2017 Empties Challenge

At the start of the year, I had what seemed to be a silly high goal in my head: Finish 500 beauty-related items.  This page tracks my progress through the year.

As it turns out, I knew I used a lot of products, but not this much. I hit that mark in May 2017. So, I had to readjust my target- I'd like to use 1017 products this year (2017). Because we know I'll bring in that many at the rate that I shop. Then again, if you can use it, you can buy it.




2017 Half-Year Progress: To Be Announced

June 2017: Read the Post HERE.

(QBB Note: I'll have everything all tallied ASAP. I just wanted to get this up, and I'll keep tweaking as I go. After the post is live, I'll be able to link it and update the content.


647 items as of 31 May 2017

May 2017: I Like Odd Months



May 2017 Goal: 75
Actual: 152



I had to keep switching bags this month. I guess I like the odd ones?



Makeup (73): 2 Powders, 1 Expired Lip Tar, 2 Primers, 1 Concealer, 1 Mascara, 2 Glosses (Expired), 1 Lip Pencil, 10 Lip Liners (including Loubi!), 1 Cream Eyeshadow, 1 DS Highlighter, 1 EyePrimer, 6 DS Primers, 1 Foil, 1 Brow/Contour Duo, 6 Brow Pencils, 35 Eyeliners, 1 Primer Sample


Skincare (24): 1 Toner, 1 Double Cleanse, 2 Cleanser, 2 DS Cleanser, 1 Facial Spray, 2 Serums, 1 Eye SPF, 1 DS Eye Cream, 9 DS Moisturizers, 3 DS Serums, 1 DS SPF


Masks (22): 16 Sheet Masks, 4 Eye Masks, 1 Hand Mask, 1 Travel Mask


Makeup Wipes & Cotton (9): 6 Makeup Wipes, 2 Cotton, 1 Eye makeup remover wipe


Body Care (9): 1 Body Butter, 4 Shower Gel, 1 Shaving Cream, 1 Foil, 1 Lotion, 1 Hand Sanitizer


Haircare (6): 1 Conditioner, 1 Treatment, 1 Hairspray, 3 Foils
Nails (1): 1 Acetone
Tools & Assorted (8): 1 Brush Cleaner, 1 Real Techniques Sponge, 1 Brush Cleanser Wipe, 1 Mini BB, 1 PUR Sponge, 3 L'Oreal Sponges

April 2017: Breathe



April 2017 Goal: Enjoy
Actual: 82



I have to put money down that this is the bag that stuff wandered out of. The masks in particular seem very low. That said, I knew this would be a slower month for me- and I was right.



Makeup (37): 1 Foundation, 1 Finishing Spray, 1 Travel Foundation, 1 Concealer, 3 Brow Gel, 1 Brow Primer, 1 Brow Pencil, 1 Mascara, 3 DS Mascara, 2 DS Lash primer, 1 Cream Eyeshadow, 1 DS Finishing Powder, 1 DS Highlighter, 2 Primer samples, 2 Foils, 1 Foundation Sample, 6 Eyeliners, 4 Shadow Sticks, 3 Liquid Eyeshadows (gone bad), 1 Lip Liner


Skincare (13): 2 Toners, 1 Miceller Water, 1 Exfoliator, 1 Double Cleanse, 1 Eye Cream, 3 DS Moisturizers, 2 DS Serums, 1 DS Cleanser, 1 Eye Gel


Masks (7): 2 Sheet Masks, 5 Eye Masks (I feel like this isn't right)
Makeup Wipes & Cotton (7): 3 Makeup Wipes, 3 Cotton, 1 Eye makeup remover wipe
Nails (2): 1 Top Coat, 1 Wipe
Tools & Assorted (3): 1 Brush Cleaner, 1 Real Techniques Sponge, 1 Brush Cleanser Wipe


Body Care (9): 1 Body Butter, 1 Bath Bomb, 1 Shower Gel, 3 Bath Oil, 1 Travel Shower Gel, 1 DS Hand Cream, 1 Shimmer Lotion
Haircare (4): 1 Shampoo, 1 Conditioner, 1 Travel Shampoo, 1 Travel Conditioner


March 2017: March is For Masks




March 2017 Goal: 75
Actual: 163



I had a few motivations with regards to finishing products- 1. April VIB Sale. 2. April birth month (want to buy all the new pretties) 3. I was trying to see if masking really made a difference. Spoiler: Heck yeah!



Makeup (34): 2 Foundations, 1 Finishing Spray, 2 Primers, 5 DS/Travel Primers, 1 DS Setting Powder, 3 Mascara, 1 DS Lash primer, 2 Concealers, 1 DS Mascara, 2 DS Brow Gel, 11 Eyeliners, 3 foils


Skincare (18) : 1 Cleanser, 1 Emulsion, 1 Moisturizer, 1 SPF, 1 Oil, 1 Sample Cleansing Oil, 3 DS/Travel Cleansers, 5 DS Moisturizers, 1 DS Neck Cream, 1 DS Serum, 1 Lip Balm, 1 Acne Treatment



Masks (63): 43 Sheet Mask, 16 Eye Masks, 1 Pod, 1 Hand Mask, 2 Lip Masks


Makeup Wipes & Cotton (11): 4 Makeup Wipes, 4 Cotton, 2 Foil, 1 Eye Makeup Remover
Nails (2): 1 Base Coat, 1 Touch-Up Pen
Tools & Assorted (7): 1 Brush Cleaner, 1 Sharpener, 1 Brush, 1 Solid Cleanser, 2 L'Oreal blenders, 1 Mini Sponge


Body Care (9): 3 Bubble Bath, 2 Shower Gel, 1 Lotion, 3 Travel Shower Gel

Haircare (16): 1 Conditioner, 1 Treatment,7 Foils, 5 DS Masks, 1 Travel Shampoo, 1 Travel Conditioner



February 2017: On A Roll




February 2017 Goal: 55
Actual: 100



This was when I realized I needed to dream bigger.





Makeup (33): 1 very expensive concealer, 2 color correctors, 1 undereye corrector, 3 DS Primers, 1 Primer, 1 Brow Treatment, 1 DS Eye Primer, 23 Eyeliners (some decluttered), 1 DS cream eyeshadow


Skincare: (13) 4 Miceller Water, 1 Cleansing Oil, 1 Travel Cleansing Oil, 1 DS Creamy Cleanser, 1 Serum, 2 DS Serum, 1 Toner, 1 DS SPF, 1 U/I Sample


Masks (8): 1 Sheet Mask, 3 Eye Masks, 1 Mask Packet, 1 Foil, 1 Sleeping Mask, 1 DS Sleeping Mask


Makeup Wipes & Cotton (11): 2 Makeup Wipes, 8 Cotton, 1 Foil
Nails (1): 1 Gel Top Coat

Body Care (13):  2 Shave Creams, 1 Curel, 3 Shower Gel, 6 DS Shower Gel, 1 Foil
Tools & Assorted (6): 1 Solid Cleanser, 1 travel Solid Cleanser, 2 BeautyBlenders, 1 Amazon Sponge, 1 L'Oreal Sponge



Haircare (13): 1 Shampoo, 1 Hair Primer, 1 Texture Spray, 4 Foils, 3 DS Masks, 1 Travel Shampoo, 1 Travel Mousse, 1 Travel Dry Shampoo






January 2017: Hmmm, easier than I thought!






QBB's January goal: 50 items (Expecting 500 throughout the year)
Actual: 150

I know that I use many, many beauty products, but never did I ever expect to finish 150 in a month. Please note that the counting on the outside of the bag is accurate (I did it on 1 February), but the items might have moved around a bit because I'm only putting this together at the end of June. I cannot wait to recycle and throw all of this out!





For those keeping track...



Makeup (56):  1 Foundation, 2 Tinted Moisturizers, 3 Foundation Samples, 7 Mascara Samples, 2 DS Bronzer, 1 Blush, 1 Setting Powder, 1 DS Setting Powder, 1 DS Primer, 1 Brow Gel, 2 Brow Pencils, 2 Concealers, 1 Gloss, 2 Eyeshadows, 4 Mascaras, 1 Lash Primer, 5 Foils, 2 DS Mascara, 13 Eyeliner, 1 Lip Liner, 2 lip Pencil, 1 Eyeshadow Stick



Skincare (25): 1 Miceller Water, 1 Foaming Cleanser, 1 Creamy Cleanser, 2 Facial Sprays, 1 Travel Cleansing Oil, 1 Sample Eye Makeup Remover, 1 DS Sunscreen, 3 DS Toners, 2 DS Cleanser, 1 DS Eye Serum, 3 DS Eye Cream, 1 DS Serum, 7 Foils



Masks (7) : 4 Sheet Masks, 1 Eye Mask, 2 DS Masks




Body Care (13) : 2 Full Sized Bubble Bath, 1 Full Sized Shower Gel, 1 Full Sized Curel (Has it really been out this long?), 4 Travel Sized Shower Gel, 1 Full Sized Hand Cream, 4 Sample Packets of Hand Cream
Fragrance (2) : 1 Full Sized (Tom Ford Santal Blush), 1 sample


Haircare (17) : 1 Travel Shampoo, 2 Full Sized Conditioner, 2 Travel Conditioner, 2 Full Size Treatments, 1 Full Sized Mask, 2 Travel Hairspray, 3 Travel Leave-In, 1 Travel Pre-Shampoo, 2 Travel Masks, 1 Foil



Makeup Wipes & Cotton (11) : 6 Makeup Wipes, 5 Cotton
Nails (1) : 1 bottle Acetone
Tools & Assorted (8) : 3 solid BlenderCleansers (I had a bunch almost done in December), 1 Full Size Liquid BlenderCleanser, 1 Nude BeautyBlender, 3 Amazon beauty Sponges

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