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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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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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I took an advance on one of the purchases I mentioned in my initial post out of pure emotional shock today.  I now have enough concealer to get me through the rest of the summer.


It was a moment of "I just had to spend several thousand dollars, what the heck is 20-some more?".


Yeah. I bought a new AC unit today.  I might be on a no-buy aside from things I legitimately run out of (ie skincare, foundation, etc) until further notice.  And further notice hopefully will be before New Years'.

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Aww, *hug*. Lol, if we live near each other we should totally do a swap, a couple of your nail polish for my 5-6 deluxe/mini foundation (liquid, pressed and loose powder) and the 2-3 sample packets.


Yeah, my retail of the month is going to be a pair of boots instead of a Sephora order (not feelin' it). I tend to walk on the outside of my feet, so there's almost .75in difference between the left/right edge of the heel for my 5yr old leather boots (a new pair only cost $20-$30 more than the cost of resole, so I'm getting new ones. Bye bye, pink camofloudge).

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I bet I'm way pasty, LOL.


Boots are good! I have a pair of Cole Haan heels sitting by my door waiting to go to the cobbler for new heel caps.  They've been there for weeks!


I started working through some of my samples and now I want tinted moisturizer. Smiley Sad


On the flip side, I had to go to the outlet mall (I needed to pick up corn on the cob dishes and those little forks you stick in the end since I have corn- and no way to serve it).  I was actually in two of those outlets that sell makeup- stuck to my no-buy! Woot!

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Stay strong! You can do it! I've got the 1oz of Laura Mercier TM and Boots no7 TM. They are pretty nice since I almost never wear foundation.


I almost brought boots but decided I can wait until fall. I did buy a pair of silver sneakers with studded toes cuz I have a $10 off from Kohls and it was $19.99. Ha, now I feel like one of those hipster teens.


And you are making me craving corn...

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My dilemma is that it'll be as expensive as buying a new foundation. I'm faithful to foundation during the work week, so TM wouldn't be a bad purchase- aside from the fact it's a purchase.


Those sneakers sound like fun!

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