Don’t you wish that your relationship with makeup wasn’t as toxic as Joker and Harley’s?! I mean I don’t know about you but I really feel like my relationship with beauty and makeup can be crazy sometimes. As crazy as Harley’s love for Joker? Well, maybe not that insane. Thankfully, I wouldn’t call myself a hoarder because with each season I try to de-stash, de-clutter, and rotate my products so I’m making good use of them. But I do wish that I could do more about my makeup collection as I feel like we’re both having a unhealthy relationship as things stand now.
Spring is around the corner even if it is cold outside and now is a good time as any to start detoxing your makeup stash. Why? Because it’s cold outside and you’re likely hibernating indoors a lot more. So, instead of having a Netflix and chill kind of night, and I do literally mean chill, take a second to sit down and look through your current stash and see what needs tossing.
After I took down my Christmas tree this month I decided that I’d spend a few hours cleaning out my closet and my makeup stash. I knew with January here there would be a lot of new makeup and skincare products launching and this motivated me to look through my own stash to see what was going off and either needed to be tossed out or donated. It’s always a good idea to just sift through what you currently have and see if you’re using it or not. If you aren’t? Donate it! Give it to a friend or even a family member who might like it. Why sit on something you won’t use and will likely go bad? Someone else might cherish it. As they say, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!” If you’re not using an eyeshadow palette and you don’t think you will in the future think about who in your life might like it and ask if they want it. Or find an organization that you can donate it to.
I was pretty amazed at how much of my skincare was either close to empty or just unused. I had a moisturizer that I had meant to use but was in the box, brand new, never used. I ended up donating it and a bunch of other skincare to my mom’s senior group.
Try to go through not only your makeup but also your skincare and even your bath and body collection. I noticed some of the hand soaps that I stashed away from Bath & Body Works were smelling off so I ended up sadly tossing them out.
Doing all this might even motivate you to spend less money this season. I know I feel terribly wasteful after tossing out a few things. The hand soaps made me realize it was absurd that I was purchasing them ever season. I made a resolution I wouldn’t buy more until I got through what I already had.
So, take sometime out this month and do a Spring clean and detox before buying anything new. I bet it’ll make you feel a whole lot better about your beauty stash!
Tell me what you end up tossing out, keeping, or donating!