Thursday, October 29, 2009


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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Monthly Goal Meetup - October

It's time for the monthly goal meetup!

Here's how I did on my September goals

1. Add one new item to my etsy shop each day in September!
I didn't quite make this one. It was a great goal to have though! I definitely got a lot done, especially toward the beginning of the month. On some days I listed two, so I feel like it was definitely a benefit.

2. Finish the rainbow coif.
Didn't finish the coif, although I did fill in two more rows.

3. Blog at least once a day. This meant to say once a week!!! lol. I had four posts in September, so I'll say goal met on that one!

4. Hit 250 facebook fans and 870 sales on my etsy shop. I'm at 364 facebook fans and exactly 870 etsy sales. I had 869 at the end of September, but I say that's close enough!!

Now for October goals. October is organization month for me.

1. Complete an entire inventory list overhaul, syncing up stock on my domain site, etsy site, and artfire site.

2. Customize some accounting spreadsheets, and start using them for all of my October business purchases and sales.

3. List at least three new items a week in my etsy shop.

Good luck to everyone else participating!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Makeup Removal

All of my makeup

This is approximately $700 worth of makeup, my whole collection. Not a ton for some people, but I've decided that all of it is completely unnecessary.

I am myself as a person, and I accept myself and my image. I no longer feel the need to mask my image, hide some parts of my face while highlighting others. My face is what it is. I like my face. My boyfriend likes my face. I don't need anyone else to like my face.

And I certainly don't need to be spending $700 on products that only serve a vain purpose. Think of how much food $700 could have bought for hungry people. I could have paid off half of one of my student loans or made two car payments. I could have bought a nice new camera lens (okay, that's pretty self-serving, but I'd say definitely a better use of money).

So today I've collected all of my makeup, as shown in this picture, and I am getting rid of it all. In the past I did enjoy making myself up and feeling pretty, but I can feel pretty every day without it. I don't want to end up looking like one of those crazy artificial ladies on TV.

So farewell, all my cosmetics. I will no longer support the beauty industry. I will no longer spend my hard-earned money on the insecurities you bestow upon women. I will no longer let myself feel inadequate because of your advertising. A normal woman has pores, and I'm going to let my pores shine on in all their glory from here on out. I will no longer smother myself in chemicals only to use more chemicals to cover the side effects of the chemicals.

Who needs it all anyway? Not me, anymore. The end!