No-Buy Reflections and 2016 Beauty Resolutions

Today marks the end of my two-month beauty no-buy. The terms of the arrangement were fairly lenient: I was allowed to replace skincare, haircare, and "boring" products like mascara and concealer, and I could accept (and request) gifts, but I couldn't buy any new makeup or nail polish. I'm proud to say that I never … Continue reading No-Buy Reflections and 2016 Beauty Resolutions

Thanksgiving Medley: No-Buy Update and 2016 Wishlist

When I first declared my no-buy three weeks ago, I predicted that my willpower would be tested severely. Instead, I immediately felt a sense of unaccustomed freedom. I'd grown used to thinking of my beauty purchases as stress relievers, but I hadn't considered that they might actually be a source of stress. Every new purchase … Continue reading Thanksgiving Medley: No-Buy Update and 2016 Wishlist