Friday, January 3, 2020


Next Year's Purchasing Outline & Streamlining Thoughts
Guidelines & Goals #progressnotperfection
1.       No eating out
2.       No purchasing anything that isn’t essential to my existence.
3.       Grocery shopping, toiletries, medicine, gas, cigarettes, and energy drinks are acceptable
4.       I am only allowed to eat out if I have gift certificate or I am invited
5.       No online shopping with the exception that the items are essential.
6.       The only non essential exception is if ND drops a new palette.
7.       No candles, diffusers, perfumes, bath and body works lotions, purses or clothing

Thematic No Buy
Rules Throughout the Year
·         Beauty Purchases cannot exceed $200, only exception is if Natasha Denona drops a palette that exceeds $200 I am allowed to purchase it but must borrow the money from the next moth.
·         Eating out (where I spend my own money) cannot exceed 3 times a month and only 1 DoorDash Grubhub order per month included
·         Only 1 book or audible purchase per month
·         Only two in-app game purchases, not to exceed $10 per month
·         No purchasing of any new foundation, UNLESS, it is a repurchase of a top 3 foundation
·         No purchasing of any new pressed face powder, UNLESS, it is a repurchase of top 2 pressed powder
·         No purchasing of any new loose powders, UNLESS, it is a repurchase of top 5 loose powders
·         No purchasing of blush singles, highlighters, or face palettes, UNLESS, it is during birthday month
·         Birthday Month budget is different and is not disclosed. Rules are different for Birthday month and will be disclosed at that time.
·         Whatever is purchased during birthday month multiply by 2 and declutter that amount
·         Selling of products: if a product is for sale and I keep it for sale at the end of the month it is permanently declutter. At the end of the second month, if it’s not sold it needs to be donated!
·         Mainstream Items are Restricted: Items that are Mainstream that are not restricted are any ABH, NATASHA DENONA, OR VISEART EYESHADOW PALETTES, BECCA, BENEFIT or ABH Face Palettes, MAC Blushes & Highlights, or Laura Geller Blushes or Highlighters. These items may be purchased at any time without regard for the for the low buy.
·         No purchasing products on credit i.e. sizzle, afterpay, etc. If I don’t have the month then I don’t need it.

Thematic No Buy Year
1.       January Beginning of the Year Declutter: Declutter 30 Items from Beauty Collection

a.       Select your Top 30 Items in your collection
b.       Select 15 items “on the bubble” and decide by the end of the month if they stay or go (not a part of the 30)
c.       Make a wish list of 15 items

2.       No Purchasing of Tech Stuff

a.       No Computers, Cameras, No in-app purchases, No Watches, No Watch bands, No Online Food Orders, No Purchasing of Apps, No TV’s  & Only 2 hours of TV a day.
b.       Read/Audible 3 books by the end of the month, Journal every day, Work on Book Every day, Read meditation every day, & say rosary everyday.
c.       Make a video or post about your experience.

3.       No purchasing of clothing, purses, jewelry, or any other accessories, shoes, scarves, boots, or home décor

a.       Select 20 of the above items to declutter and donate, NOT sell
b.       Make an effort to minimize unnecessary clutter decorative or other
c.       Write a blog post or do a video about your experience.

4.       No purchasing of hobby related activities: No yarn, hooks, books, ebooks, coloring pens, or coloring books or find a word or sudoku books

a.       Create or read five things with the supplies you already have
b.       Declutter and donate excess supplies
c.       Write a blog post or do a video about your experience

5.       Invest in free educational tools

a.       Learn a language daily, Do a brain exercise daily, Watch 2 Ted Talks, Find an online course, minimize tv watching to 3 hours a day
b.       Keep a journal of your experiences
c.       Write a blog post or do a video

6.       Mid Year Beauty Declutter: Declutter 30 Items from Beauty Collection June

a.       Select 15 Items you have changed your mind about
b.       Write a blog post or do a video about those items and why?
c.       Select 10 items that you are happy are in your collection and 10 items you’d like to see added, and 10 items you are glad to see go/that overstayed their welcome

7.       Declutter 20 blush, highlighter,
 bronzers and face palettes

a.       Name top 5 in each category
b.       Share why you chose to Declutter chosen items
c.       Write a blog post/video about your experience

8.       Birthday Month April

a.       All restrictive year long no buy behavior is lifted
b.       Still have a budget, but do not have to share that budget with others
c.        For every beauty product purchased OR received in the month of April, one must be decluttered
d.       Write a blog post/video about your experience, did you decide to maintain certain limitations. Etc.

9.       Share Your entire beauty collection inventory in quantity and monetary msrp value

a.       Commit to a specific goal amount for each section within a six month time. If you are ok with your numbers, then look at panning some of your older items in each category. Panning is relative, so whatever you see is success.
b.       Share your goals in a blog post/vide
c.        In 6 months, do an update about your success/chanllenges

10.   Declutter all foundations & face powders to specific numbers: Foundations (10) Face Powders (8)

a.       Talk about items you decluttered that you actually liked but why you still let them go
b.       Talk about items you declutter and actually held onto for way too long
c.        Share your thoughts in a blog post/video

11.   Massive declutter of potted shadows, shadow sticks, cream shadows, glitter liners (1/2) of current total
a.       Is there a reason you kept some products over others?
b.       Where any products expired
c.        Do you plan on repurchasing anything because it’s old or expired
d.       Write about your thoughts in a blog post/Video

12.   December End of the Year Declutter: Declutter 25 items, including clothes, shoes, makeup, & purses
a.       Why did you choose these item?
b.       Have you needed or wanted to get rid of these items, but held on to them for one reason or another

c.        Share your thought in a blog post/Video

Rotation Schedule For Palettes: Must Choose 6-10 Palettes Total

Week One: Favorites Drawer
Week Two: Theme Related Week

Week Three: Options Week - Specific Section of Palette Collection i.e. Affordable, Custom, Luxury, High End, Small High End, Large, Or All Indie Palettes, Or Favorites Drawer, Or All New Releases NO THEME RELATED PALETTES IN WEEK 3
Week Four: Theme Related Week/2nd Chance Last Chance

Week Five: Dealer’s Choice (Solo Week)

Each Week I Must Choose 1-3 Palette That is in The “2nd Chance/Last Chance” Bucket and Make a Decision
Once a theme has been chosen from the randomizer, I cannot spin again. Whatever is chosen by the wheel is the theme of the week. Period. Once a theme is used, it is removed by the randomizer, and cannot be used again until all themes have been used, regardless of how long it takes to accomplish this. If a theme does not have enough palettes to satisfy the requirement of (6) palettes, the remaining palettes may be drawn from the favorites drawer.

Project Pan Items: Regardless of the theme or week, project panning items are always available for use. They do not count as items required for the themes or weeks.

Rotation Schedule For Face Palettes, Blushes, Bronzers, Highlighters

Week One: Contour or Blush or Highlighter Palette, 4 Individual Face Products
Week Two: Multi Face Palette & Blush Palette or Highlighter Palette or Contour Palette

Week Three: Multi Face Palette & 2 Individual Face Products
Week Four: All Face Palettes (My Choice) or All Individual Face Products (My Choice)

Cannot re-choose products already chosen until all products in that particular category have been used

Theme List Part I

1.       Neutral Palettes
2.       Fall Related Palettes
3.       Spring Related/Pastels
4.       Christmas Related Palettes
5.       Randomizer Theme
6.       Viseart & Marc Jacobs
7.       Small High End Indie Brands
8.       Large High End Indie Brands
9.       International Indie Brands
10.   Old School/Throwback Palettes
11.   Collaboration Palettes
12.   Budget Friendly Palettes
13.   Natasha Denona
14.   Huda Beauty Small Palettes
15.   Huda Beauty Big Palettes
16.   Anastasia Beverly Hills Palettes
17.   1 Large Too Faced Palette, 1-2 Small Too Faced Palettes, 2-4 Regular size
18.   3 Kat Von D Palettes & 3 Jeffree Star Palettes
19.   Mavie Cosmetics Palettes
20.   Buxom Cosmetics Palettes
21.   Large Budget Friendly Palettes
22.   Colourpop Singles plus Looxi
23.   1 Large Tarte, 2 Small Tarte, 2 Regular Size
24.   2 Lorac Mega Pro Palettes & 2 Vice Palettes
25.   Lime Crime Cosmetics Palettes

Theme List Part II

26.   2 Naked Palettes, Devinah Cosmetics Singles
27.   Pat McGrath Palettes
28.   Marc Jacobs & Chantecaille Palettes
29.   High End Indie (US)
30.   Unused Palettes (Any Category)
31.   Single Shadow/Custom Palettes (Any)
32.   Single Shadow/Potted Shadows plus 2 Matte Palettes
33.   Bobbi Brown & Laura Mercier
34.   Small High End Palettes (Non-Indie)
35.   High End Palettes (Non-Indie)
36.   Sydney Grace Singles & Palettes
37.   Colourpop Single Shadows & Bellfiore
38.   JD Glow Cosmetics Single Shadows & 2 Matte Palettes
39.   Menagerie Cosmetics Single Shadows & 2 Matte Palettes
40.   Blush Tribe & Juvia’s Place Palettes
41.   2 Certifeye & 2 Kaleidos Cosmetics & 2 Matte Palettes
42.   Single Shadows/Custom Palettes 2.0
43.   Lunar Beauty & Dominique Cosmetics
44.   Colourpop Palettes
45.   Luxury Palette 1.0
46.   Urban Decay Cosmetics Palettes
47.   Budget Friendly & Single Custom
48.   Bright Color Palette
49.   Pink & Purple
50.   Blue & Green
51.   Smokey Eye Palette

52.   3 All Shimmer Palettes & 3 All Matte

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