Aloha, chickadees. I shan't even apologize for the random greeting - it's coot. Today on The Mod Mermaid it's all about updates; spending ban updates, as well as general life updates, as you may or may not have noticed... I haven't blogged in a good week (which is a LONG time in blogger talk) I think I'll start with what's been going on in my life that may or may not send me into a shopping-to-make-it-all-go-away spiral. I initially wanted to take a small break because classes were starting and I wasn't sure how to approach keeping up my blog, YouTube channel, and my class load. I also got a job (hooray!) which was very good news but at the same time I was like "AH, MY BLOG?! When am I going to have time?!" All of that coupled with some strange sadness towards my blog and just being plain unhappy with it. It's not that I've run out of ideas for fun posts - I just didn't feel like writing them. So I figured I'd just take a little break from blogging until classes started and I could get everything sorted, then I'll be able to see when I can blog/write up scheduled posts. Well, here's where things turned for the worst. I was so excited for school and even had my backpack packed days in advance, little did I know (excuse the caps) I WASN'T GOING TO BE GOING. My school failed to properly notify me that my tutition fees were due and did me the lovely courtesy of dropping me from every class I registered for. Not only that, none of my potential professors wanted to over tally me into their class. Sure, I could've gone through the scraps and created a new schedule but I'm a Junior and pretty much done with Gen. Eds. and just waiting to take higher level Psychology classes. The only classes available to me were classes I've already done or super duper high level Psych classes that I can't take yet. Sooo ... it looks like I won't be going to classes until February, which to a normal student is like YEAH! but I was actually looking forward to it, and now it looks like I shan't be graduating on time. Swell news, you can imagine. I was already not in the right head space and this just threw me into a spiral of WHAT NOW?! I still don't know 'what now?' but I'm just thankful I have a new job to keep me busy. I don't think I could take another 3 months just sitting at home *breathes in* That's my little life update - I'm bummed, but back and now we can move on to the spending ban update! I promise this life update wasn't a way to distract you from all the spending I did, haha!!
Okay, so two weeks ago I start my little spending ban titled Even Mermaids Have Shopping Problems in the hopes of, mainly, sorting out my need to buy the latest and sometimes not so greatest makeup bits. Right now I'm thinking "so far, so good" and I'm feeling quite confident that I'll make it the 100 days sticking within my rules. Like I mentioned in my life update, I did get a job, but before that there was an interview that required I wear 'business attire' which, embarrassingly enough, I didn't have any. Not even a blazer! So I was forced to break two rules:
- No spending on clothes or shoes.
- BIGGEST RULE :: No letting my mom treat me to beauty purchases, whatsoever, and no unnecessary clothing purchases..
Yeah, I broke my biggest rule, but hey, now that I'm reading it, I did say unnecessary and getting a business dress and blazer were quite necessary. I felt bad, as I always do when my mom so kindly treats me to things, but if I didn't have this proper outfit I don't think I would have gotten the job! My mom even said "you gotta spend money, to make money" which is true, but I think we were in the wrong context, haha. I also broke my ...
- No spending on hair care, unless, I run out of shampoo/conditioner completely and/or I need a dry shampoo refill.
... rule, but for a very good reason! My scalp is dry as the sahara and it's been itching and scabbing and I haven't the slightest idea why. I've never experienced something like that so I needed to run out and get dandruff shampoo (Got a clue? Get the blue. Yup, Selsun Blue, haha) I have no regrets because 86 more days of me scratching my head? No, thanks! Other than those necessary buys, I've been sticking to my rules quite nicely. It'll probably get harder as the holidays approach and brands come out with their new collections ... probably? It will. I know it will. I'm already salivating over MAC's new Retro Matte collection. All bright lipsticks?! Someone is trying to break me... but I shan't!
What have you guys been up to? It's only been a week, but it feels like an eternity since so much has happened! Thanks for sticking around to the end of the post :) I know it was a long one, haha! Hopefully my next spending ban updates won't come with a long winding life update, as well! Hope you all enjoy the extended weekend!
Even Mermaids Have Shopping Problems: Rules