I’ve been on this “makeup ban” for almost 5 complete months now so I thought it was about time for a quick review and recap over what has happened/changed since I started this project on January 1st.
1. I failed miserably with the no clothing ban.
I’ve bought a trench, a purse, 2 dress shirts, 4 dresses, a cardigan, a skirt, and a pair of ballet flats. Obviously, I had to put a stop to the ban right away because there was no way I could justify all of that.
2. I’ve done pretty well on the makeup front. I’ve only bought products that I really had no alternative to- for example I used up all of my concealer and finally took the plunge and bought the bobbi brown corrector and concealer (okay, that’s two things) and I love it.
3. However, I was gifted makeup by my boyfriend so that made it loads easier for me. To be fair though, it was a foundation and an eyelash curler (does that count as makeup?).
4. I’ve been able to buy cosmetic “non-makeup” items like the MAC cosmetics Studio Fix+ Spray and Brush Cleanser, nailpolish, and hair accessories.
Overall, I still think I’m doing a great job and I’ve definitely noticed that I’m not as makeup-obsessed as before. I really have come to appreciate what I already have so much more and have found ways to use products in different ways. I feel better off financially and I feel less guilty for doing other things like eating out, etc.
Anywho, I wanted to keep this short and simple. Thanks so much for reading!