Save. Spend. Splurge.

What’s in my real-life minimalist bathroom: Sneak Peek

This is a REAL photo of a REAL bathroom; not a magazine spread with fake toiletries and cute bottles everywhere.

(Glass in the bathroom? What at terrible idea.)

I consider myself a minimalist (a practical, realistic one) and this is the barest that I can go. I guess I could go without any makeup and cut back on even more, but what’s the point?

The shower is this.

I can’t really cut back on anything in the shower. I think I’m good here.


The drawer with all my toiletries and stuff. I can cut back on some eyeshadows and powders, but.. it’s pretty bare. I would maybe get rid of a few eyeshadows or lip things but that’s it.



The sink is pretty bare as well.

Makeup brushes, toiletries that are bare and basics. I want to make this entire sink completely bare but this is impossible. The bottles are too big (and wet) to fit into the drawer.

Honestly, this is the barest I can go.

It’s a REAL bathroom, folks. Not a magazine spread.


So that’s it. I’m pretty pared down, I think.

Posts I am referring to about skincare can be found here:

What’s in your bathroom?

Above post inspired by Sarah!


  • Alex

    Love the fact you have a Diva cup hiding in there! Some minimalists are concerned about their shelves being white and fresh, but not about the environment… Anyway, I actually expected you would have less, but all the products seem reasonable. I’m in a phase of using up various bits and bobs such as freebies from jobs and gifts… when I’m done I should be pared down to about the same level.

  • Mel @ brokeGIRLrich

    I like your soap holder set up! I also like how you have a pretty normal quantity of stuff. Minimalism is about having what you need and use, not being some psycho without any belongings at all.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t care for minimalism but I like your bathroom. Everything seems organized.

  • Lucinda

    I’m on a use it up challenge of all the products I have. Rather than tossing unused items, I’m not buying any more until I have used up my stash. Currently at 68 days of not buying any cosmetics – skin care, hair product or make up.

    Can I ask how you put the little speech bubbles on your photos?

    • save. spend. splurge.

      That’s a really amazing goal!! I’ve been unconsciously doing that for a while now, my stash is pretty much done, except for the makeup side

      The speech bubbles are standard in Mac πŸ™‚ You open it in Photo Viewer and then “Annotate” and select the speech bubble.

  • me

    love this!
    eek my bathroom is FULL … actually both bathrooms πŸ™‚
    But I do keep it neatly packed away in cupboards!
    I get lots of free samples, I pour them into empty bottles (shampoo & bath wash & hand soap)for the children who use way too much of everything! Also buy a lot on discount with coupons, so I have a years supply of soap & toothpaste. I might have to take your advise and not buy more until its all finished πŸ™‚

  • SarahN

    Oh my – definitely more minimal than myself! Just too much stuff to use up is my problem – I don’t dislike them enough to turf them, but nonetheless, they linger

  • tomatoketchup

    I used to have only 3 items in my bathtub: a combo bottle of shampoo/conditioner, a bar of soap, and a shower poof. Since my girlfriend moved in, the bathroom accoutrements have grown plentiful. It’s much easier for guys to have a minimalist bathroom.

    • save. spend. splurge.

      HAHAH! πŸ™‚ That’s why my partner gave me a bathroom to myself. He has the same as you. Actually, less. Just soap. He uses it for his hair too.. he really isn’t into “stuff”.. and his skin / hair seem to be OK with soap instead of actual shampoo, unlike mine.

  • The Asian Pear

    Hmm. I have less than you in the washroom but that’s because I don’t keep much in the washroom. I keep make-up/hair ties/creams/lotions/feminine hygiene products/etc-y stuff on my vanity in my room.

    As for the washroom I have Dove body wash, Pantene shampoo & conditioner, a face exfoliator sponge, a body exfoliator loofah, a body exfoliator, razor, baby oil, Neutrogena face wash, toothbrush, toothpaste.

    (I’m big on exfoliating).

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