This is the first check-in for my 2016 Low-Buy. For February, I allocated $50 to spend on makeup. I managed to stay within my budget! 😀
My first makeup purchase of February was in my LUSH haul at the beginning of the month where I bought the Sophisticated Cream Eyeshadow for $19.95
I had $30.05 left after that.
Then I participated in the $20 Makeup Challenge:
I got ALL this makeup for around $20 (I went over by $0.81) so my balance for the month came to $9.24. And that’s it! That’s all the makeup I bought for February. BUT, that doesn’t mean I didn’t acquire other makeup in February. There was the Optimum Points Redemption event:
And I received an unexpected gift from fivezero!
So I have $9.24 to roll over to March (yes, I decided to roll over the unused amount!), for a monthly budget of $59.24 to spend this month. 🙂
I did buy a couple of non-makeup items that fall under beauty – I found both of these at Winners:
Paul & Joe Body Powder
I spotted a whole bunch of Paul & Joe skincare at the Winners store near me, I was in complete shock! Most of the items didn’t interest me (serums that contain alcohol as the 2nd ingredient, body oil, body milk) but I loved the look of this body powder.
I’ll likely never open the interior case to use the powder but I can admire the packaging and the scent (it’s a soft floral) – the packaging of P&J gets me every time!
Too Cool for School Egg Mousse Pack
Again, I was surprised to see this at the Winners near my work – there were 3 bottles of these just sitting there among no-name brands of skincare. At $17 it wasn’t a huge savings (reg $24) but I’d been curious about this mousse face mask. It just looks really fun! I also saw a ton of sheet masks (I’m not exagerrating, a entire section of sheet masks) by Holika Holika, BRTC and other Asian brands I’m not familiar with. I was tempted by a 10 pack of BRTC masks for $16 but I wasn’t sure if I should commit to 10 masks without having tried them before.
Last week I also received a few items in the mail from January purchases which I’ll post about soon! 😉 How’s your Low-Buy going? 🙂