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Products to Use Up in 2017 – June Update

I can’t believe we’re already halfway done with the year! Where has the time gone?! And since the year is half way over, that means my year long project is halfway over! So far I have 8 products down, 8 that I’m working on, and a slot for 1 more item to be added in. I haven’t quite decided what I want to add since I just started my Finish 14 By Fall Project (which is going to clear out my collection quite a bit) so I’m going to hold off on picking my last product until my September update. 

I’m not decluttering anything this time around (I know, I’m shocked too) so we don’t need to worry about replacing any products. I’m going to do a super quick rundown of everything that I’ve finished so we’re not getting too repetitive and then we’ll jump into the progress pictures and what I’m still working on. 


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

I finished this product by my March update, so if you’re interested in hearing my thoughts on it, go check out that post!

Benefit BrowVo Brow Conditioning Primer

I finished this product by my March update, so if you’re interested in hearing my thoughts on it, go check out that post!

Lasting Smiles Peppermint Lip Balm

I didn’t have much of this lip balm left when I started out the project, and I finished this about a week after my March Update. I really liked this lip balm, and I would definitely buy this again. 

Golden Pear & Brown Sugar Shower Gel

I started out with about half of this product, and I only had one or two uses left by my March Update, so I finished this shortly after. 

Bath & Body Works Winter Candle

This candle was added in my March update, and I was able to finish it! I really didn’t like the scent of this once it started filling the room, so I’m glad this candle is finally done. (Am I the only one that hates how Bath & Body Works candles burn?! It drives me crazy to have so much wax left that won’t melt because of how the wicks are placed). 

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder

This product was added in my March update, and I was able to finish it around the first of May! 

Garnier Clearly Brighter Moisturizer 


I added this product in my March update and I was able to finish it up before the June update! This wasn’t my favorite, but it wasn’t bad either. 

Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil

I got through the rest of this hair oil! I would say that this probably had about a third of the bottle left when I started the project in January, and I finished this up in late May. 



Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm

I have a tiny little bit of my Burt’s Bees lip balm to work through, and this will totally be done by my next update! 

Makeup Forever N9 Lipstick Sample

I was using this lipstick in my Finish 7 By Summer Project Pan, so this has seen A LOT of love in the last 3 months. I’m confident that I can use this up by the end of the year, and I’ve been working really hard with it to get it where it is now. 

Benefit Gimme Brow Sample

This product is on its last leg for sure. I have to dip the wand in more and more times every time I reach for this, and I’ve started scraping the sides to coat the brush. I can tell that this will be done very soon, by the next update if not by the end of the month. 

Sea Breeze Toner

I’ve been neglecting this product so hard! I’ve used this several times, but this should be almost gone by now if I had been using it daily. Now that this challenge is halfway over, I need to get going on this guy! 

Rimmel London Kate Lipstick

This is another product that I’ve neglected and now the project is halfway over and I’ve only worn it a handful of times! This is the biggest challenge hands down as of right now, and I really need to get going on it!! 

Any Bath & Body Works Spray (Golden Pear & Brown Sugar)

I’m so proud that I’ve almost gone through a whole Bath & Body Works spray in one year!! I’ve worked hard on this guy, and I’ve been using it every single day (even on the days that I’m sick of it and don’t want to use it). I’m ready for this sucker to be gone! 

Any Bath & Body Works Full Size Lotion (Fresh Sparkling Snow)

I use this lotion every single morning, and I’m slowly but surely working my way through. I’m not worried about this being done by the end of the project, I can tell there isn’t too much left to go now. 

ColourPop “Between the Sheets” Blush 

I’ve made a huge dent in the ColourPop blush (mostly because I was using it in another Project Pan so I hardly put it down in the last 3 months). This still has a lot of product left in it, but I’m doing my best! 


I hope you enjoyed seeing my second update for this year long project!! I’m super excited to keep going with this challenge and get some more stuff knocked out of the way by my September update! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you next time. 


Products to Use Up in 2017 

Today I’m going to be talking about all of the things I want to use up during the year of 2017! 2016 was the first year that I tried out one of these “makeup use-up challenges” over the entire year, and I’m so happy to say that I used up every single item that I had listed I wanted to use in 2016 (and toward the middle of the year I started adding new items to the list of things to use because I had finished all of my items by June lol).
I definitely recommend making a list of items you want to use up in 2017; it really keeps you motivated to keep working with old products and challenges you to try to use things you normally just leave sitting around. Without further ado, let’s get into my list of products!

Lasting Smiles Peppermint Creme lip balm

This lip balm came with so much product in it, and I’ve had it at my bedside table for most of 2016 and still haven’t used it up yet. I own a dozen mint lip balms, and I would really like to move this one out of my collection.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

I usually have to repurchase one of these eyeshadow primers once every couple years or so, which means this product is starting to get really old. I need to hurry and use this up so that I can move on to a different shadow primer. (I have a whole review post of this product on my blog that you can go check out!)

Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit lip balm

I got a whole set of Burt’s Bees lip balms for Christmas, and this is definitely my least favorite flavor of the set. I’m putting this on my list so that I can be challenged to use it up (because otherwise I know it’ll just sit around and never be touched).

Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream 

I want to try to finish up my Covergirl Matte BB cream during the year. This is another product that I’m not the biggest fan of but I want to get it out of my collection. (I did a whole review of this product that you can go check out!)

Makeup Forever lipstick sample “N9”

I featured this lipstick sample in my Finish 5 by Winter Project Pan and (spoiler alert) I wasn’t able to finish it up by the time the project was over. I’m really hoping that I can power through the rest of this lipstick during the year because it’s definitely starting to be on the old side.

Benefit Browvo! Conditioning Primer

I got this as a sample from Sephora and I’ve got to admit that I don’t think it really does anything. I want to try to use this up so that it doesn’t keep laying around.

Benefit Gimme Brow

This is a sample size of the Benefit Gimme Brow that I want to use up. I like this brow gel a lot, but I want to try to focus on not having so many sample sized items rolling around.

Stroke of Beauty Sculpting Brow Pencil

I cashed in my ipsy points for this brow pencil going on 6 months ago and still haven’t tried it out once. I definitely want to try this, and I would love to use this up (again, one less thing to have rolling around my drawers).

Illamasqua Black Liquid Liner

This is one of the oldest makeup items that I have received in a subscription, and it’s the next one up for me to use. I usually take quite a while to get through liquid liners, but I like to throw one into my yearly use up list.

Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil 

I’ve been using this hair oil for about a year now and I would really like to use it up and try out a new oil this year.

Sea Breeze Toner 

I’ve mentioned on my second blog that I’m trying to transition to more natural products and not have so many chemicals around, and I really want to try to use up this Sea Breeze Toner and switch to one from Simple.

Golden Pear and Brown Sugar Shower Gel 

I have tons of back up shower gels from Bath & Body Works to get through this year, but I thought I’d just put the one I’m currently using on the list to keep it simple.

Rimmel London Kate Lipstick 

This is actually a lipstick that I’ve had set aside to declutter for months now but I’ve decided that I’m going to try to use it up instead. It’s a matte neutral shade, and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get through it quickly if I wear it everyday (it’s going to be a challenge for me to have two lipsticks on this list because I hardly wear lipstick, but maybe this will challenge me to start wearing it again).

Any Bath & Body Works Body Spray

I’ve been trying to push through these body sprays from Bath & Body Works but I have a hard time making progress on them because I rotate them by season which means I’m using a different one every couple of months. I’m hoping that I can finish one up this year, but as you can see I don’t even have one that’s halfway gone right now, so this is definitely a challenge item for me.

Any Bath & Body Works Lotion

Every lotion I own from B&BW is almost completely full right now, so I want to challenge myself to use any one of them up this year. I typically put on a very small amount of lotion every morning, so hopefully I’ll be able to get through one of these if I really concentrate on the same one all year.

Sample Sized Products 

I’m really annoyed with all of the mini sample sized bottles rolling around my drawers, and I’d love to finish all of them up by the end of the year. This is a challenge because I still have a makeup subscription that sends me 5 sample sized items every month, but I’m going to try my best.
What are you trying to use up this year? Let me know in a comment down below! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you next time!