This year I’ve been attempting to alter my overspending habits. As a beauty addict, too much of my income goes towards buying extraneous beauty products. I need to reign in the madness and keep my collection from expanding beyond control.
Although I’ve been on a Beauty Low buy since May, I’ve failed to stay within my monthly budget every month during this challenge. Some months have been closer to my goal, but other months have been wild.
Here’s the thing: I don’t need another rainbow palette, even though this looks incredibly pigmented and visually interesting. Will I buy the Radioactive Pressed Pigment Paletteeventually? Who knows – but I’m glad I resisted this month.
Despite being a hot indie brand for years, I’ve never tried anything from Sugarpill. The Fun Size Palette was a late summer release that caught my interest immediately. The packaging is adorable. The shadows are a mix of beautiful pastels.
Beauty Low Buy | Final Thoughts on the Beauty Releases I Wanted, But Didn’t Buy
I wish I could say that I’ve stopped longing for these items. Sadly, while I stopped myself from buying these items this month, I still hope to own them.
To try to curb my spending, I unfollowed the larger Beauty News and Sneak Peek accounts on Instagram. Also, I unfollowed most of the beauty brands I followed on Instagram and Twitter.
I took my commitment a step further. I unsubscribed my email from nearly every beauty brand list that I was on. Sephora and Ulta were the only exceptions.
In tomorrow’s post, my September Purchase recap will go live. All I ask is for kind words and no harsh judgment. I’m extremely disappointed in myself.
P.S. it is worth noting that I didn’t need to pull from my savings account to pay for anything – I made enough money last month to stay within my means… but I spent far more than I ever intended.