Happy Tuesday gals 😉 I saw this video over at Livloveshermakeup and I thought it would be fun to do. It got me thinking: ‘what do I really not need to buy this year’? Probably a lot of things, but what am I prepared to declare publicly that I will not purchase? Yikes. I thought it would be fun to add a giveaway of sorts to this post. If you’re a regular reader and you imprint to memory any of my posts…this will be a good one to bookmark. If you see a future haul (purchased by myself) includes something I’ve listed here, call me out and I’ll send you a prize. I can’t say now what that prize will be, but it will be makeup related or perhaps a gift voucher of sorts. Let me know what you think about that.
Okay, so first up…..
I have at least 3 bottles at the moment that I need to get through, so I am sure that I will be sorted for 2018. I only use facial oils at night and on nights I do an intensive mask, I most probably won’t do facial oil as well, so my facial oil stretches. Currently I’m actively using the Clarins Double Serum, and when I want to switch things up, the Skin Creamery’s facial oil.
Facial cleansing wipes
I really enjoy them, but I find they become dried out and also it’s wasteful. Since discovering cleansing oils, I really only use my hands and then I go in with my Clarisonicafterwards.
I have not touched my micellar water in MONTHS. Again, since discovering cleansing oils, I just don’t feel the need to use hundred of cotton rounds and micellar water to cleanse my face. To get through the bottle I currently have, I am going to try using it on a cleansing cloth, or alternatively donate it to my sister.
The pain in my heart and fingers to type this out….. I’m not sure I can commit, but I have over 15 eyeshadow palettes. It’s not necessary. There is one palette I have on my LUST LIST, but unless I win the Modern Renaissance palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills…I am not spending a dime on eyeshadow palettes this year.
This one I’m going to insert a clause. If I finish the 10 bottles I currently have, I’m allowed to buy the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray. I’m not sure what the chances are of me finishing all that I currently have, but I may start using it as body spray as well to get rid of it 😉
This may seem arbitrary, but I’m always buying magazines to get free lip balms and recently splurged on a R200-ish balm. I don’t reach for them often enough, so I’m going to stop buying them.
Sheet masks or sachet masks
I LOVE sheet masks and any mask that comes in a sleeve form…but I tend to hoard them more than I use them. So until the pink box of sleeve masks is empty, there will be no more purchasing of sleeve masks. I have 2 on the way that I ordered in January, but there was a glitch with my order. So these 2 masks don’t count for the ‘calling me out’ prize 😉
I’ve bought 4 pairs already and worn one pair ONCE. Just because they look amazing on beauty gurus, doesn’t mean I need to also have 100 pairs. In this case 100 pairs I plan to never wear.
So that’s my ‘anti-haul’ for 2018. With my husband unemployed at the moment, I really need to be conscious of how I spend our money, and unnecessary beauty products definitely seems like a no brainer. Are there any products you spend an excessive amount of money on….or that one product you keep buying, that you actually never use?