The Great Makeup Clear Out

First, this post was supposed to go live yesterday. However, I was having trouble inserting the pictures and it was game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. All I can say on that is Go Hawks! I love being from Chicago and am so proud of the city and athletic teams that represent our great city. With that being said onto cleaning out my make up drawer.

I have finally taken on the task of cleaning out my makeup collection. Over the course of the last couple of months I have picked up a few more items and with the goal of keeping my collection in one drawer. It sounds like the impossible but I am determined to keep it contained.

My main goal was to get rid of anything that is old and expired or give away anything that hasn’t been/slightly used to friends. I’m going to be telling you about my process. If you want more of a breakdown of when you should or how you know if your makeup products are expired, let me know. I’ll gladly share all the information for you.

A few things I kept in mind when I cleared out my drawer:

1. How old is it?

2. Does it smell funny? (has the scent changed from the original)

3. Do I use it still? I’m a creature of habit and if I love something and I use it all the time then I will use it otherwise it just sits there.

4. Not necessarily a question that I asked myself but something that I keep in mind day to day. Is it still good, but almost empty? I’m trying to do a no buy month and while I haven’t been really successful at it, I have only purchased a few things that I need any ways and want to try new products out at the same time.

After two hours my collection is cleaned out and full of things I know I will use! I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders and I don’t feel guilty for not using certain makeup items. At this point I still can’t get my pictures to upload into the post. Go to my twitter to see the before and after photos. Have a great week and Go Hawks!!