June 2013 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 *

Whoops!  May to June was so busy that I am late on posting this recap!! :C

Blown Budgets:

1. Gas & Fuel

2. Food & Dining  (this category is eating out PLUS groceries together)

3. Groceries

4. Toiletries & Cosmetics

  • Sephora by OPI polish (they’re discontinuing this line so its at 50% off) – $4.89
  • Forever 21 confetti nail polish – $3.09
  • Bioderma from a Japanese store at the mall – $35.36
  • Skinceuticals Retinol 0.5 because I’m running out, from Ebay – $32.99
  • Some false lashes and a hair bun maker from a Japanese cosmetics store in LA – $11.97

5. Clothing

  • Jbrand Pants on clearance at TJMaxx – $33.21
  • Brandy Melville maxi skirt, dress, t shirts, hoodie – $87.36

Overall budget:

-$296

The Verdict?

I spent a lot of money at Brandy Melville while I was in LA for GenBeauty (eeep) and groceries & dining out contributed to most of this month’s overage.

Next months plans:

  • I need to find the time to post more NZ/Fiji/Sydney blog posts -_-
  • I’m trying to find a balance between working full time, cooking food at home and tidying up the house, uploading YouTube videos, and going to the gym.  It’s been very difficult lately :(

♥ E&I