Welcome to the third month of Makeup No-Buy, and it’s time to report my progress, so far! Many people have been asking if I’m still on it, and the short answer is ‘yes.’
The long answer is ‘yes, but I have purchased makeup here and there.’ This month, I got myself two Bourjois products from my Vietnam visit. We don’t have that brand in Manila, which I guess explains why I felt like I should grab them… Hehe.
So, a recap of purchases!
— e.l.f. Liquid Eyeliner
— essence Stay All Day Eyeshadow
* used Department Store points
— 3 x Addiction Ready-to-Wear Palettes
— 3 x Addiction Cheek Sticks
— 3 x Addiction Single Eyeshadows
* Den’s Japan trip; can’t get these products in Manila
— Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum
— Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer
* Vietnam trip; can’t get these products in Manila
Despite the obvious failure on my part to completely eradicate makeup purchases for six months, I think I’m doing pretty well. Especially when it comes to my personal approach to makeup! Exhibit A, my swatched hand from a Duty Free counter expedition on my way home from Vietnam:
And guess what? I went home with nothing! Can you imagine? Old me would have caved and bought a crapton of stuff, I’m sure. The eyes wandered over to Chanel (Enjouee!), Dior, Guerlain, and Clinique. But I resisted.
So, it’s still, so far, a lot of makeup but considerably less than what I would have bought had I not restrained myself and set boundaries. I think my ‘loophole’ is pretty OK/understandable. Basically, if it’s not locally available (looking atchoo, Addiction), then I will consider it. Still within limits, though. I mean there was a Givenchy counter in Vietnam, and I walked past it.
I don’t have any trips lined up for August, so I think I’ll be good this month. I hope anyway! Three months to go, though I’ve noticed a decline in “gimme gimme” feelings, which I’m taking as a good sign.
Thanks for reading. 🙂