Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Monthly Beauty and Book Haul ~ June 2024

Back in 2022, I set a monthly beauty and books budget at $200 per month and I've been pretty good about sticking to it! I am trying to be thoughtful in my purchases, so this has been holding me accountable for being reasonable with my spending. Since it worked so well last year, I'm really trying to do the same thing this year! 

I do always love my Monthly Haul posts - it's a good way to keep track of everything that I picked up each month. I don't always blog about everything I pick up (I try to), but if you ever spot anything in here that you really want me to talk about, let me know! 

Walmart Order ~ $36.13 CAN. I was super excited to try these bronzing drops from Lottie London and I've heard amazing things about the Milani Lip Stain - I can't wait to try these both soon! I have used the LA Colors Crackle Top Coat - you can see my review here! 

Indigo Pre-orders ~ $48.63 CAN. I'm excited about a few books that came out in June - Mirrored Heavens is a must read for me and the Wolfsong series has intrigued me! Can't wait to read both of these! 

Well.ca Order ~ $56.23 CAN. It's Summer and I love this Coola SPF Setting Spray - I have loved this product for years, and it's simply a sunscreen that can be reapplied over makeup so it's perfect for when I wear makeup in Summer and can spray this overtop for ongoing sun protection! 

Tangled Up In You Pre-order ~ $18.24 CAN. This is the next book in the Meant To Be series where we have some disney stories retold as adult fantasy - I love this series, and I'm currently reading this and enjoying it! 

Derma E Powder Sunscreen ~ $32.39 CAN. I needed a little refresh of a powder sunscreen - I love this for a quick face touch up or my scalp too. This put me a little over my budget, but honestly, SPF is a need so I'm okay with it! 

A Novel Love Story Pre-order ~ $18.89 CAN. I love Ashley Poston love stories, so I had to preorder her newest release - it's a love story where our main character wakes up in her favorite book's town and that sounds so fun! 

Stylevana Order ~ $23.50 CAN. More SPF - clearly I have a theme this month. I wanted to try the Biore mist SPF spray too, just because this sunscreen has such a great formula, so I'm hoping this is a great formula too! 

The Paradise Problem Order ~ $7.69 CAN. I loved this book, so I ordered it on sale and used some points so I can own it - it's such a great Summer read. You can see a review on this here

For the month of June, I spent $241.72 - I know this is a tad over budget, but honestly the SPFs I bought added up and I'm not mad about that because I will be using all of them! 


  1. I love that you are trying to have a budget. I am trying but then silly things pop up in my life (classes, ridiculous textbooks, accounting fees, insurance that went up 30% for no reason) and then I feel guilty and then spend even more. It is not good, a proper budget would do me good. I love that you are trying different types of spf, like powder and spray. I can't wait to hear what you think of them.

    1. Thanks Jill - it's a little harder to stick to after a few years, but I just want to make sure I can use what I'm buying!