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Starletta8's Summer of No Buy Support Thread

So, it's time to go on an extended no buy. I have more than I could ever enjoy for quite awhile.  However, if you have gotten to know me a bit- it's going to be easier said than done!

 

So, this thread is hopefully going to be a support group for me- and anyone else who wants to join me in a summer of no buy.

 

The tricky thing is that I've got about 40% of my toner left and maybe 20% of my daytime moisturizer- and I see pan on my HG concealer.  I have to buy the concealer since it's a staple product (and I have used up all of the other concealers that match my skin). I'd like to use up some skincare before repurchasing my daytime moisturizer- but if my skin reacts, I'll revisit the issue.

 

When will the no buy end?  I'm not sure, but fall collections will be on counters, if not on the leaves!

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nice work the past two days! 

 

For me, if I am really into something, if I can divert my attention and get hooked on another thing, it helps keep me away from the first thing Im addicted to!

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I thought my most recent purchase will hold me over for a while until I checked my e-mail this morning & got a 100 GC from my friend. So now what... I'm going to wait until there's a better perk to place an order, but $100 goes quickly. It's going to be tough not to go over budget. 

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Smiley Happy  that is nice of your friend!

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I know right! Her boyfriend was trying to convince her to get something for the new house... but she knows me too well! Smiley Happy 

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Well, my no-buy might be even longer than I was planning.

 

My AC died last night... and I live in part of the country where not having AC isn't an option. It's already been an incredibly hot 24 hours- and it will be at least 36 more before I can get a repairman.  Even if it only needs freon, that will set me back significant money.

 

This no-buy was timely.

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Smiley Sad I'm so sorry about that Starletta. Unexpected costs are the worst and I definitely feel for you on that one--my car broke down last month and it was anything but cheap. Sending positive vibes wherever you may be! 

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Thanks, arielaaaaaaaa and AlwaysGlamorous.I had to go sit in the car once it hit 80 inside. Unfortunately, window units are against HOA regulations- so I get to sweat for awhile longer.

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Aw i totally feel for you. Our AC always always always messes up right when summer starts. It's hot year round where i am but summer is unbearable! I know mine is going to go out soon. We have a back up window unit in the living room so when it happens i sleep in there. I hope yours gets fixed fast! Good luck.

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UGH! That sucks! But YAY for No Buy! 

Our old place doesn't have AC (well we put in window units during the summer) & it's been so hot & humid the past 2 days that I'm putting my foot down & forcing us to move this weekend to the new house that has central air. 

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Ouch, that's a bummer. Yeah, I keep forgetting random taxes, my yearly website hosting fee, and replacing big item things that inevitably happens every year. If you can't have temporary window unit.....all I can think of is open all your windows at night, get a nice big fan, and put some bowls of ice around. I don't know if it's just an asian thing but I also have a bamboo/straw mat for bed and pillow cover, which definitely helps.

 

Be strong! I find re-organizing my stash helps when retail temptation gets too strong, but that's just me. >.<

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@Starletta8- Aww! I'm sorry about your air we have central heat and air and ours went out about 2 years ago  and it was in the middle of summer it was TERRIBLE! I feel for you and I hope it gets fixed sooon.Smiley Happy

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Thanks, beautylovingirl!  I'm in the home stretches now.

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@starletta8- Sending Happy thoughts your way!!!

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How's the no-buy going for everyone else?

 

I finally admitted the size of my nail polish stash- it's clear that I don't have a need for more nail polish, save base and top coats, for 15 years. Smiley Very Happy

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Your nail polish collection is truly impressive (how do you keep your polish/mascara etc from going bad/dry out??? I get paranoid after 2-3 yrs).

 

Unintentionally but no-buy is going well. I resisted Murad VitC peel promo cuz I don't do peels often in the summer. I resisted the sun safety kit cuz I only want 3 or 4 items, which is not enough to justify the price. I'm in the middle of talking myself out of the Hello Kitty and brushes in the sales section. The only definite purchase I know is that whenever the next Disney princess is coming out, I'm ordering the second I see it. period. But I heard that's in the fall, so I'm safe for now. *phew*

 

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Aside from these last two days, my polishes have always been stored in a climate-controlled environment between 65 and 73 degrees, year-round.  I also never expose them to sunlight long-term- and (again, until NOW) keep them in a non-humid environment. That seems to do well.

 

Mascara I toss faithfully.  I'm less concerned with polish since it shouldn't be in my eyes!

 

And you don't need the brushes!  Wait for a really cool set!

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Like THESE:

 

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Omg those are gorgeous! What brand? where did you get them?!?!

 

Lol, when I need to talk myself out of something, I just sort reviews by lowest ratings and read the ones that are <3 stars. Instead of beauty purchases I don't need, I'm saving money and starting to look for a replacement for my worn out pink camoflaudge cowboy boots. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be anything as unique and good quality and <$100 right now. =/

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@starletta8 I agree with beauty tester - these brushes are really beautiful.

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Those are from the dearly departed B Never 2 Busy 2 Be Beautiful (B Never) brand- Lush's former UK cosmetics brand.

 

Just a nice example of why it's better to hold out for the unique items sometimes.

 

I'm really hoping the AC doesn't cost too much because I just saw one of my HG handbags on Gilt for ridiculously cheap. Like as cheap as I paid at the outlet for the outlet version of the purse on uber sale cheap.

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@starletta8- I knew you could breeze right through it.Smiley Happy And yes you have a humongo nail polish collection that is absolutely amazeballs and it's like you said you won't need any for a looooong timeSmiley Happy

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