MONEYLESS MARCH

For the entire month of March I’m going to not spend ANY money on beauty products. This is mostly because I will be spending money on beauty in other ways (I’m thinking about a major hair change, and seeing a naturopath about my skin. I also have been considering taking a course and I’ll be having a big night out for one of my best friend’s birthday celebration…) This month, I can’t spend money on beauty items like makeup, skincare (unless the naturopath suggests something), haircare OR clothing. Nope. And I wanted to write this post as a way to commit to that claim. I know there isn’t anyone who is going to hold me accountable, but I feel like putting the thought out into the world will help to keep me in check.

I think this is going to be really difficult for me, but I also know it needs to happen. It will give me an opportunity to use up some of the things I own as well as to play around with products that don’t get as much love these days. There are so many samples sitting around too. I’ll work my way through those, easily. Also, I desperately need to get over the “I NEED THAT IN MY LIFE” phase that I’m currently in when it comes to all things beauty. I have a desire to shift my mindset over to spending money on moments or special things, not just on every and anything.

To start off this prioritizing my money, my sister and I are going off to Blue Mountain for a ski day today. Which is really nice because we don’t spend much time together as of late, and it keeps us active!

This month I’ll be rekindling old loves and not spending a dime. Have you ever had a moneyless month? Do you have any advice for me to keep me in line?
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  • i've been on one of those for months (except my recent purchases which were necessary) i'll be here to champion you on ! i'm the queen of saying 'no i don't need this' – whilst crying over nail varnish on the inside hahaha

    Lauren x

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  • Good idea! I really need to do this, but I don't know if I could actually do it. Good luck! I'm sure you'll get through it easy 🙂 I'm excited for the major hair change!!

    Caitlin | Oceanic Stars

  • That is such a good idea! But I will have to extend that to clothing purchases too, since I buy wayyy to much!
    Good luck!
    Danica xx
    thepuredit.blogspot.com.au

  • This takes so much self-control! I always think I can do this, and then I find myself in a drugstore looking at makeup…why must I tempt myself? 🙂

    Good luck with this!

    Christina
    http://kissesandflowers.blogspot.com/

  • Ooh, good luck with this! Not easy, for sure. I've spent way too much money on beauty products over the past couple months- am looking to cut down this month too 🙂

  • Yeah I think if I really have the urge to try new things, I'll opt for samples! That way I feel like I have something new, but haven't bought it, great advice! x

  • Okay you need to keep me in line!!! But I'm feeling pretty optimistic at the moment. I think that lip products are my weakness, and as the spring approaches it will be so hard to not buy more so understand you're love of nail polishes x

  • I'm sure you could do it too if you set your mind to it! It's going to take a lot of willpower and optimism, that's for sure x

  • I'm not buying clothing either, I own far too much that gets unused – but I will buy a t-shirt when I go to see Arcade Fire in 2 weeks time x

  • Drugstores… They always get me. But since I'm not buying new skincare or haircare, I won't have much reason to be there, so hopefully the urge isn't too strong! x

  • Hope it goes well for you too x

  • I always think of what I already have and how I can make it work, that usually does the trick. Also, what could I get for the same amount of money is something i regularly chant to myself ! everytime i see new shades i just sit and stare at them, i think its a problem haha

    Lauren x

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  • I've never tried anything like this (mostly because I have a weak will-power) but that is a great idea! I think I will try something similar to this but I'll be sending good vibes your way – stay strong! 🙂

    Stephanie | theFantasia

  • I've been really good so far! I had one major temptation… But resisted. It was an adorable spring dress. But I told myself it's too early (we still have nearly 2 feet of snow here). If you ever try it, do let me know and I'll help you get through it x

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