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Things I got rid of when I became a Minimalist

Tuesday, January 17

Once you become a minimalist, there are a bunch of items that you will find yourself letting go of, these are just some of the examples of things I was able to get rid of when I became a minimalist:

CD's & DVD's // I no longer have CDs or DVDs. The only one I possess is of my favorite band and even that one I'm thinking of getting rid of, I just don't listen to it anymore, it's just there for the memories.

Books // I had so many books! After I decluttered I kept the ones that I was going to read and 2 of my favorites, the rest I gave away. And now when I want to read a book I get the Kindle version or try to find someone that has to book and can lend me the book to read.

Multiples // I used to have multiples of the same thing, multiple tank tops, multiple nail polish colors, multiple eye shadow... now I only have 1 of each until I run out or need to replace it.

Magazines // I no longer buy magazines, and I only read them at caf├ęs or maybe online, but it's very rare. I don't feel the need to buy magazines to read about trends and get bombard with ads, the only reason I would buy a magazine was if I saw a nice article inside.

Daily pads // I used to buy normal daily pads.. do you know how much waste it makes to year 1 pad every day? 30 pads a month, 365 pads a year, for probably 50 years or more! I switched my daily pads for washable ones, and when I'm on my period I wear Organic Cotton tampons.

Eyeshadows // I still own eye shadow.. the only difference is that I no longer have a huge palette of colors I never use. I kept 1 eye palette with 6 colors that I wear on a daily basis.

Nail polish // instead of owning every single color on the rainbow for only one-time use, I only have a small collection of 7 that I use all the time

Subscriptions // Now more full inbox of 158 subscriptions to stores and magazines or websites. I only have 2 or 3 subscriptions to my favorite shops.

Just in case items // you know what I'm talking about.. that cute pair of shoes that make your feet hurt but you are keeping them in case a special event happens and you need to wear them, or that table set that you are keeping to have lunch with the Queen (ha ha). Use them or get rid of them. Simple as that.

Television // I confess that I have a TV in my home, but it's not mine, it belongs t my boyfriend for game playing! What we do all the time is connect the PC to our TV and watch movies and series. If it wasn't for the gaming I would not have a TV.

Clothes // I created a capsule wardrobe and got rid of everything else. My capsule wardrobe is not only for 3 months as many are, I decided to create mine for an entire year. I chose things that I loved and worked on my body and created a 60 pieces wardrobe that will last me a very long time.

Minimalist Printable Calendar for 2017

Friday, January 13

For a few years now that I wanted to create a calendar to share with you guys, and this year is the year! I'm a very procrastinating person, even when it comes to doing things for myself, but not this year, I want to start doing more and procrastinating less. So, to celebrate the new year to come, I wanted to gift your guys with this free printable calendar that I made.

I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I will. Have a happy 2017!

Korres Aloe and Dittany Conditioner

Thursday, January 12

One can not get a nice Shampoo without getting the matching conditioner right? I have been so happy with this duo from Korres, my hair has been going to a nice change, it feels like I'm going back to my childhood hair, my hair feels "new" if you know what I mean. 

My hair has never been one of my best features, I mean, when I style it with my flat iron it looks great, but by itself when I  just blow dry it, it looks like a mess! I know these are probably not the most organic and toxin free products, but they have done wonders for my hair and I have been loving them. Maybe next I will try some bar shampoo, it has been on my list for a while.

I chose the Korres Aloe and Dittany Conditioner for normal hair, it was Vegan so I went with that. I love the smell of it! and the texture is so nice, it leaves my hair very soft. Once again, I adore the packaging, although this one is definitely not Zero Waste as I wish it would be. 

The key ingredient on this conditioner is Aloe, that is rich in proteins and amino acids, moisturizes the hair while proteins and oligosaccharides derived from oat penetrate it, increasing its elasticity and protecting it from split ends. It has 92.5% of natural ingredients which is always great.

I got this shampoo from for an amazing discount price, but you can also get it at

ingredients // Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Parfum (Fragrance), Quaternium-91, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydrolyzed Oats, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Inulin, Lactic Acid, Limonene, Niacinamide, Orbignya Speciosa Kernel Oil, Origanum Dictamnus Flower/ Leaf/ Stem Extract, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-37, Sideritis Syriaca Extract, Sodium Gluceptate

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