Perfume: Fragrancenet always have code floating around for free shipping so next time search and see if you can find something, also every long weekend / special occasion they offer free shipping within the US for a minimum of 50$ purchase etc.Low Buy Check-In ~ January 2018
Happy February 2nd! Happy National Wear Red Day! Happy 6 More Weeks of Winter/aka Groundhog Day! (Thanks a lot Puxatony Phil!)
Ulta litre sale – (1) Nexxus Humectress Conditioner. I have long, fine, wavy/curly hair. I find it best that I only wash once a week and co-wash once a week. I still have almost 1/3 of my Nexxus Therappe Shampoo litre left from last year’s stock up sale.
CeraVe Skin Renewing Cream Serum (2) and Eye Cream (1) –This was a great deal I could not pass up. I had $10 in coupons and both items were on sale at my market. Being on budget, I thought it smart to stock up now. This should get me through to mid-Spring. I have long liked the face serum, but stopped using it in favor of the Ordinary Buffet. I am not sure the Buffet was really doing anything for me and it is always OOS. The CeraVe is a bit creamier, emollient and over all I just like it better for my morning regimen.
Eternity EDP 3.4 oz bottle from eBay. @VAL4M ~ I did visit fragrancenet and you are right: good pricing but having to pay for shipping :thumbsdown:. I ended purchasing from an individual seller on eBay. What I do is buy from an individual and not a “store” to be sure I am buying an authentic bottle.
Revlon Gold Series Diamond Nail File – A handy nail tool on clearance.
Total spent for January = $67.72 - 30% of amount spent in January 2017.
Gave Away /Disposed Of/Used UP:
Gave away: Nothing this month. Oh, wait…I had a bath set gift. I am kind of particular about my bath & lotion products…due to the ph of my skin, things can turn “sour” and stinky, so I use very basic, unscented products. I passed it on to one of student workers.
L’oreal Lash Paradise Mascara – Time to replace. Already had a back-up tube. I washed the spoolie from the old tube to comb out lashes. It’s a thick formula and I hate clumpy lashes!
Paula’s Choice Salicylic Acid – Old bottle with about a 1/3 left, time to toss it. I have been using my P50 1970 Lotion and Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner. I may add the Ordinary 2% Salicylic Acid into rotation. I am still figuring out which direct acids work best.
NYX Liquid Liner; Smashbox Limitless Liner
Living Proof Frizz Styling Spray – Mostly empty, didn’t reach for it.
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser – Opened back-up tube; Will need to replenish.
CeraVe Skin Renewing Cream Serum (mentioned above) – Replenished.
the Ordinary Glycolic Acid – Opened back-up; Will need to replenish.
Will Dispose Of:The usual round of mascaras.
On The Horizon:
Nothing makeup wise! ~ Meaning I am #shoppingthestash2018 or #shoppingmystash2018 and quite happy doing it. There is nothing pressing, that cannot wait until the spring VIB sale and/or Ulta coupons.
Hair Styling – OGX Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum; OGX Coconut Curls Frizz Defying Curl Styling Milk ~ I really like this brand and the drugstore price point. I can usually get it BOGO 50% and if I purchase at Ulta I can use an additional coupon.Skincare replenishment ~ I noted products above, but I have time to order single backups. With the Ordinary, I like to do one order that covers all that I need and I order directly from them versus an alternate retailer.
Non-beauty/Fitness ~ So, I know @VAL4M is a runner. @elegant-one both runs & bikes…I wonder if she is a tri-athlete at heart? To quote @veronikawithak “…This year I need to work on skincare - from the inside out! I'm talking actually drinking enough water, eating more fruits and vegetables, and exercising!...Lesson: Beauty comes from the inside out! Take better care of my body rather than relying on skincare and cosmetics so much.”
Me...I am a natural bodybuilder, semi-retired, competitive…but I still do cardio/metcon & weight train seriously and consistently. I may compete again this coming September, but I don’t want to put too much energy into talking about it yet…I don’t want to psych myself out of the possibility.
~ Any who, my last pair of Bluetooth wireless headphones just died and I need a new pair…music and training go hand and hand for me! I love moving it to some kind of upbeat music!
I am also due to replace my gym bag. I carry all my training gear in (e.g. belt, gloves, straps, water bottle, training journal, iPod & headphones…) with me while in the gym. It will probably be a Kipling bag. I love how lightweight their bags are as well as styling, details and how they stand up to wear & tear.
New Category! Favorites of the Month :
Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Jezebel with with Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Retro Rose Gold layered over it. I find if I apply a thin layer of the glitter formula over the cream (as if it’s a primer) I do not need to use glitter glue. Plus I am loving everything rose gold right now!
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in shade Backseat in combination with Fenty Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipstick in Supermoon . If I am feeling extra I add a little Fenty Cosmic Gloss in Spacesuit on top.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – This replaced the Bite Agave Lip Mask. I had a serious bout of super dry and chapped lips come November (season change for sure) and the Bite could not resolve it. The Laneige did!
Random Blah Blah:“The force is strong with the clearance…”
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However, I am stronger! Solidly resisting the clearance areas, in retail stores and online! LOL! It's kind of awesome, how we can change our desires by changing our mindset. Now that I have a plan, set a budget and put it out there, somehow it is easier to stick with it.
Wishing you all a great weekend! x0x0x0x
Fitness: I've been injured most of last year and that hasn't stop me of running, (I should of but didn't) I just ran less. But this last couple of weeks I've been feeling less and less pain. It has been a long time since I felt joy while running and having found that feeling again is a huge weight off my shoulders! I'm so happy to feel my running high again! I know it is a huge "sacrifice" to trained for something as specific as a bodybuilding competition or marathon but so worth it once completed.... if you go back to competition I want your before and after picture!!!