June was the fifth month of my no-buy challenge and while it wasn’t a "successful" one in my opinion, it definitely gave me some food for thought. While I finished quite a few products this month, the real lessons came when I looked over my receipts and realized I'd fallen into a few old habits without realizing it.Read More
Because I'm a deals addict, I've been hoarding Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points for the last few months with two goals. 1) Taking $170 off the purchase of a Nintendo Switch by Christmas and 2) Doing one big $170 makeup & skincare haul!Read More
In the fall I made a startling discovery, I had over FIFTY different lipsticks, lip stains, lip glosses, balms and more. FIFTY. **FIFTY!** To be sure, many of these were gift with purchases, from beauty boxes or unopened, but some were simply trendy shadres merely forgotten. Trendy lipsticks shades come and go but they stay in our makeup drawers for eternity. Hence, I decided to try a bit of a challenge to pick the lipsticks I would purge this April.
Topbox is a monthly beauty subscription that sends a variety of full-size and sample items from high end brands like Benefit, Lise Watier, Esté Lauder, Shiseido and much much more. A regular Topbox comes to $12 ($13.56 with taxes) and comes with four items. For March they were also offering a $10 ($11.30 with tax) top up option to add a 'mystery item' to your box. I'm a gambler, so I took the bet! I paid on February 19 and the day I received my shipping on March 15, my box was already waiting for me at my house. Here's my box for March, 2014.Read More