It’s time to tally up my purchases for the month and see if I’ve managed to stick within the beauty budget again! The goal is to spend only S$1000 on beauty products in the next 6 months, starting from 1st January and now it’s the 2nd month into the plan. S$1000 sounds like a lot – but beauty products in Singapore are overpriced, and also, my main goal is to curtail the number of products I buy rather than saving money, and for me the easiest way is to have a budget because that’s how my brain works.
Items bought in February 2015:
1. Set of 10 Brushes – S$28
2. Catrice Lipstick in Brit Chick – S$7.90
3. Chanel Harmonie Levres Lip Palette in Arabesque – S$86
4. Bella Box – S$9.90, half price for 1st month
5. Look Fantastic Beauty Box March 2015 – GBP15 = S$31.50
6. MUJI Cotton Pads – S$3.90
7. Cotton Pads from Sasa – S$5.80
Running Total from Budget Start Date: S$328.40
I got the Catrice lipstick to replace the one i lost – I searched high and low for this as it was sold out almost everywhere, because this was the original one that I fell in love with that led me to purchase the rest from the collection. The brushes were an amazing find from a random bazaar, so soft and so worth the money, even though I didn’t need anymore brushes.
I’ve done a haul and review on the Chanel lip palette – such a gorgeous palette, though I don’t think it’s for everyone. I can’t get rid of my beauty box habit and decided to give Bella Box another chance since I no longer have Memebox. I really like the MUJI cotton pads and always refill with them.
This month, I’ve actually overspent! The largest charge was the one luxury item I had – the chanel palette, but I’m happy that I got it. Thankfully I did come within the budget last month so that helps a little bit, but I will still have to cut back next month to stay within the 6-month budget.
What about you? Have you tallied up your purchases for the month? Did you spend more than what you planned to, or do you not have a plan for it?