Life lately has been just a bit exhausting. Work takes over and I never feel like my weekends are long enough. Even when I take vacation I’m still doing something like painting the house or running crazy errands. Now I’m trying to figure out how to get my driver’s license renewed before the end of the month. Because no one wants to sit in line at the DMV for hours just to take a new picture.
What has added a bit of pep to my step has been our impulsive buy of a new car for me! On Friday night my husband upgraded my Nissan Versa to a brand new Nissan Juke. This is only my third car but I haven’t had a brand new one since I got my first car when I was 20. It’s pretty nice to have navigation, bluetooth and a moonroof again. Oh and that new car smell is awesome. Hopefully over the weekend I can get a few projects on my needles, take a few pictures of some beauty essentials so I can do a few posts next week. And if not, well be cool…like my adorable godson.
(Who can resist a baby wearing sunglasses?)
I’ve made a decision. For the next 6 months (until January 24, 2014) I will not buy a single beauty product. No lipstick, gloss, eyeliner, shadow, blush, mascara, foundation, pressed powder or nail polish. Nothing. Why? Well, as a person who blogs about beauty (and other things) I get sent a lot of products. Some I talk about and some I don’t. I also give a lot of it away. But even with giving it away, I’ve got a ton of stuff. And I have a bad habit of buying stuff that I want just because (like random lipsticks when I go to CVS at lunch or a new eyeliner just because I saw a Sephora). I’ve got enough lipsticks and eye shadows to wear a different one every day for a year without repeating. I’ve got more than enough blush to lash me a lifetime so I’ve decided I need to do a cleanse. I need to make a change.
This doesn’t mean you won’t get anymore beauty posts. I still have lots of stuff I need to share and talk about. I still get things for review but I just need to stop buying and holding on to so much stuff. I’ve only got one face! So here’s to purging, cleaning out my beauty closet, focusing on finding products I absolutely love and not buying more just because it’ is sparkly and pretty. Wish me luck!