Welcome to Towards Simplicity. I blog my goals, especially my reading and studies, and my ongoing downscaling and using up of material stuff and working towards a more minimalist lifestyle.
Thursday, 4 June 2015
A milestone and an oxymoron (of sorts)
And here we have the first ever blusher that I have used up completely! I've finished a number of mascaras, a few under-eye lightening thingies, some face powders and a few lippies, but never a blusher. Before, I've always sold or given them away long before they were finished, but this one is really and truly gone.
I bought it when I was about 21, so that means it's taken me about 22 years to use up this 2.5g product. At this rate, I have enough blusher left in my collection to last another 330 years!!!
The oxymoron of sorts is that my Use-up list number of products keeps increasing. No, I haven't been buying anything, but I have been getting some things that were originally mine and that she isn't going to use from my mum's place. She also gave me two body lotions and a matching perfume spray which go with something I already have. So, I'm helping use up her stuff too!!
1: When in doubt, take the next small step.
2: Life is too short to waste hating anyone - even if you do have forever!
3: Whatever doesn't kill you often makes you stronger.
4: Make peace with your past so it won't interfere with the present.
5: Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Get the best from what YOU have.
6: Children get only one childhood - let them have it. There's nothing worse than a 9 year old adult.
7: Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear fancy lingerie. Don't save it for that special occasion that never comes. Today is a gift - that's why it's called 'the present'.=)
8: Be yourself now, you don't have to wait for old age to wear purple!
9: No one is in charge of your happiness but you and no-one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
10: React to each perceived disaster with these words. 'In five years, will this matter?'
11: Forgive everyone everything, who has the energy to carry around the weight of grudges?
12: The best is yet to come. Psalm 37:29
(Average of 3 recent quizes - quite possibly not very accurate, but who cares? It's fun!)
My rainbow is strongly shaded green and violet.
What is says about me: I am an intelligent person. I appreciate beauty and craftsmanship. Those around me admire my fresh outlook and vitality. I am patient and will keep trying to understand something until I've mastered it.