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Resolution LOW-BUY 2019

shellygrrl

Moderator
Staff member
FOTD...
* MUFE Step 1 - Smoothing Primer (across porous areas)
* MUFE Step 1 - Mattifying Primer (ditto)
* Becca SSP - Pearl (across forehead, tops of cheekbones)
* wet’n’wild Photofocus Foundation - Porcelain
* NARS RCC - Chantilly
* Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
* Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Cool Grey (brows)
* surratt beauty Expressioniste Brow Pomade
* MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
* MAC Paint Pot - Camel Coat
* ABH Eyeshadow - Stone
* Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Hipster
* Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara
* Makeup Geek Blush - Main Squeeze
* MAC Lipstick - Fanfare
 

lenchen

Member
Low Buy Check-In ~ July 2019

I'm so late! Sorry everyone I have been really busy of late with work, and the past few months have been hectic work wise. I didn't make any purchases in May, and June as I replaced a few items in my wardrobe that were worn out, so those months I focused on fashion stuff. however this month, July, I made a few purchases.

Purchases:

Lisa Eldridge Lipsticks velvet collection all 3 reds, and 2 lipsticks from her pinks collection, and Pat McGrath the sublime system set. I got a sample from Sephora wore it all weekend this past weekend loved the foundation however, I'm disappointed with the alcohol content, so I doubt I'll be able to use it as often.

Total spent for July= $305.00
Gave Away /Disposed Of/Used UP:

Gave away: I ordered the Lisa Eldridge reds, and I didn't carafe the Pat matte trance formula, I will be sending the red matte trance lipsticks to my mom, she wanted to try shades Guinevere and Elson, so I know She'll love them!
Disposed of: nothing this month or the last 2 months either


Used Up: Cerave Cream, Cerave pm night cream, NARS eye primer, and cover fx setting spray, I will re-purchase these items.

Will Dispose Of: nothing at the moment



On The Horizon: Pat McGrath Decadence IV palette Mother Pat, please bring this back!, I'm thinking about the ND sunrise palette, but then I look at my purple palette single shadows, and my ND sunset palette, and I already have the sunrise palette based on what's in my stash. I hear PatMcgrat will release another holiday palette, however if it's a glittery mess, and no decadence comeback in sight, I'll pass altogether I'm intrigued by Lisa Eldridge's fall release of lipsticks, well see.


monthly favourites/ reflections-I've been really using my brushes from my collection, and enjoying them(I just hate having to wash 30-40 brushes at the end of the month tho lol! I'm loving, and my e/s palettes in my current collection, and my makeup geek highlighter and OFRA blind the haters highlighter.
 

fur4elise

Well-known member
Low / No Buy Journal 2019
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July 2019

WOW! Cannot believe it is August 1st! Crazy Biscuits how fast the summer is passing by!

Purchases

Nordstrom’s Rack (in-store)
MAC Get Blazed ED eye shadows in Gold Metalist & Cop A Pose. For $9.95 each, totally worth the splurge.

Pat McG (20% sale) ~ Flesh Fatale Blitztrance and Flesh 6 Lust Gloss. So excited to get a couple more of her lippies.

Marc Jacobs (25% on sale/ 8% Ebates)Velvet Noir Mascara (replenish) and #14 Concealer Brush. The brush has been on my wishlist for some time. Every time I went to buy it, on sale, it was sold out. So, I jumped on it while in stock. :thumbsup:

Sephora UD 24/7 Pencil in LE Viper. I needed to replace my stub of Psychadelic Sister. This is very pretty glittery warm purple shade. I also got samples of PTR Potent C Serum and Targeted Treatment. I am really liking the improved quality to my skin.


Disposed Of:
(3) Eco Tools sponges

I also did a once over and discovered quite a few things other things that needed to be tossed.


Favorites of the Month :heart: / In Heavy Rotation:

Hourglass Extreme Mascara ~ I got a sample tube using VIB points. I love it!

Becca face products ~ Hydra-Mist powder, Be a Light Palette and BFF Bronze, Blush & Glow palettes. I am reaching for these a lot. They work well creating a tan look that matches the tan on my body. Glowy and not flat!

I am upping my lip game…I have Bite Lip Liners (040 &046 ), Pat McG Blitz Gold Gloss, my new Pat McG Blitztrance and gloss and Laneige Grapefruit Lip Glowy Balm all on heavy rotation.


My pet feather lamp! ~ I was shopping with a fellow librarian at Homegoods. She needed lamps for her apartment. And I was all like…well, their lamp section is hit or miss…LOL! And look what I found. While not practical for reading light, it sure is nice for “desk therapy.” It is the softest thing ever. BUT it is also super white, so no one is touching my lamp with dirty paws! I also put a programmable LED color bulb in it. You know, because sometimes I feel green and other days I feel pink, or purple or blue. ;)
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On My Radar:
New shades of Hourglass Scattered Light eye shadows
~ Burnish, Rapture & Ray. I have and love Blaze! Foil is not a new shade, but it has been on my wish list. For me these are superior to the stila shadows (I am considering / will be tossing).

Replenish Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Daily Cleanser – I have a $15 off reward and Rakuten is at 10% so I will purchase this.

Nordstrom Mascara Madness – I am back to considering deluxe size tubes because I do toss things at the 3 to 4-month mark. Less waste that way.

Gave Away /Disposed Of/Used Up:
Gave Away:

Another set of Clinique and Kate Somerville deluxe samples to a work colleague. She is struggling with similar skin issues as me. So I wanted to offer her some things to try.

Mascara Round Up: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir – I have a backup tube.

Will Dispose Of / Give Away:
I will dispose of ALL of my stila Glitter & Glow and Shimmer & Glow eye shadows. Just have not had the chance to tackle it.

I have a couple KVD brushes that I am willing to let go. Personally, I am finding her to be problematic. Unfortunately, when I see some of the items I have left from her line in my stash, I am not feeling them.

Fitness Stuffs:
Back on track with my nutrition and activities. Still not back in dance class. My days are long and I am just not able to fit classes in yet. But I am feeling much better

Big Girl Stuff: Work continues to be awesome! That is all. :D(y)

Homebody Happiness:
Garden
- The Neem oil/soap spray (non-toxic form of repellent) definitely worked. I have healthy seedlings with leaves intact.

And in other yard/garden news – Baby bunnies! Abby discovered a nest right under our backyard deck. Sigh. Why mama bunny, why?! I have since put up a bunny fortress to keep the dog out. There are at least 4, I think as many as 6. I really hope they can make it and eventually hop back out to the fields that are nearby.
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Garden - When finally planted in June
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Landscaping work I mentioned in my last post.
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Bunny fortress and the little critters

Okay, my iPod finally updated and accepted my new super packed playlists. So, I am off to the gym.
I am liking the new forum platform. Things upload so quickly. I also like the interface for posting. Nice & fresh!
x0x0x 💜
 

shellygrrl

Moderator
Staff member
FOTD...
* MUFE Step 1 - Hydrating Primer (crevices of nose)
* dr. brandt Pores No More Primer (across porous areas)
* wet’n’wild Photofocus Foundation - Porcelain
* NARS RCC - Chantilly
* Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
* Cinema Secrets Ultralucent Setting Powder - Colorless (attempted using this to set primer instead of foundation...jury is out on that technique)
* Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Cool Grey (brows)
* MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
* MAC Eyeshadow - Omega (all over lid)
* MAC Eyeshadow - Indian Ink (lashlines)
* Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara
* The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 02
* MAC Strobe Cream (original)
* MAC Lipstick - Blankety
 
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LadyBug13

Member
July check-in!

Purchases
: I spent $255.61 this month on items from Fresh and The Ordinary, along with a new face wash, collagen peptide powder, and a spf moisturizer, bringing me to $602.21 spent to date in 2019. From Fresh, I got the Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Cream, Sugar Face Polish (trial size), and Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Face Serum. From The Ordinary I got the Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density, Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, and Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squaline.

Used Up: I used up quite a bit of products, including the Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel (mini), The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (Previously Advanced Retinoid), The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG, Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum, Fresh Rose Face Mask (point perk), Farmacy Green Screen Daily Environmental Protector with with Echinacea GreenEnvy™ (point perk), Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream, Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (point perk).

Decluttered/Gave Away: I decluttered the AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel Mini (worked as intended but the scent was too flowery for me), Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser, BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer-Perfecting Base (Sephora point perk...it separated before I could use it), and Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder (used up half but didn't see much of a difference). I gave away the Qhemet Biologics Castor & Amla Nourishing Pomade and the three Summer Fridays masks to my sister because she was interested in them.

Favorites of the Month:
  • Makeup: MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour- I haven't worn it in a while, but returned back to it. I love how it evens out my skin tone and doesn't feel heavy. Definitely want to repurchase it one day, but I want to get through this and my other liquid foundation before I purchase another one
  • Skincare: Black Girl Sunscreen- I typically only use SPF during the summer months, and have gone a very long time without wear SPF, but when I found out about this product, I jumped at the chance to order it. It's very moisturizing, hasn't broken me out, a little goes a long way, and it ca be used on the face and body. Plus, I'm happy to support a black owned business
  • Hair: Melanin Haircare Multi-Use Pure Oil Blend- Such as penetrative yet light oil for the hair and body. I typically use it as a hot oil treatment or to seal in moisture after applying my hair cream
Aha moments:
  • I don't have as much of a love for buying makeup as I used to. Instead, I've shifted my attention to finding the best products to address my skincare needs. With makeup, I've become a creature of habit and prefer buying products that are tried and true for me. With skincare, I want to find the best products to not only address my skincare concerns, but also to have a more efficient streamlined regimen. I would rather have less products that do everything than a ton of products that address little.
  • I've noticed that I do a great job at using my skincare and haircare products, but need to do better at tracking when I begin using liquid or cream makeup products.
  • I also saw this video by Mixed Makeup on the 11 skincare products you don't need (but are nice to have)
Goals for August:

I've already purchased some items that need replenishing, but my main goals for August are to continue using up products that are almost done. I have a lot of items that with consistent use, I should be done with by the start of October.
 
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JerseyGirl

Active member
July check-in!

Purchases
: I spent $255.61 this month on items from Fresh and The Ordinary, along with a new face wash, collagen peptide powder, and a spf moisturizer, bringing me to $602.21 spent to date in 2019. From Fresh, I got the Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Cream, Sugar Face Polish (trial size), and Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Face Serum. From The Ordinary I got the Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density, Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, and Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squaline.

Used Up: I used up quite a bit of products, including the Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel (mini), The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (Previously Advanced Retinoid), The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG, Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum, Fresh Rose Face Mask (point perk), Farmacy Green Screen Daily Environmental Protector with with Echinacea GreenEnvy™ (point perk), Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream, Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (point perk).

Decluttered/Gave Away: I decluttered the AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel Mini (worked as intended but the scent was too flowery for me), Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser, BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer-Perfecting Base (Sephora point perk...it separated before I could use it), and Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder (used up half but didn't see much of a difference). I gave away the Qhemet Biologics Castor & Amla Nourishing Pomade and the three Summer Fridays masks to my sister because she was interested in them.

Favorites of the Month:
  • Makeup: MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour- I haven't worn it in a while, but returned back to it. I love how it evens out my skin tone and doesn't feel heavy. Definitely want to repurchase it one day, but I want to get through this and my other liquid foundation before I purchase another one
  • Skincare: Black Girl Sunscreen- I typically only use SPF during the summer months, and have gone a very long time without wear SPF, but when I found out about this product, I jumped at the chance to order it. It's very moisturizing, hasn't broken me out, a little goes a long way, and it ca be used on the face and body. Plus, I'm happy to support a black owned business
  • Hair: Melanin Haircare Multi-Use Pure Oil Blend- Such as penetrative yet light oil for the hair and body. I typically use it as a hot oil treatment or to seal in moisture after applying my hair cream
Aha moments:
  • I don't have as much of a love for buying makeup as I used to. Instead, I've shifted my attention to finding the best products to address my skincare needs. With makeup, I've become a creature of habit and prefer buying products that are tried and true for me. With skincare, I want to find the best products to not only address my skincare concerns, but also to have a more efficient streamlined regimen. I would rather have less products that do everything than a ton of products that address little.
  • I've noticed that I do a great job at using my skincare and haircare products, but need to do better at tracking when I begin using liquid or cream makeup products.
  • I also saw this video by Mixed Makeup on the 11 skincare products you don't need (but are nice to have)
Goals for August:

I've already purchased some items that need replenishing, but my main goals for August are to continue using up products that are almost done. I have a lot of items that with consistent use, I should be done with by the start of October.
Thanks for sharing that video... I’ve been thinking pretty much the same thing about what skin really needs...
My goal is to use up all those items that are nice to have...and stick with the basics!
 

shellygrrl

Moderator
Staff member
Yesterday...
* MUFE Step 1 - Hydrating Primer (around the crevices of my nose)
* MUFE Step 1 - Smoothing Primer (across porous areas)
* Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation - Porcelain (initial thoughts are in All Things Sephora thread)
* NARS RCC - Chantilly
* MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
* Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Grey (transition), Cool Grey (crease + front of brows), Cool Brown (outside corner + arch/back end of brows)
* MAC Eyeshadow - Satin Taupe (lid)
* surratt beauty Expressioniste Brow Pomade
* Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara
* MAC Blush - Next to Skin (contour)
* The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 02
* Bare Minerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick - Tutu (as I mentioned in the Sephora thread, it's nowhere near a dupe for MAC Feed the Senses. A great formula and colour, though!)

Today, I'm wearing the same foundation with Pores No More underneath across the pores, along with the concealer, mascara, and bronzer.
 

shellygrrl

Moderator
Staff member
FOTD...
* dr. brandt Pores No More Primer
* Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation - Porcelain
* NARS RCC - Chantilly
* Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows)
* MAC Blush - Next to Skin (contour)
* The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 02
* Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon - Glacé
* wet'n'wild Liquid Catsuit High Shine - Caught You Bare Naked

No eye makeup today, though I did curl my lashes. Earlier in the week I had to deal with a sty on my left eye -- a small one near the outside corner of my left eye (on the upper waterline). While it went away quickly and the accompanying swelling has gone down, I wasn't ready to wear anything on the eyes.
 
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