Goodbye, Old Makeup! + My Gratitude Diary


I come from a family of hoarders. I think I hoard the most, add to the fact that I’m easily the worst organizer, my personal space is perpetually in a mess and if my mother weren’t the world’s best packer right down to the smallest items, I would never be able to find anything.

“Mum, where is my…. Oh thanks!”

“Mum, did you see my… You mean it was always right in front of me?”

“Mum, I cannot find my… How come you can always find everything??!”

I am not looking forward to the day I move out and live with The Fiance who is not really a hoarder but is as messy as I am. Actually he’s worse.

Hoarder-Messy person + Very messy person = I don’t know if I can live like that

I love makeup, and I love to keep makeup. Even if I don’t like a certain product and am pretty sure I will never use it again, I’ll still keep it around. You know, for the I-know-I’ll-need-it-some-day-and-I’m-such-a-genius-for-keeping-it moment. Problem is, I have the memory capacity of a cardboard box so I can never recall if I even have it in my possession.

Some years ago, I just casually asked “Mum, do you know where I can get one of those music sheet stand?” And in a few hours she presented one to me.

Like, what the? Since when did we have such a thing and space in our house for it?! Mum’s a magician. Sometimes I think our store room is more like the wardrobe from Narnia, and only she can walk through it.

Anyway, I’m sure we all have a little hoarder inside each of us. Some things we hold dear, and due to emotional attachment we simply cannot bear to get rid of, but for most hoarders, we just… hoard everything. No particular reason.

You know, at the time I was typing the above paragraphs my mum came and packed my dance shoes and bag away and then she went on to pack some files. HAHAHA! I don’t know, it felt kinda funny that here I was writing about her being such a great packer and there she was packing, trying to make our humble abode a better place to live in. I hope my kid(s) are great packers too so they can help pack my stuff and find my things.

I decided that in order for some new makeup to take residence in my makeup drawers, it was time to bid adieu to the old. Not being able to wear makeup doesn’t stop me from buying makeup. There is absolutely no correlation.


I took a basket, opened my drawers and started filling the basket.