. I picked September, since the original tag from Youtube (which I watched from Allison) was “Finish 5 by Fall”.

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The Liebster Award

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“the liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. so, what is a liebster? the meaning: liebster is german and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. isn’t that sweet? blogging is about building a community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.”

I just went “awwww” after Malen of Luna Meets World nominated me for this. She gave me 11 questions to answer. It’s actually really very nice to get a blog tag post, especially on days where you just want to not think about programming, refactoring and code repositories.

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