Friday, October 25, 2013
Rejoice, for I have downsized further!
...ok, so I got some new stuff, too.
BUT! It all came from swaps, not my wallet. :) I've been really impressed with these Paula's Choice products so far, especially the Hydralight cream, which my lovely swap partner recommended I use as a hand cream. I've been looking for a non-greasy hand cream that has SPF and doesn't cost stupid amounts of money for 1oz of product, and this has definitely fit the bill.
Now, on to the purge!
I really only intended to do some reorganization. I wanted to revamp my makeup bag to better represent how freakishly lazy I am when I have to paint my face at work, and I felt like keeping all of my brushes, lipsticks, and blushes in a drawer just wasn't conducive to stupidly early makeup application.
But, uh...I decided I wanted the whole thing to be stream-lined. So I set out to fill my desktop organizer with a variety of products that'd be necessary if I was in a rush and trying to do an entire face of makeup, but also trying to maintain a certain number of options. And I realized that there are a number of products I don't reach for all that much even if I DO put them on my desk. Maybe they just don't flatter me, or maybe my needs have changed. For whatever reason, I realized, they have to go.
And I ended up with an old towel covered in quite a few purge-able items! Don't get me wrong: I think every single one of these items is beautiful, not least because a good number of them were gifts. But they just don't get used enough, and I have to be brutal if I ever want to move without experiencing another packing catastrophe.
Downsizing has been great for me because it keeps my stash manageable and forces me to use the beautiful, perfect-for-me products I already have. I no longer feel obligated to use a product just because I own it; if I don't like it, I don't keep it. It's been easy on my wallet, too, and that's a balm when you consider the size of my paychecks versus my expenses. All in all, I'm thrilled with my progress!