July 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 *

Blown Budgets:

1. Gas & Fuel

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

3. Groceries

4. Toiletries & Cosmetics

  • Dolce & Gabbana Blush in Tan from Sephora- $49.16
  • SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour / Nail Colour Why Yellow There? (50% off nail polish sale) – $4.79
  • SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour / Nail Colour White Hot (50% off nail polish sale) – $4.79
  • Skinceuticals 0.5 Retinol treatment from Ebay – $34.99

5. Clothing

  • H&M Palm Tree swimsuit, on clearance – $12.31
  • Mint green Zara shorts from Ebay – $22
  • Bought a few things from Crossroads but only had to pay tax after using store credit – $5.78
  • 3 tops from Forever 21 (I need to stop online shopping there.. -_-) $51.75
  • Tribal shorts from SheInside – $17.03

6. Shoes & Accessories

  • Bought a pair of shoes and bracelets from the H&M 50% off sale – $6.18
  • Alexander Wang Liu heels from Nordstrom Rack.. (agh. Expensive.. but I’d like to think this is an early birthday present to myself) – $161.87
  • Shoe pads from Ebay – $7.99
  • 2 pairs of shoes from Forever 21 – $64.82
  • 1 pair of sunglasses from Forever 21 – $6.31
  • Cukui beanie for winter – $24

Overall budget:

-$389

The Verdict?

My spending hasn’t been very good lately.  :(  I don’t have the heart to adjust my budget category amounts because.. well, isn’t that cheating?  The Alexander Wang shoes really put my way over budget.  Someone stop me from buying stuff from Forever 21 please :(

Next months plans:

  • BEAUTYCON!! This will be my 2nd YouTube-related event, ever!  I have the amazing opportunity to visit the YouTube space in LA… WOW. I’m so excited!!! Scared and excited! Haha.
  • I’m turning 28 in a week!  Eeep!
  • I’m trying to churn out more freehand nail designs.. I’m still not that confident in my skills but I think I’m getting better at it.

♥ E&I