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My makeup & beauty no-buy ended on April Fool’s Day of this year (see my no-buy one month update here!). I’d say that even without the no-buy being in effect all of 2020 has been a wild ride. Talk about a stressful time to try to stop leaning on your crutch cold turkey! When I began this no-buy I thought that April 1st would be a day I lost my mind a little and spent some money on some makeup. Now, here we are well past April 1st and I still have little desire to buy anything beauty related.
In these last few months, ALL of our worlds have upended. It doesn’t matter if you live alone, if you have a large family, if you’re wealthy, low-income, living in the US or in Europe…. all of our lives have changed. They’ve changed forever whether we like it or not.
This wasn’t something I formally announced but in early-mid March I started a new job as a Target Beauty Consultant. I applied for this job in February and also interviewed in February. A few days later I was hired and about 2 weeks after that I had my orientation. Of course, I realized that, realistically, being around so many beauty items could be a realllllyyyy bad idea… but none-the-less I was excited.
I’m just past the three-month mark and I still love my job. I truly feel like this is where I’m meant to be. It’s been incredibly busy but enjoyable. I have fantastic co-workers and the management team is the best I’ve ever encountered (and I’ve worked A LOT of retail).
In addition to my hours at Target, I was also homeschooling both of my kids (they just finished up 7th and 5th grades). My husband is doing what he can to help as well, but he’s also working from home. We’re fortunate that his job is also essential and within the medical field but requires a more technical approach. He’s currently holed up in the basement in a makeshift office. Now we’ve just received word the kids’ school has closed and we had to scramble to look for a tour a new one.
Due to all of this by the end of the day, I’m exhausted and my blog plus my socials (other than my Twitter lol) have basically fallen dead silent. Since homeschool is over and we’ve finally found another school, I’ll have some extra time again and I plan to update this blog 2-3 times a week. If you have any requests for things you want to see, let me know in the comments!
get the eye look
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Sand Dune
Fenty Beauty Snap Shadow in 7 Cadet – Take Cover, Phatigue, Money Mission
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Vanilla Bean
Colourpop BFF Liquid Liner in Grande
Fenty Beauty Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner In Big Truffle
IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara in Super Black