Makeup Minimalism | Summer Declutter – 21 Cosmetic, Skincare & Haircare Products Gone!

Makeup Minimalism | Summer Declutter – 21 Cosmetic, Skincare & Haircare Products Gone!

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 myΒ yearlong [...]

Makeup Minimalism | Summer 2019 Beauty Empties (Cosmetics, Skincare & Haircare)

Makeup Minimalism | Summer 2019 Beauty 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 | MASSIVE Beauty Empties (Cosmetics, Skincare & Haircare)

Makeup Minimalism | MASSIVE Beauty Empties (Cosmetics, Skincare & Haircare)

As a beauty blogger and lover, I'm constantly trying 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 [...]

Student Discounts on 30+ Beauty Brands | Save Major Coin $$$

Student Discounts on 30+ Beauty Brands | Save Major Coin $$$

Honestly, why wasn't I more aware of student discounts when I was an undergrad in college? Whether you're a major beauty fanatic or new to the beauty game, student discounts are a dope way for students to save money while shopping. If you're interested in saving some money on indie and mainstream cosmetic, skincare, and haircare brands, then please keep reading.

6 Beauty Brands that Reward Recycling

6 Beauty Brands that Reward Recycling

Did you know that plastic packaging alone accounts for 40% of the world's total plastic usage? Although plastic packaging is used for far more than cosmetics, a high volume of cosmetic-related waste is being generated every year. For example, the World Wild Life Fund estimated that the UK used 10.8 billion wet wipes and 13.2 billion cotton buds in 2018 alone. According to the National Geographic, 91% of all global plastics have not been properly recycled.Β  Unfortunately for beauty lovers, cosmetic and beauty packaging can be some of the hardest plastic-packaged products to recycle due to the unique colors, shapes, and plastic types used to house our favorite beauty must-haves. Thankfully, some beauty brands are actively trying to reduce waste and encourage consumers to recycle their used makeup and packaging. The below list is a compilation of beauty brands that reward their customers for recyling.

Makeup Minimalism | 2019 Beauty Low Buy Introduction & Project Pan Goal

Makeup Minimalism | 2019 Beauty 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... Β 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.

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

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!

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

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 [...]

Bad or Rad: IT Cosmetics Skin Care

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.