Decluttering

Makeup Declutter Time!

It’s been ages since I decluttered my makeup cart. I think the last time I did was during the summer, but I was on a “break”, so I didn’t blog about it.

Nevertheless, as I was looking through my stash, I realized I was long overdue and suddenly things went flying into either the friend/family pile or the trash pile.

In the midst of all the sorting and what not, I learned a few things about myself:

  • A lot of what I was donating were from subscription boxes
  • I tend to overbuy certain things, like palettes, but strictly purchase other things only when needed, like foundation and mascara.

So, I cancelled all my makeup subscription boxes, except for Deck of Scarlet, because why pay for something I end up donating? I mean, Boxycharm was not a total loss. I discovered my beloved Butter London Double Decker Mascara through one of the boxes, but other than that, it’s not worth it for me.

Secondly, I decided to utilize the same buy only when I need methodology for all my makeup. It’s not that I won’t splurge on a new palette here and then, but I don’t need 20 palettes in my collection at one time.

So below is everything I decluttered. Some of this stuff I liked, but never used and others, I never liked or used.

Eyes

  • Too Faced Natural Love Palette: it was too big. I never reached for it because it was kind of clunky.
  • Karity Picante: I thought the colors and pigment were ok, but I have these colors in my collection already.
  • Juvia’s Place Magic Mini: I actually got sent this palette in error by Juvia’s and they let me keep it. The colors are just too bright for my taste.
  • BH Coametics Supernova: literally forgot I owned it. I thought I decluttered this last year.
  • Urban Decay Back Talk: I wrote a review on this palette. It’s 50/50. Blushes are nice, the shadows are ok.
  • Colourpop My Little Pony: I got this in a Boxycharm and is a good example of something I would never buy if I had the option. It’s a nice formula, but the colors are just not me.
  • Maybelline Lemonade: the mattes were weak and the shimmers wore off quickly. Didn’t like much.
  • Still Magnificent Metals in Kitten: I held on to this for dear life, but I just never used it. I just don’t have a need for so much glitter on my eyes.

Face

  • Urban Decay Cherry Cheek and Highlight: if you read my review on this, you would know that the only saving grace for me was the peach highlighter. Better off with a friend.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow: beautiful formula and the two peachy shades are beautiful, but once again, it’s like I totally overlooked it all the time.
  • L’Oréal Lumi Cushion Foundation: this formula was just a little too glowy for my combo skin. I liked how light it was, but I was a greaseball half way through the day.

Lips

  • Nyx Butter Glosses in Strawberry Jam and Cranberry Biscotti: these lip glosses I think just went bad on me. They have a really funky smell, so it was time to toss. The Butter Gloss formula is awesome though, so no complaints on that.
  • Milani Matte Lipstick in Red (forgot to write down the name before I donated it): I gave this one to my mom. I had a similar shade in a Besame lippie and didn’t have a need for another one.
  • Are any of you nodding in agreement with my decisions or shaking your heads going “why would she do that!?”.
  • Either way let me know in the comments below.
  • Till next time, my friends!
  • Maritza
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    Holidays

    Happy New Year! Beauty Resolutions for 2019

    Can I get a “Woot! Woot!” for 2019?

    I get so pumped for New Years. I like that no matter how bad things get in any given year, the Universe gives you an automatic reset every January 1.

    Technically, you can reset your life any day, but this is like THE day and nothing gives me a bigger high than putting your intentions and resolutions out there for the whole world (or my little blogging community 😉) to see and keep me honest.

    I did this last year, and I have to admit, I wasn’t very good at keeping them, but time to reset.

    So here goes:

    Wear what makes me feel comfortable. I mean this with everything: clothes, shoes, but especially makeup. As a beauty aficionado and blogger, I have tendency to get caught up with all the flashy colors and trends, which can be nice because otherwise I would have never learned how to do a cut crease or a halo eye, BUT, I also have to learn to stick to what I like and what fits my style and persona.

    I’m just not a rainbow palette kind of girl and, although I can appreciate all the beautiful looks, when I try to wear something like that, I just don’t feel like myself. So sorry, James Charles, I will have to pass on your palette for now.

    Eyebrows, eyebrows, eyebrows. I need to take better care of my eyebrows because that is what frames my face and especially my eyes the most and I get so freaking lazy about getting them waxed and tinted.

    Which you would think that would be a priority considering that my eyebrows are practically clear, but nope. Always half assing it with a brow pencil. Not this year!

    Skin care. Geez, how old do I have to be to get a skincare routine in place? I’m always jumping all over the place, but this 41 year old mama is going to lock that shit down for reals this time. I’m still feeling my way through some brands and products, but I think I have my steps in place and so far, I think my skin is definitely benefiting from it. Just got to keep it up.

    Last, but not least, enjoy my makeup. I am going to be the first to admit that I sometimes get caught up in the hype and find myself buying way more than I need, but this year, I am going to take it a little slow and really use my makeup. I will always be on the hunt for the next big thing, but if I don’t find it right away, I won’t panic and go crazy. Sometimes, it will come right to you if you are just patient.

    What are your New Years Resolutions? Leave them in the comments below and get the party started.

    Till next time, my friends!

    Maritza