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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My Current Skincare Routine

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Never in a million years would I think that this lady would be slightly addicted to skin care. I used to be that girl who never had a single zit but also never had a daily/nightly regimen. My siblings call me lucky, but I guess time (and lack of care) has caught up with me. My main skin problems now are large pores, oily skin, eye bags, and uneven skin tone. And here’s my attempt at combating them.

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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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Two Cents: Beauty MNL Mini Haul

imageTwo cents is a beauty blog series that doles out initial thoughts on newly-purchased products.

Surprise, surprise, it’s not all makeup! In fact, most of the items that I have picked out are skin care.

I have shopped at BeautyMNL twice now, and both experiences are excellent. The products are reasonably priced and they’re shipped the next day. It’s no wonder why I keep browsing through their website *greedy grin* Now, I’m promising Mario that I’m just waiting for two other shipments and I’m going on a ban again, maybe until Christmas… or longer.

Here are the items that I have purchased. And I’m very excited about them because I have never encountered any of these before.

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