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Have you ever gone on a low- or no-buy?

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Have you ever gone on a low- or no-buy?

I’ve never done a low- or no-buy full-stop for an extended period of time on all beauty products or even larger categories. There are product categories I don’t review often (if at all), and I have tampered down buying products in those areas (like nail polish) quite a bit. I’ve done low-...

— Christine

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Do you time your purchases to coincide with sales?

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Do you time your purchases to coincide with sales?

If I can, yes. If I’m replacing skincare or trying out new skincare, unless it’s urgent (as in I’m out and need it now), I’ll wait until there’s a sale. If I want to review a new formula that’s permanent (so not new) and has a fair number of shades, I’ll try to wait for a sale as...

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Are you an impulse buyer or serious planner?

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Are you an impulse buyer or serious planner?

Impulse in the sense that I purchase a lot of just-released products for review, so I don’t wait for reviews or anything like that, but they aren’t wholly unplanned, you know? I don’t do serious planning within the beauty space, but for larger purchases in other areas of my life, I definitely...

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Has your beauty budget increased or decreased in recent years?

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Has your beauty budget increased or decreased in recent years?

It’s increased overall, though this year seems to be running a little under the last few years–we’ll have to see how the year closes out, and then I can actually try to dive into the details to see why (I’m very curious).

— Christine

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What are your top three tips for resisting the temptation of a new product?

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What are your top three tips for resisting the temptation of a new product?

1.) Unsubscribe/unfollow any brand or people you find particularly too tempting too often–I think this works well for marketing emails or fast brands (like ColourPop) so that you don’t feel inundated with new, new, new or buy, buy, buy. There are some people who may post a good mix of content...

— Christine

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What’s missing from this year’s holiday releases?

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What’s missing from this year’s holiday releases?

PEARLY RED LIPSTICKS. I just feel like red is a classic, holiday kind of color, and then duh, add shimmer. I remember years ago, I’d always look forward to a great, MAC holiday shimmery, red lipstick. There actually aren’t THAT many (relative to how many reds and brands exist) exist in...

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What brand’s holiday collection do you look forward to most?

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What brand’s holiday collection do you look forward to most?

These days, definitely Pat McGrath since there’s a plethora of eyeshadow to indulge in (my favorite category). It would be shortly followed by Natasha Denona (particularly since I think the formulas have improved in the last two years). I’m also a big fan of Bite’s sets!

— Christine

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