Every year I make New Year Resolutions, but as I've mentioned before, I'm a Gemini (and in Chinese astrology, a monkey - so I have a double dose of mercurial flightiness) and I don't have a lot of follow-through. I'm also wantonly self-indulgent and I don't like to deny myself anything. Therefore, my NYE resolutions usually last about three days. Last year's was to not buy anything I didn't need - that went well. :-/
Nonetheless, I shall persevere and make more resolutions for 2011, and maybe this will be the year I actually stick to them. I do feel a bit more confident than usual, because I'm starting to get into my semi-regular "de-cluttering" mode, and looking at all the stuff I have everywhere. I want to downsize considerably on stuff. To that end, my NYE resolution is a continuation of the announcement I made at the beginning of December - to not buy anything beauty related unless it is something I legitimately need, or it's a LE product that I really, really want. That includes perfumes, by the way.
It's almost the end of December and so far I've stuck pretty well with it, as I mentioned in my previous post. Since then the only other thing I've bought is a handful of stuff from Makeup Geek. Again, this counts as Christmas gifts as I used the money my mum sent me, and aside from that, I only bought what I didn't already have. Initially I had a bunch of MAC pigments in the shopping cart and my clicky finger was hovering over the "order now" button, and then I thought, "STEP BACK, HONKY CAT." All of the pigments bore similarities to colours I already owned - there was nothing that would have been entirely unique to my current collection. So I took them out, and I ended up just buying the following:
Palladio Rice Powder: I don't currently have a loose powder, and in the summer here you kind of need one.
NYX powder puffs: These are to apply said rice powder.
Palladio Brow Gel: I don't have one, I've been making do with hairspray, and I could probably continue to do that, but I think it's justifiable to buy a product specifically for that purpose.
NYX blush in Taupe: I'm really into brown blushes at the moment, and I only have one other one (MAC Honor). Honor is lovely but quite shimmery and I wanted one matte one as well. I bought this one because I saw a clip of Megan from Easy Access Beauty talking about how much she liked it, and she has quite fair skin. I tend to keep away from most brown blushes and bronzers because they just look dirty on me, but if this one works for her, I'm willing to give it a go.
So there you go - four products I don't currently have and can legitimately justify purchasing. I feel absurdly pleased with myself over my "restraint".
Have you thought of any resolutions yet? Do tell!