I’m sorry for all the haulage posts lately; I had a huge influx of products in November, so I’m trying to get through all my haul posts right now. I promise this is the last one! This is Part 2 of my November Low-Buy, which includes miscellaneous drugstore buys from early November, in addition to some Black Friday items. You can read Part 1 here! Onto the haul:
NYX Micro Brow Pencil – $13.99
I almost ran out of my beloved ABH Brow Wiz at the beginning of November, and although I loved it, I thought it wasn’t worth the hefty price tag, so I went online to see if there were any good drugstore dupes. I found that this was a good alternative, and decided to give it a go. I have a comparison post of this product coming up hopefully by the end of the week.
Pixi Glow Tonic – $20
As I said in Part 1 of my low-buy, I’ve been meaning to switch from a physical exfoliant to a chemical exfoliant. I wasn’t really sure if I needed an AHA since the benefits that an AHA is supposed to do for your skin wasn’t really something I needed, but between an AHA and a BHA, AHAs are better suited for my skin type (dry). With that being said, I didn’t want to spend too much money on one just in case it wasn’t something I needed. This is probably an AHA that is most readily accessible (at least that I know of), and it’s not too expensive. I’ve been using it for a month now, but I can’t really tell if it’s doing anything yet.
Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer and Blush – $14.99 and $7.49
These products, particularly the bronzer, has been ridiculously hyped up this year. They were both on sale, and although I do not need another bronzer and blush in my collection, I took the discount as an opportunity to see what the fuss was about. I can’t believe how expensive these normally are!
Stila Eye for Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set – $59
As I was saying in Part 1 of my November haul when I purchased the single of these liquid shadows, I had looked EVERYWHERE for the 3-pack of minis they came out with for the holidays, and they were sold out at every place. Fast-forward to the end of November, and I noticed this set of 6 shadows available online at Sephora, so I snatched it up ASAP. I knew the $20 Sephora coupon was coming up and part of me wanted to wait for it, but I was afraid it would be sold out by then, so I bought the set without a discount. Since purchasing it, I’ve kept looking on the Sephora website to see if it has sold out already – my way of justifying the fact that I picked it up at full price, you know? It’s still available right now, but NO REGRETS. I spent so much time looking for the other set that I feel okay about buying this one at full price.
Lush Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub – $10
I think I will be finished my current Popcorn lip scrub by the end of the year, so I picked this one up as backup while I was at the mall on Black Friday. It was perfect timing since I’ve been wanting to try this flavour for a while and it’s only available during the holidays. Unfortunately, it wasn’t on sale but it was something I needed to replace, so I just bit the bullet. Also, when did these become $10?! I may be wrong, but I’m pretty sure when I bought a Lush lip scrub last year, it was only $7.
Zoya Nail Polishes – $28.17
Although I had originally wanted to pick up some ILNP polishes during the Black Friday sale, I ended up going with Zoya instead because they had a 50% off deal. Can you believe I don’t actually own any Zoya polishes? The shades I chose were Reece, Tinsley, and Blaze. I haven’t had a sparkly red polish in my collection for a few years, so I’m excited to wear Blaze for the holidays!
I guess the one saving grace when I bought the Glitter & Glow liquid shadow set was that the beauty deal at the time was getting a cosmetic bag full of samples. It’s no $20 off, but it’s better than nothing! I don’t have much use for the cosmetic bag, but I’m abnormally excited about a lot of these samples, including the Touch in Sol No Pore Blem Primer, the Too Cool for School Egg Mellow Cream, the Erborian Glow Creme, the Soy Fresh Cleanser, and The Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula luxury facial oil.
In total, I spent $400.84 on my November beauty purchases. O-M-G! That is actually frightening that I can spend that much on beauty products in a month. For my low-buy, I only include makeup purchases and do not include skincare or replacement items, both of which I tend to buy only when I need it. Calculating it this way, only $152.85 out of the $400.84 was applicable to my low-buy. My budget for November was $166, which means that I came under my budget by $14. I’m rather surprised, as I thought I might have gone over! It still doesn’t change the fact that I spent $400 in a month, but I suppose I spend nothing in other months so it all evens out.