CLEAR OUT UNUSED AND UNWANTED PRODUCTS
First is the most logical step - throw things out if they’re out of date or broken! Having out of date products on your shelves is taking up valuable space. Products are formulated to last 30 months so if you’ve had anything longer than this, it’s time to go. Ever noticed the little open jar logo on the back of your beauty products? This is accompanied by a number which signifies how many months it can be kept once open - if your products have been open longer than this, changed smell or consistency, throw them away.
Marie has one particular technique she uses for clothes, books, beauty items and more. If you can hold the product in your hand and it doesn’t ‘spark joy’ then you shouldn’t own it anymore. This simply means getting rid of things that don’t make you happy. Own 3 body washes that just sit there and don’t make you excited to use them? If they're unopened or unwanted gifts, take them to your local charity shop or homeless shelter - otherwise wash out the remaining product and recycle the packaging. After applying this princliple, you’ll be left with only your treasured items that you truly love.
DISPLAY YOUR COLLECTION
Once your collection has been whittled down to the necessities, you’ll want to show them off! There shouldn’t be anything in there that you’re not proud to own so it’ll be lovely to display them.
Marie says “Makeup is to make yourself beautiful so it’s very important to store it in a beautiful way."
Now you've streamlined your collection be mindful when you're next tempted to splurge in the beauty aisle, stick to a few favourite products - those you know you will definitely use and choose brands which match your ethical values. Head to our post 6 Tips For Switching To Cruelty Free Skincare for some useful cruelty-free beauty resources!