Today’s post is on my July low-buy budget! I was so good this month, I barely even did any shopping. I did not purchase any body care or skincare items, and only picked up one makeup product, so this post might be a little boring!
The only item I bought this month was the CoverGirl LashBlast Clump Crusher, which was a recommendation from Stashy after I complained about all of my mascaras smudging when I use the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector. I needed a new mascara anyways, since I finished my current one at the end of June.
I realized as I was taking a photo of this that I bought the waterproof version instead of the regular. Whoops! Not what I was looking for, but I’m not too opposed to waterproof mascaras at the same time. I just opened it up to start using it this week, so we’ll see what I think of it!
In terms of my low-buy, after some encouragement from Stashy, I decided to retroactively subtract the May purchases I had made in Toronto from my low-buy budget. I hesitated because I kind of felt like it was cheating, but I have two good reasons for doing it: 1) May was my birthday month! I was actually in Toronto during my birthday. A girl has the right to treat herself for her b-day, am I right? 2) I was on vacation, in a place where I had access to beauty products I couldn’t get at home. I feel like that alone gives me a pass on my low-buy!
I also realized I counted last month’s purchase of the Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam mascara as part of my low-buy, when I shouldn’t have. This is because the purchase was to replace the last mascara that I used up, and one of my low-buy rules stated that any replenishments would not count towards my low-buy. I’m so bad at this! If I do a low-buy again next year, I’ll be better at counting my purchases, I swear!
Okay, here is a recalculation of my low-buy budget:
I can’t believe that after factoring out my Toronto purchases and the mascara, that I didn’t actually spend anything in May or June! This is what my low-buy balance looks like at the end of June:
July low-buy budget $60.68
July purchases: $- (not counting the Clump Crusher mascara since it was a replacement)
Low-buy balance carried over to August: $60.68.
I am no longer in the red, and it feels good! Going forward, I am NOT going to overspend. I already know what I want for my August purchases, teehee. Did you buy anything fun this month?