Top 5 Beauty Pet Peeves: Clutter, Clutter, Clutter

Once again I am linking up with Makeup Monday! Stop by the hostess’ blogs and tell them hi from Quotation Marks!

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I have brainstormed and come up with the top 5 things that count for a no-good, very bad makeup day.  Stay tuned for the rest of this five part series!

4.

Clutter, Clutter, Clutter

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One of the most dangerous parts of getting into makeup is GETING INTO MAKEUP.  You know what I mean: you walk through the aisles of Target or Sephora and find in yourself that compulsion to buy, buy, buy.  The problem is that then you have a counter full of products and makeup becomes one big cluttery mess!

The cause: Impulse buys; products that don’t work; Birchbox small giveaways and samples; bloggers (hehe)

 The solutions:

a. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.  Or in this case, if you already have a product that works, don’t buy more products that do the same thing!  Look in your makeup area and you’ll find your weak spot: whether it’s a pile of red lipstick or twenty kinds of mascara, we all have that one thing we just want to try from every brand.  It’s especially difficult when a blogger or vlogger gives a rave review on something you just have to try.  It gets a lot less complicated when you pick your favorites and stick to them.  For example, you all know I love this moisturizer, so for a long time now, that’s all I use and all I buy for a face moisturizer.  It’s freeing!

b.  Know when to cancel your subscription. For a while, I was subscribed to Birchbox.  It was a lot of fun to get a little package in the mail every month for $10, but it also meant that after a while I had boxfuls of samples that I had nothing to do with.  For a while, it served a purpose.  I found some new products that are now my go-to favorites.  But I don’t really need many more suggestions (except shampoo- still looking for a good shampoo!), and I certainly don’t need another box full of makeup.  Cancelling the samples I was receiving every month saves me money and clutter!

c. Throw old makeup away!  As much as I loved my makeup at my high-school prom, I probably don’t need to keep that purple Maybelline eyeshadow pallette that I haven’t used in 6 years.  Same goes with old lip gloss that you never use. And did you know that mascara should be replaced every 3 months  (No really… you don’t want to mess with weird eye germs)?  Imagine how much less clutter there’d be if all your old makeup were gone!

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d. Organize.  Make sure everything has a place.  I bought a ton of organizers at Target that now sit on my dresser, and as soon as I am done with a product, there is no excuse not to put it right back where it belongs.  No cluttered counters, no messy dresser!

Do you have a cluttered makeup station?  What are your go-to products? What are your beauty pet-peeves?

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6 comments on “Top 5 Beauty Pet Peeves: Clutter, Clutter, Clutter
  1. I need that lipstick holder in my life!! All my lipstick is in 4 old Birchbox boxes and it’s a big ol’ mess!!

    xo
    Ange

  2. agapelovedesigns says:

    Though I do impulse buy a lot when it comes to makeup, I am pretty good at only buying what I dont have! Im sort of weird (as a makeup/beauty blogger) like that. Most will have like 10 or more of the same color lipstick or eye shadow, and me.. Im like I already got red. HAHA

    BUT thats not to say I dont have a lot of makeup, I have a TON! My weekness is eyeshadows. Cause I love color, and in a lot of cases no two colors are alike! LOL (or at least not the ones I buy!)

    ~Maria-Isabel
    http://www.agapelovedesigns.com

    • abelovedone says:

      Hi Maria,

      I know what you mean about how it’s weird as a blogger to hold back… I feel like most other bloggers think the more makeup the better! I just tend to be messy and it does NOT help me when I have too many samples lying around!

      By the way I love all your eyeshadows! I’m always inspired to try bright colors after reading your blog!

      Farrell

  3. Krysten says:

    I won a year subscription to Birchbox that’s finally nearing its end. And I’m kind of thankful. The last 3 months are still sitting on my counter and the only thing I’ve used is my new Color Club color. So sad.

    • abelovedone says:

      Hi Krysten! I know what you mean. I’m grateful for a lot of the new products I found out about but I seriously still have drawers full of little samples that I don’t know what to do with!

      Farrell

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