Monday, March 2, 2015

Winter Budget: February.

Ugh, budget. So, I did okay for my first month of budget shopping, though I'm afraid my purchases are a little on the dull side. I've spent quite a bit on skincare (though really, does sunscreen count as a "beauty" purchase? Hmph.)  and bought a few things, like the Banana sweater, that have been returned. The budget has been a good way to curb the impulse purchases (like that Boden dress I haven't bought even though I waaaaant it.) Okay, here's what I did buy:

Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50 -   $34

This is... sunscreen. I wish I could be blown away by it's magic but I'm really not. 

Marc by Marc Jacobs bag (via eBay) - $58

Marianne has this bag too, in case you were wondering. Mine came without the cross-body strap which is still pissing me off. 

Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel Cream -  $19

This actually does plump your skin a bit, but it's SUPER sticky so only good for nighttime. The jury is still out but initial use has been positive.

Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist - $15

One of Ampersand's recommendations! I've been using it pretty regularly and definitely notice my skin is more moisturized but one of my new products is breaking me out. Is it this one? Is it the sunscreen? Why do I do this to myself?  

Everlane cotton v-neck tee - $15

I mostly bought this to get free shipping and because I don't actually own a white t-shirt. Who the hell doesn't own a white t-shirt? Me, that's who. And now I do and it's a good one.

Everlane Heavyweight striped tee - $45

Yoo guse. Strupes.
I'll do a full review on this when it arrives! *Taps fingers impatiently*

Craft base layer - $19

This is an amazing deal, by the way. Prices vary but the white one is under $20! If you're an sporty outdoor kind of person, definitely check it out.

Total for February: $205

So, $5 over, which isn’t too terrible! I am starting to think about spring shopping and I'm good on skincare for a while, so hopefully March's list will be a bit more fun.

Boring full disclosure details nobody really cares about:

I did not include the (reasonably priced) Japanese sunscreen I purchased but did include the fancy Skinceuticals sunscreen because it was expensive and seemed like a luxury purchase. The Everlane Heavyweight striped tee is backordered (I haven’t been charged for it yet) but I still ordered in in February, so it got included. And who knows, it might get returned if it’s not perfect.

Also, for some reason I can’t even explain, I thought last Saturday was March 1st and I bought a couple of things at Banana Republic. Rather than be all hairshirty about it I’m just going to include them in with March. I mean really, what’s a day? And everyone was COMPLETELY OVER February anyway, right? Right.

1 comment:

  1. I don't own a white tee-shirt either and I really could use one. I'm interested in Everlane, but I'm petite and I'm afraid the vee on their v-neck shirts will be too long for my short torso.