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No Buy July!

Having gone through my makeup collection extensively the past week, I've decided to go on a 'No Buy July' challenge (which includes not buying necessities such as makeup remover and brush cleansers, since I have loads of deluxe samples to go through.) As an avid supporter of both Sephora stores and Sephora.com, this might be difficult, but I'm still determined Smiley Happy.

 

My goal is to make it through the entire month of July without any purchases, and if possible, until my birthday in August.

 

If any of you beautyholics are also planning on a No Buy July, please comment below (and help each other through the next month-ish! Smiley Very Happy)

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yay, one more day without purchasing anything! 

 

it feels easy for me until all of a sudden IT DOESN'T....and those are the evil impulse buy urges that I have so much trouble squashing down!

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Someone should start a thread on all of the upcoming fall collections! lol

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No!!!! that would just kill me lol

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Yay ladies!  Keep up the good work!

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good for you! i know how hard it is! lol i just keep asking myself do I REALLY need another eye shadow? ..the truth is noooo i really really dont! lol

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Eyeshadow (esp in palette form) is my weakness! I'm pretty sure I can cover myself from head to toe with my current collection for the next ten years, but that's still not stopping me from lusting over this fall collection's palettes LOL.

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me too!  a while back someone made a new thread about how "which eye palettes do you have" so I started listing mine out....and listing....and listing.....it was sort of awful to realize how much eyeshadow I have lying around and i feel majorly guilty since I know most of it will never be used up!

 

@poshified -- LOL what an awesome idea!  I should try some eyeshadow body art, that should let me hit pan pretty quickly!

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Hahaha, right?! Maybe that way, I'll actually put some of my Urban Decay palettes to good use, as opposed to just displaying them on my vanity. One of the makeup artists at Sephora was like 'You know, you could mix colors in a palette so you don't have to continuously buy different ones.' I don't know about you, but one of my biggest pet peeves is when I see color contamination in my palettes!

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YESS!!! I constantly clean around the edges of shadows because I'm paranoid that they'll cross over, its especially bad when a glitter and matte are side by side, why why would they do that?

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Haha are you talking about the Naked palette with Sidecar??

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I just don't understand why you would stick a glitter right smack dab in the middle of two mattes!!! Also I have a laura mercier palette that does it, even worse its purple next to a cream color... just why?

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Ugh, that's just as bad as having black eyeshadows in the same palette as lip products!

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I can't even deal with lip palettes, who seriously carries around a lip brush? The only lip palette that I have and actually use is the Bobbi Brown 15th anniversary one I think, it comes with the lip brush in it already and its pretty compact, but I'd rather just carry around a lipstick honestly.

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Are you one of those people who have countless lipsticks and lipglosses in your purse/bag? I can honestly say I'm guilty of that! lol

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By countless... hahaha I'm actually not too bad, that mainly because I switch out my purses frequently so I take out all my lip products and just carry around the lipstick of the day which changes every day because I can't be bothered to take it out of my purse to put it on the next day haha. Right now I have 3 in my smaller purse, and 5 in my larger purse... is it sad that I know exactly how many I have in each without checking? lol

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I've lasted this far which is incredible for me Smiley Happy I've made it 10 days without buying anything at sephora or ulta. I can't deny I'm bit proud of myself plus the dearth of good vib offers helps lol. 

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I agree! Now when they start rolling out VIB Rouge perks, it might be a different story lol

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I couldn't do this when the holiday sets start rolling out, that would just be a day by day lie, seriously they have the best promo codes during the holidays too! They're just out to get me!

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Tarte has some of the best holiday sets! Smiley Happy

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Yes!! One year I literally bought all of their gifts sets other then one... that was a bad year, well not for all my gifts that I wrapped myself! Just for my bank account lol.

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One more day down!  We're a third of the way through July!

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This year is going by waaaaaaaaaay too quickly. It needs to slow down a bit. One good thing about this no buy business is that it's making me re-evaluate and cross off things I thought I'd be buying in August, including that Dior palette, haha.

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woooo, that sounds like good progress!

 

i'm struggling with that today though (probably due to work stress)....i just added 5 new things to my wishlist tonight!  and two of them are eyeshadow palettes!  but then I remembered about the VIB sale in Nov and immediately felt better about not needing to purchase anything NOW Smiley Happy

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Thats what I keep telling myself haha, just wait till the 20% off you can do it! I have to give myself pep talks Smiley Tongue.

On another note I wish that Sephora would let us see other peoples wishlist, that would be so much fun!

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Haha don't forget the employees' friends and family in Sept/Oct too! What palettes are on your wishlist, out of curiosity?

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