Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May 2018 - What I Bought This Month!

I think I always need to start my Monthly Haul posts with the intro "Hello, my name is Renee and I am a Beauty Shopaholic"....! 

Happy Monthly Shopping Haul time! I love these Haul posts because for me it's a way of sharing everything I pick up; because, honestly I buy so much stuff that a lot of it doesn't get talked about at all until it appears in an empties post! (But, if there is ever anything you want to see a full post on, just let me know and I will do it!)

Also, I do "try" to stick to a monthly budget of $100, and these posts are supposed to keep me in check! (Haha - supposed to, being the key word! I am clearly a beauty addict!) I will only include products I have spent money on - gifts, pr samples, and freebies are usually shared on posts like my Five on Friday posts! 

Here is a look at what I bought in May:

ColourPop Palettes ~ $39.00 CAN. I picked up both the Golden State of Mind and Element of Surprise palettes from Facebook swap groups. Some people received these in their April Boxycharm boxes and wouldn't use them so I thought I would scoop them up and give them a try! 

Facebook Auction ~ $11.00 CAN. Another good Facebook find - a full sized Too Faced Peaches and Cream lipstick in Drunk Dial - these are $25.00 and this one is brand new! This is a formula I have been interested in trying, so I was excited to find this one! 

ColourPop Haul ~ $71.91 CAN. Because I didn't buy enough ColourPop palettes over the last 2 months, I just thought I would buy some more! It has been a long time since I made a ColourPop order - I have been hit with customs charges on my last few orders and was just tired of it; but, luckily this order, I didn't get a customs fee (yay!!!). But, I have been collecting a list of items I wanted to try and sort of picked up one of each - supernova shadow, brow gel, lippie stix, lux lipsticks, no filter concealer. I also had to pick up the Yes Please palette as I have been wanting it forever and I waited until May so I could get their Birthday Wish supershock shadow! I will dedicate a whole blog post to this haul so you can see everything! 

Bundle Monster Order ~ $28.38 CAN. I have never ordered from Bundle Monster before; but, when NinaNailedIt announced these limited edition gold stickers, I had to have them - she is total nail goals and I really want to use these all up (you can check out my first Manicure Monday using these stickers here - it's one of my Favorites!) Also, I picked up a few stamping plates as I really want to start stamping more as well!

GoScratchIt Monthly Mani Kit ~ $19.83 CAN. Staying on the topic of NinaNailedIt, I subscribe every once in a while to the Scratch Monthly Mani Kit subscription - each month it comes with an exclusive set of nail wraps designed by Nina! I love the design of these Tropicana wraps and they always have cute little add ons too! I think these holographic stickers will give me that Shattered Glass manicure!

Wet n Wild Flights of Fancy Set ~ $87.14 CAN. Yes you read that right - I paid $87 for a $35 US set plus a 10 pan eyeshadow palette! Ugh, but I needed it! The shipping from Wet n Wild website is expensive and the exchange rate was counted in there. Regardless, I loved this whole collection - you can see swatches, a makeup look and my thoughts here.

Storybook Cosmetics Book Club Subscription ~ $44.51 CAN. I usually don't mention subscriptions until the month I get them; but, I pre-ordered this and it's not delivered until August! I'm such a fan of this brand and their packaging that I cannot wait to see what they come up with! This subscription will come with a different book palette every month with 3 shadows and a lipstick all based on a different book - the first month August, will be on Little Women!

Sephora Haul ~ $59.85 CAN. Ahhh... I had to order this Nails Inc Flock You set as soon as I saw it at Sephora - the last set of theirs I wanted sold out in a day and then they erased it from their website, so I was not missing this one! What an amazing set it is - you can see it in my most recent Manicure Monday post! Also, this Clarins moisturizer is my husband's favorite so I picked him up another one! My add on code got me 3 deluxe samples - the Stila lipstick, Grande mascara, and Sol De Janeiro scrub. For my 3 samples I picked up the Boscia cleanser, Ole Henriksen moisturizer, and Too Faced primer!

So, in May I spent $361.62 - so a little bit of a whoopsie! But also, I'm back to work full time and thought I deserved a few goodies to make me feel better about it! (Or at least, that's what I'm telling myself!) 


  1. I do enjoy Colourpop palettes! Enjoy all your new products. I need to try more of their lip products.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    1. Thanks - I'm so excited to try ColourPop palettes!