I’ve found that one of the most effective ways of keeping my spending under control & minimising impulse purchasing is simply to keep a running wishlist.
Every time I see something online or in an advert that I like the look of I simply add it to the list & walk away. Then, every couple of weeks, I reassess the list & edit it down – often discovering in the process that I’ve lost interest in certain products (in which case I delete them) or that I’ve got duplicate products on there (in which case I pick my favourite, & delete the others).
I don’t necessarily buy everything on my list (I wish!) but I find it’s good to have a collection of really solid items, so that if I feel like treating myself, I know I’m buying a product I’m genuinely interested in & won’t regret in a week’s time.
Currently on my wishlist: 1. Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks (currently unavailable in the UK) // 2. Make Up Forever Mat Velvet + Mattifying Foundation // 3. Forever 21+ Ripped Boyfriend Jeans // 4. Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Line // 5. Tarte Emphaseyes Black Inner Rim Pencil // 6. Max Factor Facefinity Primer // 7. Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette // 8. NYX Taupe Blush // 9. Simply Be Printed Shirt // 10. Zoeva Complete Brush Set // 11. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Which items have you got your eye on this month?