Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Boxing Day 2016 Mini Haul (Benefit Pinky Galore and Revlon Cream Blush)

I can't recall ever being out to Boxing Day sales before. There are usually too many people fighting over subpar sales. However, this year, I was at home and my mum suggested we go window shopping on Christmas Eve.

I saw the Benefit sets on sale at Myer and had a good think about whether or not I wanted to purchase one over Christmas. I decided I did want to buy something (I love Dandelion) and went shopping on Boxing Day. I'm so glad I didn't go to the shops in the city as I'm sure it would have been a bloodbath. My dad dropped my mum and I off at the shopping centre at 9am. Even though the shops opened at 8am, there still weren't that many people when we arrived.

I ended up picking up Pinky Galore, a Benefit Christmas set and a deeply discounted Revlon Cream Blush. As you can see, there is a sticker that says the set is $79 with a $140 value. I purchased the set at $55 (30% discount). Still cut that I missed out on the Leap Year $29 sale at Benefit, but this set fills that empty hole in my heart as I finally get to try Benetint!

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Makeup and Skincare Empties + Review December 2016 (Project Use Up All the Samples 2k16)

The year 2016 is officially over! I calculated I spent $662 on makeup, skincare, and hair care. This is compared to $550 I spent on makeup (including circle lens), skincare, and hair care in 2015. In 2017, I'd like to save money and spend less on 'fun' purchases in makeup and skincare.

Although the majority of my money is spent on transport and food (~$2000), my main goals this year is to just repurchase skincare necessities and spend less frivolously on makeup. I have enough in my back up box for all of 2017 and probably 2018.

Unfortunately, as I was taking photos of my empties today, I realised my Olympus 14-42mm lens is broken and it wouldn't zoom past 25mm. In my worry, I forgot to take a group photo of everything for the month even though I set it up that way ;( As something extra, I have posted a picture of some items that are not yet finished, but will be thrown away.