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Decluttering by brand #1 – Dior, Stila, Body Shop and Technic (UPDATED)

Hey everyone,

After being inspired by Shannox, Amy Macedo and you guys to declutter my entire makeup collection I decided to do these posts by brand to show you what I had before and after.

I own so many brands of makeup that the ones where I am not decluttering anything I will not being doing a post on. Most of those listed below I only own one or two items from or I am really obsessed with the products. These are as listed:

  • Urban Decay
  • Milani
  • RCMA
  • MUA
  • Hourglass
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Becca
  • Jordana
  • Lancome
  • It’s skin
  • Wet N Wild
  • Tarte cosmetics
  • First Aid Beauty
  • Lush
  • Jouer
  • Bourjois
  • Kat Von D
  • Vaseline
  • Buxom
  • Collection
  • Smashbox
  • Eyelure
  • The Balm
  • Revlon
  • Illamasqua
  • W7
  • Violet Voss
  • Viseart
  • Morphe brushes
  • BH cosmetics
  • Elf cosmetics
  • Juvia’s place
  • Pixi
  • Makeup Revolution
  • Charlotte Tilbury
  • Melt Cosmetics
  • DHC

I wasn’t kidding when I said I owned a lot of brands.

The way I am going to declutter the products in each brand is by having three categories for them to go into: keep, using up/need to use and pass on/bin. That is it for the intro to this series, I hope you guys like this idea and lets get into the decluttering!

First brand: Technic ~

I own one product from this brand and I got it off of Amazon for around £3-£4. This is a product called ‘high lights’ and it looks almost identical to the Benefit High Beam, from the packaging to the shade. I would definitely call these dupes. I am putting this in the to use up category. I am about 2/3 of the way through this and I won’t repurchase this. The nail polish vibe from the packaging and the iridescent pink shade isn’t what I really reach for. If I want that sort of shade then there are others in my collection I prefer. However, if you want to buy the Benefit High Beam don’t do it. This is so similar so please save your money and get this instead.

Second brand: Dior ~

The only product I own by Dior is the original lip glow. Since actually doing this declutter I have finished this product up. Therefore, this is an empties and has left my collection. I will not be repurchasing it either because it is super expensive (£25.00). I received this as a gift and personally I just don’t wear those lip balm that change due to your lip PH. I find that the shade of pink it changes to is always very unflattering on me. The lip balm itself was really hydrating and the packaging is stunning. If you enjoy PH responsive lip balms/tinted lip balms then I would investigate this, otherwise don’t pay the money for it.

Third brand: The Body Shop ~

These are the two products I know from the Body Shop: The lightening shade adjusting drops and the spiced apple lip balm.

For me the lightening drops are an essential product, as I am paler than my pillow 90% of the time. It allows me to get the exact shade of foundation I want, which every pale girl knows is the dream. Therefore, this is staying in my collection. The lip balm is good but it isn’t mind blowing so I am putting this in the need to use up category.

Fourth brand: Stila ~

This is my small collection of products by Stila. I own the single eyeshadow in ‘kitten’, the stay all day liquid lipstick in ‘Perla’, ‘Patina’ and ‘Serenata’.

I decided to keep 3 products and the 4th product is in my project pan 2017. My favourite product from Stila has to be the stay all day mini liquid lipstick in ‘Serenata’ it is such a beautiful dark cool toned brown shade, and I can’t wear many dark browns because of how pale I am. I really hope they add it to the permanent line in the future.

The shade ‘Perla’ was removed from my project pan 2017 and will now be removed from my collection. The shade continues to oxidise into a strange shade that is difficult to wear. This decluttered item will be added to my September empties totals.

To start this decluttering process off: Out of the 8 items – I will be keeping 4 items, 3 will made a priority to use up and 1 is being decluttered (I will add this to my June empties total) since it has been used up entirely. The Stila liquid lipstick in ‘Perla’ will be added to my September empties totals.

I know in this post I didn’t declutter that many products but I wanted to give you guys a good example of how I am going to separate things out. There are plenty more brands that I am going to go through such as AVON, MAC, Maybelline and more.

Until the next time,

Lauren x


July empties part 1 (8 items)

Hey everyone,

This post is going to be part 1 of my July empties and I am really proud of the range of products I managed to use up this month. So if you want to find out which products were a hit and which were a miss keep on reading.



Liz Earle Skin Repair Dry/Sensitive Moisturiser (£20.25): This moisturiser was the product I used when my skin was very dehydrated or in my night time routine, due to its thick consistency. I really loved this product and will repurchase it at some point in the future. However, there are some other products I want to try out in the mean time.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash (£2.00): I got this during a sale at the Body Shop and I don’t regret my purchase. I bought this because my skin was having an awful time with breakouts and I heard that tea tree products helped a lot of people. This didn’t dry out my skin, which is important to me because I have dry skin, and it was cooling on the skin. Whilst this didn’t completely eradicate my breakouts, it did reduce the redness and help the healing process. With fair trade and organic tea tree oil included in it, it doesn’t just do your skin good and I love that aspect of the Body Shop brand. I will probably repurchase this after I have used up some of my other cleansers.

Paul Smith Floral Eau de parfum for women (£11.99): This perfume smells exactly like it says on the bottle. It has orchid and magnolia as well as pink grapefruit in it and more. This is my second bottle of this perfume and I got bought a third bottle for Christmas.

Benefit Porefessional 3ml sample (FREE): I got this free from a Benefit boutique in London by using the O2 priority app. I always repurchase this primer, it just does such a great job at filling in your pores and smoothing any unwanted texture on your skin.

Urban Decay Vice lipstick sample in Naked (FREE): This free lipstick sample lasted me for around 3-4 days including reapplications. The shade Naked is a cream formula and is described as a pinky-nude. I love this formula as it just glides on and stays on well considering it is so creamy. The shade itself is a slightly pinker version of a ‘your lips but better’ colour. So with that said I will not purchase the full size lipstick currently as I have many of the same shade. However, I will definitely try out more of the same formula.

The middle ground:


Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures Shampoo 400ml (£1.94): This product lasted me a really long time with my short hair and originally I really liked it. However, my hair needs have changed since then, and I now have an oilier scalp. This is quite a good product and I really like the scent, but I won’t repurchase because it isn’t meeting the needs of my hair.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures Conditioner 200ml (£1.94): The same reasons as the shampoo are why this conditioner is in this category. As well as the fact that most of the time now I have to use a colour protecting conditioner since I dye my hair.



L’oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay clay-to-spray dry shampoo (£1.99): This was a big bust for me. The only one of its product claims that were true was that it freshened my hairs scent. I decided to declutter this from my collection because it didn’t absorb any of the oil from my roots and it left my hair feeling nasty. I definitely don’t recommend this product.

That concludes part 1 of my July empties. I promise part 2 will be up within the next few days. The totals so far are as follows. Total number of empties: 84. Total money value: £377.03!