I Think I Might Have A Problem

Ok, I know i have a problem.  Tonight I went to pick up some groceries and ended up also bringing home a beauty blender sponge, which is basically just an oblong makeup sponge, and a Freeman peel off mask and paper mask.  When I got home, I started putting the things away and realized just how many beauty products I actually had.  I realize I have a lot, but I wasn’t certain just how much, so I decided to lay it all out.

Here is my massive collection…

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Splayed out like this, I can see that I might have a problem.  Now, let me clarify.  I did not buy all of this.  Actually, the majority of it has been given to me, but I still love and use all of it quite regularly.  I LOVE beauty products and having the latest and greatest things.  I think I was one of the first Americans to use BB cream 😉  Thanks to my boyfriend that is.  This isn’t even the entire collection if you count my nail care box:

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To me, trying to look younger than I am and maintaining that youthful, dewy glow is really fun. I enjoy making myself look pretty, when I’m not running late for work.  Sometime I should give you a detailed account of my nighttime beauty routine.  You might be either impressed or exhausted after hearing about it.

So, do you have anything that you just can’t get enough of?  I’d love to hear about it!

Also, if you’re on Pinterest, add me! My username is meganlynnlds 🙂

Best,

Megan

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57 thoughts on “I Think I Might Have A Problem

  1. I have the same problem. My biggest money pit belongs to mascaras and lip products though. Also perfumes and lotions. Its so sad I could keep adding to this list. I’m pretty sure it’s a girl thing to be professional hoarders of beauty.

    1. lip products and skincare are my two biggest money pits. I have so many of each that I honestly don’t think I’ll be able to use them all. It’s fun getting new lip products, though, right? 🙂 I don’t think you can ever have too many…

  2. I’m a music junkie. I buy instruments, lol! I have 2 pianos, a bass, a djembe drum, a ukelele (I gave that one to my step-son), and I just got a banjo…I’m hooked! My husband has 3 guitars…and I think the fiddle is next!

  3. Oh so THIS explain why you’re so beautiful, lol! It’s only a problem if you just buy it and stash it. If you have fun with it then by all means, enjoy!! I wish I enjoyed all that stuff-maybe I’d look younger. I’m addicted to two things: books (a zillion of them on my shelves I have never opened) and workout clothes. I don’t even go to exercise classes! I have always just preferred wearing very color-coordinated work out clothes than anything else. 🙂

    1. haha! Thank you for saying that. Books are fun too. I used to have a ton of books when I was younger, but I’ve since cut back quite a bit and I hardly read anymore. I think college burned me out.

  4. This is why I try not to go into places like Rite Aid or Target. I’d go in for one thing and end up buying $50 worth of makeup/personal care stuff I wouldn’t use! I like having it though 🙂 And I’ve gotten much better at just buying what I need…

  5. I collect die cuts from Sizzix, anything lighthouse related, puzzles (the 1000,piece size), and books! I’m trying to downsize now and it is almost impossible! I keep thinking I should save “such and such a book for my Grandaughter!

    1. books are great things to have around I think. And they’re just one of those things that you can never have too much of because they’re all unique and different and I think they make a house a home 🙂

  6. I don’t think you have a problem. Maybe I do. I’ve never even had foundation on my face. I can’t get enough of, hmmm, I have to think about that. I’m sure there’s something.

  7. lol. I think you are doing fine. I once knew a woman with a refrigerator box, the actual box that a refrigerator is shipped in, filled with shoes. There were pairs of them piled on top of each other and even some with the ties and price tags still attached. Now imagine a box that is roughly 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide and 6 ft. long. How many shoes do you think that would hold? O.o

  8. As long as you actually use them all, then there’s no problem. When you hoard things that you don’t use, that’s a problem. My weakness is books and DVDs but I watch the DVDs and read all the books. Except for the cookery books. I buy them because I love the pictures and ideas in them, and they make me hungry, but there is only one that I actually use and I’ve had it for years. It was one of the first cookery books I ever had and it taught me how to cook because it’s a “how to” manual and general reference guide. All the others have pretty pictures and loads of recipes that require too many ingredients, so they all sit taking up shelf space and I don’t use them. Now THAT’s a problem!

  9. oh girl, you don’t have a problem! you should see mine! hahahaha
    i personally i’m in love with korean skin care products, i have A LOT! and they are so good!
    i’m not much of a “make up” per se person, but i do have many skin care products.
    I think i was also one of the first mexicans to try bb cream! (wich is amazing) 😀

    1. For skincare, I mostly use Korean products as well 🙂 My favorite brand is The Face Shop and then probably Laneige. For makeup, I prefer Etude House. What are your favorite brands?

      1. laneige is awesome!!one of my favorites! also innisfree, and my mom loves Missha!
        i really love how almost everything has sunscreen
        not gonna lie, i love etude house stuff because is oh so pretty! (hahaha) holika holika also has really great eyeliners!

      2. yeah, I totally forgot Innisfree! I love their Jeju Volcanic Toner and I bought some of the sunscreen from them not that long ago. One more I like is Mizon. I have the snail repair ampule 😀 I need to get some Holika Holika eyeliner :). I think the quality of Korean products is just way better, IMO.

    1. I had to google what a Licca Chan doll is and I don’t think that’s creepy at all! I love those kinds of dolls. One day I’d like to have a BJD but can’t afford it now 🙂

      1. I would love a bjd one day, i ordered a new Licca Chan yesterday, I’m saving up for a custom made Licca from the Licca castle in Japan, the trouble is a £40 doll turns into a £100 doll after import duties and shipping. I made a very big rod for my back the day I discovered those dolls 🙂

  10. Sorry I pressed something on my phone before I finished my comment, I spend too much money in the Thai shop, I could go on, but I don’t think you have that much of a problem Megan 🙂

  11. Trust me, this is a small “problem”. When you can fill an entire closet full of make-up, hair, skin, and nail care products, give me a call. I cleaned out my purse and found 15 lip glosses. I had to give myself a taking to. We won’t discuss the brush collection because it’s organized, but mortifying to anyone who does not wear make-up.

      1. I clean them en masse, because cleaning one or two becomes an annoying hassle, though I have a spray for that from Sephora that is the quickest way to get a brush clean without worrying about anything lingering on it.

        A make-up artist told me to use either baby shampoo or anti-bacterial Dawn, both of which are excellent at breaking down the product in the brushes and leaving them very clean. She encouraged me to dab a little conditioner (any kind I’m not fond of, which, for me, is usually several bottles hanging around somewhere.) on them as I went through cleaning the others in my pile, which prolongs the life of each brush and keeps the hair soft. I have a set of anti-bacterial brushes which are so much harder to get clean than natural hair or synthetic, so a lot depends on the hair of the brush. I’m often washing 20-50 at a time, letting them collect over the course of a month or so, because I probably have double that amount and there are tons of duplicates. I hate the task of cleaning them, but I also hate being wasteful, so I do it. In fact, I’ve been using a BeautyBlender and disposable make-up sponges for the last few years because they’re better at getting flawless coverage. It also means I’m using maybe three brushes per application now, depending how much work I felt like doing on any given day, which is a big improvement.

  12. I always have Estée Lauder makeup, and I’ve used Oil of Olay lotion (yes the cheap stuff at Walmart) with SPF 15 daily moisturizer since I turned 18. My grandma had gorgeous skin in her 70’s, and I can hope Olay will work for me too! Also, I’m a purse collector. I have too many purses and can’t part with them. Horrible really. 🙂

    1. the Olay daily moisturizer w/ 15 SPF is awesome, right! I use it too and my grandmother used it and like yours, she had great skin. It’s a beauty staple to be honest with you. I think you can maybe see it in my picture.

    1. Clothes are great! I don’t dress up for work, so it doesn’t take me long to choose, but if I go out in the evenings or on the weekends, it takes me forever to decide too 🙂

  13. Megan I am a beauty product junky too! And the little OCD part of my brain does not allow me to throw away a product until I have used it all up! I agree a having an interest in keeping your skin healthy and liking to go glamorous when you have the time is a healthy one. I just have to stop buying products that I know I already have at home just waiting to be used. 😉

    1. I’m the same way! I won’t throw away products and it can be a problem since I keep products past their expiration dates. Oh well, hasn’t caused me any issues yet 😀

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