Nov 16, 2009

Post and Shame Challenge

It's official now. Read the original story here.

Rules:
1. Choose 2 types of products that you already have very much in excess. Be honest! :)
2. Take a picture of them, show everyone what you already have.
3. You are not allowed to buy anything from those two categories, not even from "it's-cheaper-than-chocolates-I-can't-afford-not-to-buy-it-now" sales, until you have finished at least 4 products from each category.

Why? Because 4+4=8 which is the perfect number for me. Hehehe...

Exceptions: products received as gifts and swaps are allowed. I'm not uncle Scrooge! :)

Therefore I declare that starting from today I'm not allowed to buy mascaras and eyeliners until I've finished using 4 mascaras and 4 eyeliners in total.
Edit: for you loopholes finders, I'm not counting the 2 mascaras I already binned after I took my photo! Hehehe... righteous me...

12 comments:

Anna said...

One question: does it count if I take a photo of my mascaras and eyeliners (these would be my two chosen categories too!), and THEN bin a few because they're old?? Would that be cheating? Would I at least get a discount?? ANd you're right, great minds think alike: number 8 is my perfect number too! Perhaps you've said this before, but what month were you born?? xx

Music said...

I'm loving it, both you & GQ are already looking for loopholes! LOL. No, Anna, it's NOT honest - honesty it's in the rules!! :D I'm not counting the 2 mascaras I binned when I tried to ease my embarassment.

Anna said...

First, let me tell you, I'm sticking my tongue out at you this very moment...just a tad childish, I know! Ok ok, will start as soon as I get back from the UK, promise! (and that's just because I want to get that Nars pencil. The mascara challenge... I could start that right now!) xx

GlossQueen said...

Oh Music, you are harsh! I can see Anna and I are going to have problems with this. How am I going to survive without being able to buy any lip glosses and lip balms? And it's going to take me forever to photograph them all!
Right, I'm cringing as I say this but as soon as I've taken photo's of everything I'll start, and post it on my blog.

Music said...

Anna, you're evil. Now I'm interested in that Nars pencil, too. To self: I'm NOT going to be tempted (repeat 10X).

GQ, if everything else fails, there's always SWAPS and BEGGING. Be creative, ask TF family to buy you a lipgloss everytime they ask for lollies. LOL.

GlossQueen said...

Haha, great idea Music, I may have to resort to begging.

I've decided that I'm going to do this with eyeliners and lip balms. I've just finished taking photo's of them, they'll appear on my blog on Thursday. This is going to be a very long challenge, I don't remember the last time I used up an eyeliner.

Music said...

GQ, I'm still waiting to see your picts! I imagine you have 1001 lip balms, yes? The last time (and the ONLY time) I used up an eyeliner was about 4 years ago. Life/patience went down the hill afterwards. Hehehe...

GlossQueen said...

I've taken all the photo's and they'll be on my blog this week, so stay tuned. I'm going to spend this weekend rounding up the balms that I missed, they're stashed all over the house so collecting them up is a huge job. I forgot to bring the ones that I have at work home, so they won't be in the photo's.

I have a few rules clarification questions. Firstly, if I have a gift voucher can I use that to purchase lip balm?
And do products that we give away or swap count towards the tally?

It must have been about 4 years since I finished an eyeliner too, this is going to be difficult for us!

Lorien BeautyLove said...

Oh you are cruel! The 3rd rule will be so hard for me to follow!!!! definitely having second thoughts on this!! :P I think I counted I have like 70 something lipglosses?? Definitely not gonna tyr to finish those without buying a new one lol

Music said...

@GQ: Nope, you can't use the voucher to purchase lip balm. Perhaps I should clarify that you can only receive them if they're given to you or if you get them in a swap. I'll answer the rest of your questions once I see how many products you have, so I can see whether I want to be ruthless or lax. Hehehe...

@Lorien: that's why this is called a "challenge". I know what you mean about not getting more, happens to me with mascaras. LOL.

GlossQueen said...

Okay, well once you see all my lip balms I know what the answer to the other question will be, you're ruthless!

Laura Valerie said...

Hi, thank you so much for your blog comment, yes I will be doing the challenge, I just have to take the pictures and decide on the products...

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