Thursday, June 1, 2017

PRODUCTS I'VE USED UP - 1ST QUARTER - 2017

I sorta feel like Joan of Arc when I completely use up a product-not the burning at the steak part or the whole witchcraft and heresy but the white armour and white horses, the blatant bravery and heroism.

Okay, maybe it's not that deep but it sure feels good. I have come to love using up a product far more than I love making a purchase. It also gives clear cues about what I truly love and would in the long run repurchase.

With all this consumerism that's going around it's easy to want to buy everything, to try everything, to have everything.

This has sadly given rise to the "anti-haul" epidemic which is not necessarily a bad thing but a somewhat bitter sweet thing and I'm not completely sure that it's because people have seen the error of their financial ways but that it's the in thing right now.

I have made a conscious effort to use stuff up. I refuse to buy more stuff when I already have stuff. I'm not rich enough to have staches of back up products or a million and one different deep conditioners or detanglers. There is no margin for financial error in my household because every penny makes remarkable sound.

Here's some of my empties for this quarter (since this should have been posted yesterday). I didn't include makeup because that's for a separate post.



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

CONFESSIONS OF A MAKEUP ARTIST | GIVING UP MAKEUP!

So, I'm giving up makeup.



Yes I have given it plenty of thought.
At first I thought it was just insecurity but as time passed by I realized there was something more to it.


Sunday, May 7, 2017

HOW CASTOR OIL DAMAGED MY HAIR!

I have decided to never use Castor Oil ever again. I'm talking about the clear, thick almost sticky type since I am yet to have a reaction to Jamaican Black Castor Oil.



I love the Shavuot Black Castor Oil and that actually does not irritate my scalp, but this, this Rise n Shine Online one drives me nuts. I apply it and minutes later I got fire ants all over my scalp.


Friday, April 28, 2017

PROJECT USE IT UP 2017 | MAKEUP MASH UP

Two weeks ago we talked about my ambitious goals to end a few skin care products. I truly am not a product junkie-though my makeup stash would argue otherwise. The last time I bought makeup was somewhere in 2016 before Ari was born or just after. I can't remember. I'm sure it was before in the naiive Ole days when I thought I could use 200 lipsticks all on my own.

I've been decluttering ever since.

Point is, I really don't purchase much skin care or hair care products. They're mostly sent to me by companies or brands looking for, hopefully, an honest review. If I like stuff, and I mean really love it, I will buy it (often times it's some of the same stuff I was sent since they obviously worked for me).

Makeup tends to be an obsession, a weakness, a very expensive addiction so that's why I committed myself to a no buy rehabilitation programme and I have been clean / straight for seven whole months.

*breathes deeply* and it feels good.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

NO MORE LOCS


So, I decided to take my locs down over the Easter weekend. I had just shaved the sides due to hair follicle issues (read about it in my loc history - link). Truth is there was more to it than that, more to it than I cared to admit and well, everything inside me was fighting to hold on to my locs in spite of the fact that they were no longer healthy.


Friday, April 14, 2017

PROJECT USE IT UP 2017 | SKIN THINGS

The start of this year came with the start of enlightenment. There was so much in my life that I needed to declutter and I had been doing so with finding out that I was pregnant. I had slowly begun to remove people and things from my life that didn't add value to it or made me feel that I wasn't worthy of love or friendship. I decided to leave people alone and not force up into them or their affairs and focus on what was important. God had given me three beautiful souls to guide and a husband who needed me (it seems for everthing) and my mission was somehow my purpose and my vision. I finally knew what I had to do. I knew my purpose.