Hello! We are now on month 5 of my makeup ban (but not really a ban). I am thinking this is more of a Makeup Low Buy, than a No Buy, but it is better than Buy Everything You See.
Stuff I bought this month, the last two items being birthday presents to myself:
— NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie and Apple Strudel*
— BECCA Starter Kit
— Urban Decay Ocho Loco
* The story: Sarie had a 10% off coupon and I mentioned I wanted to get my sister some under eye dark circles thing. I eventually decided against getting it, and roamed around the floor. Every time I ran into Sarie (who was shopping on her own), she asked me what I was going to get since I might as well take advantage of the discount.
I thought it was a ‘go signal’ and free pass so I got two NYX Butter Glosses (since I’ve been eying them for a long time). After everything was paid for and such, it was revealed that Sarie thought I was buying these for my sister and maintains that they were purchased in deceit.
— Le Métier de Beauté Cream Eyeshadows.
— A secret bntgirls box.
I wasn’t going to buy gifts for myself, but I wanted to get the birthday special from Sephora. So I got some Limited Edition sets from Urban Decay and BECCA. I counted everything I got since my ban, and I got a lot of items, but I don’t want to beat myself about it.
Anyway, aside from (privately) totaling everything and putting them in the perspective of numbers, Makeup Collection Videos on YouTube have been my makeup craving antidote as of late. Every time I feel like I “need” a certain product, I watch the odd video or two. Of course, sometimes this backfires and just reinforces the lemming, but 90% of the time, it works.
The reason is: I don’t want to be “a collector of makeup.” Yeah, sometimes it’s nice to feel like the twin of a magpie, but honestly? Having volumes of makeup does not make me feel good. I don’t have a lot, comparatively. At least, compared to other bloggers/makeup geeks. All things considered, my makeup stash is within Manageable Territory, but I think it’s because I hold back. A lot.
I want to do some sort of storage video/post one of these days. I currently keep my makeup on my work area, with a deep-ish drawer and a cubby for storage for “extra” makeup that’s not on my tabletop. It’s a little hard to explain, so here’s a picture:
Anyway, I’m quite OK with my set-up, and while I always want new things—especially when brands I love release new formulas—I don’t want to have to run out and buy an Alex 9-Drawer storage unit from IKEA.
Mostly because I gots no room for dat. (My room is tiny.) But also because I only have one face. So yes. Self-control is hard, but going off the deep hoarder end and throwing all caution to the wind is even harder, I think.
I’m a little scared of the following month since I will be going on a trip to Singapore, which has a Sephora. I’ll try not to go crazy (or even enter the store, LOL), but there. I suppose this is an early plea for forgiveness? In case my brain breaks and I buy everything in sight.
That’s it for now! Sorry this was so long, and thanks for reading! 🙂 Until the next update—which will be supah-close to D-Day. I’m kind of scared, but I think I’ve been pretty good about everything. IDK, what do you think?