Today’s post is about something I have been thinking about doing for quite some time now! In 2018, I am going to make a pretty big change in an effort to improve myself, my lifestyle, and my bank account!
I am not going to buy anything.
Okay, well, I’m not going to buy anything beauty-related. After cleaning up my bedroom and bathroom one day, I took a look around and was not happy with what I saw. All I saw was way too much STUFF. As a makeup artist and beauty blogger, a big part of my life involves using different types of makeup, skincare, and haircare. However, I have acquired an overwhelming amount. It has come to a point where some of my makeup has expired before I had a chance to finish it up (or even put a dent in it …)
My plan is to not purchase any new products until I have used up every single thing that I have. Roughly estimating, I own around 6 foundations, 12 concealers, multiple eyeshadow palettes, 8 blushers, 4 facial moisturizers, 3 eye creams … and the list goes on and on. While doing this, I hope to rediscover some of my old favorites that I may have forgotten. I also plan on weeding out the products I’m not absolutely crazy about. I am not going to punish myself by using something I don’t like or that simply doesn’t work for me anymore (such as too dark foundations, bright lip colors that I will never wear, and moisturizers that leave my skin irritated.) After using up all of my foundations (for example), I will repurchase my very favorite one (spoiler alert it will more than likely be my IT Cosmetics CC Cream.) Alternatively or additionally, I may purchase a completely new product made with more holistic and natural ingredients. There are so many amazing natural/ organic brands out there that I would love to try! I am already going to switch to sulfate and silicone-free haircare (another post on that soon!) My goal is to find my holy grail products and in the end have a much more minimalistic and clean beauty collection.
Hopefully I find that I …
Spend less money
This one is obvious. I would typically buy 2-3 new products a month. That really starts to add up!
Have less clutter and a neater space
By owning less, I will have a tidier space. I am so looking forward to that! In the meantime, I picked out some staple products to stand on my makeup table and bathroom vanity that I use everyday. When a product runs out or I need something for a special occasion, I will reach into a storage bin under my bed which I have filled with all my extra makeup and skincare.
Spend less time getting ready
I have found that when I have too many options and so much makeup to rifle through, it can take me so long to get ready. I am already enjoying having only a few staple products on my makeup table!
Have a cleaner and more organized beauty capsule that I positively love
As I said above, I really hope to find my holy grail products and stick to those! I would also love to use more natural haircare, skincare, and makeup.
This challenge is not to say that I will never treat myself to a new highlighter or hand cream in the future. I am simply going to be more mindful of what I purchase and think to myself, “Do I really need this?”
I am so excited to start this journey and will be sharing updates along the way! I also invite all of my readers to join me. 🙂 Thanks for reading, and I’ll catch you in my next post!