08 January 2013

Makeup Wars: Beauty Resolutions

Pin ItI am not one to make resolutions.  I feel like I set myself up for failure!  But when the Makeup Wars group suggested Beauty Resolutions, I knew there were a few things I definitely should try to do!  Stop buying so much nail polish (as if), say “NO” when people ask me to test skincare, use up all hand lotion… But if I narrow it down to just one thing, I know what it should be:

Shampoo Hoarding
Shampoo in Current Rotation
Shampoo Trial Sizes

Don’t buy any shampoo or conditioner in 2013.  That may seem drastic to some of you, but I have more shampoo than I know what to do with.  Before I moved to Iowa I was really into couponing, especially for beauty items.  For example when I moved here I had 24 boxes of hair color!  Seriously.  That stuff is expensive, so I would only buy it when they were on sale or clearance AND I had awesome coupons for it.  I would never spend more than $2.  That worked out well for me as most of my favorite at-home hair color run between $8 and $13.  I still haven’t had to buy any. 

BUT BACK TO SHAMPOO.  Not only do I have all the bottles I moved here with, I seem to receive a lot for review too.  And let’s not talk about the number of sample sizes I have saved.  And yet I still occasionally buy my beloved Kenra Platinum Sulfate Free Shampoo for Fine Hair.  And I know when I run out of my It Factor Quick Blow Dry Shampoo and my DermOrganic Conditioning Shampoo I am going to want to buy both of them too.  And my L’Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner!  How could I almost forget that?  I thought I had a backup but when I pulled everything out of my cupboard I couldn't find it!

So as you can see I am addicted to buying shampoo in a sick, sad way.  The ones in the pictures… those are the ones I like… I pushed the rest on my husband!  I never want to run out so I always have a lot on hand.  And if I see it on clearance?  I am a goner.  But this year will be different.  I will be different!  So for all of 2013, I will not buy ANY shampoo or conditioner.  Not for my husband either - and I didn’t even count how many unused bottle he has either.  BTW he LOVES the new Clear Scalp Therapy shampoos - they make one for men and one for women.  And I have pushed tons and tons of shampoo on him in the past 9 years so when he says he likes something, he likes something!

What about you?  Do you have any Beauty Resolutions?
Check out what the rest of the Makeup Wars Team has made their resolutions below!