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The Fabz No Buy Challenge

I figured we needed an official thread for this.  The goal is to detox from frequent beauty purchases (beauty basics exempt) for one month beginning on March 1st.   This is the place to give tips and tricks on your willpower, support for it, and whatever random cravings that may come your way!

 

Good luck, ladies!

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Well I'm doing it to give myself a chance to actually *use* the products I've set aside for a long time.

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To give my wallet a break Smiley Tongue

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Me too Smiley Very Happy

 

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COME ON LADIES! I haven't been able to visit as much as I'd like because my son hasn't been feeling well. OH MY LORDY. I just looked over the posts and I see some people crumbling. Remember that those perks will be there and are meant to tempt you. YOU WILL NOT BUY ANYTHING JUST FOR A PERK. We are only on day 5 we have to be strong. I'm glad I'm doing this because it lets me see how much of a problem I actually have. This is a time to reflect on ourselves and why we purchase without thinking. GOOD LUCK!!

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Awww, I hope he feels better (I'm assuming he's the little cutie looking up in your pic) and take care of yourself too (my friend told me "I've never gotten sick before...then I start working with kindergarteners.")

 

Well, I did manage to calm down relatively fast. Doing math helps. Altho I didn't even blink before ordering when there was the mini-lipstick perk and SK-II promo before. =X

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Thanks so much for your well-wishes. My son is feeling better he's just having issues sleeping which makes him super grumpy and has poop problems. Overall makes for a frustrated baby and mommy! LOL.

 

Taking a minute to calculate the actual benefits of the rewards is a great idea. I've never been a wiz with math but I just remind myself it will be there in a month.

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fabz, hope your son getting well soon too.

i love kids, playing with my little cousins all the time. 

beautytester, i thought you worked with kindergarteners for a second Smiley Happy

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@violalea. Nope! I work with computers. Did get drooled/peed on a-plenty back when I used to babysit my half dozen cousins (I'm the oldest). Not sure if I'd be good with too many little kids, I don't have much patience and am kind of strict.

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Thanks, that's too sweet. <3

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Bump

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How is everyone faring?

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Good, definitely itching at the new perks though >.>

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Those perks are so tekpting, but other that that it is nice to just focus on my collection.

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Trying to figure out if the deluxe cleanser I'm using is giving me minor breakouts. Used Origins Charcoal mask yesterday, wondering if it is ok to use ExfoliKate intensive today or if I should give it rest and use the normal 3-step today.

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swfupload_2002682968061814366.jpgI'm tempted by the Too Faced Summer Eyes palette that I just saw in a ulta catalog that was mailed to me. I remember wanting to get this last year but missed out and its back this year, and its in a smaller/more compact/more durable tin instead of the usual cardboard packaging. I dont know if the colors are the same as last years, it looks a tad bit different from what I remember but its still super super gorgeous.

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If we are talking about packaging I have my eyes on the Lorac Mint edition one.

 

I have combination skin and likes powders, but they make my skin look drier so I was considering Koh Gen Do premium pressed powder....except there's like NOTHING on it except for the 3 reviews here (no reviews from beautyblogs or youtubers). It's true I was leaning toward it due to packaging, but KGD is a good brand and it took me 7 yrs to hit the pan on the Clinique powder, so $70 is ok as long as it is as good as it's suppose to me...if that make sense. o.O

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It may help if everyone stops browsing their online baskets. We can make it through one month without purchasing something and next month we can treat ourselves to something nice. But let's be strong for this month just so we know we can.

 

In HUGE news: I went to Sephora tonight to return some items and I barely glanced around!! I went straight up to the check out and gave them my stuff. It got a little iffy when I was waiting in line with those cursed register goodies...  Anything I want will still be there in a month and that's what got me through it. However, I was so focused I forgot to swatch those new colors for the free giveaway... drat. >.<

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I'm glad you're finding things that work for you.

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That ULTA flyer is sooo tempting!  I had to go past the ULTA store yesterday while doing a return and my feet just dragged me in! So fortunate for me that none of the items I wanted to test in the flyer would even possibly be in store until Sunday, and even then maybe not (this store is notorious for not having sale items in stock), so I was spared the agony of lusting after the Too Faced palette. Even though the return money was burning a hole in my pocket.


So far, so good.

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