Project Use Up

Here’s to a thrifty 2015! Project Use Up is a challenge I created for myself back in 2013 to use up as many products as possible while also limiting the number of products I could buy.

Click here to see my products used up in 2013 and click here to see my products used up in 2014!

Here are my guidelines for my Project Use Up 2015. I highly encourage all of you to join in and make your own guidelines for yourself!

Project Use Up 2015

In 2015, I will:

  • Use as many items as possible (beauty, nail polish, toiletries, etc)
  • Limit myself to purchasing up to 5 items with NO MAKEUP. With the exception of new mascara every 3 months, I need absolutely no makeup, so there is no need for me to even allow myself the option to buy any this year. I’m especially keen to use up eyeshadows.

So far, I’ve used up: 


e.l.f. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara

Josie Maran Argan Black Oil Mascara (deluxe sample size)

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (deluxe sample size)

Revlon Soft Nude Lipstick 


Perlier Royal Elixir Face Youth Serum (review here)

The Body Shop Blue Corn 3-in-1 Deep Cleasing Scrub Mask

Ahava Mineral Hand Cream

The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist

Suave Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-In Conditioner 

J.R. Watkins Lemon Cream Hand & Body Lotion


up&up Witch Hazel (used as toner in my skincare routine)

InstaNatural Superior Hydration Argan Oil Hair Mask (review here)

Chi Infra Shampoo

Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo (Strongly disliked the smell)

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo

Products I've use up

Rimmel Just Let It Go Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion

Dessange California Blonde Illuminating Shampoo

Dessange California Blonde Illuminating Conditioner


Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Beauty Burnt Brown Sugar and Karite Butter Body Wash

Tresemme Platinum Strength Heat Protectant Spray 

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deeeeep Conditioner

Baby Oil (used instead of shaving cream)

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Retroglam Mascara


Freeman Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask

up&up Eye Makeup Remover

Secret Scent Expressions Pasion De Tango Deodorant

Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo

Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-In Conditioner


The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter

Maybelline The Rocket Mascara

Physicians Formula Conceal Rx Physicians Strength Concealer

Watermelon Lip Smacker 

Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi Highlighting Concealer

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Olay Outlast Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash
Suave Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-In Conditioner
Dessange California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Crème
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion (sample)
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle
No7 Intensive Line Filler


Tone Ocean Therapy Body Wash
Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser – Foaming Formula
up+up Nail Polish Remover
Freeman Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask
Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Shampoo
Simply Nature Coconut Oil

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Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner
Snarky Butter sample from Perfectly Posh
Hottie Patottie sample from Perfectly Posh
Essie Base Coat
It’s a 10 Miracle Moisture Shampoo sample
Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter sample (from Dollar Shave Club)
Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Rollerball
e.l.f. Nail Polish Remover Pads
Undercover Agent Anti Wrinkle Protecting Serum sample
Epionce Intense Defense Serum sample

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Josie Maran 100 Percent Pure Argan Oil Light (sample size)
Tarte Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation
NUXE Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm
Caress Emerald Rush Body Wash
Mint Bliss Energizing Lotion for Feet & Legs
Secret Scent Expressions Pasion De Tango Clear Gel Deodorant 

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eos Sweet Mint lip balm
Philosophy Hands of Hope Hand and Cuticle Cream (sample size)
CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara
e.l.f. Wet Gloss Lash & Brown Clear Mascara 

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Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Age Defense Cleanser
Freeman Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask
Equate Regular Nail Polish Remover
Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo
Batiste Dark & Deep Brown Dry Shampoo
Bath & Body Works Carried Away Body Lotion

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Are you in? Leave a comment and join in on this fun, yearlong challenge!

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