A blessing, because I’ve been able to add to my savings account. Going shopping in my own closet, makeup drawer, and pantry has helped me appreciate the value of what I already have.
I’ve been quite proud of my fashion-related and culinary ingenuity for the month — add that to my new policy of not spending more than $100 per grocery visit, and the chips are stacking up.
But I can’t lie, sometimes it feels like a curse. Sometimes March 1 feels way too far away. Especially when I see these fabulous products coming out by all of these cosmetics companies. Sometimes this product junkie heart of mine just aches. Trust me, I’ve been avoiding the mall like the plague. Just one glimpse at the storefront of Sephora, or a whiff of the heavenly scents wafting out of Bath and Body Works might be enough to break my resolve and lead me to spend money I don’t have.
Sometimes it feels pretty lonely out here, on my ledge of frugality.
Especially when I see the hubbub a-happening on all my favorite beauty blogs. Bella Sugar sounded the call, Palacinka got my appetite up, Temptalia broke it down, The Makeup Girl is hosting a giveaway, Musings of a Muse revealed the tres-scary (and tad Afrobella-inspiring!) video, Makeup and Beauty Blog demonstrated the look of the collection, and The Next Best Thing To Going Shopping Yourself swatched the whole thing.
MAC’s Hello Kitty collection is here and consumers are lining up like crazy to get it. Products have sold out online and the crowds at the department store counters have been thick and insistent. Ladies love Hello Kitty!
Myself included, but I must say, I am trying my best to avoid this craze.
But I don’t. And as much as I would love to splash out and spend MAC kinda money, I can’t justify it right now.
Even though no buy month is threatening to become no buy life — at least for a while, untill this bella lines up some paying freelance gigs… it kind of gave me hope to see so many women lining up to buy this new hotness despite this recession. Does this mean that MAC’s Hello Kitty line is like a beauty stimulus package?
Have you bought any of MAC’s Hello Kitty stuff? Do you plan on purchasing something in particular? Or are you like hell no, I got bills to pay?
Discuss, bellas! I’m about to enter The Makeup Girl’s giveaway!