Sunday, January 20, 2013

Project No-Buy: Week 2

Greetings from the Dark Side!
And welcome to the round up for Week 2 of my No-Buy!
Week 2 (January 14th-January 20th) has been  a really exiting time for me because I think I am finally getting used to this No-Buy. This is also the first week that I have had two weekly goals to try to get through as well as award money to spend. If you want to see the stuff I have purchased this past week, my awards, and next week's goals stayed tuned!
Also if you are new to my No-Buy, please check out my past posts:
                                                               Week 2's Purchases                                                                    
Money is Makeup Bank before Week 2 = $18

2. Ardell Color Impact Lashes  in Blue (-$3.95)
Total Money in Makeup Bank after Purchases = $7.26
                                                                Week 2's Rewards                                                                     
 1) Weekly goals: 
Goal #1: I will post at least one entry on my blog every single day of the week. At least two of those posts must be makeup looks/tutorials. I will have at least one makeup review and one skin care review. 
[COMPLETED!] I was able to post everyday of the week. I had at least one skin care review, one makeup review, and two makeup looks.  (+$5)

Goal #2: I will go to class everyday and be on time. I will have all my homework and readings done at least the night before my class. I will not get behind on my work. 
[FAILED!] I missed one class last week because I slept in >_<" (+$0)
Money earned from Weekly Goals: +$5

2) Grades: 
  I have not had any graded assignments yet. (+$0)

3) Reading: 
This week I read: 
-Compilations of Japanese stories, 36 pages (+$5)
-The Choosen by Davista's Harp, 271 pages (+$7)
 Money earned for Reading: +$12

4)Language Learning:
I totally forgot about this challenge this week :( 
Money earned from language learning: +$0

This week I have four empties: my moisturizer, serum, lip balm, and lash adhesive.
Money earned from empties: +$4

6) Self-Control:
I was actually able to control myself pretty well this week. I bought two items, but I did not spend all the money I earned last week. I almost lost my self-control when the Shiro Cosmetics The Hobbit inspired collection was released, but thankfully my mother came to my rescue and she bought the collection as a present for me. It was kind of shocking actually. My mom does not like my obsession with makeup and I surprised she even bought it for me!

TOTAL REWARD MONEY EARNED WEEK 2: $7.26+$5+$12+$4= $28.26

                                                                    Week 3: Weekly Goals                                                        
These two goals are my weekly goals for next week. These two goals must be completed by next Sunday in order for me to earn reward money.
Goal #1: Drink more water. I am so bad at drinking water, so I must at least drink 64 oz of water a day, everyday for Week 3. 

Goal #2: Like in Week 2, I must post at least one blog post a day for the 7 days of Week 3. I must post at least 2 makeup looks, 2 nail polish posts, 1 product post, and 1 post on the foundations I currently own. 

Join me next Sunday for a Week 3 update :)
I'd say my No-Buy is going fairly well. In just two weeks, I have cut down my makeup spending my A LOT! This is great because I have more time to spend on makeup products that I already own and I can actually get to reviewing products I have not yet reviewed on my blog!


  1. I really enjoyed reading this post! Well done :D


  2. Great job so far! I really need to up my water intake too, so I'm keeping track of how many bottle refills I drink with a piece of tape and sharpie. Hope it helps me.

  3. Nice job Nancy! I wish I would have thought of this type of system when I did my no-buy, it would have been so much easier than literally NO buying for 100 days! :)


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