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June 2013 No/Low Buy Goals & Support

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Hey Guys, As May comes to a close I just wanted to know did you all keep your goals this month? If so 'Yay im so proud of you' If not 'its okay, we are just gonna try harder' cuz who am I kidding I totally know the struggle of no/low buys I also want to know your goals for the month of June are you doing no buy or low buy? What's the one thing you can't resist buying? Also if your doing low buy what's your limit? As for myself im doing a low buy, I think my limit would be about $50 for the month. I want to get some of the new Apocalips Collection by Rimmel London the which is about 4.99 each and a pallet by Coastal Scents, and thats it, maybe some eyeliner...but that just might be it. Can't wait to hear yours -Christine

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My goals will be to a) not impulse buy nail polish and B) subtract subs instead of adding them. I did a pretty good job of resisting ulta/sephora/sally's this month. It's the internet that kills me. Maybe if I make a list of the polishes I'm allowed to buy for the month it'll help.

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My biggest problem is lip gloss, lip stick, lip color ect because I never found a perfect color or any color that looks right on me, I just buy hoping to find a good shade

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I'm going to try a low-buy for June.  I've promised to let myself try a few products, but I need to be a bit more frugal!  Lately, I've been on an insane mascara-buying-kick, and I always seem to come home with a new Revlon lip butter.  . . . I still need to decide my limit~

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I do too, but it's just so hard when it comes to makeup! I have no sub boxes so im not getting anything in excess but nothing is wrong with being a little more cash smart!

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I'm doing okay on my low-buy and fantastic when it comes to the items on my no-buy list (conditioner, shampoo, hair serums/oils, and shower gel).  There were a few impulse buys, but one of them (a non-angled gel eyeliner pencil) was actually on my list to buy later this year, so I'm not kicking myself over that one (the bright blue automatic eyeliner pencil is another impulse purchase, and that one *is* a regret since I have a couple of other very similar shades, but it was essence, so it was only two or three bucks, and if it goes in my makeup bag for work and then mysteriously disappears, I won't be upset for losing a $20 UD/stila pencil).  My big splurge -- a Glamour Doll Eyes order of something like two dozen sample jars -- was due to receiving an unexpected raise retroactive to the previous pay period, and I do have "ALL THE GDE THINGS" on my shopping list for the period between now and the rest of the year, so that's not one to beat myself up over, either.  

 

Anyway.  I'm working on an allowed list for June, so we'll see how that goes in a month!

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I went on a low buy for May and have to say, I did REALLY well! I'm proud of myself! I just moved with my fiance and I really want to save our money and not buy so much. Moving, I realized just how much stuff I have!  So now I'm trying to use up as many products as I can.

 

I did allow myself to place a Sephora order yesterday though but I did have 2 gift cards and used the VIB 10% so it was a good deal.  I'm going on another low buy for June. I'm going to allow myself to get a few of the Rimmel Apocalips though.

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Thats great Meaganola, my biggest thing is also shower gels, body wash, shampoo/conditioner ots like I can never have enough! I try to use up as much as I can before I get anymore but a shop close by me has the Dove Nutrium Moisture (12oz) on sale for 3 for $10, I resisted last month there's no way im missing that sale this month! Lol. Thats great Sheeeeeelby , when trying a low buy it can be difficult because 9 times out of 10 when I go to a store I come out with something completely different than what I actually went in for! So thats excellent you were able to stick with it.

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Originally Posted by Tinkabella View Post

 

Thats great Meaganola, my biggest thing is also shower gels, body wash, shampoo/conditioner ots like I can never have enough! I try to use up as much as I can before I get anymore but a shop close by me has the Dove Nutrium Moisture (12oz) on sale for 3 for $10, I resisted last month there's no way im missing that sale this month! Lol.

 

Thats great Sheeeeeelby , when trying a low buy it can be difficult because 9 times out of 10 when I go to a store I come out with something completely different than what I actually went in for! So thats excellent you were able to stick with it.

 

I'm surprised at how well I did. I just don't feel the urge to buy.  I pick things up, and debate with myself for 10 minutes and put them down and leave. 

 

Ugh. I'm awful with shower gels too. I blame Bath & Body Works hahaha.  I gave a bunch away to my family and kept maybe 3. Then I also pick up Philosophy shower gels at TJ Maxx for a nice price. I kept all of those - they just smell sooo good! And then I have a ton of Lush's soap! So I'm on a no buy for shower gels/soaps for a looooooooong time! 

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Lol, I dont have much now so this purchase is totally justifiable! I really dont have the urge to buy unless its something I really, really want! I always ask myself how much am I really going to use it? Is this the best price I can get it? I'm trying to be more frugal and this helps alot. I've noticed I'll buy something just because it's on sale, which is not good!

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I've decided to go on an extreme low buy for the next 3 months. I think I'll allow myself to pick up a few of the Rimmel Apocolips, but that's it! I'll probably hold off on those for quite a while, too. Until September, I'm going to be hardcore concentrating on using up way, way more than I purchase. 

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Thats great Ladygrey, I'm totally rooting for you! Im glad to see everyone has wonderful goals and are sticking to them. I have a question everyone what's your guilty pleasure buy?

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I'm sticking to my '5 makeup items' low buy until holiday sets start coming out. I'm not sure what my guilty pleasure buy is. I go through phases where I hoard certain items. Right now I'm going through a mascara hoarding phase. I don't really have a particular item that I love buying.

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Thats good! Im hoping to not spend up my limit, even if I save about $20 I can put that up for when I splurge during the holidays. My guilty pleasure is eyeliner, for some reason I can never have enough!

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My guilty pleasure is blush! I have so much blush, and I just keep buying more and more. I think that these next few months, if I do allow myself to buy some items, I'm going to try my hardest to resist buying more blushes. I've also added in a new goal - if I make any purchases (which will hopefully be far and few between), no high end items. Just drugstore. I need to get into the habit of buying less expensive stuff. 

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Oh yea, all of mine are drugstore! I've been to drugstore.com three times all ready, I didn't buy anything thou...thank goodness! I kind of have my mind on Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide on eyeliner in Perversion, I know what a shame !! :icon_cry:

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My goal is to not buy anything outside of my subs ( 2 ipsy, 2 Birchbox, 1 Eco Emi, and target if they make it monthly). Also only 1 LBB this month because I just sent in a return. And then I must Skip LBB for a few months. I swear not to buy any more nail polish even though I am in love with Zoya pixie dusts.

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I kind of broke my year-long makeup binge earlier last month by going on a cookbook spree, so I got very little makeup-wise in the last half of May.  I have backups ready for all the important items I'm close to out on - mascaras, loose powder, bbcream.  I will need to get a new bottle of my black soap (for some strange reason the one I have liquified totally.  It's weird) and shampoo.  Unless something essential breaks, though, beyond that, I'm set.  I declare a No buy on makeup for June, no skincare but the soap, and no perfume or hair or shower stuff beyond the shampoo.  Except my Starlooks box.  I know Santa's bringing me some stuff for my birthday at the end of the month - that helps.

 

AND NO MORE COOKBOOKS THIS MONTH!  I've bought 9 (and a rice cooker) in the past two weeks!!!  But boy do we have an interesting week of eating planned!  I've started cooking around the world, and this week we're visiting India, Italy, Ireland and France!  =) 

 

(Edit 'cause I don't know the difference between England and France.)

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1 hr 45 min and I'm already changing my June commitment.  1 makeup item low-buy.  I've looked several times for L'Oreal Infallible Cherie Merie and haven't found it.  I'm on a coral kick this spring/summer, and have nothing like it.  I would instantly cave on it, so I'm going to just plan for that one item so I don't feel I've "failed" at my goal when I inevitably buy it. 

 

So for June, the one cookbook I bought yesterday, and this one makeup item, and that's IT for the makeup and book categories.   =)  This is my goal.

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Mellee, I totally understand your dilemma. I cant really decide on what I'm even going to buy! If I get the urban decay eyeliner thats $19 plus 2 apocalips by rimmel london, thats already $29! On three items, the horror! I must spend wisely!

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I ended up breaking my low-buy plan ON THE VERY FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH.  I had planned on sticking with this list for the entire month:

  • One brush (foundation, powder, or blush.  Still trying to decide which)
  • Holika Holika Moisture bb cream
  • maybe concealer (depending on whether I run out of the current tube I'm using)
  • another round of Glamour Doll Eyes sample jars
  • essence Sun-Kissed trend edition (one of the lipsticks, maybe the blush, all three nail polishes, both eye shadows) (Blush is actually on my no-buy list, but essence trend edition blushes are the exception to the no-buy.  The one from the Fruity collection was the one that kicked off my entire blush obsession, and that was the last one I bought -- back in February.  I'm not buying blush every week!  Go, me!  And it was under $4, and including it on this list still keeps the total down under $20.)
  • two bottles of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's Sumatran Red Patchouli and maybe a bottle of Scherezade and an imp pack (what they call a sample pack)

 

I picked up the essence yesterday.  On the up side, I didn't decide that I might as well get the other lipstick and the shimmer powder just to have the whole collection.  On the down side, I also picked up three Rimmel Apocalips glosses and five NYC New York Color Applelicious lip balms.  Next weekend should be better even though it's my non-rent payday weekend because I've got a bunch of time-consuming stuff to do that will not involve me running around town all day stopping here, there, and everywhere picking up just one more gloss, balm, polish, etc.  And sub boxes should start rolling in then, and I am usually really good about not buying stuff when I know things are on the way.  I'll probably end up ordering (well, in the case of the bb cream, walking into the store and buying) everything else on my allowed list, though.

 

(And now comes the loooong wait until the next essence trend edition, whatever it is!  Those are always on my exception-to-no-buy list, although I'm not always interested in something from every collection.  The Cherry Blossom collection was particularly disappointing.  Nothing was cherry blossom-colored, and everything was too warm for me!  I wish I were more motivated and would get around to tracking down someone in another country where they get *every* TE so I could get some CP going on there and COLLECT THEM ALL!, but I'm a procrastinator, plus there's just something about buying this stuff RIGHT THEN AND THERE that appeals to me more.)

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Its okay Meaganola, it happens to the best of us! Did you have a limit amount or product amount? That is a good list, unfortunately I didn't make one. Im not good at sticking to lists; so that goes to show you were really committed to your goals, and you should be commended for that! I totally understand where your coming from, I rarely online shop. I like the here and now type of thing also the self satisfaction of grabbing the last item before the next person! Btw, which colors did you in the collection!

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P.s. I am already off to a bad start! I just snatched up 3 polishes from a great indie maker. I've been waiting for her summer collection and restock, missed my biggest lemming, but got three others. Yikes.. I also caved and finally purchased an Enchanted polish for $25.. most I've ever paid for a single polish. I haven't had a makeup buying bug, it's been nail polish. A good note, I did sell 4 polishes I never wear/use, so that's a plus right?

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