August 2016 Low-Buy Accountability

The first “real” month of my self-imposed No-Buy, due to my overspending back in May / June. In August, I did pick up a few bits from the drugstore, and Winners, where else?
I’ve been surprisingly not too tempted by new launches even with all the Fall sneak peeks and clearance sales (no thanks to the ultimate Temptress, Ms. Ingrid! 😉 )

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Behind the Scenes Tag

I was tagged by Robyn of Lipstick on the Lake! I love behind-the-scene stuff so I’m excited to do this. Thanks for tagging me to do this, Robyn! 🙂

Tag Questions

1) What camera do you use?
99% of the time, I use a point and shoot: Canon Powershot SX610


The 1% I will use my phone which is iPhone 5S (as evident in the Japan Makeup Shopping post for the in-store displays).

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Bye for now! I’m off to Japan for 2 weeks. 🇯🇵

I will try to post on Instagram and Twitter (@stashmatters on both) while I’m there, but it depends on the wifi situation.

I’ll also be taking an additional week off from blogging to recover from my vacation, so I’ll be back mid-June. 😉

See you later! (jaa mata!) 😙

Guess: what am I?

I posted this on my Instagram but I have no guesses, so let’s see what you guys think.  I posted this:

What am I?

Also, follow me on Instagram! @stashmatters
I post beauty stuff, food stuff, random stuff I see through the day. 🙂

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No-Buy 2015: My true 28 Days

Since restarting on January 19th with my No-Buy 2015, today is my real 28 days of no shopping.  It has been good for the most part. It was initially difficult to resist all the typical clearance sales in January. I used to spend my lunch hour browsing through shops, so I had to change how I spend my free time (mostly a lot of window shopping now). Weekends were the most difficult. I typically check the drugstore flyers on Saturday mornings and then hit up a few stores for deals.  And I would go to Winners (Canadian version of TJMaxx) or Marshalls at least once a week to see what new things they got in.  I still go to Winners to check out what they have about once a week (it’s on my way home from work) but luckily for me, January and February have been a dry spell there in terms of cosmetics stock.  I’m pretty shocked that I’ve bought absolutely nothing from Winners in 2015.

I did purchase a few items of significance during this time:

1) This Quo Mineral eye shadow palette in Downtown Brown, but for my sister!

I posted this on my Instagram – follow me @stashmatters

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