My name is Emma and I’m a make up hoarder… but then again aren’t we all? Or a lot of us at least!
But as I’m about to move into a next chapter of my life, I have been working my way around my flat having a clear out and I couldn’t not give my make up collection a bit of tlc. I keep all my make up either in my acrylic container on top of my chest if draws or in my top draw, organised (to an extent!) in a cutlery organiser.
I started off by emptying everything into the floor and then plonking myself down to work my way through what I wanted to keep and what needed to go. I got rid of bits that I haven’t used in years or that we’re in a bit of a state.
Of course having a clear out of my make up means a lot of swatching and my arm was cover and wiped multiple times! It made me really realise how many gorgeous eye shadow shades that I didn’t use enough, but also the reality that I have a multiple lipsticks of the same shade. Whoops!
Finally I had my two piles of stuff sorted and I was surprised that I have been able to push myself to really get rid of the stuff that I really needed to do. With the pile of make up to keep, I gave it all a good clean and organised it into piles of different types. Although I still probably have more make up than what a single person needs, but I’m happy with the amount that now I have. I have given myself a couple of options for different things, without going over the top.
Finally after getting everything sorted out and cleaned up, I was able to put it all away. I put my every day make up into the acrylic draws, along with a few bits that I want to try out again and use more, and then the rest want into my storage draw. I’m super happy with the end result and am beginning to really enjoy doing my make up again. It’s so important to have these sorts of clear outs in your life and to take a step back and see what you do and don’t need. It can be something small like make up or bigger and deeper, like relationships. But either way, have a look into your life, take a step back and see what you need to re organise and make a change with.