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Make up Declutter, clean and organise

Good afternoon friends, and Happy New Year!

This morning I decided to declutter and clean out my make up drawers.
Last year I wore hardly any make up, and when I did was drawn towards the same couple of palettes.
I love watching these videos on YouTube, and thought no time like the present.

I bought my make up drawers about 4 or so years ago from Amazon for around £40

6 tier/5 drawer clear make up drawers (Kardashian inspired, let’s not front), are easy to clean, store, and came with 3 sets of clear sturdy drawer dividers.

Link to similar drawers below

Cosmetic Organiser Drawers

From the bottom to the top, each drawer I’ve emptied out, wiped down, and repacked getting rid of any out of date, dried out, or products that have hardly or will never use, with a before and after photo.

1st drawer – Eyeshadow palettes

2nd Drawer – Foundation/concealer/cheek tint/highlighter palettes/bronzers/blushers

3rd drawer – Liquid matte lips and lip pencils

4th drawer Lipsticks

5th drawer Lipglosses/eyeliners/mascaras

Top Tray – Setting powders/beauty sponges/lip balms/lip scrubs/liquid highlighters

For the final drawer, I rearranged, wiped down but only got rid of 2 setting powders and added a few beauty sponges that I didn’t have room for.

All together I got rid of –
3 eye shadow palettes (one out of the picture as smashed)
3 highlighter palette
2 setting powders
7 lipsticks
5 matte Liquid lip
10 lip glosses
1 primer
1 liquid highlighter
3 eye liners
1 lip liner
7 single eyeshadows
1 single blush

I feel better knowing I’m using make up that won’t harm my skin or take up unnecassary space on my desk. (Even if I said goodbye to some of my favourite discontinued NYX lipsticks)

Have you had a declutter this New Year? If so, what did you clean out?

Kaya •

Blogmas 2018

Blogmas Day 29 – Out with the old, in with the new

Day 29 – Out with the old, in with the new

There’s nothing like getting organized for the new year.

I was lucky enough to receive some lovely make up gifts this christmas, and also purchased a few myself.

It’s important to keep your make up and beauty products clean and fresh. Every couple of months I like to check everything, and throw away make up if its dirty, casing is cracked, or hasn’t got protection that it’s properly.

On most products, there will be a tiny cream jar symbol to indicate how many months the item will last for.

If I can’t see is symbol and don’t remember if I bought it in the past 6-12 months then I’ll throw it. It’s not point holding onto a product that could cause harm to your face for the sake of a couple of quid.

I like to check for spares before buying new products, I believe you can never have too many nude lipsticks, but still, this may seem like an obvious thing to do, but the amount of times I’ve bought products, especially, eye shadow pallets and then realised I already own similar shades.

Also, don’t be afraid to swatch products before you buy them, and if there aren’t any testers in display, then ask an employee if there’s another you can you. There’s no harm in asking.

Here are my fallen products…

My beautiful Sophora lip crayons.
They were given to me as a gift last November, and since I couldn’t see a clear label of how long they would last I decided to throw them away… It just has to be done.

How often do you clear.out your make up and beauty products and what rules do you stand by?

Kaya •