Adieu, February

Wow!  What a month.  I turned 33 and had a nice, subtle birthday night out.  I finally refreshed the furniture in my bedroom and furnished the guest room.  Yay for being an adult.  However, the snow and my constant colds/sinusitis put a bit of a damper on things.   I’ve been extremely burnt out and lethargic this month.  I’m completely off my schedule in nearly all aspects of my life.

Tomorrow, I’m going to start fresh and hopefully get myself back on track.

 

 

 

 

I am 33 lipsticks and then some…

Hello Readers,

I hope that new year has found you well.  Well it’s February now.  So you have a had a whole month to see how those resolutions are going.

I’ve continued with the exercise and diet regime that I started in October.  I’m down a dress size and my iron levels have improved.  Muscle tone on fleek.

I’ve also turned into one of those people that hate some of the new people at the gym.   I hate the machine hogs, the people that never wipe the equipment down after use, and the folks that work out in jeans.  Just plain trifling. Get it together, dammit!

I’ve also been reading several times at week.  I usually read about 15 minutes before bedtime.  I hope to finish my current book before the end of the month.

My other resolution was that I wanted to save more money in my regular savings account and do more investing.  I’ve gone over my budget deciding what to cut out and one line items sticks out like a sour thumb: beauty purchases.   I have 33 lipsticks, 11 blushes, 8 highlighters, 29 eyeshadows, and 4 foundations/tinted moisturizers.  That’s actually considered a small collection if you follow any beauty gurus on YouTube, Instagram, etc.  I’m just saying…

Makeup is like crayons for your face. It’s fun. It’s one of the few extremely girly aspects of my person that I embrace.

A new collection comes out, I go to the makeup counters and I’m like:

Then I get home:

It’s a struggle.  I want all the things!

I’ve got lipsticks and glosses a plenty
I’ve got highlighters and liners galore
You want blushes? I got eleven
But who cares? No big deal
I want moooooooorrrrre!*

Everything is so pretty; but since I have more than enough makeup, I’ve decided to cut back tremendously on what I buy.   I should really focus on using what I have and only replacing things that I use up frequently like liners and mascara.

So for the betterment of my financial future, I shall be devoting beauty funds to investing funds.  I have my rollover 401k’s with Fidelity and I recently started micro-investing with Acorns.  Also, all of my eBates rebates and FatWallet cash back will go toward investing with into Fidelity and Acorns.

I showed discipline with the fitness training and I know that I can do it for the investing.

*Bonus points for me if I made you start humming Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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