It was a struggle to think of the right title for this post because ‘The Beauty Ban’ sounds a little harsh and could mean a variety of things. But in this case it means I, Lucy, will not be buying beauty produts like a crazy lady. (Shout out to Iqra for the inspiration!)
Over the past few months I’ve become exactly what I hate, a spender *gasp*. I’m 100% a saver and I’m super stingy with my money but, over the past few months I’ve let myself go and just spend 80% of my money on all things beauty. I’m not complaining too much because my make-up collection is looking bomb right now but my bank balance is sobbing.
I get extremely anxious when I have no money. My brain just freaks out a little and over thinks everything that involves money. How are you going to pay the rent? How are you going buy food? How are you going pay for netflix? How are you going to live? Obviously I just have to wait till payday but in the moment it's not that simple. When I checked my bank statement most of money came out at Boots, Feel Unique and Cult Beauty. So I’ve decided to ‘ban’ myself from buying so many beauty products.
To make it easier on myself I've decided that I'm allowed to buy two new products every month. Whether it be skincare, make up, tools or body care it can only be two things overall. I'm allowed to repurchase anything I already have. But the idea is that I use something up before buying something new or repurchasing it. I hope I haven't contradicted myself.
I'm going to try and stick to this. The only exceptions are Christmas (I'm not missing them beauty sales) and my birthday. As much as I do think it is nice to treat yo'self every once in a while, I do also think it's important to appreciate what you have and more importantly, use what you have. Expect a lot less hauls, and a lot more reviews, empties and favourites! Wish me luck on my way to becoming a responsible adult *sobs and throws away wishlist*. I'll keep you updated on twitter on how I cope.
Have you ever had a spending ban? If yes, what was it on and how long did you last?