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I don’t give myself a monthly or yearly budget – I just keep an eye on what’s coming in and how much needs to go out for day-to-day things like groceries, rent, student loans, etc.  I use my debit card about 95% of the time, so I only buy what I can afford.  (The only time I use a credit card is like my Nordstrom card to get points, then I go home and immediately pay off the balance.)

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I’m only 14, but I keep track of how much money I have. I don’t have a budget, but I always have a game plan when I go to mac or sephora.

i try to budget out what im buying since i only have a part time job. but that budget will be out the window when i move onto full time work lol helloooo nars 🙂

No monthly budget. I buy what is needed like hair products, body products etc. I really dont need to buy anymore face makeup for the rest of my life. I buy whatever I fancy, but I dont buy everything I see. Temptalia’s blog help me screen out stuff like that the daily blogs on bronzer or the multitude colors of Iglot. It’s easier not to be a compulsive or OCD buyer when one gets older so there is no need to budget.

no but i should, i have more make up than sense ha ha. only unique products to the stuff i have from now before it gets out of control.

Kind of. I work at a coffee shop so I get tips weekly. I only use my tips to buy new products unless its skincare, that comes out of the toiletry budget.

I try to budget, but it doesn’t really work out. There are months where I barely spend anything, and months when I drain my paycheck. What I do now is try to limit myself every shopping trip I make.

haha, I try to stick to a ~$300/year budget, and then I buy more/less for the rest of the year depending on how much I’ve already spent previously. it’s hard because on average, it doesn’t work out to very much per month – but I’m a student, so I can’t afford to spend that much. I just tell myself that technically, I already have all the basics I need.

I don’t have a budget. I don’t have to pay any bills (phone, rent, insurance, etc.) either, so I’m pretty much free to spend the money I earn on whatever I want. It just depends on what I see I guess. Some months I’m in a more makeup-y mood, other months I’m not. I can’t overdraw my account and I don’t have a credit card, so I can never spend more than I have anyway.

No budget…thankfully i have the financial freedom to buy what i want. The hard part is sticking to buying what i need 😉 But i only buy after checking u’r reviews Christine, so for me its money well spent.

I don’t, but I’ve recently started to attempt a permanent no-buy, as I already have enough nail polish and cosmetics to last me my whole life… LOL. You’re so lucky Christine-PR SAMPLES!!=D

Nope i but i know to put things like utility’s,rent,grociers,my daughters clothes,formula,diapers before beauty products which after after all that i have quite a bit to put in my savings account for emergencys

I was accouting about how much did I spend on cosmetics and skin care from this Jan until now. Dued

Dued, I spent way too much around 2— in 6 months but all skin care and cosmetics are enough 1.5 years used for me. Cause, I use different items for summer and winter. Also Sephora, macys and nordstom r 5 mins from my apt. Too dangerous for me. Then I went back Taiwan last month, and bought tons of aisa’s lotions and cosmetics.

I think that I should give myself beauty budget under 1000 every year. These 6 months r too redicious for me.

I tried to give myself a budget several times, but I am just to crazy about make up to stick to it. There are too many beautiful items out there. 🙂

I allow myself one (1) beauty item per month at any price (excluding soap, shampoo, lotion, and spf).

I found something more effective then a budget: I only buy what I don’t already have and think I’m really going to use. I used to spend a lot of money on make-up, now I barely spend anything.

well…I do…kind of…last year when I was building my basics and stuff I was a little more permissive with myself, but since I started Uni and I don’t work, so my money is very limited, I put a limit on how many products I buy per limit of time and how much I can spend on them…it also helps that I rarely ever buy stuff online, and I usually buy things in atore with cash instead of cards (and usually the amount I have on my cards is very limited too anyway)

No, I don’t have a budget, but I’ve been writing down each month how much I spend on make up in the hope that it’ll shock me into spending less. Hasn’t really worked to be honest, although there are some month when I spend a lot less than others, but it’s mainly down to what collections come out when rather than me budgeting. Although this month I’m trying really hard not to spend much because we’re getting Fashion Flower as well as Semi-Precious next month and I know I’ll be spending A LOT! I am fortunate in that I don’t need to budget as my husband earns really well, and also I hardly spend money on clothers, shoes, bags, jewellery, etc., so I can – just about – justify my make up spending.

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