Collecting makeup that I don’t use has plagued me for years. My husband only discovered this after 2 years of marriage. I hid it well. No one ever suspected. Especially because I hardly wear any makeup most days. Yes, SY, I am coming out of my closet. Came across StashMatters blog on her no buy journey. I finally feel that I’m strong enough to come out with it and put a stop to my silliness.
Stashy started off with 112 nail polishes in her collection and OMG so many other products. She’s not a makeup artist. When I read her post, I was like, “Yey! I am not so bad.”
The problem with this mentality was that I continue to buy based on the thought “I am not so bad”. What is a girl supposed to do when waiting at the airport? I couldn’t come to grips with doing a spreadsheet of all the products like Stashy did. I was like, I already purge products every 2 years (normally 30%-50% get tossed). I am okay and I don’t have an issue.
Problem is now, my goodies are no longer fitting into my four Ikea 22L boxes. I am too ashamed to show the actual photo of my boxes. Furthermore, as my friends have noticed, I don’t actually wear makeup daily. Why the hell do I buy all that makeup? It’s like I’m burning through money for no reason.
Now now, I do get thrill from just smelling or looking at my makeup collection. Or weirder yet, I literately feel happy from smelling something like Too Faced chocolate bar palette. it doesn’t perform well over all Do you understand me? I get happy from just having it sitting there.
I can probably blame it on Youtube or consumerism etc. It doesn’t really hold, because I started collecting since I was a teen, before the internet. So I can only conclude that it is me who radicalise myself into buying stuff.
Moving forward, I will do a no buy for the next 6 months. Repeatedly watch Kimberly Clark Anti-Haul and stay calm! Cold turkey will be tough. I am doing a project pan for myself. Just testing my haul for a forthnight and put them back in my collection is not good enough. Yes to project pan.
***My Little Box subscription will continue. It’s the only “cosmetic fix” that’s I’m going to get.
How about you? Do you have a similar issue too? I do hope that I’m not alone.
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