I often wonder about taking a year off makeup buying. I know I could manage as I have so much stuff already but the thought of it is scary. I would still have plenty to blog about but I'm not sure how interesting it would be to read. Plus, no purchases at all might be a little too extreme to stick to. So, after some discussion with fellow makeup lovers on Twitter, I have decided to compromise and put myself on an eyeshadow no-buy. I can't decide whether to say 6 month or a year, so for now I will commit to reviewing my progress in July.
In a bid to kick start my no-buy, I thought it would be useful to work out exactly how many eyeshadows I have. It was actually worse than I had imagined! Adding up every single pan from my singles to my quints and also my creams, I have a total of 193 eyeshadows. That figure includes 55 singles, 11 loose eyeshadows and 15 quads. I have only hit pan on 1 eyeshadow in the whole of my collection.
|My Eyeshadow Palette|
|My NARS Collection|
I'm hoping that not buying any more eyeshadow will enable me to more imaginative with the ones I already have. It would be nice to re-kindle my love for more colourful eyeshadow looks and experiment with some different combinations.
As well as an eyeshadow no-buy, I intend to hold off buying anymore nail varnish in 2012. My addiction to buying nail varnish isn't quite as bad as my eyeshadow problem but considering the fact that I can't wear it daily because of the poor condition of my nails, I think I have quite enough to be going on with. I'm not sure I can face counting up my collection. The shock of the eyeshadows was quite enough for one day! I'm hoping that my pledge to avoid new purchases isn't too grueling. I guess it will all depend on what limited edition collection come out this year. I feel quite lucky that most of my favourite brands don't really go in for special releases.
Do you ever feel guilty about your makeup habit? Have you gone on a self-imposed no-buy and found it useful? Feel free to join me if you fancy being more makeup frugal in 2012.