Your Basket is Empty
Sign in to see items you may have added previously.
See samples, rewards and promotions in .

Item Added to Basket

Free Shipping!

You're only $50.00 away from Free Shipping.

Post in Beauty Confidential

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)

Re: No Buy July!

For some reason, I can usually only get one application from foil packets before the product hardens or changes texture and/or color by the next day.

Re: No Buy July!

@poshified- do you have any leftover little sample containers from Sephora? (they usually stick foundation or liquid-y samples in them). I cut open and squeeze my little sample packettes in those containers, which keeps the air from getting in and lets me get a couple uses out of them Smiley Happy

Re: No Buy July!

Oooh thanks for the tip! I'll have to start saving the sample containers Smiley Happy

Re: No Buy July!

I have yet to hit pan on a blush. Cross my fingers that the first blush I hit on is NOT a limited edition one haha!

Re: No Buy July!

That's awesome!

 

I already threw my stuff out, so no pictures, but I just finished my tube of Kate Somerville ExfoliKate enzyme peel! Happy about it b/c I have two other peels I've been waiting to try, but saddened b/c I loved ExfoliKate and I want to get another one!! I also finished a mini bottle of my Jennifer Aniston perfume -- but I have 2 more minis, + a full size bottle. Smiley Wink 

 

I need to get cracking on some of my makeup though. Somehow, that takes longest to finish!

 

 

Re: No Buy July!

Color makeup is impossible to use. I FINALLY hit pan on my transition color after using it daily the past 7 months! Smiley Happy

Re: No Buy July!

Wow!  That is an accomplishment for sure!  If you think about how much real estate you are covering with the color its no wonder it takes for-ev-er to go though. I have yet to hit pan on any color.

Re: No Buy July!

Great job!  You are so good! If I have different brands of the same type of product I tend to open them all and try a little of this and a little of that.  Hence why I could last the entire month of July (and probably August and September) without making another beauty purchase.  

Re: No Buy July!

I'm like you -- I branch out in too many directions when it comes to trying new products! lol

Re: No Buy July!

Yay for finishing products! I've got a pile of things I've used up -- will post it soon Smiley Happy

Highlighted

Re: No Buy July!

Tube of Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in Shade 23: FINISHED! Been working on that bad boy the past year or so.

 

Dior Diorshow Brow Styler: DONE. I'm kinda bummed about finishing it, since it was so pricey. You can bet on my keeping the spoolie! Smiley Happy

 

Another day of no purchasing DOWN!

Re: No Buy July!

Yup, July 17 -- no beauty purchases today, either!  Smiley Happy

 

Has anyone else noticed they're eating more junk food during this no-buy? Smiley Sad

Re: No Buy July!

I have! Hence, my spending more time at the gym haha. At least it's keeping me away from the Sephora and Ulta stores Smiley Very Happy

Re: No Buy July!

Hahaha.. I hate to admit it but...YES!  I better get some grapes and cuties pronto!

Re: No Buy July!

Had a totally insane and stressful day at work, and stopped by the mall on the the way home just to walk around and decompress. Went to Sephora and got a sample of Glamglow to try and didn't buy a thing :-) Only probably now is that I'm so insanely tired I don't know if I feel like trying the mask out tonight or waiting for another day.

Re: No Buy July!

wow that takes a lot of self control to actually be IN sephora and not buy anything after a really stressful day!  good onnya mate!  Smiley Very Happy

Re: No Buy July!

I know, seriously, good job! I've been meaning to go to Sephora to get some samples of post-acne scars fading treatments, but I'm afraid I'll be tempted to buy something!

Re: No Buy July!

I've heard mixed reviews on GlamGlow, so you'll have to tell us how it is! One of the makeup artists at my store broke out from it.

Re: No Buy July!

Yay!  Stressful day, went into Sephora, and you still kept to the no buy.  That is definitely a triumph in my book!

Re: No Buy July!

Ok I don't know about you guys but I'm having a SERIOUS itch to buy makeup, so I figured I'd channel it into listing out my empties so far:

- Almay Oil-free Eye Make-up Remover Wipes
        These worked but I probably won't repurchase. They do great on everything except waterproof mascara.
- Benefit BadGal Lash Mascara Mini
        Wasn't bad but I like others better.
- Bath & Body Works Pure Paradise Mini Body Lotion
- Aveeno Calming Make-Up Wipes 
         I HATED these. Could not finish them fast enough. (If you guys have good recommendations for wipes, let me know!!!)
- Skintimate Lotion Shave Cream
- Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Gel Sample
         Felt really good on my skin but I didn't notice that it "de-puffed" like it claimed.
- Juice Beauty Age Defy Samples: Cleanser, Serum, and Lotion
         My skin reacted so badly to these Smiley Sad had to throw them out, didn't even finish the samples.
- Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser Sample 

         This was ok but won't purchase.
- Vera Wang Princess perfume

         My absolute favorite perfume. Have gone through like 3 bottles so far.
- EOS lip balm in honeysuckle honeydew

Whew! I've gone through a lot in the past couple weeks. There weren't too many makeup products finished though. Working on it!

What have you guys been doing when you get the urge to shop?

Re: No Buy July!

I watch hauls on Youtube if I ever feel the urge to shop these past few weeks. It's like I'm living vicariously through the Youtubers. That, and redirecting my purchases on other items, such as a nice clutch Smiley Happy

 

I really like the YesTo Cucumbers Facial wipes! I recently branched out to Pond's and am loving them as well! The Josie Maran and Soap & Glory wipes are nice too but I just can't justify their prices, haha.

 

I'm currently trying to use up the Bliss Triple Oxygen Eye Gel sample, and I feel the same way as you. It's a good, quick pick me up, but I haven't noticed a difference.

 

Seeing the bag of empties has definitely been a rewarding feeling, oddly enough!

Re: No Buy July!

Thanks for the recommendation Smiley Happy I actually have tried the Say Yes to Cucumbers wipes (I wrote an explanation on the comment above why they didn't exactly work for me). But I'll look into the Ponds ones!

Re: No Buy July!

That's a lot of empties!  Great! I have to second the Say Yes To Cucumbers facial wipes.  They are great for sensitive skin.

 

Poshified and I are on the same wave length because I also am watching youtube hauls...and empties...and tutorials...anything and everything makeup and skin care related.

Re: No Buy July!

Great minds think alike! Smiley Happy

Re: No Buy July!

I am doing the same with youtube videos and they worked great for awhile and now I just want the products they are raving about!

And thanks for the recommendation Smiley Happy but I've actually tried the Say Yes to Cucumbers facial wipes. Maybe my skin is weird/super sensitive but they actually stung my skin. I used them all up but not sure if I would repurchase them.

3 Replies
Conversation Stats
Photos22
  • swfupload_5566342746321271984.jpg
  • squirrel.jpeg
  • lalalalala.jpeg
  • swfupload_3740293265458070666.jpg
  • mk.jpg
  • swfupload_6824160527587999697.jpg
  • image.jpg
  • image.jpg
  • swfupload_1900226119387802016.jpg
  • swfupload_1754640557077547219.jpg
  • swfupload_1193465785254670911.jpg
  • swfupload_7653792189821809088.jpg
  • swfupload_5020294869698140051.jpg
  • swfupload_6618776390961838199.jpg
  • swfupload_7287457644702978860.jpg