Monday, January 25, 2016

30 day minimalism challenge - no more

So I quit the challenge. The challenge asked me to "go bare-faced".
Re-set what you consider essential by following a bare-bones beauty routine just for today (no make up and minimal skin care). You may well discover that many of the products you thought you need are really optional and can then streamline your regular routine a little.
Are you kidding me? I'm a beauty consultant and, for God's sake,the last thing I would do is to show my bare face in public.

Another day it asked me to downsize my beauty collection:
 Tackle your beauty products today! Write a list of everything you use on a regular basis from the top of your head (without checking your beauty cabinets). Throw out or give away everything else.
All right, I made a list - there was NOTHING to throw out or give away. On the contrary - my list was longer that what I had in my cabinets. I must go shopping! 

I was working on two projects lately, the Madonna and Stitch in Time. Here is my progress on both:

So long my friends,


  1. Good for you for knowing when enough is enough on your minimalist challenge. There needs to a something in the middle between all or nothing. This challenge was just not a good fit for you. Keep on stitching and wearing all the beauty products you want!

  2. Your stitching looks great.

    I'm still doing the challenge. I never wear make up anyway so those two were easy. LOL.

    I already fit in the minimalist category. Everything I own will fit in one suitcase and about six totes. But I'm liking the challenge.

  3. I had to go bare faced when I had carpel tunnel surgery-NO FUN! I would quit too!

  4. Nice progress on your projects Evalina.


  5. Good for you for knowing your limits! Your projects are both looking good.

  6. Lovely progress. I'm the opposite lol I go out more often without makeup than with. And when I do it's usually some eyeshadow, mascara and lip gloss and I'm good to go.

  7. Oh that's so funny! I love the idea that you did the list and found you needed more products not less. Sounds like you have the perfect job for you.
    I am not a minimal person at all although I'm trying to direct my hoarding in a practical direction (cross stitch and books mainly because I know people will want them when I'm gone)

  8. I must agree with you about the bare-faced nonsense. Every woman should use a moisturiser with a strong sunblock during the daytime. Yes, I have learned this to my downfall. Even black people can develop skin cancers, and there are many different types of skin cancer. Wrinkles are due mostly to exposure to strong light.
    Why not make up your own healthy-life challenge? Day one - make a comprehensive list of all skin products and check use-by dates. Day two - get out an unfinished project and re-start. etc. I think you have more interesting life experiences than most people and your list would be fun to try.

  9. Great stitching progress! Looking forward to seeing progress on Stitch in Time!!

  10. Nice progress on both projects. You obviously knew when enough was enough - good for you.

  11. Excellent progress.


  12. Deuc beau début de broderie bonne journée Marie-Claire


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