Monday, June 22, 2015

The Good and the Bad of Finishing Products

As many of you know, I've been on a journey to cut down on my beauty collection/stash. Sometimes, when I look at how much stuff I have I truly feel like a hoarder- I will keep everything and anything!

When I finish a product, or even hit pan on something, it can feel a little bit bittersweet. On one hand, I am excited to be moving that item out of my stash. On the other hand, I want to have all the things!

I am a beauty lover. I love to try new products, of all kinds- from new foundations to new eyeliners to new shampoo and face cleansers. There's something so fun about trying something new.

But I've been trying to wrangle those feelings in. I've been trying to be smart about my purchases, for many reasons. Gone are the days that I would finish a drugstore and leave with $100 grab bag of things to try out and play with. I shop with purpose. And something is missing.

My ultimate goal is to have a manageable stash of makeup and beauty products. I don't need to have 20 bottles of conditioner- I'm not going to run out tomorrow! But I also can allow myself to have more than one bottle. Variety, as they say, is the spice of life.

I think I am going to try something new, maybe three products (of the same type) out, one in. I will continue to downsize my collection, while still giving me some room to play. I don't like setting "rules" like this in stone though, as I immediately want to break them.

Check out my latest YouTube videos, where I talk about the products I've finished: