Tuesday, September 1, 2009

No Buy Deal

Sorry I haven't updated in a while! You will see why at the end of this post... hehe~ ;)

Anyways, Blair and I have been in talks for several weeks about being on a No Buy for several months. At first, I thought it was just a fun chat and then as time went on we actually agree to have a No Buy for 2 months. I think it will definitely help me from not buying cosmetics. For someone who isn't a makeup artist, I sure have a lot *sigh*!!!... hehe~ :X It'll also help me money-wise since I'm not a full-time worker. I need all the money saved to pay off other things. :X Here's what is in our deal...

1. NO buying any beauty related products (skincare, cosmetics, hair products, and body-related products) from September 1st to November 1st.
2. The only time you can buy beauty related products is when you’re out of the product and don’t have a spare, and to buy for others as a gift.
3. If you fail, you have to use the beauty products you have and do a makeover. You have to make yourself look like a clown, not a pretty one but an embarrassing one, and post a picture of your face on your blog.

Ahleessa: One or two time visit at a CCO.
Blair: One time order from Gmarket.

The credit goes to Blair for making the logo, and Ahleessa (I) for typing up the rules. :)

We thought it'll be fun to have a tag-type of deal and hopefully, people who want to join in can. It can be a new trend in the blogging world to save money... hehe~ ;) If anyone wants to join in during these two months, please feel free too. Post the logo and the rules. If you want, you can tell me your one exception and I'll add you onto my list. I will try my best to check up on you in a weekly basis... hehe~ ;)

Another thing I might do that we didn't talk about is write my weekly buys on my blog so I can have an idea how much money I spend in a week. The key word here is I will TRY... lol~ :X It's not a guaranteed!

I actually started my No Buy early... hehe~ I have been pretty good! It has motivated me to find other ways to get cosmetics. One way has been looking for freebies online... hehe~ ;) I will tell you two from Aveda. ;) I give credit to Soompi, as well as, my makeup buddy for these coupons... hehe~
I got a free Hand Relief lotion worth $7.99. Here's the coupon you can print out and take it to the closest Aveda (click here for the coupon). It expires September 30th.
I also got a free Foot Relief lotion worth $7.99. Here's the coupon for this as well (click here for the coupon). ;) I don't know when this expires.

I have several more but you will have to wait to see if I can get them. I don't want to post it without a guaranteed. Stay tune to my blog... lol~ :P

Now going back to the beginning of this post, I have been pretty busy crocheting dolls for my niece's 3rd birthday and my nephew's 100th days party.
I made a Hello Kitty doll and a giraffe.
For my niece, I made her a Hello Kitty doll. Yes, I had another niece who didn't get one yet (last one by the way)... lol~ :X Check out my other Hello Kitty dolls I made for my other three munchkins (click here for the other three).
For my nephew, I made him a giraffe. I found the pattern on Lion Brand Yarn. I think the picture of the amigurumi doll on there looks cuter than the one I made... lol~ :X

For the people who live close to me, I hope you guys are okay with the fire!!! Make sure to stay indoors with the windows close, drink lots of water, and stay away from the outside as much as possible. For the people who don't live close to me, there's a huge fire that has been increasing in daily basis since the fire started Wednesday (I heard it increased twice the size this morning compared to last night *sigh*) last week. It's so bad I smell smoke all the time and wake up with debris on my car!!! :(

PLEASE check out my blog sale (click here for the post)!!! :)


Kalmo said...

This is such a great post! Very inspiring. Blair and you came up with a good punishment! LOL XD Congrats on starting your no-buy early! I'm still on mine but I am constantly tempted haha.

Your dolls are so cute! You're very talented. Your nieces are so lucky to have such a talented Aunty. My best wishes are with those who are burdened by the fire as well.

Blair said...

Super cute!!! So these are the amigurumi dolls that you have been crocheting!

I didn't know that you live so near to the fires!!! Oh dear, it sounds super bad from you description =(

And yay for freebies!!!

Blovet Beauty said...

Ahleessa, I read Blair latest post on this no-buy and basically left a comment tat I really didn't know how to stop buying makeup. After this Japan trip of mine, I would like to join u guys & save $$ :0 Thankss

ndoodles said...

Good luck! Wish me luck too. I'm doing my own little - no buys ;p

Blair said...

LOL pink hearts are always cute and eye catching!

Dao said...

Thank you for the coupons. I'll make sure to print them out and get them as well.

Amanda K said...

Thanks for sharing the coupon. I love Aveda!

Blair said...

Ahaha when they are a bit bigger I'm sure they'll appreciate the HK dolls!

I've already e-mailed you about the pink hearts hehee~

I think teachers are enjoying the three days off too hahaha. September 15th? That's 2 weeks from now =(

gio said...

Good luck with the no buy! I tried doing it but it didn't work very well.

The dolls you made are soo cute!

Anonymous said...

omg! the gi-rin is soooo cute!
i don't like the actual animals, but for some reason think they are cute when they are cartooned :P

Anyway hope that it goes VERY well with the no buy XD You can do it!

izumi said...

LOL @ your punishment xD hehehe. good luck on your no buy!

Thepunkcat said...

How amazingly cute are those handmade dolls?! Love them!! <3
I'm not ready for a no-buy period yet, but I admire all the strong ladies that actually can stay away from the makeup temptation.

tiff said...

Those dolls are so cute! I absolutely love the hello kitty one. Best of luck with your no-buy :)!

Blair said...

Aly, post some looks up! Mine never changes cos jmagz always repeat the same look over and over hahaa

Sandiebaby~ said...

i have been on the no-buy kind of rule but i do buy makeup time to time. just like you, im not a makeup artist but i do tend to have quite a lot of .. makeup. i feel soo bad for it~ sighs..

Elise said...

Oh WOW, this is so clever - you have the most gorgeous site here and I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Your posts are creative and original and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes....

Blair said...

I just heard that Jaebom left 2PM!

Fabuless Beauty said...

Good luck with the no buy! I've done it and succeeded!

Sandiebaby~ said...

i will definitely do a post on my makeup collection and yes it's HUUUGE. hahaha :P

i'm so scared about my new job... i really am.

omg. that hello kitty is sooo cute. you got talent sis :)

Anonymous said...

hows it going with the no buy?
Hope that you are succeeding and putting that lovely money to other good use~
did you knit anything new lately??

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