Monday, February 11, 2019

Challenges of a No Buy Year and how to Overcome them

I am now on my 2nd month of a no buy year and the challenges have begun creeping up.

So what's a girl got to do when a product keeps calling out for your name and you promised yourself that you will go for a no buy year?

Fenty Beauty is one of the few makeup line that I actually obsess over. I have most of the products and the Stunna lip line is the one thing that I have almot 90% of. The two new shades that are coming out which is called UNLOCKED and UNATTACHED keep calling out my name.

The hot pink and coral pink would definitely look good on me, this I know which is why it's o hard for me to say no but I know that I must so I'm going to apply two rules.


This rule states that when you buy something, you need to let go of something. If I buy these two new shades of lippies, then I need to let go of at least two other lippies to balance everything out.


This rule states that if you want something, you need to wait three months and if you still want to buy it, then you can go ahead and do so. After all, the no buy year is being done to curtail unnecessary spending but it doesn't mean that you can't completely purchase anything anymore. It just helps you to lessen it as much as possible if you can't completely avoid it.

I know that there will be more challenges that I will be facing in the next 10 months but so far, it has been worth it. I've been ableto save more money than I have ever had in just 1.5 months and it just verifies that I am on the right track.

I just really, really like Fenty. GAH.


  1. Chelsea Sauve - WandureMarch 9, 2020 at 12:55 AM

    As an avid shopper, I need to try this! Thanks for the inspiration :).

  2. I like the 3 month rule! I do something similar!

  3. Uggghhh the three month rule is the easiest to succumb to!

  4. I have no idea how I would make it through a no buy year, I love to shop! Plus with losing weight I'm going to need new clothes soon, eep!

  5. Buying nothing for a period for a long period of time is definitely challenging. Great way to save though.

  6. Love the one in, one out rule -- it's helped me choose purchases more wisely!

  7. Waiting three months to purchase something is a great idea. Making sure it is something you really want and not an impulse buy saves a lot of money.

  8. I dont think i could do a whole year, I love amazon way to much lol!!!

  9. That is quite hard I suppose because the internet makes it so easy to buy things :)

  10. I am currently doing the no buying challenge. I have been shopping a lot and I need to stop buying stuff.

  11. I enjoyed Reading this. Thanks for providing some interesting details, like the one in one out rul .


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