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Products to use up in 2013

Have a quick look on Youtube, and you can see a huge shift in attitudes.

There are less and less haul videos, and more (New Year inspired?) resolutions to use more of what you already have.

Project 10 pan, Make out 2013, I’m a beauty hoarder, and why not, the Nail Polish Lottery club are all here to save us.

2011 and 2012 were big shopping years for me. I have a feeling this is going to change in 2013. My collection is just the right size now, so it is time I should start enjoying it.

Inspired by the Youtube “Products to use up in 2013” videos, I made my list as well. You can watch it here:

On my list for 2013 you’ll mostly find products I really, really love. Almost all of these are star products for me:

  • Lancome Teint Idole foundation
  • No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream
  • Revlon – Pink in the afternoon lipstick
  • L’Oreal Caresse – Cheeky Magenta
  • Laura Mercier lip glace – Pink tule
  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip balm – 01 honey
  • Eyeshadow I’d like to see pan on one of these eyeshadows: MAC satin taupe, L’Oreal Infailible eyeshadows
  • MAC paint pot in soft ochre
  • NARS Orgasm blush
  • Various perfume samples and full size Thierry Mugler Alien

Products to use up in 2013

Products to use up in 2013


What do you think? How many will I be able to use up by end of 2013?


August and September 2012 Budget update

Since I set up my make up budget rules, I have been really good and kept spending within budget.
This time, for the months of August of September I spent a little over budget.
The budget for these two months was 108£, but I spent 122£.

The full list of products I bought:

Special thanks to my dear friend Judi from whom I bought the OPI and Dior!

And finally a quick NOTD with OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! with He’s my surfing instructor on top. These two were made for each other!

NOTD - OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! with He's my surfing instructor

NOTD – OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! with He’s my surfing instructor


July 2012 Purchases and Budget

Those of you who watch my Youtube channel, already know the results.

July I set my budget to 50 pounds and I thought no way I will be able to make it through. However, July was a very busy month and it was very easy to stick to the budget.

My total spend was of 41.50£ so I get to transfer 8.50£ to the next month. As July went so well, August will be 50£ too (plus the 8.50£ transfer).

See here my initial post on my make up budget rules.

And watch my Youtube video below:


My new make up budget

After some consideration, I decided that I need to set myself a make up budget.
Right now, the amount of money I spend every month varies, but I have a feeling it is slightly higher than it should be. So having a fixed budget would be best.

One of the people who inspired me to do this, is April from Youtube.
Please go and see her channel and her blog. She is doing a very good job at using up products, and most recently has set herself up a spending limit.

I am bringing her idea a little further, and set myself the following new “purchase policy”:

  1. A month = the period between my pay dates. e.g. Month #1 is starting on 25th of May and ending on the 26th of June 2012.
  2. Each month I will set a budget depending on my expenses that month.
  3. The budget for each month cannot be more than 100£.
  4. The exception months are: October, December, January when I can spend up to £200.
  5. Each month I will withdraw the money in cash, and keep it in a separate purse.
  6. The money is transferable between months, what is in the purse already, stays in the purse.
  7. If I spend more than the set budget, I’m going to subtract from next month’s budget. (e.g. I overspent by 20£ – next month my maximum budget allowed will be be 80£ instead of 100£).
  8. The budget applies to make up, including SPF, nail polish and make up remover. “Hybrid” make up products are still included (e.g. primer with SPF, tinted moisturizer, BB cream). Brushes are included too!
  9. Excluded are: toiletries, perfume, skin care, hair care.

Now it is in writing on my blog and also on my channel, so I have to do it!

Wish me luck!



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