Makeup No Buy 2014 + Baking Video!


Currently, I have 11 liquid foundations, 5 face powders, 40+ lipsticks, etc etc. If you compared that to other beauty bloggers' makeup collection, mine is pretty small. Nevertheless, I feel very overwhelmed whenever I open my makeup drawers. I simply cannot finish all of my makeup in this lifetime! I don't even use them everyday - as much as it pains me to do so, I have to stop hoarding!

So from today until January 1, 2015 - I am on a "Makeup No Buy". As the name implies, I cannot buy any makeup until next year. I don't think this is going to be easy for me, especially since 1.) I have to keep this blog alive somehow and 2.) I just started my Youtube channel. However, I do think that this would challenge me to further explore my creativity.. It's a win-win situation for me. Save more money; write better, hopefully.

I do have a few exemptions, namely:

1. If it's something I like, and it's on a huge discount (50% and above) then I can get it.
2. High-end brands however, a 20% discount will suffice. I don't think those brands even go on sale, really.
3. I can only buy something without discount if it's a limited edition item.

Seems fair, no?

Have you been on a "makeup no buy" before? How's your experience with it? :)

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My first baking video is here! :D

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13 comments:

  1. I'm in on this! And I only have 2 exceptions.

    1. If I use or giveaway something I only have 1 item/color of. OR if it's a product type I don't have: like falsies, and legit black gel eyeliner (for realz)

    2. If Inglot restocks the 411 matte lipstick and their slim brush mascara.

    This is gonna be tough!

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    1. Yay! Kaya natin to! Haha! I've been looking for a gel liner, too!

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  2. I haven't bought any beauty item all year (not even those on sale or limited edition) and I've still found things to blog about. I know you can do it too! It gets easier as you focus more on using what you have and less about what you don't have. Good luck! :)

    Wendy | Fashionable Heart

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    1. Wow Wendy! I don't think I'm creative enough for that - lucky we only have a few months left this year! Thanks!! :D

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  3. I wish I can do this! I tried but failed terribly! I have a lot of makeup too, even a full plastic drawer of blushes. It's really overwhelming!

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    1. I tried this too before! Pero sobrang fail. I lasted for a week =))

      Buti if they don't expire eh noh :|

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  4. ay if your collection is considered small, then mine is almost non existent na haha.
    its a hard season to go on a makeup shopping ban cause of the holiday collection releases so good luck! im with you on this <3 (kinda, going to set a budget limit for holiday beauty expenses)

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    1. I've been watching makeup collection videos on Youtube kasi. Grabe, drawers and drawers and drawers of makeup! Kakaloka!

      I know! Holiday sets (and sale!) would make this harder - sana we can do it! :D

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  5. I was stunned when I read the second paragraph. Until Jan. 1, 2014?? But, but... holiday sales! It seems like it's most fun to buy makeup during December. Haha. Then I read the exemptions, and it's not so bad.

    I want to join, so I'll promise to try. :)) My exceptions? Duty Free (if I miraculously end up in Duty Free with a friend who's coming back from somewhere) or high-end sale. I have no whatsoever intention of getting near a limited edition item. :p

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    1. My birthday's on December! ....guess what I'm asking for as gifts! HAHA

      I hope you get to go! Sometimes they do piso power, and $1 = P39!!

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  6. That ain't so bad. Wish I can do it myself. But my birthday's coming up and I want to reward myself with loads of new good stuff haha

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  7. I'm trying to do this too especially for MAC and their limited editions. But my exceptions are limited edition holiday sets (other than MAC of course) and also if there's a sale. I'll splurge next year rin, my birthday's in January kasi. Haha

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  8. Andami pang wala sa makeup collection ko (brushes, primer, etc.) so hindi ko pa 'to magagawa. But I AM on a lipstick-buying ban for now!

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