That's not what I'm doing.
While I think that is a great idea, I know myself too well. I would "accidentally" waste product, try to give it away, etc and in the end, come to hate it. Perhaps when I come to having a healthier relationship with my products, I can attempt this. In the mean time, I am putting myself on a No-Buy, which means no new products for two months (this is my arbitrary time limit). Here are the rules:
-If I run out of a product, I can repurchase that product only if there is nothing else in my collection that satisfies that need. For example, if I run out of mascara and do not have any more, then I can repurchase it.
-Limited edition items are exempt from the no-buy rules. If there is a item I have to have, then it is acceptable as I will not be able to purchase them later. However, this rule is not to be abused. (Note to self.)
-Birchbox items are exempt as I have a monthly subscription. However, purchasing full-sized items from the Birchbox website is not allowed until the end of my two months.
-Skin care is a little trickier. I would like to include this in the no-buy, but if I run out of an item that is working for my skin, I will repurchase despite having other products that have the same function (in about every category). My skin is fickle and I am trying to maintain a consistent skin care routine.
-If I do feel that there needs to be a new skin care item purchased, I must wait at least a week to see if I really need it.
I am hoping that this gives me a chance to focus on what I have, not what I want. Also, it's a great way for me to save some money.
Here are a few items I have purchased recently that I look forward to using:
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in "Coral Reef"
A great summer shade, very pigmented
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in "R.S.V.P."
I have used this almost every day since I bought it. It's beautiful.
Essie Nail Polish in "French Affair"
I loved "Nice is Nice" so I had to pick this up too.
LaVanila Roller Ball Perfume in "Vanilla Grapefruit"
The smell of this is divine. A full-sized bottle may be my first purchase after the no-buy.
As you can see, I have a lot of new things I'm loving, as well as some old favorites. So Sephora, see you on June 28th.