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I love hauls!! I have a mental limit, usually not more than 4 or 5 items. My last haul was the Naughty Nauticals, where I bought the quad, nail color and lipstick. I also bought my DUO lash glue and SFF.

My other recent hauls are more innocent, consisting of the occasional eye shadow, and my first Stila product (their convertible cream lip and cheek color).

Yikes! I think it usually depends what I can afford at the time and how much I REALLY want something. I am not a blues person, so I didnt really haul Naughty Nauticals…but snagged 5 Dazzleglasses cause I LOVE lipgloss.
My most recent haul was from the CCO, I got 4 Lipglasses, a blush, and two pigments. But I always justify that saying to myself, it’s discounted! lol

I don’t set a limit. My biggest haul so far is $329 for Flashtronic but I actually spent much much more for this collection total is $1334,due to the no. of backups I bought.I won’t mention the no. of backups but think you guys can guess from the amount of money I spent.

yes! my limits are how much money i have at the time haha. For NN & neoscifi i am getting about 4 or 5 items from each collection.

I usually have to limit myself, unless I go to a PRO store since I am not often in Toronto. With most collections, I look at what’s coming out before hand and say, okay 1 lipglass, 2 eyeshadows… etc. and have that mental limit before entering MAC, otherwise who knows what might happen!

When it comes to getting a collection I pretty much limit myself because I know the type of colors and products I want before because of the leak of photo products/swatches etc.I set myself a budget of how much everything I will get; and if I don’t like what I see up front about the products and the colors leave it alone.By that time I have some extra money left over for me to save up on another collection I might be interested in.

I didn’t get anything from nn, I rarely wear blues.. But I’ve been going tanning and this neo sci fi collection is going to kill me, the colors are soo summery! I plan on getting it allllll, but not the lipsticks I rarely where lipsticks . I wish mac would come out with at least one collection a month instead of 4!

Hmm depends I guess. With sneak previews I get from you, I have a rough idea of what I want. But sometimes going down to test the colors, some unexpected colors turn out so pretty! Or when I see what the MAC MA is wearing…AND especially how MAC likes to make everything, like EVERYTHING limited edition, how much can I limit?!?! I try…

I try to stick to my budget of $60 per visit. No limit on the number of visits 😉
last week I went to sephora and made two $50 purchases, technically that’s ok, lol!

I always write myself a list and 95% of the time I stick to it. Plus I get to see swatches for a few weeks before we get a release and the counter manager lets me play with the testers the week before a release so I know exactly what I want and don’t impulse buy.

I don’t really budget but then again i don’t splurge. My limit is usually 4 just because I don’t like what the price looks like much after paying for 5 or more items. With NN I bought just one item, and I got 2 DazzleGlasses.

LOL, yes, it does tend to get over $100 with more than four or five items! For awhile, I would be happy when my total would be under $300. Those were the days.

I love seeing your swatches, Christine, but I can’t say they really affect what I get in the end or not. When I’m in store and can try everything in person on my own hand… That’s how I decide what I want. If I want everything, I’ll get it, but usually once I see things in person there’s usually less things I want. For instance, I thought I would LOVE Naughty Nauticals but only got Ahoy There!, Hey Sailor, Buoy-O-Buoy and a sample of Mutiny. Where as… I got 9 Dazzleglasses.

Basically I get what I want if I want it. Lol. (Sounds really spoiled but it’s my own money so… I buy what I want! Though it helps that I live at home. Haha.)

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