I think spent a bit more than anticipated last month, but all in all, a good beauty month budget wise. I know I need to start off with a set budget at the beginning of the month, but I’m low on the impulse control scale. I was going to start the month of July with a budget, but then I got a 20% off coupon to Saks.com that included beauty…and well…yeah.
Neutrogena Make-up Removing Wipes ($5 on sale) – These are decent, better than most, but still, wipes. I keep hoping to find the perfect wipe – one swipe makeup removal and no residue left behind. Where are you perfect cleansing wipes – WHERE? Sorry, forgot to picture this one.
Nyx Buttergloss and other lippies (had coupon from Ulta for $3 off $10 plus it was bogo 50% so approx $10 for all four products)- I’ve been sleeping on the Intense Butterglosses! Yes, so much colour and lasting power.
Covergirl eyeshadow in 305 $4– I love pink eyeshadows, pinks, purples and burgundies. But this is going to be a glittery mess. Can already see myself NOT using this. And I think I love the Voluminous Manga mascara. It’s pretty good and makes my lashes look long.
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheers and Nail Varnish ($64 on sale, down from $82 for both products.- I was doing really well in June till the 20% off sales occurred at Giorgio Armani and YSL. I was able to resist both, until I got an email from GA saying the sale was extended one day. So I took the plunge, 20% is 20% off.
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy and Smooth foundation ($6) I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that I bought this mainly because it was so cheap. Not to sound like a foundation snob, but I’ve gotten so used to the era of $45 and more foundations. But so far I like it.
Kenra Thermal Protectant ($7) was on clearance and I had a 20% off coupon plus $3.50 off $10. I love those Ulta coupons.
Origins ($32) – had a visa gift card for $30 so this was practically free! This has already gone back to Sephora, review forthcoming.
Eyebrow threading ($12) – this is a must for me…
Total Spend – $140 – wow, I did good! Plus, since I had a gift card for $30 I feel like it was more $110.
I only have 2 months worth of data, but it seems to me like $150 is a reasonable goal for monthly beauty/skincare expenditures. Will continue tracking and seeing how I do. What about you, how much are you spending on your upkeep every month. Do you have low-impulse control when the sales come around?
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