It’s been a long while since I attempted a low or no buy, mainly because I always bloody fail at them. I tried to set myself a beauty budget of £25 a month in January last year, and that idea had completely slipped by about April time and I’ve not attempted one since.
I think I’ve only tried a total no-buy once before, and I’m only going to begin with a commitment for a month, maybe I’ll extend it past that depending on how things go. I’m looking at my overflowing beauty cupboard and my box where I keep all packaging of things I have yet to review, and I’m overwhelmed by the amount of stuff I have.
I haven’t had much time for properly trialling stuff out this year, and in terms of skincare I pretty much went back to my old holy grail items to prevent any pre-wedding skin freakouts (which worked!). The pile of backlog that has occurred as a result of it all is overwhelming, I have a huge pile of cleansers, tower of lipsticks, several eyeshadow palettes, and a bowl of nail polishes that’s now overflowing to the area around it – of stuff I need to get around to trying and reviewing.
The one beauty expense I’m allowing myself is the Look Incredible box, but I’ve unsubscribed from both Love Me Beauty and My Little Box this month – so the influx of new from beauty boxes has been significantly cut – and I’m left with the one box which I love receiving. There will be a few hauls coming up of new things I bought since getting home from Honeymoon, as I ended up in a post-holiday blues / I got a payrise shopping spree (not too crazy I might add – just three!).
The area where I may see myself struggling to not buying is foundation, all of my favourites are now too pale for me since I’ve been away, and a lot of my darker ones are way too dark. I have a couple of almost finished up ones which are the perfect shade for me right now, but I don’t know that they’ll last me the whole month as they’re either nearly gone or sample sizes, but I’m gonna try.
As I already mentioned there will probably be less beauty content this month whilst I start trying things out, I’m in the midst of beginning writing up my travel posts which is taking longer than expected and I was planning on spending most of this weekend blogging, however had some freelance work I had to completely re-do as I somehow lost the file between February and now, so a job I thought would have took 3-4 hours, took me 12.5! The longer I leave my travel posts the more I will forget, so I want to get on with it whilst it’s fresh! If you’ve seen anything I’ve hauled or featured in a beauty box recently (or maybe even a year ago, the backlog goes back that far!) and want me to review sooner rather than later – please let me know, I’m looking at the mini mountain in my spare room, not knowing where to start!
Hope you have a happy weekend, and fingers crossed we start to see a sunnier July, we missed the UK hotspell whilst we’re away and I’m craving some sunshine again!