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It’s been one month since I started my no-buy! As part of my accountability, I’m going to touch base each month and share what I’ve spent. I’ll be honest, I feel kinda weird sharing these numbers but hey….this is what I signed up for!
- Old Navy (Jan 1, before no buy started) – $77
- Boohoo (Jan 1, before no buy started) – $142
- Home Depot – $40 on two plants
- Sephora – $15
- Nails (2 appointments) – $57 + $62
- Ben Folds autographed book – $28
- Beetlejuice on Broadway – $37
- Kesha concert ticket – $75
- Boxycharm subscription – $26
- Sally Beauty – $18
Wow, I’m going to be honest it really didn’t seem like I spent this much. I really regret the Boohoo and Old Navy purchases and it’s hard not to feel guilty. But hey, it was before my no-buy started, and what a way to go out lol. Plus, I already ripped one pair of workout leggings I bought from Old Navy. Sigh. BUT I’m going to just make sure that stuff gets lots of wear and not beat myself up over it. The pink suit above and outfits below were both in the Boohoo haul of stuff.
I’m technically only supposed to buy one plant per month but I cheated because Home Depot had a very rare DREAM plant of mine for a great price.
I am SUPER annoyed my Sephora Flash subscription auto renewed since I likely won’t be using it at all this year. But I went ahead and canceled the auto renew so at least I know it won’t happen again.
I get my nails done every three weeks so some months will have two appointments and some just one. Right now I get gel polish on top of my acrylics but I’m planning on switching to regular which will save me $15/appointment.
Ben Folds was a once in a lifetime thing (I got to meet him and he signed the book!) and same with my Beetlejuice ticket since it’s leaving Broadway this summer. No regrets whatsoever. Plus, I bought a standing room only ticket and saved TONS of money over a regular ticket. (I’m going to do a full New York post and talk more about this, I promise!)
So that’s where I landed this month. I did have the flu for over a week in January, which I have to admit made it a little easier to not shop (even online…I had NO energy to do anything). I’m curious to see how things go during a more “normal” month. I’ll be traveling for work but otherwise will be home. Here’s to a more successful February!