I’m on a new challenge. This one is around cosmetics.
I seem to accumulate hand creams (which I hardly use so where do they from?); body lotions and oils; facial products to cleanse and tone and moisturise; lip sticks and glosses (which enter the house faster than anyone can possibly use them); eye shadows; eye liners; concealers; samples of shampoos and conditioners.
Everyone seems to be doing the Kon Marie decluttering bug. Apparently you bring all the things of the same together. If I was doing this with my cosmetic challenge I’d dig everything out from the bathroom cabinet, from the shelves in my cupboards, behind my jumpers, in my chest of drawers, my bedside table and the boxes and bags I have around the place. Oh and the lippies hiding in various hand bags.
And then what?
A lady at work said to toss them.
No way! How unfrugal and environmentally unsound! Maybe I’m a tight-arse. OK, I am a tight-arse. But I can’t bear the thought of the money spent and the resources used in transporting and manufacturing all the lotions and potions.
So I’m on a mission.
Not to buy any products until I have used up my exisiting products.
I’m also including samples and “free gift with purchase”. Of which I have too many. The teeny tiny perfume. The lip gloss samples. The sachets of creams.
Since I started tracking June 30th I haven’t bought anything, though I have been tempted!
- to declutter,
- to minimise waste,
- to have my beauty products fit in the bathroom
Let’s see how I go.
My name is Lucinda and I love, I am addicted to buying beauty products and sweet smelling things and things in lovely packaging.