When I started my journey to a zero waste lifestyle, I had to purge a lot of my bathroom items and I mean just about 3/4 of my bathroom items were either donated or thrown out. My beauty products significantly dwindled down to what I considered- my bare essentials. There was trial and error in the process to find a comfortable place where I knew exactly what I wanted to buy and spend my money on, along with the challenge of trying to not produce trash. I had to break down my beauty needs to a basic level and still be happy with it.
When I became more comfortable and found my rhythm of my make up products again, I thought I would share that with the world. Here is my list of items:
In the small pouch:
- Stainless steel nail file
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
- X-acto X670 Single Edge Razor Blade
- Clubman Styptic Pencil
Hair style tools:
- Extra hair ties
- Hair barrette
- Hair Shaper Razor by FROMM
- Make-Up Products by Gabriel:
- Black mascara
- Black eyeliner
- Shimmer eyeshadow
- ecoTools- Eyeshadow brush
- Burt’s Bees- Beeswax Lip Balm
- Pencil sharpener
- Eyelash curler with an extra silicone rubber pad
I also keep an S-Hook in my kit for when I open up my makeup bag to set it up at my destination. I use the S-Hook to create an extra location to hang my comb and eyelash curler for easy access.
I sewed two small covers for my nail filer and one for styptic pencil. I made one for my nail filer because I wanted to protect the surfaces from scratching other items in the small pouch and I like to keep my styptic pencil and tweezers together so I can grab it out of the dark pouch quickly.
So that’s a list of my items in my make-up bag. These are my essentials, what are yours?