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post #31 of 126
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Originally Posted by JessicaMarie View Post

I totally understand. As for the emails from companies, I find it much easier if I just delete them straight away without opening and reading them. Maybe that would help you as well. :D

 I'm with you on that!  That works for me as well.

post #32 of 126

Having a hard time resisting buying something with these awesome It Kits Sephora is offering with a purchase now...is it cheating on my no buy if I exchange something?!
 

post #33 of 126
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Originally Posted by JessicaMarie View Post

Confident I can continue the no buy into the month of November. I did extremely well last month. All I bought was a lighter shade of foundation specifically for Halloween. $5 in October was a definite jump from easily $200 in September. :D :D

 

Yay! When you do well, it's such a good feeling, isn't it?

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Originally Posted by 19ten20 View Post

I bought something on Nov. 1st, but it was the $1 ELF Eyelid Primer. Other than that I'm not buying anything else except my makeup basics that I use everyday.

I haven't used up anything this month, but I hit pan on an e/s and on my pressed Bare Minerals foundation.

I tossed a Neutrogena Mascara since it was so craptasic. I hate to toss things (I had it open less than a week) but it was so clumpy it had to go.

I'm working on finishing 3 lip products this month: Lancome Juicy Tubes in Rose Fishnets, A Liplicious Lip Gloss in Best Kiss (the kind that turns to your perfect shade of pink), and Pixi Magic Tink Tint (also the kinda that turns to your perfect shade of pink). These color changing glosses look absolutely horrid on me and they always turn super bright pink, so I use them while at home.

I also just opened a new L'oreal mascara, but I toss mascara every thirty days, so I don't really count it.

 

-Sarah

 

Good luck! I know you can do it. 3 lip products seems like a pretty reasonable goal. And I'm like you, too. I hate throwing anything out or getting rid of it, especially if it's been barely used (or not at all, which is a problem that I'm bumping into).

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Originally Posted by Souly View Post

Amy! I have failed miserably since you've been gone. I blame you - ha ha. Came very close to buying eyeshadow this morning. Must resist sales.

 

Noooooo! I'm sorry! Haha, I'm back (at least for this thread!)

 

Don't do it, don't do it! Resist the sales. 

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Originally Posted by yoru View Post

I can't believe I haven't spent a single dollar on makeup and skincare during October. I've been living off my stash and beauty subs. 

My favorite etsy make up seller is reformulating her really good stuff so I am determined to spend only on her stuff.

 

Maybe an early birthday gift from sephora for bf's sister's birthday present though :/ Does gifts for others count? lol

 

That is SO amazing! Keep up the good work, you're an inspiration to us all. :)

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Originally Posted by mothermicky View Post

I am doing my first ever "No buy November" and it is already difficult. I keep thinking about all the new products that are coming out or are out. I keep getting emails from companies doing sales and showing me wonderful newbies. I am hanging on by a thread because I tech have subscription boxes that are coming at the end of the month but it is really difficult not to whip out that card and charge cosmetics. Anyone else feel me?

 

I had done really well on a no buy with makeup, and I still am for the most part. But I totally know what  you mean. I've done really well as far as beauty products go  for the last few months, but now that I'm thinking about all of the beautiful limited edition holiday sets, the special deals, and upcoming sales, I get all antsy. I love Christmas/holiday themed stuff, so just by throwing a picture of a wreath, Christmassy sparkles, or mistletoe (or whatevs) on the box, I'm already twice as likely to buy it lol. 

post #34 of 126
I can second that! Pretty gift wrapped holiday items really sucker me.. I don't always read emails, because I know they're designed to pique your curiosity and get your wallets opened lol.
post #35 of 126
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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post

I can second that! Pretty gift wrapped holiday items really sucker me.. I don't always read emails, because I know they're designed to pique your curiosity and get your wallets opened lol.

 

I'm an advertiser's dream customer, haha. It is SO easy to suck me in sometimes! 

 

Here are the things I'll be purchasing in November:

-Bearpaw boots from Hautelook. It actually is cold here, and I wear my black ones all the time, so I'm going to get some plain brown ones.

-Sephora: Philosophy snow angel and the buxom lip gloss set once the VIB sale starts up.

 

That's it! ...I hope. I've been sucked in by those daily $10 shirt sites, so hopefully I can successfully avoiding going crazy on those. 

post #36 of 126
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Originally Posted by ladygrey View Post

 

That's it! ...I hope. I've been sucked in by those daily $10 shirt sites, so hopefully I can successfully avoiding going crazy on those. 

 

I don't even know what that is...

post #37 of 126
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Originally Posted by mellee View Post

 

I don't even know what that is...

 

They're websites like Teefury, The Yetee, etc that sell a design for 24 hours only, usually for $10. There are some really talented artists on there, but that's not how they get ya. It's the whole, "omg, in hours I won't ever have the chance to buy this again, so I must buy it now because it is available and cheap!" that sucks you in, even if you're kinda 'meh' about what they're offering for that day. 

post #38 of 126
Thread Starter 

Well, I decided to take the Ipsy renewal of the card thing as a sign that honestly, I don't need the stuff for this month. They're all nice products, but really, the colors aren't jumping out at me. So little victories!

post #39 of 126

Im trying not to spend annnnnnything before BlackFriday! Yeeeheee!

 

I seldom watch YT beauty tutorials and hauls and my spending lessened eventually.

One thing I also do is ask my husband if I could buy something. When he says sure, I do not end up buying it. blink.gif

post #40 of 126

I'm so tempted to buy stuff, but I told myself I wouldn't until black friday!  Just a few more weeks of resisting...... marchmellow.gif

post #41 of 126
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Originally Posted by thewendyyybird View Post

Well, I decided to take the Ipsy renewal of the card thing as a sign that honestly, I don't need the stuff for this month. They're all nice products, but really, the colors aren't jumping out at me. So little victories!

I bet you're relieved!

post #42 of 126

I think I'm trying for this month, too. For real. Usually I'm like 'yeah whatever' but I mean it this time!

I splurged a bit this past weekend but from now on I'm done.

Black friday I rarely buy for myself so I should be okay for that. If I find stuff I would like though I can have a little.

Plus, I usually go BF shopping with my mum, so if theres anything I want I'm just like *hint hint*

Thats cheating, isn't it?

post #43 of 126

No buy in effect to save money for Christmas presents. Eek!

post #44 of 126

I'm going to go for a low-buy, since there are some little necessities I still need to purchase

post #45 of 126

This would be so much easier if Sephora would stop sending me such enticing deals...

post #46 of 126

I keep debating buying something from Sephora (i want the philosophy home for the holidays set) but I have to keep reminding myself that i don't use up shower gel's for months and i don't even like glosses lol. the holiday things really get me though!  I find that a good way to stop from buying something is to make a list of things i want to use up for a Project 10 Pan. It also helps to sit down and make a list of how many of each type of item you own! This way you know where your impulsive buying really lies :-p counting all the products is enough to scare anyone away from buying for awhile!

post #47 of 126

i'm going for a low buy as well. i bought the fragrance sampler at sephora for my bf, and i bought holiday candles from bath and bodyworks, other than that i'm going to try and not buying anything else

post #48 of 126
I did indulge in the Sephora deal, but only spent $38 and got some goodies. I'm doing a low and no buy combo, so I'm making two lists. Since I keep finding myself failing, I decided there are certain things I'll let myself purchase, like restocking essentials and liners, then lipsticks(have soo many glosses, but never buy this). No buy...eye shadows, glosses, blush..
I also have close to 700 points between two BB accounts now(yay), so I'm going to try and use those up, to indulge myself.
post #49 of 126

I was sorely tempted by some nail polish today, but stayed strong and did not buy it!  

 

Keep it up, everyone, we can totally do this.

post #50 of 126

Another MuTer gave me this suggestion, she bought the travel size cosmetic jars from target to put foil samples in. My goal is to use up alll the foil samples I have before I buy more shampoo/conditioner. I know this doesn't seem like much but I actually have a ton lol especially hair product

post #51 of 126

I went nuts yesterday. I opened another LBB, ordered eyeshadow from Saucebox & Coastal Scents. I need to be done now.

post #52 of 126
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Originally Posted by javagirl87 View Post

Another MuTer gave me this suggestion, she bought the travel size cosmetic jars from target to put foil samples in. My goal is to use up alll the foil samples I have before I buy more shampoo/conditioner. I know this doesn't seem like much but I actually have a ton lol especially hair product

What a good idea. I have 2 glossyboxes full of foil samples...yikes!

post #53 of 126
I was suckered into picking up some nail polishes yesterday, but nothing else. I did go shopping, but bought Christmas presents for my brothers and managed to walk through Sephora without buying a single thing! Of course, I bought something online from them...so maybe not too successful. Oops!
I went through my stash earlier and weeded a few things out, which I'll see if anyone wants on the trade threads. I have more, but am not quite willing to part with them yet. Silly because while I like the items, realistically I won't use them up fast enough and that makes me feel like I'm hoarding them.
I've also decided to cancel my Julep acct next month. If they offer some glitters, I'll get a box and cancel. If not, I'll just cancel. I find myself enjoying other brands more and would rather pay out of pocket and know I love everything..rather than feel meh about it.
post #54 of 126

I was so close to buying nail polish! I forget I am on a no buy and i'll go browse around the nail polish section at the drugstores. Luckily I am getting one in my Ipsy bag so that will keep my from buying more polish. So far I haven't bought anything and I am proud, hoping this lasts for the rest of the month.

post #55 of 126

I'm not going to cancel julep but i'm definitely going to skip next month. Now that i'm realizing how often their polish chips that should be easy for me (hopefully lol). I feel like once Sephora stops offering those awesome itkits I won't be tempted to order anything anymore!

post #56 of 126
I stopped and thought about it. I don't reach for my Juleps, the formula is inconsistent, they chip on me easily, I'm usually meh about it. I get excited over mystery bags, but I always get excited over any company that does those..and would I ever pay retail or even the discounted price? Nope.. so I'm staying for glitters and if there aren't any, I'll cancel. I feel a little stupid for taking so long to come to this conclusion lol.
post #57 of 126

I went to Sephora tonight with one of my friends who wanted to get her eyes done. I was soooooo close to spending a ton in the store, but I looked at what I was holding and tried to think of similar items that I have at home. I ended up putting EVERYTHING back and only ended up with a sample I asked for of the Nars tinted moisturizer and a sample of Purity that was in a container on the makeup studio area. I am very proud of myself right now. It totally makes me feel like an addict when I feel like I can't control my shopping. It really helps to think of something you already have though, especially something you haven't even used yet. Trading has really been curbing my desire to shop, but I am still really tempted. I believe I have gone two weeks with only a small purchase of the Elf blemish stick and the Elf lotion wipes. It was only $4, so I would say I'm doing pretty good. 

post #58 of 126

I find that even trading hurts me lol so I stopped doing that. Because I end up trading things I don't want (but in reality have just never given a chance) and trading for something I have a billion of lol

post #59 of 126
Do shower gel and shampoo count as stuff I shouldn't buy if I don't need it? I got sucked in today at Ulta. Buy 2 get 2 free on the smoothies, so I got 3 Peppermint Stick and 1 Pink Sprinkle Cupcake, then Organix brand shampoo and conditioner was buy 1 get 1 half off. My total was something like $38, but I now have enough shower gel to last a year. Because I have 3 kinds of shampoo and conditioner already, I really could have done without more Organix Argan Oil stuff, but it was on sale. I would have bought every Orly Fall 2012 nail polish, too, but my Ulta doesn't have them. I really want them. Since the holiday polishes are out, maybe I can get the Fall ones on sale at Sally Beauty Supply?
post #60 of 126
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Originally Posted by peridotcricket View Post

Do shower gel and shampoo count as stuff I shouldn't buy if I don't need it? I got sucked in today at Ulta. Buy 2 get 2 free on the smoothies, so I got 3 Peppermint Stick and 1 Pink Sprinkle Cupcake, then Organix brand shampoo and conditioner was buy 1 get 1 half off. My total was something like $38, but I now have enough shower gel to last a year. Because I have 3 kinds of shampoo and conditioner already, I really could have done without more Organix Argan Oil stuff, but it was on sale. I would have bought every Orly Fall 2012 nail polish, too, but my Ulta doesn't have them. I really want them. Since the holiday polishes are out, maybe I can get the Fall ones on sale at Sally Beauty Supply?

 

I count it in mine! I'm really bad about going nuts over all of that seasonal and LE stuff, and I pretty much end up hoarding it. By the time that season rolls around again, I've still got that stuff I thought I wouldn't be able to get for ages. I walked through Sephora today, and I was really tempted to buy the Taylor Swift Wonderstruck gift set. I dunno. Maybe. I'm hoping I can resist and maybe just ask for it as a gift instead.

 

On the bright side, I finished a shampoo and conditioner today. Slowly but surely, progress is being made. I think for the next few weeks, I'm going to focus on getting through a hefty chunk of samples. 

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