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No Buy Week Sunday April 19 through Saturday April 25

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I thought of a new idea for no buy, taking it one week at a time. I posted in another thread how I was on a binge last week and I am having a hard time getting in no buy mode. To deal with this and the Sunday blues of having to go to work tomorrow, I am going to:

 

Clean my room and visualize having a good week, then choose beauty products to use this week and put them in a pretty box or bag. They can be new things and nice things. Post photo of them here. Focus on enjoying them this week. Try not to buy, and if I get paid, pay a bit of debt off. If I mess up, I can begin again next Sunday. Every week can get better and easier, right? 

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Great idea!!! I can do this too! Small baby steps are definitely going to be successful goals.

we can do this for all the goals such as weight loss ,exercise etc.

after one successful week you will be more confident about no buys!!

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I've started working on it. I started cleaning and doing laundry, and picked out things to use this week:

 

I tried to pick something nice and new that would be a treat, as well as something old to make me feel virtuous. My motto is, "Something old, something new, then I won't need to borrow, and be blue." Usually I hoard all nice new things and don't use them, and before I know it they are a year old. In the meantime I keep buying new things! 

 

For my new item, I am going to let myself use my new Clinique GWP set. For my old item, I am going to use an old hotel mini face soap - Portico White Ginger Restoring Facial Bar, and a 2 ounce Lancome Savon Fraichelle I got in a GWP a long time ago. The scent of this shower gel is too strong, like a men's product, but I found if I use it with a loofah it smells softer and is more bubbly too. I am also going to try to finish travel sizes of Keranique shampoo, Minu shampoo, Marcelle Eye Makeup Remover (just have a drop left), and Borghese makeup remover. 

 

I already bought something today. I noticed my deodorant was low so I ordered an Yves Rocher one. I wanted two shower gels but I said no, wanted a perfume, only let myself buy a mini bottle. That was all I got. 

 

I am stressed about work so I told myself I will take it one week at a time too. For example, I am trying not to worry about things that bothered me last week, or that I did not get done last week, and just focus on this week. 

 

 

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I got paid! Have all bills covered for the rest of April, thank God. 

 

I figured out some things from my latest buying binge. 

 

First, I just cannot look at beauty sites. When I see all the things available, I just get obsessed.

 

Second, I just cannot shop. Once I buy something, it makes me so happy, I want to buy again and again. I am like the person who eats a piece of cake and then cannot stop until the whole cake is gone. I'm a compulsive shopper. I subscribed to Ipsy and Birchbox, so I can have new things each month without having to expose myself to shopping ever. 

 

Third, I cannot have credit cards that allow me to get beauty things. Having credit cards makes it way too easy for me to buy. I paid a lot off some credit cards during my no buy, then bought more things, and ended up back where I began. I need to let the credit cards that let me buy beauty things stay near maxed out, and pay down those that are closed, or the ones that can only be used for the dentist or auto mechanic. Then I won't ruin all my hard work buying more cosmetics! 

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I'm sure that everything will be okay for you!!! I wish the best. :)

 

Thank you! 

 

I like your profile photo - is that your palette? Good job hitting pan.

 

I did so badly this week. So badly. But it will be midnight in a few hours, and a new week. My best day was Wednesday. I watched a movie instead of shopping online, and used my newest samples. It was really nice. 

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