Today I want to talk about being on a Low Buy. I came to the realization that I needed to cut down my makeup spending after going crazy and ordering a lot of blushes from Rock & Republic for $20 each!!
I don't know about you, but for me that's a lot for blushes. Yes, I know they are HUGE (9 grams), ridiculously pigmented, packaged amazingly, and half off. However, I still cringed when I pressed ENTER on a $100 order. I will elaborate more on that later.
Anyway, going on a Low Buy is a way for me to cut down my makeup spending without depriving myself. We all know how well that could end (starvation diets, anyone?). It basically means that you get a makeup allowance every week. If you don't spend it, the amount roll over to next week. I've set $20 limit for myself every week.
Example: Let's say I want to get UD Naked palette this week, but it costs more than $20, so I have to not spend anything this week in order to have enough money to get it next week. However, if I wanted some Wet N' Wild l/s at $2 each, I can go ahead and spend the $20 limit on it.
A lot of ppl might read this and go "WTF? $80 is A LOT to spend on makeup every month!". Trust me, I spend A LOT more than that right now. I hope this goes well or else I have to join Over-spender Anonymous, for realz.
Anyways, in the mean time, I have a lot of products to use up. The items I'm planning on using up in August are shown here:
--Biore Detoxify Daily Scrub <--I use it on my face 3x a week. However, sometimes I feel that the exfoliating particles in this don't work as well as my Purity Microdelivery wash, so now I use it on my body. It should be gone soon. :)
--MAC Cleanse Off oil <--My HG makeup removing oil. It's so effective and inexpensive compared with others. Since I wear a full face of makeup everyday, I use this daily and hopefully it should be gone in a month or two.
--Biore Revitalize 4-in-1 Self Foaming wash <--I love the cooling sensation of this. However, it doesn't last me a long time. Usually a bottle is done in a month and a half, so hopefully I can finish this soon. I can't wait to concentrate solely on Philosophy Purity Made Simple wash.
--Merlot Grapeseed Day lotion <--Really light and refreshing. This is my 2nd pot. I don't have much left, I hope it can last me 2 more weeks. After this I will start using my Kiss My Face moisturizers. :)
--Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer <--My 2nd tube and I still love it.
--Coverblend concealer in Light <--I love it for covering under-eye circles. I've had it for a LONG time though, so I'm kinda bored with it.
--Milani Glow Natural foundation in Fair to Light <--I have like 2 back ups for this. I'll be set for a while.
--MAC MSFN duo in Medium <--THIS DOES NOT GO AWAY. I've been trying to use it up for months now. It just DOESN'T budge!! Ugh.
--L'oreal Double Extend mascara <--I use it on top of Maybelline lash stiletto wp mascara. Good stuff.
--Maybelline Lash Stilettos wp mascara <--keep my lashes curled and defined. :)
--Physician's Formula Gel Liner for brown eyes <--AMAZING!!! I'm almost done w/ the brown and purple and just started working on the black. I hope this can last me a while b/c PF doesn't go on sale anymore. :(
On a side note, this always makes me LMFAO!! Start watching at 1:00
I love him. I think he needs to get his own TV show. That's all.
Thanks for reading guys! I will be heading off to Miami tomorrow and will take a mini vacay til the 11th. I will see you soon!