This post is one I've been thinking about considerably over the last month or so. Most of 2014 was devoted to going on a beauty diet to curb my impulse spending on cosmetics so what do I want to get out of 2015?
The beauty diet (basically it was 2 products out for every 1 new product in) did have a lingering effect on me and I've noticed how much more deliberate I've become with my makeup purchases - I must also thank Sophie, Anissa, and Norlin for joining me and lending their support. Just yesterday I stalked the higher end beauty counters for sale bargains and I walked away with nothing! I'd hoped to find a certain high end mascara on sale and because that particular mascara wasn't discounted I decided I wasn't going to buy something else just for the sake of it, see? Something has obviously switched over in my brain.
Okay enough patting myself on the back. Moving onto 2015 goals I've decided I can loosen the reigns just a little so here's what I plan to do:
1) Rather than doing 2 for 1 this year I'll use up (or cull) at least 1 makeup product before I buy a new product. Based on my new 'restrained' behaviour I'm hopeful that won't automatically mean I run to the makeup counter every time I have another empty! Basically I'm going to genuinely want/desire/need something first. If it passes that test then it's a green light for me!
On the other hand here's where I've UPPED the ante...
2) I've got waaaaay too many lip glosses in my collection so I'm going on a lip gloss buying ban FOR THE YEAR! It shouldn't be as hard as it sounds seeing as I'm favouring mattes and longwearing lipsticks at the moment. Having said that, hopefully I will actually finish some of my glosses and I'll also have a good hard look/sniff at which ones need to go due to old age and expiration.
The bronzer bonanza
The bronzer bonanza
3) My bronzers all look so new and unloved! I've already pledged on Instagram that I'm going to start wearing my bronzers and contouring products more regularly this year and now I'm going up the ante by challenging myself to hit pan on a bronzer!!! HITTING PAN ON A BRONZER?!? CAN I DO IT??? If I can I plan on finally treating myself to a Guerlain bronzer (something I've had on my wishlist since the start of 2014)!
4) Finally, not so much a beauty plan but a blogging pledge: I'll make sure to post at least twice a week in 2015. Of course if I get that burst of creative energy I'll get onto it more frequently but I've been a bit all over the place this year and a couple of posts a week is very doable without me feeling pressured :)
Well I think I've got enough beauty rules for 2015. Will you be setting yourself any challenges or resolutions for the coming year?