Sephora

Stores & Services
Find a Sephora

Happening at Sephora

View all

Services

From makeovers to personalized skincare consultations

Free Classes

Get inspired, play with products & learn new skills

cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Post in Beauty Confidential
|

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):

Spoiler

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:

Spoiler

Challenges to Help You Use Your Stash:

 

Spoiler
* Coming Soon *

 

 

 

Tags:

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

After spending thirteen hours between my makeup corner and creating a makeup corner for a friend (while tackling the rest of our depression caves), I'm thinking about what guidelines to use for a makeup no-buy or low-buy.  That being said, I've been doing really good at purging my collection.

I got rid of my spinning lipstick organizer and back to mac'd everything that smelled even a little off.  I still have empties on my account, when normally I'd grab everything.  I've gotten rid of several palettes and I'm trying to prepare myself to get rid of more, that are expired.  I've thrown all of my Jeffree Star in the bottom of my train case, it's not expired yet so I don't want to throw it out but I also don't want to look at it and remember how much I've supported him.  

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

With everything that I purchased from the sale,, guess what,,,I still have not re-rouged yet for 2022!!! I'm doing way better than last year 🙌

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

Great work, @lmaster 👍🏼😄!!! And amazing, too!!

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

Thank you!! @eshoe  you've done fabulous sweet friend

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

I still haven’t re-rouged too @lmaster. Last year it was early April🙌🏻

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

@faeriegirl I'm really trying to be conscious of what I'm buying, I realized, buying excess serums and skincare isn't a great idea because it does take time to get through one bottle, just buy when you are getting low, not just because a new product is released 🤣

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

@lmaster Wow......so good to hear.  I already re Rouged 😔

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

@SportyGirly125 hey, some products,, are worth purchasing 😉 

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

@lmaster  I rouged just on the sale. That’s not including what I spent before it 🙈

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

@ather you did get some big ticket items though, and might I add,, well deserved!!

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

I've been doing really good over all on my low buy. Just did a smallish order for my birthday month, and beyond that a few sheet masks here and there. 

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

Great job, @Samtian! And happy birthday month to you, too🥳🎂🎈

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

@Samtian  Great job. 

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

I’ve been doing pretty well with my low buy. I got some gift cards for Christmas and I found one in my wallet (yay!) so that has paid for a lot. I did spend $76 on an order of refill products and I just spent $40 more buying hair texturizing product and dry shampoo but I was out of both so they weren’t impulse purchases. My financial situation has improved dramatically this year so I don’t feel as bad about spending to refill my product. 

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

Wow, sounds like things are looking good for you, @KehDee - congratulations!!!

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

Congrats @KehDee on the improved financial situation!

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

@KehDee  Yay that’s so awesome to hear!!!

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

I fell off the no buy low buy goal bandwagon that i was trying to climb aboard  big time. I blame it on the fact I can work transitional duty now part time at work and I feel like now that i can work (partially) that i can shop (partially). I'm hoping to do better next month. 

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

@WhereYouStand , that's okay.

 

If you're doing a lot of impulse buying, one of the suggestions from here is unsubscribing from marketing emails.

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

@WhereYouStand  You’ve got this. I fell off hard but I plan to stick to my no buy till the next sale!! 

409 Replies
Conversation Stats
Photos13
  • ny-132
  • 2021 Goals.PNG
  • E1C3EE20-4280-4775-92F1-4D5C07D9DFA5.gif
  • IMG_20210103_174920_013[1].jpg
  • giphy
  • tenor (29).gif
  • tenor (16).gif
  • D5DE791F-B1CA-49FC-9B84-E48C95CCD242.gif
  • 57D977F1-5D5A-4198-87B9-2EEFA8C2EE4D.jpeg
  • ED546ADE-0788-42C5-976A-60456177E468.jpeg
  • 4486C198-D466-472B-90EF-D0C1C0ECDFC7.gif
  • DE6A17DA-AA78-4651-A5AE-BACF1E1B1B45.jpeg
  • EAE61D58-2FB4-4DE6-AEC6-197BBCC0E3EA.gif