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Another month of attempting to not buy beauty products and cut down on stash sizes.

 

Here we go! How are you doing on your project pan or no-buy?

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I did awful in May. I bought some MAC stuff (which, I was expecting to do so I had set money aside for it), but when my mom almost died, I was kind of a wreck--I ended up placing orders from Cherry Culture and Ulta. That in itself isn't so bad since I only bought drugstore brands, so I got a lot of bang for my buck. But still, I shouldn't have done it. 

 

Also, when I was being an emotional mess, I didn't actually notice that June had started! So today is kinda like the beginning of June for me, lol. Yay, happy June!

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I was almost tempted with another Mac lipstick but I managed to stay strong. I just joined Little Black Bag and am staying away from the cosmetics as well. LOL

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I think Ive done awesome! Haven't bought anything since April! Part of me being so successful was staying away from these boards for a bit! helps me not know what's out there to buy! biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by ladygrey View Post

 

I did awful in May. I bought some MAC stuff (which, I was expecting to do so I had set money aside for it), but when my mom almost died, I was kind of a wreck--I ended up placing orders from Cherry Culture and Ulta. That in itself isn't so bad since I only bought drugstore brands, so I got a lot of bang for my buck. But still, I shouldn't have done it. 

 

Also, when I was being an emotional mess, I didn't actually notice that June had started! So today is kinda like the beginning of June for me, lol. Yay, happy June!

: totally understandable...is your mom ok now? 

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Originally Posted by Pancua View Post

 

I was almost tempted with another Mac lipstick but I managed to stay strong. I just joined Little Black Bag and am staying away from the cosmetics as well. LOL

 

Yay, good job!! How do you like LBB? I know that it's a baaaad idea for me to even try it out. It seems so incredibly addcting!

 

Originally Posted by Isabelsjewely View Post

 

I think Ive done awesome! Haven't bought anything since April! Part of me being so successful was staying away from these boards for a bit! helps me not know what's out there to buy! biggrin.gif

 

Hi Isabel!! Glad to see you back on the boards! :)

 

Not buying anything since April is really awesome. How has post-surgery life been?

 

Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

 

: totally understandable...is your mom ok now? 

 

She is! She got released from the hospital today. I'm just really, really glad my brother was there to take her to the hospital, because she totally tried to drive herself. :/

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Originally Posted by ladygrey View Post

 

 

Yay, good job!! How do you like LBB? I know that it's a baaaad idea for me to even try it out. It seems so incredibly addcting!

 

It's been interesting so far, I am still on the fence. We shall see what happens when it comes time to cancel. Thankfully its all risk free for the first 5 days.

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Originally Posted by ladygrey View Post

 

 

Yay, good job!! How do you like LBB? I know that it's a baaaad idea for me to even try it out. It seems so incredibly addcting!

 

 

She is! She got released from the hospital today. I'm just really, really glad my brother was there to take her to the hospital, because she totally tried to drive herself. :/

lbb is addicting and I recommend never starting lol.

 

Glad your mom is ok!

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I'm on day 10! I'm doing good. Only have 4 more days to make it to my goal.

 

I just can't get into LBB. I hope I don't offend anyone but the jewelry is hideous. I cringe whenever I see it.

I am totally biased though. I can make anything I want.

 

The bags & makeup are awesome!

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Hi Everyone,

 

I've been lurking on the no-buy support groups for the last two months.  Let me just say you've all been inspiring me.  I was in both Nordstrom Rack and Bed, Bath & Beyond today, and didn't buy anything (except the one thing I went to BBB to buy in the first place)!  I also managed to avoid ordering anything from Stila last month.  Thanks for your support!

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Day 8.

 

Sephora is out of pretty much everything I want right now, which is helpful.

 

I'm broke since the VA decided to not pay me for last month of school. They better fix it tomorrow.

 

I did pay off all of my credit cards/lines last month though, except my Care Credit and student loan since those are too huge to be paid by my measly budget all at once.

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Originally Posted by Souly View Post

 

I'm on day 10! I'm doing good. Only have 4 more days to make it to my goal.

 

I just can't get into LBB. I hope I don't offend anyone but the jewelry is hideous. I cringe whenever I see it.

I am totally biased though. I can make anything I want.

 

The bags & makeup are awesome!

I don't like the jewelry either! I've ended up with some earrings I don't mind, but I'm in it for the cargo and clutches, lol. 

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The ZAD jewelry is especially ugly. I like the silver skull bracelet, and the skull hoop earrings though. The disney stuff is cute too, but other than that it's mostly fugtown.

 

EDIT: The Betsey stuff is cute too. So I suppose it's probably more likely a small amount of ugly jewelry.

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Originally Posted by amberlamps View Post

 

The ZAD jewelry is especially ugly. I like the silver skull bracelet, and the skull hoop earrings though. The disney stuff is cute too, but other than that it's mostly fugtown.

 

EDIT: The Betsey stuff is cute too. So I suppose it's probably more likely a small amount of ugly jewelry.

Yeah I've always loved betsey johnson, but I don't wear necklaces....I've never had a problem getting an lbb to not have any jewelry in it though.

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I've never seen any stuff on there that I was just like, OMG! Need! Well, except for maybe the Cargo blushes. But since those are the only things I really want, I could just go to JCP and buy a blush that I wanted. Plus, LBB is so expensive!

 

I'm on day 1. I had meant to start on June 1, but I kinda lost track of the days lol. 

 

I've cleared out several items from my cabinets that I really do not like at all. My train case should be here tomorrow, so I'm really looking forward to getting everything all organized in there. 

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The only thing that even interested me about LBB was the Betsey stuff (big shock, no?) but I can't wear necklaces (since I have one specific one that only gets removed when I have to go through TSA or an Xray) and I can't limit a bag to JUST Betsey stuff (even with trading, it's not likely to work out that way, anyhow).

 

Still, I'm happy for the gals who ARE digging it.

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Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

 

Yeah I've always loved betsey johnson, but I don't wear necklaces....I've never had a problem getting an lbb to not have any jewelry in it though.

 

Feel free to look through my likes! I'm on the hunt for jewelry and will happily take them off your hands if I have something you can trade/like. :D I'm staying away from make up and get so many offers on it so maybe we can work together. :D

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Originally Posted by Pancua View Post

 

 

Feel free to look through my likes! I'm on the hunt for jewelry and will happily take them off your hands if I have something you can trade/like. :D I'm staying away from make up and get so many offers on it so maybe we can work together. :D

I don't have a bag open currently!! Also I've banned myself from opening any more bags until like...december, hahah.

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Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

 

I don't have a bag open currently!! Also I've banned myself from opening any more bags until like...december, hahah.

 

Bahaha! I've banned myself from opening a bag...ever. 

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Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

 

I don't have a bag open currently!! Also I've banned myself from opening any more bags until like...december, hahah.

 

Let me know when you do, we can work together. ;)

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My train case arrived! I just finished putting everything into it.

 

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I went with the pink color because the black was a little blah, to me at least.

 

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All loaded up with tons of makeup! 

 

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Here's the bad part: a smallish shoebox full of overflow. Most of this stuff is backups of things like foundation, powder, primers, lip balm, highlighters, etc.  

 

I think it is pretty clear that I don't need to buy any more makeup for a VERY long time. 

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Ha, I was just thinking about that train case. I'm contemplating buying one when I'm allowed to buy stuff. My caboodle train case is kind of wonky right now, though it could be due to being chock full of makeup I don't use right now and samples.

 

 

I decided that I'm extending my no-buy to late August or the first of September since I'm not going to summer school. I'm not going to have any income for June or July so I need to be better with the money I do have.

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Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

 

ohh!! I need one of those! Everything looks so nice and organized! 

 

It really fits a surprising amount of stuff! Plus, I really like that you can remove the dividers on each section and adjust it so it works how you want it to. I was really surprised that I could fit so much stuff in there. I'll rotate stuff out that I have multiples of every month so that items that are sitting in the overflow box get some use too. I lovelovelove that I have everything in an easily accessible place and I can see everything!

Originally Posted by amberlamps View Post

 

Ha, I was just thinking about that train case. I'm contemplating buying one when I'm allowed to buy stuff. My caboodle train case is kind of wonky right now, though it could be due to being chock full of makeup I don't use right now and samples.

 

 

I decided that I'm extending my no-buy to late August or the first of September since I'm not going to summer school. I'm not going to have any income for June or July so I need to be better with the money I do have.

 

I think it's a really good train case (so far!) and I'm glad I bought it. It feels pretty solid and sturdy. For anyone that's interested, they're on sale for $59 (usually $110) on Sephora's website and they have pink, black, and silver. 

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