Using More, Spending Less Challenge – October 2022 Results

Albeit a bit late, I am back with my results for October. I haven’t forgotten about this challenge. You may or may not be interested in reading, but I will continue to post as this has helped my results considerably over the past 3-4 years since I embarked on this journey. It may not look like it, but it did. I will share my results for the past three years at the beginning of next year. I will try this time!

I know that I keep mentioning the great results, but hopefully early next year I will finally sit down and write the post some of you may be curious to read – how much did this challenge actually help me? I now do have quite a bit of data and comparatives to show you.

October’ Purchases

Truly Beauty Unicorn Mini Miracle Set – £22.77

Truly Coco Cloud Whipped Shave Butter – £13.52

My Little Box November – £16.35

Gisou Prime and Shine Set – £38.43

Lineage Midnight Minis Lip Sleeing Masks – £13.02

KLAVUU Blue Pearlsation 8 Hydra Marine Ampoule 50ml – £18.82

Bath and Body Works Pocket Hand Sanitizer in A Thousand Wishes – £1.57

Bath and Body Works Pocket Hand Sanitizer in Japanese Cherry Blossom – £1.57

Bath and Body Works Mini Perfume in In the Stars – £5.68

Bath and Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist in Japanese Cherry Blossom – £5.68

Bath and Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist in Poppy – £5.68

In October I ended up spending a total of £144.66 on beauty products which is rather not ok, but given how bad November will look…

October’ Empties

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly 30ml – worth £24.99

Natura Bisee Diamond Instant Glow Express Mini Lift Ampoules – worth £25

Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore Refining Toner Serum 150ml – worth £21.87

Beauty Pie Superactive Capsules Essential Ceramides – worth £13.43

Truly Unicorn Locks Repair Hair Mask 30ml – worth £5.04

Indeed Labs Anti-Ageing Hydraluron Serum 30ml – worth £21.44

Keenoniks Camo Cleansing Pad – Cabbage & Moringa Pads – worth £1.67

Bath and Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in You Cake My Breath Away – worth £3.06

Bath and Body Works Coastal Air Gentle Foaming Hand Soap – worth £4.24

Dear, Klairs Daily Hydrating Skin Toner 500ml – worth £14.9

In October I ended up emptying £114.2 worth of products. This resulted in an allowance of £57.1

Allowance from posts

Allowance from Reviews – £10

  • Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Chocolate – read here
  • Rated Green Cold Press Tamanu Oil Scalp Pack – read here

Allowance from Social Media – £0

Total allowance from posts: £10

£57.1 (allowance from emtpies) + £10 (allowance from posts) – £144.66 (October’ Spending) – £2463.13 (previous closing balance) = – £2540.69

If September nearly pushed me into that territory that I promised myself I would not get into ever again or at least that I would try to avoid at all costs – going over the -£2500 limit that I am still trying to recover from ever since 2019/2020, October did. I was worried about November (you will see why in a few weeks), but it seems that I should have started worrying sooner.

In October I made two large purchases and then a few smaller ones. I had the bright idea and headed into Sephora. I nearly managed to leave without making any purchases until the very end (when I was about to leave the store) when I spotted the Gisou set as well as the Laneige set of mini lip sleeping masks. I was planning on getting one of the sleeping masks but then changed my mind given that I still have an open one from a few months ago, but the set was too much to pass. I do not regret my purchases, but maybe I should have stopped there.

As you can well see, I did not stop. In all honesty, Bath and Body Works launched their online store in my country so decided to pick up a few things to see how it worked and all that. Plus, I wanted to grab as many things from those on my list before going into the office and consequently into their physical store. I would rather not carry any more soaps and shower gels across the country if possible.

Nope, I made three big purchases. Before going to Sephora, I shopped online at the store. For the first time ever I found the Truly Beauty products on sale so I had to pick up some of the products from my wishlist. The products are amazing as I shared many times before, but they are not necessarily cheap. You are much better off shopping on their US website which ships internationally, well better off if you live anywhere else than where I live anyways.

I did spend more than I planned to that is for sure. I can say that I regret it much, but I am disappointed in myself for spending so much and for not finishing more products. At least I should have focused on more beauty reviews but not even that happened with the many beauty advent calendars and offers that launched in October.

Yeah, so this is my October.

How was your October?

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