The August Want List

How many times have you seen me saying I’m broke? Yup. I am. It’s so sad. Anyway, I like making these lists and ticking things off so I feel like I’m using stuff and replacing them with quality products.

Since I wasn’t able to tick off even half the stuff on my June and July lists, some of these things are carry-overs (like shoes) and jeans (since I had to throw away a pair this morning) and others are more immediate needs/wants.

  • Converse Unisex Monochrome, size 4.5 – R650
  • Trenery Black Jeans – R749
  • Mac Patisserie lipstick – R190
  • Paula’s Choice Hydralight Lotion – R390
  • Paula’s Choice Hydralight Daily – R390
  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Chocolate Shimmer – R300-ish?
  • Parfait by Affinitas Bra (Dusty Rose) – R400-ish
  • Jo Malone perfume – some ungodly amount of money
  • Black boots of some sort
  • New pillows – R80 – R180
  • Lush African Paradise body conditioner – R325 *sniff*
  • Lush D’Fluff Shaving cream – R98

Here’s to staying on track and saving allll the money.



It’s July Empties!

It looks like I’m on another spending ban… cos life just doesn’t go as planned 😦 Here I was gonna put in an order for some Soap & Glory goodies and maybe even a tiny Sephora haul… But nope. Thwarted by unexpected expenses.

So, the empties:

Nivea Supreme Touch Shower Cream with Nourishing Shea and Macadamia Oil
This stuff was nice and creamy. I want to try the coconut version sometime, but at the moment I’m using up some Radox Smoothie stuff I got for my birthday.

TLC Spots Fighter Tea Tree Oil Facial Wipes for Sensitive and Normal Skin
Ugh. This stuff. It tingled – and not in a good way. It also made my skin feel weird and the last few wipes felt really dry and bleh. I’m using the new Dove wipes now. I mainly use these as a first cleanse (not super often) or to remove eyeshadow fallout.

The Body Shop Brazil Nut Shower Cream
Got this for my birthday and I loved it! Smelt sooooo good. SO GOOD. I want to immerse myself in this stuff and just live in it. Okay, that’d probably be a bit gross.

Carmex Classic Moisturising Lip Balm Pot
Holy. Grail. Yeah, I just typed that. This is the ONLY stuff that has saved my chapped lips. Really. I’ve tried DCT, Blistex, Nuxe Reve de Miel, The Body Shop Aloe lip therapy… freaking everything. And this little cheap pot of happiness was the only thing that worked in the long term. Try this if your lips are flaky and dry. Don’t use the cherry version, though. That one is NOT moisturising at all.

The Body Shop Shea Sugar Body Scrub
Yep, another one. I love this stuff. I ended up buying a bigggg 300ml version on sale at the Waterfront before I turned into a broke ass girl.

Toni & Guy Nourish Reconstruction Mask
I loved this stuff. The longer I kept it on, the softer my hair. Due to my love for this mask, I thought I’d try the shampoo and conditioner…

Toni & Guy Shampoo for Damaged Hair
Ugh. Not that great. Honestly, I’d rather just go back to Head & Shoulders or something. I decided to buy the Dove shampoo again, though.

Toni & Guy Conditioner for Damaged Hair
Again, not so great. Won’t be getting this again. Sorry, Toni & Guy!

The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Shower Gel
This was the last of the Christmas loot. So sad. I love this scent. I will be stocking up again in December.

And that’s it for now. I will go back to mourning the loss of my paycheck so early (EARLY) in the month.

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