Beauty Lifestyle

The Great Declutter

July 1, 2016
Ghenet Actually || The Great Declutter

I’m a bit of a hoarder. I like saving things. Things I don’t wear, magazine pages I never read again, make-up I never use. I’ve put a lot of time and energy into making my flat feel like a home, but it never feels quite right, because I have too much stuff. So, I’ve decided it’s time for a cleanse! I’m cutting my loses and getting rid of all the things I don’t need to keep. My goal is to just have the essentials, and there are a few areas where streamlining is really going to help me!

Hair Products

Any girl with curly hair knows it’s difficult not to have a million hair products. The curly hair conundrum.  I would go through phases where I’d buy products, use them, and then not replace them, just using whatever stuff I still had around. My hair is really hating me for it. So I’ve binned everything I had up to this point and completely replaced it all! My corner of the shower doesn’t look so crowded anymore!

Ghenet Actually || The Great Declutter

Boucléme Hydrating Hair Cleanser + Curl Conditioner // Bb.Curl Pre-Style/Re-style  Primer + Curl Defining Creme // Beauty Protector Protect + Detangle


My make-up is just as bad. I’ve got some little tubes of mascara that I’ve had for about 5 years. Aren’t you meant to replace your mascara every 6 months or so? Yeah, I’ve never done that… Getting ready for my wedding really made me realize how little I’ve actually invested in my make-up, and even worse, how little I took care of my products! So, out with the old (and the very, very old) and in with the new and used all the time!

Ghenet Actually || The Great Declutter

Smashbox BB Cream // Mac Spot Concealer // Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick// Benefit Powder // Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palettes // Clinique Mascara // Barry M Brow Kit // theBalm Blush // Spectrum Collection Brushes

Skin Care

It sounds a little redundant, to get rid of things just to buy more things. The point here is that all the things I have are useless! I don’t use them. So why not replace them with things I will use? Like a proper skincare regiment. I don’t really have one. I’ve got a ton of beauty samples that I’ve used once or twice and never used again. That’s logical! My skincare is now streamlined into 4 main products, which takes up much less space than all the little samples I never used! Plus, the sleep spray really works a treat, and we all know how important a good night’s sleep is!

Ghenet Actually || The Great Declutter

Frank Body Creamy Face Cleanser + Face Scrub // Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water // Balance Me Radiance Face Oil // This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray


There’s a dress in my wardrobe that I haven’t worn in about 4 years. It hasn’t fit me in 4 years. There’s two other pairs of trousers that I’ve not worn in about a year. So why do I keep them? Because I always think, one day I’ll wear them, one day I’ll fit into them again! It’s time to let those things go, and really invest in a wardrobe where I like wearing every single item. Everything is fair game. I’m including my jewelry and stuff in this as well.

Ghenet Actually || The Great Declutter

Flats, Aldo // Ruffled Top, Asos // Sneakers, Converse // Jeans, American Eagle // Skirt, Kling // Sunnies, Asos // Jumper, Sugarhill Boutique // Hat, Asos


I used to be relatively organized. Before I moved, I had a planner that I wrote everything in, all color-coordinated and everything. I was working 5 part time jobs in addition to trying to maintain a directing career and a social life so it kind of became essential. After I moved, I had no need for it, so my organizational skills have basically gone out the window.

Ghenet Actually || The Great Declutter

Mindful Coloring Diary, Kikki K // Notebook, Ohh Deer // Pens, Ban.Do // Notepad, Rifle Paper Co. // Pencil Case, Kikki K // Desk Pad, Rifle Paper Co. // Pens, Kikki K

There you have it. My attempt at decluttering and organizing my life! I’m still in the process of decluttering but these were definitely my biggest projects. It makes such a difference to get rid of stuff that’s been sitting around for ages, and having new stuff that I’ll actually use. It’s also given me the courage to get rid of even more!

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