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    Resolution LOW-BUY 2019

    It's the sixth year we've had a Low-Buy thread on Specktra. Whether you're a seasoned Low-Buyer or if going on a Low-Buy to some degree is something you'd like to do in 2019, you're going to find lots of support in here.

    For some early inspiration and tips, here's a great video by Youtuber Kelly Gooch (who just completed a Low-Buy for 2018) with some tips on how to start a Low-Buy and keep it up throughout the year:



    And from October 2017, a blog post from Christine at Temptalia with some low/no-buy tips (the post was generally more holiday-focused but they're good tips all year round, IMO!).

    Our previous Low-Buy threads:
    https://www.specktra.net/t/185789/re...-wants-to-play
    https://www.specktra.net/cosmetic-di...uy-2015-a.html
    https://www.specktra.net/cosmetic-di...uy-2016-a.html
    https://www.specktra.net/cosmetic-di...uy-2017-a.html
    https://www.specktra.net/cosmetic-di...uy-2018-a.html
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    I am in! 2018 was a success with a just under 50% reduction in spending compared to 2017! That is a win in my book!
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    I'm definitely in!!
    "A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. " Oscar Wilde

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    I'm in!!!

    I spent an obscene amount on makeup in 2018, I need to quit the stress buying. I think a no-buy is difficult for me, so low-buy it is. I do want some brushes and I'm taking better care of my skin, so I set up a low monthly budget for all things beauty, brushes and skincare included, so makeup will go way down in priority. Anyway, this is one of my resolutions.

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    You can do it!

    I’m not even sure how much I spent last year, but I’m sure it was less than the year before. This year I’m promising to keep track of my spending and to make more of an effort to use and love the products I have.

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    i've been really bad last year!
    I'm doing a NO - Buy year only thing I can buy is Mascara and Brushes .... I really dont need anything else and I need to put my money elsewhere!
    Good Luck girls

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    Happy New Year to all my fellow low-buyers!

    I'm in (see my update in the 2018 thread) once again and maybe aiming for a no-buy. I may not post often, but know I'm always reading and cheering you all on
    Jenny

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    2018 was my most uneventful year in terms of makeup purchasing. That said! I'm generally happy with most of my purchases.

    And yes, I'm back again!

    * * *

    I'm going to take a slightly different tack this year. Rather than sort things out in my usual categories of No Buy / Proceed with Caution / Points of Focus, I want to do a breakdown of where I'm at in each category of makeup and do some analysis.

    Face Primer: I have three primers (all MUFE - Hydrating, Mattifying, and Smoothing). I'm not sure the Smoothing one really does much on its own. I did like it that one time I mixed it with the Mattifying primer over the porous areas of my face (across my nose), but then I did it a few more times and it was like... . The Hydrating one is good, though.

    Foundation: I'm down to one foundation (wet'n'wild Photofocus), which... I'm not in love with. I have several different foundations on my wishlist, and I think this is something I want to dive into for 2019. This is where I wish I did live closer than I do to a Sephora or Ulta or to various counters, and that more companies would release minis or useable sample sizes of foundations they sell.

    Concealer: I have my NARS RCC, and I still have quite a bit of that sample pot of Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer that I bought a couple of years or so ago for spot concealing. I use the former constantly; I could probably declutter the latter at this point since I don't do a whole lot of spot concealing these days.

    Setting Powder: I used my Cinema Secrets powder recently, after not using it for a while. I was not happy with how my makeup looked where I applied the powder; it looked cakey. I don't think I used too much, and I used a pretty fluffy brush (RT Blush Brush) to apply it. Sooooo... *shrugs* On the other hand, I still enjoy using my Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder under my eyes.

    Brow Products: For a chunk of 2018 I used eyeshadow to fill in my brows, which is something that I still enjoy. I also still like using my Inglot brow liner. My current brow gel (surratt's) is also great (would repurchase!).

    Eyeshadow Primer: I'm a good chunk of the way through my tube of the MAC eyeshadow primer, and I still love the stuff. I will definitely be repurchasing when the time comes.

    Eyeshadows: Going to break this down further...

    Single powder eyeshadows - I have a pretty curated selection of colours I love and use from multiple brands (MAC and Makeup Geek, mostly the latter), and I have an idea of colours I like. I also know there are some colours that I still want in order to round things out a little bit more. Another thing I have to be mindful of is that there are some shadows I own there are quite old and will need to be going this year, as they're not performing as well anymore. (Sadly looking at you, MAC Copperplate. I'd also like to get another pan of Indian Ink if it's still available, since near the end of 2018 it got branded with the Triangle of Death, and I've had the one I own for a long time.)

    Pre-made eyeshadow palettes - Years ago I figured out I prefer single eyeshadows over pre-made palettes. However, I did purchase the Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool palette/quad in late 2017 and it was my go-to for most of 2018, and I don't forsee that changing too much in 2019.

    Cream eyeshadows - I like the MAC Paint Pots I have (Camel Coat and Tailor Grey). I'm sad they've been discontinued.

    Mascara: I have some favourites of the ones I've used over the years (Bare Minerals Flawless Definition (d/c), Clinique High Impact), one that makes me seethe when I think of it (the less I say about it, the better), and it's also a category where I've enjoyed trying out different ones when it comes time to replace.

    False Lashes: I was very silent about this category this past year. I haven't played much with my lashes (which I still own -- a couple of sets of Kiss Short Trios). I ultimately came to the conclusion that while I have enjoyed trying them out, they're not something that fits into my makeup routine. So I will be decluttering this category and bidding it adieu.

    Contour: I really wish MAC Next to Skin was permanent. I'm still glad I reconsidered it all those years ago and bought it. I use it almost all the time.

    Bronzer: I'm not in love with my Body Shop bronzer anymore (though there's nothing inherently wrong with it). I have one bronzer wishlisted (one from Bobbi Brown), and yet... *shrugs*

    Blush: Another category I'm pretty happy with.

    Highlighter: Love my liquid Becca SSP. Would like a powder highlighter in a similar vein (the powder version of SSP is a little too "visible from space" for my tastes).

    Lip Products: I'm generally happy with the colours I have. I just have to be aware of the age of various products I have. (Also: wishing MAC Feed the Senses was permanent. To this day, it is still the only lipstick I've come remotely close to finishing.)

    Brushes and Other Tools: I'm happy with most of the brushes I own and use regularly, and yet there are still a handful of brushes I want that I think would make applying certain products that much better and enjoyable.
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    I don't want to overwhelm the thread or take it over and make it look like Alysse's Blog like I did on the 2018 thread I can't help it though! I just want to put all my thoughts out there and make myself accountable lol. So, here is another long post!

    I did prep by going through my makeup and getting rid of items that I don't enjoy and also items that are expired. Anyway, here are some specifics that I have jotted down:

    - I can replace and replenish items as I use them up. The caveat is that the product must be the last of it's kind (so I would have to use up every single eyeshadow I own before I can buy a new eyeshadow) or the item must be a Holy Grail (i.e.: Chanel Boy lipstick. I have repurchased this more times than I can count. But, if I run out of MAC Modesty, I wouldn't replace that). I have a list in my bullet journal of specific holy grail items that I am allowed to replace, and it's a short list.

    - Skincare is replacement only. I have a routine that works for me. I do change my skincare up a little bit throughout the year (as in I use a heavier moisturizer in the winter), and I'll still be able to do that with the replacement only rules.

    - Hair products are also replacement only. I don't really have an issue with spending on hair care, but I'd hate to not make a rule for it and for my spending to be redirected to this category since I'm not allowing myself to make purchases in the usual categories.

    - I absolutely cannot buy any of the following items: eyeshadows (in single or palette form), highlighters, blushes, and face palettes. No matter how many I run out of (and I doubt it'll be many, if any, at all). There is no way I would ever actually use them all. I also have the colors I love multiple times over, so there is no need at all to replace one if I do manage to run out of it. On that note, I may actually never buy another face palette again. I currently have 2, and I will do my best to use them up.

    - I'm currently tracking how long it takes me to use up my skincare products and also makeup products that I use daily. I've never actively done this before. I feel like I have an idea of how long things last, but I want to know specifically so that I can track the cost per month/day/use and decide if it's worth it or not. I want to know how much my skincare routine costs me per month and I want to know how long a foundation actually does last me.

    - my replacement only no buy will extend to clothes, accessories, and shoes for the first quarter of 2019. After March I will decide what to do with this category. I'll either extend the no buy or I will put a budget in place.

    - it will also extend to purchases for my home until my husband and I move (some time hopefully in the spring or summer). I don't overspend in this category, but I just wanted to be as thorough with myself as possible.

    - I will NOT buy anything at all during the Nordstrom anniversary sale. I've participated in this sale for the past 2 years, and it's just so not worth it to me. So much of the stuff they put on sale ends up going on sale again a month later with all sizes restocked. I don't want to get swept up in the hype of the sale, so I am simply not going to participate this year.

    I have a few other rules that I won't list out so that I don't bore everyone. Y'all get the gist I'm sure

    I'm hoping to participate a lot more this year. I really like following along and being updated on how everyone is doing!

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    Double posting because I wanted a separate comment for the specific products I want to use up this year. I'm going to try to focus on using these heavily because they're all either older, they don't get enough attention, or they're almost finished.

    - Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham primer in Morning Aura. I love this, but I saved it for special occasions and have realized that I need to just use it.

    - Hourglass Unlocked face palette and By Terry Sun Designer palettes. I shouldn't buy face palettes anymore. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE both of these. But they were limited edition, so I find myself saving them (do you see a theme yet?), and I also tend to reach for separate bronzers, blush, and highlighters over actual palettes that have them all.

    - By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon. I have other cream shadows I use much more often, so I want to make an effort to actually use and finish this one.

    - Dior eyeshadow quint in Iridescent Leather. Again, I love this, but it was limited edition so I find myself saving it. It's getting super old, and I want to use it up before it either goes bad or the formula changes and I don't like it anymore.

    - Burberry cream contour stick. I don't have a whole lot left of this. I really enjoy it, and since it's a cream I need to focus on using it before it dries up.

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    Here is to a happy, prosperous, fortunate and blessed 2019
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    Beauty Low/No Buy 2019

    I am sneaking in just before I leave for vacation to share part of my 2019 plan. Here goes...

    I am going back and forth on whether to break out my hair care and skincare products into a separate budget. Truth is, I am not 100% that these areas put me over my budget for 2018. Hand’s down I spent much more on makeup…so perhaps I will just track as usual and see how it goes.

    2019 Points of Focus:

    Refreshing & Replenishing the Basics~


    • Lip Balm / Treatments – Bite Agave Lip Balm; Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask


    • Face primer - MUFE Smoothing and Becca Ever Matte are my go-to. I am coming due to get another tube of the MUFE.


    • Foundation - ELDW is my holy grail. My late fall to early spring shade will end up being 4W3 Henna. My summer shade is 4W2 Toasty Toffee. I am just about out of my 4W3 samples, so will need to buy a full bottle.


    • Finishing Powder – MUFE Ultra HD is my go-to. I will replenish when I finish my current jar.


    • Eye Shadow Primer – I still like UDPP. I have been using the LE shade Fix. It is my hope UD will re-release this. If not I may need to find a comparable dup. I would like to try the NARS primer.


    • Mascara - I still abide by my 3 to 4 month rule on mascara life. However, I find myself only rotating 2 or 3 open tubes of my favorites at a time.


    • Hair care – I mentioned in my year-end review that I bumped up to higher-end products (DevaCurl) in 2018. The goal here is to wait for sales and coupons to replenish. I still have some coin banked at Ulta and plan to use that. I am coming due to replenish my conditioner, One Condition Daily. My gel is also getting low, Ultra Defining Strong


    • Skincare – Again, I will wait for sales, coupons and decent Ebates %. I would say the most expensive skincare products I am using right now are coming from: Kate Somerville (cleansers); My prescription Retin-A; EL Advanced Night Repair Serum; I also just added a moisturizer, Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly. Love it!


    I am literally out of time! I promise to pop back in some time soon with a post to talk about my plan in regards to "beauty" stuff...meaning eye shadow, blush, highlighter, and lips.

    Happy Friday All! x0x0x

    Last edited by fur4elise; January 4th, 2019 at 10:47 AM.
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    Happy New Year everyone! I Rouged in 2018 for the after not having Rouged in 2017. I made a cross-country late in 2017 and cut down non-essential purchases, however after my birthday I decided to revamp my skincare in 2018, leading to an uptick in beauty spending.

    I'm not technically on a low-buy (I always flirt with the idea of one) but I had a some good news in the tail end of 2018 and treated myself with makeup purchases so I want to slow it down for a bit. There's not a ton that I want these days anyway.

    I ended 2018 with a purge of old and unwanted items and a Back2MAC:
    • Beauty Blenders
    • Becca Backlit Targeted Corrector
    • Becca Beach Tint x2
    • Becca Loose Shimmering Powder
    • Becca Mineral Bronzing Power
    • Becca Pressed Bronzing Powder
    • Becca Pressed Shimmer Powder
    • Becca Shadow & Light Bronzer
    • Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil
    • Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color
    • CARGO Swimmables Eyeliner
    • ColourPop Super Shock Blush
    • ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip x1
    • CoverFX Glitter Drops Mini
    • Estee Edit Flash Illuminators x3
    • Fashion Fair Lipstick x1
    • Hard Candy Blot Powder
    • Jack Black Lip Balm x2
    • Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro Peel Concentrate
    • Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Mini
    • Laura Mercier Oil-Free Primer
    • Lancôme Teint Idole
    • L’Oréal HIP Cream Shadow x2
    • MAC Cream Blush
    • MAC Eye Kohl x2
    • Mary Kay Lip Pencil
    • Miscellaneous Samples
    • MUFE Excessive Lash Mini
    • MUFE Ultra HD Foundation
    • NARS Eye Pencil Mini
    • NARS Audacious Mascara Minis x2
    • NARS Radiant Creamy Foundation Compact
    • NARS Satin Lip Pencil Minis
    • NYX Cream Blushes x3
    • NYX LOTD Liners x3
    • NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss
    • NYX Pro Foundation Mixer
    • OCC Lip Tar
    • Prescriptives Deluxe Eye Pencil
    • Prestige Brow Perfection
    • Revlon Cream Eye Shadow Quad
    • Shiseido Urban Environment SPF
    • Stila Convertable Colors (x2)
    • Urban Decay Naked Gloss
    • Urban Decay Oz Lipstick/Gloss Pencils
    • Wet n Wild Fergie Eye Primer
    • Wet n Wild Fergie Highlighter

    Back2MAC

    • Pro Longwear Waterproof Foundation x2
    • Pro Longwear Pressed Powder
    • Lipsticks x2
    • Shadestick
    • Strobe Cream x3
    • Studio Lights


    Last year I did a much better job of using new products right away and so far this year I've been using my MAC Pigments for the first time in an embarrassingly long time (I've thought about getting rid of them at different points from the lack of use) and I used some Stila shadows for the first time in foreeeeevvvvvveeeeer today. (I wonder what's going on with Stila these days... but that is a post for another thread). Good luck to everyone with their no/low-buy goals! Looking forward to lurking around and the thread.


    ETA: I've been pretty good about only getting LE, discounted or essential items/repurchases and only purchasing during sales or using coupons.
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    I’m following Shellygrrl’s format. For me, I will only be re-purchasing Skincare/beauty products that I’m running out of, there will be no make-up purchases for me in 2019.I love what I have and I want to use what I currently own.

    Face Primer: I have 2 face primers I use in rotation the smashbox pore filler and the oil free version. Once I run out, I’ll re-purchase.

    Foundation: I have 2 foundations in rotation MUFE face and body I use in the summer. The colour Y505 is a perfect match for me it’s my skin in a bottle, I love it! I use the CHANEL Vita Lumiere aqua in the winter months, I love that as well, I’m running low on this one, so I will re-purchase, I have a backup MUFE waterblend so I’m good on that one.

    Concealer: I have my NARS creamy concealer, and my cover fx cover corrector/concealer stick, which I love, I’m good here. No need to re-purchase, I’m good here.

    Setting Powder: I have the hourglass powder and the cover fx setting powder, both my holy grails, I don’t need to re-purchase anytime soon, as I have enough to last thought the year.

    Setting spray: Cover fx matte, and luminous setting spray-once I run out will be repurchasing

    Brow Products: I love the Anastasia Beverly hills brow gel, once this is finished, I will repurchase.

    Eyeshadow Primer: I’m back to using the NARS eyeshadow primer, I love this stuff, once I’m done with this tube, I will re-purchase

    Eyeshadows: No buy, I started 2018 with 7 eyeshadow palettes 2 of them are custom made using single eyeshadows from indie brands, and 5 were eyeshadow palettes, I ended 2018 with 16 palettes total which means I added 9 palettes, one was a gift from my sister (nd Sunset palette), ND mini nude palette(a stocking stuffer from my best friend) and the other was a gift from my cousin the pat mcgrath submersive palette. This one was too glittery for me, so I gave it away . I will not be purchasing any eyeshadows. I’m content with what I have, and yeah, will not be buying any shadows.

    Single powder eyeshadows -I created a palette that has a combo of cool and warm tones, and a berry palette.
    Pre-made eyeshadow palettes – I own 2 of the patmcgrath mini palettes issued spring 2018, and I have the holiday 2018 palettes. I have 3 viseart theory palettes, 3 viseart matte palettes, 5 ND palettes the gold, sunset, 2017 holiday, and the mini lila palette
    Cream eyeshadows – I own 2 tom ford cream shadows in spice and a pretty olive colour the name escapes me at the moment.

    Mascara: I love the chanel le volume waterproof and the chanel inimitable waterproof- will repurchase

    False Lashes: I rarely use false lashes these days, so I will not be buying, like Shelly, this is a skip.

    Contour: I hardly contour, I passed on what I had to a fellow beauty enthusasist, no buy.

    Bronzer: I use my NARS love joy blush for my cheeks no buy

    Blush: I have 8 blushes all NARS, I'm content, I will not be buying

    Highlighter: I have 9. 4 makeupgeek, 1 cover fx, 1 OFRA , 1 fenty beauty matchstick in rum, 1 marc Jacobs from the holiday collection(Christmas gift) and 1 from coloured raine I’m content no buy

    Lip Products: I have 6 lipsticks total I used up 4 lipsticks in 2018! All MAC. 2 of the lipsticks were discontinued High tea and freckletone. I still have touch by MAC a nude, MAC heroine lipstick, and MAC girl about town to use up. I enjoy them. As far as red lips go, I have CHANEL 154 rouge allure liquid lipstick, but I wanted lipsticks that were more matte. I missed out on Lisa Eldridge velvet lipsticks, and I got PatMCgrath’s elson and Guinevere, but these are a bit drying for me, I may do a one in one out by swapping guenivere for velvet jazz if it is released in the spring.

    Brushes – Here, I will not be buying as much. I have cash set aside since November for Sonia G PRO face set, and some wayne goss eye brushes he’s bringing back from his 2014 release. I have $60 worth of Gift cards to help with the purchase. Other than that, I’m content with what I have.

    Skincare: for about 4 years 2014-2018, I did a 10 step Korean routine, while it really helped my skin, and I achieved great results, the price point was not sustainable. I saw my dermatologist and was given a prescription for tretinoin, along with recommendations for cleansing and moisturizing products, I was pleasantly surprised when those recs can be found in the drug strore/ulta! (a bug plus foe me). Products that will not make a comeback in 2019: toner, Bio P50 lotion, essence, SU:M37 waterful moisturizing lotion (day routine). My current skincare routine has been streamlined quite a bit. Day cleanse, vitamin c, moisturize, sunscreen. Night double cleanse, moisturize(add oil), then add trentinoin. Now that I have my skincare streamlined, I will only replace items that I run out of.

    Cleansers- hada labo aha cleanser or the Cera Ve cleanser morning or evening

    Wishtrend 21.5 vitamin C serum- morning routine only

    Mosturizer Oil of olay with 30spf morning routine-no need to repurchase

    Night routine

    Clinique take the day off cleansing balm-I got a year’s supply at the cosmetic company outlet at $15 each, I’m good here, no need to repurchase

    Cleansers same as above or the Neutrogena gentle face wash

    Moisturizer- CeraVe pm moisturizer or CeraVe moisturizer in the tub, I sometimes mix in my oils in the moisturizer

    Tretinoin (Retin-A) prescription $10 per every re-fill .

    Masks- I have about 4 in rotation to include the masks that work with the foreo luna, I'll also repurchase once I run out.

    Oils
    Samuel jordan etoile retinol oil-need to repurchase

    African botanics neroli oil-will repurchase once I run out

    Whamisa oil-will repurchase once I run out

    Vitners daughter oil, while I love this once I run out, I’m not sure if I’ll repurchase, I did get a beautylish gift card $100.00 for Christmas, I may use it towards this we’ll see.

    Yuli perfecto PM-will repurchase, I loved this! This really helped fading my dark spots, I was told my prescription Retin A would help with this we’ll see for now I will repurchase once I run out.


    Fragrance- I have a few currently, but there is 2 TF perfumes that I'd like to add to my collection, this is a maybe.


    Haircare- My budget is $800.00 this includes my 4 $100.00 trips to the salon

    Summary- I’m only purchase items that I run out of, such as skincare, mascara, foundation, primers, setting sprays, and I might pick up the EL Velvet jazz lipstick if it comes out, and I’ll swap out the Patmcgrath I have in my collection. For brushes I’m only purchasing what I had the money set aside for.

    Sorry this was a novel!
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    I wanted to add that my replacement budget is $1000.00, and clothing isn't included in this, as I have done a capsule wardrobe for about 4 years now, I really don't buy clothing as much, but what I buy is fewer but better quality clothing/shoes/accessories. I only replace t-shirts, and items that have been worn out. no accessories/handbags, as I have everything I need at the moment. I plan on purchasing a big ticket item in 2020 as a reward to paying off my student loans.
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    @lenchen ~ I swear you and I are beauty sisters in many ways!

    I have long used Tretinoin and I firmly believe it not only helps with acne, but also aging / wrinkles. I am also a fan of CeraVe products: Foaming cleanser, Eye Repair cream and the Skin Renewing Cream Serum.

    My future daughter in law swears by her Korean 10 step skincare. But she is also super fair skinned. I have to say she has beautiful skin.

    For me, too many products led to serious irritation. I think because I wasn't giving my skin a chance to recover / heal. Since I have simplified things are going better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lenchen View Post
    I’m following Shellygrrl’s format. For me, I will only be re-purchasing Skincare/beauty products that I’m running out of, there will be no make-up purchases for me in 2019.I love what I have and I want to use what I currently own.

    Face Primer: I have 2 face primers I use in rotation the smashbox pore filler and the oil free version. Once I run out, I’ll re-purchase.

    Foundation: I have 2 foundations in rotation MUFE face and body I use in the summer. The colour Y505 is a perfect match for me it’s my skin in a bottle, I love it! I use the CHANEL Vita Lumiere aqua in the winter months, I love that as well, I’m running low on this one, so I will re-purchase, I have a backup MUFE waterblend so I’m good on that one.

    Concealer: I have my NARS creamy concealer, and my cover fx cover corrector/concealer stick, which I love, I’m good here. No need to re-purchase, I’m good here.

    Setting Powder: I have the hourglass powder and the cover fx setting powder, both my holy grails, I don’t need to re-purchase anytime soon, as I have enough to last thought the year.

    Setting spray: Cover fx matte, and luminous setting spray-once I run out will be repurchasing

    Brow Products: I love the Anastasia Beverly hills brow gel, once this is finished, I will repurchase.

    Eyeshadow Primer: I’m back to using the NARS eyeshadow primer, I love this stuff, once I’m done with this tube, I will re-purchase

    Eyeshadows: No buy, I started 2018 with 7 eyeshadow palettes 2 of them are custom made using single eyeshadows from indie brands, and 5 were eyeshadow palettes, I ended 2018 with 16 palettes total which means I added 9 palettes, one was a gift from my sister (nd Sunset palette), and the other was a gift from my cousin the pat mcgrath submersive palette. This one was too glittery for me, so I gave it away . I will not be purchasing any eyeshadows. I’m content with what I have, and yeah, will not be buying any shadows.

    Single powder eyeshadows -I created a palette that has a combo of cool and warm tones, and a berry palette.
    Pre-made eyeshadow palettes – I own 2 of the patmcgrath mini palettes issued spring 2018, and I have the holiday 2018 palettes. I have 3 viseart theory palettes, 3 viseart matte palettes, 5 ND palettes the gold, sunset, 2017 holiday, and the mini lila palette
    Cream eyeshadows – I own 2 tom ford cream shadows in spice and a pretty olive colour the name escapes me at the moment.

    Mascara: I love the chanel le volume waterproof and the chanel inimitable waterproof- will repurchase

    False Lashes: I rarely use false lashes these days, so I will not be buying, like Shelly, this is a skip.

    Contour: I hardly contour, I passed on what I had to a fellow beauty enthusasist, no buy.

    Bronzer: I use my NARS love joy blush for my cheeks no buy

    Blush: I have 8 blushes, I'm content, I will not be buying

    Highlighter: I have 8. 4 makeupgeek, 1 cover fx, 1 OFRA , 1 fenty beauty matchstick in rum, and 1 from coloured raine I’m content no buy

    Lip Products: I have 6 lipsticks total I used up 4 lipsticks in 2018! All MAC. 2 of the lipsticks were discontinued High tea and freckletone. I still have touch by MAC a nude, MAC heroine lipstick, and MAC girl about town to use up. I enjoy them. As far as red lips go, I have CHANEL 154 rouge allure liquid lipstick, but I wanted lipsticks that were more matte. I missed out on Lisa Eldridge velvet lipsticks, and I got PatMCgrath’s elson and Guinevere, but these are a bit drying for me, I may do a one in one out by swapping guenivere for velvet jazz if it is released in the spring.

    Brushes – Here, I will not be buying as much. I have cash set aside since November for Sonia G PRO face set, and some wayne goss eye brushes he’s bringing back from his 2014 release. I have $60 worth of Gift cards to help with the purchase. Other than that, I’m content with what I have.

    Skincare: for about 4 years 2014-2018, I did a 10 step Korean routine, while it really helped my skin, and I achieved great results, the price point was not sustainable. I saw my dermatologist and was given a prescription for tretinoin, along with recommendations for cleansing and moisturizing products, I was pleasantly surprised when those recs can be found in the drug strore/ulta! (a bug plus foe me). Products that will not make a comeback in 2019: toner, Bio P50 lotion, essence, SU:M37 waterful moisturizing lotion (day routine). My current skincare routine has been streamlined quite a bit. Day cleanse, vitamin c, moisturize, sunscreen. Night double cleanse, moisturize(add oil), then add trentinoin. Now that I have my skincare streamlined, I will only replace items that I run out of.

    Cleansers- hada labo aha cleanser or the Cera Ve cleanser morning or evening

    Wishtrend 21.5 vitamin C serum- morning routine only

    Mosturizer Oil of olay with 30spf morning routine-no need to repurchase

    Night routine

    Clinique take the day off cleansing balm-I got a year’s supply at the cosmetic company outlet at $15 each, I’m good here, no need to repurchase

    Cleansers same as above or the Neutrogena gentle face wash

    Moisturizer- CeraVe pm moisturizer or CeraVe moisturizer in the tub, I sometimes mix in my oils in the moisturizer

    Tretinoin (Retin-A) prescription $10 per every re-fill .

    Masks- I have about 4 in rotation to include the masks that work with the foreo luna, I'll also repurchase once I run out.

    Oils
    Samuel jordan etoile retinol oil-need to repurchase

    African botanics neroli oil-will repurchase once I run out

    Whamisa oil-will repurchase once I run out

    Vitners daughter oil, while I love this once I run out, I’m not sure if I’ll repurchase, I did get a beautylish gift card $100.00 for Christmas, I may use it towards this we’ll see.

    Yuli perfecto PM-will repurchase, I loved this! This really helped fading my dark spots, I was told my prescription Retin A would help with this we’ll see for now I will repurchase once I run out.


    Fragrance- I have a few currently, but there is 2 TF perfumes that I'd like to add to my collection, this is a maybe.


    Haircare- My budget is $800.00 this includes my 4 $100.00 trips to the salon

    Summary- I’m only purchase items that I run out of, such as skincare, mascara, foundation, primers, setting sprays, and I might pick up the EL Velvet jazz lipstick if it comes out, and I’ll swap out the Patmcgrath I have in my collection. For brushes I’m only purchasing what I had the money set aside for.

    Sorry this was a novel!
    What is thus about a re-release of Wayne Goss brushes? Which ones??

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    You all have some awesome goals.
    Here what I have in mind for 2019
    NO- Buy till April (VIB Sephora Sales)
    In April i might have to buy Skin Care and some makeup mostly eye primer, foundation and I might add something for fun
    Brushes: I want the Sonia G eyeshadow brushes set and maybe 2-3 Wayne Goss or Chikuhodo still not sure

    Shoes in May i will probably buy a pair of shoes I like a certain Canadian shoe designer and he always have a sale for the Birthday of his company
    Clothing: I will probably make some purchase in April during a local designer event happening twice a year. Also in June I usually buy a couple of pieces during my street sidewalk sale (I always find the most amazing piece in those little boutique)

    next will be in Oct-November it is my birthday month in November so I always take advantage of the Black Friday sales for my gift from me to me
    So again I give me the right to buy (skincare, makeup during the VIB Sales) and clothing during the event

    I need to stay away of pretty much everything except Foundation, primer, concealer and Mascara
    I usually do not have any problem with skincare and hair product and even nails
    Clothing and shoes I need to be careful I impulse buy a lot this year and i need to be more thoughtful about it.
    My credit card is 'low' compared to last year at the same time i'm amazed of the number I want to pay it up by March and start putting money aside for my shoes and clothing purchased in April. I already have a saving account (and have money in it!!!) but I usually use it for Family vacations and emergency , not for fun money so I need to build something for that purpose.
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    Let's see... I spent 2.5 x the amount needed to make obsessed at MAC, was a little over $100 short of making Rouge at Sephora, close to making rouge at Sephora Mexico (they are separate), and also placed numerous Beautylish orders as well as Neiman Marcus when they had 10% Ebates. I spent a lot, and I do feel I spiraled out of control in 2018.

    I need to reign myself in... Just need to.

    However, a lot of the companies are switching over their brushes to synthetic, so I really, really want brushes this year. I feel like the brushpocalypse is upon us, and I want all the brushes.

    I set up a low buy for me this year of $200 a month, which is a lot, but compared to 2018 is still a low buy...

    And I already broke this month's budget at Hakuhodo, when I ordered $244 in brushes, so I only have $156 to spend for February. If I spend lower than my allowed $200, it will not roll out to the next month.

    I also have a lot in some categories:

    -Primer: I have several full sizes, about to use up a MAC Natural Radiance one. Also I have tons of samples from orders placed with MAC and I chose that as my sample, so I can not buy primer all through this year. I need to use everything up, full and sample sizes.

    -Mascara: I just tossed one tube and have two open. One of them I am about to hit the 3-month mark on, so I will toss. I have two unopened full sizes and two mini sizes. I also have lots of sample MAC Upward lash that I chose deliberately because I do like it. So I will not buy mascara until I have run out of everything, samples included.

    -Same for Cleanse off oil. I have my full size, a mini I got free with a MAC order and about 8 samples. I will use it all up before allowing myself to buy more.

    I went overboard with the eye shadow palettes in 2018, so I need to use those. I just cannot resist eye shadow and all the pretty colors, same for blush, I have too much. I need to keep using things up. I would also like to make a dent in my lipsticks and face powders.

    So I will repurchase items and skincare as I need, and only one and must be a favorite I know I will use up. I have brushes from 20 years ago that are still very much loved and in great condition, but this is brushpocalypse and I want to be stocked with natural hair before it all runs out.

    Skincare: I do a pretty minimal routine that works for me. AM: wash with Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Eye Gel, Dr. D Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol serum for sun spots and unneveness, and Avene sunblock. PM: Take off makeup with MAC Cleanse Off Oil, wash with Avene Gentle foaming cleanser, the eye gel, the serum and moisturize with Avene Cleanance Hydra. I get the Avene products at drugstores here and they are not that expensive compared to department stores and counters. I will replenish products on need to basis.

    So, that's it for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verorl View Post
    Let's see... I spent 2.5 x the amount needed to make obsessed at MAC, was a little over $100 short of making Rouge at Sephora, close to making rouge at Sephora Mexico (they are separate), and also placed numerous Beautylish orders as well as Neiman Marcus when they had 10% Ebates. I spent a lot, and I do feel I spiraled out of control in 2018.

    I need to reign myself in... Just need to.

    However, a lot of the companies are switching over their brushes to synthetic, so I really, really want brushes this year. I feel like the brushpocalypse is upon us, and I want all the brushes.

    I set up a low buy for me this year of $200 a month, which is a lot, but compared to 2018 is still a low buy...

    And I already broke this month's budget at Hakuhodo, when I ordered $244 in brushes, so I only have $156 to spend for February. If I spend lower than my allowed $200, it will not roll out to the next month.

    I also have a lot in some categories:

    -Primer: I have several full sizes, about to use up a MAC Natural Radiance one. Also I have tons of samples from orders placed with MAC and I chose that as my sample, so I can not buy primer all through this year. I need to use everything up, full and sample sizes.

    -Mascara: I just tossed one tube and have two open. One of them I am about to hit the 3-month mark on, so I will toss. I have two unopened full sizes and two mini sizes. I also have lots of sample MAC Upward lash that I chose deliberately because I do like it. So I will not buy mascara until I have run out of everything, samples included.

    -Same for Cleanse off oil. I have my full size, a mini I got free with a MAC order and about 8 samples. I will use it all up before allowing myself to buy more.

    I went overboard with the eye shadow palettes in 2018, so I need to use those. I just cannot resist eye shadow and all the pretty colors, same for blush, I have too much. I need to keep using things up. I would also like to make a dent in my lipsticks and face powders.

    So I will repurchase items and skincare as I need, and only one and must be a favorite I know I will use up. I have brushes from 20 years ago that are still very much loved and in great condition, but this is brushpocalypse and I want to be stocked with natural hair before it all runs out.

    Skincare: I do a pretty minimal routine that works for me. AM: wash with Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Eye Gel, Dr. D Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol serum for sun spots and unneveness, and Avene sunblock. PM: Take off makeup with MAC Cleanse Off Oil, wash with Avene Gentle foaming cleanser, the eye gel, the serum and moisturize with Avene Cleanance Hydra. I get the Avene products at drugstores here and they are not that expensive compared to department stores and counters. I will replenish products on need to basis.

    So, that's it for now.
    Lol brushpocalysp lol cant stop laughing each time reading it!! But i will missed dearly my MAC 221 brush
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    First face of 2019...

    * wet'n'wild Photofocus Foundation - Porcelain
    * NARS RCC - Chantilly
    * Kevyn Aucoin SSE - SX01 (I ended up keeping this)
    * Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
    * Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Cool Grey and Cool Brown (brows)
    * MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
    * MAC Paint Pot - Camel Coat
    * Covergirl Lash Blash Full Lash Bloom Mascara (quite a bit thicker and fuller than the Nourish mascara, lashes look more prominent)
    * The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 02
    * MAC Lipstick - Fanfare
    NARS SG Siberia(ish), RCC Chantilly/Vanilla(ish?); ABH Stick Foundation in Porcelain; circa NC10/NW13/NC15 in MAC intensity. Combination skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl View Post
    What is thus about a re-release of Wayne Goss brushes? Which ones??
    The old WG number 20, the older version of the fan rush, and the WGA version of the MAC 239, however I have learnt since my last post beautylish already sold out of their old stock, and never informed me as promised. Oh, well less cash I'll have to put towards the Sonia G face set when it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verorl View Post
    Let's see... I spent 2.5 x the amount needed to make obsessed at MAC, was a little over $100 short of making Rouge at Sephora, close to making rouge at Sephora Mexico (they are separate), and also placed numerous Beautylish orders as well as Neiman Marcus when they had 10% Ebates. I spent a lot, and I do feel I spiraled out of control in 2018.

    I need to reign myself in... Just need to.

    However, a lot of the companies are switching over their brushes to synthetic, so I really, really want brushes this year. I feel like the brushpocalypse is upon us, and I want all the brushes.

    I set up a low buy for me this year of $200 a month, which is a lot, but compared to 2018 is still a low buy...

    And I already broke this month's budget at Hakuhodo, when I ordered $244 in brushes, so I only have $156 to spend for February. If I spend lower than my allowed $200, it will not roll out to the next month.

    I also have a lot in some categories:

    -Primer: I have several full sizes, about to use up a MAC Natural Radiance one. Also I have tons of samples from orders placed with MAC and I chose that as my sample, so I can not buy primer all through this year. I need to use everything up, full and sample sizes.

    -Mascara: I just tossed one tube and have two open. One of them I am about to hit the 3-month mark on, so I will toss. I have two unopened full sizes and two mini sizes. I also have lots of sample MAC Upward lash that I chose deliberately because I do like it. So I will not buy mascara until I have run out of everything, samples included.

    -Same for Cleanse off oil. I have my full size, a mini I got free with a MAC order and about 8 samples. I will use it all up before allowing myself to buy more.

    I went overboard with the eye shadow palettes in 2018, so I need to use those. I just cannot resist eye shadow and all the pretty colors, same for blush, I have too much. I need to keep using things up. I would also like to make a dent in my lipsticks and face powders.

    So I will repurchase items and skincare as I need, and only one and must be a favorite I know I will use up. I have brushes from 20 years ago that are still very much loved and in great condition, but this is brushpocalypse and I want to be stocked with natural hair before it all runs out.

    Skincare: I do a pretty minimal routine that works for me. AM: wash with Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Eye Gel, Dr. D Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol serum for sun spots and unneveness, and Avene sunblock. PM: Take off makeup with MAC Cleanse Off Oil, wash with Avene Gentle foaming cleanser, the eye gel, the serum and moisturize with Avene Cleanance Hydra. I get the Avene products at drugstores here and they are not that expensive compared to department stores and counters. I will replenish products on need to basis.

    So, that's it for now.
    Great goals! and smart to purchase your Hakuhodo brushes now as their prices are going up to 40%
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    Quote Originally Posted by VAL4M View Post
    You all have some awesome goals.
    Here what I have in mind for 2019
    NO- Buy till April (VIB Sephora Sales)
    In April i might have to buy Skin Care and some makeup mostly eye primer, foundation and I might add something for fun
    Brushes: I want the Sonia G eyeshadow brushes set and maybe 2-3 Wayne Goss or Chikuhodo still not sure

    Shoes in May i will probably buy a pair of shoes I like a certain Canadian shoe designer and he always have a sale for the Birthday of his company
    Clothing: I will probably make some purchase in April during a local designer event happening twice a year. Also in June I usually buy a couple of pieces during my street sidewalk sale (I always find the most amazing piece in those little boutique)

    next will be in Oct-November it is my birthday month in November so I always take advantage of the Black Friday sales for my gift from me to me
    So again I give me the right to buy (skincare, makeup during the VIB Sales) and clothing during the event

    I need to stay away of pretty much everything except Foundation, primer, concealer and Mascara
    I usually do not have any problem with skincare and hair product and even nails
    Clothing and shoes I need to be careful I impulse buy a lot this year and i need to be more thoughtful about it.
    My credit card is 'low' compared to last year at the same time i'm amazed of the number I want to pay it up by March and start putting money aside for my shoes and clothing purchased in April. I already have a saving account (and have money in it!!!) but I usually use it for Family vacations and emergency , not for fun money so I need to build something for that purpose.
    Great goals!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fur4elise View Post
    @lenchen ~ I swear you and I are beauty sisters in many ways!

    I have long used Tretinoin and I firmly believe it not only helps with acne, but also aging / wrinkles. I am also a fan of CeraVe products: Foaming cleanser, Eye Repair cream and the Skin Renewing Cream Serum.

    My future daughter in law swears by her Korean 10 step skincare. But she is also super fair skinned. I have to say she has beautiful skin.

    For me, too many products led to serious irritation. I think because I wasn't giving my skin a chance to recover / heal. Since I have simplified things are going better.
    Beauty Sisters! I love it! I can't wait to start using Trentinoin! I'm excited! I'm loving the CeraVe items I'm using at the moment. The Korean 10 step routine, while I loved it, just wasn't sustainable for me financially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lenchen View Post
    Great goals! and smart to purchase your Hakuhodo brushes now as their prices are going up to 40%
    Yup, that is why I was so quick to hit the buy button on them!

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    Yesterday's face...

    * MUFE Step 1 - mix of Mattifying and Smoothing Primers
    * wet'n'wild Photofocus Foundation - Porcelain
    * NARS RCC - Chantilly
    * Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
    * MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
    * Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette
    --- Grey (lids)
    --- Cool Brown (lashlines and brows)
    * surratt beauty Expressioniste Brow Pomade
    * Covergirl Nourish by LashBlast Mascara - Very Black
    * MAC Blush - Next to Skin (contour)
    * The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 02
    * MAC Lipstick - Blankety
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    Here's to some solid goals!

    I love that some of you are also super mindful about shoes, accessories and clothing. For me, I will be engaging in another round of Marie Kondo. While on vacation, I still did my daily morning cardio. I ended up watching several episodes of "Tidying Up" during that time. I really think the episodes compliment the book. By seeing her work with people and then watching them put her principles into action was illuminating and inspiring.

    Personally, my consumption of "fashion" has come to a slow roll over the past few years. I no longer feel compelled to have the new spring, summer and fall handbag...I already have a closet full that needs to be addressed...same with clothing, shoes, accessories. I find myself willing to commit to a single better quality garment or pair shoes/boots. But the rule is: If something new comes in, at least one of the same type of item must go. More often, I am letting several things go at the same time. It has definitely led to better organization and access...but I can do better!

    I really need to get everything out of my closets and let the "spark of joy" help me further dekrappify and better appreciate what I have! I already solidly do that now with my beauty stash! Having uncluttered several spaces and places in my home and at work, has led to uncluttered mind space. It feels good. Anymahoozy, I just wanted to share these thoughts.

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    I have been in the process of placing items aside to donate and sell for a couple months now. I finally pulled the nicer pieces that I thought would sell well and brought them to a consignment shop. I definitely didn't earn my money back on them, but it did pay me back for a weekend girls trip. Now I need to bring the rest of the stuff to donate.

    Oh, and I spent my Sephora gift card. I lasted from Christmas until January 12 lol.

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    Here comes a long post, I promise to not make it this long ever again but I need to write it down somewhere and keep myself accountable this year.
    I've been spending so much on make-up these past years it's honestly horrible. I've decluttered many products over the years but I still have a million things. My problem is that I buy a lot of brands we don't have in my country online, and I can't return opened make-up. Plus I buy things to try, even if I know there's a chance I won't like it. That needs to stop!


    2019 fail and resolution
    Here's a fail: My 2019 resolution was to mostly buy replacements or a low buy, when possible buy only with a discount and to only buy from new collections from 2 brands (Chanel and Nars). I already gave in January 1st (I'm sure that's a record). There was a sale of 19% for 2019 so I thought it was an excellent opportunity to buy a backup mascara (the 3D Chanel one, I really liked the samples I used) and a replacement of the Chanel Soleil Tan Bronzer... Which I hardly ever used because I don't really like cream products, I just wanted to have a fresh one to have it. Then I fell for the new Nars eyeshadow palette and the Velvet Teddy collection. Combining this with the fact I bought a lot in December to "prepare" myself for the low buy...

    So I'm here committing to a low-buy year from this point forward! I followed last years thread and you are all so strong! I'm hoping by reading this thread I can find some motivation to change my ways. I've read the reddit mu rehab for a few years but it's not for me, some people overreact there way too much for my taste so it only irritates me.


    Here are some of my rules for myself:

    - Stop buying when stressed or bored. Try to only buy things you can test out in stores and buy smart, do not fall for the millionth discount code. Take advantage if you need something but don't browse a site or store just to make use of it because it's "'the chance, too good to pass up, .."

    - Don't buy cream products. Even if you think you're going to use them to be a cooler version of yourself, you will not use them. Must resist that Chanel Baume thing. You will not wear that glossy eye.

    - If you end up buying something new, then the rule is: one in, one out. If you're not willing to part with anything then it's not the right choice. Only buy if it's special and if you know you will use it, not just to own it.

    - Be honest and declutter the things you never use, don't keep something because of the money you spent on it. The money is spent, it's too late anyways.

    - Keep rotating and if you find you don't want to use something, get rid of it. A lot of my collection ranges from 2-5 years old, and I want to get the most use out of it I can get.

    - Foundation, mascara, eye primers, all type of eyeliners, concealers and face powders need to stay replacement only

    - Stop buying for the packaging and look at the actual product

    - keep a log of the cost of everything you buy make-up, haircare & skincare



    Decluttering log
    I loved the purge post of Twinkle_Twinkle, so will post mine here to remember to not buy again. I love declutter videos and kept off decluttering because I wanted to save it to make one of my own - but I need to be honest and face I'm never going to do that and just get on with it

    Here is what I decluttered today, I still have ways to go but I couldn't get myself to part with more. I'm ashamed this is already such a long list.

    - Anastasia BH Contour palette in light-medium
    - Kat Von D Shade & Light (I was convinced if I bought this palette I would never want another palette again..)
    - Bobbi Brown artstick in Pomegranate & Harlow Red (I don't wear these shades plus they smell really bad and have probably gone off)
    - Marc Jacobs lipstick in Georgie girl
    - Essence Velvet matte Lippencil in Peony star
    - Anastasia BH Lipgloss in butter scotch (too light)
    - Fenty original lipgloss (I hate the smell)
    - Chanel Rouge Allure gloss in Super nude (hate the formula and it's a fancy tube but I hate you can't actually see the product)
    - Nars audacious lipsticks in Julie, Dominique (I bought this knowing I would never wear it) and Anna. I don't really like the formula and prefer their other ones
    - Chanel cream blush in Destiny
    - YSL cream bronzer les Saharrienes
    - Clinique blush in plum pop & berry pop (the original four were the first blushes I bought, I wanted the set. Sadly they never released more shades in my country, these were def. not mine)
    - Burberry warm glow bronzer #3 (this was a Youtube inspired purchase but I hate the Burberry smell and never use it). think my mom would like.
    - Bobbi Brown blush in Berry
    - The body shop bronzer in #2 (I don't dislike it but I have a million bronzers and it's a bit too light. I have gotten use out of it though, but it's old)
    - Bobbi Brown long wear Cream shadow in Praline and Slate (I hate the container, too tiny)
    - Kiko brown eyeshadow in Wet & Dry. It's not bad but I have a million shades like this, I think my mom will like it
    - Kiko sparkling trail eyeshadow stick in burgundy - again, think my mom will like
    - Nars velvet shadow stick in Reykjavik
    - Mac Paint pot in Camel Coat (dried out)
    - Dior Fix it concealer in 001 and 200 (peach one)
    - Smashbox contour & highlight stick set (3 pieces)
    - Burberry cream contour stick
    - Benefit what's app highlighter
    - Estee Lauder Highlighter in Soft Pink (one of those cream stick designs like touche eclat)
    - YSL face palette in Gypsy Opale (got this for the packaging and the way the product looks inside. never use it because it has some sparkles and I hate sparkles)
    - Mac Sheer pressed powder in NC20 - save for Back2Mac


    Used up
    And here is a list of products I used up in the last year (apart from foundation)

    - Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham khol pencil (black side is 100% finished, I'm tossing the nude because it's from 2016 and I have a backup waiting)
    - nearing the end of my Bobbi Brown bone eyeshadow - only the edges left. I have others like it so debating if I should just toss it as it's a few years old. This thing will not end. Then again I keep powder products forever

    1 product... What a waste!


    I'm sorry to bore you with this long ass post but I'll try my hardest to resist temptation and when I buy to log and keep myself in check. I don't only feel sick for the money spent, but for all the landfill waste as well. Need to change those habits!


    (eta: enters... too long a post!!)
    Last edited by r0mini0n; January 16th, 2019 at 03:35 PM.

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