I am so excited about this new post! You will see why in just a second. But yeah, another month has passed and summer is nearly over, well on the calendar as the high temperatures do not seem to be going away. I wish they were as I cannot handle it anymore – I am beyond uncomfortable and tired from being unable to sleep. But anyways, let’s get on with it.
Why am I so excited this month? Keep on reading to find out.
In August I ended up spending a total of £0 on beauty products.
- G9skin, Self Aesthetic, Soft Foot Mask, 5 Masks, 0.40 fl oz (12 ml) – £1.60
- Esfolio Collagen Pure Skin Sheet Mask – £1.16
- Nature Republic Jeju Sparkling Facial Cleansing Tissues (50 Sheets) – £6.90
- Bath and Body Works Gentle Foaming hand Wash in Fiji White Sands – £3.42
- Ziaja Hand and Body Wash 400ml – £1.93
- Bath and Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Wash in Sweet Min and Rain – £3.46
- Bath and Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Wash in Black Cherry Merlot – £3.46
- Bath and Body Works Rose Water & Ivy Hand Sanitizer Spray – £2.54
- Nivea Naturally Good Aloe Vera Micellar Water 400ml – £6.61
In August I ended up emptying £31.08 worth of products. This resulted in an allowance of £15.54.
Allowance from posts
Allowance from Reviews – £15
- Nature Republic Argan Essential Deep Care Shampoo Review
- Aestura Atobarrier 360 Lotion Review
- HUM Nutrition Hair Sweet Hair Vitamin Gummies Review
Allowance from Social Media – £6
- Instagram Reel – £3
- TikTok Video – £3
Total allowance from posts: £21
£15.54 (allowance from empties) + £21 (allowance from posts) – £0 (August’s Spending) – £3,268.90 (previous closing balance) = -£3,232.36
For the first time ever since I started this challenge around three and a half years ago, I went two months without spending any money on beauty. I am surprised and impressed to be honest. I did not realise that I had this kind of restraint haha. I actually did not even think much about beauty these past few months. I promised to sit some exams these last 12 months and have yet to fulfil my promise due to a series of unfortunate events. I am at the end of the period so I must sit them now if I want to be able to afford more beauty goodies in the future. Okay, I am exaggerating a bit here, but yeah, I would be eligible to get a little something extra that I could use towards beauty, but more than just that, I have to do it for myself. More than making a promise to someone else, I made a promise to myself. (Update – I only have one more exam to sit. I sat one at the end of August and passed 🙂 ).
Another reason why staying away from beauty purchases was easier than usual is the fact that I know I will be spending quite a bit more in the upcoming months with all the advent calendar launches and all, but also because I have some credits/vouchers that will expire which I do not want to lose at YesStyle, respectively iHerb.
Okay, and there is an another very special reason.
Typology Paris, a French cosmetics brand I have been curious about for ages has reached out and offered to send me a nice little packages filled with goodie that should suit my skincare needs. You can take a sneak peak at these goodies in the video below, but safe to say that I am beyond excited to have received this parcel as a gift (and grateful) from the brand and to finally try out the products. I have not confuted the products above as I have not paid fro them, but yeah, my stash did grow instead of shrink.
Other than this, there is not much else to report.
As stated in the intro, I have been struggling with the heat which made me less inclined to apply a full face of skincare products. This is probably the reason why I have been unable to finish up more products. However, I am glad that I managed to get to this point without too many b breakouts. Fingers crossed it is going to stay this way.
How did you do in August?
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