This is the big post. My year(ish) long plan.
Here we go.
The whole point of starting this blog and 2016 is to take control of my spending and my makeup collection. Stop buying stuff I won’t use just because it’s cheap, buying because I’m stressed or any other excuse.
So far so good. I’ve managed to successfully do 2 months of a low buy and I can say that I’ve had four shopping trips where I’ve bought makeup his year. Now, not to say I haven’t gone looking at makeup, cause that would be about 100 times at least. But I have been able to say no, even to new things. I can recognize the feelings of want while rationally talking myself out of things. I can think back to review videos and demos and really think if that product would work well in my collection. Most of the time it has been rather easy, though I do have my moments of lapse. A couple Shoppers trips could have been much cheaper but you have to mess up sometime.
So, onto the important stuff.
2016 = Low Buy
I want to keep my shopping limited, so I’ve given myself limits and maximum shopping trips. I am allowed to purchase drugstore makeup once a month. And not on one day only, but only once at one store. I may bend the rule if I see something I need somewhere else, but I will try to avoid that.
Sephora is a little trickier. I’m going to set three official times I can buy, and one sort of vague season. The 15% off sale in April is the first. No real limit, though I would like to spend less than 300$ taxes in. I do need to get a foundation or two as well as some other things and there are new things I want to get and it will be just before exams, so it’s a reward to myself.
Second is my birthday. No limit as of yet, I’ll how much I want to spend and how much I have saved by that point.
Third one is the 20% off sale in December, again, no clue what my limit is.
The other option I have is the vague season. Otherwise known as the holiday 2016 season. Things start to go up in September and I will allow myself to buy whatever my heart desires, but with the voice at the back of my head reminding of all I have learned. I won’t buy it unless I really have a need for it or it’s too good of a deal to pass up. I tend to do the bulk of my purchasing at this point in the year so I’m okay with keeping no budget for this.
Of course, all of this depends on my financial situation. If I don’t gots the money I don’t gots the money. So far this has been working out well so I can only hope it continues.
I do want to pan more products, especially my powder products. I’ve managed to pan few so far and have a few more with just a bit left so this goal will be easy. I really need to downsize my eyeshadows so these will go hand in hand.
I also want to get a good vanity set up going. That will happen when I move in August and I make a trip to Ikea. I just have to hold out with my current set-up, no matter how much I dislike it. I can do it.
And that’s it. Low buy, once a month drugstore trip and 3 planned Sephora trips. Pan a whole bunch of things and continue paring down the collection.