Things Beauty Hoarders Tell Themselves

1. One day I might need that black lipstick
2. 400 nail polishes is a normal collection
3. But it’s sooooo pretty!
4. I need to keep the collection together, I can’t get rid of two lipsticks.
5. I want to find a way to make it work
6. I need options
7. It was limited edition, I’ll never be able to replace it.
8. They’re similar but they’re not the same
9. I’m a collector and that’s part of my collection
10. One is my pale foundation, the other is my normal foundation, my tanned foundation, my fake tanned foundation, my really fake tanned foundation and I can use that one for contouring.

And by beauty hoarders I clearly mean myself… but I’m trying to get better!


  1. 3rd November 2015 / 2:06 pm

    I have that exact EstΓ©e Lauder still unused and in its box too, it's just too pretty to ever use!

  2. 3rd November 2015 / 2:10 pm

    Girlfriend I feel you. It's like you read my mind and put down my thoughts.

  3. 3rd November 2015 / 2:30 pm

    hahaha I love this post. This sounds like the sort of nonsense I tell myself. "This red is not the same as that, it is slightly…. more red."


  4. 3rd November 2015 / 3:21 pm

    This post is hilarious! I keep trying to clean out my "collection" but I am having such a hard time because I am a total beauty hoarder who can make that black lipstick work one day πŸ˜‰ Loved this! XO -Kim

  5. 3rd November 2015 / 5:41 pm

    I must admit, I do try to be good, and use what I have and dont buy things I wont be able to use up…. buuuuuttt the minute something has "limited edition" on it I go crazy. Damn you MAC. lol

    • 12th November 2015 / 2:08 pm

      The phrase "Limited Edition" just gets ya, doesn't it?

      I remember feeling so gutted when I couldn't get my hands on the Archie Collection when in fact, I didn't really love any of the pieces in it. But boy, was I upset for the entire week then! Hahaha.

      xx, f

  6. 3rd November 2015 / 7:06 pm

    This is so true! I'm trying to get better at it but it's so hard not to buy something.

    Kelly // Perfect Shade of Mauve

  7. 3rd November 2015 / 9:52 pm

    haha yup, I can totally relate to this πŸ˜›

  8. 3rd November 2015 / 10:40 pm

    "They're similar but not the same" – Yep!!! x
    Louise |

  9. 4th November 2015 / 12:44 am

    Ummm excuse me but were you reading my mind?! Haha not only do I say all these (except for the last because I am forever pale, regardless of the season) but I say these about everything… clothes especially. "No Bri, you should not still have your high school clothes at 26" πŸ˜‰ Haha. One my worsts though is it's so expensive or rare so you should save it… until it goes bad and you wasted it! πŸ™‚

    Bri | Brianna Sullivan

  10. 4th November 2015 / 2:31 am

    I am definitely guilty of the "They are similar, but not the same" mindset. I mean, how many pink lipsticks does one need? All of them, obviously!

    Hilary | The Beauty Collective

  11. 4th November 2015 / 2:49 am

    I literally say "they're similar but not the same" every single time I'm at ulta/sephora/any drugstore! All of these made me laugh lots and know I'm in great company


  12. 4th November 2015 / 3:20 am

    'This is a black tee red lipstick, and this one is my white tee red lipstick' – THE STRUGGLE. Loved this post Sabrina! xx

  13. 9th November 2015 / 10:00 am

    Every point here is literally my life, especially the 'but it's so pretty' line! xx

    Chantalle | cece & grace

  14. 12th November 2015 / 12:44 pm

    Truth. The worst excuse is…but it was so expensive! I say that to myself all the time!

  15. Anonymous
    12th November 2015 / 1:20 pm

    Love the lipstick holder. Where can I buy one?

    • 12th November 2015 / 6:55 pm

      Go to Amazon, search "acrylic lipstick holder." There are over a dozen to choose from.

  16. 12th November 2015 / 1:55 pm

    hahahah yes to all of them!!! and I always want to buy new launches or dupes to products i love and I tell myself that i need it because "what if it is sold out when I really needit?"

  17. 12th November 2015 / 4:20 pm

    It would seem that there are a LOT of beauty hoarders out there – and I thought it was just me!!

  18. 13th November 2015 / 2:31 am

    Ha, I'm guilty of all of them! I especially tend to have a problem when it comes to limited editions – I want them all, but I just can't seem to get myself to use them πŸ˜›

  19. 13th November 2015 / 8:22 am

    Oh boy…sounds all to familiar, aznd I hardly ever go out to wear what I have accumulated.

  20. 13th November 2015 / 8:40 am

    Yeah… Except for I recentely started hoarding beauty AND stationery… Things are getting out of control πŸ˜€

  21. 17th November 2015 / 12:36 pm

    100% me too lol and xmas collections are not helping for number 7

  22. 18th November 2015 / 12:53 am

    OMG LMFAO. #1 and #10 have literally come out of my mouth in the past two weeks

  23. Sharon Elsie
    28th July 2017 / 11:49 am

    This post is hilarious. This sounds like the sort of nonsense I tell myself. Did you read my mind?
    Ha, I’m guilty of all of them! I especially tend to have a problem when it comes to limited editions – I want them all. The worst is it’s so expensive or rare so you should buy it…until it goes bad and you wasted it! But I’m a hoarder so can’t do much.
    Sharon Elsie |

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