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2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

 

ny-132

 
 

Hello, hello! Welcome to Year 7 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, @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.

 

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:

 

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* Coming Soon *

 

 

 

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Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Thanks @eshoe ! Lol, I think its great you are breaking out of your comfort zone to try new lip colors. I will be taking a lil' break from the threads to avoid temptations but everyone here has motivated me by posting their goals.

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Thank you for the heads up, @LuxFlora - that is a great strategy. I unsubscribed from quite a few emails Jan. 1st and it is so true; out of sight, out of mind👍🏼

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I'm not the sort of gal who benefits from spreadsheets.  I make lists but I never go back to them. 

I will however unlock my phone, usually to look at a quick review when I'm trying to justify an impulse purchase.  IMG_20210103_174920_013[1].jpg

 

The essential products, the category I really don't need much more than one each

  • Medium-full glowy foundation, matte full coverage foundation
  • Concealer
  • Transparent, loose setting powder
  • Fine brow pencil
  • Cream Bronzer, powder bronzer
  • Mascara
  • Cleansing balm, cleanser
  • Vitamin C serum

There are things I'm more likely to give myself a pass on, just knowing what my makeup preferences are

  • Blush, within reason
  • Lip products
  • Haircare products (I'm a minimalist, so I won't get carried away)
  • Eyeshadow

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Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@Nickelliebear1 that's an awesome way to check yourself before buying!

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I'm also not a spreadsheet gal @Nickelliebear1, stick with what works for you! 

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@Nickelliebear1 this is great!! I've been able to somewhat use this in my mind here lately....

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

What a great reminder, @Nickelliebear1. Makes me want to create one of those quizzes where each question has a yes/no and takes you down a different path. Great way to motivate yourself!

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

That image, it's like a little beauty algorithm, 😂 @Nickelliebear1 

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I LOVE this, @danielledanielle! 😂

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Here starts by inventory low/replacement/no buy! I've got some other categories (haircare, masks, body care) to tally but let's start with skincare. I'm excited to purchase some moisturizers and know I will use them.

 

Table reads as "full / mini / sample" counts

 

Category        2021 Start Goal    Buy Type             Notes

Gentle Cleanser3 / 0 / 02-3/ 0 / 0Replacement 
Foaming Cleanser2 / 1 / 01 / 0 / 0NoI'd like to have 0, foaming cleansers just don't tend to work for my skin (too much) but I doubt I will go through it all
Daily Sunscreen - Face2 / 1 / 02-3 / 0 / 0Replacement 
Daily Sunscreen - Body3 / 0 / 02 / 0 / 0Replacement 
Eye2 / 1 / 02 / 0 / 0ReplacementOne morning, one night, if I am close to the end and have a backup, I wouldn't be upset about that
Eye Remover1 / 1 / 01 / 1 / 0NoI'd like to only have 1 but at the rate I'm using eye remover, I doubt I'll empty any
Lip Care - Lip Masks1 / 2  / 01 / 1 / 0NoI'm confident I can get through one of the Laneige minis and hopefully will finish the full but then can get some other lip mask to replace it
Lip Care - Lip Scrubs4 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0NoThis might happen with a declutter, we'll see
Mist2 / 1 / 02 / 0 / 0ReplacementOne and one backup seems okay, it isn't necessary but does make me feel fancy and makes serums apply smoothly
Moisturizer/Face Cream3 / 0 / 13 / 0 / 0Low/ReplacementOne morning, one night, one backup, if I have more I'll let it slide only because I know I will use it
Peel/Exfoliator3 / 1 / 11 / 0 / 0NoI'd like to add this as a habit like I did with a weekly pore mask; definitely need to finish the Holika Holika egg; counting the Glamglow toner from gratis here to hopefully use
Remover - Cleasing Oil4 / 0 / 02 / 0 / 0No 
Remover - Wipes1 / 2 / 6?0 / 2 / 0NoGot some single use wipes for Christmas 2019, good for a sports tournament to get off tinted spf after a long day, maybe I'll get to do sports again soon, would like to use the full pack that I have open and keep the minis for future travel though in general I'm staying away from wipes and using cleansing oils or micellar water with reusable cotton rounds
Serum/Essence5 / 7 / 103 / 0 / 0Very LowHopefully going to tackle some samples and minis this year and learn what I like (excluding knowing an HA or snail serum is a staple)
Soothing (aloe)2 / 0 / 11 / 0 / 0NoAgain, hope to get back to activities and use some aloe post sun
Toner0 / 0 / 01-2 / 0 / 0LowI'm counting the Glamglow toner in the exfoliator/peel category, would like to look into hydrating toners

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@ShortErica I also have a spreadsheet for makeup and skincare. I like the style of your spreadsheet. I think I might add minis and samples to mine. I will eventually add the "buy type" column to mine. Right now, I don't need to buy anything and won't for a long time.

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Thanks @hersheykisseslv! I'm trying to stay organized and motivated. Some product categories I love can get out of hand really quickly and I don't want things to go to waste.

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Oh my gosh you’re so organized!  Here’s hoping you get closer to your goals as the year progresses.  @ShortErica 

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Thank you @heartsmyface! I think getting through most of my samples will then help motivate me to use others as they come in vs. hoarding them.

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@ShortErica - I love your spreadsheet! Last year, I’d written down per category all the items I had and that helped me some but because it was in a notebook and covered many pages, somewhat hard to use. I love the idea of simplifying to Full/Deluxe/Samples and tracking them that way. Here’s to a better 2021 lower-buy for me. Although I’d VIPed again by ~October, I’d done well not to purchase some Sephora sale items (that extra 20% off was so tempting!) but then today went and stocked up on cleansers (have enough now for all of 2021) to get an Ulta GWP. 

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Oh yeah, I can see how a notebook would be harder to use @newcarlee. I'm sure you'll do great this year. This group is great about discussing the pros and cons of purchases you may want to make so definitely post and everyone will hold you accountable while also understanding sometimes you gotta treat yourself.

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I love how organized you are @ShortErica!

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Thanks @faeriegirl!

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Took a pic of the table in Excel since the table formatted oddly on BIC

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Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@ShortErica  This is such a great idea!!

Re: 2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Thanks @ather!

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