Makeup Minimalism | Summer Declutter (Cosmetics, Skincare & Haircare)

Makeup Minimalism | Summer Declutter (Cosmetics, Skincare & Haircare)

As a beauty blogger and lover, I'm constantly trying out new cosmetics, skincare and hair care products. Whether I've made a purchase myself, receive a gift, or a free sample, my collection has been expanding beyond my control. In an attempt to curb my waste and make use of what I own, I document myย yearlong [...]

Makeup Minimalism | Summer Empties (Cosmetics, Skincare & Haircare)

Makeup Minimalism | Summer Empties (Cosmetics, Skincare & Haircare)

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 these finished products as a small victory. Please keep reading to see what I used up this Summer!

Makeup Minimalism | 2018 Rolling Project Pan & Declutter Finale

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!

Facebook & Instagram Made Me Buy It

Facebook & Instagram Made Me Buy It

Social media plays a huge role in influencing the purchasing decisions of millennial men and women, since so many of us are actively engaging with influencers, brands, and our own network of friends and family online. Through Facebook & Instagram's advanced targeting capabilities, as well as through the brand and influencers that we follow, we are being bombarded with a bevy of products in our feeds. Recognizing the way social media impacts what we buy and how we interact with brands, I thought I'd share the products that Facebook/Instagram "made me buy".

Mid-Year Skincare Empties

Mid-Year Skincare Empties

Investing in good skincare will have much better long-term effects for maintaining clear, youthful looking skin than color makeup. Unlike cosmetics, which only camouflage your natural appearance, great skincare can not only prevent future problems, but will actually lessen current issues. Additionally, for anyone looking to start a downsizing journey, skin care products are typically the easiest items to work through because they are used much more frequently than many color cosmetics product. Please keep reading if you want to hear my thoughts on the following moisturizers, sunscreens, and treatments.

YouTube Made Me Buy It

YouTube Made Me Buy It

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.