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2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

*updated 5/1/18*

Hey all!  For the last few years the lovely @lnum has hosted this thread to help us stay motivated on our no-buys and low-buys. In an effort to keep her work alive, here is the 2018 edition.

 

The purpose of this thread (from lnum):

 

This thread is a support system for all of us who are trying to maintain a budget and keep our beauty spending limited. Post here when you have a weak moment, post here to hold yourself accountable, post here when you just need someone to talk to, post here when you have advice for all of us, and post here when you make mistakes but also make gains! Many of us post here to keep track of our monthly purchases. Anything you need to say, we are all here for each other. There's no judgement here.

 

 

Feel free to share your goals, items that tempt you, missteps (we don't believe in failures), and any successes.  Above all else, encourage and support one another.

 

Here's the OP from 2017 as well as the link for those interested: 

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lnum wrote:

Welcome to Year 3!

 

My motto for this thread is that I strongly believe, even on a budget, you can have the things you want that make you happy without feeling like you're limiting yourself. 

 

This thread is a support system for all of us who are trying to maintain a budget and keep our beauty spending limited. Post here when you have a weak moment, post here to hold yourself accountable, post here when you just need someone to talk to, post here when you have advice for all of us, and post here when you make mistakes but also make gains! Many of us post here to keep track of our monthly purchases. Anything you need to say, we are all here for each other. There's no judgement here.

 

I am so excited to spend another year with you all. If it wasn't for the first two years of this thread, I would never have been able to cut down my beauty spending. My goal for this year is to maintain low spending on beauty, and cut down my clothing purchases. I will be funneling that money into traveling, which is what I have done in the past and it's a great goal that truly motivates me. 

 

I'm still so proud of everyone for making it through 2015 and 2016, limiting ourselves in the beauty product area in order to improve our lives in other areas. We all did great and here's to another year of learning and saving!

Here is a link to the 2015 thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB-ROUGE/2015-The-No-Buy-Low-Buy-Budget-Buy-Accountability-and-Supp...

 

2016 thread: 

http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/2016-The-NO-BUY-LOW-BUY-BUDGET-BUY-ACCOUNTABILITY-AND-SUPPORT/td...

 2017 thread: https://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/2017-THE-NO-BUY-LOW-BUY-BUDGET-BUY-ACCOUNTABILITY-AND-SUPPORT/m...

 

Interested in Some Challeges to Help You Use Your Stash?  Check Out These Threads:

 

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Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

This looks great @makeitup305 !!  I'm drawing a blank on the name at the moment but there's someone on YouTube who frequently rearranges her singles to mimic new releases to prevent her from making another purchase.  Thanks for sharing yours!

RE: Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

This is genius! I want to start investing in individual shadows. I love this idea

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

this is such a great idea!!!!

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Brilliant idea!  These are so beautiful - You should design makeup palettes for a living, @makeitup305!😍😍😍

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@Tamara76 I think I can't take the credit for these, most of them are attempted dupes for palettes I wanted. Did you see the palette designs that Temptalia did on her site? They were so cool.

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

No!  I’ll have to see if I can find them on her site - I can’t keep up - lol!🤣   Thanks for the heads up!  @makeitup305💗

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@Tamara76 I found her post on IG. She goes into the color stories in her blog though. Idk how someone hasn't collabed with her yet. She’s one of the people I think is most qualified to design and create a palette.5A93C7BC-0C20-466C-862B-E1028446BCE7.jpegEF537B71-A0C5-47C5-AA22-BC38F77FDC3F.jpeg1E97E70B-9E8A-4EE3-B556-A9253EB0C0D9.jpeg2ECD87BB-13F8-436F-9C8F-F9BDD3008269.jpegFB24F6EB-57E3-46F1-BCCD-A9CB61E45E95.jpeg

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Love them!  If only I could get the In the Woods one...

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

OMG!   Amaranthine!!!  She seriously does need a collab because I need that palette in my life!  Thank you so much for the follow up, @makeitup305!!!   xoxoxoxo

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Your palettes are a work of art, @makeitup305!  I'm glad they keep you organized and from spending!

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@makeitup305 Wow this is terrific! Have your singles turned out to be mostly a few brands? Or did you end up depotting things too?

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

It's mostly Makeup Geek and Colourpop. I've also got some Inglot and Sugarpill but the only depotted shadows are from Juvia's place (Nubian 2 and Masquerade). 

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

This is a stroke of brilliance, how fun.

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@howconnie thanks! Honestly I couldn't believe how similar the "palettes” came out looking. Temptalia came in clutch for this project!

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I went in to Sephora yesterday and was great about avoiding impulse purchases. I exchanged a product where I had ordered the wrong one, replaced an item that ran out and thats it!! I really wanted to pick up the Neogen exfoliating pads but stepped away and bought nothing else 🙌🏼. Though I have bought a bunch of stuff while on holiday, its all been pre-planned so its going great so far. Thanks for this thread @ElleElleG!

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Nice job @Aaliaa; and no problem, I am glad it's helping!

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Plot twist! Manufacturing defects in both my DDG vaults that were supposed to last me until June at the earliest. Returned them yesterday... refunded one to my CC, but took the other in gift card so now I have $200 burning a hole in my pocket.


I have enough skincare/AHA stash to tide me over while I decide what to replace them with, but I do think I'm going to spring for a full size of my new HG Volition mask.

 

Edit: my bar got smaller. Feels like having a good night at the casino 🃏

 

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oooooo can I help you spend your mooooooolah? @fieldsofcl...

oooooo can I help you spend your mooooooolah? @fieldsofclover I think you realllllly want to try those darn pore strips everyone keeps posting about, pores no more? I cant recall the name because they dont want my Canadian money honey 😂

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@GG84Haha I kid you not, they're in the aisle of doom now at "my" store so I almost bought a box.

 

But I didn't (yet)! I'm trying to be an adult.

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Way to go

Re: 2018 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@fieldsofclover do you mind me asking what kind of defect you had with the DDG? My mom uses alot of his products, and didn't know if there was a recall or anything. Just want to make sure she's safe Smiley Happy.

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