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And it became really obvious that I needed to go on a no-buy. I have so much stuff, and some of it has barely even been used! I checked the mail this morning, and the giant elf order I had placed last week had arrived. So, that's even more stuff that has found its way into my collection. Plus, I just ordered some stuff from MAC! o.O

 

I was originally going to be going on a low-buy for 3 months, but after taking inventory, it's become apparent that a no-buy is what I need instead. So, here are the things for my 6 month no-buy that begins on March 1 that I hope will help me succeed!

 

1. My husband and I are hooking up all of our accounts to Mint.com. Basically, he'll now be able to see everything I buy, so since I won't be able to keep a lot of my purchases on the down low, I think this will really help me think twice if I consider buying anything.

 

2. I'm deleting all emails from any makeup-related websites. If I don't know what kinds of deals Sephora is having, I certainly won't be tempted! I'm actually considering having my husband password block all sites like Ulta and Sephora.

 

3. I'm avoid Sephora and the cosmetic sections of all stores. If I run out of something that I don't have a backup of (which is really, really unlikely), then I'll venture into the cosmetic section with my husband in tow--he's really good at talking me out of any impulse buys.

 

4. I'm deleting all of my makeup subs except for my Birchbox. I think having one thing arriving each month will help me get through.

 

5. I'm not going to limit myself to a project 10 pan. I tried this in the past, and I ended up getting really bored with the 10 products I was working through, so I ended up buying stuff. I'm going to be continuing my project purge, but any products I have will be used. I think that having a lot of variety will help me make it through a no-buy successfully.

 

If anyone else has done a no-buy and has any advice, I'd love to hear it! :)

 

 

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You are a brave soul. I REALLY need to do this. I cannot cancel my subscriptions, I will be so bored...plus I have a year of birchbox.  But I'm hoping I can manage at least for the month of March to not buy anything, other than my subscriptions. 

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Just looking at my collection growing has convinced me to go on a no buy for a couple months!

 

When I got to MUT, this is what I had:

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Then it transformed into this:

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That quickly grew into this:

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And as of today:

 

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hahahaha, oh my! MuT is definitely not a good place to try and go on a no buy. In the month and a half or so that I've been posting here, I have purchased SO MUCH STUFF. I've always been a shopaholic, but this is not helping. I don't think I can resist Ulta, though. At least not for more than 2 weeks. 

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Me 2! I need to stick to my subs for March. Its gonna be hard...I don't know how long I can stay away from sephora. I will do my best to support you if i see you being naughty

 

Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

You are a brave soul. I REALLY need to do this. I cannot cancel my subscriptions, I will be so bored...plus I have a year of birchbox.  But I'm hoping I can manage at least for the month of March to not buy anything, other than my subscriptions. 



 

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Yikes! You have been naughty, I love it!
 

Originally Posted by Pancua View Post

Just looking at my collection growing has convinced me to go on a no buy for a couple months!

 

When I got to MUT, this is what I had:

First.jpeg

 

Then it transformed into this:

Second.jpeg

 

That quickly grew into this:

Third.jpeg

 

And as of today:

 

IMG_0669.JPGIMG_0670.JPGIMG_0671.JPGIMG_0672.JPG



 

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I keep thinking about how big my polish collection has gotten since last September when I moved...and I'm ashamed now, lol. I had MAYBE 10 bottles last summer. I now have close to 100. : 

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WoW Pan! I love the progression pictures! You certainly have a lot now!

 

Ladygrey - I'm doing the same thing and I wish you the best! I cancelled all but BA. I broke my no-buy though and bought the salon express nail stamper, a bottle of essie luxeffects, Sally's Gem crush in big money and a set of peacock press-ons. OH and Physicians formula Kohl liner. Im proud though that the only "makeup" I bought were the kohl liners! I almost bought the shimmer strip in Waikiki strip! I put it back though!

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I bought 13 bottles of nail polish in January eek.gif

 

Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

I keep thinking about how big my polish collection has gotten since last September when I moved...and I'm ashamed now, lol. I had MAYBE 10 bottles last summer. I now have close to 100. : 



 

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You have a great plan in place. I wish you luck! I think deleting all the emails will be very helpful. Every morning I wake up to all these emails w/ sales & its hard not to resist.

 

Originally Posted by ladygrey View Post

And it became really obvious that I needed to go on a no-buy. I have so much stuff, and some of it has barely even been used! I checked the mail this morning, and the giant elf order I had placed last week had arrived. So, that's even more stuff that has found its way into my collection. Plus, I just ordered some stuff from MAC! o.O

 

I was originally going to be going on a low-buy for 3 months, but after taking inventory, it's become apparent that a no-buy is what I need instead. So, here are the things for my 6 month no-buy that begins on March 1 that I hope will help me succeed!

 

1. My husband and I are hooking up all of our accounts to Mint.com. Basically, he'll now be able to see everything I buy, so since I won't be able to keep a lot of my purchases on the down low, I think this will really help me think twice if I consider buying anything.

 

2. I'm deleting all emails from any makeup-related websites. If I don't know what kinds of deals Sephora is having, I certainly won't be tempted! I'm actually considering having my husband password block all sites like Ulta and Sephora.

 

3. I'm avoid Sephora and the cosmetic sections of all stores. If I run out of something that I don't have a backup of (which is really, really unlikely), then I'll venture into the cosmetic section with my husband in tow--he's really good at talking me out of any impulse buys.

 

4. I'm deleting all of my makeup subs except for my Birchbox. I think having one thing arriving each month will help me get through.

 

5. I'm not going to limit myself to a project 10 pan. I tried this in the past, and I ended up getting really bored with the 10 products I was working through, so I ended up buying stuff. I'm going to be continuing my project purge, but any products I have will be used. I think that having a lot of variety will help me make it through a no-buy successfully.

 

If anyone else has done a no-buy and has any advice, I'd love to hear it! :)

 

 



 

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Pancua: Oh my gosh, that's the exact same thing that my collection has done! I think after the rest of my items that I ordered arrive, I'll post a picture of my collection at the start of the no-buy! I now have an embarrasingly large amount of beauty stuff.

 

Playedinloops: I feel you--ever since I joined this site, my hauls have become pretty epic. I buy stuff all the time now, and the people in my apartment office tease me about getting packages. I know it's all good and fun, but honestly, I get pretty embarrassed when I have to go down there to pick something up. Once it was 4 boxes. 4!!

 

Isabelsjewelry: Good luck to you too, and hopefully in this no-buy forum we can offer support to each other! I'm only keeping one sub, too. And don't worry, just gotta hop back on board the no-buy bus! I bought a ton of MAC stuff today, so don't feel too bad. Even though my no-buy technically starts on Thursday, I've been trying to gradually reduce purchases. 

 

But on a good news note, I resisted buying some Pixi stuff from Hautelook last night! I had all the items in my cart and was checking out when I was just like, "What the hell am I doing? I don't really even want this crap all that much!" So, I put my card away and closed out of the window. :D That's a step in the right direction, right?


 

 

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Originally Posted by ladygrey View Post

 

Playedinloops: I feel you--ever since I joined this site, my hauls have become pretty epic. I buy stuff all the time now, and the people in my apartment office tease me about getting packages. I know it's all good and fun, but honestly, I get pretty embarrassed when I have to go down there to pick something up. Once it was 4 boxes. 4!!

 

 

 

Bhahahahahahah, omg me too. I have 3 packages to pick up after work today. Our apartment manager keeps a tally of me and one other girl to see who gets the most packages each month, lol. For a few weeks, I was in there every day. It's gotta stop. 

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Hahaha, I hope they don't do that with me! But starting in March, they won't have anything to tease me about (hopefully), so I can actually take the rent check down without shame lol. Good luck on cutting back! All of us makeup addicts are definitely going to need it!
 

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Bhahahahahahah, omg me too. I have 3 packages to pick up after work today. Our apartment manager keeps a tally of me and one other girl to see who gets the most packages each month, lol. For a few weeks, I was in there every day. It's gotta stop. 



 

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I don't have an incredibly large amount of make-up, but for what I end up using and the space available in my one-bedroom teeny tiny apartment I should definitely go on a no-buy.  I'm considering buying an Unii palette or something similar to help conserve space.  But shopping is hard to resist... it always seems like there is that one particular type of product I need to get (like an angled eyeliner brush, or a brow powder) and in my hunt for it I find all sorts of other products to splurge on.  At least splurging on Ulta helps in the way of finances compared to splurging at Sephoras. 

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Ok, gals, I'm in....like the rest of ya, this board (which I LOVE) has inspired me to the point where I MAY have gotten a bit out of control. So, here it is: In the month of March, I will not pay for any beauty items outside of my subscriptions. This gives me two loopholes: I have a BIG stack of CVS ECBs that I am allowed to use (and if I coupon smartly, can roll them) and I am not deleting any subs this month. I will go ahead and do the Sindulge (at least for this month) and I will be cancelling my second BB after the TV box ships--and I have this funny, sneaking feeling that I will also be cancelling MG after the March billing....so even that will be under control.

 

Thankfully, I picked up the Capitol Colors Collection today so that I won't be "dying" over that :)

 

And this doesn't start till March 1st for me. So if I think of anything that I need, I still have tomorrow to pick it up. LOL

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Originally Posted by calexxia View Post

 

Ok, gals, I'm in....like the rest of ya, this board (which I LOVE) has inspired me to the point where I MAY have gotten a bit out of control. So, here it is: In the month of March, I will not pay for any beauty items outside of my subscriptions. This gives me two loopholes: I have a BIG stack of CVS ECBs that I am allowed to use (and if I coupon smartly, can roll them) and I am not deleting any subs this month. I will go ahead and do the Sindulge (at least for this month) and I will be cancelling my second BB after the TV box ships--and I have this funny, sneaking feeling that I will also be cancelling MG after the March billing....so even that will be under control.

 

Thankfully, I picked up the Capitol Colors Collection today so that I won't be "dying" over that :)

 

And this doesn't start till March 1st for me. So if I think of anything that I need, I still have tomorrow to pick it up. LOL

 

lol capitol colors is the only nail polish I will allow myself to buy! My sister is keeping an eye out at cosmoprof for me, because my sally's has been out. :( 

 

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I ordered every single color! I'm so freaking excited, I just can't wait. But yeah...12 nail polishes at one time is the most I've ever bought, so hopefully over the next few months I can work on getting that collection under control as well.
 

Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post


lol capitol colors is the only nail polish I will allow myself to buy! My sister is keeping an eye out at cosmoprof for me, because my sally's has been out. :( 

 



 

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Originally Posted by ladygrey View Post

 

I ordered every single color! I'm so freaking excited, I just can't wait. But yeah...12 nail polishes at one time is the most I've ever bought, so hopefully over the next few months I can work on getting that collection under control as well.

 

 

 

 

I bought Zoya's entire true collection and all 3 fleck effects at once, so that was 11 polishes, which is my high. lol I NEED TO BEHAVE.

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Haha, ME TOO. Especially since my husband's car has been having some major issues, with repairs that will cost around $1000. This no-buy deal is starting at the perfect time! Now, to make sure it actually is successful...
 

Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post
 lol I NEED TO BEHAVE.


 

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You know what? I think I'm going to try this no-buy thing. I don't have a huge collection of makeup but I think I need to start trying to use up some of the eye shadows I have. I've kind of developed a weakness for that. I also have some perfumes I'd like to rediscover and maybe start reducing the amount I have. I have quite a bit of nail polish. Currently I have about 25. I feel like that's silly to have that many. It's easy for things to get out of hand I guess. When I actually looked at the stuff I had I was a little ashamed. I'll look at it this way. Using up stuff will allow me to maybe replace it with new things responsibly so I don't run into this situation again. I've never done this before so I don't know how it's going to pan out.  I'm going to do this Today-April. I'll see how well I do and see if I need to continue this. I'm going for using up perfumes, nail polish, and makeup. If I run out of something I need and don't have backups I'll allow that one thing to be replaced but that's it.

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Now would be the perfect time to start! It is really, really easy for things to get out of hand. Good luck, we've got a little support group right here to keep each other in check! Anyone can feel free to post here when they're feeling tempted to get some support! :)
 

Originally Posted by greenapril View Post

You know what? I think I'm going to try this no-buy thing. I don't have a huge collection of makeup but I think I need to start trying to use up some of the eye shadows I have. I've kind of developed a weakness for that. I also have some perfumes I'd like to rediscover and maybe start reducing the amount I have. I have quite a bit of nail polish. Currently I have about 25. I feel like that's silly to have that many. It's easy for things to get out of hand I guess. When I actually looked at the stuff I had I was a little ashamed. I'll look at it this way. Using up stuff will allow me to maybe replace it with new things responsibly so I don't run into this situation again. I've never done this before so I don't know how it's going to pan out.  I'm going to do this Today-April. I'll see how well I do and see if I need to continue this. I'm going for using up perfumes, nail polish, and makeup. If I run out of something I need and don't have backups I'll allow that one thing to be replaced but that's it.



 

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I'm starting to think I actually HAVE to do this. I'm going to New York this weekend though, and how am I going to not buy stuff there??!! 

 

 

I'm going to spend the month sorting through my stash, organizing it, not adding to it. Maybe I will find some nice things in the stuff I already have. I am going to need this support forum SO BAD.

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Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

 

I'm starting to think I actually HAVE to do this. I'm going to New York this weekend though, and how am I going to not buy stuff there??!! 

 

 

I'm going to spend the month sorting through my stash, organizing it, not adding to it. Maybe I will find some nice things in the stuff I already have. I am going to need this support forum SO BAD.

 

Don't be too hard on yourself--start your no-buy AFTER you get back! I've been thinking of a no-buy for a while, but there was NO way I was gonna go to LA and NOT go to CCO, so I knew it would've been foolish to do it before I left.

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Don't be too hard on yourself--start your no-buy AFTER you get back! I've been thinking of a no-buy for a while, but there was NO way I was gonna go to LA and NOT go to CCO, so I knew it would've been foolish to do it before I left.

 

Good call! I really don't need to be shopping at all, but DC just doesn't have the shopping scene NYC has, so how can I resist? :-P 

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