Sunday, May 5, 2013

Project No Buy - Week Four

This week has had more than its share of ups and downs. I'm still struggling with the blurry distorted vision that's going to be "the norm" for me until I qualify for and complete the cross-linking treatment and quality of life is, needless to say, quite low. I haven't felt like being on the computer much and most of my typing, browsing, and clicking is just from memory alone - it's funny how that can take over and compensate for the loss of vision. I know where to click and a lot of things are just by rote memory alone. Not the best week to have challenged myself to post every day, that's for sure.

Please keep your fingers crossed that things get better for me soon! I'm trying my best not to fall into depression or wallow in my bed over how I can't see properly because that won't really accomplish anything. But this really, really sucks. Blogging is helping with that.

The biggest purchase this week that I'm really sad I missed out on is the MAC LE Riri Woo lipstick, which has a lipstick bullet with Rihanna's signature engraved in. I really really wanted it too! I'll have to wait until June and the next Rihanna/MAC collection.

-$26.23 - Victorian Disco Cosmetics Sirocco Collection + some Reformulated Sailor Scout minis - THERE WAS A SALE!! 35% off my order, free shipping, & a free FS jar with my order too 

Money in Spending Bank after purchases: $53-$26.23 = $26.77

Weekly Goals -
+$5 Clean up my room + basement. And I mean REALLY clean.
       - DONE. Cleaned, organized, sanitized, disinfected, vacuumed. EVERYTHING
+$5 Sell off at least $60 worth of nail polish and makeup to fund spending bank
       - It was tough, but...Paypal Balance: $370.97 at the end of the week
+$5 Blog every single day on both Controlled Derangement and here
       - This was toughest to stick to but I did it with some minor editing of dates haha

Empties - An "Empties" post with my opinion is coming up soon!
+$2 Dove Deodorant - Never repurchasing, it was bad, I actually threw it out
+$2 Shaveworks, The Cool Fix, Full-sized - HG status for preventing ingrowns
+$2 Alba Botanica 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes - Favorite makeup removing wipes ever

Reviews -
+$6 BFTE eyeshadows in Sweet Dreams, Riveted, Insomnia, Denim, Belle of the Ball, Navy - here
+$7 BFTE eyeshadows in 4 Leaf Clover, Celeste, Treason, Coal, Shy, Arizona, Paranoid - here
+$3 Maybelline Color Tattoos in Tough As Taupe, Pomegranate Punk, Tenacious Teal - here
+$4 Victorian Disco Cosmetics Still A Better Love Story Collection - here

Reading -
+$2 - Carrots (A Shelby Nichols Adventure)
+$2 - Fluke
+$4 - Lighter Side of Large

  1. Post at least 1 makeup, 1 nail polish, 1 nail art, and 1 eyeshadow specific post
  2. Write a story and make a piece of digital art to post on Controlled Derangement 
  3. Stick to proper skincare routine for the whole week. No skips allowed

($26.77) + ($49) = $75.77


  1. Holy moly that's a lot of selling!! haha. Nice job.

  2. I was shocked at how much I've spent in the first place, even though I'm very conscious of shopping deals and sales or buying in still adds up!