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Here’s a short update on my self-imposed beauty ban in March this year.
I must say I haven’t been terribly good at keeping to my ban since the Great Singapore Sale (GSS – an eight-week sale experience which usually happens between the months of June and July where shoppers enjoy good deals on just about everything, everywhere in Singapore – from fashion to watches, jewelry, electronics, toys and more) arrived in June and I have been enjoying one too many beauty bargains; my pocket is starting to burn from all my indulgences. But no matter, like they say, it is never too late to start. So I will make good and keep to my ban, this time, extending it to an overall shopping ban.
Starting with the Thirty-Day Rule – if I haven’t wanted something for more than 30 days, I am not going to get it. Previously, I have had pretty good success with the Thirty-day rule, a simple method to control impulse spending. Here’s how it works:
Trade/ Buy secondhand stuff – I have been trading more stuff lately and saving quite a fair amount instead of purchasing brand new. But I must get better at selling off my unused items. I will have to start categorising all the makeup items I am going to purge and start to post them up for sale.
Window shopping – I really have to learn to ‘starve’ my beauty product cravings instead of giving into them so easily. So, that means no more online shopping for me for a short while. I find online shopping always gets me. In fact, I am so serious about this ban, I have ‘unsubscribed’ from electronic mailers and some newsletters even.
I must, I must, I must. I must, reduce my stuff.
Wish me luck!