LOL – my 2019 Beauty Low Buy July update is a complete failure. Please keep reading to understand why this month was such an utter failure.
2019 Beauty Low Buy Rules
I cannot spend more than $75.00 on NEW cosmetics in a given month
Exclusions: haircare (I have a sensitive scalp), skincare, repurchases (if I have no suitable alternative ex. concealer)
Dollars not spent in a given month can roll forward, but cannot be pulled forward
Ex. If I want to buy a $90.00 eyeshadow palette in May, I cannot pull $15.00 forward. I would need to wait until June to buy the palette.
Exclusions: Items received via influencer networks, as gifts, or purchased via gift cards do NOT count against the dollar value
What I Actually Bought in July
I am super embarrassed by how much I spent while trying to maintain a “Beauty Low Buy” this month. Therefore, I will not share this month’s spend. However, to give you an idea of how much I spent this month just know that I spent at least $40 on each of the below brands:
Dose of Colors
2019 Beauty Low Buy July Update: Navigating the Emotional Extremes of Excessive Makeup Buying
As a whole, 2019 has been a challenging year for me and this Summer has been particularly heartbreaking. As a result of my major emotional slide and extreme school-related stress, I did two things:
I Took a Month-long Blogging Hiatus
For the first time in over half a year, I took a blogging hiatus. In fact, I stopped reading, writing, and scheduling blog posts altogether.
Between my personal struggles, my jobs, and my coursework, I felt burnt out and lacking the inspiration to write posts or shoot content. However, I stayed active on Twitter and Instagram. I needed time away from my blog to take care of myself. To read more about my hiatus, click here.
Heads up: if it seems like I’m MIA reading & supporting blogs this month it is because I’m taking a short blogging hiatus/break during the month of July while I finish my Accelerated Summer course.
Will be back in action writing posts and supporting others later this month. 💞
KKW Beauty Best of Pink Lipsticks, Liquid Concealer + Pressed Pigment #3
Because of my reaction this month, I decided that I am going to try to further limit my spending. I am going to put myself on a strict No-Buy from in August, September, and October. Therefore, I will only be allowed to repurchase foundation/concealer, hair care, or skincare if I run out of something and have no suitable backup.
Editor’s note:I did not end up going on a No Buy until November 2019. I continued to let hype and stress dictate how I spent my money this fall.