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Thursday, February 05, 2004
posted by TheBroadroom.Net at 6:37 AM (Pacific)

My turn.

When I first discovered/rediscovered makeup I went through a time of wanton shopping/buying/searching/wanting. Anything new, I wanted. Anything I read about on the makeup boards or in a 'zine, I wanted. It was such a high, such a thrill. I loved the searches through the drugstores, the trips to the mall, packages from Sephora. I'd thought I'd died and went to heaven when I first gazed upon the cosmetic section at Nordies. I was on such a make-up high, such a rush. I was like an alcoholic on a major binge. Thats exactly what it was, a binge that lasted, ohhhhhh, a good year at least, maybe two. I started seeing the same old things being repackaged and resold. Spring=pastels, summer=bronzes and golds, Fall= deep colors, plums and reds. That sort of thing.

I "woke up" to this incredible waste of money and time, not to mention this huge mountain of "crap" on my dresser, in my bathroom, closet and drawers. Out of all of it I realized I only REALLY used a small handful of products. Dain's philosophy highly, highly influenced me at this time too. I went from being a junkie to someone who realized I only really need 3 eyeshadows and 3 lipsticks.

I'm not only a minimalist in makeup, but in most other aspects of my life also; clothing, decorating my home, etc. At first I was thinking that the fact that Josie and I are older and have children are at least part of the reason we lean towards the "less is more" philosophy but then I thought of Dain, she kinda defuncts that theory.

Interesting thoughts, ladies. Thanks.
~carol m.~