I never wanted a big make-up collection. It was never my thing. I don't want to have so much cosmetics that I have to throw it out or give it away because I'll never use it up. I have too much perfume... every month I would buy a new one that in less than a week I would get sick of...
I have this thing where whenever I feel bad, I shop. Mostly make-up and cosmetics, I'm sure many of you do it as well. I'm a full time college student, so money is tight.
I look at my room and I only see perfumes, moisturizers, hair care products and lots of make-up... Every month I throw something out because I'll never use it! I don't want to do this anymore.
Let's start by saying that I don't judge or say negative things about people who collects make-up and cosmetics. Everyone has it's thing... mine is Benefit cosmetics, Brigitte Bardot , True Blood and Music...so I collect everything from them. I have a ton on albums, a ton of Brigitte Bardot stuff and everything from True Blood or Charlaine Harris.
But my problem is that I don't want to have too much things that I'll not use anymore, things that I just don't care for... So I picked up my cosmetics related notebook (I have a different notebook for everything) and I wrote everything that I want to finish. Then I remembered the Project Ten Pan thing that a youtuber started a while a go, and I want to do my version of it!
So in the notebook there are the 31 things I want to finish. I have make-up items, skin care, hair care and body care products. And I grouped them in sections: lips, foundation, perfume, moisturizers etc.
For example, I have three perfumes that I want to finish, so when I checked the three perfumes out of the list, I can buy a new one, but this time a perfume that I really enjoy and I'll be wearing a lot instead of throwing it out. Whenever I finish my three lipglosses on the list I can buy new ones and so on (:
I'll keep you updated of how it goes, I know I'll stick to the end because I'm really determinate to only keep in my collection products that I really like. Now keep in mind that I'll still buy from Benefit (On Friday I ordered some goodies from them) and I'll still buy things that I need or need to repurchase. So I'll be buying stuff but not stuff that I don't need. That's why it's a little different from the original project 10 pan. I have a passion for cosmetics so I couldn't be months without trying new products ((:
This month I only order from Benefit (a really small order because they are so expensive) and I bought a John Mayer album (again, I collect this stuff).. Maybe I'll buy some clothes or jewelery because I spent so much money on make-up and cosmetics I neglected fashion so I'm needing some jewelery, footwear and jackets!
If you ever did something like this or are doing something like this please tell me your experience and tips to not give in, I would love to know!