Now don't get me wrong I don't go out to feed the chickens wearing lots of make up and have suddenly decided to ditch it all in favour of the 'natural look', I wonder if they'd even notice! I don't wear much make up at all these days, a bit of clear mascara and a touch of powder is usually enough to make me feel like I've at least made an effort if I'm nipping to the shops, here on the farm it's simply moisturiser with a SPF each day and a dab of lip balm.
Of course if we're going out together I make a little bit more of an effort with some foundation and a touch of black mascara and maybe even a dab or two of eyeliner :-)
The main reason for me ditching the make up over the years is my super sensitive skin, I'm very allergic to perfume and products containing perfume so when I find something that I can tolerate I stick with it for good.
So as part of Our Year of Less one of the smaller areas I decided to do (on a whim this morning, like you do) was my make-up bag. It started out with fourteen items, some of which I had gotten free when I bought my last mascaras and foundation from Boots.
So now I am down to just seven items, two of which are hardware, tweezers and a pencil sharpener.
It's funny how sorting out and simplifying something like this still makes you feel like you've accomplished something really worthwhile and makes you feel lighter. So now the make up that has been jettisoned has been added to the Car Boot stash ready for the first car boot of the season in May and added to the list that is growing on my '365 Going, Going, Gone - Less Stuff' page.
Are you managing to live with less of anything that you used to think was important?