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2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

updated 11/25/18*

Hey all!  Welcome to Year 5 of the No/Low Buy thread 😲. 

 

Since 2019 is LITERALLY around the corner so I figured it was time to get this thread started.  The 2018 thread can be located here: https://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confidential/2018-THE-NO-BUY-LOW-BUY-BUDGET-BUY-ACCOUNTABILI...

 

For reference here's 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.

 

The 2017 OP and link:

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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...

 

Challenges to Help You Use Your Stash:

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Thank you @elthom!

Thank you @elthom!

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

CONGRATULATIONS @IndyQT317!!!! The fact that you were able to walk into Sephora and walk out empty handed is quite the accomplishment. Best of luck in your July low buy!!! 

Thank you so much @sephoraaddict918!

Thank you so much @sephoraaddict918!

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I’m still doing better this month but I did make 3 purchases. I needed a replacement for my skII essence and Volition came out with a new one and it is much cheaper. Ipsy had a 12 pack of sheet masks for $12. These 2 I can justify but Ulta got me with GWP🤦‍♀️ 

 

2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Things have been going pretty well for me on this front. Most of my posting energy has moved to Instagram for a while, because the spam storms here a few months ago really bummed me out and I got out of the habit of posting here. But my yearly use-up goals are chugging along and I'm still only maybe 2/3 of the way to re-rouging... which is great, since I rouged three times last year. My no-buy is more of a low-buy right now, but I've only bought ten makeup/skincare items this year so that's still a win.

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I am doing much better this month. I have made it a whole week with no new purchases! Hopefully I can keep it up🤞 

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Yes girl! @faeriegirll One week at a time 🤗

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Thank you @cianni!

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I definitely need to join this thread and hold myself accountable. For the past 3 years, I have told myself that I would not re-rouge, but I keep failing. This year, I am on the path and determined not to hit it..

 

The end of May was bad...I am a sucker for the promos. I am currently tempted to make a purchase for the SAINT JANE luxury oil promo. I have heard that it compares to Vitner's Daughter and I have even purchased/returned Vintern's Daughter because the $175 price freaked me out! So....

 

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sephoraspend.JPGAnd, because I love excel...My spend to date

 

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Looove your spreadsheet!!! I use one for all of my disposable income spending but up until this year I haven’t spent enough on makeup and self-care to have a few categories for it. I’ll have to update it!

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Love this excel tracker!  I should do that. As for now I live on a river called de-Nile.

My bank account lives in full reality of the situation.  @JiMi2006 

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Lol de-nile river is long and powerful!

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Excel tracking is such a great tool, @JiMi2006!  Love that you’re doing that.

And good luck in resisting the promos - I’m such a sucker for those - it’s how I now have replacement products that I won’t be able to use until 9-12month later.  

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Love the Excel @JiMi2006! Best of luck and we are here to help.

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@JiMi2006  Dang!   That’s dedication there.  Hehe, it’s too late for me regarding any non-rereouging plans for this year.  I’ve rerouged four times over since January 😳. 

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I'm not about to count as I'm pretty sure it's over twice, if not 3 times already since January. @heartsmyface 

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

This is so organized! @JiMi2006. What falls under the “other” category? Does that includes clothes, shoes etc, or is it more for fragrance or other peripheral beauty items like tools?

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Thank you! LOL so far, other has been HUM supplements, a bath fizz, cotton balls..etc.

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Good luck @JiMi2006!

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Did you all see that Kimberly Clark is back after being gone for a year and instead of doing her normal what I’m not gonna buy videos she is going to do a five part series of how to stop shopping.  Don’t know how to embed a video so here’s a picture of it instead 3EA5D72D-A9B7-4A27-93AC-26896F91FAD5.jpeg

 

 

Re: 2019 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@PaletteAddict99 Ouhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!  Perfect timing!!!!  Thank you!!   😘

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