My makeup mantra is different from my approach to skincare – In comparison to my skincare routine that I find very relaxing, my makeup routine stresses me out, because by the time I’m done with my skincare, I am usually running late, with just about sufficient time left to grab a quick bite, and head out of the door for work ASAP (and possibly snuggle with my dog, Sasha, and take conference calls at the same time – my mornings are a mess!). So, I try to keep my makeup routine as quick as possible (5-10 mins max). While my skincare routine is 100% natural at this point, I’m still working through many old makeup products (especially lips and blushes). Since I don’t wear much makeup, it’s difficult throwing these away and spending a bomb switching to 100% natural – although I do want to get to that point by end of year, if possible.
I’ve been meaning to do a post with a recap of all my empties from #GreenSurvivor challenge that was spearheaded by Tammy. The challenge was to come up with 10 empties (Makeup – 2, Skincare – 3, Body Care – 5) before Feb 19th, 2015, and no new beauty purchases until then! I was really worried about the makeup category since those items take forever, and I wear very minimal makeup on a daily basis. BUT I managed to surprise myself by finishing up all by end of January.
Short Description and Review of each empty item as follows (Pics were posted on Instagram with the hashtag #GreenSurvivor if you’re curious). On a side note, I am still trying to figure out if I should regularly review my empties on this blog or just on my Instagram feed (especially those that are sample sized or ho-hum-not-very-interesting products). All my empties so far can be found on my Instagram feed with the hashtag #ruhiempties. Do you like to see empties posts? Please let me know in the comments 😉