I’ll admit, I’ve been a little bit of a monster of late – I think because I now work at home, when I leave the house I’m like a magpie for shiny things. When I used to used to work in a city centre whilst I would purchase things often, I’d also be able to tell myself that things would still be there tomorrow (apart from TK Maxx of course, you gotta buy the good shit when you see it) and then forget about it in days.
So, in the lead up to turning 30 on February the 1st (let’s face it I’m going to have to treat myself for that horrid milestone) I am going to commence a no-buy. Traditionally, I’ve usually started well on no-buys, but after a few weeks something has usually caught my eye that I must have, but I am hoping working from home is going to mean that I can resist temptation more easily and we’re so busy over the next few months that actually it might be easier than I think.
There are things I am aware I’m going to have to purchase – shampoo and conditioner is running in very low supply which is of course an essential if I don’t wish to look like a character from a horror movie. My foundation supplies are running really low – I’m currently scraping the barrel on the Milani Conceal and Perfect, and my beloved Jouer High Coverage has one use left. I’ve done a really good job of finishing loads up this year and haven’t bought one since maybe March time, so I expect I will need to purchase as most of what I have left are way too pale for me.
As I’m writing this there is one free pass I’m going to give myself, and that’s the Shane Dawson and Jeffree Collaboration this which comes out today, November 1st. I’ve been watching the series, I’m a big fan of both people and if I can manage to snag one, that will be my only purchase, if they had released it a day earlier I wouldn’t even have to explain. Very selfish behaviour from the both of them. However I have just put an embarrassing amount of things on ebay to try and sell some of which is completely new, so I should easily make back the spend I would make on this palette.
I will still be accepting PR, and in fact in the run up to Christmas, there’s quite a lot that I am aware of that is already on it’s way for gift guides – so I’m hoping these bits will keep me interested, but I am aiming to spend no cold hard cash – I do have a few odd loyalty points saved up in Boots/Superdrug, so I may hold out for a treat in the sales to spend points.
So if you see me out and about shopping on instastories, please intervene and remind my forgetful brain I am on a no-buy, and I’m only meant to be shopping for other people. In terms of content there is still loads of products awaiting being reviewed in my drawers so I’m hoping this will mean I can try and catch up a little rather than being drawn in to what’s new – but I’d also like to do some shop my stashes, where I can maybe every couple of weeks cherry pick some products out and revisit old favourites. If you’ve got any ideas of things you would like to see before the end of the year, please let me know!