Conventional addiction recovery models suggest that in order to break a habit, one has to give it 28 days (some literature even say 21 day – whoa there buckaroo!) Well today is day 28 of my planned No-Buy 2015. So how have I fared? I think I did amazingly!
Bwahahaha! Have you seen my Target entry?
Seriously, I failed. Two weeks into this, I buckled. But in my defense, I always maintained that my downfall would be 1) if one of my HG items got discontinued 2) if a brand / store that I shop at closed / left Canada. Targetgate™ fell into the latter category.
In additional to Targetgate™, January was a bit of an abnormal month. In the mail, I received a few items that I had ordered just prior to the new year:
• Guerlain By Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush
• Guerlain Perles D’Azur Meteorites by Emilio Pucci
• Dr. Mascara Fixer Longlash Up Curl Fix Coating Fix (lash primer)
• Dr. Mascara Fixer Volume Up Curl Fix Coating Fix (lash primer)
• Assorted baggy of Korean beauty samples as my gift with purchase including Lioele Beyond the Solution BB cream (which I’ve been wanting to try!), Bioré-type nose strip, serums etc.
The Guerlain by Pucci items were my last hurrah for 2014 (similar to people going to McD’s just prior to starting a diet) – they’re limited edition from 2012 that I’ve kicked myself for not buying when they were released. I found a reputable seller on ebay who was selling BNIB (brand new in box) ones at reasonable prices. The lash primers were recommended by youtuber Saaammage in her 2014 favourites, after I watched that video I promptly went online and ordered it – it took over a month to arrive in Canada from Korea. I’m trying to find a cheaper alternative to my current favourite lash primer, Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base which costs $25 a tube. These Dr. Mascara ones are $9 each and have fantastic reviews online. Fingers crossed.
I also received a belated Christmas present from my friend, R:
So the net effect of Targetgate™, online purchases and gifts means my stash numbers have changed:
+ 1 eye shadow palette / 12 shades (Target) = 616 eye shadows (counting each shade in a palette really skews the number huh!)
+ 1 eye / +2 face brushes (Target) = 225 eye / 135 face brushes
+ 1 eyeliner (Target) = 76 eyeliners
+ 1 face powder (Guerlain) = 106 base makeup
+ 1 bronzer (Guerlain)= 15 bronzers (I didn’t list this in my inventory summary, because it’s puny compared to the other categories. Still, 15 bronzers is a lot for someone who doesn’t use bronzers on a regular basis…)
+ 2 eyelash primers = ? I don’t track my mascara stash since it fluctuates so often
+ assorted bath products = ? I haven’t counted my bath product stash
I’ll be doing more detailed reviews on the new items once I get a chance to try everything out properly. And I’ll post an update in February on my No-Buy status… stay tuned!