Sunday, 21 October 2012

Update On My No-Buy

You might remember this post about me going on a lipstick, lipgloss and nail polish no-buy a month ago, so I thought I'd do a little update on how I've been getting on.

I'll start with the good bit. I have only bought 4 lipsticks over the last month and those were all on my wishlist, so that's all good. I have now reached my 400 limit, so now I have to be very strong and not buy any more. I can still buy 4 lipglosses until I reach my limit of 600, I have only bought the 3 Mac By Request ones lately. I've not been tempted by any, so hopefully I'll be able to resist beyond the 4 I'm allowed.

Now onto the bad bit. I am embarassed to say that I have totally and utterly failed when it comes to not buying nail polish. The bag in the picture above contains over 70 polishes and I bought most of them in the past month. This is now a serious addiction I have to address. I think the problem with nail polish is that there are always so many new colours, glitters, holos, it's very hard to resist, whereas once you have 10 red lipsticks, you're pretty much set.

So I have decided I really must stop buying them now. There are a few I absolutely must buy (Echanted Polish Magical Mystery Tour and I Am A Walrus for example), but after that I will write a wish list for every nail polish I see and think "ooh, I must have this" and then only allow myself a few (5?) every month. That way I really will only buy the ones I really really want and hopefully think twice about whether I actually need a certain shade.

For now I have on my wishlist: Color Club Halo Hues polishes (x6), Gift Of Sparkle, Fame And Fortune, Zoya Aurora, Blaze, Electra, OPI (Spring 2013), Butter London Scuppered and Shambolic.

Wish me luck! I will update again in a month's time.


  1. You did good in the lip department! Congratulations!

    For the nail polishes, yeah, I think a wishlist is a good start. Good luck!!! :)

  2. Lol! I don't actually buy many nail polishes - about half a dozen a year I think. Though I certainly buy lots of other things. I don't like my nails much - so don't like to draw attention to them. And it always chips too quickly.

    Well done on the lip department though :)

    1. I used not to "do" nail polish, but I've recently got into doing my nails 2-3 times a week and I just love all the brands I've discovered in the past couple of years. So much more interesting than the usual high street brands. So I am now hooked, but I need to use what I have and stop lemming after all the lovely new stuff. :)

  3. Making wishlists are actually super useful for keeping impulse buyers like me from buying anything and everything in sight. I started making monthly ones to make sure I don't end up buying three things of mascara everytime I go to Ulta or Sephora :P

    xx Sarah


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