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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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starletta8, I feel like you are doing well. The items that you are picking up seem legit (its not like you are buying a $59 palette of eyeshadows).

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Yeah, until now.

 

spotted an Aqualillies palette. I'm going to justify it by the blushes. Ugh, I was so enabled by all of the discussion on the boards!

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boohoo all those Sephora IT brushes on clearance is killing me.....I've been slowly buying them up over the last month or so (along with a bunch of other stuff to make up $50...like KVD Lock It).    This is how they got me last summer too, when the old Pro brushes with silver handles went on clearance, I just bought the whole thing with the brush belt.  No I don't need 20 extra brushes!  Halp!!

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I'm also on a no-buy, at least through August when I start working again. So far my ways of coping include:

-spending a LOT of time on Sephora and Ulta . com, adding stuff to my shopping list for when I have $ again

-distracting myself with all of the free samples I've accumulated and persuade myself that this is the perfect time to test out new products I might like without having to buy anything

 

It's actually working so far, though I have caved a few times with small, under $20 purchases. I will say though that - as large as my makeup collection is - I'm running low on skincare stuff. In fact, I'm *completely* out of all full-sized skincare products and am living off the free deluxe and foil samples from my stash, lol. I'm actually kind of proud of myself!

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An update to yesterday's discussion: I posted in the haul thread.  I broke out (not that badly for most people, but horrific for me since I have stable skin where I see one pimple each month that's my big giant hormonal warning flag) and literally don't even own acne-fighting products anymore.

 

I picked up 2 polishes while I was in store (bad- but not too bad) but really stuck to getting 2 masks (use the Murad one as a spot treatment) and got samples of other products.  I also picked up the Living Proof and facial wipes I really needed.

 

I feel proud of myself- aside from the Aqualillies (oops... but I was thinking of the weather here), no impulse purchases.

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My mother enabled me. Of all people!

 

Now, I'm just going to go cuddle my ONE LITER of Acqua di Gioia body wash for awhile.

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LOL

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Seriously, what in the world am I going to do with it?

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Send it to me, of course. Smiley Happy if I were you I souls totally have broken my no-buy for that. I love body washes that match my perfumes. 

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It was far more long lasting than my usual perfume combo!  I smelled it on my skin more than 12 hours after showering!

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I think the summer of no buy is officially over.

 

See: Haul thread part 2.

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