Looking for something?

Reader Interactions

Comments

    • Yeah a no buy seems way too strict! There have been so many great releases haven’t there?! The amount of foundations that dropped was crazy! haha, at least that’s two areas!xx

    • I’m so glad you think so! That is so true, it can be so easy to get swept up with new releases, but it’s a shame when you already have so many things. Thank you so much!xx

  1. Over the last few years, I’ve definitely been buying less and get great satisfaction out of actually finishing products. I take my time to decide which new releases I really want and tend to focus more on skincare than makeup these days x

    Beautylymin

    • It’s a great feeling to use something up isn’t it? It’s definitely much better to take your time and think about it rather than just rush in, as those products definitely don’t get as much love. I need to do the same and start focusing on skincare, it’s so important xx

  2. This sounds like such a great idea! I agree that I’ve always found project pan a bit restrictive because then all my other products would go unloved, and a no buy is totally impossible and I’d probably just end up getting fustrated with it! I think I’ll be joining in with this idea, and I can’t wait to hear how you get on! x

    Erin / Everything Erin

  3. I found this really hard when I tried to do a no-buy, but I have really been focusing on using up products that are almost finished and have been doing a bit of a project pan. It’s so satisfying when you do finish a product, especially if its something you have had for a long time. And it helps you to realise that you don’t need to buy any new products unless you really, REALLY, love them!

    • Yeah I can imagine a no buy is too strict and restrictive. It’s great to focus on those products and get them used up, it’s a great feeling to get products done with. That is so true xx

    • I am so glad you think so! It was so easy to get swept up with new releases. It’s nice to have that break. It’s no problem, thank you for stopping by xx

  4. This is such a good idea! I used to be the same when I first started blogging, I’d be buying things just for the sake of it. I ended up chucking so much, it’s kinda ridiculous haha! But now I’ve got a much smaller collection and before lockdown, I was getting use of pretty much everything! xx

    Laura | Blush and Bronze

    • I am so glad you think so! Yeah, blogging was not good for the bank balance haha. It really opens your eyes doesn’t it? That’s good to hear!xx

  5. Sounds like a really great idea to reduce your spending and save money! Best of luck with your beauty low buy! I rarely buy make up like I literally can’t remember the last time I purchased any make up!

  6. I’m honestly doing exactly the same as you are! Restocks I’ll allow, so if I’m running out of foundation or concealer I will make sure I get one before it’s gone. Doesn’t have to be the same, though. I’ve been decluttering like crazy which also helps you to realise you have a lot of makeup going to waste, and after decluttering there’s probably still quite a lot of makeup left. The thing is though, I’ve noticed that I’m compensating what I save with not buying makeup, on skin care! I’ve been using up a lot of my products lately so I’m not feeling too guilty, but I guess you go through those a lot quicker than a highlighter or a blush.

    Good luck with the low buy! Sounds like you’re already nailing it 😉

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

    • I hope yours is going well too! Yeah a restock is a must, especially if it’s a favourite product. I know, what you mean sometimes it’s nice to try something else. That is so true! Ah no way! It’s always a nice feeling to actually use something up, I know powder products feel like they last forever haha! Thank you so much!xx

  7. I’m trying to do a similar thing st the moment – use up products and not buy anything until i need to 🙂

  8. Love this idea, and the rules you set out for yourself. I’ve been trying to restrict my beauty buying and so far it’s gone well. It’s amazing the amount of money you save when you stick with one or two foundations, haha!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

  9. I have been pretty good the last few years because I have stopped wearing make-up. In that I don’t wear a full face of make up unless its a special occasion (even then I don’t wear foundation). Also I have hardly worn any since lockdown so that has also helped save a few penny’s! Great idea though and good luck with it hun! xx

  10. I love this! I definitely need to implement a ‘no buy’ month or just in general – I see something and automatically make an excuse that I need to buy it, hahah!

    • Thank you! It’s definitely a great way of cutting down and saving some money. I know what you mean, especially when there are so many great releases xx

  11. omg girl, I’m on the same exact boat. I bought so many products, that I’ve been mainly working on using what I currently have! I’m rotating my palettes, so they all get some love. That way I don’t get bored of forcing myself to use up only one product. I feel like since i’ve slowed down my buying by a lot, I’m using up a lot of my products (especially skincare, cause of quarantine). Great post Han xxx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • It’s definitely better to rotate them isn’t it rather than just focus on one, to make sure everything gets used. Glad you’re getting use out of your products now. Thank you so much!xx

  12. That’s really great that you recognized this and have been striving for a change. I try to discipline myself by not using a new product until I use up the old product. I also limit the space I’m willing to store things so it helps me to control my products. For example, I only have a limited number of hangers so if I want to buy something new then I HAVE to get rid of something I already have. When I shop I won’t take a basket or cart so I only buy what I can carry in my hands. 🤣

  13. This is something I need to start doing. I’m very much a creature of habit and use the same products everyday. Thankyou for sharing☺️💛

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this:

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close