If you follow me on Instagram (shameless plug @TheSundayGirlUK), then you may have noticed I am slowly but surely de-cluttering my make-up stash. To make more room for new and exciting products? Most likely - I guess you know me too well ha! Anyway while clearing out I noticed I have accumulated a few products that I spent more money than I should have on and have yet to use for some reason or other.
For instance we have MAC Brooke Shields Palette (limited edition), an assortment of neutral toned eyeshadows that will take me from night to day that I spent an arm and leg on last October and have yet to as much as swatch. Why? It is too pretty to use, which makes no sense - if I don't use it like all other make-up products it will spoil. Surely if it is too pretty to use it is too pretty to waste? Under the exact same pretence we have the Clarins The Essentials Eyeshadow Palette which was launched just before Christmas last year. Unlike the MAC palette I don't even have the pretence that it is super limited edition and can not be repurchased as it is still up for grabs on both the Debenhams and John Lewis sites. Utterly ridiculous on my part. Speaking of being absurd I also have an untouched MAC The Simpsons palette - an array of bright blue and purple tones that I will less than likely ever reach for.
The good news is that I have an extremely pushy younger sister who believes in waste not, want not and will take any product away from me in which I am hoarding purely to admire. We all need a kick up the behind, time to time. I promise as of today I will make use of at least one of the neutral palettes above and re-home the others. On the plus side I don't tend to hoard products purely based on packaging...it's not much of an upside but it is a start.
Now over to you, tell me I am not alone - I know some of you must have products squirrelled away in which you have yet to pluck up the courage to use?