What I Bought: August

As a pre-emptive budget blowing measure, I’m setting aside a certain allowance for each fortnight that I’m allowed to spend on myself. I’m a realist, and this money is a buffer to stop me from going crazy and dropping a lump sum on a whole bunch of stuff I don’t need just to get a shopping fix. The whole monitoring a super-strict budget thing seems to be working already because I hesitated and agonised over spending my allowance this month. But in the end I managed to part with my money, and this is what I’ve purchased since starting my super-strict budget plan in mid-August –

Alchemic Muse Pineapple Milk Body Lotion – I need body lotion like I need another elbow, but I’ve had this on my wishlist for Spring ever since laying eyes on it while placing my Winter haul at Alchemic Muse a couple of months ago. I mean, it’s pineapple milk scented. Do I really need to justify this?

Alchemic Muse Pineapple Milk Foaming Body Scrub – See above. PINEAPPLE MILK.

Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Powder in Lush Nectarine – I have turned into a bit of a Michele1218 fangirl (read: style stalker), and bookmarked this blush as soon as she mentioned it in one of her summer haul videos. I may or may not have been sucked in by the shade name lush nectarine. Yum.

Beauty Blender Double Sponge Set – My current beauty blender is about to fall off the perch, so I was in the market for a new one and I noticed that the double pack on K&MU NY is only $5 more than a single beauty blender. Bargain.

Geeniejay Neon Pink Geometric Post Earrings – One of the three things I had on my wishlist for my Spring wardrobe this year was a pair of neon pink studs, and when I saw these pinned on Pinterest I knew I had to have them.

15 Thoughts on “What I Bought: August

  1. I feel like I’m a serial commenter on your blog!

    I love that you’re doing this whole budget thing though – as I’m trying to do it too – and it’s so bloody hard! Spesh with my incessant blog reading which makes me lust after 1,001 new products every week. One might suggest I stop reading blogs – but that’s just not an option.

    Right now I’m battling between wanting to order Haus of Gloi prodz or Alchemic Muse prodz. #firstworldproblems.

    • I would say go for Alchemic Muse, I actually like their scent range a bit better than Haus of Gloi to be honest!

      • Noted! I feel my stocks are a touch low – I’ve whittled them down over the past couple of months – and 8 bottles of lotion/butters only last one so long!

  2. Earrings – WANT. Blush – WANT.

  3. Those earrings are stellar. I have had that blush on my wishlist after seeing the same video, I bet as soon as you review it I will cave in. I love how great your taste in lotions are, you introduce me to so many things I wouldn’t have otherwise known about. I want to toss all of my boring lotions and fill up their spot with lovely scents a la pineapple milk!

    • Aww, thanks Emma! I have an embarrassing collection of body lotion so I’m something of an expert on the subject (ha). I’ll be sure to review the blush when it arrives!

  4. PINEAPPLE MILK!? Wow…
    And I want those earrings! Looking at that shop now!

  5. I love seeing these posts about what people actually spend their money on! I may have to get those earrings too – please post a pic when you get them!

  6. Sabine on August 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm said:

    Pineapple milk has to be the most delicious trump card… and your earrings, OMG! xx

  7. JuneNightingale on September 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm said:

    Love those earrings! I would have never thought of neon earrings. Nice.

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