Julep Secret Store!

Since I ordered my June Maven box I was able to access the Secret Store this month and I got a great deal on some lovely colors from Julep! The Secret Store is open for 72 hours starting on the … Continue reading

Beauty Army: My Last Box

After 6 months, I’ve decided to cancel my Beauty Army subscription. I’ve skipped a few boxes in the past and I’m feeling underwhelmed by their selections. At first I really liked that I could choose my own 6 samples but … Continue reading

June Wantable Makeup Box

Wantable is a subscription service that offers a makeup box and a jewelry box. The monthly recurring subscription is $36 and a one-time box is $40. I have been reading good things about Wantable so I decided to treat myself … Continue reading

Enough is Enough

I have been all over the place this week! I’m surprised that I can even think straight as I type this. I’ve been so busy with work and trying to maintain my sanity with everything that is going on. No one warned me about how chaotic the end of the school year is for a teacher. I guess I blocked last year from my memory because I don’t remember being this stressed! There are so many things to keep track of and I have lost track of what is actually important in my personal life.  One of those things being my finances. I went on a major online ordering spree over the past few days and it has got to stop! I realized today that I have nine packages on their way to me right now. Nine!

So what am I going to do about it? I’m giving myself a budget and I’m sticking to it this time! Starting in June I will allow myself $75 per month of “fun money” for subscription boxes, beauty items, things I need, or anything that makes me happy. I think this is a fair amount and I should be able to stick with it. I’ve been using mint.com for years and I love how easy it is to create a budget and track progress over time so that is what I’ll be using to keep myself in check.

Maybe I'll actually start to fill this thing up!

Maybe I’ll actually start to fill this thing up!

What do you think? Have you given yourself a beauty budget? Does your spending go out of control when you’re feeling stressed?

Wish me luck!

xoxo 🙂