About once a year I go through my collection and do a bit of a purge because even though it might not seem that way, I don't enjoy having quite such a large collection as some Youtubers boast on their channels. It's not that there anything wrong with those, but I like to go to the drugstore and still be excited about makeup because there's still shades and products that I don't own. I usually include these declutterings in my empties posts, but since this one was considerably more extensive than any time before, I made it into a proper post. How knows, maybe someone is interested in it, though I admit I haven't sat through one video of these declutterings myself. The current state of my stash is not all my fault - Slovene beauty blogging became more of a thing last year, meaning plenty of PR products were sent out, which honestly I just feel some other blogger would deserve a lot more than me because I don't enjoy them as much as I do things I pick myself and are on my wishlist, even though a majority of products are lovely and I do truly love some bits (I actually repurchased Max Factor's Voluptious mascara and use it every day). They just land in my mail box and I feel obligated to do a review even though it takes so much of my time, making me even less happy with that part of blogging. Including the products I had for my blogging job and products I intentional kept for comparisons/potential posts, things got slightly out of hand. So about a month ago I packed all the products I don't use much, or have dupes/similar products or they don't work for my skin type/tone and all the rest of the reasons (some things were also really old, but I warned my friends about that and told them to chuck things away if they are too weird) in boxes and took pictures during my destashing. The box went to my friends and family, and I hear they were very happy about it - and I got plenty of chocolate as compensation.
View this as a sort of an empties post where you can gasp and sil...