The No-Buy 2015 Challenge January Update

Today I am going to do my first monthly The No-Buy 2015 Challenge update and the purpose of this is to become more aware of what I buying and probably wasting my money on during a month. I admit I failed miserably this month and I think its mainly due to the cold blah weather we are having. I know its not an excuse but at least I am admitting that I have failed.

-Books Bought: 11
-Make Up Bought: Not sure because I thought I was putting things on the side but I cleaned up and put it away.
-Beauty Box Subscriptions: Birch Box, Beauty Box 5, Glossybox and FabFitFun
-Books Read: 8
-Make Up Used: I wanted to do a weekly/monthly basket but I failed at this
-Empties: A post to come very soon
-Unhauled Books: 46

I was a little shocked by how many books I had bought this month and I guess seeing the number added up makes me a little more aware of that and its something I need to work on cutting.

I wish I would have kept the make up that I bought together but I didn’t. I don’t think I went crazy on that and I want to say February will be better but not sure since I am going to the USA for a hockey tournament and I wanted to grab a few things that we can’t get here.

I have cut back on alot of my beauty boxes over the years and I am happy about that. Now I only have what I really want to get.

Its nice to see that I read 8 books this month and I think that is low for me considering other years my numbers were higher. Something to work on.

As for the make up used I want to start keeping track of that with a post or something because I need to use more of what I have instead of letting it sit there collecting dust.

Empties I never have a problem with because I like to see what I use in a month and its an eye opener at times.

I am loving the unhauling books one that is a great start and one I will contine to do. Do you like haulings?

Check back February to see how I did.

The No-Buy 2015 Challenge

Happy New Year  2015


Can you believe we are already a full week into the new year? Where has the time gone?

As I sat and reflected on 2014 this past week and was cleaning up the Christmas stuff I was looking around at the amount of stuff I have and wondered to myself how much did I spend on books last year? How much did I spend on make up last year?

I know I can go back and check mailbox posts to see exactly and as for make up I have a rough idea on that as well. I am sure all the money spent on books and make up could have been used elsewhere and probably on better things and probably more important things?


I have decided I need to do something about this excessive spending and I think the only way I can get that under control is to put myself on a NO BUY once again. It worked in the past so I am hoping it will work again.

I am pledging from January 1st until at least May 25th, 2015 to stop purchasing any sort of make up items until I go to NYC because there is a few items I want to get in the US that we can’t get here in Canada.

As for books I need to get that under control so I think if I purchase any books it will only be through Scholastic book club and that is only once a month and how many I buy will be determined by how many I read or give away that month. I really need to think about what books I buy and it will have to be books I really want to read and I plan on setting time limits for that.

So to summerize I will not be purchasing any beauty products (mascara, eye shadow, foundation, blush, lipsticks, lib balms, lip glosses), body washes & scrubs, hand lotions, nail polishes and perfumes in 2015.

I am making it a point to use up what I have because if you could see how much you would be shocked I know I am shocked.

So do you think I can do this? Please be sure to come back to see how I am doing. I plan on doing a monthly update.


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  • Beauty Box Subscriptions:
  • Books Read:
  • Make Up Used:
  • Empties:
  • Challenge #1 (will update this later)