Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Week 1 Box: Weekly Skincare/Makeup Box

One of my "resolutions" or things I had been thinking about to improve my organization this year is to rotate my makeup products and use up samples.  I've accumulated a lot of samples, a ton really in December so in an effort to use and review them more efficiently, I've come up with this solution.  Surely this is not a unique concept but I've finally got it together enough to try it out...  Hopefully it works for me!

Monthly sample subscription boxes (namely Birchbox and TestTube) have been cancelled for the time being as well.

Each week's box will contain different items in the following categories either in full size, sample form or both:

Foundation
BB/CC/DD Cream
Primer
Moisturizer
SPF
Eye cream
Serum and/or treatment
Cleanser 
Mask
Some type of exfoliant
Some type of palette, eyeshadow, blush, etc.

A foil sample packet of eye cream should last me the entire week.  Other foil sample packets 2-3 days, deluxe sized samples 4-5 days.  I will use my regular cleansers, moisturizers and spf products in between or as I use up the sample products.  Also I get to utilize some empty GlossyBoxes that of course I have been saving like a hoarder.  :) 

Reviews will hopefully be on Sunday or Monday and then I will introduce the new week's sample and makeup products.  Good plan?  Yes, I think so too!  :)

I'm going to go easy for my first week and see what I finish up and gauge what I will need for next week.  Eventually, I will add blushes and lip products as well.  But this is what I have started off with for this week, the first full week of January! 


I've only used the back row so far but let's dive in!


Foundation: CoverGirl Outlast 3 in 1 foundation Buff Beige is a bit dark for me.  I have a lighter foundation to mix with it for the winter. 
BB/CC/DD Cream: Kate Sommerville CC Cream
Primer: Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer/Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Moisturizer: Juice Beauty Nutrient, Babor Argan Cream
SPF: CC Cream is 50+++, Outlast 20 spf
Eye cream: Arbonne Corrective Eye Cream, MAD Skincare Eye Defense Shielding Lotion
Serum and/or treatment: Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion/ Guerlain L'or Radiance Concentrate
Cleanser: Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk
Mask: Eve Lom Rescue Mask
Exfoliant: Wei Pomegranate Buffing Beads
Palette: theBalm Nude'tude

Anyone else drowning in samples or is it just me?  ;)