If you’ve been paying attention this month you’ll probably realise that I won’t have stuck to my monthly budget of non essential beauty items (£25) at all this month. I was thinking the deficit would be bad this month and I wasn’t wrong. Oooops.
If you’ve missed the introduction of these last few posts you’ll know that I self imposed a spending cap for non essential items – and limited myself to only 1 beauty box a month not included within the spend. £25 doesn’t stretch very far when you have big magpie eyes like me, and let’s just say, I’ve got some making up to do.
Lee Stafford Haircare – 2 for £10
I’m trialling the lee stafford hair growth line to see if it helps me look like rapunzel for my wedding day, if so that’s all I’m going to use between now and then. The whole line was on two for 10 so I also picked up their shine spray as I’d also run out of that – it’s the only product which makes my bleached locks look healthy.
Dr Bronners Magic Soap – £5.99
My favourite thing to clean my brushes with just ran out, so I had to quite literally run out and get another. I reviewed this not too long ago vs the real techniques brush cleanser, which is also almost out so I thought I’d better grab another before running out all together. This is double the size of what I normally get so it should keep me going for a while.
H&M Rose Reverie Body Scrub – £3.99
Totally out of body scrub this month so picked up another from h&m whilst doing an online order. In my haul I said I thought this had microbeads in but in fact I think they’re seeds – still undecided about what it’s made up from!
NYX Liquid Lipsticks – £5 Each
Look Incredible Box – £18.99 – (link)
W7 Haul – £19.93 (link)
Body Shop Haul – £23.40 (link)
Kiehls Haul – £60 (link)
Feat Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Midnight Recovery Eye, and Creamy Eye Treatment
with free samples of Ultra Facial Moisturizer and Ultra Facial Cleanser
When I went to the Kiehls event I treated to myself to a few products I’d been eyeing for a while and had been convinced of on the day, If I’d bought these products on a different day they would have cost me £21.50 more as I had a discount for being at the event, and I wouldn’t have gotten the Moisturizer and Cleanser samples. So I’m going to give myself a savvy saver bonus of £21.50 as I would have bought all these products eventually. I make the rules.
March’s £25 Budget
Total Non Essential Spends = £132.32
Birthday Money Spends: – £40
Savvy Saver Bonus: – £21.50
Money Carried Forward from February -£0.53
Total Spent: £70.29
Total Over: £45.29
Oh Crap. Looks like I’ve got some making up to do.
April I’m going to attempt to only buy Look Incredible as I’m keeping those going while I decide whether to cancel My Little Box or not – I’ve only had two boxes so far so I don’t want to be too hasty, I have enough of everything to keep me going for quite a while, including essentials like Shampoos and Conditioners. So here’s to attempting a no buy April.
Hopefully this will also force me to use up bits that have been lurking, and review some products I keep putting off photographing!
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