I will admit that in the past month, I purchased a few things, but they are all a-ok under the ban rules. And come out to about $32 all together, which is not so bad, right? It's about the price of a Dior lipstick. (Oh, Dior. How I miss you so.)
Ardell False lash kit, $7.99
Milani brow pen, $4.49 (sale at Walgreens)
Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara, $5.99 (sale at Fred Meyer, replaces two dried out mascaras)
Cake Beauty It's a Slice hand cream, $14 at Amazon, replaces my old Cake Beauty Milk Made
|I'll have reviews for these up soon.|
I don't know. I guess I'm finding it harder to justify purchasing items when I know how much stuff I already have; I find myself longing for that simpler, more streamlined routine that I used to have in the very beginning, when my stash was limited to a small makeup bag. I'm also kind of hoping that this ban will induce a permanent change in my makeup shopping habits. You know, so I'll be able to walk away with just one item every once in a while, and not feel guilty about it because it's not in excess. I can then buy something pretty when it catches my eye, but perhaps those occasions will be more spaced out because I'll be more discerning about what catches my eye. I think I'm heading in that direction, as evidenced by my unfruitful (or very fruitful, depending how you look at it, I suppose!) shopping trip this month. Don't get me wrong - I still like to shop. For clothes, makeup, shoes, etc. But: everything in moderation, even moderation.
How are you all doing? How are your bans/limited buys? What are your beauty-related goals? Thanks for reading my confessional! I may also be posting an updated blog sale soon (with some MAC items, at least), so keep your eyes peeled.