Lately I have been looking at every area in our home with new eyes. Do we really need this? Is this necessary?
Will I even notice if I don't have this?
In regards to my makeup bag...yes, I would notice if it wasn't there. However, I was amazed at how many eye shadows I had in my make-up bag for the, "just in case I ever decide to use this color even though I NEVER do" moments.
I guess I'm finally noticing that after 15 years of powdering my nose, my preferences haven't changed much. I still use pressed powder instead of liquid foundation and I don't travel far from home without a little black eyeliner.
Yet with all of the extra stuff that was taking up real estate in my makeup bag, it only meant one thing. Every time I went to go grab the same things that I always use I had to go searching through all of the things that I don't use.
Once it dawned on me what was happening, I immediately took my bag to the table and dumped it out.
I then sorted out my every day, go to items...we are talking basics people.
And I even left a few extras items in the mix for when I occasionally "go fancy!" That is right, I don't waste my Revlon lipstick on just any old day.
And because I am suddenly fine with only keeping the things that I actually use in my makeup bag, I got rid of all of the other random (read "REALLY old") stuff that was taking up space and making me have to dig every single day!
I even downsized to a smaller bag. These are the little joys that make the fact that sometimes I go days without even opening this bag up totally worth it! You should have seen the smile on my face this morning as I got ready for the day...wait a minute I didn't even open this bag today, or brush my hair, or...mom problems.