Spent today at home fighting this cold so I decided to have a quick gander at my vanity and storage. A few weeks ago, I made a pledge to myself to downsize my stash and keep the products that I will use. I ended up sending around 90 products in a large swap and received 4 Chanel nail polishes in return. I was so relieved to make room on my vanity and storage drawer and to add 4 more Chanels into my collection (total of 51 now).
I also gave away a few bits to my co-workers and managed to give some away to my mother in law as well. I'm still hanging onto bits that I know I never reach for. I think the hesitation lies in the fact that they are higher end pieces and I'm afraid if I let go, I'll regret it.
I am treading along, a bit of a struggle but it's movement.
I'm reminded of a great quote by William Morris,
"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
and Vivienne Westwood,
"Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. Quality, not quantity"
This is the motto in which I will finish off 2013 and start 2014. This pertains to beauty products, clothes, everything.