100 day no buy challenge completed
I am finally done with my challenge, 108 days without a single beauty product, not even shampoo or conditioner. Not that i ran out of anything, but since when did we wait to finish a bottle to buy another. I am so glad that now i can atleast consider whether or not to purchase so many things I was eyeing throughout the challenge. Instead of doing a haul and lust list or just a lust list, what with it being christmas and all, I thought I should share my experience on this challenge.
- You realise how easily small purchases add up. - I used to buy things like kohl pencil (200 rs) and some normal lipstick (600 rs) and slowly slowly my bill would cross 1000rs and still counting. It doesn't matter if you buy one at a time, or haul it all in at once, do not impulse buy. Think, think, and think some more. Do research and then buy.
- My makeup drawers were full, and i still have not made a dent on my collection, which is moderate to meagre for a beauty blogger. But you learn to use all the duds in innovative ways and discover a few hidden gems along the way.
- I had set my self a goal of using makeup everyday to office, i only followed through for a month or so. I failed so miserably at this. The mornings for me are such a fight that i cannot even begin
- Every week when you look through your office clothes for a week, look through makeup and skincare also. I am too lazy to set them out apart, but i just have an idea of what I will wear through the week. Every week I started taking out a tube or two of creams, generally received in my Fab bag, and I finally finished 2. One was a hand cream called Southern Spice (that smelled nothing like spice, maybe it got too old.) the other was a face cream by Ananda Spa. I wanted to keep my makeup aside also, but somehow that did not happen.