So, lately I’ve been bingeing on makeup. Honestly, nobody needs this much make-up, and it’s starting to feel a little wasteful. But sometimes it’s so hard to walk away from products when I feel like I’m getting a “deal”. I am ashamed to admit that sometimes I don’t even realize I have bought make-up/beauty products until I get home and dig them out of the shopping bags. Yes, I know – smh. Well, I’m considering doing a no-buy or project pan type of thing. But like a real addict, I’m going to have to go on one last binge/hit before I can go cold-turkey.
In the meantime, here are some rules I have made to curb the cravings.
Ignore the coupons! Just because CVS prints out the coupons doesn’t mean you now have to spend $40 on make-up just to use a $4off coupon:(
|Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel LIner- bought with $4 off coupon so practically free.|
Ignore the make-up section at the grocery store! You are here for milk and sugar and maybe some sausage, NOT to cruise the make-up aisle.
|L’Oreal Double Extend Mascara – $8 on clearance rack instead of $12|
Don’t use the drugstore as your ATM machine! Well, depending on what you buy to get the cash back feature and avoid ATM machine fees, this one could be flexible. I mean really, 99c for a lipstick and cashback, instead of $3 in ATM fees makes sense… right?
|Wet’n’Wild 99c Lipstick|
Ignore the clearance section! Just because it’s now $2 instead of $7 doesn’t make it more likely that you will use it. How many lippies do you need woman?
|Revlon Lipgloss on clearnace for less tahn $3|
And most importantly, ignore the limited time sales. Some time back NARS had a limited time sale (up to 50% off) for insiders on their email list. It took me forever to decide what items I wanted, then I had to rush to put my order through before it all ended. You know what my RUSHED impulse buy got me – NARS make-up cleansing oil. Which is mainly just mineral oil. If I had read the ingredient list, instead of rushing,I WOULD NOT HAVE PAID $20+ FOR FRIGGING MINERAL OIL. Just saying.
|The sorry, unused lot that “saved” me money:)|
Sigh, to this day, all of these items remain unopened, therfore they didn’t really save me any money – no matter how cheap they were.
What items have you picked up lately. How do you know when too much is too much? Does that limit even exist?
EDIT* Here are the results of my hopefully final hit before trying to go cold turkey. I mean, it doesn’t hurt to splurge a little every once in a while. I picked up these slightly more pricey items recently, and have already used all of these items. Plus, except for the YSL, I picked these up at the Las Vegas CCO, so I really did save some money here.
|Estee Lauder Soft Clean cleanser, MAC eyebrow pencil in Spiked, YSL Touche Eclat #6.5 and Tom Ford Lipstick in Reckless|
I’m putting that image of the LV epi Alma everywhere I look. Trust me, very soon that baby will come home to me:)
Thanks for stopping by and stay blessed.