A Year of Slow Beauty
The big beauty clutter. It was frightening to open those cupboards and drawers and sift through baskets of products that were left untouched, half used, leaky. In fact, I felt quite disappointed in myself. This year I want to hold onto less material things. Or rather less unnecessary material things. To stop buying so much skincare that it starts to feel a little overwhelming and stressful to choose what to use. I threw away, recycled and gave away until it felt like I was back to the drawing board. A fresh start that felt lighter. Going forward, I'm going to ensure I buy new skincare only when I finish one of its kind. (That shelf of cleansers multiplied like rabbits last year and it wasn't pretty).
Do you feel re-energised after a good declutter?
I did the same for my wardrobe, desk and am working on the book shelf situation.
And then I invested in these beautiful handmade sustainable storage solutions from WarmGreyCompany. I love the minimal design and texture. They neatly hide things that I reach for often but tend to look messy/collect dust when left out in the open. You can see a medium sized one on the left of my dresser top. By far one of my favourite purchases last year. I even purchased a larger ones to use as a laundry basket freeing up floor space as it tucks quietly into the corner.
A year of slow beauty
I may not have committed myself to many resolutions or big yearly goals but there is one theme I want to carry with me through this year and beyond. Minimise, simplify and be kind.
Minimise the draw of makeup, too many makeup brushes (when I mainly use my fingers - it's ridiculous), thinking carefully before a purchase.
Simplify my beauty routine. Pair it back to the basics of cleansing, hydrating, protection and treatment when necessary. Layering 6 products are for those rare occasion, go easy on the makeup with a light base and just add Glossier balm dot com everywhere for glow. Multi-purpose makeup feels good.
Be kind to my skin. Don't stress it out with a new product every few weeks. Nourish my body and let it reflect outwards.
A journey to explore how to connect slow living with beauty begins...
Discussing my slow living journey, thoughts on self-doubt and mentioning tea (of course).