April 2014 Budget Recap

(Taken from my budget on Mint.com)

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

2. Groceries

3. Toiletries/Cosmetics

L’Oreal Sublime Sun SPF 50 – $8.19

A lightweight SPF for under makeup


Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ – $15.39

An inexpensive retinol night treatment for preventing wrinkles and increasing collagen in the skin


Benefit Cosmetics Lollitint – $30

I loved the original Benetint but I wanted the other colors too… had to take advantage of the Sephora 15% off sale!


Benefit Cosmetics Cha Cha Tint -$30


NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Radiant Creamy Concealer – Custard – $29

I was looking for a new concealer, this one is great!  Great coverage but not too heavy looking.


Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation Silk Creme Foundation – Cream Ivory

I’ve worn this for a few events and it makes my skin look natural but flawless


Overall budget


The Verdict?

Thankfully this month wasn’t very spendy… I’ve been busy with nail projects and videos.  Wedding DIY’s are slowwwlyy coming along, I try to work on them in between nail projects as a “me-time” break 😉

Next months plans:

  • After some macaron failures I’m taking a break from baking.  We’re focusing on making healthier meal recipes instead
  • Next month Justin and I will be heading to Generation Beauty & Universal Studios as a mini weekend vacation

♥ Janelle