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

Being able to recommit after a difficult time is a HUGE deal @cianni that takes a lot of will power to flip the switch. Brava! 

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

Thank you!! @ElleElleG Focusing back on my Pan Project has gotten me back on track ☺️

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

Congrats on sticking with your goal @cianni!!! I agree that it's easier to stick to a goal when you make it specific. Best of luck with keeping the beauty no buy going into July!!! 

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

Thank you!! @sephoraaddict918 2 days in so far so good πŸ˜‚

πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ @cianni on finishing your goal for the month.

πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ @cianni on finishing your goal for the month.

Re: πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ @cianni on finishing your goal for the month.

@IndyQT317 thank you!!! Who knew it would be so hard to resist πŸ˜‚ going a month without buying a lipstick or highlighter shouldn’t be this difficult hahahh

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

@cianni great going! Hang in there!

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

Thank you!! @makeitup305 πŸ’•

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

Final week of my no buy month and it was been better than I expected. I avoided any beauty news and social media channels that first week. I was too weak to even peek at the videos! The second week I looked at my favorite influencers and wasn't persuaded. Family vacation I announced I was on a no buy to family and of course some went into Sephora and I tagged along. It was like being in a candy store and having a toothache. Saw lots, but not interested. I almost bought a skincare item and was making excuses why I needed it then. In the end I put it back and went outside the store to wait on family. Last week and I do need a couple skincare essentials. Yet, I'll hold until July. That month will become my low buy month.

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

Nice job holding out until July @IndyQT317. Strong willed you are.

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

Awesome job @IndyQT317!

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

GREAT JOB @IndyQT317 !! It really does take getting out of the habit of buying, and it's such an easy habit to fall into. Good for you!

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 GWPπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ 

 

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 πŸ€—

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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