I’m sitting here, staring at the tiny calendar in the bottom corner of my laptop screen. The date is March 30, 2019. We’re just about through three months of this year. I do believe I can officially call my No Buy Year a fail.
- Urban Decay Naked Reloaded
- Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blue Blood
- Huda Beauty Topaz Obsession
- MAC Fix+
Four eyeshadow palettes that I definitely didn’t NEED, but totally wanted and could not walk away from no matter how many times I closed out the page and told myself, “I don’t need it.” Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty didn’t help. Having gift cards didn’t help. My inane need for Completionism didn’t help.
On the flip side, I have sold a few items in my Poshmark closet. So, it kind of helps and offset the price of the newbies. I’m not letting myself feel like a failure, though. No one wants to go through an entire year, let alone a month or a week, telling themselves that they’ve failed or are a failure. I’m just changing up the game. No Buy is now Low Buy. I think it’s much more feasible and gives a lovely leniency to the slip-ups I’m bound to endure through the rest of the nine months of the year.
Judge all you want. Hell, I judge myself. Still, it could be worse. I could’ve bought absolutely everything I come across that I want. *Coughs* There is still the Urban Decay Game of Thrones collaboration that comes out in a few weeks and I honestly don’t feel like I can resist getting something from the collection. I also don’t want to stop myself.
There’s a difference here, folks. Can’t… I’m an adult and I sure as hell can do whatever I want. I just need to make better choices for myself. Works with this same as it works for a diet. There is no Can’t.