hackneyfl

NO-BUY CHALLENGE 2014!

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Who is with me?!

 

The unofficial rules are as follows …

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  • Commit to a no-buy for a period of time that works for you.
  • Do not get swayed by cute promos.
  • No searching on 'Sephora Favorites'
  • No clicking on the 'Just Arrived' link.
  • Be supportive of all members.

 

No-Buy Commitment Members:

 

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  • eriles: On No-Buy (4/22 - 7/17th & 7/22 - 9/30) (Sun Celebration Bronzer & Clarins Lip Balm Crayon)
  • Joannimation: On No-Buy (August) (Bday Gift, Meteorites, Maison Martin Replica, D&G L'Imperatrice & Elizabeth & James Nirvana White, Sephora Sun Kit)
  • hackneyfl: On No-Buy (4/15 - 6/15 then off for 6/16 and then back on until fall sale)
  • Makeupinfinity: On No-Buy (Oct) (Bare necessities such as wipes, cleansers, sunscreen, Sun-Kit)
  • shadetertiary: On No-Buy (May 31st)
  • AlisG: On No-Buy (May 31st) (Replacements for necessary items & Nars Radiant tinted moisturizer with SPF 30)
  • almostyou: On No-Buy (5/1 - 8/31) (Necessities like cotton pads & sunscreen and break in Aug for Bday)
  • wendyomgwar: On No-Buy (5/31) (Except for the use of a GC from Clarins)
  • LariTheLoud: On No-Buy (5/31) (skincare essentials & preordered Jo Malone)
  • weeeeweeeeeee: On No-Buy (5/31) (necessities only)
  • levid:
  • IttyxBittyxMe: On No-Buy (5/31) (2 purchases a month < 50.00)
  • Zpsid91: On No-Buy (8/15)

 

Possible TSB list:

 

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***Would like to keep this to BNIB if possible (we haven't set a start date)

hackneyfl
eriles
shadetertiary
Joannimation
AlisG (canada - but we will make it work)
LariTheLoud
Zpsid91
IttyxBittyxMe

 

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AlisG

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I'm going to send my mom into Sephora to get me a sample of the Nars tinted moisturizer today.. Just so I don't end up walking out with other things that I don't need :smileyvery-happy: She agreed to help me! YAY!

Joannimation

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What a nice mom! And good for you for resisting temptation :smileyvery-happy:

AlisG

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I know!! Her reaction was "I hope they don't give me dirty looks." To which I said "They probably will.. but at least you're preventing me from buying extra pretty things, right?!" 

She's also a lot better about not putting up with crap service than I am. She's a traditional asian lady, if she doesn't need it no amount of awesome customer service in the world can make her buy it... Except my co-worker who works the Nars section sometimes and me.. I've gotten her into more skincare and makeup brands and he managed to sell her a lipstick even though she doesn't often wear it (even though it looks gorgeous on her). HAHA.

Joannimation

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LOL. So she's a minimalist? Prefers to avoid the fuss and stick to the basics? I think my mom's that way too (she lives a state away, so I'm not sure how she gets ready in the morning). I do remember her always buying stuff from Clinique and Lancome when I was too young to know about makeup, and she's offer me her GWP bags. I'd just leave them there because I didn't know how to use them. Now I'm so glad I have that travel size bi-facil eye makeup remover she gave me!!!

AlisG

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Now she is.. Getting her to buy a $26 Nars lipstick is a splurge for her. 

 

It's really funny because when I was growing up I used to try out all of her YSL and Shiseido lipsticks.. and her Christian Dior stuff. She had so many high end makeup brands (and I now have quite the collection of bags from her GWPs.. Some of them make good pencil cases.. Just sayin')

Joannimation

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Those sound like some awesome hand me downs :smileyvery-happy:

AlisG

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Haha they weren't really hand me downs so much as one day they would just go missing and 7-year-old me would have clown makeup on all of a sudden :smileyvery-happy:

chelsd

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Just checking in; I think I may have lasted about a week now.  Good job everyone!

AlisG

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Congratulations! One week down! 

Joannimation

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AlisG, you must be as busy at work as I am :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy:

AlisG

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Hah! Today is my day off and I just graduated from my program at school so.. I spend my time on here :smileytongue: I love being at work on those kinds of days though!

Joannimation

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Congratulations on your graduation!!

 

Yes, work + BT = no work at all, haha. It's great :smileyhappy:

AlisG

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Ah thank you! I'm going back to school in September for architectural engineering. Sounds like fun, right? :smileywink:
If you can get away with BT at work, then why not?! 

hackneyfl

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Will have to catch up later this evening looks like we been busy today.

Busy today at work - goodness! Why can't these people go away!!!

Joannimation

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Yeah! I'm thinking...people have to pay their credit card bills now and are feeling the aftermath of Chic Week :smileywink:

shadetertiary

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I clearly have a problem.  I was standing in Target yesterday going "who will know if I grab that bronzer?  no one."

But I walked away.  So that's something, at least.

hackneyfl

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Yes, good job!

YES, we will know! We have peeps ya know??!?! ;-)

Joannimation

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That's awesome! I do that too. "This isn't from Sephora, and we're not posting paper receipts..." But then the guilt gets to me.

 

Luckily, I've been able to use the empties challenge to redirect my focus. :smileyhappy:

shadetertiary

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I'm keeping my empties too now, it's so motivating! 

eriles

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I'm not a part of the empties challenge but before this no-buy started I was focusing on finishing what I have. I have made some good progress! 

 

I just returned some stuff to sephora today and resisted the urge to exchange! woohoo! The guy was actually super nice about the return too. 

Joannimation

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That's awesome :smileyvery-happy:

 

When they're nice about returns, it makes the whole experience/day a lot better!

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