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!

    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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