Friday, November 9, 2012

No Buy!!!!

You heard me. I'm on a no buy!! (Not on nail polish, if that was your first thought..)
The whole lot in Oct 2012
I will be moving (again) from a country to another in May(ish). I've lived there before and have most of my things waiting for me there. Which is a blessing, but also causes some problems.
One look at my bathroom was enough to tell me something has to change. I've been a hoarder as long as I can remember, but/and imagining all the cosmetics I've got here, stuffed in the same bathroom with all the things I've got there made my brains melt.
Just look at all the hair products I found..
Hair treatments
 And this is excluding sample pouches... And do I have lots of them...
Hair styling products
 These pics are all from the end of October 2012.
Face masks
As I do love me some organizing, I organized all the products in groups, counted them, made an excel spreadheet and took the pics you can see here.
Eye treatments
My goal is to use up all or nearly all of the various beauty products I've got here, to have a fresh start with the stash I've already got waiting in the other country AND obviously not have to pack and transport too many bottles, jars, tins, cans and so on.
Body treatments (the second from left is argan oil, in case you were wondering..)
Obviously I won't be getting rid of everything. I'll never be able to use up that great big bottle of sunscreen in my life, and I'm most propably throwing it away 'cause it'll go stale.
Other body products
Also I need some products regularly - like the eye makeup remover I always use (that's why there are three tubes of it). So I'll never run out of some produts, and might get to buy some more in certain product groups. 
Face cleansers
 But basically, I would be happy if all the products I'll move would fit into a one normal cosmetics bag. And we're quite far from it now...
Face creams
 The idea here is a bit similar as in this Finnish cosmetics blog - thanks, Virve, for being my inspiration!
Body wash products
I'll exclude all make up and nail things, concentrating only on the hair/body/face treatment type of products. Maybe, just maybe after this project it's the make up's turn...
At the end of each month I'll write a post about the finished products so far, and maybe write a small review of some product if there's one that I really liked/disliked. And in April I'll post some kind of a picture spam again to share the results of this project.
Feet products
Don't be afraid, this blog will not evolve into a cosmetics blog. This is just a project I needed to start, and thought, "Mmm, maybe I'm not the only person in the world with these "problems". (Which you usually aren't - as there are over 7 billion of us..)
Hand products
Feel free to join in the project, if you feel like it! Just drop me a note at, and maybe we could be doing the next post together... Let the fight against clutter begin!!


  1. Awesome!!! I look forward to your empties posts!! :D

    1. Thanks! I'm just wrapping up the December one..