This month, I tried. Believe me. I tried very hard to stay under…. and then it all just went to #%&)@….
I cancelled facials, I returned clothing left and right, I avoided tempting food trucks, restaurants and tempting bakeries, but I still couldn’t keep it locked down.
Part of the reason is that I have decided in lieu of adding clothing to my wardrobe I do not need to refresh (e.g. not underwear, bras, etc), I will spend the money on my skin and health instead.
And then I gave up, signed up for a yoga pass, needed weekly yoga gear to avoid doing laundry so often (#Justification, amirite?), and you know.. it snowballed into shopping online, blabeddy-bla-bla….
- Yoga – $100 commitment monthly (also, comes with yogawear requirements of course *whistles innocently*)
Facials – $130 commitment monthlyNo longer doing this. My skin was ruined.
- Non-invasive or surgical skincare treatments – namely, Intense Pulsed Lasers (IPL) this year. I spent $700 buying 6 sessions to be a guinea pig and see whether IPL actually works to get your skin to look more even-toned, less pigmented, etc. We shall see. If this is good, I’ll add it to my yearly budget as part of skincare.
- Supplements – I already take BioSil (skin, hair, nails, my hair is 25% thicker / bouncier versus photos of my hair last year), Fermented Cod Liver (Omega 3, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and for probiotics), and will be adding Vitamin C & E (they work best together), and some B12 for energy (my mom has been pushing this one on me lately).
So in lieu of clothing, shoes, and accessories… SKINCARE! 🙂
My goal is to go without foundation 100%. A little undereye concealer, eyes and whatever, okay, but if I can just slap on some sunscreen and call it a day, I will stop using foundation altogether.
But at least my accessories are on point..