Taking Stock (Make Up Inventory)

January 10, 2015

Since May of last year I have been 'taking stock' of my make up and trying to keep my spending and collection under control. 

I was doing well at getting my habits under control until my husband left in July. I went off the wagon... big time. I didn't have any money to spend but I wanted to buy EVERYTHING I saw. I was in 'what the heck' mode to be perfectly honest.

Now, I feel like I am back on track again. I haven't bought much recently and I have been using up a lot of the samples plus passing things on to friends if I don't use them myself.

I have done a video of me editing down my collection further and I will keep you updated on my progress of reducing my collection and keeping it smaller.

Click here to watch the video.



Click here to go to my blog sale and grab a bargain. Most things I am selling have been barely used and in nearly new condition.

In case you're interested here is a chart of my progress since May:


Item May June July Dec Jan
Full Sample Full Sample Full Sample Full Sample Full Sample
Foundation 1 5 2 4 1 2 1 0 1 2
BB CC Cream 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Cream Foundation 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2
Contour Powder 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
Face Primer 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2
Eye Primer 2 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 2 0
Concealer 1 3 1 3 2 1 3 1 2 1
Finishing Powder 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
Powder Blush 6 5 6 4 6 2 6 1 4 0
Cream Blush 2 0 4 0 6 1 8 1 3 1
Highlighter 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
Bronzer 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 1 0
Lip Balm 2 0 3 0 7 0 7 0 5 0
Lip Stick 14 7 14 5 9 3 15 0 13 0
Lip Gloss 7 0 9 0 6 0 9 0 6 0
Lip Liners 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
Mascara 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
Liquid Eyeliner 3 0 4 0 3 0 2 0 2 0
Pencil Eyeliner 2 0 3 0 4 0 5 0 3 0
Eyebrows 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
Cream Eyeshadow 4 0 4 0 4 0 3 0 1 0
Loose Eyeshadow 39 20 42 15 38 5 15 0 12 0
Pressed Eyeshadow 11 0 17 0 6 0 43 0 43 0
Perfumes 0 6 0 6 1 6 2 5 2 2
Nail Varnish 15 0 16 0 18 0 18 0 10 0


As you can see I have far too many eye shadows!! Oops! I also had too many blushers which is why I am selling a few. I have a lot of lipsticks as I was lucky enough to be sent the Red Apple Lipstick Christmas Collection.

I know my collection is excessive, I am trying to get it back under control now... any help or advice you can offer?

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Rachel, I love this concept! I think I might do this for not only my makeup but also for my wardrobe. Great idea and was just what I needed thanks.

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  2. I think you're doing really well, but I definitely know what you mean about being in that mode and wanting to buy everything haha. Blushers and concealers are such a weakness for me so I know I need to cut down - think I'll head over and watch your video to gain some tips :) x

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  3. Aw thanks Tania, Blushers and Eyeshadows are my weaknesses... as you can plainly see!! haha! Rach xx

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