I’m not sure about you but lately I’ve been struggling with the never ending desire to buy, buy, buy. I’ve said it before, I like things, I like spending my money on items and products that interest me. Lately though I’ve been feeling like I’ve indulged myself too much.
I think to myself, what beast am I trying to satisfy. Why do I find it so difficult to remain disciplined when I say I’m not going to purchase something. What is driving me? It’s not that I want everything, it’s that I don’t know how to say no to the things that appeal to me and that I like. Like most makeup lovers I have a type, palettes are my weakness.
Does it have a few colours that appeal to me, are the swatches pigmented and beautiful. Well, now you’re starting to look real nice.
I realized that although some of my purchases are impulse buys, the majority are not.They’re generally products that I’ve been thinking about for a while, I may not have had a set time when I was going to pick them up, but a sale happened and voila the perfect time arose.
I’ve looked back over a few of my Wish List posts and realized that I ended up purchasing one or two items from each list.
In this post from April 2016 I had a few Mac products like the Fix + Prep and Prime, a paint pot and the Pro Longwear concealer. I currently own all 3 of those products. I picked them up at the end of 2016 when Mac was having a 25% off sale.
In my Sephora Spring VIB post from April 2017 I had the Laura Mercer Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder and the Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother Serum. These were picked up in June and July, respectively .
In my Holiday Wish List post from September 2017, I had the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette as one of the products I was going to keep an eye on. If you guessed that I purchased this palette you would be right. I picked it up during the VIB sale in November.
And from my most recent Wish List post, which was a few weeks ago, I picked up the Colour Pop My Little Pony during their Black Friday sale and I also grabbed the Nars Narcissist Wanted palette.
I think I’ve indulged myself for so long that now I don’t know how to establish boundaries. I see it and want it, okay I’ll own it. I’ve taken the idea of treat yo’self to the next level.
At this point I’m not sure what is the best way of tackling this issue, I have a problem with restricting myself so I know that if I try and cut out my spending completely it won’t be effective. I may not spend a dime during an established period but after that time is up, I’ll make up for it in spades.
So right now I’m just trying to analyze what is behind my desire to own all the things.
Have you guys struggled with reining in your spending? Do you have any tips or advice on what you found helped you?