Using More, Spending Less Challenge Results – July 2023

Another month has passed so it is time to share with all of you what my spending and empties situation looked like for the month of July. As you know, this Using More, spending less Challenge is all about cutting costs and learning how to make the best use of what we have. 
Did I manage to achieve my goal this month? Keep on reading to find out. 

July’s Purchases

In July I ended up spending a total of £0 on beauty products.

July’s Empties

  • Pixi Clarity Salicylic Acid Toner 100ml – £10
  • BeautyPie JapanFusion Genius Lift Elixir – £9.52
  • Rated Green Real Tamanu Soothing Scalp Shampoo – £17.91
  • Bath and Body Works Rose Water & Ivy Hand Sanitizer Spray – £2.54

In July I ended up emptying £39.97 worth of products. This resulted in an allowance of £19.98. 

Allowance from posts

Allowance from Reviews – £35

Medik8 r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream Review

Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist with Rose Water and Green Tea Review

RiRe Collagen Ampoule Stick Review

Primark Watermelon Fragranced Lip Balm Review

Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Parfum Review

Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream Review

SKIN 1004 Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule Review

Allowance from Social Media – £1

  • Instagram – 1x £1

Total allowance from posts: £36

£19.98 (allowance from empties) + £36 (allowance from posts) – £0 (July’s Spending) – £3,324.88 (previous closing balance) = -£3,268.90

The results are way better than I excepted. I have no clue how this month went by without me spending any money on beauty products. I am still surprised that I haven’t spent any money to be honest, but I was definitely tempted! 

I was pretty close to placing another order at Batha dn Body Works as they had a great offer going on. Can I still call it a great offer given that the prices of the products – the gentle foaming hand soaps – have gone up substantially? 

In addition, I was tempted to try another YesStyle order. Okay, I have no idea why I just used the word “try”. Nothing really went wrong with any of my previous orders. I just wanted to grab a few more products particularly as they had some pretty darn sweet offers going on . I am really happy that YesStyle increased the quality of their services tenfold since I last tried them, but now I am constantly tempted. As some of you probably figured out, Korean Beauty is my absolute jam! 

Anyway, I am really proud of myself and I can not thank you guys enough for the support. So thank you for staying on for this journey. 

If only I could continue like this for at least another month. 

How did you do in July?

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