How to Fall in Love With the Products You Already Own

How to Fall in Love With the Products You Already Own

Being in the blogging community, I think it can sometimes be tempting to buy new beauty products all the time. At one point in my blogging journey, I definitely felt the pressure to have all new products and talk about different items all the time. In today’s post, I wanted to talk about how to fall in love with the products you already own and curb the feeling of needing to buy new. 

01. Go through your stash. I recently had a rummage around all the makeup I own. I found a few items that I hadn’t used in ages that I needed to toss and rediscovered some products that don’t get enough love, so I’ve decided to put them in the rotation now. When you go through and look at what you have, you may find a few products that you haven’t used and can work them into your regular makeup.

02. Clear out what you don’t use. After looking through my stash, I ended up getting rid of unused products. This is a great opportunity to give an unused, good product to a family member or just throw away if a product has gone bad.

03. Incorporate the products you’ve kept. After you clear out what you don’t use anymore, make it a priority to find new ways to use the products you’ve kept. If it’s a foundation, maybe mix it with another foundation for a different look or if it’s a lipstick, lay it over the top of another shade. When you find new uses for your products, you will be less likely to buy products you don’t need.

04. Don’t buy until you use. Set a rule for yourself to not buy a new product until you’ve used one up completely. This way, you won’t get overwhelmed with so many products that you have trouble choosing what to use.

How do you feel about this subject? Do you buy new products frequently or do you try to mix up what you already own before buying new?

  • Great post! I’m such a believer in only buying things you love and that having less things you love than more things you don’t love is much better and healthier.

    The Leach Life | theleachlife.com

  • Nellie

    Great tips! I know the feeling of the pressure to buy new products.. I will definitely pull out some old products! 🙂

    TheNormcoreRebel

  • I definitely agree with number two. I have so much product that I just give them to my friends & family. Great tips! :]

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  • Taislany

    this brush is definitely my favourite <3

    Kisses,

    BLOG | TAISLANY

  • I go through my own stash regularly! great tips you’ve got 🙂

    • That’s a great idea, Noelle! I need to go through mine more regularly than I do now. Thank you for commenting!

  • Molly Hogan

    Awesome post! I love Sugar lip balms 🙂

    Xx
    Molly
    http://www.trendychickadee.com

    • Thank you, Molly! I do too! I need to try out another shade – they have so many! Thanks for commenting!

  • I try to go through my stash as much as I can but I think I need to do it more. Great post!

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

  • Brooklyn W.

    The only thing that I have too much of is foundation – and that’s only because I had bought a few different kinds/brands to see if they worked on my face. Despite moisturizing my face twice daily, foundation makes my face look gross; it makes it look super dry with lots of dry skin, but the dry skin wasn’t there before! So I’m not sure what’s going on there. 🙁
    <3 B | latidoblog.weebly.com |

    • I totally get that – if you have a Sephora near you, I highly recommend going in there and talking to a sales associate. They can give you free samples to test out yourself so that you’re not stuck with a bunch of unusable foundations. If Sephora isn’t an option, I know that at Target if a product doesn’t work for you, you can return it within the date on your receipt.

  • Totally agree with all of these points! I’ve given myself the rule that I can’t buy something new until I’ve used the existing one up and it’s saved me a LOT of money so far haha x

    http://www.alwaysalice.co.uk

    • Haha, I know, me too! It’s so hard not to pick up a product here and there, but it’s so worth it!