Friday

| 2020 | 01 | 31 | january empties |

the first empties post of 2020. 

firstly. 











| Leganza | Colouring Conditioner | 32 | £4.75 | Amazon |
| Shockwaves | Volume Mousse | 200ml | £1.89 | Amazon |
| Garnier | Body repair lotion for dry skin | 400ml | £5.45 | Amazon |
| Garnier | Body repair lotion for dry skin | 400ml | £5.45 | Amazon |
| Marvis | Rambas Toothpaste | 75ml | £8.50 | Amazon |
| Tisserand | Muscle Ease Bath Oil | 100ml | £9.45 | Amazon |
| Nutravita | Biotin | 365 Tablets | £10.99 | Amazon
| Real Techniques | Miracle Complexion Sponge | £5.99 | Amazon |
| As I am | Coconut CoWash | £11 | Amazon |
| The Collection | Shower Gel | Lemon | Sainsburys |
| Elizabeth Arden | Eight Hour Hand Cream | 30ml | £10.00 | John Lewis |

body & misc: £74.32


| Amazon | Mama Bear Baby Wipes | 150 | £0.70 | Amazon |
| The Ordinary | Cold pressed rosehip seed oil | 30ml | £9 | ASOS |
| Clinique | Moisture surge overnight mask | 15ml | £7 | ASOS |
| Charlotte Tilbury | Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask | £18 | Charlotte Tilbury |
| Hada Labo | Hyaluronic Acid Lotion | 170ml | £9.95 | Amazon |
| Elizabeth Arden | 8 hour skin protectant | 50ml | £28 | Elizabeth Arden |
| Clarins | Gentle Foaming Cleanser | 150ml | £20 | Clarins |
| Glossier | The Solution | 130ml | £19 | Glossier |
| Waitrose | Cosmetic Pads | £1.30 | Waitrose |

face & makeup: £103.00


| Shay and Blue | Dandelion Fig | 30ml | £25 | Shay and Blue |
| Issey Miyake | L'eau d'Issey Pure | 30ml | £41 | The Perfume Shop |
| Clean Reserve | Sueded Oud | 5ml | £20 | Space NK |
| Clean Reserve | Rain | 5ml | £20 | Space NK |
| Clean Reserve | Citron Fig | 5ml | £20 | Space NK |
| StoneGlow | Blackberry and Bay | £9.99 | Amazon |
| Yankee Candle | White Spiced Cocoa | £8.99 | Amazon | 

Perfume - £144.98

Obviously these are direct replace costs rather than the amount used over the month.
I've started tracking products in, so will be able to work out how much they are costing during the time they are used.

grand total: £322.25

it's becoming clear my main 'costs' are perfumes and smells. which is ludicrous because they are the most transient and least visible.
the greatest luxury is dousing yourself in smelly water.

declutter total: £309.28
beauty purchases total: £242.19
empties total: £330.95
£882.42

This month my costs relating to beauty, skincare and other bits has overwhelmingly come to near £900.
the bit that genuinely pisses me off is the declutter total. that's £10 a day that i'm basically just throwing in a shredder.

how bad is that?

I am anticipating February being significantly lower given the lack of declutter (honestly it's done) and i've had some serious words with myself about the things i bought.

i feel a lot better for having done this. removing the items which aren't serving me - but it feels so utterly wasteful.

i think i used to believe that having a new lipstick would reinvent me as a person.

repurchase list:
| Garnier | Body repair lotion for dry skin | 400ml | £5.45 | Amazon |
| Nutravita | Biotin | 365 Tablets | £10.99 | Amazon |
| Hada Labo | Hyaluronic Acid Lotion | 170ml | £9.95 | Amazon |
| Elizabeth Arden | 8 hour skin protectant | 50ml | £28 | Elizabeth Arden |

if i wear to buy something again, these are the only items to make the shortlist. i find it shocking that of the £330.95 grand total, only £54.39 of that was spent on products i'd happily buy again. (16%).
to be honest i should include the declutter in that figure too - of everything removed from my life across january (£640.23), 8.4% is all i found worthwhile.