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!

Makeup Monday

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!


Clutter, Clutter, Clutter


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!


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!!


  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!)


    • 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!


  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!


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