January Low Buy Haul

Hi lovelies,

I hope you are well, one month has been passed from 2020 and  I am proudly presenting my first low buy update.

Budgeting:

Thankfully my overall salary was more than I was written as a minimal monthly salary, so I have saved 22,17% of it.

The needs (50% of salary) category I was rethought and here is what I put into it:

  • Utilities: Gas, Water, Electricity, Common cost, internet, bank and mobile.
  • Raw materials of food: these are everything which I have purchased at grocery stores to eat and cook from.
  • Food that I have spent in our work buffet (the prices are pretty low, sometimes even lower than making for home sandwich)
  • Public transportation monthly pass: I live in a big city so I need to have it during the winter, as it is too cold for cycling, but any taxi, excursion or car sharing goes to my wants category.
  • I have not purchased any house cleaning, neither basic hygiene products this month.

So it took my 32% of the salary.

Wants is the most requested area, so these are my monthly rules for the year:

  1. One fresh beauty products per month! Try to pan!
  2. One in and one out skin care, body and haircare products.
  3. One new addition to my closet per month: including clothes + maximum 6  shoes and accessories!
  4. Magazines and books: books I must not buy until of 6 will be read from my bookshelf, while magazines I will strict to one per month.
  5. Gift cards and gifts are exceptions- finally I will have a wishlist for my birthday and nameday.
  6. Only one treatment is allowed per month: beauty salon, massage, hairdresser etc.
  7. Keep a no buy day per week.
  8. Do decluttering per seasons.

My fresh beauty products of the month- AKA my haul of January, 2020:

Skin care product: FARMACY- Dew It All Eyecream. So technically I was paid and ordered it in December, 2019 but it is just arrived in the middle of January, so I decided to rather take it into this haul. This is a product, which Youtube made me to buying same aspect: Niki Sky(Canadian Luxury Youtuber) ,where she was mentioning that she struggles with dark under eye and she is just a few years older than me, so also has same issue with the first sign of aging. In the other hand I was looking for an eyecream for so long, which is CF, Mineral oil, parabens, fragrance free… So far it looks it is great and works much more well than my previous one…

Makeup: Becca – Under Eye Brightening Corrector. Same issue: my under eye, I used to love that concealer for it and as a eyeshadow base, I was decided to put it to my basket at Cultbeauty during the sales so it is just arrived too. And yeah how I could have forgot it? 12/1

Accessories: Furla Glasses. It is really hard to categorize whether it is a need or a want… I need to have a glass, because I am suffering from near-sightedness and I was choosing with ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect lens as I am working with computers all the time, but of course you can buy much cheaper glasses. OK, I decided to choose by the style, how it is fits instead of the price. And thankfully it was on my employee’s discount and I can give and account to my private health fund, which gives a 20% tax refund. 6/1

Clothes: I did not buy any Yeah… but swap a pulover with 2 dresses 12/0

Magazines: I just bought one, which is two as Elle and Marie Claire was packed together (January- February issue) for the price of one Elle. 12/1

Treatment: face cleansing treatment with Hévíz Mud 12/1

I have decluttered with remixshop 5 clothes of mine and 2 of my husband’s one. Used up some of my make up: The Body Shop: Fresh Nude Tinted Beauty Balm, Mini MAC Chili lipstick, Trend It UP: Lipoil + my eyecream and my face creamIMG_6732

Charity: this month Les Clefs D’Or event was also a charity ball, I have dominated to Australia rescue and also was involved into a campaign like last year about the mestrual poverty.

So the total was spending 31,17 %, which is a bit high however the glasses was only a must in this month.

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My easy skin care routine

Hi lovelies,

This is the 2020 update of my skincare routine. It is easy, sustainable and relatively cheap. Yeah I have skipped using retionol and strong BHA acids due to some plans this year. And of course you can consider this post as an other inventory list as my makeup was.

Here is what I am using for my combination skin in 2020:

In the morning:

I always start with a glass of water, then getting into the bathroom washing my face with cold water cleansing while using a washclothes and cotton pads depending on the products(always use two types). Then toning and moisturizing my face to be ready for makeup.

Lush 7 to 3 cleansing pad

Micellar water– currently- Lumene one

Toner: Pixi Glow

Moisturizer: Polfa-Tarchomin (Polish Pharma brand) Hyaluron Regenal cream is a more thicker cream than the E.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer, which I was used to use during the year, but I need a bit more now in the Winter

Eye cream: Farmacy – Dew It all (used the Naturschön Augencream, but I think they do changed something, which really iritates me, so just replaced it)

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Night or afternoon routine:

So I work in the morning I do remove my makeup upon arrival to home and use double cleansing + moisturizer, the same as in the morning.

If I am working until late night these two rituals links together: triple cleansing, then using serums, sometimes my face roller tooand oil if I have breakouts. A few minutes later I do apply my night cream and the Carmex in the bedroom.

The Body Shop: Camomile Cleansing Butter

Lush 7 to 3 cleanser

Micellar water

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% +B5

The Ordinary Niaciamide 10% + Zinc 1%

If needed: The Body Shop Tree Oil

Night cream: Helia D- Botanic Concept Moisturising Night Cream with Tokaji Wine Extract


Extras:

Which I try to use weekly:

Lush lip scrub in Bubblegum

Hello JO – Bright Eye Jelly Masks

The Body Shop – Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask

Sheet Mask, Suncreams and a Body Butter (should use more often).

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Of course I do have some back ups and samples in my skincare inventory: to use up these will be important during my low buy year

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See you soon and Xoxo,