For my low buy here’s the rules:
1- In a bid to buy less, I have to accumulate money to spend on new products.
To do that, I finish products up and get half of the cost of that item towards new goodies. So finishing a £10 shampoo for example adds £5 to my new budget.
2- Not every item is included. So makeup, skincare, bodycare (and shower gels & shampoos/conditioners over £5) count towards my budget. If I finish them I get money towards my new budget and if I buy any fancy shower gels, etc, it comes out of my budget.
Of course, if I buy my usual affordable shampoo/conditioner/shower gel it doesn’t get mentioned. I need basic hygiene products after all!
3- I’m not including bath products such as bath bombs, bubble bath etc. I could, but just decided not to.
And let’s get into it!
Products I finished in February:
-Urban Decay Perversion Mascara £21 (Adds £10.50 to new budget)
-YSL Lip Vinyl Cream £30 (Adds £15 to new budget)
-Dior Lip Glow Oil in Cherry £28 (Adds £14 to new budget)
-Charlotte Tilbury Lip Definer in Pillow Talk £17 (Adds £8.50 to new budget)
-Smashbox Photo Finish Primer £22 (Adds £11 to new budget)
-Carmex Lip Balm £3 (Adds £1.50 to new budget)
-L’Occitane Meli-Melon Lip Scrub £15 (Adds £7.50 to new budget)
-Paula’s Choice 2% BHA £28 (Adds £14 to new budget)
-Kora Organics Magic Mask Duo £28.50 (Adds £14.25 to new budget)
-Hand Mask £1 (Adds 50p to new budget)
-Superdrug Foot Mask x2 £4 (Adds £2 to new budget)
-Bath & Body Works Body Cream £9.82 (Adds £4.91 to new budget)
-Sanctuary Shower Gel £6 (Adds £3 to new budget)
-Faith in Nature Lavender & Geranium Body Wash £5.50 (Adds £2.25 to new budget)
-The Body Shop Satsuma & Coconut Shower Gels £13 (Adds £6.50 to new budget)
-Lush Snow Fairy 1kg £28 (Adds £14 to new budget)
My New Accumulated Budget is £149.96, as I carried over £20.55 from January.
Here’s what I bought in February:
-The Body Shop Camomile Cleanser £11
-Huda Bomb Brow Pencil in Medium Brown £15
-Pixi Rose Remedy Mask £17
-Creme Sponges £10
Look Fantastic Order
-Stila Glitter & Glow in Diamond Dust £17.93
-Sigma E30 Brush £9.51
-Dear Dahlia Satin Lipstick in Lucy £21.86
Total-£49.30 (As I had a discount code)
-2 Hydrating Core Lip Shines £8.40
-Foundation Brush £6
-Complexion Brush £6
-Highlighting Brush £4.50
-Flawless Concealer £5
Total-£37.90 (I used a discount code to save slightly)
Overall I spent £142.61, leaving £7.35 to carry over into March.
As I ordered a lot of affordable makeup items I was surprised I’d spent so much, but the Look Fantastic order and the Paula’s Choice 2% BHA pushed the spend up.
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