Month: August 2015

The life-changing magic of tidying up…my makeup collection

Tidying Up!

So I might be am definitely a makeup hoarder. I start off with the best intentions when I shop. My goal when I am in the store is always to find the holy-grail foundation that perfectly matches my skin and compliments my complexion so I can finally put all of the others in the past. I often think to myself now THIS is a lip color I can wear with everything. I legit can’t actually leave a store without purchasing a nail polish. It is a problem.

Recently I realized that I stopped knowing exactly how many eyeshadows I own. I was no longer able to count how many periwinkle blue nail polishes sat in my collection unused. I bought the same exact lipstick on 3 different occasions not realizing that multiple tubes sat unused in a drawer. Not to mention, the startling fact, that multiple days a week I don’t even wear a stitch of makeup. I decided it was time to host an intervention with myself. Enter Marie Kondo’s book, the life-changing magic of tidying up

In the book Marie outlines a clear method for clearing out the clutter.

1.) You start with a category as opposed to a room or space.

2.) You put everything in the chosen category in the middle of the floor.

3.) You hold each individual item in your hand and ask yourself if it brings you joy. If it makes you happy it stays. If it doesn’t make you happy it has to go.

It’s all pretty straight forward, yet sometimes we need that extra push to let go of things even if they are no longer serving us. In the end I was able to find better homes for all of the makeup sitting unused and unnoticed. As a plus, I now am much more aware of what I do have and am able to put it to much better use. I do recommend this book. I thought Kondo’s method contained a more cut and dry mentality that I had not seen before. It is extremely helpful if you are the kind of person that cleans out their closet multiple times a year. If you follow this book accordingly you won’t be cleaning it out again for a long time. The best part is there is a genuine freedom and happiness that comes with having less.

(though I still have more than plenty.)

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Korean Beauty Haul!

Here is my first youtube video featuring all of the treats I brought back from NYC as well as a very brief explanation of  the South Korean beauty culture. Enjoy and please subscribe! <3


Korean Beauty Shops in NYC

TonyMoly shopping window

This past weekend I was in NYC visiting my bests and I had to go to Chinatown and visit a few Korean beauty shops! For those of you that don’t know, for Koreans skin care is not just frivolous it’s a way of life. Korean’s have been at the forefront of skin care technology for years now. Many American product lines have slowly followed suit by introducing BB creams, CC creams, and sheet masks. I have ordered tons of goodies from  Charlotte Cho’s site Sokoglam during the last year, and have been aching to get to a store so that I can sample all of the treats in person.

TonyMoly NYCOur first stop was TonyMoly

pure joy @ TonyMoly
FUN @ TonyMolyBen reading product reviews on MakeupAlley

TonyMoly swatches

TonyMoly sheet masks

TonyMoly NYC Ben
We were a couple of kids in a candy store. Korean beauty lines are also known for extremely high quality at very reasonable price points as well as their beyond adorable packaging.

oo35mm chinatownThen on to  oo35mmoo35mm goodies

oo35mm carried a wide variety of Korean skin care lines. It was almost overwhelming!iope skin cushion

Korean Beauty HaulNeedless to say I still managed to come out alright. 😉 Stay tuned for a video in the next couple of weeks where I will go into detail all about my Korean Haul. There are some interesting items that you won’t want to miss! <3

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