When you’re in a shopping ban, it’s like the universe is doing EVERYTHING in its power to tease and taunt you.
Maybe everything just seems more awesome because I can’t have it.
But my mind is all set. I have a good feeling that I’ll be successful because I was going to get at least 4 of the NARS Audacious lipsticks a day before the ban and I stopped myself because cramming purchases right before the ban is cheating. Ok, I did get one because ~y’know, last hurrah.
I’ll write about this lipstick soon, I promise.
Also, I stumbled upon a new local shopping site — Beauty MNL. I stumbled upon their instagram first, then I clicked the site. I didn’t break, ok? We’re still good with my no-shopping challenge.
I got really excited because the site loads fast and they carry a lot of brands — drugstore, high-end, and local indie.
Some that caught my attention are:
Nars — because they have Mascate and other shades that are out-of-stock since forever at actual Nars boutiques.
They also have Lush. Finally, I can buy my beloved soaps without having to go inside the store (note: it’s still cheaper to get Lush from physical stores).
A lot of the products are overpriced (eg. Chanel, Bobbi Brown) but many other brands/products were priced at an acceptable range (or are currently on sale). I still think it’s best to find out how much a product costs at malls and in other online shops before buying.
They seem reliable because I’ve shopped several times from both DG and Taste Central. Beauty MNL might have the same warehouse/logistics as those other two. But I can’t vouch for them until I’ve actually tried the service. Hopefully, the 20% off on first purchase will still be valid by 2015.
I didn’t add anything in my cart because I might accidentally push the checkout button.
Everything I think I wanted, I wrote down in a little notebook that I bring everywhere with me.
I just started with this practice. Whenever I feel lust for something, I add it to the list like I’m adding stuff to a virtual virtual shopping cart. I’ve already listed down 34 items — wtf, right? It helps that I see the list all the time. Seeing the number grow makes me more determined to be compliant.
I’ll probably do this type of post every few times to release pressure (otherwise, I might explode). If you’re in a similar challenge, please share your tips and stories. If you wrote about it, put a link below. Let’s do this!