Thursday, February 2, 2017

January 2017 - What I Bought This Month!

Hi everyone - hope you guys are okay with seeing one more end of the month wrap-up post around here! 

I love seeing people's monthly hauls or shopping lists and I wanted to join in for 2 reasons:
1. I don't always share everything that I'm purchasing and some of it gets lost and doesn't pop up here until my empties time, which could be a long ways away! It's a great way to keep track of what I'm buying! 
2. Also, while I'm not planning a no-buy or anything, I think this will help keep me in check with my beauty spending this year! When the baby comes in May, my plan is to only spend about $100 per month on beauty products, including subscriptions! 

I will only include products I have spent money on - gifts, pr samples, and freebies are always shared on posts like my Five on Friday posts! 

ColourPop Order ~ $89.68. I couldn't resist trying some of the new ColourPop pressed powder single shadows - I pretty much watched KathleenLights video and selected most of here favorites! This order just got here yesterday and I will be digging in soon and sharing a big review with you guys! I won't list all the shadows now, but I also picked up the Ultra Satin Lip in "Panda" because it looks gorgeous! Each shadow is $5 (1 was free) and the lippie was $6. They also offered free shipping over $50 which is always good! 

Hawaii souvenirs ~ $14.00 US. I love the few cute goodies I picked up from my trip to Kauai - this pumice stone is made out of lava rock and is so cute ($6)! The mango lip balm was $3, and this handmade Lychee soap smells amazing and was $5! I would easily say money well spent!  

Pixi products mini haul ~ $54.60. I was soooo excited to hear that Pixi brand was coming back to Canada this month and is now sold at Shopper's Drug Mart! I have only got to try a fe4w of their products in the past that I have been able to pick up in the US, so I grabbed 3 new products to me - Hydrating Milky Mist, eyeshadow palette, and a peach colour correction concealer! I'm sure I will share my thoughts on all 3! hi

Handmade bath bombs ~ $6. I found these cute little bath bombs on a little Facebook auction group - there is a mermaid bath bomb and a fun Harry Potter bath bomb that sorts you in to a house with a different colour inside! 

Boxycharm ~ $29.00. I should probably get off the month to month plan and pay for a few months so I get it a bit of a discount! I can't believe I am actually down to paying for 1 beauty subscription a month - I never thought I would stop paying for Ipsy or Topbox (I'm sure it's not a forever breakup) but I am happy with my decision right now! 

Drugstore mini haul ~ $14.00. I was so excited to finally see the NYX HD finishing powder in Banana at my local London Drugs - it is never there and I am running low on the one I am working on. This is easily my favorite setting powder! Also grabbed this Sally Hansen polish in "Golden-I" which I am currently wearing on my nails (and loving!)

Well I will say good thing it's not May yet, because I did not stay under my limit - whoopsie! This month I spent $207.28 on beauty products! I am really excited for what I got though - is there anything in here you want to make sure I review? Let me know! 


  1. I love the idea of this post, I keep track of all my empties but not how much I spend, which I probably should as would be quite an eye opener!!

    1. Same here - I thought it was a good idea, especially at the start of a new year!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing info on brands that are now available in Canada! Appreciate the heads up on new products!

    1. Thanks Brenda! Hopefully you head to your local Shoppers and give Pixi a try!