Since I skipped May’s accountability post, I’m lumping both months together. Let’s recap, in April, I was able to carry over $122.48. My combined budget for May and June was $100. So in total, I had $222.48 to play with. Let’s see how I did. First, let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way, I hauled BIG time in Japan:
But in the rule books of Low-Buys, out of country purchases do not count. I didn’t create the rules, I just follow them, mkay? 😉 But I did a lot of shopping at home too, especially prior to my trip…
First, the one that cost me nothing. At the beginning of May, I received my prize from Rachael of Helpless Whilst Drying:
I still haven’t dug into the items yet! 😛 They’re torturing me in my “to photograph” pile.
Here comes the spendiness… Obsessed Canada order: $4.95 (just counting the Elf blush)
Blogger Meetup Haul: $31.98 (the NYX palette, China Glaze and H&M nail polish – the rest were gifts / non-makeup)
Lancôme haul: $117
Avon order: $39.93 (makeup items only, not skincare)
Body Shop Flash Sale and Clearance Haul: $45.50 (makeup items only, not skincare)
Winners finds: $192.80 (makeup items only, not skincare)
😮 My sub-total so far… $432.16! 😳
Then, I bought the Too Faced Born This Way Natually Radiant Concealer in Light because they had a preview launch event at the Toronto Eaton Centre. What sold me was how thorough and knowledgeable the MUA was – she advised that I was wearing a concealer that was too peach for me (she was able to guess what colour I was wearing in the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer – Custard) and that I was using too much product.
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I also received a sample size of the Hangover Face Primer. The concealer set me back $32.
Grand total for May and June: $464.16! 😳 I overspent by more than double my budget! 😮 My most guilty purchase was definitely the unplanned Lancôme one… and I probably shouldn’t have bought all those nail polishes. My budget for July to September is $50 per month. And then it jumps to $200 in October. Guess who’s not buying makeup for the next 3 months! 😥
So my budget balance is at -$241.68 (yes, I’m in the red!)
July: $50 (gone), new balance = -$191.68
Aug: $50 (gone), new balance = -$141.68
Sept: $50 (gone), new balance = -$91.68
Oct: $200 (partially consumed), new balance = $108.32
I’ll be able to shop for makeup once again come October, and I’ve dipped into that $200 budget by $91.68, leaving me with $108.32. *sigh* I have nobody to blame but myself! 😦 How has your makeup shopping been lately?