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i cant. Bought some eye shadow today that I dont need, but its just too pretty. Though I did manage to stop myself buying 2 more things just because there was an offer on.

But usually realising just how little money I have is enough to put me off! Unless its something really special…

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woooo.. that’s hard. i can never leave my wallet. and yes the MAC products are just sooo pretty that its so hard to resist. but i just think of my visa bill and the interest accumulating because of the unnecessary things i buy.. i think of that .. and i just stop.. but of course. when my paycheck arrives, i can’t hesitate but buy a small thing here and there. lol.

I resist temptation by repeating over and over, “MAC will have a new collection out next month.” Also, I keep track of all my beauty purchases using the Diary function on Makeupalley.com. Seeing the amount of money I spend each month can quickly change my mind!

I resist by making up a list of what i really want. I stick to my list when i got to mac too. Im getting my 1st CC soon so then I dont know what ill do.

I shop my stash when im on a no buy.
if i see something i like i recreate w. what i have. i have over 130 e/s but still find ones i NEED

Sometimes simply lack of knowledge (meaning “what am I supposed to do with this?”) and most of the times pure love for MAC – lol,lol,lol, and some love for Chanel.And I’m safe!
Another words if to choose between salmon and steak I am choosing always fish and always MAC above the rest.
I feel soooo safe…as long as I am NOT around MAC, lol.

You’re asking the girl who went to the MAC Counter today to buy the two pigment sets & softsparkle set and walked out with those three things plus two beauty powders and 2 metal-x creme shadows.

Gosh thats a hard one. Well I always look up reviews on the products (on blogs ) of people who bought or already have/saw the item. Basically, I am trying to find the negative aspects of those products and convince myself that, thats why I dont need it. Ex: too chunky, oily, creases, not that great.

I’ll get a sample, take it home and see how it compares to other colors in my collection or get someone else online to swatch the color with others I think are like it.

Whenever I want to buy something, I always ask myself, ‘Am I REALLY going to use this?’ With make-up, it’s silly to buy for the sake of collecting. Make-up isn’t something to save (like collector’s edition Barbies or something); it’s something to use. I’ve used pretty much everything I own, so my collection gets good use and I rarely regret purchases. That’s good.

What’s bad is that there’s still the issue of saying no to things I really do think I will use, which is a lot. πŸ˜› There has to be a limit somewhere, right? I wish there wasn’t though. Heh.

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I know some people who’d argue about collecting makeup, though!

My limit is how much I want to hurt my bank account. I try to be good, but sometimes I can’t resist and have to splurge πŸ™‚ (Cough, Stylistics, cough.)

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