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March 2012 No-Buy Support!

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I didn't go totally crazy either! I think one item a month will help me stay on track. I am doing this hardcore thing for 6 months, and hopefully by the end, I really won't feel a desire to really buy anything at all. One item a month is absolutely wonderful considering how much I've been buying crap lately!!
 

Originally Posted by calexxia View Post

I'm not doing any "exceptions", but you guys know I posted from the get-go that mine is kinda modified (I can still use the ECBs that I have, since I earned those already. I just can't put ANY cash with them except for sales tax) and I'm only promising March. 

 

And I am proud of myself that I didn't go hog wild today and add a bunch of stuff to the stash in the ole "feast or famine" mentality.

 

Thank Lemmy I didn't say no FASHION, either! LOL (Just no beauty products)



 

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I think to add to my no buy, I am going to try to use up one cosmetic item each month. No idea what it would be but I am going to try!

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Decided I am going to hold off and wait till the PF products go on sale. I had 7 ECBs to use but hubby threw them out without  knowing what they were. tonton.gif

And I havent gotten desperate enough to dig through the trash for them! LOL

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Originally Posted by Isabelsjewely View Post

 

Decided I am going to hold off and wait till the PF products go on sale. I had 7 ECBs to use but hubby threw them out without  knowing what they were. tonton.gif

And I havent gotten desperate enough to dig through the trash for them! LOL

 

Girl, you can better believe if that were me, it wouldn't be me doing the digging. LOL

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Originally Posted by Isabelsjewely View Post

 

Decided I am going to hold off and wait till the PF products go on sale. I had 7 ECBs to use but hubby threw them out without  knowing what they were. tonton.gif

And I havent gotten desperate enough to dig through the trash for them! LOL

 

lol MAKE HIM DIG! 

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well we did get into a huge argument about it b/c he went around my desk cleaning and just saw a bunch of receipts and threw them out! He's no aware of CVS' ECB program. I did get a victory out of it, he finally just said if it means that much to you just go buy what you want. BUT I'm trying to do a no-buy b/c I have so much I havent touched yet. 

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Me too, especially since I've been lusting after the Leopard Love palette for a couple of months now. But we can do it! Stay strong!!  :)

 

Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

I am feeling very tempted by the too face vintage sale. :( 



 

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Originally Posted by ladygrey View Post

 

Me too, especially since I've been lusting after the Leopard Love palette for a couple of months now. But we can do it! Stay strong!!  :)

 

 

 

 

I need a new eye shadow primer, and they have it in a couple of the things but I need more eye shadow and eyeliner like I need a whole in my head....so I closed the window. 

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Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

 

 

 

I need a new eye shadow primer, and they have it in a couple of the things but I need more eye shadow and eyeliner like I need a whole in my head....so I closed the window. 

 

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Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

 

I may have reopened it. twice. lol. But I've successfully managed to back off every time. 

 

keep it up! you can do it! yay.gif

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Yay, good job! I deleted the email and unsubscribed from their mailing list, and even though I tried to look at the site, it wouldn't work. I'm going to take that as a sign I shouldn't have any of that stuff. I just told myself that if the palette is still there at the end of the month and I still really want it, it can be my one item. :)

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Okay ladies, since you all love to window show online, maybe you can help me!

 

As you may (or may not) have read, I am going on my very first cruise in May. I'm am so beyond excited, its not even funny. I have some nice luggage but I don't have a nice overnight/weekender bag to bring on the plane with me. (I like to carry an extra set of clothes with me, just in case).

 

My budget is between $100 and $150 and I'd prefer some type of cloth or leather (not that hard plastic stuff).

 

Any ideas? 

 

(If you have one you are not using and willing to sell, I'm also open for that!)

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Originally Posted by Pancua View Post

 

Good job ladies! Its only the 1st! You can't give in now!

 

wait! so we gotta keep this up for 30 more days? Lord Jesus help us!! LOL

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I've made the no buy official on my blog, which means I HAVE to stick to it. I'm going to put the money I'm not spending on beauty supplies towards organizing my stash! 

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Originally Posted by Pancua View Post

 

Okay ladies, since you all love to window show online, maybe you can help me!

 

As you may (or may not) have read, I am going on my very first cruise in May. I'm am so beyond excited, its not even funny. I have some nice luggage but I don't have a nice overnight/weekender bag to bring on the plane with me. (I like to carry an extra set of clothes with me, just in case).

 

My budget is between $100 and $150 and I'd prefer some type of cloth or leather (not that hard plastic stuff).

 

Any ideas? 

 

(If you have one you are not using and willing to sell, I'm also open for that!)

 

I used to travel a lot for research and conferences in grad school. I got s sick of carrying around a bag with me, I just started carrying a really big purse that fit my laptop and extra underwear, lol. Before that, I had a northface backpack that I loved because it had clip straps on the bottom that I could put a towel in. (One time I traveled to Tajikistan with only a carry on, and I needed a nice towel for bathing lol). 

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Originally Posted by Isabelsjewely View Post

 

 

 

wait! so we gotta keep this up for 30 more days? Lord Jesus help us!! LOL

eusa_pray.gif

 

I'm starting to be afraid, if I'm having trouble on day 1....what is day 15 going to look like? and day 30?? blink.gif

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Check out TJ Maxx or Marshalls! They always have a ton of decent luggage. Here's a word of advice, though: seriously consider something with wheels that can roll. When I went on a cruise last summer, I used my Vera Bradley bags (super cute and awesome, but no wheels), and the process of getting on the boat was pretty long and time consuming, and we had to carry our luggage the whole time. Basically my arms were ready to fall off, lol
 

Originally Posted by Pancua View Post

Okay ladies, since you all love to window show online, maybe you can help me!

 

As you may (or may not) have read, I am going on my very first cruise in May. I'm am so beyond excited, its not even funny. I have some nice luggage but I don't have a nice overnight/weekender bag to bring on the plane with me. (I like to carry an extra set of clothes with me, just in case).

 

My budget is between $100 and $150 and I'd prefer some type of cloth or leather (not that hard plastic stuff).

 

Any ideas? 

 

(If you have one you are not using and willing to sell, I'm also open for that!)



 

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I think I found my end of the month item- I got a sample of the Korres Wild Rose & Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial with the Sephora order I got yesterday. I used it before bed last night, and it is AMAZING. My skin was phenomenal this morning, and that never happens.

 

Now I'm fighting the urge to buy it immediately... It's going to be a LONG month :/

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Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

 

 

 

I used to travel a lot for research and conferences in grad school. I got s sick of carrying around a bag with me, I just started carrying a really big purse that fit my laptop and extra underwear, lol. Before that, I had a northface backpack that I loved because it had clip straps on the bottom that I could put a towel in. (One time I traveled to Tajikistan with only a carry on, and I needed a nice towel for bathing lol). 

 

That's an idea. I will have to keep looking. I'm not one who buys purses easily. I'm so picky, it literally took me 3 years to find my current bag. The one before that I had for 5 years.

 

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Originally Posted by Pancua View Post

 

 

That's an idea. I will have to keep looking. I'm not one who buys purses easily. I'm so picky, it literally took me 3 years to find my current bag. The one before that I had for 5 years.

 

 

haha, well the one I use is a hand me down from my mom, Kenneth Cole plain black professional looking one. I love Kate Spade and usually carry her bags but now I bring my lunch to work in the bag and I don't want to ruin a Kate. Also I suggest checking TJ Maxx, they always have a nice selection of "week ender" type bags that would be good for carrying on! 

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Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

 

 

 

haha, well the one I use is a hand me down from my mom, Kenneth Cole plain black professional looking one. I love Kate Spade and usually carry her bags but now I bring my lunch to work in the bag and I don't want to ruin a Kate. Also I suggest checking TJ Maxx, they always have a nice selection of "week ender" type bags that would be good for carrying on! 

 

I'm going to be hitting up Target, TJMaxx, Kohls and Ross this weekend, see what I can come up with.

 

Also, an idea that just hit me in order to help with my no buy, I think I am going to declare March as Urban Decay month. Basically doing a FOTD using primarily UD cosmetics and doing different looks. *ponder ponder ponder*

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