Back at the beginning of the month I tightened the purse strings and made a promise to myself that I would not buy any beauty/skin care/random crap for one entire month. Well, with a day to go, I figure it’s pretty safe to give the result.
Success or fail?
I actually found it ridiculously easy, which in a way, is a let down. I’ve got an Ikea Alex unit filled to the brim with unused products that I’m working my way through and the only thing I actually ran out of this month and had to go buy was toothpaste. Boring much?
I did make a point of avoiding the likes of Boots, Lush and beauty counters in department stores. Keeping the temptation as far out of reach as possible really did help. When I had to go into Lush for a birthday present for a friend, I picked it out online first so I knew exactly what I was going in for and couldn’t spend any time looking around, picking things up and being tempted by all of the things.
Having more products in my drawers than I know what to do with means it will be longer than a month to actually make a dent in them and have an excuse to buy new lotions and potions. Not that that always stops me, but, I would like to work my way a little further through my stash before it builds up again.
So, there we have it, month one, challenge one; complete!
I’m still trying to pick my February challenge so if you have any ideas leave them in the comments below!
Did you set yourself a challenge this month? How did it go?
Until next time,