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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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ooh a one buy sounds really interesting especially if you have no cost limit for that one item!  curious to know what you end up deciding, i hope you'll let us know when you get that special item! Smiley Very Happy

 

I'm going to sift through my wishlist and see whether the stuff I want to buy can wait until the VIB sale later this year!  but with the news of 3x points for VIBs that week in August I'm not sure I'll be able to wait that long!

 

 

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You have to let us know how you like the UD lipstick when you pick it up! I'm on a no lipstick/gloss buy till January. The only exception is the Dior Jelly Lip Pen which is limited edition and I'll have to track it down Smiley Happy

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Will do! From pictures I've had my eye on Venom and Anarchy...have to see them in person though Smiley Happy

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Maybe I'll do a glossout 2013 as well, I seriously don't need anymore lip products!!! 

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Glosses go bad so quickly too! As soon as I detect a change in smell, I toss it out.

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Okay I'm doing it! No more lipstick/lipgloss/ lip whatever!! Other then lip balm of course... I should be good on that too though... Glossout 2013 initiate! 

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I broke down twice... but I'm definitely going to limit my purchases from now on, I really wanted to be Rouge and now that I am I know that for next year (to continue being a Rouge) I have the entire year and won't feel rushed into spending the thousand on beauty products, so I think that's what I'll do is limit my bath/body/beauty/hair/skin product purchases to a thousand... try being the key word.

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Hooray on Rouging it!! Smiley Happy

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And now I can be reimbursed for flash shipping so that kind of cancels out some of the damage I did... right right??? lol

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I thought it was really nice for Sephora to allow that option! One more reason to shop Sephora over Ulta Smiley Happy

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Oh my goodness. I have been on a self imposed no buy July and I never realized there is a support group!! WHAT? I do it twice a year, in January (after the holidays so I feel like I am well stocked up enough that it doesn't quite matter) and in July (after the release of the summer collections and before the fall collections are released).

 

However, in January, I "cheat". I get gift cards or money from Santa, that money is okay for me to spend in January for all of the post Christmas sales! But in July it is hard as well. Not that hard because it's my birthday and what I can't buy, I ask for it. Lol.

 

But with the release of the Ariel Collection... I am so sad! It came out after my birthday and of course it was snatched up so quickly!!! It needs to still be there in August when I am done with my no buy!!!

 

Now it seems like my now buy has been extended a bit longer because there is no point in starting it August 1 when I can wait a bit longer to get 4 times points. Please help... I may die... Lol!

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The Ariel collection is going in stores in August Smiley Happy I'm hoping to get the mirror! And I'm thinking that rather of doing a permanent no buy I will just watch my spending more carefully I think that now that I'm Rouge and have free shipping I won't be as likely to try and stuff my orders for free $50 shipping! 

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That's one of my big problems too; I'd see something I want and instead of waiting for something else I need, I'd just "top off" my basket for the free shipping.  I'm always paranoid that the original thing I wanted will sell out.

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Ahh yes I've gotten a many crappy things that way! so glad that free shipping will discourage that bad habit!

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I'm thinking Rouges should get free 2nd day shipping if we spend over $50 Smiley Wink

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Not to mention Marc Jacobs collection hitting the stores in August Smiley Wink

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I agree, 4x points definitely will help me wait a bit longer.  I've broken down a couple of times this month, mostly for Ariel which I planned to do.  But it's better than I had been recently, anyway.

 

And yesterday I had a fun trip to Sephora and didn't spend a penny.  Well, I did get new perfume, but that was with a scent certificate from a set I'd already bought, and it would really be a shame for that to go to waste because I waited so long that things weren't carried, right?  But other than using my certificate I picked up some samples and didn't buy anything else.

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Way to go! When I went to Sephoa I almost did it I was so close! But then I spotted the Caudalie set that has been discontinued and I couldn't wait I had to have I didn't want my Sephora to run out! $32 well spent! And I just spent $13 on a supergood spf for body to reach rouge

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I never paid attention to Caudalie fragrances until one of the employees showed me! I might need it in my life lol

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They have fragrances o.o

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I have the supergoop -- except I got the SPF 30 in a larger spray at Ulta, but this was on my list.  It's the only sunscreen I've found that I can wear on my legs because I react badly to Oxybenzone.  I have a good stock of the cream but I was thrilled to find a spray.  I know some people would think me nuts that this is where I would splurge, but a good sunscreen makes or breaks a vacation, so I'm a happy camper on that purchase.  (Which was last month; I have been pretty good this month, but I'd have broken down for that.)

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If I have cream spf products I don't put them on, unless its for my face. And I literally burn even if i DO put on sunscreen so I definitely needed a great one!

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Which perfume did you end up getting? I'm definitely compiling a list of things to get during 4x points days.

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I got Versace Yellow Diamond.  I had the certificate from the 4 fragrance set from last year.  (I got it when it was discounted and then on sale on top of that, and I think it was $40 to start, so it was a good deal!)  I was debating between Yellow Diamond and Michael Kors. 

 

I have been so bad about acquiring perfumes recently.  I love the perfumes that were in the latest Sephora set with the mini bottles.  I'd already gotten Florabotanica earlier in the year, and was going to get La Vie est Belle with the certificate.  Then I made the mistake of walking into SiJCP and finding the 2.5 oz set with mini and lotion marked down from ~$110 to ~$60, and the perfume itself is $98!  So I decided I had to take it home.  (Plus, it was 3x points when purchasing fragrance, sigh.)

 

So then I was thinking of Coach Love and that I would get it, because I liked it too.  (I just LOVED La Vie est Belle.)  And again I went into SiJCP last month and saw the set with the large bottle for $40!

 

So now I'm still not sure what I'm going to get out of that set.  I won't even say no to another bottle of something I bought, I like them both that much.

 

This is why I am working really hard on the no buy thing this month!

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I got the exact same set as you (with the nail polish too right?) I ended up getting the Gucci Guilty, which I've learned is too heavy for the warm weather months but will be put to good use come fall/winter Smiley Happy I love it when companies come out with gift sets!

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