Sunday, January 6, 2013

The January Spending Diet

Ah, January. The month of resolutions, the month of fresh starts, the month of... pretty new Spring makeup collections being released into the wild!!!

I'm writing this post letting you know that I will be on my best behaviour this month and spend some time showing some love to the things I already own. I found myself frantically starting to make SO MANY lists of new things to check out but I had to slow my roll because

a) I'd like to save some money
b) those lipsticks/eyeshadows/whatevers will most likely still be there in a month and if I honestly can't stop thinking about them, I will purchase later
c) I HAVE NO ROOM
d) using products up makes me happy
e) this can apply to clothes as well

A spending "diet" is much needed for me this month. 

This means that this month's posts and videos will be geared more towards reviews/favourites/some tutorials/showing you some of my trusty go-to eyeshadow combinations, etc.

Hope you're on board :)

PS:
I've gotten many tweets asking me what outfit/makeup I had on for New Years Eve. I hadn't planned on doing a post with a complete look since I was rather rushed and it was a hectic day but I did manage to take a bathroom mirror photo at my friend's house, so you can get an idea :)


top - Zara (old)
belt - Nicholas (link)
skirt - Herve Leger (link)
bracelets - Tiffany's (beaded silver), Henri Bendel (rose gold), Pandora (silver)

Paired with dark pumps and Essie Smokin' Hot on my nails.
For makeup I wore MAC Constructivist Paint Pot and Club eyeshadow all over the lid, with some Urban Decay Tease in the crease and some Burberry Taupe Brown in the outer corner.

I got made fun of because of my phone case a lot, which cost almost $4 and was from Ebay haha...

39 comments:

  1. I'm on a 100 day spending ban. Send help!

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  2. may the force be with you, my friend. you can do it!!!!

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  3. I've been meaning to do the same! However my will power when shopping is ridiculous haha!

    Lovely NYE outfit!

    xx
    - Keeley | Walking-Fashion

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  4. You looked BEAUTIFUL! on nye! The skirt is beautiful!!
    I SOOO need the ban... SOOO great to have a partner of sorts :D
    Good luck! We will need it!

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  5. Wow, that skirt is gorgeous! I need to go on an online shopping ban! It's just so easy to spend money online...and oh how i love receiving those packages in the mail...

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  6. oh my.. you look absolutely stunning!

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  7. you are such a stunner. I think a lot of us have cut down on the spending this month. I am on a 100 day spending ban. eeek. x

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  8. yep, me too, specially I need to use up some skincare stuff and make room for new ones.

    btw, you look amazing, just speechless... the skirt is awesome, I hope one day I can afford it :) take care xo

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  9. I'm also on a January spending diet... But my beauty wish list is growing!

    I'm excited to read/watch your upcoming posts and videos! xo

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  10. Yes, shop the stash is always fun. Ignore the pretty spring makeup! Most of them won't be available for a bit anyways ;)

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  11. I love your style! Good luck with the spending ban!

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  12. I definitely need a spending diet haha I most definitely support you in in embracing and enjoying the products you already have :)

    The phone case is so cute!

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  13. Hi! I'm doing a "spending" diet too. You look great in the photo! Sara

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  14. I'm on the 52 week spending plan. Have you heard of it? Wishing you the best.

    www.rosefromrosedale.com

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  15. Ah you mentioned your ban in YT comments - good luck! I am trying to stretch my ban to March 1st...I need a personal assistant or something to hold me accountable, my friends don't want to hear about buying makeup haha x

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  16. I am in big need of a spending ban!!

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  17. Wow, you look really great. I love that phone case!!

    http://thewearwithal.blogspot.com/

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  18. Very cute outfit! I should be on a spending diet as well, but I'm gonna be honest...there are a lot of things I want that have come up around Xmas time and I don't know if I can hold back. Good luck to you ;)

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  19. Best of luck with this! I'm putting myself on a budget as well this year (New Year's resolution), so I'll be doing my best to use up and appreciate the collection I have already as well. It will be tough, but rewarding, I think. Looking forward to some new tutorials :)

    Happy New Year!

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  20. Love the belt and the skirt! You look gorgeous as always!

    http://aaperception.blogspot.ca/

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  21. I'm trying to do the same thing but Sephora gave me a 10% off coupon with my silver VIB card...yes, I have a problem. Thankfully it's good for 90 days. I'm trying not to spend on makeup, skincare, nail polish or clothes in January at the very least. I just organized all of my "stuff" and realized I have a serious problem and need to stop buying until I use up a lot of the products I have open. Good luck with the no spend.

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  22. Im trying to spend less on beauty products and use up what I have. I have a medium sized collection of products but I'd love to get it down to the bare minimum. So from January onwards its operation 'Use up what Ive got' It will be interesting to see how much money I save by not spending money on the latest hyped product!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. xx

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  23. I LOVE this outfit! Especially the belt. You look great :)

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  24. i need to do this with clothes and makeup as well! GOOD LUCK! do a post on what you used up at the end of the month! x

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  25. Let's all do it and rock it together! I feel more excited using up things than procuring new ones now-a-days! Good start of a new year I'd call~

    CHEERS~
    Jacq

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  26. You look STUNNA in this pic !
    xoxo

    www.lapizofluxury.com

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  27. love the outfit xoxo, www.thingsthatibuy.blogspot.com

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  28. love the outfit and makeup both! and the spending diet is a fantastic idea. I think I will have to do the same for all of the same reasons. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  29. Love, love, love the skirt, it fits you like a glove :D

    I've got a $100 Asos Giveaway going on. It would be great if you could join :D.
    http://www.101fashionstreet.com/2013/01/giveaway-100-asos-gift-voucher.html

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  30. I love your outfit and I love Essie nailpolish! They are the best :)
    I followed you now with GFC :)
    xx

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  31. Cool Blog.:)

    Maybe you want to follow my blog likethewayidoit.blogspot.com ? :)

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  32. Love love love your skirt.
    Such a great buy!

    Follow one another? Let me know :D

    Kenneillia M.
    http://thestylevow.blogspot.com/

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  33. Muy buen post!
    SORTEO TARJETA REGALO ZARA!/GIVEAWAY GIFT CARD ZARA! http://loveclothesandthings.blogspot.com.es/2013/01/giveaway-zara.html

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  34. You look lovely, beautiful outfit, hair and makeup!!!

    Ah, you know what I was doing before catching up on blog posts? Checking the spring collections, so, yeah... Needless to say, that part of my collection is sitting inside... Ferrero Rocher boxes, so, I truly sympathize with the lack of space!!!

    Ok, ok, no more excuses, I'll try to be more sensible too from now on.. (sucks that the winter sales start next Tuesday though - perhaps one pair of jeans for spring...?). Ok feel free to say FAIL to me next time on twitter, lolol!

    xx

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  35. great!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  36. I'm in the same boat! Good luck! :)

    http://nikkidee14.blogspot.com/

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