Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tips on surviving a low buy.

1. give yourself a budget
      I give myself a spending limit of only $200 a month for beauty products. I keep a separate bank account for my beauty purchases this makes it easy for me to track and control my spending once my atm runs of money i’m out of luck. I never use a credit card because I found that I would always spend near my limit just on make up alone. (p.s. I have the cutest atm card)

2. start a wish list
      I keep a spreadsheet of the items I want. I usually research the product by reading online reviews from fellow beauty bloggers. I try to find a retailer that has the item for the cheapest price and sometimes I hold out and wait until that item goes on sale. For example, elf’s website has a 50% off sale every couple of months. Also, sometimes i’ll look over the list and delete things that i’ve fallen out of love with. It really cuts down on my impulse buying. So every time I visit a store I sorta have a shopping list :)

3. shop your stash

      I try to use different products everyday whether it be a different blush or moisturizer. If I find myself not reaching for something in particular I put it in a separate box if by the end of the month I don’t miss it. I give the stuff away to my niece, my brothers gf, or my mom.

4. swapping
      I personally have not tried it yet. I'm really scared to try since i'm a nooob :(


  1. Good tips!:D We have the same atm card and checks!:D

    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  2. @marie I always get the best compliments on my atm card :)

  3. nice tips! i do the exact same thing with the wish list, and it's sooo true that after a while i dont want some of the things (sometimes they get replaced by like 5 or 10 new things though lol).


  4. useful tips..i also giveaway stuff i dont use.. or sometimes i swap and sell

  5. Good tips :)

    Do you still want any Barry M's because Boots has a 2 for £5 offer so thats like 90p cheaper than usual :)

    email me : bethanieesnails@hotmail.com

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  9. Thanks for the extra tips!
    I have been living on a shoe string budget since i moved away from home and these really help.
    *sigh* Wish i had a fairy god mother.


  10. I've calmed down a lot but I did go nuts. Good tips.
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  11. Great tips, thanks for sharing :) xx