Over the past 6 months I’ve been going on and off no buys for makeup, since realising I am addicted. Addicted not to gambling or alcohol, but makeup. Buying makeup, pretty, new, expensive makeup. I don’t think buying makeup by any means is a bad thing. I think it can be a good thing, that we should enjoy. I enjoy my interest in makeup, my little hobby. I draw the line when I am no longer able to control my purchases. Every no buy I have gone on has resulted in one way or another in an explosion of makeup shopping splurging. I went 6 months clean the first time before exploding into a makeup buying frenzy.
It’s an addiction that is easy to look over in the beauty blogging industry. “It’s for blogging,” I tell myself, “Everyone raves about it, I NEED it,” I say, “But it’s limited edition!!” I keep repeating in my head. Well, I’m just coming out and admitting I have a problem, I have a makeup buying addiction and I need help.
Recently, I’ve been feeling like I’m about to explode again. In a desperate attempt to diffuse the bomb, I spoke to my husband and a friend for their support and encouragement. Myself and my husband decided that I would go on Project 5 Pan and would be allowed to purchase 2 products at the end. I would not be allowed to buy makeup before I finished the 5 products, even if something was on sale or a limited edition item came out. Hopefully this will work better than going on a straight no buy, which would crush my soul.
Things I did that didn’t help:
– Watching Makeup Hauls on Youtube
– Walking down the makeup aisle
– Browsing makeup stores online
– Swatching makeup instore
– Watching makeup related videos on YouTube for new products
Love you sisters.
Let me know if anyone can relate.