Hello everyone, I hope you are having a fab festive season! I have been busy wrapping presents and getting as much uni work done before tomorrow so I can relax for a few days! Every 6 months or so I like to go through my collection and really have a good sort out of what I’ve been using, what may have expired and makeup I just haven’t reached for. So with the end of year fast approaching I emptied my entire makeup collection onto my bedroom floor and went through everything.
I decided to be ruthless in what I was going to keep and what I was going to donate/get rid of. I made three piles, one I was going to keep, one for makeup that was too old to donate and another pile of makeup to donate. I had seen a lot of American YouTubers say that they donate makeup they don’t use to women’s shelter, after doing some research I found a few women’s shelters in the area I live as well as larger organisations.
When it came to choosing what to donate to a shelter I made sure the makeup was still in good condition, hadn’t been overly used and something I wouldn’t be embarrassed to give to a friend. I chose to donate to a shelter rather than simply throwing it away as not only is that creating more waste but it helps someone who is in need and doesn’t have much. Plus it’s a good feeling to give to others, it’s exactly like donating clothes except with makeup!
Once I had organised everything, I then re-organised my makeup storage before getting the makeup I wanted to donate in a small makeup bag. As I had organised everything before Christmas I rang my local shelter to see if they were accepting donations, unfortunately they weren’t due to using their storage for children’s presents.
There are many women’s shelters that would love to have any unused makeup/toiletries. So once all the festivities are over I’ll be sending out my unused makeup.
Women’s shelters that you can donate makeup and toiletries to:
Don’t forget to check your local area for any shelters you can donate to as well. Thank you for reading, until next time