Friday, June 17, 2011

I am officially on a makeup no-buy!


Thanks to a couple other girls in a closed group I participate in on Facebook, I am officially on a makeup no-buy until September 1. I recently read a statistic that stated women spend about $200 annually on makeup...I laughed to myself because I easily spend that in less than one month. Honestly though, I have so much makeup that I haven't even opened or swatched because I'm constantly buying that it's becoming ridiculous.

So, until I am able to swatch and use every single eye shadow, blush, lip gloss, etc I currently own I will be on this no-buy. This no-buy is not applicable to every day staples such as foundation, mascara, primer. Good thing I have goodies coming from Meow Cosmetics and Darling Girl Cosmetics to help tide me over until September! Oh, and this no-buy also is not applicable to bath and body products...hehehe. Wish me luck!

11 comments:

gunnmetal27 said...

WHEWWW girl.. till Sept.. I couldnt do it.. but Good luck , my 30 day no buy makeup ends on the 1st and I am excited to finally buy something.. Good luck love!!

Kattatonic Fierceology said...

Good luck! My collection hasn't gotten to out on control yet, but i know there's gonna be a no-buy in my future >.<

Amanda S. said...

@Christa I'm actually doing the no-buy for a shorter period of time than anyone else so far. The longest is going till Nov 1.

@Katt, oh man my collection is definitely out of control...lol. One of these days I'll do a post on my collection...

The Peach said...

Good luck! I laugh at that statistic too. I was probably spending that much a month! After I did my 30 makeup detox, I've actually found I have had less of a desire to buy things. Hopefully you will find that too! And it is so interesting to go thru your collection to see what you haven't used in a while or ever!

Snarky P said...

No Buy?
What's that mean?

(laughs. I don't have that much self control!)

zillah1199 said...

200$ ANNUALLY? Bwahaha. Where are they finding these women? Good luck - you're braver than I am.

Ki said...

Good luck! :D

I haven't bought makeup since the 29th of May, so I'm not doing too bad myself ;D

Ki said...

Oh wait, not May, April. So it has been almost 2 months!

rivercitylizzy said...

Wow, none until Sept? I'm in awe of your determination ;) I think I may need to follow in your footsteps though--I've been on quite the spree since the end of April...eek.

SilhouetteScreams said...

I need to go on a no-buy, but I'm not officially participating in the group no-buy because I have zero willpower :P good luck with yours, you sound really determined!

I'm going to do a mini no-buy until July 13th next month, which is when I go away on a birthday trip which is going to be full of shopping. Then I plan to place some big birthday orders online, and will be sensible with my spending after that.

I don't want to call it a no-buy because that will just make me want to break it XD more like a low-buy.

Amanda S. said...

@Jill, I sort of went on a no-buy during the month of May simply because I didn't have time to buy stuff due to the wedding but after I got back went crazy again...although I did sort of have that feeling that I didn't need to buy as much. Hopefully after this no-buy it'll be better.

@Amanda I know it's crazy but I'm going to try my best!

@Zillah, I know right!?! $200 annually seems like a pretty small amount..haha

@Ki Way to go! Hope I can last as long as you have!

@Liz, You can do it!

@Jerry hahaha, there's a reason why I'm ending my no-buy on Sept 1, my birthday is Aug 31 so this will end right after and I can spend my bday money..haha

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