Every beauty babe loves to haul. We all have different budgets and we all have different spending styles – one natural colour or 10 crazy ones from the same range?
I have been embarking on the process of being…yes, frugal. Me? Frugal? I know.
I really do love make up very much and I love seeing new products appear online so I can buy them.
My hauling style is one in every colour. I tend to like expensive make up, but that’s just because I love a product that is extremely high quality in nice packaging.
This last month I’ve been doing my best to cut back on make up spending and other excessive purchases to see what I can do to my finances and by jove – it’s working. What have I been doing?1. Writing down all my expenses!
I bought a little cash book which means I write down every single thing I spend. Once you’ve got more than 5 things on there (including every day boring things like transport and food) it starts to look ridiculous. It actually becomes a challenge to have as few entries as possible.
2. Doing something else other than browsing online shops
I am an online shopper by heart, unfortunately this means that money is just numbers on a screen, not a note in my hand.
By not browsing at all, and instead tackling the many, many projects I have on my plate, I am less tempted and less likely to convince myself I want something.
Once I’ve thought about an item for long enough, like a week, I am usually bored of the idea anyway.
3. Vision Boarding
Linked to point no. 2, creating a vision board for the next 12 months (there are many things I want to do in this time) a board helps keep me focused on the bigger things, so that the one extra eyeliner fades into insignificance.
Now that I’ve started doing this I am finding it quite interesting how controlled I can be….
I wanted to ask you ladies – What is your make up (or any other hobby) spending habit? How do you shop? Do you budget at all or control your finances? Have your financial situation ever changed so that you’ve had to change your spending style?