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    • I wish they’d come back, they’re quite fun to do haha! I get what you mean, it’s a horrible feeling when you fall in love with a limited product, as you know you can’t get it again xx

  1. This was a super interesting post! I love reading a good tag post. I found myself answering the questions in my own head as I was reading your own! It’s so true, I have definitely spend a lotttt less compared to other years. Not only that, but I’ve also used up a lot of product this year, since I haven’t purchased that much. I have probably saved hundreds of dollars compared to past years. It’s kind of embarrassing to think how much I used to spend. Great post han xxx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • Thank you so much, I am so glad you think so! Me too, they’re fun! It definitely seems like a few people went through a phase of buying a lot and then slowly growing out of it later. Ah, that’s great! It’s such a good feeling to use a product up, as they take so long. Honestly, same haha! Thank you so much xx

  2. Phew, I finally managed to catch up with some of your blog posts.
    This is such a fun post! I had planned a makeup look for upcoming Sunday but I might not be able to do it on time, if I remember to change it up on time I might do this instead!

    A lot of the “buying for FOMO purposes” I totally recognise with myself too. I’ve bought so many makeup items I ended up giving or throwing away because I don’t use them, just because something was limited edition or there was a big hype around it. I also had a period in time, I guess 3 or 4 years ago where people were all showing off their massive makeup collections, you would get influenced so much for buying new makeup. I’ve become better with it in recent years but I also think everything goes so quickly nowadays. If a youtuber talks about a new released eyeshadow palette one day, then the next video a couple of days later already talks about another new palette item and they make it sound like that previous one is old news, I can usually get myself to wait it out a little bit and see if there’s still such a fuss about it in a few weeks time. If not, it wouldn’t have been worth it, as I would only have bought it for the hype and to be able to share it on my blog/instagram. Which is something I used to do so much, just buying stuff to share on my socials. Ridiculous, now that I think of it!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

    • Thank you so much, but don’t worry about it, I bet you’ve been so busy with your move! I am so glad you think it’s a fun post, I can’t wait to read your answers if you give it a go!

      So glad it isn’t just me who got sucked into it. I definitely did the same too, as it can be hard to pass on a product that literally every man and their dog is raving about. Now that you mention it, I think that’s where a lot of us went wrong as it definitely felt like YouTubers were pushing the ‘bigger is better’ narrative. So glad to hear you’ve gotten better. I get what you mean though, ColourPop have a new collection every week, so keeping up and getting the next big thing is impossible now because it moves too fast. That is such a great way of looking at it! Haha yeah, I used to do that too! Thank you for reading xx

  3. I think my spending habits have changed a lot – I know what I like, I don’t mind spending money on products that work – so more specifically skincare. I don’t buy products that I just know won’t suit me or I won’t wear just because they’re in. I think when you start blogging, you buy lots with the justification that it’s “for the blog” but that doesn’t last long! x


    • So glad to hear that! Yes, I think that’s definitely the better way to look at it. That is so true, and I think it’s something probably all of us did at one point haha!xx

  4. Loved reading your answers to this! I’m literally the exact opposite to you but I’m not a huge make up person. I wear it but only when I need to and I don’t buy it for the sake of it, only when I actually need something new. Which is good I guess because I can imagine the amount can REALLY add up!

    • Thank you, I am so glad to hear that! Ah no way, I guess we’re all so different and have different spending habits and preferences. That is a great way to be, especially as makeup prices seem to be going up and up xx

  5. I love a good old school tag. I used to be guilty of having lots of products in my collection that I’d barely touched and yet still buy more. I think its a phase that so many of us have gone through at some point.

  6. I love reading tags so much. It takes me back to 2013 and simpler times haha. I definitely spend way less on makeup now too but I do buy a lot during the holiday season because of all the gift shopping and limited holiday collections. I don’t need it but I like trying new products and they’re usually great value. I’m always sucked in by ‘good value’ haha


  7. This was a really interesting tag, something a bit different to the usual ones. I guess I don’t wear much make up but what I do, I buy again and again. My downfall is lipsticks, I just love a new shade. Although not so much this year due to wearing masks – a silver lining, I guess! x

    • I am so glad you think so! It’s interesting to take a look at spending habits rather than looking at collecting. I’m with you on that one! Haha, that is a good point xx

  8. I love a good tag, never heard of this one before, its so fun. I used to obsessed with all things make-up but over the past 2 years I’ve completely fallen away from it, the most I buy now is mascara lol

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  9. I love reading tag posts, and I relate to some of this so much. Not so much nowadays, but a couple of years back I would spend so much on makeup that I would hardly use just because I find buying makeup so exciting haha!

    • Thank you so much, I am so glad you think so! It’s a great mindset to get into and it’s insane how much money you save. I know what you mean, trying new stuff is so fun, but sometimes when you have products in your collection you haven’t used for a while it kinda feels the same… sort of haha!xx

  10. This was so fun to read. I’m like you, I honestly don’t want to know how much I spend on beauty products throughout the year lol

  11. This was so interesting to read! I am definitely guilty of buying more than i need but I spend within my means too – its just not always a neccessity haha, I think after a couple of spendy months I am back on the straight and narrow though! xx

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  12. I love tags & I’ll have to bookmark this one if I’m struggling with blog content in the coming months.
    I don’t spend that much on makeup either & I really only buy makeup I’m running out of or I know I’ll get a lot of use out of it. I also buy them during sales like on Black Friay.
    I used to get FOMO too, but not anymore!

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