I always have a running makeup and beauty wish list that I keep hanging around. Funny, makeup and beauty lists can be very helpful! How? Well, I’m prone to spontaneous purchases that I sometimes regret! When I’m busy getting ready to hit submit on some major purchase I try to force myself to instead write it down on my wish list and give it a few days. I find that upon returning to my list that the need for that product isn’t always as great as it was in the heat of the moment.
So, when you’re shopping online keep notepad open and jot down that item before you hit submit! Or if you’re in a store keep a little journal handy in your purse (that’s what I do) and jot down items of interest in it that you really want.
Later on, you can return to it and decide if you really want them or not!
I can’t tell you how much money this has saved me.
For example, I had Stila Stay All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm on my wish list for literally ages. I remember when it first launched I really, really needed it. It was a life or death situation if I didn’t get my hands on it. But I reminded myself, in my foaming frenzy, that I loved Mally Face Defender and it was my HG (holy grail) so maybe I should use that up and after I could try out Stila’s version. So, I put it in my notepad, closed the browser window, and safely saved that $30.
Soon after, I found it at Sephora and that mad frenzy started again so I quickly jotted it in my little wish list notebook and quickly rushed out of store.
Several years later, I got it on sale for $10 bucks and it sucked 🙂
At least I saved $20 right?
Sometimes being a little patient has its benefits.
Granted, some people are really level headed about makeup. There also people out there willing to wait and have endless patience. If something new pops up they don’t mind waiting for a sale or taking time deciding if they want it or not.
I am not that person unfortunately and if you happen to have that same “I WANT IT NOW!” personality keeping a running wish list will most definitely save you some money!
Good luck 🙂
How do you say no to a beauty or makeup item you really, really want? What gives you willpower to just say no?