Make Up Resolutions 2012

Happy new year everyone! Hope you all had a lovely evening and day :) I wanted to start the year off with something.. "start of the year"-ey, so what better than some good ol' resolutions I can look back on and laugh in disbelief (and a bit of horror, probably)? :P

Last year's resolution-like thing for me was the Project 10 Pan, but at the end of the year, I'd only finished 8 make-up products.. so not amazing! I look back and I realise how ambitious this was considering I hadn't hit pan on ANYTHING! This year, I wanted to do something a bit more manageable but as ambitious because after last year, I've learnt a lot and many goodies have been well used and things that weren't have been sold or given away. So here are my resolutions for 2012 :)

A bit much for my liking.. :P

1. Only buying under 3 beauty products a month.
I didn't find this too difficult last year, in fact, it made life cheaper and everything I got I absolutely loved. As soon as I went on a splurge in May, I found many of the things I got then I've already sold! I'm going to try to include clothing and accessories in here too, because being unemployed I really shouldn't be spending so much on things I don't need. While I'll try to plan ahead (limited edition, sales, holiday), things like blog sales, finished products, season changes and discounts may sway it by one or so, but I'll be pretty strict on myself and always count it if it was before I'd bought my 3. This includes nailpolishes,  brushes - anything! I've also got a monthly haul list going in my notebook so I'll always know what I've bought that month :)

P.S. I've done crap this month btw - I've already bought 3 :P However, 1 - they were all discounted 2 - I don't want to leave Japan having just bought 1 piece of make up, and I've gotten some New Year's money.. so.. no more non-Japanese make up for me in January! :P

2. Finish 1 foundation, 1 lipgloss and hit pan on 1 blush.
Foundation is one of those things isn't it - you use it everyday, so surely I should be finishing atleast 1 a year?! Hopefully this will help me in not buying so many!

As for the lipgloss, I just have way too many and they need to be used! I hardly ever use them so I'm giving myself a do-able number of 1 :P

Blushes are probably my biggest weakness, and because I haven't hit pan on any, I'm not sure I can finish a whole one in a year - so pan hitting it is!

3. Finish everything I've hit pan on at the moment.
This includes my Rimmel bronzer, CANMAKE bronzer, Bourjois powder, ELF powder, Bobbi Brown correcter and a few eyeshadows. This is the easiest way to downsize AND get your money's worth - so why not? :)

4. Downsize bathroom/body products to a bare minimum.
This is because there just isn't a reason why I shouldn't! I usually reach for the same things anyway, and it'll be fun to be able to buy more things after I finish them :)

5. No lipglosses, no eyeshadows, no blushes.
Lipglosses - I just DO NOT USE, and yet I have 17?! Definitely no need for more. As for eyeshadows and blushes, they probably are my 2 favourites in make-up so saying no to everything will be difficult - but including that in the bold title there would have sounded silly :P! So I've given myself exceptions. For blushes I'm allowed a baby pink and a brick peach. For eyeshadows, I'm allowed the NARS Pleasures of Paris, a high end palette (probably Dior, YSL or Estee Lauder) and occasional MAC :). Fair dos? :P

6. Finish 15 products.
Yep, I'm at it again.

Some other things I want to do this year, but am not enforcing strictly are.. 1. use up a perfume, 2. use my MSFs more, 3. downsize/use nailpolish, 4. hit pan on eyeshadows, 5. write more reviews, 6. stay as natural, ethical and chemical-free as possible :)

So I'm pretty much about downsizing and having a fully loved/used collection this year. Last year, I was about getting rid of things I didn't use/want and replacing them with things that I would really use and love. I'd say I got pretty close in the end, because I'd say I use 80% of my make up every week, because I use different eyeshadows, blushes and mascaras almost everyday. This year, I don't want to replace anything, I just want to use use use!

I'm really excited at the prospect of having a more manage-able, healthy collection and I'm also excited that hopefully by the end of this, I can finish one product and be able to research to choose what to move on to next - I think researching products is one of my favourite things to do! :P

What are your resolutions for this year? :)
Any tips on using, using, using? :)

I think I should count up how many I have of each product, and see if I really downsized at the end of the year ;) A must do when I'm back in the UK!


P.S. I've changed the look of Let's MakeYuUp! Any comments appreciated :)


  1. Awww I love the new layout!

    First of lemme say happy new year hun,u have great resolutions with makeup and they seem fun. Even tho u never finished 10 products as planned u did well with 8 ! Well done u. U r right when u say somethngs are never used. I'm only going to buy things I need&know I will definitely use. Such a great post xxx

  2. I totally agree with you that blushes are the worst in terms of hitting pan...I have a special weakness for them as well and as a result, i ended up accumulating more and more without finishing any in my collection..

    Great post!


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