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Time for a Clear Out!

Occasionally, I wake up in the mood to just have a huge clear out and have a good look through everything and get rid of those things I haven’t worn/used for a long time ready to make room for my future purchases! It’s also a great way to rediscover products you haven’t noticed in a while and to change what appears in your everyday makeup bag. This is exactly what happened to me when I woke up this morning and within half an hour I was sat on my bedroom floor surrounded by the contents of my wardrobe! I wish Dec had been home to get a snap of me drowning in dresses, shoes and bags but he had to work today. I was able to get some pics when I started on my beauty drawers, and so this post was born! I was surprised by the amount of makeup I own, and also the amount that I don’t use! I managed to get rid of a lot of stuff that was really worn and used or just too old to be hygienic to continue using so now my collection is more manageable and much better organised!

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So as you can see, I ended up much better organised and I know which products are where now. These little boxes I have collected go inside a set of drawers so they are neatly tucked away. In the future, I want to get a dressing table with a nice big mirror and then I can get some clear makeup storage sets so that all my beautiful products are on show! At the moment, I sit on the floor in the spare room and use a mirror which is propped up against the wall. I keep my hairbrushes and combs in a mug and my most used products are lined up on the floor. Not exactly glamorous!

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These are the eye shadow palettes I chose to keep. I am pleased to see that they are all high street brands, however I know that the room I have created for future purchases is likely to be filled with the luxury brands I currently I have my eye on! (I have made a wishlist of the palettes I want and will be posting it later on in the week).

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And these were the lucky lip colours which stayed in my collection! I was shocked by the amount of lipsticks I actually own because I always seem to use the same few. I am really pleased with my rediscoveries. My 3 current favourite colours are not included in these pictures because they have a permanent home in my handbag! They are: MAC Creme Cup, MUA SHade 1 and Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry.

And lastly, the products who made it into my everyday makeup bag…

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And now I feel much better and organised! I’m going to have to restrain myself next payday because I know I am going to want to fill up my little boxes again!

Happy Sunday!

Ti Amo x

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7 thoughts on “Time for a Clear Out!

  1. Wow! Good for you! What a sense of relief to have everything organized—I know I always feel this weight lifted off my shoulders when I clean house! Great makeup stash by the way!😉

    • Thanks so much- it’s mostly high street stuff rather than luxury brands but I had let it get a little out of hand – I had been hoarding products over 3 years old!! I feel much better now it’s all organised and useable! X

  2. It’s such a great feeling to be all organised with your makeup routine in the morning isn’t. You are lucky you have a whole room to yourself for the task. Usually womens shelters really appreciate donations of un-used or hardly used beauty products (yup, even makeup) as well as tooth paste and anti-persperant of course.

    • You know that is something I have never thought of! The clothes I bagged up will go to a charity shop of course, but I never considered people might want my old makeup! I’m going to have a look through and see if anything is worth keeping 🙂 thanks for the tip!

      • Me neither until I saw a charity that makes over women for job/house renting interviews etc. Then spoke to a woman who’d fled with nothing and said doing make overs & manicures with the other girls made her feel human again. Men just don’t get it do they ;0)

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