A short update from me. I don’t plan on posting updates daily (as I won’t have the time), but I just had to do a small post about my new morning routine.
I’ve just used my Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System
for the second time and I can’t describe how well it works with the Philosophy Purity 3 in 1 Cleanser.
It’s too early to say, if my skin will purge or not ( I’m actually hoping for it ), but for now I’m really happy with all the new products I’m using.
They smell nice, they feel nice and they work nice. I hope to see an overall
improvement of my acne scars, discolouration, pores and hormonal acne. Also, in case
Continue reading “Day 2 of my 40 day new skincare routine”
As you know by now, I LOVE challenges and I love being a minimalist, hence why I’m doing a no spend year.
My new, additional challenge is about skincare. I want to try a new, more minimal skincare routine for 40 days and see if my skin improves.
Why am I doing this?
First of all, my current products are not doing it for me and I refuse to let my appearance get me down.
Second, I feel like skincare nowadays is over complicated and I’ve always looked for ways to improve my skin. I’ve been living minimalistic for over a year now and I really want to minimise my skincare routine and free my bathroom cabinet and bags from products.
Thirdly, I’m aware that you can’t physically shrink pores, unless you use laser treatment, but if I can make them appear smaller, because they’re clean and unclogged then that’s already a good result in my eyes. As for my oily areas, I’m not sure how these areas will change, but I’ll report on it either way.
I’m also aware, that it’s probably a bit extreme to try out all new products in one go instead of introducing them one by one.
About my skin:
My skin has always bothered me since the age of 14 and I’m now close to 33. I’ve been to the dermatologist and endocrinologist numerous times. I’ve tried numerous prescription only products, except for the pill. My mum had a stroke because of the pill, so that’s the only road I won’t go down.The only time my skin has been near perfect, was when I was pregnant, but obviously I can’t be pregnant for the rest of my life only to have nicer skin. I have too much testosterone and genetics also play a role. I have medium to large pores and a dry (cheeks and forehead) to oily combination skin (depending on weather). I have sebaceous clogged pores and I get spots (mostly) around nose and chin. Ugh!
Continue reading “March/April Challenge: Day 1 of my 40 day new skincare routine with before photos”
The new year is in full force and I know a lot of my readers would like to save some money this year. You may want to pay off debt, save up for a holiday or for retirement.
I know it’s not easy to go from December, which was full of celebrations, to a no spend month like January.
So, to make it easier for you I’ve compiled a list of 10 ways to save you money. You can use these throughout the year without any extra hassle. Continue reading “10 Easy Ways To Save Money”
Long time no hear, as you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been a bit more active on Instagram (NoSpendYear) and not so much on here.
My no spend year is still going great and one of my resolutions for this year is to blog more. I shall post a longer entry when I find some time in the next few days.
Meanwhile, please head over to my Instagram for daily updates 🙂
First off…sorry for the radio silence, but I decluttered so much that I was too busy and eventually didn’t have anything to post anymore.
Overall, I’d say I got rid of a staggering 85% of my belongings and it feels so refreshing.
I spend less time cleaning the house and have more time to worry about the really important things in life.
I truly feel like a new person.
So, a couple days ago I decided to do a 1 year of not buying anything challenge
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I did it…mostly.
In the last month I haven’t bought anything at all.
Well, except for some baby clothes for my child. I feel half accomplished because of it. But truth be told, small children grow faster than weed, so it had to be done.
Other than that, I’m extremely happy with my new lifestyle.
The constant decluttering and living a more minimalistic life is great and I can only recommend it.
No matter if you only want to save up money for something bigger or really change your life.
It’s so cleansing.
One month in and it’s getting a bit harder to find things to declutter.
But thanks to relatives, we always end up with new clutter (no one seems to take my new lifestyle serious, except for my husband).
I hope eventually they realise that Continue reading “1 Month of no buying…”
I’m a black or white person in my approach to pretty much anything. For me there are no grey areas. I either love or hate, I either spend a lot or nothing at all.
That’s why I have decided for myself not to spend any money at all this year. The only exclusions are food and if something I need breaks.
As you might know from reading some of last weeks posts, I went through my DVD collection and sold some of my DVDs.
I really wanted to sell my entire collection, because I just don’t need it anymore, but unfortunately I don’t have a whole lot of the boxes left. So, I will have to hang onto the discs for a bit longer and then decide what to do with them.
Anyways, while I have given away most of my clutter to charity (over 25 bags) I do find, that all of a sudden Continue reading “Less buying, more saving…”