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Friday, January 18, 2013

My Polish Diet

   As I sit and admire my polish collection I cant help but feel a little guilty. While it's  something that brings me pleasure I have to admit I went more than over board last year with my purchases. I have over 100 Sinful colors polishes. Granted I got most of them during their $.99 sales but not all of them. But for giggles let's say I only paid $.99 for each of them, that's over $100 in a year! Not to mention all the other polishes I accumulated. I went from having maybe a dozen bottles to over 400.

    Ooops!

   As some of you know I am a single mom to 3 children. But what most of you dont know is that Ive been living in the basement apt of my parents house since my divorce almost 3 years ago. Completely rent free I might add. I dont want to get into a big sob story here but the short and sweet version is that my ex decided one day that he didnt really want to be a father anymore and doesnt really support his kids. Me being stupid and just wanting the whole thing to be over with settled for much less than I should have as far as child support goes. I must admit it was partly out of stubborn pride also. Basically I didnt want to have to depend on him if he didnt want to be a daddy.

     End sob story...

   Now Im back to working full time and my goal is to finally get a place of my own and I know Im going to need to save save save to do it. But I dont want to give up polish completely. I know I have more than enough polish to last a lifetime but theres something thrilling about finding that color you've been looking for, or scoring a great deal. My polish obsession is one of the few things that I get to do for myself that brings me some joy. Nail art is a way for me to escape the real world for a little while and help recharge my batteries.

   So my plan of attack to help bring my goal into reality without having to completely give up my hobby is simple. I'm going to try and go this entire year without paying full price for polish or nail accessories. (brushes, decals, tape, etc...) There will probably be a few exceptions to this for limited editions but those are going to be long and thought out purchases. If I have a gift card to use than that wont count as my money being spent so those will be reserved for full price purchases, otherwise it's the clearance racks for me this year.

  Now I have a few things to help me out already. For instance I use swag bucks. Its a search engine just like Google. If I need to look something up I use this engine and randomly "swag bucks" will be awarded. I used those virtual "swag bucks" to purchase amazon.com gift cards. Its takes a while to earn enough bucks but I'm willing to put in the work for free polish. If you'd like to give swag bucks a try here is my referral link ...

   I do get matching bucks for every one you earn (Up to 500) while searching, I just wanted to put that out there and be honest with you from the get go.

  I'll keep you all updated on how my polish diet is going throughout the year and hopefully be able to share some great polish deals with you along the way. Feel free to ask me how it's going to help keep me motivated.

8 comments :

  1. I'm on the same thing, but I'm on a complete no-buy until I have swatched everything in my arsenal... *sigh* it's going to be a long year! Good luck to you! <3 Can't wait to see how you are making out :D

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    1. Wow! I dont know if I could do a complete no buy until I swatched all of my untrieds. It would take me swatching one polish everyday for more than a year. You have better will power than I do. Good luck to you too! I'll do what I can to help support you <3 Although I am trying to make my way through my collection to get more polishes swatched. Right now my goal is to get through all of my sinfuls since thats what I have the most of. I figured if I get that one out of the way the rest wont seem so overwhelming.

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  2. YOU GOT THIS!!!!! :D We'll be in this together. ;)

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  3. Gosh both set are gorgeous but I'd have to pick Red Hot and Chic Confetti. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. I think I posted this on the wrong thread. I'm sorry!
      I'm on a polish diet, too. It'll be a bit tricky because my goal for this year is to collect a polish by almost every retail maker. I don't think I'll be finding any Jade's half off anytime soon. Here's wishing both of us luck:)

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    2. Thats ok I love reading all the comments even if I get 2 of the same one. =) Good luck on your polish diet and my fingers are crossed for you with the Jade. =)

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  4. I like that polish "diet" lol. I feel you tho!

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