Weird title for a post, huh.
Firstly: yay, it’s Day 150 of my No-Buy! Only 186 more days to go… (for those of you who don’t know, I’m on a yearlong No-Buy, but I had to restart it in Jan because I broke my No-Buy with a Target haul. My No-Buy ends on Dec 31st.)
Now, what does YDSMBSM mean? It stands for:
You Don’t Save Money By Spending Money.
It’s something my frugal bf says to me in response to when I try to justify my latest purchase, “I got such a good deal on it, it was 50% off!” To which he’d say, “You Don’t Save Money By Spending Money. You still spent money to save that 50%. If you didn’t buy it at all, then you would have saved 100%.” Party pooper. But he did have a point. 😛
Here’s a bunch of
crap deals that I bought last year because I found them in the clearance section:
What did I need an orange eye shadow for? And a hot pink lipstick? I’ve NEVER EVER even worn that lipstick!
Let’s have a closer look at these “deals”:
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Eyeshadow in #10 Fierce and Tangy – $1 (reg $9)
I read somewhere that this could be used as a salmon colour under eye corrector. This is WAY too orange for my skin tone. I’m a fool.
L’Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadows in #034 Pepsy Coral and #039 Magnetic Coral- $1 each (reg $11)
These are really similar to each other, so I’m not sure why I had to have both. Oh I know why, they were $1 each, that’s why! 😛 I’ve worn these shades maybe once each. I just don’t wear pinky coral eye shadow looks often – I think these may make nice blushes, actually.
L’Oreal Visible Lift Blush in #706 Berry Lift and #187 Nude Lift, L’Oreal Magic Souffle Blush in #844 Angelic – $1 each (reg $17)
The Visible Lift blushes have a spongy texture similar to the Maybelline Dream Bouncy blushes. These are not pigmented and do not last long on the cheeks. I do like the Nude Lift shade as a cheek highlight though.
The Souffle blush is discontinued now, I believe. It’s a mousse blush, and this shade is not pigmented – I hardly ever use cream blushers so this sits unused in my drawer.
Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat nail polish in Wool Lite and Tweedy – $1 each (reg $8)
These are weird! They honestly look like fur on the nails. I’ve only worn Wool Lite (pink and white) and removed it the very next day because I looked like I had hairy nails. And what a removal it was – you think glitter polishes are a pain? The little confetti bar fur particles had to be scrapped off piece by piece even after using the foil method for glitter polish removal. It was a horrendous process. What possessed me to buy 2 colours? Only $1 each, sucker.
Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick in #49 Pink Vibrations – $6 (reg $23)
I got caught up buying these lipsticks in a range of colours because they were such a great price for such high quality products. I did discover my HG MLBB lipstick through this same haul, but what business did I have buying a bright cool-toned pink lipstick? In my mind, I thought I could maybe mix this with a nudey shade to tone it down. I’ve never worn this aside from lightly dabbing it on my lips and then promptly wiping it off. I’m sure some of you love this shade but it’s just not for me.
So, hopefully I’ve learned my lesson – I’ll likely be purging 90% of these items. Basically I could have ripped up a $20 bill and that would have had the same effect. Now whenever I spot a clearance bin at Shoppers / Rexall or see something at Winners that I didn’t even know I
needed wanted until I saw it, I hear my bf’s voice, “YDSMBSM”.
You? What useless makeup have you bought simply because they were on sale? 😛