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July No Buy Alumni!

Hey all my No Buy BBFFs!  Or is that NBBBFFs? LOL!  Just curious now that it's August, how are you all doing?  I know some of us are waiting for the Aug 12-18 points event, and others plan to continue the no buy, and some will be going on insane shopping sprees.  What's everyone up to?

 

For myself, I already pulled the trigger on some LORAC clearance items that I just couldn't resist.  The mint edition set that came out at Ulta this spring and that I forced myself NOT to purchase back then showed up for only $17 on the LORAC site!  Then to go the whole hog I also picked up the Red Carpet Reveal set (hoping it's not too stale since this is an older item).  

 

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oh man....I love LORAC and that mint set is so tempting.  Especially at that price.  

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Oh those look lovely! I had no intention of doing a no buy last month but I was on vacation the first two weeks.  I tried to make it the rest of the month but I broke on the 30th.  So close!  lol I'm totally getting some of the Marc Jacobs on the 9th Smiley Happy

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I'm dying to see what those gel lipsticks are all about!  hopefully someone will post reviews in BT about them!

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A Marc Jacobs palette might be the only thing I allow myself for week of the 12th Smiley Happy

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I feel sorta guilty about these impulse buys.  if only SOME PEOPLE on BT (you know who you are) hadn't been raving about how much they love Lorac stuff, it wouldn't have stuck in my head, LOL!  I love their eyeshadows but never tried the blush and have been dying for those lip glosses, so I couldn't stop myself!

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*looks around* yupp don't see anyone >_>

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Lol hi BBFF/NBBBFF/ABCDEFG? lolol I love Lorac! But I haven't purchased anything yet I'm probably gonna wait till the 12th to buy some things but I've got my eye on some nice things Smiley Very Happy

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I applaud your iron will and self-control! Smiley Very Happy  It's back to the drawing board for me.

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I'm with drrragon on your amazing self-control! Tips on how you do it? lol

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Honestly I have to pay for my tuition and books -.- and I pay it all out of pocket so I know that I can't spend a lot of money, also I have a lot of stuff that I was itching to get. Once the 12th comes though lol that's an entirely different story.

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I really do want to still be good in August, but definitely not no-buy.  Just not MEGA buy. Smiley Happy

 

Lorac broke me, too.  I had been wanting a couple of shadows. They're such great quality and the containers don't have lots of extra packaging so they;re great for travel.  Right now I just have one individual one, and I really wanted a mid-brown that the Aqualillies palette just doesn't have.  And I wanted to try a blush.

 

Well, that Mint palette got me, too.  So I got that, two shadows, a pink blush (I don't have lots of blush and what I have is coralish) and concealer.

 

And then I managed to get the Hautelook summer bag and I got theBalm's Balm Jovi palette, too.  I know, I know, I know I don't need more eye palettes, but I do love them!

 

My mom and I are going to Sephora on Sunday for "custom makeup applications".  I am hoping that I don't leave with too much more than samples so that I can try things and decide what to order with bonus points a week later.

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Yaaaay mafan! high five!  (i'm so glad i'm not the only one!)  I have 4 of their older baked satin matte eyeshadow singles which I really love.  Just barely stopped myself from picking up even more this time around.

 

ooh that sounds fun to have a Sephora day with your mom!  If you do break down, I hope you post your goodies in the Haul thread so we can celebrate with you Smiley Very Happy

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I looove LORAC but heads up that mascara is THE PITS to get off lol

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I haven't purchased anything yet. I think I am going to wait for the 12th.  But, I am still not going to go all out, I have to be good which is really hard!! (My husband just does not understand!) Big purchases are just not in the budget right now.

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You finally changed your avi to join the SephoraAnimal team lol

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LOL yeah it was just too much fun not to jump in on the idea too!  Smiley Very Happy

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@Drrragon- I love that kitty icon, so cute!

<3 Melissa

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@melissa- when the goggles go on, there is only Sephora. LOL!

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LOL! That's awesomeSmiley Happy! Love it.

<3 Melissa

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You know I'm always so focused on the Sephora and Ulta sales section, I always forget to go to the brands' actual sites to look! Thanks for the heads up on these products; I may have to pick up the mint kit for myself too! Smiley Happy

 

I placed an order yesterday and had it shipped overnight. Talk about withdrawallllllllllll! LOL

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Also, I agree with the rest of the folks -- your new icon is too adorable!

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wait was that your Asian cosmetics haul that you posted in the other thread???  whoa that was fast! Smiley Very Happy

 

for the mint kit, I remember swatching it at Ulta in the spring and just loving the little bag that came with it!  Normally they feel kinda cheap but this one is actually little metal links (not just a print) and has a nice heft to it.  I have a fond weakness for adorable makeup bags!

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your description of the little bag is making me want to cave in and buy it!

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They've been sitting in my cart for weeks; I had to pull the trigger! hahaha

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