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I first saw this idea floating around on YouTube after seeing people like Andréa Matillano and Jessica Braun do it. I’m not too sure who did it first, but it has been around for a while from what I can see. The actual post is ten things, but that ended up being too long for a blog post, so I cut it down to six.
I thought it would be fun to look at my current spending habits and compare them to what I used to spend majority of my money on a few years ago. Let’s just say that things are completely different and this could have easily been 26 things instead of 6 Things I No Longer Buy.
Anyway, let’s get into 6 Things I No Longer Buy.
If you’d have told me in 2016 that in 2020 I would no longer be buying MAC lipsticks then I would not have believed you. I used to love buying new MAC lipsticks. Every time I visited a department store that had a MAC stand, I’d come away with a new shade. Saying that I still love the lipsticks I own. Faux is one of my all time favourites, but I have discovered so many other amazing formulas. I’m also put off by the price increase, as they now cost £17.50.
Urban Decay Naked Palettes
I used to be terrible for makeup collecting and that is what happened with the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. When the Cherry palette was released I instantly knew that it wasn’t for me. Pinks don’t suit me and none of the other palettes after that have caught my eye. I’m a lot pickier now on the palettes I add to my collection and to be honest I can’t remember the last palette I bought. Even though the original palette is still one of my all time favourite palettes.
This is a little extreme, as I do still buy from the Christmas collections. I just don’t shop there as often anymore. At one point I was doing Lush hauls and reviews constantly, so I dedicated an entire category to it. In all honesty I do miss writing about Lush, as they were one of my favourite posts to do, but the price increase has put me off. For example Intergalactic used to be £3.95 and it’s now £4.95. I used to think £3.95 was a lot, but £5 is a lot harder for me to justify.
I have no idea why I even bought these in the first place to be honest with you. Me and liquid lipsticks do not get along; saying that I do quite like the Huda ones. Matte finishes just aren’t for me whether it’s a base product or a lipstick, as my skin is too dry. With all the prep in the world, the finish would not last for more than a couple of hours.
I ended up decluttering most of my old face palettes because I couldn’t use all of the shades. In the beginning of my makeup obsession, if something was pretty I’d buy it. As long as I could use one of the shades then it would be fine, (terrible I know) but now I want to be able to use it all. Also I know what colours I like, and I don’t see the point in buying something when I can only get use out of a few of the options. It’s much easier to buy singles instead.
Yes I know I just did a huge Lights Lacquer haul, but we’ll brush past that. I used to collect nail polish, as you’ll know if you saw my declutter, as boy that was a big one. If it was in the Barry M gelly range then I wanted it, as the formula is one of my favourites. Which meant I ended up with a lot of colours that I’d wear once and never again. I find myself only reaching for pinks, reds, white in the summer and dark colours for the colder months. Which means I don’t need a massive collection of blues and purples.
There we have it those are 6 Things I No Longer Buy.
What is something that you don’t buy anymore?
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