For a number of reasons, I have been AWOL on social media for a while, primary reason being my beloved Baby Blue was ill with terminal cancer and he went to sleep forever last week. It’s still too soon to talk about it but I will when I am ready.
Another reason is because I was studying reformer pilates, which I will cover in a separate post. It was put on hold due to Blue being poorly but I got my results and happy to say I passed, which was a miracle considering I couldn’t think of anything except worry about Blue alone at home while I was in my classes.
Moving on to the present day, I decided to have a clear out of excess clothes, shoes and of course, beauty products which I will be giving away. Being in the beauty industry, you end up with A LOT of products and although I give away a lot, it’s easy to become…erm….a hoarder ( mean I have 2 backups of a backup, is this normal??).
Whilst going through a plethora of beauty products, I discovered brand new, unopened products, some I had only ever swatched once, others which brought back really happy memories from days gone by before blogging became a business model and some which were my absolute favourites which I had completely forgotten about, and there they were, at the back of my Muji draws gathering dust. I felt a waive of sadness when re-swatching some of these products because of how much blogging has changed since those days, but this topic of conversation is ANOTHER blog post and potentially a very long one!
Moving along, I rediscovered my collection of YSL lipsticks, I LOVED these SO much before I moved back to matte lips. The YSL packaging is still my favourite to this day.
I also stumbled across my OCC lip tars!! I had to throw them away as they have been in these drawers for YEARS! I remember Kaushal from Beautifulfilled and I would go crazy buying all the colours available, even if they didn’t suit me! Haha.
I am still a fan of Bourjois and forgot I had such an impressive collection of bronzers, cream and powder blushers, lipsticks, I even have all of the extremely highly pigmented eye shadows, which are incredible value for money. I am personally not an eyeshadow kinda gal, I like natural make up, but for those of you who do love eye makeup, you must have these in your collection.
I even have unopened mascaras from Lancome, Eyeko and MAC! Brand new serums and moisturisers from Trilogy, Dr Lancer, [comfort one], ORLY nail polishes from limited edition collections. It was a real Aladdin’s cave, better yet, Princess Jasmine’s palace of beauty!
As part of a huge clear out, I will give most of these products away and I shall abstain from buying anything new unless it really is WOW! I want to have minimal products to try to live more of a minimalist lifestyle, so here are some of my former firm favourites which have made back into my premier league beauty products.
- YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks
- Eyeko mascaras
- Bourjois blushers (cream and powder)
- Back ups of my DSquared x MAC collection
- Jamela’s gold face masks
Do you have some long forgotten classics in your make up collection?