Life After My No-Buy + Haul

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I was on a no-buy for pretty much all of 2017 so far. It was incredibly difficult – buying new things is just a habit to me. This wasn’t really by choice though. I slipped a couple of times, but I am very proud with how I handled not being able to buy every little thing I wanted.

I’m happy to announce that my no-buy is now officially over!

The No-Buy is Over

I learned so much on my no-buy, especially how to properly manage my finances. I really want to carry that financial responsibility with me from this point on.

For instance, though most of my student loans are deferred while in grad school, I want to get going on paying these back. I was just able to finish one of them, and I’m close on another.

There are also so many things that Luke and I need to save up for, like buying a house one day and our wedding (we’ll have to pay for this by ourselves). Yes, I’m thinking about all sorts of adult things. But I’m less afraid of it now.

Haul

I had to celebrate the end of my no-buy somehow, right? I made 3 orders and called it quits from there. I spent a little more than I meant to, but I think I’ll enjoy everything I chose.

The first order I placed was from Sephora. I grabbed the Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil because rose. I was just browsing the site, saw it, and ordered it. It was nice to have that freedom, but I don’t want to fall back into placing my regular 1-3 Sephora orders per week.

This oil is amazing though. I am in loooove with the scent – it is a bit rosy, but subtle and fresh. The oil part is nice too, it feels nice on my skin and doesn’t weigh my hair down.

I knew that when my no-buy was over I wanted to order a scent from Byredo. I couldn’t decide which one to get, so I picked up the Bestsellers trio from Neiman Marcus.

This set comes with Bal d’Afrique, Blanche, and Gypsy Water. I’m horrible at describing scents, but I will wear them all. Blanche is my least favorite – I think it smells kind of old lady-ish but not bad. Bal d’Afrique is kind of spicy and sexy, reminiscent of a man’s cologne. Gypsy Water smells like vanilla to me and is magical.

Then I ordered from Glossier. The addiction is real. I picked up two Cloud Paints (Dusk and Puff), Perfecting Skin Tint (Light), Priming Moisturizer, and a Generation G Lipstick (Cake).

I had a sample of the Priming Moisturizer from my first order and I thought it would be the perfect summer moisturizer. The Gen G in Cake is a pretty nude MLBB lipstick, a bit more subtle than I anticipated, but very pretty. The Perfecting Skin Tint is very low-coverage, but nice to quickly even out skin while feeling like nothing. The Cloud Paints are amazing. A little goes a long way! Dusk is actually a great bronzer shade for me, while Puff is that perfect pretty pink to give my cheeks some life.

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Now that my no-buy is over, I don’t plan to revert back to my old ways. I have so much in my collection, I really don’t need to be buying everything in sight, just for these things to be sitting around unused. I guess I’ll call this a low-buy.

For my next purchases, I am actually planning on picking up several of my favorite items for a big giveaway here on the blog. I’ve been planning this for months, and I can’t wait until I have everything prepared to do it!

Shop my haul here ↓

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