One of these things is not like the others. Can you guess which one it is?!
I just got back from midterms, and now I’m going to be proactive and share my ban plan with you, in the hopes that it will hold me slightly more accountable.
Let’s do this! (fist pump/celebratory lunge)
- Downsize/streamline my stash. I’m moving away to college next year (assuming I get in. One can hope), and I don’t want to leave a big glomping pile of stuff sitting at home.
- Save money. The theory is, if I stop buying so much makeup, I’ll be able to replace my t-shirts that have holes in them, and people will stop poking their fingers into said holes and creeping me out.
- Trim the fat, so that my makeup collection only includes products I love. I want to be able to get more use out of what I own.
- Do monthly ’empties’ posts (thanks for the inspiration, Liz) to track my progress. These posts will probably also include stories of my wavering willpower, plus tips and tricks to keep myself on track.
- The ban will run until May 20 (insert small gulp here)
- The ban covers all beauty-related items (this includes ‘necessities’ like moisturizer and shampoo) plus home fragrance items. I mean, especially home fragrance items.
- Makeup purchases: for every 3 products finished, I can buy a new product in that category.
- Skincare/body care/essentials I only have one of: I can buy a new one once I run out.
- Monthly limits: do not exceed 3 items and stay within budget cap of $30. This includes necessities.
- Gifts purchased for friends (yes, I know I’m not my own friend) and press samples do not count as purchases.
- If I finish a single eyeshadow in a quad or palette (wouldn’t that be amazing?), it counts as one finished item. Expired mascaras also count as finished items.
What do you guys think? Can I do it?
P.S. The apple post is ready to go. I think I’ll share it tomorrow morning, but for those of you who can’t contain yourselves and must have said apple dessert now, the recipe is here.