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I am not a fan of setting New Year’s Resolutions in the traditional sense. We always start the year with these grandiose ideas of how we want to better ourselves. And somehow, we end up falling flat on our backsides. Even though this has happened to me more than I’d care to think about, I still think that there is something to be said for having goals for the year ahead. It gives you something to chip away at throughout the year. When you get to the next NYE, you can look back and say: “at least I got something done this year”. The goals I want to achieve by the time NYE 2021 rolls around are: Move out into my own place Moving out has been on the todo list for a while. The primary reason is that I need some proper personal space. I.e. more than my bedroom.…

After reading this post on Nine’s beauty blog earlier in the year, it got me thinking about how much I spend on my own beauty regime. So, for the best part of 2020, from 1 January to 20 December, I kept tabs on every single beauty related expenditure. And I mean every. single. one. Whether it was a beauty product or a service, it went into the spreadsheet I was using to jot everything down. I went into this experiment expecting the final figure to be pretty high, given my own preferences for the finer things in life. Still, I was surprised when the final figure ended up exceeding $3k. $3,340.56 to be exact. Some of the standout expenses: my haircut. This works out to be an average of $138. I get my hair done at one of the nicer places in Sydney and consider this to be my regular…