Yeesh. So. This was bound to happen.
The previous makeup bans I’ve had were kinda laughable, just because I gave myself wiggle room to get some items, but no more! I have to be tough on myself if I want my savings to stay intact.
I’ve been thinking of a makeup no-buy for a while now, but the dilly-dallying was caused by me, trying to squeeze in as much makeup purchases before I announced my decision to be more conscious of my spending habits. Well, that’s not very smart. I realized, as I was filling up my Nordstrom shopping cart with quite a few items, that this was not healthy and I didn’t want to be that kind of person. So I walked away from my cart, and sat down to write this post after I surveyed my current makeup stash.
I didn’t even feel bad, exiting the screen.
So, the rules are pretty simple: no buying of makeup until the end of November.
I was thinking of lifting it in time for my birthday, which is on September 29, but I just know that it will turn into a free-for-all, so I have to be extra tough on myself. Gifts and HG repurchases are okay, though. There will be a countdown on my sidebar, so I’ll be reminded of this promise I’ve been meaning to make for a while.
I still have some items in the pipeline to review and talk about. But thinking about how much items I still have (paid for already) on the way is kind of sad and terrifying to me. I think it’s sad because I still find things to buy when I honestly have enough makeup, and I think it’s terrifying because it’s just the tip of the iceberg of thoughtless spending, if I don’t curb my need to buy makeup.
So, there. I know it sounds sad, but it will be fun. 🙂 I’m pretty excited! I don’t want to be desensitized to makeup and why I began to love it in the first place. I generally have a bad lemming/hoarder quality… It’s the same for books and cameras and what-have-you.
And I guess I want to put a stop to that. I want to get the most use out of the stuff I buy and, obviously, I want to save my money for other, bigger goals in my life.
Have you ever put yourself on a makeup no-buy? How did you deal with it? Were you ever tempted to buy anything during it? Let me know! I need all the help I can get. 🙂