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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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My second order isn't even received at UPS yet.  I live within a couple of hours from the warehouse, so that's why it's so disappointing.

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My order from last Monday hasn't updated it's tracking since last Tuesday.. It says estimated delivery is tomorrow and I hope so! Super impatient right now since this is the longest shipping time I have ever had with Sephora.

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I got tracking info for order #2 literally 5 minutes after #1- which is why I'm so boggled.

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Yeah that happened to me before i placed 2 ordered within 5 mins apart and 1 was here 1 day after the other. But also one time i placed 1 order on Monday and 1 order on tuesday and i received both of them on Friday.

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We'll see if I still feel "meh" after I get the other order, but it seems to confirm that I should stay on my no-buy.  If an order can't make me  excited, then I shouldn't be ordering anything.

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My shave creams (yeah, that's plural... I ended up with both the FAB and Whish) should be here today.  Can't wait to shave again!

 

Ironically, I'm not overly thrilled with the  "loves" that I bought- mostly blushes- so I'm happy to settle into the no-buy for awhile.

 

And I'm shocked at how long my Shiseido has lasted! I never would've thought that I had more than a month of daytime moisturizer left.

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OK ladies, help!

 

I just saw swatches of the Fall 2013 Chanel polishes- and I'm already one collection behind (I want want want Starlet, Paparazzi, and Cinema).

 

It's literally taking every ounce of willpower not to just whip out the credit card and buy 6 polishes right now. 

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Scratch that.

 

My fingers are twitching over 7 polishes (3x Fall, 4x current collection) and the rumored... wait for it... olive green mascara. *swoon*

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STOP!!!!!! PUT THE WALLET AWAY!!!!!  

 

um...sorry starletta that was all i could think of.  i'm terrible at this no-buy thing....

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Google the new polishes in particular. I swear there was a puddle of drool on my keyboard.

 

New shades: Mysterious, Elixir, Alchimie

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NO GOOGLE!  PUT THE GOOGLE AWAY!

 

I actually bought some of the discontinued Sephora polishes the other day for $1 each.  I was surprised at how easy they are to apply, with the wider brush (similar to Dior) and if i'm very careful, only one coat is needed!  

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I'm at that point where I almost elusively buy Chanel and Dior, but keep my Julep subscription.

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Oh, and the eyeshadow quad.

 

I wish I still could use powder eyeshadow. That quad is enough for me to give it another try.  And the khaki mascara....

 

I could be snotty and say that technically I only promised to be good until Fall 2013 was on the counters- and now it is!  But no.... must be good....

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I think it's part of a Summer line. I almost bought Starlet the other day at bloomies. I'm surprised I put it back down & didn't take it home. 

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I went on the no-buy right before that collection dropped.  I can deal without the others, but Starlet is LE!!

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Since I haven't worn my summer 2013 Chanel polishes on anything but my toes, hopefully that'll keep me on the straight and narrow for a bit.

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OK, I feel slightly guilty- but it's not like I just went to buy something because I wanted it.

 

Yeah,  I caved on Flash. 2-day really means overnight because I'm that close to the shipping center- and I've wasted more than $25 in shipping on small orders in the past 6 months.

 

That only slightly enabled me to pick up a couple of things.

  • Self-tanner/body bronzing products: I'm doing more bare legged looks, especially for work- so I really need to do something with that.
  • A clearance Sephora collection blush
  • Shaveworks set (which I need legitimately)
  • A bottle of nail polish (c'mon, you know me)

 

I'm going to pick up a full-sized Living Proof cream because it's working so well on my hair.  And I'm finally going to have to pick up more Shiseido toner, moisturizer, and facial cotton. I'm going to the outlets tomorrow with my mother- if I see the Clinique scrub, I'll pick it up. I've waited long enough,

 

I have to stay strong on just generally not going nuts though...

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You're not doing too bad... just keep in check. No 6 $50 orders in a day, and try to stay away from impulse purchases. keep it up! I failed miserably, but I still have faith in you

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At least someone has faith!

 

To be honest, I have so many products that I have product fatigue...

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you know what's helping me resist the urge to buy... When I see a product I want to try, I e-mail the company asking for samples. So I'm still getting a package in the mail, but I didn't do damage to my wallet 

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I have too many samples- so I keep giving my mother bags of them. De-cluttering is on my list.

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