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August 2016 budget


Well, it was another boring month for the ol' budget, as I was really trying to save up a little spending money for Chicago. Having much less of a disposable income (thanks to my car expenses) has sure helped me to get my spending under control in a hurry! haha

  1. Amika Perk-Up Dry Shampoo mini (Sephora): $10
  2. Women's Faux Leather Small Wallet (Target): $10
  3. Smooth Delivery Makeup Sponges (Sephora): $8

TOTAL: $28

I went to Sephora to get a few samples of lotions/serums that treat facial redness (ugh my ruddy complexion), and then I spotted two things I forgot I'd been looking for: the Amika Perk-Up Dry Shampoo that Fran has raved about, and some replacement make-up sponges! Huzzah!

I'm not quite sure how I feel about the dry shampoo. I've actually never seen much difference with any dry shampoo I've used (like, my hair still looks disgusting afterward, and why do they all have such strong fragrances?), so I think I'm doing it wrong. I need Dry Shampooing 101!

And the sponges were necessary because the round sponge that came with my Hera UV Mist Cushion Compact (which I LOVE and have used almost every day since I got it in March!) was filthy and starting to crumble in spots. The round sponge from the set I got at Sephora fits perfectly in the compact AND is an excellent color to boot! :)



The wallet was something I specifically picked up for my Chicago trip. I still love my striped Double Zip Closure Wallet from Target, but because I can fit so much in it, it usually weighs a ton. Not to mention that it takes up a lot of space in smaller purses (if it fits at all). I had been using a little Vera Bradley wristlet/pouch thingy as a smaller alternative wallet, but it didn't have any slots for cards, so I was always nervous that I would lose my bank card. This little Target wallet has card slots and a section for change and a full-length section for dollar bills (so you don't have to fold them). So many modern conveniences! SOLD! :)

What did you guys get this month?!

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