Thursday, 3 January 2013

Update On My No-Buy 3 Months On

Here's another quick update on how I'm doing on my lipstick, lipgloss and nail polish no-buy. The answer is not too well. Firstly, I'd abandoned my plans for the nail polish no-buy because I just couldn't resist all the pretty colours I keep seeing on blogs and in shops. But yesterday I decided (having realised that I've managed to buy the same colour nail polish multiple times, sometimes even from the same brand!) that I'm really going to have to give it a proper go. So I've decided that I'm going to do a one month nail polish no-buy and actually properly stick to it this time. I now have over 700 nail polishes which is just crazy. I'm also going to do a giveaway very soon and include some of the multiple colours I've got so you can benefit from my silliness.

As far as my lipstick and lipgloss no-buy goes, I didn't do too bad. I got tempted into buying lip products a couple of times, once for a free nail polish and once because I wanted to try a different product (Lip Tars). Oh and I got a free lipstick with my B2Mac empties, but that doesn't count surely? Other than that I've been pretty sensible, so yay for me!

I know this isn't the most exciting post you'll ever read on this blog, but I thought some of you might be interested in seeing how I'm getting on. Let me know if you are on any kind of a no-buy and how you're getting on!


7 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 3-months celebration! :) I'm very interested in your experiences because I started a make-up and general cosmetics no-buy on Jan 1 (I just have tooooooooo many things) and a nail polish low buy. Instead of hitting the stores I was browsing ebay in the last few days and managed to win 3 polishes and bid on 6 more. With a limit of 10 polishes per month I'm really close to breaking it already :/

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    1. Oh no, eBay is my big downfall, even if I don't go to the shops, I'm always buying something online. Good luck with your no-buy/low-buy. I think 10 nail polish a month is a good idea, I might try that after January. Also writing a wishlist and sticking to it. Let me know how it goes. x

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  2. Keep up the good work! Oh, and can your giveaway be international please!!! LOL xxx

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    1. My giveaways are always international!

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  3. Congratulations on your willpower. I just started doing my nails myself so I don't have a huge collection. I've been applying the gel system so i'm limited to gel colors for now. I can't find any tutorials using regular polishes with gel, do you combine the two, if not, how do you keep your polish on, also, do you have photos of your collection?

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    1. I don't use gel polishes, just a regular top coat in top (was using Seche Vite, but have recently switched to OPI RapiDry top coat). I have some photos and a video of my nail polish collection. Here's the link: My Nail Polish Stash and Storage Video (and Lots of Pictures!)

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  4. You've done really well on your lip product ban I think, good luck with your nail polish no buy! And no I don't think B2M counts either ;)

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