Saturday, January 5, 2013
Beauty Resolution #1 - Make Up Clear Out and Spend Less
Happy New Year girlies!!
It's that time of year again where we all make our resolutions for the coming year. I've made a few beauty/blog related ones which I thought I'd share with you, starting with...
#1 - Make Up Clear Out and Spend Less
I have a lot of make-up. That isn't a boasting statement, rather an addicts admission! In the beginning of my obsession, I would splurge on high-end make up however, at some point this turned into buying copious lower end (or drug store) make-up. We have some cracking cheaper brands of make up in the UK and I just can't help myself when I'm in Boots or Superdrug. Hence I have reached breaking point (quite literally) in my make-up storage and am forever rooting around in piles of make-up to find what I want. This also means that some much-loved-yet-forgotten items get hidden and therefore not used. This makes me sad, and very ashamed that it's come to this. So today I decided a good old New Year's clear out was in order!
To start, I sorted out my make-up into different categories; Keep, Bin, Back to MAC and Sell.
I then re-organised everything into the drawer. I had a damp cleaning cloth to hand to get rid of any dust or dirt. I have the Malm Dressing Table from Ikea, which I use to store the majority of my make up. I love the idea of the dividers that you can get for these however can't justify the money right now so instead I've used various different boxes and baskets that I had lying around. It houses my make-up perfectly and I can pretty much see at a glance what I have.
At the end of it, I had a large plastic bag full of stuff to go in the bin, and a smaller basket of stuff to be sold. And seeing all my make-up looking tidy and organised, well, that made my heart happy!
I figure that now that my make-up is all visible neat and tidy, perhaps I will be less inclined to spend. Where I do buy make-up, I want to be able to justify the purchase to myself. I'm going to cut out unnecessary spending in Boots/Superdrug because I'm bored/sad/happy/it's a day ending with a 'Y'. Buying 345 drugstore foundations to find one as good as a £30 high end foundation is just crazy! And I do that...a lot!
I'm not imposing a spending ban on myself, because I have zero willpower. I am banning myself from regular browsing in Boots or Superdrug, unless I know what I am going in there for.
I'm hoping that by the end of the year this resolution will have become a habit.
Have you made any resolutions?
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