Decluttering my makeup

Today, I got up and I cleaned my makeup section. This time last year I would have been expanding my makeup section as I have been for the past 8 years. Probably in August 2017, I gave up makeup, I just didn’t care for it anymore. It’s hard for me to look in the mirror in general, to put on “my face”, I just give people what they get, my natural face. I have given up on makeup. It’s not me.

I tossed most of my makeup. I kept mascara, blush, and foundation. Originally, I kept more. I literally stopped writing mid-post when I started writing out what I kept. I got up, went to my makeup drawer and threw out more than half of what I left. I don’t know why I kept so much more than what I truly needed. I kept the basics in case I want to wear makeup (occasionally it happens) and tossed the rest.

Here are a few tips to help others to go through their beauty section:

  1. If it isn’t your shade, get rid of it
  2. Crappy make-up, if you hate the lipstick you are wearing because it always smears, get rid of it. I bet you can find almost the same color that doesn’t smear and you will enjoy your make up a lot more.
  3. Be realistic, how often do you use a smoky eye set? Once every 6 months is not worth having a whole palette of eyeshadows you maybe use twice a year.
  4. Ask yourself, would I buy this today? Is this still something I would want or am I keeping this because I feel guilty for trashing it.
  5. Realize expiration dates! It is recommended to change out your mascara every 6 months.

Here is a table for the average life for a makeup product

Powders – around 2 years

Foundations – 6-12 months

Creams – 12-18 months

Concealer – 6-12 months

Pencils – 12 months

Mascara – 3-6 months

Lipsticks – 12-18 months

I hope this can help some people. May your decluttering goals be attainable and in reach!

 

 

 

 

Before i Begin

I’ve been telling myself for months now to declutter the house, but honestly, I’ve been too depressed to begin. I would get anxiety about my messy house, then curl into my bed and seep into my sadness about not being able to accomplish anything. This cycle has been going on for months.

I’m sure others can relate, it is hard whenever you can barely get up in the morning and then having enough energy to declutter, let alone clean the house! Normally cleaning is a task I love, I would do it for hours and make my place (decently) spotless. I fell back into my depression once again. I let dishes pile up, have a laundry mountain, I just DID NOT CARE!

But now, I am trying to care, trying to do what I haven’t for months and finally do what I have been wanting to do for months. Declutter the chaos that has become my house. I’m tired of all this crap in my house and I want it gone!