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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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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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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Bad or Rad: IT Cosmetics Skin Care

When the opportunity arose for me to try It Cosmetics skincare for free, I jumped on it. I genuinely want to understand why so many people rave about this brand. Luckily, I used some of my Sephora points to pick up the “It Cosmetics – It’s Your Glow Getting Essentials” 500 point kit. Keep reading to see how It Cosmetics skincare worked out for me.

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Glossier Beauty Haul

Glossier is the indie It-brand worn by the effortlessly beautiful, known for their no-makeup makeup looks, holy grail skincare products, and minimalist, millennial packaging. But is it really worth the hype?

Please keep reading today’s post for an overview of the brand’s ordering and shipping process, as well as a haul of what I purchased.

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Summer Empties (July, August & September!)

As an avid beauty buyer and trier, I am always trying to work through the makeup, skincare, and hair care that I already own. This summer, I finished 38 products!

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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.

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BeautyCon L.A. 2018

I am stoked to announce that I will be attending BeautyCon L.A. this July! This annual event connects brands, influencers, beauty bloggers, and consumers. 

BeautyCon is premier fashion, beauty, and lifestyle festival held in New York and Los Angeles every year. At this festival brands, creators, and fans come together to talk about what matters in fashion and beauty culture and news. In addition to the traditional festivals held in LA and NYC, BeautyCon has the BeautyCon shop and BeautyCon Digital platforms.

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Mid-Year Beauty Empties

As a beauty blogger and makeup lover, I buy and try a lot of beauty products – from cosmetics to skin care and hair care. Please keep reading my mid-year empties for my yearlong project pan.

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Sephora Launches the Clean Beauty Hub

This June, Sephora launched their much awaited Clean Beauty Hub online and in-stores throughout North America! Please keep reading to learn more about what it means to be a Clean Beauty brand at Sephora.

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