Saturday, 3 March 2018

Clutter

Hey!
I've noticed that since the start of the year, I've changed mindset completely when it comes to physical things. You might think I'm crazy but just stay with me. I find that I'm living in clutter and the constant need to buy more. I am a blogger and this helps fuel my buying as I think I can review new products or feature it here in some way. This would sound alright if you get an income from blogging but I haven't got a cent from this blog and I haven't received anything in PR before. I'm not saying I have a huge Ikea Alex drawers filled to the brim with makeup and skincare, I have a collection that I want to downsize. I don't need 7 different highlighters in my collection or nearly 20 different lip products where I reach for 4.

I feel the same way with all my belongings, my room is filled with things I never use and don't plan on getting rid. I spent a few days of my midterm holiday cleaning out my room, going through every drawer and open space for things I don't need or want and it was refreshing. I didn't get time to go through my wardrobe but it will get done.

I don't want to make it sound like I am going to become a minimalist with 4 outfits and less than 100 items, it's really the opposite. I love shopping like the next blogger but I want to be more controlled over my spending, buying items that I know I don't have 6 of already at home or a new lipstick in a slightly different nude compared to all my other nudes. I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos about decluttering and shop me stash and everything to do with living with less. I think Ashley Elizabeth is probably my favourite at the moment.


I want to save money too, I'm going to college in September and it's not going to be cheap. I want to save for things and experiences, so I won't have to be begging my parents for money every second week. I have the travel bug for the past two years and all I want to do is see new places and I need to save money to go anywhere.

You might be thinking is your blog going to change? No, it's not and I can tell you that. Just because I'm on a low buy doesn't mean I'm going to stop blogging about beauty. At the moment I'm trying to downsize my collection and I'm only allowing myself to buy beauty products if I have panned a certain amount. I also have things that are nearly 3 years old and really need to be used up and I want to get my money out of them.

Will this go into other parts of my life? Maybe. I am not a huge fashion spender but I hope to make more informed choices about buying things in general.

This has been quite a different post to my usual style but I've been wanting to get this off my chest for a while.

Thanks for being awesome,

2 comments:

  1. Very inspiring!! Can't wait to give my room a deep clean.

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