6 Reasons To Declutter Your Makeup

6 Reasons To Declutter Your Makeup

We don't really need all of it, right?


If you're anything like me, Instagram and YouTube has attacked your wallet, and you own almost all of the makeup in the world. But, we don't really need it all, right? Right.

Germs live in your makeup.

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Gross, I know. But, if you use any creme makeup or anything you have to dip your fingers in, you should replace it regularly. Breakouts aren't worth saving $20.

You'll use more of what you actually like.

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Trying to decide what to use is infinitely harder when you basically have Sephora on your vanity. Getting rid of the makeup you don't use anymore might be hard, but chances are your face will still look just as beautiful.

You can make money off of decluttering your makeup!

Yes, it's true! The makeup you have barely used (I'm looking at you, random Colourpop palette I bought because you were cheap) can still be used by your friends. At least you'll get back a bit of the money you spent on it, and it won't waste away in a landfill. (The colors are too pretty for that.) Don't do this with mascara, though. It's too un-hygenic. Yuck.

You'll feel better after.

Doesn't everyone love the feeling of fresh sheets? Well, if you do, you'll love the feeling of a makeup bag that can actually close correctly and a vanity or bathroom that you can see everything in.

You can donate makeup!

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Remember that lipstick you bought and never ended up opening? You can donate it to a Women's shelter. The first time I heard of this was from YouTuber Jackie Aina. Most of us aren't getting 40 lipsticks in a PR package, but the thought is still there.

Your makeup will look better.

This links back some to #2. If you're like me and you have the "too much" gene, you might end up trying to pile every single eye shadow you own into one look. If you do a little decluttering, you won't have as much makeup to work with. And, again, you'll be using the stuff you really like.

A good way to start decluttering is to lay out all of the makeup you own and "shop" from your collection. I learned this technique from YouTuber Jessica Braun, who has a whole delcuttering series on her channel. You just pick out the top items from your collection that you would repurchase first if your makeup all magically disappeared. This makes delcuttering 100 times easier and quicker. Good luck, boys and girls, and have fun decluttering and creating new looks!

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.


For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols


5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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