I'm on a Self-Inflicted Shopping Ban, But I Can't Pass Up These 15 Beauty Items

They're really that good.

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This year, I committed to a self-inflicted shopping ban. It's not like I'm irresponsible with my money or I lack self-control; I just noticed that I, like so many other people on the planet, possess more material items than I probably should. My drawers are stuffed with clothes I haven't worn in years, and between you and me, my beauty collection could probably stock half of the shelves at any given Sephora. So even though it isn't egregious, it's not great. 

So along with a lot of purging and donating, I committed to a shopping ban. That doesn't mean I can't buy anything. Instead, it means I can only buy essentials. Well, that's the idea anyway. I may or may not have made an exception. Okay, fine, 15 exceptions. That might sound like a total fail, but hear me out: I'm only going to buy these products when the equivalents—that I already own—are all used up. For example, if it's a body lotion I'm eyeing, I'll wait to purchase it until I use up my existing body lotion. You get the idea. Ahead, check out all 15 items. 

This article was originally published on Who What Wear .

Kaitlyn McLintock
Associate Beauty Editor, Who What Wear

Kaitlyn McLintock is an Associate Beauty Editor at Who What Wear. Although she covers a wide range of topics across a variety of categories, she specializes in celebrity interviews and skincare and wellness content. Having lived in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, she recently relocated back to her home state of Michigan where she works remotely. Prior to Who What Wear, she freelanced for a variety of industry-leading digital publications, including InStyle, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Hello Giggles, and Coveteur. Before that, she held a long-term internship and subsequent contributor position at Byrdie. When she's not writing, researching, or testing the latest and greatest beauty products, she's working her way through an ever-growing book collection, swimming in the Great Lakes, or spending time with family.