My Blog Sale recently went live and I've finally opted to do it since the idea behind the blog sale has been cooking up slowly in my head even though actually people who I know have finally pushed me over the edge. I really felt intimidated to go down the blog sale route since one can actually do wrong, sell the wrong thing to the wrong person and get herself (or himself) into trouble. Last thing you want it to see something seemingly fun and useful turn into a headache. If you'd be interested in a post on how to successfuly organize a blog sale, do let me know.
Even though I am a beauty blogger and part of the 'duty' is to test various products and makeup (which I will forever enjoy), the worst part is seeing all of them laying somewhere in my drawers, closets, boxes almost untouched and gathering dust. I feel that is wasteful and after I've made this massive clearout, I actually felt better. So here are a few guidelines that have helped me a lot in the process.
My main and primary thought was self-assesment - what type of person I am, what is my style, what is important to me, what are my preferences, what I aim for. Some people are makeup artists and they need an entire palette of colors and textures. Others are perhaps into eyebrows or contouring, they do them every single day so investing in those products is natural. In certain cases people can afford bigger amouts of things, maybe they actually use them, borrow them, share them or just keep them to themselves as collectibles - who knows"
What is important is to know who you are, what your needs, desires and objectives are. Knowing what you go for is also important. For example, I don't contour much but I use highlighters on the regular. Cool pink blushes do nothing for my complexion. Pink and orange lipsticks are rarely something I go for but I do like nude, red lippies or vampy shades on my lips and tips. Warm-toned blushes I love and almost always prefer with some sheen so I rarely fall for...