Resolution LOW-BUY 2020

shellygrrl

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I'm one of the OG Team Low-Buyers (yep, I've done it every year it's been around).

When I started, my rationale was to prevent my stash from getting out of control. While even then I had less than a lot of Specktra peeps, it was still a lot of makeup, and not all of it was stuff I loved and used. I got a lot of it largely because "oooh, I may need/want to use something like this someday!", or because "Youtube made me do it!". And some of it did get used because I had it, but... yeah.

Anyhoo, in the years I've done Low Buy, I've learned a lot about my tastes. Generally speaking...
- Mostly neutral eyeshadows, usually leaning cool (more on this in a bit), sometimes with hints of colour (usually purple) on the lashlines.
- While false lashes look great on a lot of people, they're not for me (even though Ardell 110s on me were more like My Lashes But Better).
- Never buy loose pigments, because they'll not get used, even though there were and are a lot of pretty ones out there.
- Single eyeshadows are my main way to go (even though Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool was a very good purchase).
- My most used lipstick is still MAC Feed the Senses, though Blankety is quickly catching up. For lips, while I do like the occasional punch of coral, red, purple, or a bright(ish) warm pink, I still go toward mauves and nudes more often.
- I'm not a huge gloss gal. Or a lipliner gal (even though a black one was useful for deepening shades).
- My most used base products were a tinted moisturizer (discontinued Bobbi Brown Oil-Free) and a CC cream (It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better (original version in the silver packaging)) -- both were finished. More on this in a bit, too.
- MAC Paint Pots are love, in regards to cream eyeshadow, for me.

Which means purchases have become more considered over time, and it means I don't have to declutter as much when I decide to go through everything. And while I still have more makeup than the average person and I don't think I'll be an "all my makeup products fit in one bag" woman anytime soon, my stash is now much more manageable, and I don't think I'll ever be back to where I was at the start of 2014.

(to be continued with what I'm doing for 2020 in the next post.)
 

shellygrrl

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Staff member
I've got a Makeup page in Notion, with links to various Google Docs I've got going that I started for the year: a list of everything I currently own, my wishlist, and purchases made (yep, that's going to be a thing again). I also have linked back to what I call my "personal foundation matrix" that I started circa 2018 -- a table consisting of various foundations, tinted moisturizers, and CC creams I've tried over the years and my thoughts on the various formulas and how closely the shades I used matched my skin.

I've also got a column going with a list of types of products I want to purchase this year.
  • Neutral-leaning-warm brown eyeshadows (powder and cream), generally matte or satin finish
  • A new powder bronzer
  • A cream bronzer
  • A lighter coverage foundation/tinted moisturizer/CC cream
  • A new loose setting powder
  • A silicone-free face primer
  • A lighter-coverage concealer
  • Another shade of NARS RCC?
  • A brow pen?

Eyeshadows: Recently I wore Makeup Geek Hipster (discontinued) for the first time in a little while and was really into it. As I thought about my eyeshadow stash I remembered that I don't have many eyeshadows in that vein -- neutral-leaning-warm browns (sort of a goldeny brown that isn't so warm it ends up looking almost orange on my very fair skintone. MAC Woodwinked ended up doing this). I've owned warm eyeshadows in the past but ended up decluttering them due to lack of use/like. I was thinking that I wanted to use one of those colours I used to own yesterday -- Makeup Geek's Barcelona Beach (d/c) -- and forgot I'd decluttered it! So yeah, I want to bring some of those types of shades in.

Powder Bronzer: I've had that Body Shop bronzer for over five years. As much as I've used it over the last year, I'm ready for something new.

Cream Bronzer: Don't have one, and I'm eying one of the Milk bronzer sticks.

Foundation/Tinted Moisturizer/CC: Again, lighter coverage products have been among my most used base products, and I like the idea of a (small) "foundation wardrobe".

Loose setting powder: ...

Silicone-free face primer: To go with the Milk foundation I have.

Concealer: Sometimes I don't like the look of NARS RCC under my eyes, so would like something a little creamier for that purpose. That said, I don't mind it for spot concealing, sooo...maybe another shade to mix with Chantilly for my face?

Brows: Yep. Still would like a brow pen.

There are categories I didn't cover, of course. Some of them are ones I'm mostly happy with for now (lips, blushes, contour, highlighter). Others I'd still like to tweak but don't take as much precedence this year (brushes,
 

lenchen

Active member
Hi Everyone! This is my 5th year participating a low buy on Specktra. Prior to that 2009-2010 i religiously followed the mac releases on the Specktra boards, in addition to cosmetic discussion to follow up on makeup releases ( in late 2012 early 2013, I moved to Michigan from NYC. After a few years of a combination of : youtube made me buy it, items that I discovered, started using and liked, and finally keeping up with MAC's endless collection releases from prior years (I thought MACs constant releases wee tiring can you imagine?) I amassed a huge amount of make up enough for at least 5 people to use for a really long time. When I got to Michigan,I did a huge declutter, and passed on a lot to friends and family, and I decided that from then on I would need to be on a low buy. To learn what I really like, what I didn't like. in other words, what makeup items worked for me, and suites my personal taste. Like Shellygrrl mentioned, I will probably not be your average 1 small makeup bag kind of girl, but i'm happy with going from 4 makeup cubes plus 5 Ikea drawers of makeup to 1 clear cube which houses my entire makeup stash. in 2019 I spent a lot less on colour cosmetics as a whole, but I do know that I struggle with eyeshadows, it's my most favorite makeup item I enjoy putting on hands down beside blush. in 2018, i made an unrealistic goal of not adding eyeshadow palettes to adding 5 the number would have been higher if I had the opportunity to purchase 2 items on my wishlist. One thing I have learnt about using my stash in 2018 is that I prefer mattes, satin, and metallic formulas, i'm not a fan of glitter, sparkles I find with my hooded eyes it goes everywhere! lol!

In 2020 my focus is to use what I have in my stash. for the most part I'm content with my colour cosmetics, I am having some serious FOMO with Pat Mcgrath realistic rose palette, and decadence, I love her metallic formula and the rose palette from what I got to swatch, is not like her other big mothership palettes (glittery). the rose palette is much wearable and up my alley. If those palettes come around in 2020, I would purchase however 2 palettes from my collection would have to go, so i in 1 out so to speak. other than that, I'm happy with my eyeshadow collection.

Foundation: since my skin has improved so much over the years, i use MUFE waterblend, a very light coverage water based foundation, that is a very very good match to my skin tone, and Laura Mercier's oil free tinted moisturizer. these two base items are my hold grail and i will replenish as I use them up

Concealer: I have my NARS creamy concealer, and my cover fx cover corrector/concealer stick, which I love, and have continued to use through 2019, and will continue in 2020. I will say that my cover fx concealer side is near finished, and i will just use the NARS creamy concealer.

Setting Powder: I have the hourglass powder and the cover fx setting powder, both my holy grails, will continue to use in 2020.

Setting spray: Cover fx matte, will replenish as i use it up.

Brow Products: I love the Anastasia Beverly hills brow gel, once this is finished, I will repurchase.

Eyeshadow Primer: NARS eyeshadow primer. i bought 2 during last month's Ulta coupon

Eyeshadows: i'm content for the most part, but if 2 palettes became available for purchase, then i will do the 1 in 1 out.

Mascara: I love the Chanel le volume waterproof and the Chanel inimitable waterproof- will repurchase as I run out.

False Lashes: I rarely use false lashes these days, so I will not be buying, like Shelly, this is a skip.

Blush: I have 5 Nars blushes all which i use in monthly rotation

Bronzer: Fenty beauty bronzer, and cover fx bronzer duo (Christmas present)

Highlighter: I have 1 liquid highlighter, and 4 powder highlighters 1 ofra and 3 makeupgeek i love all of them and strangely enough i have not been tempted to buy any for the last two years.

Lip Products: i'm content with what i have. my mac ones once finished i will use my back to mac to replace them. i only own 2 glosses which are nudes, once I run out, i will replace.

Brushes – Here, I'm near content, I have 2 Hakuhodo brushes on my wishlist the handles are the vermillion colour handles the S104 and the S103, i'm not in a rush to buy them, in 2020. I love Sonia G and I really liked the sky eye set so much so that I want to purchase a second set once they re-release. that set has been such a pleasure to use, and I will go as far to say that they are my most favourite eye brushes from her apart from the individuals from her original release to include worker and builder 1 and 2. When I do this I will let go of my remaining MAC eye brushes from my current collection.

Skincare: I'm happy with my simplified skincare routine. a good cleanser, a vitamin c for day time, day time moisturizer from Cerave, and my facial oils, at night my trentonin, Clinique makeup removing balm, a heavy moisturizer., and facial masks.


I did not re-rouge at Sephora which is great! I heard their points system is changing again, and not for the better. I did make platinum at Ulta just from purchasing my skincare and haircare last year, and I will continue with Ulta's reward points program from here on out. Anything that I cannot get from Ulta I will wait until the brand has a sale, OR shop at Beautylish. I noticed Ulta now carries Laura Mercier hopefully they add the tinted moisturizer as well!
happy new year everyone here's to our new low buy journey!:)
 
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shellygrrl

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First FOTD for 2020...

  • Ilia True Skin Radiant Priming Serum
  • Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation - Porcelain
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Chantilly
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows)
  • surratt beauty Expressioniste Brow Pomade
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • MAC Eyeshadows - Sumptuous Olive and Omega
  • Revlon So Fierce Mascara
  • MAC Blush - Next to Skin (contour)
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 02
  • Makeup Geek Blush - Main Squeeze
  • MAC Lipstick - Fanfare
  • NARS Velvet Lip Glide - Unlaced
 

fur4elise

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Happy New Year 2020!

Low Buy Plan 2020

Budget:

After totaling up my 2019 expenditures, I am going to set my monthly budget at a maximum of $200 per month. Like 2019, this will also include my skincare and hair care products. I feel pretty confident I can stick with this and most likely I will come in under for most months. I may or may not roll over unused monies. If I am truly trying to cut spending, I will be a bit more savvy with my purchases. I will definitely try to make the most of rewards, sales, coupons and freebies.

Better Skincare:
I finally got serious and consistent with my skin care in 2019! The big challenge was putting together an effective yet affordable skincare regimen, something sustainable for my budget. I just cannot bring myself to purchase a super expensive serum or treatment, knowing I would have to constantly replenish it. I now have a nice mix of high end with drugstore, like the Ordinary and CeraVe combined with Peter Thomas Roth and Estee Lauder. It helps me stretch the goodstuff. When I open a new bottle or tube of something, I then order the backup. I try not to stockpile some skincare because the shelf life varies.

Shop the Stash!
I recently pulled out and have been using the NARS Atomic Blonde palette (from 2018). I forgot how much I love that little palette :heart:. It is so compact and complete. I will probably take it with me on vacation. A good reminder that we all have things we love that get put aside.

Speaking of vacation, I am pretty much set as far as beauty for my upcoming trip. I think in years past I had this burning need to buy new things. Not this year. Well, it could be because I added a couple single sparkly shadows just before Christmas (MJ & ND) So, I’m going to shop my stash ;)

I do need to purchase decent sunscreen for face and body. The big thing is protecting my face. My face no longers tans evenly and I end up with these huge dark patches. No fun…and they take forever to fade.

No Buy:
Blush (singles and palettes), Bronzer, Eyeshadow Palettes, Highlighters

These are items aplenty in my stash and I really, really do not need to purchase any more. It’s time to make a dent in what I already have.

Layoff the Lippies!
And I mean lipstick! I have this beautiful curated little collection…essentially they art objects and I have them nicely displayed. What I need to do is get them in rotation. Hey! Let’s actually use them Elise! I can always rock a red lip!

Replenish When Needed
Foundation, Concealer, Primers, Setting/Finishing Powder, Setting Spray

I am in really good shape for the start of this year. I should not have to replenish anything for a bit.

I think that is about it for now. Budget and plan are in place. I am good to go!

I will probably come in super early with my January check-in. I go on vacation starting Thursday until almost the end of the month. I am predicting no purchases aside from poo & conditioner.

:)
 
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r0mini0n

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Hi everyone! Long post ahead.

Signing up for the 2020 low buy. I signed up for the 2019 one as well but I feel like I did worse then 2018. I totaled up my spending in beauty stores and online some weeks ago and I came out to about €6000. I was not expecting this much at all. I gave up writing everything down after April but still did not expect it to be this much. Not everything was for me but tbh most of it was and it was NOT worth it!

Atm I don't have any debt (except for a visa bill which I pay off fully every month), but I don't save either, and this year I want to change that. I used to think that saving just even €50 a month wasn't worth it, but now I realize that even saving a little bit is better than saving nothing.

Plan: I am going to give myself a monthly budget of around €150, which will include haircare and I will try to include skincare, or make skincare a 50/50 item once per season as I need to repurchase. I am not sure if I'm giving myself too big a budget but I'm hoping to stick to it. It will come around to around €2000 which is still a lot but miles better where I came from last year.


2019 recap & what I learned
- Biggest rule last year: Stop buying when stressed or bored. Try to only buy things you can test out in stores and buy smart, do not fall for the millionth discount code. FAIL! Not only did I buy in stores, but I think I pretty much fell for every discount code in the book online. The good news is that now I know there is at least one or two codes every month. AT LEAST.
+ about all of the online orders that I just took a chance on and didn't need or wanted beforehand, were a fail. I just browse with a discount code looking for something to buy. No more!


What I already spent in January 2020

Other: I started out January with a bump and spent a lot of money on tech(smartphones). Trying to reason it in my mind and just budget up the money for it in the following months to save it up again... But in the future I should do these things the other way around. Damn January sales.

Beauty:
- Urban Decay All nighter 15% off: Backup. I knew I needed a backup soonish and saw this sale online and took it. Came to around 24 instead of 28. Not an exciting purchase and could've have waited another week or two, but something I use every time I use makeup so I know I will use it
- Chanel Desert Dream highlighter 25% off: Impulse purchase on Sephora Fr. Got the code and went browsing and saw parts of the collection had been added in secret. I have been eyeing this collection for a while and it just launched last week on the official site. With shipping came to around 49 instead of the 55 on their official site. Not a good purchase, but this is a collectors item for me so just glad to get it out of the way if that makes sense.

Eyeing:
- the new Nars blushes: have been waiting for some years for some new blushes of them that excite me so I will not deny myself 2 or 3. Should plan this out because Nars shipping is high. Still not on on their official site so have time
- Chanel Desert dream eye quad: I want to check it out in person first (instead of ordering online like I would've done last year), so will have to have some patience still

In need
- I need a backup of my serum soon. A small bottle is still 85 so really need to budget and take advantage of a discount code here.


Anyways, here to follow this thread and pick up some tips from you lovely ladies! Here is to a better budget and more resistance for me in 2020!
 

fur4elise

Well-known member
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Low / No-Buy Journal 2020
January Check-In


I know I am coming in early on this, but I am pretty confident there will be no more purchases for the month. I will be on vacation from January 16th – 28th and truly have everything I need / wanted in skincare and beautystuffs.

Purchases:
Ulta – Jumbos Sale – Nexxus Therrape Poo & Humectress Conditioner
– I used a gift card from Christmas, so will not count it towards my total…but I do add it to my expense log.

That is it! I did not even touch my allotted budget for beauty. I will not roll over to February. In essence I shifted my beauty monies to fashion.

I purchased some new sandals and some clothing (some jumpsuits) for vacation. It was time to update my summer stuffs a little. FitFlops are my new jam! They are super lightweight, stylish, comfie and reasonably priced (if you purchase from the clearance outlet). Perfect for travel. The jumpsuits came from JCP. Everything was on sale and purchased with coupons or rewards. I am so ready!

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Favorites:heart:
Stila XXX Magnum mascara; MJ Liquid See-Quins in Copperazzi; CoverFX Blush Duos in Soft Peach and Warm Honey; CoverFX Bronzer Duos
- I do have a pet peeve with the CoverFX packaging! It is a cream white and has a matte finish. Within the first couple uses they get covered in product. If they would change the packaging they would get an A grade all the way around. SG Designer Pro – What a great frickin’ brush!:love:

Mascara Round Up: None


Used Up:
PTR Potent-C mini; ELANR Eye Concentrate mini

Disposed Of:

Eyeliner minis – old and dry – MUFE, MJ, L’Oréal Kohl, UD

My Clarsonic!
- Oh…the horror of it! :eek:Nah! I found that it created more problems than helped. Also, for me, chemical exfoliation has been far more effective than manual/physical. I will say once bi-weekly microplaning has also produced good results. And every now and again, I like using the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive. I am super careful with it though...

Gave Away: Nothing for January

On My Radar:
Good Molecules Niacinamide BrighteningToner (Beautylish)
~ I got a sample and actually really liked the formula. I was applying it before my other daytime skincare. I would be willing to invest in a full size bottle. And at $14 for 4 oz. not a deal breaker in cost!

Farmacy Green Clean Balm ~ I have been using the Clinique Take Off the Day Balm. Nothing wrong with it, but kind of blah… I have heard good things about this brand/formula. I will say I truly believe, for me, using a balm before cleansing has done wonders with minimizing congested skin, removing all of my makeup and better preparation for the skincare products I use in the evening. I’ll be sure to get a deluxe size sample jar to test first.

Random:
Beauty Blender vs. Eco Tools sponge:
Eco Tools wins!
While the BB is plushy, it is also more porous. I found it sucked up much more product…lending itself to be kind of wasteful. The ET sponge while less plushy, did better with leaving more product on the face. I also feel like the finish was finer too.

Big Girl Stuff:
More improvements at the library! We painted a few areas inside the library last week and what a huge difference. Hey, I got lots of practice at home, so I was in fighting shape for work ;) I have lots more to say about work…but I am shifting into vacation mode and don’t want to drone on here. Still loving what I am doing!:heart:

Healthstuffs:
I am still dealing with a ongoing low-key backache. I am going to wait until I am back from vacation before I see the doctor. In the interim, I am doing all the things to treat it: stretching, ab exercises to strengthen my core, no high impact activities (a.k.a. dance class 😢 ), no heavy lifting exercises that will aggravate it, icing the area, taking anti-inflammatories…Ugh! I am hoping going on vacation may help, as we will not be training as usual and I should be able to get lots of rest.

Aside from the back issue, my overall health is great. I set my goal and hit it hard for 76 days straight! While I have been stuck at my 6# loss, my body is showing a shift in composition. What really matters is I am physically stronger and my cardiovascular health is much improved. Win-win!🏆

Homestuffs:
Got lots done over winter break. Will follow up with more detail next month. ;)

So…that is a wrap for this check-in. I may try to post some pics once we get on the ship. I did that last time before I lost data. Thanks as always for reading my ramblings. x0x0x
 
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shellygrrl

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Staff member
Mid-week dentist appointment face! (Everything's good. :))

  • Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation - Porcelain
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Chantilly
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows)
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • MAC Paint Pot - Camel Coat
  • Revlon So Fierce! Mascara
  • MAC Blush - Next to Skin (contour)
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 02

Nothing on the lips.
 

fur4elise

Well-known member
Mid-week dentist appointment face! (Everything's good. :))
  • Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation - Porcelain
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Chantilly
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows)
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • MAC Paint Pot - Camel Coat
  • Revlon So Fierce! Mascara
  • MAC Blush - Next to Skin (contour)
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 02
Nothing on the lips.
Speaking of the dentist...LOL! I may or may not have had an incident with a crown and super sticky piece of caramel on Christmas eve. 🙊 I had it put back on last Tuesday. I don't wear makeup because inevitably half of my face gets wiped off...especially when they salt spray to polish my teeth. ;)
 

lenchen

Active member
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Low / No-Buy Journal 2020
January Check-In


I know I am coming in early on this, but I am pretty confident there will be no more purchases for the month. I will be on vacation from January 16th – 28th and truly have everything I need / wanted in skincare and beautystuffs.

Purchases:
Ulta – Jumbos Sale – Nexxus Therrape Poo & Humectress Conditioner
– I used a gift card from Christmas, so will not count it towards my total…but I do add it to my expense log.

That is it! I did not even touch my allotted budget for beauty. I will not roll over to February. In essence I shifted my beauty monies to fashion.

I purchased some new sandals and some clothing (some jumpsuits) for vacation. It was time to update my summer stuffs a little. FitFlops are my new jam! They are super lightweight, stylish, comfie and reasonably priced (if you purchase from the clearance outlet). Perfect for travel. The jumpsuits came from JCP. Everything was on sale and purchased with coupons or rewards. I am so ready!

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Favorites:heart:
Stila XXX Magnum mascara; MJ Liquid See-Quins in Copperazzi; CoverFX Blush Duos in Soft Peach and Warm Honey; CoverFX Bronzer Duos
- I do have a pet peeve with the CoverFX packaging! It is a cream white and has a matte finish. Within the first couple uses they get covered in product. If they would change the packaging they would get an A grade all the way around. SG Designer Pro – What a great frickin’ brush!:love:

Mascara Round Up: None


Used Up:
PTR Potent-C mini; ELANR Eye Concentrate mini

Disposed Of:

Eyeliner minis – old and dry – MUFE, MJ, L’Oréal Kohl, UD

My Clarsonic!
- Oh…the horror of it! :eek:Nah! I found that it created more problems than helped. Also, for me, chemical exfoliation has been far more effective than manual/physical. I will say once bi-weekly microplaning has also produced good results. And every now and again, I like using the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive. I am super careful with it though...

Gave Away: Nothing for January

On My Radar:
Good Molecules Niacinamide BrighteningToner (Beautylish)
~ I got a sample and actually really liked the formula. I was applying it before my other daytime skincare. I would be willing to invest in a full size bottle. And at $14 for 4 oz. not a deal breaker in cost!

Farmacy Green Clean Balm ~ I have been using the Clinique Take Off the Day Balm. Nothing wrong with it, but kind of blah… I have heard good things about this brand/formula. I will say I truly believe, for me, using a balm before cleansing has done wonders with minimizing congested skin, removing all of my makeup and better preparation for the skincare products I use in the evening. I’ll be sure to get a deluxe size sample jar to test first.

Random:
Beauty Blender vs. Eco Tools sponge:
Eco Tools wins!
While the BB is plushy, it is also more porous. I found it sucked up much more product…lending itself to be kind of wasteful. The ET sponge while less plushy, did better with leaving more product on the face. I also feel like the finish was finer too.

Big Girl Stuff:
More improvements at the library! We painted a few areas inside the library last week and what a huge difference. Hey, I got lots of practice at home, so I was in fighting shape for work ;) I have lots more to say about work…but I am shifting into vacation mode and don’t want to drone on here. Still loving what I am doing!:heart:

Healthstuffs:
I am still dealing with a ongoing low-key backache. I am going to wait until I am back from vacation before I see the doctor. In the interim, I am doing all the things to treat it: stretching, ab exercises to strengthen my core, no high impact activities (a.k.a. dance class 😢 ), no heavy lifting exercises that will aggravate it, icing the area, taking anti-inflammatories…Ugh! I am hoping going on vacation may help, as we will not be training as usual and I should be able to get lots of rest.

Aside from the back issue, my overall health is great. I set my goal and hit it hard for 76 days straight! While I have been stuck at my 6# loss, my body is showing a shift in composition. What really matters is I am physically stronger and my cardiovascular health is much improved. Win-win!🏆

Homestuffs:
Got lots done over winter break. Will follow up with more detail next month. ;)

So…that is a wrap for this check-in. I may try to post some pics once we get on the ship. I did that last time before I lost data. Thanks as always for reading my ramblings. x0x0x
Enjoy your vacation!!
 

VAL4M

Well-known member
Did you hear about temptalia! Apparently she had to go to urgent care for a glitter incident...scary stuffs! :eek:

Colourpop and their damn glitter!!! (just kidding I didnt know about the glitter incident but I'm blaming CP anyway :p) I yes i'm back!!! My computer died on me late november and just purchased a new one last weekend!
 

r0mini0n

Active member
I am checking in because I'm done for the month, my January beauty budget is gone.

Purchased
- Urban decay all nighter (in advance replacement) at 20% off
- Chanel highlighter and two eyeshadow quads from the spring collection at 25% off each

Gifted
- a haircare item

I came in around €5 over budget and I don't even know how. I was going to order the eyeshadow palettes online and came out around €3 over budget (and shipping was nearly 6), so I ended driving to the store and ended up spending nearly 5 over budget lol, same price and discount on the site as well! Should've used the site (they probably calculated wrong) but when possible I'm trying to check things out in person this year before I commit. Not going to beat myself up over it and just try to not buy anything else this month!

Eyes on February
Next month is proving to be a "boring" month as I will need a replacement of my serum and foundation. Hoping to take advantage of a discount code again so I will have room for a new NARS Blush whenever they're being shipped here.

Now just keep on telling myself I can do this!
 

shellygrrl

Moderator
Staff member
  • Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation - Porcelain
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Chantilly
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows) and Grey (lids)
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Revlon So Fierce! Mascara
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 02
  • Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon - Glacé
  • wet'n'wild Liquid Catsuit High Shine - Caught You Bare Naked
 

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