Clear Out my Make Up with me

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

Yours Truly,

Emma x

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October Bullet Journal

Hey guys!

As the end of the month draws closer it means a new monthly spread in my bullet journal. This month was my first month of using a bullet journal and although I have loved using it to get organised, there were definitly some improvements that I needed to make! The first thing that needed changing was my monthly spread. Origionally i had taken up two double pages with this, havina a larger monthly calander, along with a tracker and then a spending tracker across two pages of its own! I did not need all of this space. For starters I wasn’t using the monthly calander, but I did quite like having it to glance at if i needed to know which day fell when, so I added it to my title page. Much beter use of space. Secondly, I didn’t need to have my spending tracker across two pages. I’ve only used about half a page this month so again I made this a lot smaller, meaning my monthly spread fits onto one double page.

Next up was the weekly spreads. Agaian they had takenup two double pages for each week and I wanted ot change that. I liked having a spaced to writemy lists, but I wasn’t useing all the space, so decided to fit all the days onto one double page, leaving a sections to do my meal plans all in one. I think that these spread are going to work for me a lot better but I will update you all next month to let you know how I get on!

Yours Truly,

Emma x

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Planning my Bullet Journal

It’s getting to that time of year, the ‘back to school’ period, and although I’m now at uni rather than school, I still love this time of year! I may be slightly early with thinking about going back to uni in September but I loved being organised as far in advance as possible! So to help me this year I’ve decided to merge all my organisation into one and create a bullet journal! I have always wanted to make one but never really had the time it takes to set it up, hence why I have started planning it so early on!

I started with buying the go to bullet journal notebook, a Leuchtturm 1917 dotted paged book in yellow! I loved the colour and thought with it being bright it would be hard to loose! I also stoked up with some Crayola super tips to help make the pages look fun and inspiring!

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Once I had my supplies I went about deciding roughly what pages I wanted to include for the year and then each month, before adding post it’s notes into the book to see what would go where.
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Finally I went in to do some quick sketched page layouts. I wanted to do this so that I could make the most of the space on my page and to help me work out what would be best for me since this is my first journal.

I have now been working in creating the final pages in the book so will be photographing and posting them soon! Keep a look out for that post in the next few weeks.

Yours Truly,

 

Emma x

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Note: My weekly Wednesday posts will now be posted at 6.30pm instead of the pervious 6pm due to timing with my job. Thanks.