Time to Refresh!


What’s in your closet! Amazing what you may find.  When was the last time you took a closer look at your possessions – the clothes, the shoes, the handbags, the never worn items still with price tags, the cosmetics, the jewelry…. The list goes on and on.

Last week my blush & highlighter broke into pieces.  Okay, time for a new one! I searched online for the brand and item – however it must have been discontinued.  Not as easy for me to buy a new one on online as I have found the colors sometimes are different than what appears on my screen.  Did I want to actually go shopping to a real brick & mortar store?  Not really.  So what did I do?  I went shopping in my closet!  My closet? Yes!

For those of you that do not know, I have worked in the cosmetics industry for many years.  Therefore I have received samples, gratis, trial sizes, full products, palettes, etc. More than I could use.  I have gifted many friends through the years with baskets full of goodies and donated more to charities.  However, I definitely have kept some for me. Especially items I know I will eventually need to replenish.  The biggest challenge has been using it before an expiration date.

I was so excited to find several blushes and highlighters in my stash! Mission accomplished! And I even had a bonus result. I was able to toss the expired items, recyle some, and REFRESH my current products with some newness.  I even felt refreshed – happy to have found what I was looking for, and pleased that I was able to clean out the old – things that no longer served me. Some of which I didn’t even remember I had.

REFRESH is the 3rd R in my book Reflect Renew Refresh – The 3R’s for an Inspired Life. It is a weekly journal filled with photos, quotes and affirmations to motivate, encourage, support you in your life’s journey.

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Wishing you peace, joy and love,


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