How To | Making Sure Your Stash is Well Loved

At the beginning of the summer, I decided to have a big clean of my makeup collection. I knew some items were too old to be used anymore but I also knew that some products deserved more love than I was giving them (a foundation that’s too dark, the wrong shade of lipstick, something I owned twice, etc.)

What I did is I went through my entire collection and selected the products that I barely ever used and that were still in good condition and popped them into a box.

I then invited my friends over and had them pick what they liked the most.

I’m really happy that the products that were rotting at the bottom of my drawers have now found a new home were hopefully they will get the love they deserve.

I always have a hard time parting with products because they’re old or unused but when I thought that my girlfriends would use them when I didn’t, it made the whole process a lot easier and even fun.

And now I have a lot more room to go shopping again 😛

Have you ever done that ?


  • That's a really nice idea! I always try clean out my products every season and give away what I don't use/want anymore 🙂

    Sam | Tiny Paint Pot xx

  • Just gave me an idea of what to do with my unwanted/unused products. 🙂

    Colorful Closets

  • that's really a great idea! thanks for sharing this dear 🙂 I think its time for me to clean out my stash too.


  • I should definitely try to do it more often ! Every season seems about right …

  • I'm glad I could help. 🙂

  • You're welcome =) good luck !

  • I definitely need to do some major cleaning in my makeup draw ! I don't have a ton of makeup but it's easy to forget some of the products in the bottom ! 🙂

  • You know what they say… Out of sight out of mind 😉

  • I should do that! My housemates sisters are makeup fiends and they always have clear outs and give it to my housemate. I swear most of her makeup is from then!

    Corinne x

  • Such a good idea, can't believe nothing like this has ever crossed my mind! Any reason to go shopping again 😉

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • This is so convenient for her 😛

  • Definitely ! =)

  • This is such a good idea! I hadn't thought about it, I usually give them to my best friend if I know they're her shade and stuff but some of them are in my drawer.


  • it's always good to have a makeup purge every now and then. It's always an excuse to do more makeup shopping!

    M + K

  • Thanks =)

  • Definitely ! =D

  • I've actually just done this!
    First it was my room, i got rid of a whole load of card board boxes i didnt need that were taking up space (a lot were just packaging from make up or perfumes ect).
    I moved onto my make up drawer and got rid of a whole load of stuff.
    But i threw mine away because i didn't really want friends using it after i had. No saying i have a disease but mostly bacteria that had formed(mascara!!). I didn't mind as a lot of it was really really old!!
    Like an early spring clean! 😀 Such a good idea.
    Kerry B Blog