Confession: I wear (at least some, if not all) makeup pretty much every single day. Even when no one sees me. Is it vanity? Or just protecting mankind from one scary-looking woman? I'd like to think of it as a public service.
You're welcome. I just saved your eyeballs from severe damage.
But the reality is, I work with my husband and HE sees me all day, every day, even on my worst days. And... I still want him to think I look cute.
And I'm not muy bonita sans paint. Waaaay too pale. No eyes. Blotchy skin. Thin lips. You probably get the idea. I needs my foundation.
But, I've been rummaging through my cluttered makeup drawer long enough. I've had it. How many "nearly gone" and "almost empty" lipsticks, mascaras, eye-shadows and moisturizers do I REALLY need?
See, this is the problem with being frugal AND vain. It's a deadly combo. I can't bear to throw away a lipstick tube that I can still dig some color out with my fingernail....you never know when you're going to have an emergency and that will be the ONLY thing that will save me from looking truly awful.
Mascara....well, what if I can't find a good tube and I'll THANK HEAVEN ABOVE that I never threw any old, dried up ones just for "such a time as this?"
The truth is, I've almost never had any real emergency need for any of the old makeup I've hung on to. That means that the shimmery blue eyeshadow that I didn't like 10 years ago could probably be thrown away and I'd never miss it, even if if DOES make a style comeback. It's still not gonna look good on me.
Today's Small Thing is to weed out your makeup drawer or container, and tidy it up. OHganize it.
Throw out the clutter - the stuff you never use - and move on. It will feel fabulous to open up that drawer and hear angels singing as you deftly reach for your organized makeup to begin your day. Yes, you really ARE a princess, and your makeup container just proves it.
As does your tiara.
POINTS: 60 for organizing your makeup area.