A Year Without Clothes or Make-Up Purchases…

So if you follow my instagram you will know I mentioned that I was going to try and not make any clothes or make-up purchases for the whole year. Well, I said clothes but I am going to add make-up in there as well!

Why? Well I have a terrible spending habit when it comes to both and I literally have clothes in my wardrobe that still have tags on and make-up that I have used maybe once. I love Soap & Glory make-up and have gift sets I havent cracked open either. So although I think it will be hard, I am determined to give it a go and am interested to see what new looks and outfits I can put together out of my overfollowing wardrobes and drawers.

Over the last few months I have become more and more aware of the amount of resources we are just wasting for nothing. I dont NEED these things, I want them. And even though I generally can afford them, I could think of better uses for the money and also the environmental impact of not wasting stuff. Especially when I think of all the packaging the make-up entails.

I have decided to put some rules in place.

1) I will allow myself to replace my mascara every few months as I often wear contacts and hygiene!

2) If I need something desperately, I have to sell some things I already own in order to fund the new items or look at vintage / second hand options.

3) If I falter and buy something, I have to give the exact amount of money again to charity.

Wish me luck!

2 comments

  1. Hi Beccy, I know its only February but how are you getting on with this one!? It seems like every week I get sucked in to feeling like I need to buy some sort of beauty product. Kerrie x

  2. I have done ok so far! I brought a mascara but that’s because my old one ran out and its the one item I am allowed to buy. It’s definitely made me get more creative with my wardrobe – however I ripped my jeans and it will be a challenge not to replace them!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.