This is crazy, but I’m doing it. Today, as I was reflecting, I thought about how it would be really great if I spent less money. My husband doesn’t mind when I buy makeup, skin, and hair products whenever I get the urge, but sometimes, I do. He is always so careful to not splurge on himself, but since I consider makeup a “necessity” of life, I don’t really think I’m splurging on myself when I buy makeup. But I kinda am. If I didn’t have a nice bountiful collection of makeup, I might feel differently. But you guys know the truth. I buy. I spend. I haul. So in honor of the fact that I appreciate how my husband isn’t a splurger, I’m going to try it out for a month too.
I’m still going to wear makeup for all of May, if that’s what you’re wondering. But, my No Ma(y)ke-up challenge is that FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF MAY, I WON’T BUY ANY *NEW* MAKEUP PRODUCTS. The little unimportant asterisks around the word ‘new’ are because if I run completely out of a product I wear daily, I wouldn’t consider replacing it to be splurging. But what I’m NOT going to be buying is “the latest shade of Milani blush” or “that eyeliner that I saw on that one Youtuber’s video” or 5 new shades of nail polish just because.
*GASP* Surely saving money can’t be a big enough of a motivation to give up buying makeup this month. NO WORRIES PEOPLE, IT’S NOT THE ONLY REASON. Of course, a big benefit to this will be saving money for our summer trips, anniversary gifts, and potential moving costs. But my secret motivation is that I want to focus LESS on makeup and MORE on skincare and hair.
I think having beautiful skin and amazing hair would be lovely. I want to spend more time on my skin this month, and less time on covering it up with makeup. *Again, NO WORRIES, I will still be wearing makeup all month* But I recently bought a facial steamer, and some radiance serum, and I’m just getting really excited about focusing my attention on my skin. And my hair. I will be getting a new serum from my salon this week and I couldn’t be more excited. I also switched shampoo/conditioner brands and have been loving it. I really feel like my hair and my skin deserve some special, undivided attention.
And so…in the spirit of saving my money and imitating my husband’s self-restraint, I am dedicating all my beauty energy in May to taking care of my skin and my hair. I’ll let you know at the end of May how it all went, what I learned, and what products helped me in my journey!! Until then, wish me luck! And comment below if you’d like to join me in my “No Ma(y)ke-up Challenge!”