Hi Everyone! Believe or not, I’ve been in a bit of a self imposed product embargo. A few weeks ago I decided it was time to clean out and organize my makeup and beauty products. In the process I discovered products I hardly ever use, products I don’t love, and a TON of products I hadn’t even tried. And the truth is, it bothers me to have so many products sitting around just waiting to expire. I realize that excess products is an occupational hazard with a beauty blog. But, if there is anything I can do to minimize waste, I’m doing it.
So, I finally took action I organized everything into 4 piles:
1. Keep: Products I love & use.
2. To Try: Products I haven’t used but want to give them a shot.
3. Give Away: Products I’ve used or tried but don’t love (therefore won’t be using often).
4. Toss: Products that have expired or gone bad.
That same day, I put all my items to give away in a bag and gave them to my sister & friends for them to potentially enjoy. Don’t worry Mom, I saved you a bag too. Don’t be texting me all angry that I didn’t offer you any products.
I tossed all the products that went bad, organized those I decided to keep & put the ones to try on my vanity.
I’m hoping to use up as much as I can of what I currently own & get through most of the products to try. I mean, how can I possibly buy another foundation when I have 6 bottles on my vanity?
New rule: I can’t buy another one of ANYTHING until I completely use up it’s equivalent that I already own. Let’s see how long this lasts… If I take it seriously, I’ll never buy another eye shadow unless I look like Ursula on the daily.
Until then, I’ll be wishing & waiting to buy:
+ This Drunk Elephant Resurfacing Baby Facial
+ These new Colour Pop pressed eye shadows
+ This baked Elf highlighter and bronzer duo
+ This full coverage Urban Decay Foundation
Wish me luck friends…