Friday, October 1, 2010
Products of September '10 - Not, due to Shopping Ban
Lately I have been feeling a little overwhelmed at the rate at which new products launch and been taking stock of what I have. It is time now to cut back on my excesses of the year. Hence I have decided not to purchase new makeup as far as possible. I now try and rationalise every purchase, by reading lots of reviews online, as well as comparing it what I already have.
I made an excel sheet database of all the products I have. Turns out I have quite a bit for my own comfort and I could very easily do the makeup of all the women in my society (there are 3 wings in my society) and easily have enough left over to do a second and maybe even a third round.
My only purchase planned right now is from MUFE sometime around Diwali. That too I have decided I will get only 3 things. Not more. Haven't made up my mind though on what those 3 things will be.
Btw, this ban also includes skincare (face washes, face packs et al). The only thing I got new during this period was The Body Shop Facial Buffer as the older one had gotten run-down. I had been using it for more than 6 months now & I felt it was only hygienic to change.
It has been quite difficult, it is very tempting to get the new Lakme Fruity Facewash or try out the Aloe Vera line from Body Shop. Even more as I go through other blogs all loaded with the latest hauls. But I have managed to make it through a month. When I began this, I was pretty sure I would succumb in a week's time.
I don't know how much longer I will do this. The ultimate plan is to pare down my collection to a size smaller & more manageable.
I think I am just feeling the need to de-clutter, I have also been eating only home cooked food since the last one month. So if I feel like eating Chinese, I make it at home. Anamika's site Wise She has been super useful as she has tons of simple recipes.
Are any of you on a similar cost cutting spree? Any tips?