And a lovely Monday to you! As predicted, my blogging efforts were reduced to nil the past few weeks, due to the Canada Games (in which I watched NO GAMES but attended five free concerts, all kick-ass – Joel Plaskett, Hey Rosetta!, Hawksley Workman, Buck 65, and City & Color), and then one week to recover 🙂 In that recovery week, I made a HUGE decision – I am giving up cosmetics cold turkey for Lent. Now, I’m not religious in the least. But every year, my Grandmother and I used to give something up for Lent as a tradition – typically I choose food-based things (cheese *so hard!!*, ketchup *my one true love*), although last year I gave up making lists, which is a complusion of mine. So, generally I choose things that make my life less pleasurable; I don’t know if this is the real goal of Lent but it suits my purposes of creating a challenge for myself and building character (I hope).
So, this year, I decided to do the ultimate challenge. I am giving up buying any cosmetics, no exceptions, as well as giving up reading beauty blogs (which is sort of a cheat because if I don’t read them, my obsession with buying them is significantly reduced), for the duration of Lent – including Sundays, which some people don’t count. This is going to be one hell of a task!!
In order to prepare myself for this insanity, I just bought $180 worth of product off of Sephora, I’m going to stock up on a couple staple items like deodorant and cotton pads, and I plan on going on another mini shopping spree today….LOL that’s also sort of cheating but seriously? This is going to be HARD. I’ve also started planning things to do in order to fill the void that will be left when I can’t read all my beloved blogs. I’m thinking voice lessons, pottery classes, running clinics…I’ll be so productive I won’t know what to do with myself! *Or so I hope!*
One thing I am allowing is to continue this blog. I think it will be interesting to track my progress (re: breakdown) as the days slowly tick by one-by-one. I have a ton of nail polish I still need to post photos of (just received 6 polishes from a swap last week!), so that’ll keep me busy as well. And my new products from Sephora 🙂 (Lavanila Vanilla Coconut The Healthy Body Wash, Hourglass Visionaire Eyeshadow Duo in Exhibition, Pangea Organics Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai & Gogi Berry Facial Mask, Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15, and Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #2 Steel).
So, please wish me luck! The ordeal starts this Wednesday…lets hope I don’t fill the void with something unconstructive like food LOL!!