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  1. I also need to step up my flossing frequency, I just haaaaaate doing it. Even though I am good about brushing my teeth and not drinking sodas I seem to get cavities more often then people with worse dental hygiene. It's probably something I should focus on during this 10 day period too.
  2. I have a Tarte blush card that I've been using for like 2 weeks and have barely made a dent in. Was not expecting a piece of paper to last so long. On the flip side I had a Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer sample that covered maybe a third of my face?
  3. Behind but here's my empties for days 11-20. I still have a couple from days 21-30 to add to my spreadsheet. Full Size Degree Clinical Protection Anti-persirant Epicuren Tropical Lave Deluxe Size Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Day Lotion L'occitane Shea Hand Cream Foil/Single Use Etude House It's Real Mini Sweet Pumpkin Dior Nude BB Creme 100% Pure Honey Cream Wash Nars tinted moisturizer Philosophy purity made simple Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Toner I used 10 this period too! Yay! I've really found this project helpful to help motivate me to actually use my stuff. And I don't mind bring in more samples through my one Birchbox sub since I'm finishing waaaay more than five a month. I'm also finding that writing down my opinions on what I use up is very helpful in determining what I want to make a regular part of my routine; I've decided on a face wash and a shampoo I want to add to my routine. Hopefully continuing to work through my stash I'll find even more things that work better for me than what I'm currently using.
  4. I've never ordered from Zoya before this promo but this is a ridiculous processing time. I'm glad it got brought up here because I did not notice that when making my order. Like that's not even a thing I check for because I've never seen a processing time even a quarter of that time.
  5. I have the same conundrum right now. It seems silly to renew it now when I won't be buying anything from Sephora for a while. Plus Flash makes small purchases too easy and tempting (currently eyeing a 15$ item). But what if Flash isn't available when my no buy is over? I wish they would make an announcement that Flash was a thing they'll be offering from now on.
  6. Too tired after work and gym to post on time lately But these are the results, there's definitely room for improvement but I'm happy on my progress of using stuff up and maintaining a more consistent skin routine. I did make a beauty purchase this period though; soon to be discontinued + sale + GWP + money from returning something was too much for me to resist. It's at least something that isn't like anything else I own and was already considering purchasing.
  7. I wear my Gorjana necklace that I received from the August 2013 popsugar box around once a week and I haven't had any issues. I know that's not constant wear but a year and a half is a pretty decent amount of time.
  8. If you sign up with a new email address they'll send you a 10% off plus free shipping on 25$+ coupon. That's what I did last year and this year. I couldn't find last year's thread but I think that's how most people got free shipping last year.
  9. I like the idea of listing them out now and going into more detail at the end of the month. Here are my empties from the first 10 days: 1. Sephora by OPI dry drops (FS) 2. Dermologica Face Wash (Deluxe) 3. Dr. Hauschka Body Wash (Deluxe) 4. Beauty Protector Hair Mask (Deluxe) 5. Body Shop Seaweed Toner (Deluxe) 6. Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant (Deluxe) 7. Dr. Jart Dis-a-pore BB Cream (Foil) 8. Glamglow powermud (Foil) 9. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (Foil) 10. Paula's Choice Resist Retinol Serum (Foil)
  10. What about making a condition that you have to use up a certain amount of samples before you can buy a full size of the sample that you really like after the no buy is over (that sample has to be one of the ones you use up)? Delaying buying the full size until you've used up the sample and a couple others gives you some time to think about if you really need it and if you really miss having it. Maybe there's something else in your stash that's just as good or better. I'm going to do something similar with lip products. I've found a sample I really like and want to buy a full size but I'm going to wait until I finish off that sample and 4 other lip products (and after the 100 days).
  11. Completed days 1-10 so here are my goals for 11-20. I've included more general goals because listing them out seems to hold me more accountable for finishing them. Use a facial mask/peel twice. Use up 6 products, foils are okay. Read another book. Watch at least one youtube tutorial video to learn how to use the stuff I already have better. I've been good about going to the gym 3x week for strength training but I'd like to add 2 cardio workouts during this 10 day period. Wear my fitbit everyday and average 8k steps. It's a lot harder to get in steps during the winter. Bonus goal - Car stuff. Clean out car, replace windshield wipers, use rain beading stuff on windshield, and anti fog stuff on the inside.
  12. Yay, I met my goals for the first 10 days. I bought two of my exceptions but nothing else. I ended up with 10 empties; way better than expected. Maybe I will make it to 100 empties by the end of the 100 days? Other things that I did that I found helpful: Sharpen all my eyeliners. I forgot who suggested this but it was a good idea. Plus I identified 3 eyeliners I'm close to finishing off so I'm going to focus on them for a while. Hopefully I'll finish off my first eyeliner before the 100 days is over. Sometimes I hesitate to use a sample because what if I need it for a trip? So I packed my toiletries bag for my vacation coming up in May, that way everything else is fair game. No excuses to not use anything now.
  13. Yeah I wasn't sure on the idea of saving empties but @@Margiee encouraged me to do it and I've found it very helpful for motivating me to use up my products. I've been much more consistent with my skincare routine because I want to add to my empties collection. Plus writing down my product impressions will give me a better idea of what works for me and what I should repurchase.
  14. I looked at this last year and Coola def decreased their sample size but kept the same size packaging at some point.
  15. Booooo..... I'm getting the same box as you and that color of the Manna Kadar is my least favorite of all the options. I'll prob also be cranky about the lotion packaging when I get it.
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