But, wait, Jess ... you said you would update us bi-weekly on your spending ban - what gives? AGH, is what gives. It's been 21 days and although I've been as good as I've ever been I've been a bit of a cheeky bee. NOW HOLD ON, DON'T SCROLL DOWN TO THE COMMENTS TO YELL AT ME JUST YET. I have the floor and I'd like to explain myself, if I may? Yes? Okay. *straightens tie* Bath & Body Works was finally having their 2 for $22 sale and I took this time to take advantage of the rule that allowed me this! I knew I wouldn't be able to resist because I was dying for the Cider Donut candle, which has replaced my beloved Cinnamon Sugared Donut candle. So that rule is now null and void and I can't buy anymore candles. I also had a coupon for a free item under $14 and decided to get another candle in my (now, new) favorite scent, Marshmallow Fireside, in the absolutely amazing mason jars. Right, good, that was me following the rules. Now ... to the oh so cheeky, and totally unjustifiable, yet SORT OF, KIND OF justifiable purchases - not really. I went to Sephora. I am down to the nub of my most used and most loved eyeliner from Make Up For Ever. Of course, as soon as I put myself on a spending ban I run out. I thought I could live without it, but I cannot. Sure I can use brown eyeshadow but it's not the same I tell yah! Then we have the Soap & Glory Sugar Crush shower gel, foamy bath, ridiculousness. I am a lady blogger from the US. In the US we've NEVER had the Sugar Crush scent. Sure we had Soap & Glory products, but NEVER the famed and un-smellable-through-the-computer-screen, Sugar Crush scent. I CAVED DANG IT. IT SMELLS TOO STINKING GOOD. EVEN MY MOM AGREED. WE LOVE IT OKAY. FORGIVE ME. *composes self once again* Now onto the last thing that I got at Saks which I half blame the colder months approaching and also, Coco from The Beauty Milk. Sorry Coco, totally throwing you under the bus here, haha! In the beginning of the year I was on the hunt for a foundation that could make my skin look nice and dewey, cover my red cheeks, and not exaggerate the dry areas of my skin. When I finally found it, the weather started getting warmer and my skin wasn't as dry so I forgot all about it. So whilst I was out with my mom and sister yesterday the lovely Coco put up a RAVE review of the NARS Sheer Glow foundation which made me remember why I wanted it and then reminded me that the colder months are approaching. My skin is getting noticeably drier as the weather starts to cool so I figured it'd be better to be prepared instead of waiting through most of Fall with my parched skin. You call BS, I call smart thinking ... Okay, I call BS, too. I also had to buy the pump for it because, well ... you know I had to!
There you have it. I broke a sacred rule and the whole point of this spending ban. I'm not giving up though. I stand by my purchases - a bit ashamed, yet ready to take on the next 79 days without buying any makeup products. There's honestly nothing that I need now that my favorite eyeliner is restocked and I've got a foundation to keep me through the colder months. *hangs head in shame* I must not let myself slip like this again!