After the fantastic response to my recent saturation post, I was inspired to take action. Last night I got out several boxes (and shockingly a bin bag) and opened up my makeup drawers, determined to be ruthless in editing my collection.
I now have a two boxes full of products that I will be offering to family and friends, anything that is left over will go to Give and Makeup. I was stunned by how much went straight into the bin pile: lots of old lipsticks, glosses and eyeshadows that weren't fit to keep or pass on. I also discovered two lipsticks worth of Back 2 MAC items, I just have to work out whether there are any lipsticks I might actually need. A new Modesty lipstick maybe?
Of course, I wasn't capable of being completely ruthless. I filled a box with items that I really ought let go but can't quite face yet. This is where I felt especially grateful for the advice from Sunday's post. I have packed my 'Maybe' items into a box which I've slipped under my bed, not to be touched for a month. If I don't miss them, they can go to a new home. I'm secretly hopeful that my interest in them them will be renewed when I re-open the box, so that I can pretend they are new goodies to enjoy!
Thank you all so much for taking the time to read and comment on that post. I really wasn't sure how it would be received but it was a relief to know that I wasn't alone in my anxiety. It also gave me a number of ideas for new posts too.