Monday, August 29, 2016

Konmari Round 2: Skin Care

More Konmari! Yay decluttering! I'm not one to have a ton of personal care/skin care items and I actually want to improve my skin care routine this year but I still figured I had some old stuff I could get rid of. What is it about beauty products that make us want to keep them even if they have gone bad, we didn't like them or we haven't used them in months?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Minimalist Moving Tips

Moving is not something that most people look forward to. You may get excited at the thought of leaving your old place or venturing somewhere new but the actual process of boxing up things, moving them and then unboxing them is no fun. Today I'm going to share my tips to help you have an easier, more minimalist move.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Konmari Round 2: Makeup (Project Pan 2016 Intro)

It's time to talk makeup! When I went to go Konmari my makeup collection again, I didn't find anything I just wanted to trash. Even though I was a bit bored with the things I had, I did like them all and didn't want to just trash a bunch of stuff so I could go buy new stuff.

Then I found the world of makeup panning on Youtube! Hitting pan on makeup is when you use up enough of it to see the bottom of the container or pan. Panning projects aim to hit pan on makeup or completely use something up. I thought this would be a great way to deal with those consumables that are still perfectly good but are still taking up space.

So I'm embarking on a panning project for the remainder of 2016 to use up some old makeup. I've picked the Tarte beMattnificent palette to pan as well as two Red Apple lipsticks, my Garnier BB cream and one deluxe sample of Benefit's Porefessional primer. As I finish these products, I can then replace them with new things so I'm clearing out my stash, getting to try some new fun products and keeping my makeup stash from growing too much.

This will also help me keep from shopping my using my favorite minimalist shopping technique-waiting. By waiting, I often find that I don't really want the thing I thought I needed. I may find that I have something else already that will work in it's place or that I don't need it at all. If I still want to make the purchase, I have plenty of time to do some research which will help me have the best chance of making a good purchase.

Currently, I'm looking at purchasing one of the Urban Decay Naked palettes (either the original or 3 ) and possibly one more colorful palette. I know lots of fun things will come out over the holidays so waiting until the holiday season to purchase will allow me to take those options into consideration. I'm wanting to replace the coral lipsticks with a nude and a fun colored lipstick. The BB cream will get replaced with some sort of foundation product as well.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Konmari Round 2: Home Decor

There's something about a good piece of art that makes me go weak at the knees. My husband also enjoys art so we've amassed a rather eclectic collection of pieces over the years. In this round of Konmari, I wanted to limit our art collection to the pieces that we really loved and wanted to display in our new apartment. So let's Konmari home decor and art!

Monday, August 8, 2016

On Downsizing

Moving week is here! Moving can be so stressful but it doesn't have to be. Next week, I'll be sharing some minimalist moving tips to make your move go more smoothly, but today I wanted to talk about about downsizing.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Konmari Round 2: Books

I'm rolling right along with Konmari. This week, I'm tackling books. I adore books! Growing up, you would never find me without one. But adulting leaves a lot less time for reading. While I do have more time for reading since embracing minimalism, I'm still out to let go of a few more books.

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