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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Enchanted Polish Winter and Cherries Jubilee

I mentioned that I wasn't able to go home for Christmas this year.  I actually have been super busy decluttering and cleaning the crap out of my house.  I've been living here since 2002 and don't think I've ever cleaned and organized the way I have recently.

What started it all, was a YouTuber named Matt D'Avella.  Besides his being dreamy, he is a Minimalist.  He got rid of most of his stuff and only keeps cherished items.  I'm certainly not saying I'm converting, but, I am kind of trying to be better about stuff.  This year I want to really save more money and not buy as much.  I have gone through all my rooms and decluttered the crap out of them.  You'd be impressed.  I'll show a couple pics at the end of this post.

I started with my clothes closet.  I had stuff in there like my favorite dress from 1993.  However, I can no longer fit into said dress and it's just hanging there.  Away it went.  Actually, as I write this, I wish I had kept that one dress.  It meant a lot to me.  I should have taken a picture, which is what Matt says to do before getting rid of items.  I have pics of me in that dress somewhere, but not just of the dress.

Damn.  Now I'm depressed about it.

I took every single thing out of each closet.  Every single thing from under each sink cabinet.  I took out every single thing.  Went through each item and decided harshly what to keep and what had to go. I took literally garbage bags full of clothes, shoes, etc to Goodwill and garbage bags full of trash to the dump.  Christmas Eve, I finally finished the last room.  The room that almost killed me.

It was that bad.

My Honda Civic was loaded to the gills with trash.  Christmas Eve dump trip.  The trunk, the back seats, the front seats full of stuff.  Now all gone.  It's actually quite nice.  I have to go through three kitchen cabinets of food, and one or two shelves in my linen closet, but overall, it's decluttered to the max.

I have since bought a crap ton of new turtlenecks to replace the threadbare ones I threw out.  At least now I have the room in my closet for them!

I've also bought a new journal, renewed my membership in 10% Happier app, bought books on saving money and meditation to make myself more calm and wiser.  LOL.

I also have a haul from Mundo de Unas coming (stamping polish) and got new stamping plates and a clear jelly stamper to play with.  Those will be for another post.  The clear jelly stamper scares me though.

All right.  Here we start today's mani with the silly bottle shot.

This is Enchanted Polish Winter, Cherries Jubilee and Polish My Life White Ice.

I started with a layer of PML White Ice to try and get Winter to not lean grey.

And yes, it still leaned grey.  Oh but how gorgeous is this red holo??? Must do a full mani with it!

Next I did a simple jigsaw dotticure.

I did pictures in full sun and not so you can see how this red changes color.  I just love it!!!

Now here are a few pics of my decluttering of the room that almost killed me.




Yes it is quite impressive if I do say so myself.  This took me TWO days and I almost gave up, but I couldn't cause my room was a mess!!

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?