As the saying goes, 'You never know how many junks you have, until you clean your room'. Okay, I made that one up but... seriously, you never know what treasures lay hidden until you declutter everything. Last night, I was in a 'search-n-retrieve' mission for a gold necklace (my one and only real piece of gold by the way T_T) that mom bought me years back. Still missing even though I've scrutinized every single place I could think of!
Anyway, it's not that I don't know my tendency of buying stuff (and most of the time, just for the sake of a review... that's pretty messed up!) but going through each and every nook and crannies in my room and sifting all these products, it really puts things into perspective, you know. Just how many hand lotions, soaps and makeup do one need?
That's it, I'm going on a 'mindless purchase' ban. Wish me luck guys! This is also aligned with our government's call to save money and live a modest life. In the spirit of that, I will be undergoing a project pan and project empties~!
1) Far Away Body Spray by Avon
One more spritz and it's gone. I love the scent. It's very grown-up and sweet.
2) Sweet Heart Creamy Body Lotion by Etude House
This took FOREVER to finish! My sister-in-law gave this to me years ago. I hated how thick and greasy it felt in the beginning but the lotion has diluted since then. Used this mostly on my knees and joints.
3) The orange bottle back there
It's actually a Bath and Body Works body spray in there. I transferred half and gave the other half to my sister-in-law. It's a discontinued scent (Mango & coconut). Smell so summery and happy but I'm so glad to finally finish it.
4) Feelin Fresh Extra Care Deodorant (Smoothing) by Avon
This range is catered especially for sensitive underarms. I don't shave (I pluck patiently) both my underarms but the right side still gets itchy anyway. This is the only deodorant that works on my strange right underarm. Already repurchased and may stick with this particular range forever.
5) Ideal Luminous Cashmere Advanced Foundation by Avon
I used to really like this foundation but fell out of love, in favour of CC creams. The shade doesn't match me anymore as well since my skin has gotten slightly lighter. Only a few pea sizes / dollops left but am chucking it out now.
6) Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Brun Boheme
One of my everyday lipstick. I will miss this when I finish it soon. Always get compliments when I wear it.
7) Avon Matte Lipstick in Matte Melon
It's quite funny how it is marketed as matte but it's not really that matte. Do you noticed the 'moisture matte' trend going on in the United States at the moment for Maybelline? This is definitely a moisturizing matte because I don't get chapped lips problem from wearing this at all. It's also one of my favourite everyday shade. Won't repurchase once finished since I have a back-up of it.
8) Chanel Healthy Glow Sheer Powder
Looks can be deceiving. It might take me another month or two to finish that off!
9) TheBalm Instain Blush in Argyle
I am ridiculously happy when this blush hit pan some months ago. I've gotten a lot of compliments on this blush. Will miss it when it's 100% finished but I still have tons of blush to go through.
10) Be Cool Body Spritz by Avon (not in picture)
I put this body spray in my gym bag and use it generously after I take a looong hot shower at the gym. It's almost finished as well, woohoo! I already have another Avon body spray waiting in my drawer to replace it.
On another note, investments really are a huge pain in the xxxx for those who don't understand it (me, me, ME!). As you can see, I'm re-looking into my spendings and looking for ways to save so that I can invest it somewhere. As always, I like to understand things from the bottom-most layer and I must say, I am getting a headache from so many unfamiliar terms and jargons.
Any websites and books on investment to recommend? The only author I know is Robert Kiyosaki so I might check his books first. Feel super grown up now... haha.
What are you guys up to? :)