4.2.11

Finding balance

One of the biggest reasons why I decided to start this beauty blog again is because I recently organized my makeup collection and I realized I have many products that don't suit my skin type/tone and therefore I will never use. On top of that, I didn't realize the amount of makeup that I currently have! Before I had kept my makeup in different storage boxes around my room and therefore I didn't realize how much I actually owned until I put it all together. I naively thought all of my stuff would fit in just one of those two drawers.



I would say this is 95% of my makeup collection (there's a few more things in the back of the drawer that you can't see very well). I keep my foundation stuff in a separate bag but I am more into color than anything else, so what you see here are my blushes, bronzers, highlighters, lipsticks, eyeshadows, false eyelashes, nail polishes and palettes. I know other beauty bloggers and youtube gurus have a lot more makeup than I do, but still...this is way more than I can use before they expire. There are even some things that have never been used because I always reach for the same products.

I am a beauty junkie, and since I don't spend a lot of money on other things I feel like I have an excuse to keep purchasing beauty products. After all, we all have our vices and buying makeup is not as bad as smoking or drinking, right? But lately just looking at all this makeup has been making me feeling guilty and stressed instead of it being what it's supposed to be, FUN! However, I certainly don't regret buying it, because after having tested so many different brands, textures and colors, I have a pretty good idea of what works for me and what doesn't.

One of my resolutions for this year is to find make more conscious purchases in makeup (because let's be honest, I don't think I can stop buying it completely...new collections are so tempting!), and to start building a better (and more age-appropriate) wardrobe instead. Until now, I only focused on my makeup and not my clothes, and many times I didn't even think whether my makeup was appropriate for my outfit (jeans, flip flops and a hoodie don't go well with a smokey eye...umm, no)

So starting now, I want to try out all of my products in my collection and decide whether I will actually use them or not. The ones that don't work out (and have only been lightly used) will be stored away in a box for a blog sale I am planning to have in a couple of months. I will do a more comprehensive post on my updated makeup collection after I sell or give away the makeup that I don't use.

Do you ever feel like you have too much makeup? What do you do with the things you don't use?

e & h

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