July Budget

July Shopping Budget
IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil, $24
H&M circle skirt, $15
Claire’s earrings, $5 (on sale, $13 full price)

Shopping Budget (for the rest of 2015!): $126
Total Spent: $44
Estimated Retail: $52
Total Saved: $8
Remaining Budget: $82 (LOL)

You guys, this could have been a shopping free month, considering that two out of three purchases were impulse buys. So yay?

I was hanging out in Center City before seeing some 4th of July fireworks, so I stopped by Ulta to kill some time. In the last year or so, I’ve gotten really into filling in my brows, but I was ready to try something new. I’m really liking this brow pencil so far, and it’s perfect for doing my makeup on the train (#sorrynotsorry). I hadn’t heard of IT Cosmetics before, but it’s cruelty-free and paraben-free, so I’ll probably try more things in the future.

The skirt was the other impulsive purchase, but I’ve already worn it twice, so it could’ve been worse. Still, this is what happens when you’re super comfortable in the outfit you picked out in the morning — you’ll spend your lunch break shopping. Tell me I’m not alone you guys.

As for the earring set I picked up from Claire’s (yes, that Claire’s), does anyone else hate wearing earrings in general? I went almost an entire year without wearing them ever when I was working customer service and I was excited to start wearing them again — but I forgot how sensitive my ears are. Still, it’s been engrained in me that wearing earrings is just the feminine thing to do. I decided to try these because they’re marked as a “sensitive solution” and go with everything. You guys: I love them. It feels like I’m not wearing any, and I haven’t experienced any irritation. I’m sorry to put away all my quirky and bohemian statement earrings, but this is the first time I haven’t been miserable wearing earrings. Total win.

Have you made any great shopping discoveries lately?

~ Sarah

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