This year I’ve really made a cut (in some ways…not all ways…cough) to be smarter in how I spend my money. I haven’t saved as much as I’d like due to some unforeseen circumstances… but that’s what saving accounts are for!
I wanted to recognize all the little things I’m thankful for that have helped me direct my spending.
+to the ombre trend & the hair stylists who have incorporated lowlights in my hair so I’ve only dyed my hair TWICE this year
+to Maybelline for creating falsies mascara you’ve saved me countless money at sephora
+to myself for mastering how to paint your own nails and paint them well. I've had only two pedicures this year...and haven't paid for either :)
+I had a major breakout this year and went to the dermatologist. While I had to purchase an expensive retinoid cream, it’s going to last me FOREVER. So now more spending $30+ on products that don’t do the job. All the skincare creams and serums at Sephora sound amazing. But at $30+ do I need to try them? Meh.
+to recycling expensive purses. I bought one marc by marc purse on super sale with my Christmas money last year and have purchased one $25 clutch since.
+to ikea down comforters and duvet covers. change your bedroom with a new duvet cover for $30? HECK YES.
+at one point my old roommate and I dropped cable and survived off of Netflix and Huluplus. My new roommates want cable but since there are four of us, I'm paying a lot less for internet and some channels. Really though, how much cable do you watch? Between watching shows on the internet and Netflix, trust me, you don't need it.
What are simple things you've exchanged to save money?