Makeup kind of gives me the creeps. The Minimalist Challenge: Day 9

Feb 7, 2017

Day 9: Downsize your beauty collection

** Important note!** I don’t think makeup is bad or that people who wear makeup are bad, it’s just not for me. I don’t know how to put it on without looking like a clown which makes me feel more self-conscious and I think that is the opposite of what makeup is supposed to do for people. I do wear it in emergencies, like when I’m really ill but have to leave the house for some reason I put it on as a mask, that kind of thing…

With that out of the way it will be no surprise to learn that my beauty collection consists of dusty, unused cotton pads, grim-looking powders from yesteryear and just a lot of nearly empty deodorants. I do have some makeup but when I buy it I tend to immediately regret it and usually give it to my mum or throw it away.

Here’s a list of my full beauty collection:


  • Bourjois CC cream*, powder and mascara. (It was by 2 get 1 free).
  • And 2 brushes; one for the cream and one for the powder.
  • I have 2 lipsticks… One red, one pink. Reserved for costumes.*
  • One Barry M two-ended eye liner in black/white.
  • Black, grey, blue and red nail polish all Barry M.

Bathroom essentials:

  • Perfect Whip! Face wash from Japan.
  • Hydrating Face Cream by Bobbi Brown.
  • Garnier Micellar Cleaning Water.*
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil.
  • Phil Smith Shampoo.
  • Original Source Body Wash.
  • Roll-on Deodorant.
  • Toothpaste.
  • I found my electric toothbrush in this downsizing so I shall be switching to that!

Ummm the other stuff?

  • Blackhead strips. That’s my Friday night sorted.
  • Hairbrush and comb.
  • Hairdryer.
  • First Aid stuff including A LOT antihistamines.
  • Cute duck-shaped face cloth.

*You may have notice a few of the items are starred. These are the items on probation. If I don’t use them before the end of this challenge month then they’re getting chucked.

Most of this stuff can fit into one makeup bag. Why I had 5, I have no idea.

What did I learn about today? I had a lot of random crap lying around.

I really don’t like touching dusty makeup stuff. I’ve washed my hands a lot before touching my keyboard and I can still feel a greasy layer, it just gives me the creeps.

Okay! That’s all I’ve got for the day!

Thanks for reading!

Druid Georgi

My name's Georgi. I'm all about stories, nature and not being a horrible person. Grab a coffee, scroll around and laugh at my expense. My life motto is, 'Imagine if I'd done tried or whatever.'