My family and I are in the midst of getting ready for a big move next month so we have started going through our apartment, where we have lived for the last five years, to see what we can donate, recycle, throw-out, and sell before the move. At the moment I live in chaos while I wait for the movers to arrive in less than ten days to pack our things and load them onto a container. Instead of feeling like I have less things I feel like our stuff is multiplying and taking over the apartment. No matter how much I try to part with things there only seems to be more and more things around.
In the past I’ve shared with my readers how I am a beauty product hoarder. (See my post Are You a Skincare Product Hoarder?) When we move next month I am planning on bringing with me an entire, large bag just for all my make-up and skincare products. The bag is actually the one I used to use when I was an esthetics student, and I am sure that I will fill the entire thing up with my products. (a picture of the bag is below)
Going through our home has made me wonder the following things repeatedly: why do I need all these things? And can’t I just live with less? If you think the number of beauty products I have is bad, you should realize that I also hoard clothes and shoes, especially shoes. I have always had a thing for shoes. But I digress. So I got to thinking: if I could only choose one beauty product to have around what would it be? I realized that I would actually have to have two: sunscreen and tweezers. I simply cannot live without my tweezers! Twice a day, at least, I have to pluck stray hairs from my face, chin (always my chin), and my brows. I’ve been attached to my tweezers for longer than I can remember; without them I feel lost. I can’t stand feeling or seeing coarse, usually black hairs, on my face. I have a pathological need to get rid of the hairs as quickly as I can. I guess if I really had to I could let go of all my other skincare products (my cleansers, my exfoliating lotions, my retin-a, my antioxidant serums, etc.) but never my tweezers. As for the sunscreen, I think my need for it is pretty self-explanatory.
There is a quote that keeps making the rounds on Pinterest*:
Someone else is happy with less than what you have
At this point in my life this quote resonates strongly with me; I know that this is something I should aspire to – living with less and being happy.
If you could only have one or two beauty products what would they be? Please share below. I love comments!
- My post – Really, Truly Assessing Your Skincare Routine
- What Is The One Beauty Product That You Can’t Live Without? – Real Simple
Image of tweezers from hairbumpsrelief.com
Image of bag from overstock.com
*Not on Pinterest yet? I suggest joining. It is so much fun!