I was catching up on some blog posts from my looooong bloglist a few weeks ago, and noticed that a lot of bloggers had decided to set themselves a personal challenge, where they spend absolutely nothing on beauty products that they wanted but didnt need, like cosmetics, bath and body products, hair products etc, when they had perfectly good/numerous quantities/half-used bottles of the same stuff at home, ready to be used up.
Since I have been off work, I have been sooo bored (I cant use my left hand so I cant sew, sob) so I have been spring cleaning, and generally de-cluttering the house. The 'use it up' challenge came to mind when I came to clean out the bathroom cupboard, as I couldnt believe the sheer amount of bubblebaths, showergels, soaps, shampoo, conditioners, bath bombs, crystals and bath melts that I had somehow crammed in there, not to mention the seemingly hundreds of bottles of body lotions that I have also accumulated!
So I decided to do the challenge myself when I realised that I could probably last a good few months without actually needing to buy any new bathroomy type products, and I decided to extend the challenge to cosmetics and haircare (excluding hair dye!) aswell, as although I by no means have the largest hair and makeup collection in the world, I do have many different brands of the same products, ie, numerous foundations, blushers, mascara, hairspray and mousses ect (despite my little sister regularly deciding she 'needs' something, and steals it from my makeup kit!)
I actually think I could go til June (at least) before I need to buy any new products, so that is my aim. I think its just too easy to throw a new design/brand of shampoo ect that catches your eye into the trolley when you go round the supermarket, without even thinking about the amount of stuff you have at home already, I know I do!
So that is my 'new' New Years Resolution/challenge, and im sure I can do it, save myself space in my cupboards and some money, and use up what I already have!
Could you set yourself this challenge?