December 2011 Budget Recap

*NOTE: This budget is for shopping/food/gas only, or expense that I can control fully. I’m not including fixed expenses (mortgage, utilities, medical bills) because they’re fixed and honestly pretty boring to talk about. My TOTAL spending is not reflected in this budget. “Food & Dining” = Eating Out + Groceries *

Blown Budgets:

1. Gas & Fuel

2. Clothing

3. Toiletries/Cosmetics

  • Out of pocket expenses at CVS (50-75% off sale) – $2.49
  • Sample of OPI Chip Skip, Seche Vite Topcoat, 3 Essie polishes, 1 Orly mini polish from Peninsula Beauty (most twitpic’d here) – $19.33 after Groupon
  • 3 Konad plates from Born Pretty Store – $4.65
  • 8 Maybelline Baby Lips balm (after couponing!), Revlon Lip butter in Candy Apple, 2 Eucerin Calming cream travel lotions from Target – $11.30
  • Essie Luxe Effects Polish, 2 Revlon Polishes – $9.30
  • Eradikate Acne Treatment – $23.82
  • Urban Decay Naked palette 2 – $48.71

4. Shoes & Accessories

Overall budget:

$-150

The Verdict?

Whoops! Seems like every December I go overbudget. I have to admit, after Christmas sales are difficult to resist! The Naked 2 Palette really pushed my cosmetics budget out the window. :(

Next months plans?

  • Schedule some more LASIK consultations. I have been putting this off
  • Adding a couple more things to the blog sale.. a tweed blazer and a J. Crew dress.
  • Going back to my old work schedule starting at 2PM
  • Heading to Kauai in mid January with Justin :)

♥ E&I