Last night as I was cleaning out my purse I finally came up with my Official New Year's resolution:
In 2007, I resolve to limit the amount of lip products I keep in my purse to five at a time.
I'm kind of a lip gloss/lipstick addict, and I have been ever since seventh grade when Katie and I would spend our entire 30-minute carpool trip in the backseat comparing Bonne Bells. (We even had a game called "Lip Gloss Pageant," but I'll save that for another post.) Still, there is no excuse for what I found in my purse yesterday when I was cleaning it out; within that one bag there were 21 different lip products. Witness:
(Note: I have annotated the above photograph here.)
That's insane. I mean, I have clutter problems as it is, but when it's combined with my makeup addiction the result is utterly ridiculous. And what's worse is that I can justify the need for having just about every single one of those products in my purse. (Except for the two tubes of DuWop Lip Venom. There's really no need for that.)
I decided to whittle my collection down to four to give myself a little cushion; the other 17 would be banished to a box on my desk. I agonized over the selection process, but eventually I had narrowed my "purse set" down to a ChapStick, two versatile shades of lipstick (MAC Delish and Clinique Butter Shine in DeLovely) and one lip gloss.
Friends, I am encouraging you to hold me to this New Year's resolution by performing lip gloss audits on me. I am very serious about this; feel free to randomly challenge me to dump out the contents of my purse and verify that there are five or fewer lip products in there. For every one over my limit, I will contribute $5 to the charity of your choice. (In your name, so you look like the cheapskate who donates $5 at a time to charity.)