2017 yearly goals

ideally i would have done a reflection on my 2016 goals before sharing my 2017 ones but i have no idea where i put my list and the only one i can fully remember is “read 25 books” (which hell ya i did) so i’ll just share this years goals with two purposes in mind 1) have them written in a place that cannot be lost and can easily be looked at throughout the year (i’m thinking a check up every three months) and 2) some of them can really incorporate into blogging which is in itself a goal

okay so here’s my goals for 2017

  • save at least $3000 (i think this will be changed to $1500 because it is the first time i’ve saved a large junk of money)
  • declutter more
  • make less waste
  • read 30 books
  • do not buy any clothes/shoes unless NEEDED (if needed: thrifted or local or ethically made)
  • read mainly library books and books from my own collection
  • watch 15 movies
  • do documentary sundays
  • convert to a mostly vegetarian lifestyle
  • read more non-fiction
  • read more plath and poetry in general
  • be healthier in general (mentally would be best, i am a mess)
  • do yoga and meditate and sometimes go on walks
  • finish harry potter + star wars + lord of the rings
  • follow a strict budget
  • bring a reusable tote bag and reusable drinkware everywhere!
  • limit plastic straws
  • don’t read more than two books at a time
  • blog?
  • plant based (+less) beauty
  • start an emergency fund
  • stop eating packaged popcorn

 

so… those are my goals for this year. it seems like a lot but a lot of them go together and basically the theme is “stop being a little shit! stop spending your money on dumb things and save the planet!”

 

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hauling | one

casual sephora haul 
for christmas i received a sephora gift card from my sister’s boyfriend (he knows whats up) so i took that opportunity to spend much more than was on the card, here’s what i got:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
the clinique make up remover and f.a.b cream cleanser i’ve been using for a while, i just ran out (though i bet there was more if i had cut it open) of the 2oz f.a.b and i’ve had it since june so i feel like the 5oz tube will last be absolute ages! and the makeup remover is just one of those standards that i always like to have around. 
i tested out the milk oil and the foundation when i got home today, the milk oil seemed to remove all my makeup but i might need to use more product so i don’t rub my face too hard. the foundation seems nice, i just have to find the right brush to apply it with. i think that once my face stops freaking out it will be a really nice foundation, it’s hard for a foundation or concealer when your face is really lumpy. 

problem skin

i have some skin problems

let’s be real, most people have at least one problem with their skin.
my problem skin has always been.. well a problem. it started a few years ago, maybe around grade 10/grade 11 (up until that point my skin had nothing wrong with it other than one pimple around my  time of the month) it got bad, my entire right cheek was covered in painful pimples that would scar no matter what. to make matters worse; i’m a skin picker and it was bad at that time. 
i went to my doctor and we tried a lot of the topical creams, i think we tried most of them, but none of them worked and some of them made things much more angry. it was getting frustrating so my family doctor sent me to a dermatologist, who then put me on accutane (i might make a separate post talking about my experience with it because it seems to be a very iffy thing.) unfortunately, accutane did not work and also my dermatologist died (peacefully, he was an older man) so i went back to my doctor and she sent me to another dermatologist who told me that accutane wasn’t the best idea for me. so she put me on an antibiotic, told me to use certain products to cleanse and moisturize and she also gave me a topical cream that would help. i went back to see her around six month later and my skin had considerable cleared up, it was by no means perfect but it was better. 
i continued using what she had recommended but changed my cleanser to an origins one (that i still use once or twice a week), was gifted a clarisonic (actually helped but seems to be dying) and bought the emma hardie cleansing balm. that cleansing balm became my favourite thing ever, but i sadly cannot repurchase it because it would cost around $70. my skin was fine, nothing horrible happened, i had some redness and scarring but the only real blemish i had was hormonal. 
then i was taken off my birth control pills and put on a different one due to medical reasons (thanks migraines) my skin went bad when i was taken off the pills, my skin reacted worse when i was put on my new pills. 
i have been trying to combat it, and there are times when i think things are getting better. sometimes it’s rash like acne, sometimes it’s just full blown zits all over my face, sometimes its cystic-like acne. 
my skin used to be more on the dry side, it is now combination oily but it is also extremely sensitive and typically reacts badly to organic or “natural” products. 
i’ve stopped wearing makeup most of the time because it just makes things look worse and most of time i will end up with even more breakouts.
so the point of this post? 
one of my 2015 goals is to figure what the fuck is going on with my face, and i believe that will require another trip to both the doctor and the dermatologist. 
i will probably post a skin care routine next, might as well document what i have been using and whatnot.