Tag: Make-up

What’s a good age to start being a minimalist?!

My friend came to visit me recently and brought her young, teenage daughter with her. My friend and I chatted, and her daughter sat quietly, contentedly scrolling through her phone. Obviously a You-Tube fan, she asked her mother about a new nail varnish she had seen on one of her favourite channels. This led to…

Travel toiletries

In order to simplify one aspect of my life recently, I decided to duplicate some items. I know! That was a hard sentence for an aspiring minimalist to write! In my travel case, I have decided to keep a permanent stock of toiletries and make-up, in mini versions. I have already downsized these considerably and…

Minimalist skincare on holiday

I’m meeting a friend for a long weekend soon – abroad, as we used to say. (I grew up in Ireland – when you’re on an island, everywhere else is abroad!).  As always, I will take hand luggage and make each clothing item earn its place in my bag. The same will apply for my…

Minimalist make-up

One thing I’ve minimalized quite a bit is my make-up collection. See, even that word – ‘collection’! I had different types of foundation, mascara, lipsticks, blushers …. I had foundation for winter; I had foundation for summer. I had mascara that lengthened, that volumized, that did both and very frequently, did neither!   But –…

Small steps to simplicity

When I started my journey to simplicity, I found minimalism to be the greatest tool at my disposal. At that stage, I hadn’t read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying – indeed I don’t think it was even available in English at that point. But I agree with her that starting with clothes is…