The Splurge to End all Splurges


This is not a haul post. This post isn’t really about what I bought this month, but about why I bought so much.

Some of you may know that I do have General Anxiety Disorder, which I have sought treatment for now. But one of my previous coping strategies was shopping. For someone that is attempting to save up to move out by the time she’s 30, I’m spending too much on makeup.

It took looking at a bag of drugstore lippies that haven’t seen the light of day in months to make me see sense. I am not coping as well as I thought with my anxiety if it is causing me to buy this much.

Don’t get me wrong, I love makeup and don’t regret buying the stuff that I have. What I do regret is the speed at which it was bought. You may have noticed at least four new foundations in about three months. That’s insane!

So for this year, I took the opportunity to get my splurging out of my system. I had a decent pay this month and took the opportunity to spend.

This will be the last of the compulsive buying. From now on, I will only purchase repurchases of stuff that I love that runs out. And if something gets released that I absolutely must have I will allow myself to treat myself. But I will force myself to leave the store, go home and think before buying.

I’m sure this will be something that my therapist will be able to help me with when I get my start dates but for now, this is what I’m doing. I’m slowly withdrawing my spending on makeup.

I still have loads of stuff in my collection that I can do reviews on, so blog posts will still keep coming. Just don’t expect to see a lot of the latest new launches on my post. It’s just not going to happen.

I may fall in places but I am going to seriously try this year. Any support you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Bye for now.



About jennywren7

I'm Jennifer; northern beauty blogger and Starbucks addict. I enjoy blogging about various aspects of my life and throwing the odd review and tutorial into the mix. Hope you enjoy reading my various ramblings.
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3 Responses to The Splurge to End all Splurges

  1. I love this post. I never realised someone else would have the same way of coping with anxiety as I do. Everyone tells me I use my anxiety as an excuse to shop, but I’m so relieved to find someone who knows and understands. I will be following your blog from now on and I am very glad I came across this post! Thank you 🙂 xx

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  2. Tou89Lou UK Lifestyle Blog says:

    Ahh I am so nosey – Love seeing what other people buy!

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