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2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

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Hello, hello! Welcome to Year 6 of the No/Low Buy Thread.  

        *Many thanks to all who have participated over the last few years.  While I don't

         post often I do read the notifications sent to my email and I cannot say it enough,

         You all are truly amazing!  Thank you for your dedication and support!!

 

For reference here's the purpose of this thread (from Thread Originator, @lnum๐Ÿ˜ž

 

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.

 

A note from lnum (2016):

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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!

 

Interested in past threads?  Check Here:

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Challenges to Help You Use Your Stash:

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@Samtian, that sounds like a terrible situation, I'm sorry. Good luck!

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@curlychiquita Thank you. 

RE: Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Welcome to the club (although Iโ€™m sorry about the work and lack of communication). Itโ€™s hard not to spend when you see so many amazing new releases. But try and keep your larger goals In mind (like trips). Good luck and we are here for you @Samtian

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@KehDee Thank you! Right now my goal is to pay off my super expensive government loan as I call it lol. 

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@Samtian oh my gosh!! You owe yourself money? Or your work didn't tell you something? Either way,, so sorry you are dealing with that stress!! 

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@lmaster Thank you. Unfortunately work didn't tell my brother and I they were paying us for the time we had to take off for covid testing. They told everyone else so we filed unemployment. Turns out they were paying us, so now we are in trouble with unemployment office.

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Ohhhhh noooooo!!! @Samtian I'm so sorry about the miscommunication!!!

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@lmaster Thank you, lol me too.

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@Samtian Welcome! Your goals sound very similar to mine from year 1, saving for a trip, reducing some debt, and focusing on being healthier. It is hard, but eventually you get to a point where itโ€™s easier and like second nature. You just have to power through the first 6 months of it being hard and then you start feeling better and have more savings towards your goals and other things so youโ€™ll be happier. 

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@lnum Thank you! I had the same goals for years and years haha I could never fall through with them. But hopefully I'll be able to continue on with a low/no buy and start saving once things get better. 

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@Samtian You can do it!!!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@lnum Thank you!

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@Samtian  I am totally here to support you! Iโ€™m going to try a low buy July so Iโ€™ll be here right beside you!

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@ather Good luck!!

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Today I finally got in to bath and body works uughhh just for wallflower refills 10 for $52 ๐Ÿคฆ well... I did save about 20$ because my online order with shipping was over $72 @lnum @ather and I refused to pay for shipping,,, luckily the store is 45 min away and I wont be needing anything else for awhile

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I feel you, @lmaster. I was stocked up on those prior to March, on my last ones now and I have a cart ready to go, I just don't want to pay for shipping. So I ordered a diffuser here instead. I'm kind of surprised they haven't run a free shipping promo.

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I know @eshoe I'm really surprised to not see a free shipping deal at all!!

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@lmaster Woohoo! I seriously want to email their CS and ask why the heck theyโ€™re not offering free shipping I think itโ€™s totally bizarre. Glad your sticking to your no-buy!

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@lnum it is very bizarre, let's see how soon they offer free shipping after I went to the store! ๐Ÿ™„

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@lmaster Oh my gosh of course that would happen!

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I have not seen it yet @lnum but that would be my luck ๐Ÿคฃ

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