I thought this was going to be a good month, but then again what was I thinking, right? With so many new launches and GWP as well as the release of a great number of beauty advent calendar, I must have been delusional for having thought that. In my defence, the month started really well, but did it last?
|Product Name||Price in GBP (£)|
|FabFitFun Subscription Box (taxes and all that, but also existing credit used)||43.50|
|GlossyBox UK (discounted)||10.30|
|BeautyPie Super Elixir Microbiome Mist-On Serum||17.43|
|BeautyPie Supercheek Cream Blush||8.05|
|BeautyPie Super Health Hair Intensive Nourishing Shampoo||6.92|
|BeautyPie Featherlight UVA/UVB SPF 50 Sunscreen + Primer||10.15|
|BeautyPie Ultra Color Pro Gel Eyeliner||4.46|
|BeautyPie QI Energy Double Cleansing Ginseng Micellar Water||8.29|
|Nars Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette||56|
|Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Firm Eye Cream 15ml||47.50|
|French Girl Jasmin Sea Polish||35|
|Le Paradis Mykonos Lip Balm||24|
|Pixi Retinol Tonic 250ml||12.50|
|Muji Clear Care Light Toning Water 200ml||10.35|
|Muji Light Toning Water High Moisture 200ml||7.15|
|Niche Beauty Advent Calendar||242.3|
|Gisou Honey Infused Hair Wash||27.11|
|Latest in Beauty Box||12.95|
|Sephora Favourites Super Ingredients Set||30.18|
|Sinsay Micellar Water||1.87|
|Fourth Ray Beauty Cactus Face Serum Boost||9.42|
|Fourth Ray Beauty Blue Light Face Serum Boost||9.42|
|ColourPop Merci Bouquet Super Shock Kit||7.85|
|ColourPop Hyaluronic Hydrating Foundation||12.55|
|Huxley PH Balance Toner: Extract It 120ml||26|
|Huxley Hydration Essence: Grab Water 30m||38|
|Ouai Thick Hair Shampoo 300ml||22|
|Pixi Clarity Tonic 250ml||18|
|Elemis Absolute Eye Serum 15ml||36|
|Augustinus Bader The Cream Cleansing Gel 100ml||50|
|This Works Stress Check Clean Hands 250ml||10|
Allowance from Empties
Ziaja Hand & Body Cleansing Gel – worth £3.65, I used two so the allowance from this product is £3.65
Bioderma Sensibio Face Toner 100ml – worth £2.98 so my allowance is £1.49
Boots Cotton Wool Pads 50pc – worth £1.49 so this leads to an allowance of £0.745
It’s Skin Cera Routine Hydrating Serum – worth £17.78 so my allowance is £8,89
Dove Exfoliating Body Scrub with Kiwi Seeds and Aloe Scent – worth £5.99 thus the allowance is £2.99
Drunk Elephant TLC Happi Scalp Scrub 60ml – worth £10, allowance £5
Herbivore Jasmine and Green Tea Toner 60 ml – worth £20, allowance £10
Nivea Cellular Hyaluronic Acid Treatment Kit – worth £6, allowance £3
Centecassol SOS Hand Sanitizer 500ml – worth £11.29 so the allowance is £5.64
Ziaja Hand & Body Cleansing Gel – worth £3.65, I used another one so the allowance from this product is £1,82
Molton Brown Jasmine and Sun Rose Shower Gel 100ml – full size worth £22, this is just 100ml so worth £7,33, as such the allowance is £3.66
Curaprox CandyLover Toothpaste + Toothbrush set – worth £12.95 so my allowance is £6.47
CCS Intensive Soothing Foot Salt – worth £9.99 so my allowance is £4.99
Banila Co Dear Hydration Face Toner – worth £14.5 so my allowance is £7.25
Total allowance from empties: £131.25
Allowance from Posts
Reviews: £0 (too busy posting calendar releases…I have been working on the same review since the beginning go the month :|)
Allowance from posts: £5
Total Allowance: £136.25
Before we move onto the comments, let’s do the math.
-£880.35 (From August) – £855.25 (September’s Spending) + £131.25 (September’s Allowance From Empties) + £5( Allowance From Posts) = -1599.35
Okay, so my first reaction is “WOW”. For good reason, no? It is bad and a pattern is forming (who did not see that coming?), but for the first time this year perhaps, I do not fell guilty.
I have felt guilty for a while, especially when I got my first advent calendar (the only one so far), but the moment I got it in my hands and got the chance to see the products, I stopped. I am actually excited and I cannot feel guilty about that. It came right at the perfect time, just a few minutes after I heard I might need to go back to the office which is something I am incredibly uncomfortable with due to health reasons and logistics. Long story. The point is that it made me happy and distracted me; it was not even an impulse buy that I got because of stress or anything of the sort. Timing.
In addition, I also got two gifts with purchase this month which definitely contributed tot he higher spending.
I expect the pattern to continue for the next few months, but rest assured, I will continue this exercise and I have no plans on giving up anytime soon no matter what my results look like. I am still significantly down than I were around this time last year and that is all due to this experiment. Plus, I am looking forward to writing a summary at the end of the year. Now, that is scary!
Also, I believe this is the month I finished the most products so far. That is so exciting!
How did you do this month?
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