Monday, January 9, 2012

Beautiful Life

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Happy Monday, loves! And welcome to the second week of the new year! How was your weekend?

My now most of us should be getting back into the swing of things after the holidaze. For me it's back to business as usual. But this time it's me, only better. I'm taking better care of myself so I am feeling much better, healthier and more energized. Also, with my new clean and decluttered office, I'm no longer dreading having to sit amongst all of that "stuff" I once had.

I can't begin to explain to you how much a beauty product developer can accumulate. We have product EVERYWHERE. It's kind of mind boggling. But I decided that the time had come to let go of a lot of it. Kind of a scary thing to do since you never know when you might "need!!!" a sample of something you developed 4 years ago. Believe me, it does happen but I'm taking my chances. Now I just love going into work. It's a fabulous feeling and a great way to start the week.

Hope you all have a fabulous Monday!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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51 comments:

Adele said...

I totally know what you mean Dawn, I used to work in Buying offices (garments), so we always had piles of clothing samples cluttered all around our desks!!
Happy Monday hun xoxo
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Katie said...

Its good to start the new year with a fresh start :)

le said...

a good visual cleanse - just what your wee soul needed :) on a smaller scale I went thru my stockpile and threw out the things I bought that never really worked for me :) it was about time ... and there will be a bigger scale clean thru in March when I begin the great unpack :) best le xox

le said...

ps loving that coat to death do I part :)

O said...

Happy Monday! How great it must feel to be declutterd and energized! Am working on it! xoxo

The Dainty Doll's House said...

I love de-cluttering and am still doing just that! Loads to take away, but it does give a sense of relief when it's all gone. And I am taking better care of myself and dressing up more despite little messy hands trying to leave prints on my clothes, it makes me feel good. I hope you have a wonderful week sunshine!! xox

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

I just organized my home office and it feels great to go sit and work there now! Cleaning clutter feels good :) Enjoy your workday.

Collette Osuna said...

Good for you for getting the New Year off on the right foot.....I have been working crazy hours, Xmas stuff STILL up...yea, I suck, hahaha.

Have a great week!!

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sugarhoneybaby said...

It sounds like a dream job:)I'm still on holiday,because we celebrate Christmas in January:)

Chelsea said...

I keep everything thinking that I might need it someday. Somehow I even cleaned out my closet this weekend, but held onto all my beauty products. Happy 2012, Dawn. xo

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

So glad your starting 2012 off nice and organized! It's such a great feeling! Your so right... it's so hard to purge my makeup and facial products... and I hoard every little little sprinkle of powder! I can't imagine all the goodies that are at your finger tips! Happy Monday hot stuff! xo

Debby said...

Surrounded by beauty products? That is one type of clutter I could live with! Love those flats... they look like they are Chanel... oh, someday....

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Happy Monday and it looks like your lighter year is off to a good start!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Mrs. Pancakes said...

It's a always a good sign when the year gets started right! I wish I could wear flats and a jacket outside and not freeze! Happy Monday!

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

This is my goal for this week! Declutter, organize, give away, and be happy with my work space. Hopefully I feel 10 pounds lighter after this overhaul. Happy Monday! xo

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

This is my goal for this week! Declutter, organize, give away, and be happy with my work space. Hopefully I feel 10 pounds lighter after this overhaul. Happy Monday! xo

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

This is my goal for this week! Declutter, organize, give away, and be happy with my work space. Hopefully I feel 10 pounds lighter after this overhaul. Happy Monday! xo

Tanvi said...

I really do need to DE-clutter too!!! Thanks for the reminder and Happy Monday!

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classiq said...

I couldn't possibly work in a cluttered office. I like to have it very well organised, that's how I'm the most productive. :) Have a great week, Dawn! xo

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

I am trying to get to the same decluttered place! I have a feeling I will be much happier when I do!

Cara said...

you can totally send all the stuff you don't want my way :P

Styleabaad said...

It sounds like a good idea to get rid of all the clutter! I can't write well unless my desk is well organized and clean!

xoxo
Elsa at Styleabaad

With love... said...

Yes! Totally know what you mean, and yet still it is so satisfying when everything looks cleaned and uncluttered after....but the process....painful indeed.

Have a great week.
xx

rolala said...

It is a fabulous feeling isn't it? Have a great week dear!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

LOVE that you're feeling more organized and de-cluttered :) Such a great feeling!

xo, chrissy

Taylor Morgan said...

de-cluttering is the best! I am such a neat freak so I am all for it. I feel much more inspired in clean uncluttered places. Your office looks beautiful in that picture! Have a great week!

Alexa said...

What a great way to start the week Dawn! Hope you have a lovely Monday! xo

pretty pink tulips said...

I am slowly getting into the swing of the new year. Love it when my desk is clean and the clutter is gone!!!

I'll bet you develop some incredible products this year with your big clean slate!!!

xoxo Elizabeth

Punctuation Mark said...

i try to keep my desk clean but somehow paper just seems to reproduce like crazy... have a nice week my dear!

Dancing Branflake said...

But for you it's not just make-up, it's your life's work. I would have a hard time giving up the playbills for the performances I've been in or the posters with my face on it. I'm proud of them... even though they are in massive disorganized piles in my closet haha.

Plami said...

Happy Monday to you too sweety! Thank you for the positive words! Hope you have a great week!

XoXo
Plami

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Val said...

Completely BEAUTIFUL!

Elle Sees said...

I could totally take those samples off your hands. Voila! Problem solved! office cleaned!

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

no clutter = love :-)

you rock!

B. in the Know said...

I love getting to work in a freshly clean space! What a wonderful way to start off the new year! Now, if only it could stay that clean!
Much love,
B

Martina said...

Love that outfit up there - so pretty! I'm in the process of decluttering the house - it fits with the season and feels good!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Ooohhh, I bet I would love to take some of these sample off you. Yay to a CLEAN and ORGANISED start to the new year! xoxo

Victoria ♥ said...

very nice blog! i think that maybe we can follow each other (fb, blogger...) come to see my blog and tell me =)

Mani said...

I totally get you! Beautiful pics once again!

Meta Musings said...

Your office looks just fab!! Great way to start the new year :)

xx

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i can only imagine the amount of beauty products you have in your office!

the photo of that office with the desk and bookshelf is very inspiring!

Sarah Bahbah said...

that coattttttttttt! I WANT WANT WANT!

x

Hope you are enjoying the new year.
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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Happy Monday Dawn! I know what you mean about de-cluttering. As a beauty editor I get so much unsolicited stuff and I finally threw out 2 big industrial garbage bags full of product this summer that I was never every going to get around to using - and I've given everything possible to my friends...felt so much lighter afterwards.

Hope you're off to a wonderful new week--so awesome that you're feeling healthier and energized!

xo Mary Jo

Carrie said...

Wonderful pictures! I just found your site! I am a new follower added to your many! I hope you can drop by my site someday...
XO Carrie
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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

i just tossed a bunch of old makeup...felt good! love everything about that first pic/look!

Erika [small shop] said...

And seeing that Givenchy bottle makes me want yet another perfume for my tray! So pretty! Do you happen to know he it smells? I've been enjoying my Chloe!

DiamondsandTulle said...

Sounds like a really cool career Dawn! You can always send some samples my way! *wink wink* How is it going with the BB cream developments?

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

I love clean, de cluttered offices, what I love even more is for them to stay that way ;) Have a lovely week Dawn <3

Meisha.Style said...

how wonderful to have a career you enjoy!!!love the beautiful images!

mademoiselleblush said...

Im great at surrounding myself in "stuff" ;) Sounds great to clean up and feel de cluttered!!
Love your pictures xx

Bromeliad said...

I don't get in the mood to clean up until May. You are a very good girl.