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2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

 

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New Year,  New Thread, cheers to Year 10 of the  of the No/Low Buy Thread 🥂🥂

       

This thread was initially created by the amazing @lnum and this is how she described the purpose of this challenge: 

 

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.

 

Some 2016 insights from lnum:

 

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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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Other Challenges/Threads that May Help You/Your Spending Goals

 

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Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@PrettyPaint it was deliciousness. I ate the whole bag 😂

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I have those days too @jaaayp. You got this!

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Thank you @faeriegirl ❤️❤️❤️

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Maaaaann, I have such an urge to buy something.  There needs to be a name for this, like "haul withdrawal."

 

I (un)officially started my low buy a week (maybe a week and a half ago), because I realized that while the sale was over, the rush of buying stuff was still there and I needed to chill.  I caved on something, so I figured that's the swan song I needed.

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@danielledanielle  I’m sure haul withdrawal is a thing! I feel that too. Maybe once you get past the first week it will get better? 

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@ather, I think I'm on my third week, or fourth?  It's actually harder for me.  The first week, I still had stuff on the way, so that helped.

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@danielledanielle  Yay good for you!! I find when I make it a few weeks it’s easier for me. But also allowing a few small things is good too. 

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Stay strong!!!!!

 

Every time I see @danielledanielle on any thread, I keep thinking "I really want need to place a Dior order"

 

I came here to ramble about needing to place a Dior order and boop, here you are. Is it... a sign?

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I roam BIC like some type of apparition, so take it as you will @jaaayp 

 

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Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

A good, amazing apparition @danielledanielle 

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@danielledanielle love that term!!!

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Lol, gonna go update BIC Vernacular now @greeneyedgirl107 😂

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@danielledanielle good idea 💡 💡 💡 

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

my goal is to not buy too much of the same thing 

even if i did my makeup every day, there’s only so much i can use and i don’t need 7 different blushes 

im not going for minimal by any means but i don’t want to buy something if i don’t need it or if its just trending 

🩷💛

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@anaaii  You got this!! I catch my self buying x because everyone seems to be raving about it. I get it and it’s usually underwhelming! 

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@anaaii me too, I  am using what I have and only purchasing what I need.  ( this won't last long but since the sale I haven't purchased anything)

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

That is a great plan @anaaii !

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Every year I have failed miserably at a low/ no buy. This year I am going to try something different. I want to start with limiting myself to 1 beauty purchase a week and eventually get to 1 per month. Hopefully it will help with impulse buying if I have a limit. Right now I’m very well stocked on haircare, skincare, makeup, and body so I shouldn’t have to restock anything until the fall sale.

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@faeriegirl  Stay strong!! 💪 

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I'm with you in solidarity, @faeriegirl .  Like I wanna sample things, but have to remind myself I've done enough damage.

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Yes! Ive done way too much damage @danielledanielle. Hopefully the new plan works🤞🏻

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