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.
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!
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.
Since becoming a part of the beauty community on YouTube, the platform has negatively impacted my shopping behaviors by influencing a large bulk of my purchases. Some of these purchases have been great finds, while others sit in my collection largely untouched. If you're interested in seeing some of the items that YouTube Made Me Buy, then please keep reading.
As a beauty blogger and makeup enthusiast, I know that I'll never have a conventionally small beauty collection. I love trying new products and learning about new brands, but want to be more conscientious about cultivating a collection that inspires me and leaves me room to experiment. Please keep reading to see what my dream beauty collection looks like.
Keeping a makeup basket is a helpful tool for makeup lovers with large collections who want to make use of more of what they own. Whether you want to test out new additions or finish a product up entirely, mastering the art of curating a monthly make up basket is an awesome way to shop your stash and use what you already own.