The first “real” month of my self-imposed No-Buy, due to my overspending back in May / June. In August, I did pick up a few bits from the drugstore, and Winners, where else?
I’ve been surprisingly not too tempted by new launches even with all the Fall sneak peeks and clearance sales (no thanks to the ultimate Temptress, Ms. Ingrid! 😉 )
In the beginning of August I placed an order from Nova Scotia Fishman Xtreme Skin Care:
I just started using the seas salt soap and it’s divine! Thanks to Dal of Little Beauty Loves for raving about this line!
And I Back to MAC for 2 lipsticks and also bought a face cream:
On a separate visit my friend purchased these eye shadows for me as a late birthday present:
I did pay for this concealer (C$15.50):
But I would argue it was more of a need than a want (you’ll understand if you read my August Happiness Highlight! I was really desperate to cover my leg boo-boos) I’m not going to count it toward my accountability because I make the rules up as I go along! 😉
Found these single-use Yardley Apothecary skin and body masks / scrubs at a discount store for 10 packs for $1.
I also bought a couple of items from well.ca:
The Schmidt’s Ylang-Ylang + Calendula deodorant was what I was mainly after due to the rave review from Jodi of A Brash Attitude, and I’m nearing the end of my Lavanila deodorant. Then of course I needed another $14 for free shipping so I got the Badger balm which was 40% off. Because, winter is coming…!. 😉
In the mail, I received these items from NuWorld Botanicals for review:
The parcel included facial oils, serums, room oils, and a diffuser! I’ll be testing these for the next month or so before I provide my thoughts – stay tuned! 😀
Here’s a look in more detail at the 2 items I got from Winners:
I’ve been wanting more items in the Milk Made scent from Cake Beauty for ages since I love the hand cream. And when ClassicMaggie talked about it in her July empties post, I knew I had to hunt it down. So pleased to have found it! I already have the corresponding Supreme Body Mousse already which will use in conjunction with the shower gel.
I debated about getting this and now that I’ve opened it, I don’t regret it ONE BIT. I was first drawn to this because it is made in Korea, rather than in China. It’s amazingly soft and velvety, similar to the MAC Masterclass brush. Let me know if you want me to do a review on this one.
Mrs. Strawberry Blonde positively raved about the classic Herbal Essences shampoos and conditioners. I was in need of both and spotted them on sale at Rexall:
$3.99 down from $8 is a great deal. I had a difficult time choosing and ended up with pink one (Smooth Collection) because I don’t have colour treated hair (but I loved the scent of the yellow one). Only to see this the very next week:
Ugh. Now dropped to $2.99! Why do stores to do that! So of course I grabbed the yellow ones (Shine Collection) too – they don’t have one for volume or else I would have chosen that. I’ve started using the pink ones and I like them a lot so far! Almost enough to reenact the old yes yes yes! commericals:
And to all the people (ahem Joyce) who think I’m breaking my Low/No-Buy, let me remind you that it only applies to makeup items. 😛 I don’t have as bad of a hoarding issue with skincare even though I do forget about stuff hiding in my closet from time to time! 😉
So my spending balance sits at -$141.68 and No-Buy continues all September as well. 😦 I’ll be back in the black come October!
How was your spending in August?