Sunday, January 1, 2017

Pan that Palette 2017

If you want to remove something from your life, there are two options- declutter it (donate, sell, toss, etc) or use it up. For my makeup collection, I've decided that the use it up option is the right one for me. I've already done some serious makeup decluttering to get rid of the stuff that's old, a bad formula or just not me.

This year, I'm embarking on a Pan that Palette challenge! I have two eyeshadow palettes that I want to work on using up. The first is an all matte palette by Tarte that I started panning last year. I love this palette but it is getting old and I'd love to use it up before it expires.

The second is a brand new colorful palette by Urban Decay. I love bold, bright colors and I'm hoping that by focusing on this palette, I'll be able to get out of my comfort zone and really go for colors. Since this palette is brand new, I'm just going to try and hit pan on every shade in the palette.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Minimalist Makeup Collection

Today I wanted to share my minimalist makeup collection with you. As someone who loves makeup but also loves having a minimalist home, knowing how much to have is all about finding balance. While there are definitely smaller makeup collections out there, this is size that really works for me. And it's certainly less than a lot of beauty vloggers out there!

I hope you enjoy a peak into my current makeup collection. It's not perfect but I'm pretty happy with it's current size.

Do you have a smaller or large makeup collection? What's one makeup product that you can't live without?

Monday, October 24, 2016

Minimalism Struggles: I want to Buy all the things

Making such a big change as embracing minimalism comes with it's ups and downs. Recently, I've been struggling a bit with wanting to buy all the things! I thought I'd become immune to the lure of consumerism but the shopping bug was biting. I thought I'd sit down with you all for a chit chat about what has helped me resist mindless shopping and make sure my purchases are good ones.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016


It's probably going to be pretty quiet on the blog for the rest of the week and next week. Hurricane Matthew looks like it's headed right for us and, at best, we'll be without power, internet or cell service for a bit. If there is any posting going on, it'll probably be on Instagram (@stephandless).

I'll be back once things are up and running again to let you all know that I'm still here!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bible Journaling Kit Unboxing (October)

I'm so excited for the October kit! It looks so adorable and very me! Let's get unboxing!

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