today’s episode of my Make Up Reset is about depotting products from their clunky packaging and bring them together in a curated palette, bringing them a new opportunity to be noticed and used (at least partially) before expiring and gaining me some extra space in my drawers.
I love depotting stuff, so this was a breeze and so fulfilling to get the end result.
I still kept some leftover products in their original packaging if they were more recent (Danessa Myricks products, Fenty and Nars bronzers), but everything else, since what’s left on the component won’t be used up in a timely manner, reached the end of its journey with me.
so… I’ve been brewing on this subject and all its variables for a long while and I had finally made up my mind regarding the approach I feel is the best for me. and it would make for great new video content for you, so everything was fine and dandy… all I had to do was an intro video about this… and it took me MONTHS to finally get something out that I thought vaguely encompassed all my thoughts on this subject. still cluttered with my rambles and lacking some details, but hey… at some point, I have to let it go.
it’s a chat about my relationship with the beauty industry, how it has evolved over the past decade, and how I’ve been feeling I need to do some changes and adjustments to rekindle my joy when it comes to both discovering and revisiting make up, to consolidate my collection, keeping what is really essential/joy-sparking in my drawers and very clear in my mind, to help me reign in my impulse purchases.
I want it to be a catalyst to sparkle new behaviours in my life for the long haul, so it will be a new series in my channel (don’t worry, I’ll keep doing all my empties, reviews and Up Close and Poresonals), having as main characters a mindful declutter of all my collection (friends, it’ll be open season to loot my stash!), several “second chances” episodes, revisiting products I’m not sure I know I want to get rid of; and repotting/de-panning into empty palettes products I know I want to keep for a while longer but without the clutter of keeping the clunky packaging.
I’m still undecided if I want to do a project pan, and I’d love to know how you’d go about something like that. The same about a videos on make up news/launches, with a strong “but let’s not get carried away and buy stuff” vibe… for the time being, I’m not doing a no-buy, since I feel it would be too restrictive.
but who knows what the future holds?
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