Budgeting My Beauty Spend.....


We are in November, how the hell did that happen?!

Before we know it it will be Christmas and I am not organised. At.All. So in the weeks running up to Christmas I have decided to budget what I spend on beauty products. I have seen lots of bloggers doing 'Spending Bans' and I just know I couldn't do that so my weekly budget is a strict £10, if I don't spend it all, it can be carried over to the next week. I set myself this budget last week and I have become bargain/reduced/offers obsessed! Here is what I picked up this week.....


I walked into Boots and all of there beauty products are on 'buy one get one half price' and these Collection goodies caught my eye. I got a Cover Up Stick (£1.99) in shade light and a gorgeous little blush (£2.99) in shade Bashful.


How cute is that pattern, the blush is such a great shade for everyday wear for that warm winter glow! For both it cost me £3.98!

Then I went into Superdrug where all of their products are on 3 for 2 so I picked up some (more) MUA products, I only bought some MUA lipsticks last week but I had my eye on a few more shades.....


2 MUA Lipsticks, one in shade 7 and the other I am going to show you in another post as it is fabulous and needs it's very own post! I also picked up a brow pencil, I love how MUA have pencil sharpeners on the lids of their pencils such a fabulous idea. So here I spent £2.00?!?!


Shade 7 is a nudey pink which is very versatile, it could be worn day or night and it's nice and glossy!

So that was my spend this week, a grand total of £5.98 so I have £4.02 left over to add to my spends this week!

Are you trying to save some money in the run up to Christmas?

xxx

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19 Comments:

  1. Hm this is a good idea but I don't think I could ever actually do this and I'd end up breaking the rules :O I can't believe it's November either, and I cannot wait for Christmas! xxxx

    pariswhenitspink.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. haha! I will try my best to stick to them :-p

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  2. Fab! I've cut all my beauty box spends right down to just the one box as found I was spending a ridiculous amount on samples I would never use if I didn't like, or never get round to using if I did due to sheer volumes. The items I wouldn't use were then needing postage on top to send as swaps - over £100 a month is not good! I'm now only buying the best offers I see and am saving £££££s. From new year in I'll be doing the same as you - it'll be interesting to see what we can source! x

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    1. When I moved house I stopped all my beauty boxes they are so hit and miss I just couldn't afford to have them. I will find some bargains to share with you, I love hunting them down hehe!

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  3. Good idea Emma! Good luck with it but with the bargain make up we can get hopefully it shouldn't be too hard :)

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    1. Not with the likes of MUA, I just adore their lippies :)

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  4. Its a fab idea to give yourself a budget. I think I will have to adopt that as Christmas approaches.
    I have a Collection 2000 blush & really like it. Such good value for money.

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    1. They are super cute aren't they, I have been wearing it all day and so far thumbs up!

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  5. Love the budget shopping, some of the cheaper brands are as good quality as the expensive stuff, sometimes even better! Great post

    Lauren,
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. Thanks Lauren, I am loving some of the cheaper brands at the moment!

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  6. I've nominated you for the Sunshine Blog Award:

    http://fashionswirls.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/sunshine-blog-award.html

    Lauren
    xx

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    1. Aaaww thank you Lauren, I shall pop over and have a look :)

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  7. That's such a good idea - the thought of a 'no spend' sends me into panic buying mode so i might have to give this a go!

    http://talesofapaleface.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha, me too! I would spend more if I was on a ban!

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  8. I need to do a spending ban or a budget plan, especially with xmas on the way! That Collection blush looks gorgeous :) x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Love your plan!! I should do it as well :S

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  10. MUA lipsticks are the bomb.com for only £1!! i may have all the shades...oops!
    xxx

    www.TheBeautyBelle.co.uk

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  11. I love the sharpener on the lid of that pencil!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  12. can't wait for christmas! And thats a gorgeous lip colour. x

    lor3tt4.blogspot.com

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