I decided to go on a low-buy at the beginning of the year as 2016 will be heavy on expenses (wedding! new house!). As per my low-buy, I set my January allowance to be $50 – higher than other months because I knew January would be a stressful month and that I would need to give myself a little wiggle room for some retail therapy. Well, I was right and I decided to wander around Sephora when I was at the mall last weekend.
I ended up purchasing the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in the shade Opal. I’ve been wanting a Becca highlighter for so long. Originally, I wanted to get it during the VIB sale in November, but I ended up purchasing the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette instead. I had been planning to wait until the VIB sale in April to get this, but I decided that this would be my treat for the month.
I know everyone has been raving about the Becca x Jaclyn Hill highlighter in Champagne Pop this year, and while it does look very lovely, I decided to be hipster and not go for the most popular choice.
Opal is a pretty golden champagne shade. It’s a pretty intense highlight – could possibly double as an eyeshadow even, although I haven’t tried. It creates a really pretty glow when you blend it out though, and can be subtle if you use a small amount or a fan brush to apply it.
The Becca highlighters are pretty pricey, and I just managed to go under my low-buy budget by a few dollars. I was going to use my budget to buy several small things throughout the month instead of one big item, but I’m happy with my choice.
January Budget: $50
January Actual Spend: $46
Success! I mean…there’s still 9 days left in the month and I could very well surpass my low-buy budget, but I would like to think that I have pretty good self-control! 😛
Now, onwards to February and my $10 no-buy…which is pretty much nothing, but next month I plan to purchase my bridesmaids their “will you be my bridesmaid” gift next month, which will include beauty products. At least I get to buy something beauty related, even if it’s not for me!