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~2012 Beauty Resolutions and No-Buy Updates!!!~

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Hey Everyone!!!

I'm here tonight to bring you my 2012 Beauty Resolutions...an ENTIRE MONTH LATE:). Now, I figured them out and wrote them down in December 2011 but just didn't blog them. Why? Who knows. *shrugs* Here they are now!

1) Stay on the cleanliness of my brushes
I swear I say this every year but I can go a LONG time *looks around* before I wash my brushes. Its because I have so many and I'm really not affected if they are clean or dirty meaning, my skin is not effected. However, the quality the look is.

2)Learn to: a) wax b) flat twist c) cornrow d) set my hair on flexi rods
I'm in a learning mood this year...especially with beauty...I like to know how to do things myself out of necessity, of course.:)

3)Invest in better makeup.
I've PERSONALLY learned in the last couple of years that as much as I spend on cheap makeup, I could have some of the better makeup I really want. Case in point: Urban Decay Naked Palette. I've probably spent over $50 on different neutral palettes from drugstores and beauty supply stores trying to dupe that thing when I could've bought it by now. I get caught up in the cheaper dupe swindle. Nothing wrong with that but I like the good stuff too. Definitely investing this year.

4)Enjoy my hair.
I'm entering my third year natural and it feels awesome. This year, I'm going to enjoy the length that I've retained, try to keep it on my head and play with some new styles. I spend most of the first two years obsessing over length goals, as many naturals do, but its only when you are not thinking about it is when you hit the goals. I'm blessed at 34, that I have no gray hair and I have more hair than I've ever had in my life and I'm going to enjoy it!!


****NO BUY UPDATE MONTH ONE!!! January 8, 2012- February 8, 2012****

The No- Buy ( click HERE for the original post!) has been pretty painless. I had two big fails...one was a Walgreens WnW haul and the other I spent $29 on $1 jewelry. Other than those two, there has been no craft store, no thrift store, no Etsy, no Amazon, no magazines, no subscription boxes!!!!

 The makeup, jewelry and eating out is hard because there are so many new things out, I love cheap jewelry and I get tired of cooking and don't cook on the weekends.

Tomorrow will start Month Two. This No-Buy has stopped alot of crazy buys including a massive haul on that Milani 75% off...which I only got two things because I look at the list of the markdowns before I went and stuck to the plan to get two blushes. My gas tank has been full, I got money from week to week, making better decisions on what to and what not to buy....

Basically, in order to live on the tight coins I have....I can't shop. **shrugs** And now I got to stop buying Frappes and eating out.:)

Month Two!! Let's GO!!!



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