February 2017 No-Buy-Low-Buy Accountability

February is a No-Buy month for me! I pointed out in my January accountability post that if all goes well this month, I’d have nothing to show. Well, February went well but I do have 3 things to show:

I didn’t get any of these items myself, I swear!

My friend went and gotten this for me on Valentine’s Day.

• The Body shop Cocoa Body Butter

She was with me when we learned that the Cocoa line was being discontinued by TBS. She really loves this body butter so got 3 of them in their get 2 get 1 complimentary deal and she gave me her “free” one and refused to take any money for it.  I gotten her some discount Valentine’s Day candy on February 15th in return!

Close up of give Me space on the right.
• OPI in Vampsterdam (2012 Holland collection)
• OPI give Me space (2015 Starlight collection)

More nail polishes! but I also did not get these! They were a belated Christmas present from another friend who I don’t get to see often! thank you!

And that’s it for February. Was it easy to be back in the No-Buy state of mind? yes and no. I had accumulated so much during Hauluary that it just wasn’t functional to get anything more. But, there were lots of enticing things – let’s look at some Temptations from last month that piqued my interest – and why I don’t “need” them just yet:

Sofina Primavista long keep UV Base


This post by Joyce reminded me about this primer that I could not find when I was in Japan.
Why I don’t need this ideal now: I actually am in the market for a new primer considering that I finished up my Laura Mercier one back in December. but I’ve been using samples from my stash – who knew I had so lots of primer samples?

Etude house double enduring Foundation

I had never heard of this foundation until I saw it on SandyXO’s blog – a quick search online shows that it’s very well reviewed. It’s indicated to be similar to the popular Estee Lauder double wear but this feels lighter weight and it’s also cheaper.
Why I don’t need this ideal now: I recently gotten 6 new foundations: face Atelier Ultra foundation here, Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB cream here, H&M appeal All-Day liquid Foundation, Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup, Maybelline SuperStay better Skin Foundation, and MAC MatchMaster foundation [all shown here]… so I need to either toss some of my old ones or use up what I have before I can entertain another foundation! but I’m rather pleased to say that in 2017 I’ve already finished 3 foundations: Vincent Longo Water Canvas foundation and The Body shop Fresh nude foundation (in January), and Guerlain lingerie de Peau BB cream (in February).

LORAC pro Palette

It’s not a new release but Nicole of pretty Ruff Life reminded me that I’ve had this palette on my wish list for ages.  I’m an eye shadow palette skeptic but I feel like this palette could possibly be The One?
Why I don’t need this ideal now: I have a backlog of eye shadow palettes to work through including: Maybelline The Nudes [from here], Shu Uemura Blushing beige [hauled here], Lancome Auda[City] in Paris Eyeshadow palette here, BH Cosmetics palette here, NYX Avant Pop palette here, Pupa Pupart palette here, Viseart Neutral Matte here, too faced Peanut Butter and Jelly palette here, CoverGirl TruNaked Palettes, Milani everyday Eyes Eyeshadow palette here, sleek and makeup revolution from the recent UK swap here, TheBalm meet Matt(e) Trimony and Balm Appetit Palettes from HauteLook here … never mind the Japanese ones I got!  I have a lot of palettes for someone who isn’t a fan of palettes, huh?

BITE appeal Lip Lab

Have you SEEN Cat’s post on the BITE appeal lab?!! She treated herself for her birthday.
Why I don’t need this ideal now: I might just have to treat myself for my birthday too… in 4 a lot more months! XD Plus, I’d like to take a crack at purging a bunch of lip products between now and July to get a better sense of what colour I’d want to create.

Farmacy green clean makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

I saw this on Cat’s IG and blog post – can you sense a trend here? That Cat, she’s dangerous!
Why I don’t need this ideal now: I’ve been on a cleanser kick lately and in my stash I still have the following unopened: EVE LOM Cleanser (hauled during Black Friday), Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel (hauled before Christmas), not to mention the Shu Uemura Clarifying Cleansing Oil (hauled during the fall Sephora VIB sale in the cute limited edition Murakami print bottle). I’m set for cleansers for a while!

Consonant annual Skin care swap Event

I was very tempted to trade in something from my pile of emtpies to get 50% off a skincare item from Consonant Skincare. It’s a no-brainer, right?
Why I don’t need this ideal now: I’ve got enough skincare to last me at least 6 months – if not full-sized items, my pile of samples is probably enough to tide me over as well.

Cadillacquer Nail polish

I’ve not heard of this brand of nail polishes before but this post by Ashley over at Short nail Swatcher introduced me to it.  Just look at those colours! The brand is from Switzerland and even has a blog on WordPress.
Why I don’t need this ideal now:  Hahaha, I don’t even need to write down why. XD

How did you do in terms of spending last month? What items have caught your eye lately?

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