It seems ever so long ago when I first came around to catching up with you guys on My No Buy Makeup Challenge journey. We are heading into week 10 now and a lot has happened since my last update. Firstly, if you recall, I unsubscribed to many of the beauty brands I have held subscriptions to avoid having any kind of contact to online shopping for makeup.
Though this has worked for most of the time, I later found that I could still successfully visit those online brands. Thankfully, I was not tempted enough to go ahead and buy anything. I could add makeup into my online cart, but never submit myself to actually fulfilling an order. Maybe it is a good thing I am able to restrain my want to buy makeup online that I know I do not need.
I also mentioned about upcoming makeup product launches, these were difficult to avoid, especially on instagram. I really thought at one point I would break and rush to my local Priceline for the NYX Cosmetics launch. I was so eager to swatch new makeup products I have been excited to try, but wanted to wait for them to finally be available at Priceline. I did nothing, but click❤️ on the instagram photo and with that gave me some kind of satisfaction that the want was not going to win.
If you follow me on snapchat and remembered me walking into a Sephora store and walking out with a wish list card, then you may be wondering if I did try on makeup. YES, I did. I had a sales associate test makeup on my face for “colour matching” for future makeup purchases. I kind of felt guilty even when I came out empty handed. The same goes for Mecca Maxima, I was in a local store recently and did a similar stint and walked out with another wish list card. Though the last time I was at Mecca, I proudly walked out with a bag of a few skincare that were new-to-me products at the time.
I really need to focus on my existing makeup collection, as I have yet to finish any product since the start of this no buy challenge. From my failed attempts at hitting pan on my 3 year old translucent pressed powder, scoop or squeeze the sucker out of foundation or concealer bottles and forever begging the Gods to let me see the end of a lipstick tube. I have come to an early conclusion that I may struggle to share some kind of empties post around this challenge. If I think long enough and remember that I may still be in the running to finish a couple of liquid lipsticks. Fingers crossed that when it happens, maybe it will be proof that I am trying to use up my makeup. Until next time..