For my low buy here’s the rules:
1- In a bid to buy less, I have to accumulate money to spend on new products.
To do that, I finish products up and get half of the cost of that item towards new goodies. So finishing a £10 shampoo for example adds £5 to my new budget.
2- Not every item is included. So makeup, skincare, bodycare (and shower gels & shampoos/conditioners over £5) count towards my budget.
If I finish them I get money towards my new budget and if I buy any fancy shower gels, etc, it comes out of my budget.
Of course, if I buy my usual affordable shampoo/conditioner/shower gel it doesn’t get mentioned. I need basic hygiene products after all!
3- I’m not including bath products such as bath bombs, bubble bath etc. I could, but just decided not to.
And let’s get into it!
Products I finished in March:
-Soap & Glory Best Washes £6.50 (adds £3.25 to new budget)
-Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Shower Gel £6.50 (adds £3.25 to new budget)
-Shampoo & conditioner from my hairdressers £26 (adds £13 to new budget)
-The Body Shop Banana Conditioner £7 (adds £3.50 to new budget)
-L’Oreal Wonder Water £10 (adds £5 to budget)
-The Body Shop Coconut Hand Cream £5 (adds £2.50 to new budget)
-Zoella Winter Wonder Hand Cream £5.50 (adds £2.75 to new budget)
-Olive Oil Hand Mask £1 (adds 50p to new budget)
-Superdrug Foot Pampering Sock Pack £2 (adds £1 to new budget)
-Pixi Vitamin C Mask Pack £10 (adds £5 to new budget)
-The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Balm £11 (adds £5.50 to new budget)
-M&S Absolute Sleep Cream £18 (adds £9 to new budget)
-Pure Vegan Moisturiser with SPF £16 (adds £8 to new budget)
-Heliocare 360 Fluid Cream SPF £31 (adds £15.50 to new budget)
-The Body Shop Vitamin E Skin Cooling Gel Mist £12 (adds £6 to new budget)
-Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel £36 (adds £18 to new budget)
-The Body Shop Nigritella Perfume £28 (adds £14 to new budget)
-Superdrug Antibacterial Brush Cleaner £5 (adds 2.50 to new budget)
-Carmex £1.50 (adds 75p to new budget)
-Paw Paw Lipbalm £3.95 (adds £1.97 to new budget)
-Huda Bomb Brows Pencil £15 (adds £7.50 to new budget)
-Elf Flawless Concealer £5 (adds £2.50 to new budget)
What I bought:
-2 Huda Bomb Brow Pencils £30
-4 Revolution Plex Hair Products (in a bundle) £28
–Boots- 2 L’Oreal Wonder Water (offer) £9.98
-Fenty Eaze Drop Skin Tint (offer) £21.25
-Fenty Cheeks Out Bronzer in Butta Biscuit (offer) £23.80 and Mini Matte Primer (offer) £12.75
Boots Total £67.78
-Spectrum Alice in Wonderland Collection (paid over 3 months on Klarna as I thought it’d help my low-buy) £30
My total budget for March was £146.82 as I had £7.35 left from February’s budget. In total I spent £155.78 so I entered April -£8.96. Oops!
What I finished in April:
-Filorga Meso Mask 15ml £13.10 (adds £6.55 to new budget)
-Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Cream £42 (adds £21 to new budget)
-Emma Hardie Moisture Boost Vitamin C Cream 20ml £19.60 (adds £9.80 to new budget)
-Medi Heal Theraffin Hand Mask £4 (adds £2 to new budget)
-L’Occitane Verveine Granita Hand Gel £8 (adds £4 to new budget)
-Superdrug Almond Foot Mask £1 (adds 50p to new budget)
-Birthday Cake Lipbalm (From USA) £5 (adds £2.50 to new budget)
-Lanolips The Original Lanostick £13 (adds £7.50 to new budget)
-Keys Soulcare Comforting Balm £10 (adds £5 to new budget)
-Superdrug Firm Hold Hairspray £1.49 (adds 75p to new budget)
-L’Occitane Verbena Shower Gel £24 (adds £12 to new budget)
-Revolution Plex No4 Shampoo £7 (adds £3.50 to new budget)
What I Bought:
-La Roche Posay Sun Protection Face Mist £10.50 (on offer)
-Spectrum Alice in Wonderland Collection on Klarna £30
-KVD Good Apple Foundation Balm £29
I accumulated £79.35 to spend, then minus the £8.96 and my spendings which added up to £69.50, I have 89p to carry into May! At least I’m not in the red.
I actually purchased a lot less in April but without my partner being super generous and treating me; I would have massively overspent.
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