June, oh June… I want all the things

So May was pretty lovely. I also spent so much money, I think I want to curl up and cry. Back on the saving bandwagon, I guess. BUT, ofcourse…I still want all the things. Sigh. Sorry, bank account, if I happen to indulge a little in July…

Trenery Leather Sling Bag (Black, obviously) – R1400
(http://www.woolworths.co.za/store/prod/Women/Clothing/Brands-Basket/Trenery-Womens-AW15/Leather-Sling-Bag/_/A-502841676)

I checked this out… the leather feels wonderful and it has a nice magnetic closure. The price freaks me out, but it is genuine leather. I sit here thinking… if I’m even entertaining the thought of splurging that much, shouldn’t I maybe consider something more high end? Like a bigger/better fashion brand? But how much more would something like that cost, and is the same style available?

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer Powder in the colour Santa Barbara – R490
(http://www.redsquare.co.za/brands/bobbi-brown/illuminating-bronzing-powder.html)

The swatches just look so nice! I want some healthy glow, people! I’d use this as a blush, though. I’m not really the super bronzer type, and also the colour is pretty pink. A Bobbi Brown consultant at Cavendish Square Edgars told me this was discontinued. She was super unhelpful and refused to phone any other Red Squares or Edgars to find out if they had any still in stock. Seriously, what is up with that? I ended up tracking one down (after way too many unanswered telephones *cough* Waterfront and Canal Walk *cough* at Red Square in Constantia Shopping Centre. Thanks for being awesome, guys. I am now a glowing magical beast!

Bobbi Brown Blush Brush – R645
(http://www.redsquare.co.za/brands/bobbi-brown/bobbi-brown-blush-brush-61962058.html)

Seriously nuts for a brush, but hey! Got this for Christmas 2015

GlamPalm Hair Standard Straightener – R2400
(http://www.glampalmhair.com/shop/standard-magic-series-iron/)

On my list again. One day!

the Balm Mary Lou Manizer – R400
(http://www.retailbox.co.za/make-up/the-balm-mary-lou-manizer.html)

Cos who doesn’t want that glow?

May overview

May was birthday month, which meant a few sneaky gifts to myself from myself… you know the deal. So let’s get done with that now – on my actual birthday, I finished half day and went off to Stylebar in Palmyra Junction and got a Brazillian treatment/blowout thing done. Oh, did my wallet weep. But I am telling you… I washed my hair for the first time on Saturday morning (it’s Monday now) and holy mother… SO SOFT. Unicorn hair, I tell you! It’s amazing. It’s never, ever, ever, ever felt like this in my entire life. I now, also, realise the importance of dry shampoo.

The second gift to myself was the Dior Eye Reviver Palette. When I got to the Dior counter in Edgars, I almost died. I could feel my wallet telling me that I could afford all the things I want, but my brain was saying that would be a very, very bad idea. I listened to the brain and just bought the Eye Reviver Palette but that blush. That blush. And the other palette. Ugh. Let’s move on.

Despite all the spending, I did actually finish a few things! Whoop!

Soap & Glory Orangeasm Zesty-fresh and Revitalizing Body Wash
When Laurie came down for her wedding, I made a sneaky Boots order for her to cart back to this side of the world, and this was one of the products in that haul. It was… okay. Rich and Foamous will be happening next time.

Loreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo for Very Dry, Dull Rebellious Hair
I really liked this. It smells spicy and almost manly? I’m using Joico at the moment because I need to use Sulfate-free crap on my new hair (*sparkle*), so, bye bye normal, cheap shampoo!

Lush D’Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap (150g)
I had the big tub of this stuff, and surprisingly, it lasted me quite awhile. Did it give me a smoother shave? No. It felt nice, though, and smells nice but I don’t think that warrants a repurchase. Sorry, Lush. Maybe next time.

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter (50ml)
I had one of these small tubs from a gift set I received years ago (I know) so in an effort to finish it off, I took it to work to use as hand cream. This wasn’t a very good hand cream. It just didn’t sink in, and felt like it sat on the surface, but anyway, I kept at it and now it’s done. I got a hand cream for my birthday so I’ll be using that now.

Lush It’s Raining Men Shower Gel (250g)
I need this in my life again. It’s expensive…but it smells freaking amazing. Baby, you’ll be replaced with a new one. Promise!

Johnson’s Face Care Daily Essentials Oil Balancing Facial Cleansing Wipes
I use these to remove my makeup before gym, but I do make sure I wash my face when I get home. This is the green packet. I’ve since repurchased this, but instead, got the blue packet.

Carmex stick
Not to be confused with the pot version – which I’m almost finished with as well. This’ll be another repurchase because it is the ONLY stuff that works for my lips. I know it’s got Salicylic Acid in it, but hey, I don’t care. It works for me, and believe me, I’ve tried every single thing I can get my hands on.

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