Wednesday, 6 January 2010

What my ideal stash looks like

I've decided that 2010 is going to be the year of minimalism for me. I plan to reduce the amount of clutter that I have in my life and that includes my make-up and skin care. I know it's going to take a while, but this is where I aim to end up. 


Skin care:

3 cleansers; 1 oil based to remove my make-up, 1 gentle enough to use every day in the shower, 1 deep cleanser to use a few times a week.
1 eye make-up remover
1 face scrub
1 pimple treatment
1 face serum
2 eye creams; 1 hydrating for day and 1 anti ageing for night
5 face moisturisers; 1 light day cream, 1 hydrating day cream, 1 hydrating night cream, 1 anti ageing night cream, 1 tinted moisturiser
1 face mist
1 sunscreen
3 face masks; 1 hydrating, 1 mud/clay and 1 anti ageing
1 mattifier

5 to 10 Lip balms




Body care:

1 body scrub
1 shower gel
1 body oil
2 body lotions; 1 firming and 1 hydrating

1 tinted/shimmery body lotion
1 hand cream
1 deodorant
1 bronzer
1 sunscreen


Hair care:
2 shampoos; 1 hydrating and 1 volumising

1 conditioner
1 deep conditioning treatment
1 leave in conditioner
1 volumiser/root lifter

1 hairspray
1 hair refresher


Perfume:

3 to 5  bottles


Make-up:

This is where it gets difficult as I'm not sure how many products would be ideal so I'm just going to take a guess.

2 foundations; 1 hydrating, 1 oil free

2 face powders; 1 pressed, 1 mineral powder

1 concealer
1 primer

5 lipsticks; nude, pink, mauve, red, beige

6 lip glosses; clear, nude, pink, mauve, red, beige

1 lip plumper

20 eye shadows in various colours

9 eyeliners; taupe, brown, grey, green, navy, purple, burgundy, white, silver

2 blush; pinky mauve, nude

3 lip liners; nude/pink, red, clear

2 lip tints; 1 pink and 1 burgundy

2 mascaras; 1 everyday and 1 dramatic

2 shimmer powders; 1 for all over and a pinky one for cheeks

1 bronzer



7 comments :

  1. I really need to do this too!

    Problem is, everytime I write a list like this I think of more products that are missing from my "ideal" collection, so I just end up buying more!

    I think my goal should just be using everything I have instead lol.

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  2. Using up everything you have is a good goal too. I was going to try that but it never seems to work for me. Fingers crossed I'll manage to stick to my ideal stash levels!

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  3. I have been reading your blog for a couple months now, never posted till now.

    This post has perfect timing for me. Recently i realized i have more makeup than i will ever need and want to pare down. While some of it i cant part with until use it up i have decided i want to simplify.

    This list helped me make my own list of what i really need, and get rid of what i dont need.

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  4. 5 to 10 lip balms? NO WAY! I have seen your collection!

    What if i just stash all the rest in my cupboard and pretend they don't exist, does that still count? teehee

    Vet x

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  5. Jayme, I'm glad it was helpful. Now if only I can actually get to those levels :)

    Vet, I laughed out loud when I read your comment, you know me too well. I'm dreaming aren't I? Hehehe.

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  6. Believe it or not, my stash used to be much smaller than your list. That was before I found internet beauty reviews & forums. LOL.

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