Today’s post is on everything I bought in October, and how I did on my low-buy for the month. There are some goodies in here!
As my mentioned last month, I’m wanting to do an overhaul on my nail polish stash (nail polish trash post to come in a few weeks’ time!) I saw that these Sally Hansen Hard as Nails polishes were on sale for $1.99 each at Shoppers one week, so I had to take that as an opportunity to pick up a few polishes that I was interested in. I picked up the shades Orchid Around, Shine On, and Mauve Over.
There were a few things I needed to replenish my stash this month. First on the list was a base coat. I was dead set on buying a new base coat this month, but I couldn’t find the Orly Bonder at Shoppers, which was the one I was specifically looking for. To tide me over, I defaulted to buying my usual, Essie’s Grow Stronger base coat ($12.99). I am still searching for the Orly Bonder, though.
The other item I had to replenish was, surprise surprise, the MAC Cleanse Off Oil ($38), as I finished off my current bottle this month.
Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne
This was the highlight of my haul this month! There is a reason as to why I bought this (other than the fact that I like it), which I will talk about in a later post. I’ve been meaning to pick up another Jo Malone scent for a while now, but I didn’t think I’d buy one until the first half of 2017. Last week, Stashy was talking her interest in Jo Malone perfumes, which stirred up my interest all over again. Then I realized that Nordstrom was having a “Double the Points” event that was ending October 30th…so it was the perfect
excuse opportunity to pick this up. This cost $85 for 30mL. I realized afterwards that our anniversary AND Christmas is coming up, and I probably could’ve waited to ask my fiancé to buy this for me, but I guess it was nice getting the points?
Speaking of Jo Malone, the SA helping me in the Jo Malone section was so sweet, and asked me if I wanted any samples. I wanted about 10, but I was OBSESSED with this Earl Grey & Cucumber scent (but didn’t buy it for a reason). Maybe I’ll get a third Jo Malone perfume soon? 😉 Haha, just kidding…but not really.
This was a purchase inspired by Stashy. In my last low-buy post, I expressed an interest in investing in some better brushes, and Stashy recommended the 217 ($30) and 239 ($30) as some of her favourite eye brushes. I’ve actually heard a lot of positive reviews about both of these products, so I was really excited to buy these. I also bought these at Nordstrom so that I could get the points.
So, how did I do on my low-buy?
I was originally not going to include the makeup brushes, since those are technically makeup tools, not actual makeup. However, I felt like that was a tad like cheating, so I included them. Not including items I needed to replenish or the Jo Malone perfume (not considered a makeup item), I used $65.97 and now I’m in the red!!! Not to worry though, I will make up for it next month!