Monday, February 18, 2013

BLOG: No buy 2013.

Yes, yes, yes, sigh, no buy time is back. Dee (and here if you like perfume) and I have decided along with Jade and Amy to do a no buy. The original terms between Dee and I were to no buy until our birthdays which happen to both be in May.

For me I wanted to pause my purchases as the nail polish spending has been pretty constant since November last year. The real problem being that in October I purchased 80 odd polishes in the US (please don't judge, many were drugstore ones on my wish list for ages). Look either way this is an insane amount of polish to have - even for me - where polish is actually a hobby. I like the finishes, the colours, the bottles, the formulas....and I don't drink or smoke although I assume that sometimes life would be less stressful if I did ;) You know I seriously want to delete this whole paragraph as it annoys me when people try to justify their purchases but I wont delete it... I'll just say I am Jac, I am a polishaholic and I have the income to support it.

Anyway back to the point of this post for anyone who is still reading - "hey I am on a no buy, so are some of my buddies and you are welcome to join us if you want". Much like any diet, I am thinking support will be key to success. Eighteen days in and I am going ok - no thanks to Julie G releasing 27 new shades in her 2013 polish line or Zoya's new spring collection (bastards!!!).

I'll update how I am going from time to time and if you want to join in for a week, a month or a year then come along, the more the merrier.

Wish us luck!



  1. You're being so brave! I don't think I could resist not shopping for products for so long.

  2. This is my longest no buy for about a year.....19 days and counting! However my goal is to last a month and then - hello OPI Liquid Sand! I must have.

  3. I've been there Jac. it got easier for me after a while. Now that I'm allowing myself to buy make up again I find that I'm not impulsive at all and really think about my purchases before I buy them. (I need to because I have an insane amount of makeup).

    All the best,