Makeup Minimalism | 2019 Low Buy Introduction & Project Pan Goal

At the close of 2018, I had every intention of doing a yearlong cosmetic No-Buy. Having successfully completed a 6 month No Buy in years past, I felt like this challenge would be doable for me. However, the more I thought about doing a yearlong No Buy, the more anxious I became about my spending…  I started to spend uncontrollably, constantly buying new beauty products online. Essentially, I was on a beauty binge that lasted for roughly 2.5 months.

As a result of my reckless spending this Fall and this Winter, I’ve decided to put myself on a three-month long No-Buy. My No-Buy started on February 11th and will run through May 11th.

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I Decluttered my Living Space Marie Kondo Style: Here’s What Happened

Although I am an avid beauty collector and beauty lover, I’ve been working really hard the past few years to work on the bad shopping habits. I found myself in a state where I was buying too many things just to mask or deal with emotional problems. Feeling anxious? Buy some shoes, snatch that purse, fill your online shopping cart with makeup. 

But here’s the thing, filling my life with things wasn’t solving my problems – in many ways, my overconsumption actually made me more miserable, because my money was being spent on things rather than experiences. To make matters worse, I moved into a smaller living space earlier this year. As result, the mass clutter I had tucked away, suddenly became exposed.

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Makeup Minimalism | Winter 2019 Beauty Empties (Cosmetics, Skincare, Hair Care)

As a beauty blogger and lover, I’m constantly trying out new cosmetic, skincare and hair care products. However, over the past 2-3 years, I’ve been attempting to reign in my shopping and work through what I own through a comprehensive inventory system, periodic No-Buys, and yearlong Project Pans.

The below products are beauty items that I am happy to have finished over the past 3 months. Although the total number of products finished is not greater than the number of new items that entered my collection, I still view this finished products as a small victory. Please keep reading to see what I used up!

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Pan That Palette 2018 Finale/Will I Do It Again?

As a beauty buyer and trier, I’m always testing out new products. Eyeshadow is my favorite makeup category, but I’ve never finished an entire premade palette. This year, I took on the daunting task of trying to pan my Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario. How id I do with my Pan That Palette Challenge? Keep reading to find out.

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Makeup Minimalism | 2018 Rolling Project Pan & Declutter Finale

I am a beauty addict. Although I love the beauty industry and I love buying new products, my spending got out of hand the last few years. I’ve been making a big effort over the last two years to down-size my collection and to stop impulse shopping through meticulous inventory tracking, project panning, and intermittent shopping fasts. If you’re interested to see how I did this year, then please keep reading!

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Makeup Minimalism | Massive Beauty Collection Declutter

After a year of buying and trying many new beauty products, it was finally time to evaluate my collection. I meticulously combed through my collection and got rid of the cosmetic, skin, and hair product that I didn’t like, wouldn’t use or expired. For today’s post, I decided to share what I decluttered from my collection.

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Makeup Minimalism | Fall 2018 Beauty Empties (October, November, December)

As an avid beauty lover, I am always buying and trying new cosmetic, skin, and hair care products. However, I want to try to minimize my waste and make use of what I own, so I share empties to keep me accountable and to log my progress in down-sizing my collection. I am thrilled to…

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Nineteen Things to Declutter from Your Wardrobe before 2019

According to the Daily Mail, we’ll spend an average of 3,680 hours searching or 153 days searching for lost items. On average, we lose about 9 items a day (198,743 items in a lifetime)! But just imagine – if we spend this much time just looking for lost items, how much more time do we spend cleaning?

As a beauty blogger, I spend a lot of time and money buying and organizing cosmetics and clothing, but I want to reduce the clutter in my life.

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Pan That Palette 2018 – Update #3

As a beauty blogger and makeup enthusiast, I buy and try a lot of makeup. This year, my goal is to hit pan on every shade in my beloved, Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Master Palette by Mario.

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The #BusyBoycott: Week #3, Challenge #3

This September, I’ve been taking part in Be More With Less’s #BusyBoycott Challenge in an effort to simplify my life. I’m tired of spending all my time and energy doing things that don’t add value to my life or bring me joy, so my hope with this challenge is to learn how to better prioritize my life so that I have time to do the things that make me happy.

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