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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

@eshoe  It took a week. I stopped all products except FAB pure skin cleanser and FAB oat toner and the Kate Somerville moisturizer. I think my reaction was a mix of being sick and too much retinol. I’m so happy to have the Herbivore bakuchiol back, I haven’t had any issues since.

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

Oh that’s good it only took a week, @faeriegirl! I have the The INKEY List Oat Cleansing Balm 5 oz/ 150 mL I am wondering if that would help. I haven’t tried the reformulated Herbivore yet, but am encouraged to hear it is working for you!

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

@eshoe I am sorry you’re experiencing this as well. My partner went through something similar a few weeks ago on his forehead, he developed a new and sudden allergy to his shampoo. He stopped using it, used only Cetaphil on his face, and that solved the issue within a week. 

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

@lnum  That’s interesting I’ve developed some sort of bad itchy scalp. I thought it may have been caused by the extreme cold and dry but maybe it’s like @eshoe  said and stress. 

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

@ather That is how it started for him, dry, itchy, scalp and then it extended to his forehead. Maybe try switching your shampoo? You never know. 

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

@lnum  That’s. Great idea! I have a bunch of samples I may try one. I also have a scalp exfoliating shampoo I was thinking of trying!

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

It kind of just makes sense, @ather - especially when everything else leaves me at a loss for explaining it! Sorry about your scalp, that sounds very frustrating:( 

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

@eshoe  Makes sense! I think our bodies can do different things when under stress. It’s a good reminder to do more self care!

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

Wow that is bizarre, @lnum. I’ve been reading that stress can suddenly cause an immune response that manifests in allergies, I wonder if that has anything to do with it? Thank you for the tip about the Cetaphil:)

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

@eshoe Given the year we have all had I’m sure stress is the cause for all of our maladies, new and old. 

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

@eshoe I think that's a question @WinglessOne or @RGbrown could answer,,, I'm curious as well, sorry you've been experiencing this!!

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

Thanks, @lmaster - it is so frustrating, who knows, it could even be something in my water🤷🏻‍♀️

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

Day 18: I feel like there aren't many sales/deals, so it's been an easier week.  Trying to make it to the end of the month with no additional purchases even though I did split payments on the brush, kind of like "break glass in case of emergency." BUT, my overall budget would still be the same, I just have less to spend the next couple of months.  I guess this is my strategy.

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

@danielledanielle  Great job!! Why brush did you get?

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

@ather  the Beautylish x Chikuhodo LNY brush

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

@danielledanielle I bought the brush too,, 🤦🤷 but..I have a budget now that I seen how much I spent last year,,, not near as much as others im sure, however,, I think I'm going to make my purchases during sales for sure! The lunar year items are awesome too collect, until I get through some of my already purchased makeup,,,I have to stay strong and not get FOMO 🙄

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

@lmaster  I don’t know how to check how much I spent and I don’t want to know!! I just know it was way too much lol 😂 stay strong I’m here for you!!

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

@ather one day, through the browser not the app, I went to my profile, there's a tab that says orders, I went all the way back to January 2020 and did screenshots of all my orders, then added it up 🤯 I'm staying strong, I have a budget now for the year and I'm going to try my hardest to stay within that budget. My loves list is growing out of control 😂

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

@lmaster  Ahhhh note to self don’t check that section!!! I’ve got so much stuff I think I’ll be good until 2050 lol 😂 

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

@ather same!! It's taking everything in me to not order the new charlotte tilbury lip balm thingies 😩 I have to keep reminding myself,,,,I have many others I can use until a sale!!

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

@lmaster , you and me both.  Day by day!

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