Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Low-Buy Guidelines

I've been on a low-buy for about 3 years... That's when my stash got to a "considerable" size mostly with the help of beauty boxes which I had SO MUCH FUN with. I tried most of the ones that were available in summer 2012 and was subbed to them for about 6 months... from Glym, Glossybox, Julep, Natural Beauty Box, Topbox, Ipsy... I had a relapse on Ipsy once or twice and I've purchased one or two Julep boxes since then too...! I definitely recommend trying a couple of these if you don't have very much makeup and want a variety of products you probably (as a person who doesn't have a lot of makeup) wouldn't buy yourself, for a very very decent price!

Anyway, I feel a bit makeup crazy these days... I need to make sure that I can control myself and make the best purchases possible so here are my Low-Buy Rules:

Rule 1:

No impulse buying! I will only buy a product that I know performs well (from reviews), that I really want (things that have been on my wishlist for a while) and that fits into my stash (do I "need" it?)

Rule 2: 

Must set a budget per "shopping period". I've had 90$ summer budget, a 120$ winter/holiday budget, that type of thing. Some seasons are not tempting, so there is no budget set on those and I simply don't buy!

Rule 3: 

These are guidelines for what I *should* buy with my allowed budget, but not strict. To follow the spirit of my low-buy which is to fill the holes in my stash, I am thinking of getting:

  • Finishing powder
  • Foundation
  • white drops (MUFE) or white foundation (Illamasqua) for making foundation lighter
  • a custom eye shadow palette
  • eyeliner colours I don't own

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