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May 2013 No-buy/Low-buy thread

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I'm seeing things I would like to purchase, but what I'm going to do is make a wish list of items during my no buy month.  Then, the next month will be a low buy month where I will allot myself 3 items (let's say).  If nothing else, I think this will lead to a more controlled and curated approach to buying stuff.  It also gives me enough time to really decide what I want to get, thus cutting down on the impulse purchases. So far, my wish list includes: 1) Milani Shadow Eyez in Almond Cream
I just read the Vampy Varnish review and those look great! But, I'm sticking to my 5 item limit. A wishlist is a good idea, with adding everything up and culling down to most wanted. I might have to implement one for myself!

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My kittens! Still unnamed so if anyone has any suggestions go for it. One has white paws the other doesn't.  

 

 

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Originally Posted by tulosai View Post

 

My kittens! Still unnamed so if anyone has any suggestions go for it. One has white paws the other doesn't.  

 

 

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They are both so beautiful (and also look appropriately mischievous)! smile.gif

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My kittens! Still unnamed so if anyone has any suggestions go for it. One has white paws the other doesn't.   * *
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! So adorable!!! I want a kitty now! Maybe I should do a no buy and save up for a kitty lol :-)

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My kittens! Still unnamed so if anyone has any suggestions go for it. One has white paws the other doesn't.   * *
Those babies are so cute. Congrats on the new additions to your family!

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Originally Posted by tulosai View Post

 

My kittens! Still unnamed so if anyone has any suggestions go for it. One has white paws the other doesn't.  

Ohgod ohgod ohgod, they are so adorable! heart.gif lovelovee.gif I have no idea how to write the sound I made when I saw those pics, haha! Let's just say I might have squeee'd a bit... 

 

In any case, congratulations! I hope you'll have a long and happy life together. Please let us know when you've decided on names, I'd love to know!

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eeeeek!  SO CUTE and bouncy!!!!!!

 

I was coming here, all depressed about makeup purchases, only to be greeted by these adorable kitten photos!  What an awesome pick-me-up.  Thanks so much for sharing, hope they are adjusting well to their new home :) :)

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OH MY GOD KITTENS.

 

I would give up makeup for some kittens of my own ;~~; but alas.

 

 

On a no buy again sigh, financial reasons this time (though I still have waaaay too much stuff). I'm super tempted to get an ipsy bag this month just because it looks amazing but I already have those things... need to finish mine first. Other than the subs I already have paid for (and gift certs/birchbox points), I'm going to try and abstain from buying a lot of makeup the next 3-4 months. Which isn't going to be a hardship still 'cause I have almost $90 in birchbox points @[email protected]

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Ohhh, those kittens are adorable!!! I'll trade you a bunch of makeup for one! I want another one so bad. I think if my husband were to tell me, "if you don't buy ANY makeup or beauty stuff for six months, you can get a kitten or a corgi" that would ensure that I have a successful no-buy. 

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Thanks so much guys! It's two boys and if anything they are adjusting way too well to their new home- they already think they own the place.  I'm counting on them to me my no by inspiration this month so I'll keep posting pictures every week ish if no one minds.

 

As for names, I've narrowed it down to Darcy and Bingley or Tyrion and Jamie.  Anyone who recognizes both references will truly know what a geek I am.

Originally Posted by jpark107 View Post

They are both so beautiful (and also look appropriately mischievous)! smile.gif

 

Originally Posted by lioness90 View Post


AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! So adorable!!! I want a kitty now! Maybe I should do a no buy and save up for a kitty lol :-)

 

Originally Posted by Flowerfish View Post


Those babies are so cute. Congrats on the new additions to your family!

 

Originally Posted by Lulubelle107 View Post

Adorable kittens!  Are they boys or girls or one of each?  The name that popped in my head for some reason was Lola. 

 

Originally Posted by nishino View Post

eeeeek!  SO CUTE and bouncy!!!!!!

 

I was coming here, all depressed about makeup purchases, only to be greeted by these adorable kitten photos!  What an awesome pick-me-up.  Thanks so much for sharing, hope they are adjusting well to their new home :) :)

 

Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

OH MY GOD KITTENS.

 

I would give up makeup for some kittens of my own ;~~; but alas.

 

 

Originally Posted by ladygrey View Post

Ohhh, those kittens are adorable!!! I'll trade you a bunch of makeup for one! I want another one so bad. I think if my husband were to tell me, "if you don't buy ANY makeup or beauty stuff for six months, you can get a kitten or a corgi" that would ensure that I have a successful no-buy. 

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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

 

 

On a no buy again sigh, financial reasons this time (though I still have waaaay too much stuff). I'm super tempted to get an ipsy bag this month just because it looks amazing but I already have those things... need to finish mine first. Other than the subs I already have paid for (and gift certs/birchbox points), I'm going to try and abstain from buying a lot of makeup the next 3-4 months. Which isn't going to be a hardship still 'cause I have almost $90 in birchbox points @[email protected]

I'm also for financial reasons at this point (though I also have way too much stuff. 

 

Not to be the bad influence but I think if you only spend points it doesn't REALLY count as a buy... but maybe that's just me :)

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Originally Posted by Meahlea View Post

 

I'm going to be on a low buy of sorts. I've already decided what I'm going to buy for this month, and after that I'm limiting myself to things that I cannot talk myself out of with a witness (which means that I cannot buy things without asking someone else if it's a good idea first).

 

Things I'm buying:

the mini set of the OPI bond girls removed to make room for lbb

a bunch of polish from my fav indie polish maker (that I promised her I was buying as soon as I got paid) - set of 8 neons (bought)+ the remainder of the holo collection.

my sub boxes which should be paid for (ipsy, birchbox, squarehue cancelled, starlooks starbox)

a tarte eyeliner as part of a group order

ticket to the tour of st louis for my convention in July

(added) bus ticket

 

Things I am NOT buying:

konad tools even though my stamping set is garbage

the opi bond girls not in the mini set

any cosmetics that I do not go physically out of my way to shop for (e.g. no random stuff at walmart)

julep mystery boxes

my sub boxes which are already paid for (goodies.co, love with food, seasonsbox)

a little black bag oops. they had pixi

indie polishes other than those from ellagee which I have committed to

eyeshadow at all

 

Commitment: go!

 

edit. commitment: increased with a look at the bank account.

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Originally Posted by tulosai View Post

 

I'm also for financial reasons at this point (though I also have way too much stuff. 

 

Not to be the bad influence but I think if you only spend points it doesn't REALLY count as a buy... but maybe that's just me :)

lol i don't think it counts either. ;) But that's why I'm saying it's not really a hardship... there's plenty of stuff I can get in the BB shop for $90 at 20% off

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Originally Posted by tulosai View Post

 

My kittens! Still unnamed so if anyone has any suggestions go for it. One has white paws the other doesn't.  

 

 

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So Adorable!!!! Name Suggestions: Daisy and Clair

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Uhhhhh.. so am I still within my low buy? Just spent $50 and picked up 5 polishes, indie, LE, foreign.... then turned around and sold 5 of my own for $25..lol. I'm only replacing what I no longer want/like/use with items inn my lemming list. Got a giftcard for my bday from a friend and spent it on a cleansing oil.. it's like a present of my ultimate choosing! I am of the mind it doesn't count lol.. Oh maaan, I'm weak!

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Originally Posted by tulosai View Post

 

Thanks so much guys! It's two boys and if anything they are adjusting way too well to their new home- they already think they own the place.  I'm counting on them to me my no by inspiration this month so I'll keep posting pictures every week ish if no one minds.

 

As for names, I've narrowed it down to Darcy and Bingley or Tyrion and Jamie.  Anyone who recognizes both references will truly know what a geek I am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pride and Predjudice and Game of Thrones! I love the name choices. :)

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Originally Posted by ladygrey View Post

 

 

Pride and Predjudice and Game of Thrones! I love the name choices. :)

Yessss!!! And while I do love both sets, you can always mix and match! Those kittens are SOOOOO CUUUUTE.

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Themed naming is the best! I do themed naming for every Pokemon game I play, which is fun until you start running out of city names because you realise you are not actually very good at geography... ._.;; the latest one I cheated and did "tv/movie character" names which is like EVERY SINGLE NAME ON THE FACE OF THE PLANET :'D

 

 

In other news, video games (or at least Pokemon for me because I'm too lazy to actually play other games) is a better entertainment/distraction-to--cost ratio than makeup! I only spent like $16 on the current Pokemon game I'm playing from a sale at Best Buy, but I've gotten like 30+ hrs of entertainment from it already!
 

Which is also bad because I'm supposed to be studying for the MCATs ooooopsss

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Originally Posted by tulosai View Post

 

Thanks so much guys! It's two boys and if anything they are adjusting way too well to their new home- they already think they own the place.  I'm counting on them to me my no by inspiration this month so I'll keep posting pictures every week ish if no one minds.

 

As for names, I've narrowed it down to Darcy and Bingley or Tyrion and Jamie.  Anyone who recognizes both references will truly know what a geek I am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

but your cats have all their paws! ;)

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Argh, it's only the 5th of the month and EVERY day I have struggled not to purchase something beauty-related.  I think I just have to declare a no-buy for May and not buy anything, not even a $3 Baby Lips, unless I actually run out of something.  The only thing I'm close to running out of is my powder foundation, so possibly I might need to buy one in May.  But that's IT.

 

 

For the kittens, I kinda like the idea of naming them Bingley and Darcy myself, especially if one is bouncy and fun, and the other is a tad standoffish. :)   @tulosai, I would LOVE if you shared more piccies of your kittens with us, not only are they totally adorable but it would actually help me with my no-buy!  Nothing like kittens pics to distract you from "needing" to buy makeup.   :D

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but your cats have all their paws! ;)

 

OMG SPOILERS!!! LOL! :D

 

 

a little off topic, but how is the current season of Game of Thrones anyway?  Do people like it?  I've kept up with the books since they first came out, but have only seen season one of the TV show.

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