Well the New Year is upon us and I hope that everyone has survived the Christmas chaos! As much as I love Christmas, and I LOVE Christmas, it’s nice when it’s all over and you can just relax a little, without having to do lots of running around to all these Christmas parties and family gatherings 🙂
I’m not one for making New Year’s Resolutions because quite frankly, I suck at them, haha! I’m not very good at keeping to my Resolutions I do make, so I have stopped making them. However, this year is different, this year it’s a necessity!
My New Year’s Resolution for 2013 is a Polish No-Buy. So what does that mean? That means I have spent WAY too much money on polish in the last 6 months and I need to stop for a while. So here is what I have proposed to myself:
- No buying new polish until I have every single polish I currently own/have already ordered and is coming in the mail swatched and posted about on the blog. As you can see from the My Collection page, there is still a LOT for me to swatch.
- And if that wasn’t “torture” enough, I have also decided I need to do all the nail art I have been wanting to do as well before buying a new polish.
- The only exceptions I am giving myself for this No Buy are
- my Julep subscription, but the rule for that will be that I can only get the basic box – no add-ons and no upgrades – unless I have enough Jules that I don’t have to pay for it out-out-of-pocket
- I will be trying to get the Elixir Lacquers Limited Edition Anniversary polish 😀 – GOT IT!
- I will still be able to get top coat, base coat, etc. – stuff required to complete a mani 🙂
Sounds like fun, right?? I’m actually really excited because I have SO many polishes that I have received in the last 6-8 weeks that I have been dying to try, but with the November Nail Art Challenge and then all the Christmas manis I did, there wasn’t a lot of time for swatching new polishes.
I am going to need your help! I am going to need all the love and support you have given me up until this point, only magnified, so that I can accomplish this No Buy! I have no set deadline for it, I just want to at least try out all the polishes I own and do most of the “want to do” nail art 😉 That way I can decide what I love and what I can do without 🙂 We will see how long I can last – the official current polish-I-physically-have count is 317 bottles (not including top and base coats) – YIKES!
Take a look through My Collection
page, let me know if there are any that I have not yet swatched so I can swatch them for you. If you have any nail art that you would like me to try, post a picture or link on the Facebook page
or send me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture or link 🙂 I will be happy to try my hand at anything! Just remember that I don’t use acrylic paints, so anything that looks really detailed is probably done with acrylic paints 🙂
As with the No-Buy that girls from my SMYTC group participated in did (that my willpower wouldn’t let me participate in), here is a list of all of the polishes I am currently expecting:
Jack the Lad, Scuppered, Shambolic
(in swap) Chinchilly – I don’t think I will ever receive this polish 😦
Annie, Carly, New Year’s Mystery Box (I really hope I get the new Erica polish in my Mystery Box 😀 )
As they come in the mail, I will cross them off the list 🙂
All my readers are more than welcome to join in on this No Buy! There is no prize or anything, this is more for me to get everything tried before I buy more and to make sure that I like everything I already have (and to slow down on the polish purchases 😛 ), but if you want join in, by all means, join in!
*EDIT* April 15, 2013 – I have been SOOOOO bad lately! I fell off the wagon maybe 6-8 weeks ago and haven’t been able to dust myself off and get back on. I am restarting my No Buy RIGHT NOW! Other than Juleps, no polishes for me until I can get everything swatched! Hopefully I can last longer this time!
What I have coming in as of right now:
Daily Lacquer – Giles the Ripper; Wicked Willow
Dollish Polish – It’s So Fluffy, I’m Gonna Die; Who Lives In A Pineapple Under The Sea; You Razzle Dazzle Me
Julep – Alma; Matte Top Coat; Sea Salt Mystery Box