Starting Fresh

Would this qualify as a capsule collection? Not counting nail polishes but including brushes and tools my current collection totals 35 pieces. I feel like capsule collections are usually even smaller than this but I’m quite satisfied with how much I’ve eliminated from my makeup stash over the past two years. For a girl who started with 100+ blushes, 100+ lipsticks, and dozens of eye shadow palettes and highlighters, I think I’ve come a long way.

I’ve been gradually purging makeup since 2014 in an effort to streamline my makeup regimen. It had gotten to the point where I felt burdened by the sheer amount of makeup I owned. When I realized I could literally use a different blush or lipstick everyday for four months straight with no repeats I decided I needed to make a change. A kinder person (or an enabler) would’ve called me a makeup collector but the truth was I was a makeup hoarder. Even though I had so much makeup, I was really only using a handful of products regularly. I decided then and there that I had to edit my stash, keep only the items that I truly love and use, and get rid of everything else.

Letting go was, and is, a constant struggle especially when it comes to purging limited edition makeup but I’ve done it and I have no regrets. If you’re considering purging but feel hesitant, just know that the process gets easier the more you do it. It’s the first step that’s the most difficult.

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August Favorites

I haven’t been posting about makeup as much lately because I’ve just been really pleased with the items in my current stash. There’s actually only one new item to my collection that I purchased mid-August but I’ve been using it everyday since and it’s already become holy grail (although I want to try that new MUFE Ultra HD foundation stick). Everything else I’ve had for awhile but I didn’t start using them as intensively as I have until this past month and it wasn’t until recently that I realized (or recalled) how much I really love them.

August 2015 Favorites:

  1. Dermablend Cover Creme (Warm Ivory)
  2. The Conservatorie Pressed Mineral Complete Coverage Foundation (Vanilla)
  3. Revlon Lip Butter (Sugar Plum)
  4. Born Pretty Lip Stains (#4 & #6)
  5. e.l.f. Studio Small Stipple Brush
  6. Dannon Oikos Traditional Greek Yogurt in Lemon Meringue
  7. Hannibal (TV series)

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June Favorites

June Favorites

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged about my monthly favorites but now that I’ve let go of my hoarding tendencies and reduced my stash, I don’t often have a lot new or interesting products to share. The makeup items that I reached for throughout the winter and spring honestly didn’t change that much, so it would’ve been boring to keep blogging about the same things over and over again. However, now that we’re fully into summer, I’ve not only changed up my go to products but I’ve also incorporated some brighter colors.

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