I've been meaning to write this post for a while now, but I never felt confident enough to share it with you all.
Since I was 8 or 9, I got my mum's magazines and go straight to beauty and fashion pages and in the years of course I started buying my own copies and cherish the beauty section in each of them.
So clearly I've always been drawn to that "perfect" world and I fell even more deeply in love around the time I started uni, when I met a girl that was interested in beauty like me.
We talked about makeup launches, interesting youtubers, fantastic blogs, nail polish colours so it was at that time that I discovered the giant virtual beauty community.
And through the years I've become more involved with that community, not much as a writer or a contributor, but mostly as an avid reader / watcher.
I've scrolled pages and pages of beauty blogs, seen so many pics and watched so many videos, I've become sort of addicted.
And as a natural and obvious consequence, I started craving for the same products I saw on all those platforms and got on a buying frenzy, which at one point became just a frustrating and draining rush for the latest nail polish or that unmissable item from a limited edition collection.
Yeah, I think I can finally admit that I've been addicted for shopping in the last 4 years or so. Especially beauty shopping.
Now, I'm not trying to defend myself, but I think that, apart from the influence of youtubers, bloggers, magazines, etc, and me not being so mature and critical, there are also some unconscious reasons behind my (mis)behaviour. But that is a whole different story.
I've been feeling quite guilty about this unhealthy habit, therefore I used to (and still do) hide my new purchases from anyone and prefer to do shopping on my own.
So I think it's finally time to change things a little bit, even though I know it's going to be a long, humungous work.
Of course, I didn't wake up one day and had all the determination to do it but I was inspired by a few lovely ladies (a bit of "blog-watching" in here too):
On Youtube: Christine of Pinksofoxy and Tati
Blog posts: ViviannaDoesMakeup's tips on clear out organisation and downsizing
The everyday beauty
What she does now
And for some nail polish purging inspiration:
Spaz and Squee