I decided not to do a Trash Stash (empties) post for September since I’m so backlogged with posts but I definitely want to squeeze in my accountability for the month. Here are some of the items that got added to my stash:
To refresh, for the month of September, I had -$91.68 balance left in my budget. Yup, you read that correctly, I was in the hole. No makeup spending for me. But luckily, I went on vacation in September so the “Vacation Clause” kicked in, as is universally known. 😉
Firstly, here’s the Mediterranean cruise makeup haul that I just posted about this week:
😀 I bought my first Catrice and also a bunch of Korres makeup! And that’s it in terms of makeup. Here are the other items I bought earlier in September before I went on vacation:
Shiseido The Makeup Blush Brush – ever since I got my paws on the Powder brush when I was in Japan, I’ve been kicking myself for not getting the blush brush as well. I sought it out on ebay and when the Canadian dollar was a little stronger, I decided to take the plunge. I’m so glad I did. I’ll do a review of the various brushes I’ve acquired this year.
These are random acquisitions when I hit up the various Winners either on the way home from work or on the weekends. I probably buy something for every 4 times I visit a Winners store.
You Cosmetics Beauty Blender Cleanser Rosewater – I’ve never tried a spot brush cleanser before, but ever since I started Project Pan, I’ve been sticking to the same few brushes since I’m wearing the same eye shadows day in, day out. But the idea of not cleaning those brushes gives me the heebie jeebies so I hope this brush cleanser will work well. I noted that it’s alcohol-free which is important to me since I mostly use natural bristle makeup brushes and I didn’t want the alcohol to dry out the bristles.
Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water – I was so excited to find a whole display of Sukin skincare products but even more excited about finding the micellar waters again!
I tried it earlier this year and it is so good that it challenged my longtime favourite micellar water from Yves Rocher – the Sukin made my favourites of early 2016 list. And I was shocked that they were only $5.99 each. I know that the bottle I got back in January cost $9.99. So of course, I grabbed 2 bottles. They have expiry date of March 2018.
Holika Holika One Solution Anti-Wrinkle serum – I’m stocking up on serums in advance of the upcoming winter. This one looks like a good one for night time. It always surprises me to see well-known Korean brands at Winners now.
La Roche Posay Effaclar K – remember how I was moaning about this being discontinued in Canada? Well, I found this at a Winners, just in time! I went into a location that I don’t visit regularly and it was just sitting on the shelf, all by its lonesome. It’s fate, I tell you.
Shoppers Drug Mart
Etival Ener-C Vitamin C Mist and Brightening Serum – I recently finished the Paula’s Choice RESIST C15 Super Booster which I love, but it’s a bit spendy with the current exchange rate (C$64 not including shipping) so I decided to give this home-grown brand a try (plus, I like trying new things). Etival is the private label skincare brand of Shoppers Drug Mart. I’ve been meaning to try something from them so I was pleased to get these during a 40% off sale (with the discount, the 2 items came to C$32).
Bunch o’ Mascaras: (replacements – I go through mascaras quickly)
• L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt mascara – found this in a clearance bin for $3
• Essence I Extreme Volume mascara
• Essence Get Big! Lashes mascara
• Annabelle Expandable mascara – I like the idea of twisting this mascara wand for more / less drama. I am a sucker for gimmicky mascaras and this was on sale for $5
The day I got back from vacation, I retrieved my mail and came across this:
I had just one day left to redeem it… 10% off makeup! Thoughts of hauling from Nars or Burberry danced across my jet lagged brain. But in the end, I opted to stay home and do copious amount of laundry instead of filling my life with more makeup. 😉
Guess what, my No-Buy is OVER! I’m now back in the black! 😀 I have $108.32 to spend in October… let’s see how long that lasts since I’m planning on visiting the newly opened Nordstrom store here in Toronto soon. 😛
To my fellow Canadians – I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! May your plates be full of Turkey, stuffing and… apple pie (you thought I was going to say pumpkin pie, didn’t you – I’m not that cruel). ❤