Sorry Y’all I had to Update this again cause I added quite a few things since I first posted. Next month I will wait till the last day of the month to post this.
I was supposed to shop less this month
I still spent $660 that wasn’t planned for and wasn’t in my budget
That came from my Emergency Fund. So yea my Emergency fund is looking real weak right now.
Hopefully the government gives us a stimulus check in August so I can replace that money
What I bought:
Pat McGrath lip balms ($14), I’ve received these and they are absolutely worth it. Beautiful moisturizing balms with a actual color to them that shows up.
SheaMakery candles and body butter. This still hasn’t even shipped to me yet. ($43.95)
Ofra x Jen Luvs Reviews Lipstick collaboration. It comes with 3 lipsticks designed to transform any other lipstick you own. I’m glad I ordered this the day it came out, because it is sold out now. I received these and they are nice. ($40)
Zents perfume samples. I hav been a fan of the scent “Sun” by Zents for 10 years. I have a perfume from them that I got in 2011 and it still smells great and lasts long on my skin. a couple months ago I bought a body wash and lotion in that same scent. I wanted to see what their other scents smelled like so I ordered these 10 samples. I don’t like most of the smells in the samples. ($15)
Face Masks – I ordered in total 12 new face masks. Most I ordered from eshakti. I got my glitter ones from amazon though. ($83)
ELF Cosmetics – they came out with a new lip balm and a Lip Lacquer I wanted to try and I also have been wanting their blush cheek palette cause I need something small enough to travel with. I plan to go to Arizona in December for New Years Eve if things have gotten better. I received these and I love everything I got from ELF. ($17.32)
Grapeseed oil. I am currently dealing with a issue with my face. My eyes are severely dehydrated and Thursday evening I put aquaphor on my undereye and my lip. I woke up to my whole face swollen and red and puffy and black and blue. It looked like I had been beaten up. It wasn’t anything I ate. It had to be the aquaphor. It’s slowly going down but my friend recommended I use grapeseed oil on my skin so I decided to buy some off Amazon. ($12.94)
Soylent Cafe – For some stupid reason, and I do mean stupid, I ordered this 12 pack of Soylent Cafe variety pack. I think I wanted it cause it says it has 20 grams of protein per bottle. Unfortunately I didn’t read the other stats and missed the fact that it has 400 calories per bottle. So now I gotta have that for breakfast instead of having my Soylent Stacked with a pack of oatmeal. I am so annoyed. ($38.80)
Today I went to Target, which is where I buy most of my meals. I went down the soap aisle because I had heard about this new product from Olay on Youtube. Specifically it’s the BODY WASH VITAMIN B3 AND HYALURONIC ACID and the matching Rinse off Body Conditioner with shea butter. So I bought that and some feminine wash. I never tried the feminine wash that is specifically for Active people so I wanted to try that for days I go on my walks. People say you shouldn’t use feminine wash but I’ve been using it since I was a teenager and I have never had vagina issues. ($23)
Ok I just watched 2 black Youtubers (kinky sweat & Vikeejeah) who both influenced me to try this luxury brand called Chantecaille. I aint got luxury dollars, but they were offering 30% off anything on the site and I am a collector of lip balms so I just went ahead and picked up this Lip Tint Hydrating Balm just now. Normally it cost $34 but with the discount + tax it came to ($26). That is not too far off what I paid for my Laneige lip sleeping mask and my Bite Beauty Agave lip mask and my Sara Happ lip slip and my Kylie Skin lip mask.
Subscription to this black owned beauty box made for women of color CoCotique ($20)
I had to get this Naturium Vitamin C Super Serum Plus as soon as it restocked. it gets sold out super fast and I’ve wanted it for 2 months. ($30.95)
My shoes from Susiecloths finally arrived after 3 months, I told myself if they arrived I would order some more shoes I wanted. So I ordered 4 more pair. They will probably come in October or November which is why I ordered them now, since it takes so long for them to ship to me. ($101)
Y’all know I’m a collector of lip balms, well I was watching this YouTuber nisipisa and she mentioned that Milani came out with a line of lip balms called Fruit Fetish. OMG, they sound so good and she said they smell AND taste good. I went a little crazy and I bought the whole collection of them except 2. I also added the Oil Infused Lip Treatment to my cart. ($41.02)
4 bottles of Goli apple cider vinegar gummies. These actually suppress my appetite. I actually need to stop taking two at a time cause it comes with 60 per bottle and I’ve been taking 4 per day. So they only lasted 2 weeks. If I take 2 per day, it will last a month. I just don’t know if I will get as much suppression from 2. I order them in batches of 4 bottles cause I always get an amazing discount when I do that. When I am checking out and ordering 1 bottle it pops up on screen they will give me 1 more bottle for free if I add 2 more bottles to my cart. So I end up getting 4 bottles for : ($56)
3 Sleep caps – ($12.79)
Dish set cause my roommates moved out and took all the plates. I found this all white 12 pc. dish set from Walmart on sale for : ($10)
When I lived in Boston my roommate gave me a Nag Champa lotion and I was obsessed with it. I have been searching ever since for a similar lotion and I found one that has a body wash in the set. ($11.90)
I stopped at the mall today to stock up on Wallflowers from Bath N Bodyworks. I use these to keep my room smelling fresh and fragrant. I bought 10 today plus a new component for the wallflowers. ($55.59)
I stopped at CVS today to get some toiletries and I ended up buying one of those Milani Fruit Fetish lip balms in the flavor/scent that I hadn’t already purchased. I got the Dragonfruit/Peach flavor. OMG y’all this smells incredible, I recommend them, They are only : ($7.99)
Most of my spending happened towards the end of the month when I was losing my resolve for saving. So yes all this stuff came to $660 which is so much better than what I’ve done the past 3 months. So there has been progress. I need to work on this a little harder though and stop being influenced so easily.
I spent $1800 last month (June) on clothes/shoes/beauty/perfume. So I did improve this month, but I desperately need to get that number much lower.
I also went over budget on my groceries this month.