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I am FORCING myself to STOP BINGE BUYING!!! Last month i went absolutely CRAZY and bought soooooooooo many makeup products I DONT NEED!!!!

Just so I dont feel guilty about it I am also forcing myself TO ACTUALLY USE THE PRODUCTS lol. So I am actually stopping myself for a while....maybe a few days lol NOOOO! maybe a month or two :)

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I'm jumping on the bandwagon. Hubs told me yesterday I had to cut down on my sub boxes. Ugh. I also can't buy anything this month. This is going to be TOUGH.

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I did well in July. Not so much in August. I bought a lot of clothes and a few makeup things. I'd like to pay off my credit cards and get back on track. I was doing so well until my cat had to go to the vet and I had to buy my plane ticket back to VA. I'm also cutting my subs down. Birchbox is going and I already cancelled Love with Food. I caved and got a LBB this month but that needs to stop as well!

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I keep feeling the urge to buy more eyeshadow but really it is not necessary at all. So I am planning on making myself FINISH up at least two colors before I cave.  I have decided that these colors can be just one color in a palette or one half of a duo shadow.  I've hit pan recently on a bunch of colors, but there is still a looooooooong way to go before I actually use up anything.  Hitting pan is definitely exciting, but for me it is a far cry from actually finishing up a color.  I am always surprised at how long it takes to actually finish a product.  Especially a pressed powder product. 

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So far I'm not doing well. Yesterday I decided that I was going to drop 2 subs. I ended up NOT dropping 2 subs - but ADDING one more. Help.

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Originally Posted by tameloy View Post

 

So far I'm not doing well. Yesterday I decided that I was going to drop 2 subs. I ended up NOT dropping 2 subs - but ADDING one more. Help.

I'm at a point where I need to start dropping them, too...again. Last time, I had cut down to JUST birchbox, but now I'm back up to bb, glossybox, and beauty army. I have 6 months left on my year of bb, and 2 months left on glossybox, so it looks like beauty army has to go. Why am I such an addict :(.

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Originally Posted by missionista View Post

 

After a couple of really great months, I caved.  Bought the 2 Eliis Faas eyeshadows.  On the plus side, I was able to test them out at a counter, so talked myself out of 4 products down to 2.  And I got a discount.  But still, no buy for the rest of the month.  And I still need to use up at least 5 products.  However, the using up is going well--I've managed a few already.

 

 

Which shadows did you get? I'm so temped to splurge on Ellis Faas products, but I just can't and I'm trying to talk myself out of it lol.

However, I'd like to know if they were worth it? I can at least put it on my wish list.

What Ellis products did you try and not care for? 

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Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

 

I'm at a point where I need to start dropping them, too...again. Last time, I had cut down to JUST birchbox, but now I'm back up to bb, glossybox, and beauty army. I have 6 months left on my year of bb, and 2 months left on glossybox, so it looks like beauty army has to go. Why am I such an addict :(.

Right now I'm subbed to:

 

Birchbox (I would've dropped by now if it wasn't for the points)

Beauty Army (which I justify because you can skip a month)

Glossybox (My current fav)

MyGlam (just added yesterday - I'm kicking myself for it)

QVC Test Tube (Which I justify because it is not monthly)

 

It's soooo hard to let go! If I had to pick just 2, it would be Glossybox and QVC. They are my favorites. But you know how that goes.

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Originally Posted by mega789 View Post

 

When you ladies say LBB, are you talking about Little Black Bag? or something else. 

Do you like it? 

LBB is Little Black Bag.  But it's relatively expensive so at this point, unless I'm lacking something specific, I try not to open an LBB.  It's so much fun.

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Originally Posted by tameloy View Post

 

Right now I'm subbed to:

 

Birchbox (I would've dropped by now if it wasn't for the points)

Beauty Army (which I justify because you can skip a month)

Glossybox (My current fav)

MyGlam (just added yesterday - I'm kicking myself for it)

QVC Test Tube (Which I justify because it is not monthly)

 

It's soooo hard to let go! If I had to pick just 2, it would be Glossybox and QVC. They are my favorites. But you know how that goes.

Maybe you should drop Beauty Army.  Having it out there even though you can skip is too tempting.

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Originally Posted by tameloy View Post

 

Right now I'm subbed to:

 

Birchbox (I would've dropped by now if it wasn't for the points)

Beauty Army (which I justify because you can skip a month)

Glossybox (My current fav)

MyGlam (just added yesterday - I'm kicking myself for it)

QVC Test Tube (Which I justify because it is not monthly)

 

It's soooo hard to let go! If I had to pick just 2, it would be Glossybox and QVC. They are my favorites. But you know how that goes.

Crap, I forgot I signed up for myglam again too. DARN IT WHY ARE YOU IMPROVING YOUR SERVICES IT MAKES THIS HARDER.

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Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

 

Crap, I forgot I signed up for myglam again too. DARN IT WHY ARE YOU IMPROVING YOUR SERVICES IT MAKES THIS HARDER.

I got an e-mail telling me to sign up now and skip the waitlist.  I deleted it before I could consider it.  Hoping that if there are products I really like I can get them in trades.

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Originally Posted by Lisa N View Post

 

I got an e-mail telling me to sign up now and skip the waitlist.  I deleted it before I could consider it.  Hoping that if there are products I really like I can get them in trades.

You said it! I'm right there with ya...lol

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Which shadows did you get? I'm so temped to splurge on Ellis Faas products, but I just can't and I'm trying to talk myself out of it lol.

However, I'd like to know if they were worth it? I can at least put it on my wish list.

What Ellis products did you try and not care for?

 

I ordered the Lights in E305 (blue-bordeaux) and the Milky Eyes in E204 (teal).  I liked the way both colors looked with my eyes (brown) when I was in the store.  I don't have anything like either of those colors.

 

I was considering one of the other lights colors (the green) and one of the other eye colors--navy blue.  The green was a little too light, and the navy was way too dark.  Glad to have found that out before placing an order!  I used the coupon I got through Glossybox, as it checked online, and EF does not seem to have sales very often.  Still have not received the order, but am looking forward to it.  I have not had buyer's remorse yet, and I haven't bought anything else this month.

 

They do seem to come out with sets periodically, where you get 3 items (of their choosing) for the cost of two-and-a-half.  Perhaps you could wait for the next round of sets to come out?

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Originally Posted by missionista View Post

 

 

I ordered the Lights in E305 (blue-bordeaux) and the Milky Eyes in E204 (teal).  I liked the way both colors looked with my eyes (brown) when I was in the store.  I don't have anything like either of those colors.

 

I was considering one of the other lights colors (the green) and one of the other eye colors--navy blue.  The green was a little too light, and the navy was way too dark.  Glad to have found that out before placing an order!  I used the coupon I got through Glossybox, as it checked online, and EF does not seem to have sales very often.  Still have not received the order, but am looking forward to it.  I have not had buyer's remorse yet, and I haven't bought anything else this month.

 

They do seem to come out with sets periodically, where you get 3 items (of their choosing) for the cost of two-and-a-half.  Perhaps you could wait for the next round of sets to come out?

 

 

Cool! Yeah I really want the Lights shadows. They are so pretty!

I don't have Glossybox, so no coupon for me, boohoo :(

The sets are cool except that I don't usually care for the shades they choose.

Thanks for the info :) 

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MissLindaJean...did u get the e-mail for the Sample Society gift with a Philosophy purchase. Thought of you when I saw it!

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I deleted it lol..without looking! Thanks for looking out; I'm going to fish through my trash bin for it!
No worries! :)

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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post

 

Found it! Big thanks to you Dots! BTW, the Butter London deal got me...oops, but $11 for 4 of them was beyond my resistance!

$11 for 4??  How did you manage that?  I ordered 4 and with tax it was $29.  (disclaimer, these aren't for me, they're to go in Christmas baskets)

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Found it! Big thanks to you Dots! BTW, the Butter London deal got me...oops, but $11 for 4 of them was beyond my resistance!
Yay! Welcome!

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Today Sephora had a really good Fan Friday Deal for skin products and I thought, I'll just order one or two things that I could use backups on so I can utilize the promo, I even went on the site and put things in my cart, but then suddenly snapped out of it and just logged out!

 

I almost broke my no buy today, but I managed to hold strong.  smile.gif

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