HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone, and welcome to 2017!
As per new year traditions, a lot of people make resolutions to have a happier, healthier new year. I am generally not one to make resolutions, cause…
Hah, just kidding! I usually don’t make resolutions because I know I won’t be able to keep them longer than a month. However, I thought it would be fun to make some beauty resolutions for the coming year. These are pretty much my beauty goals or challenges for the year, and I will check back at the end of 2017 to see if I kept any of my resolutions!
1. No purchasing eye shadow palettes in 2017
I have days when I get overwhelmed because I have so many eye shadows, and don’t know which ones to use. The only shadows I can buy this year are singles, and of course, palettes that I receive as gifts also do not apply.
2. Finish 5 makeup products during the year
Doing an empties post every 3 months made me realize how slowly I use up my makeup – I pretty much don’t use anything up, ever! One of my challenges this year is to finish up 5 makeup products (skincare/body care is not included). Mascara is also not included, since those get used up every few months. Although 5 is a low number, I know this is going to be difficult!
3. Challenge myself to a partial no-buy:
Since I failed at my low-buy in 2016, I am challenging myself to a no-buy in the new year. I don’t think I could do a no-buy for the entire year, so some months are low-buys. The schedule is as follows:
January – $100
February – No-Buy
March – No-Buy
April – $200 (Sephora VIB Sale)
May – No-Buy
June – $100
July – No-Buy
August – N/A
September – No-Buy
October – No-Buy
November – $250 (Sephora VIB Sale/Black Friday)
December – $100 (Boxing Day)
I left June out of the no-buy because that’s the month I’m getting married, and even though I’m having my makeup done by an MUA, I think it’s safer to allocate a bit of money that month in case there are any random makeup products I need to pick up last minute. August is when we are planning to go on our honeymoon, where I’ll likely be doing a bit of makeup shopping, so I didn’t give myself a budget. However, if we end up booking our honeymoon in a different month, then I will shift the no-buy months around accordingly. Also, for this year, I’ve decided that any unused low-buy budget cannot be carried over to the next low-buy month – I use it or I lose it! However, gift cards CAN be applied.
4. Use and review all of the makeup I have not yet tried from my collection
There are a handful of products I own that I haven’t even opened. My goal is not only to crack them open, but use them enough to be able to do a review of each of them. Here are a list of products that have yet to be used and reviewed, but there may be more as I come across them in my stash:
W7 In the Night Eye Shadow Palette
NYX Avant Pop Eye Shadow Palette
Surratt Artistique Blush in La Vie en Rose
Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Orchid Around
Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shine On
Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Black and BlueMAC Lipstick in Twig
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey
What do you think of these goals – achievable? Are you making any makeup New Years resolutions for yourself?