After the holidays I immediately decided that I seriously needed to stop buying things. I’ve actually been extremely well behaved at the malls lately and have decided NOT to buy any makeup or beauty products until I’ve run out of ten products. Unless of course the product is a necessity, cause I’m not about to run around with stank hair or armpits that could be responsible for mass destruction; deodorant, shampoo and all them other shenanigans I can buy if needed, but eyeshadow, lipstick, etc can wait.
I learned this magnificent idea from watching YouTube videos – women will vow to not buy anything until they’ve run out of at least ten products – and I’m being a copycat because it’s genius, agreed? My wallet certainly agrees.
It was extremely hard to veer away from Sephora and all of my favorites at the mall today, but I totally kicked ass at sticking to my plan. I didn’t even go for any clothes. My cousin – Carly – and I met up with my Aunt today to grab lunch and do some Birthday shopping for Carly.
Carly went for her favorite pizza at California Pizza Kitchen, the margherita pizza! If I wasn’t gluten free, I must say I’d totally do the same. It’s probably the best thin crust pizza they have.
My Aunt and I both went for the cobb salad! I absolutely love cobb salads…the eggs, beets and avocado are right up my alley. A salad isn’t a salad without some good fixings, right?
Carly found two gorgeous shirts from Charlotte Russe. It’s a lot easier to resist buying things for yourself when you get to pick out things for other people to try on. I just think it’s really exciting to see clothes on real people as opposed to models in pictures and mannequins. Although my no-product-purchase plans don’t include clothes, my closet already looks like it’s blowing chunks, so til I get in there and do some serious business, I can’t fit any purchases in there. My Aunt, Carly and I had a faboosh time prowling the stores and chatting away like women do.
I’m blessed to have such amazing women in my family and my life. After the mall, I was planning on hitting up the gym, but to be honest, I’m SUPER sore for some reason and I’m pretty positive that my body is just telling me it needs another rest day. Totally cool with me and by the time I got close to home I was really craving some cereal and a nap. So I did my thang.
Speaking of doing my thang, I’ve got some America’s Funniest Home Videos to catch up with, dinner to finish and Starbucks to venture out to.
I was really considering going out downtown tonight, but it’s legit freezing out and meeting a friend for coffee sounds a lot better than stumbling…err prancing around and making my glutes scream for mercy even louder than they already are.
There’s always Saturday night 😉
What’s your favorite salad topping?
Are you on a no-buying spree after the holidays?
Peace and love!