Another month has gone by and it’s time to showcase my purchases in The Month Wrap. January has been a bumper month and my purchases span three states with surprisingly nothing bought online. As you well know I tend not be be a ‘bricks and mortar’ shopper, preferring to click away on my laptop to make my purchases, but this month I have reconnected with shopping in person and I had almost forgotten how much of a tactile experience shopping can be. The Hubs has long labelled me a ‘a toucher’, claiming that I can’t walk past anything without laying my hands on it, even if I have no intention of buying it. There is no doubt that no amount of online close ups can compare to running the fabric through your fingers or seeing exactly how a garment will actually look on you. Maybe this new delight in ‘in person’ shopping combined with some unbeatable specials and the fact that I took a girly trip to Melbourne with The Enabler (nuff said!) plus spent my birthday weekend in the Gold Coast with The Hubs (more on the blog soon but read about our fab night out here) who became a bit of an enabler himself and encouraged me to treat myself in honour of my special day, was the reason that I seem to have acquired my body weight in beauty essentials, clothes, shoes and accessories this month. Read on for all the details …
*** Greenwood Plaza *** North Sydney *** Melbourne CBD *** Southbank Melbourne *** Surfers Paradise *** Pacific Fair Broadbeach *** Surfers Paradise Beach Markets *** Westfield Liverpool ***
This Month’s Purchases
All my stocks were running pretty low this month so I was thrilled when Priceline had a two day sale with 40% of all skincare. While it would have been tempting to bulk buy all my usual favourites I actually took the opportunity to bag products that I have been wanting to try but would never pay full price for. I’ve used the Sanctuary Spa Microbrasion polish a few times now and I love it! I’m planning to review most of these products on the blog in due course so stayed tuned to find out what I really think 🙂 I been particularly looking forward to trying rose hip oil ever since I read Margaret’s top 5 beauty tips here. Spent $166 Saved $107.
Clothes & Accessories
Ins And Outs Black Hat $30. (Sportsgirl, North Sydney NSW).
Mabu Pearl Pendant & Mother Of Pearl Ring $100 for both. These exact ones are not available on line but you can see others from the range here. (Awesome Jewellery, Surfers Paradise Qld).
Dichroic Glass Bangles $10 each. (Beach Markets, Surfers Paradise Qld).
Black Strand Bracelet $30 Black Crystal Necklace $15. Black Crystal Ear Cuffs (3 for $10 RRP $9 Save $6) Black Crystal Ring (3 for $10 RRP $11 Save $7) Yellow Flower Ring (3 for $10 RRP$11 Save $7) Blue Crystal Ring $11. Black Crystal Hoop Earring $14 Black Giant Hoop Earrings $15. (Lovisa, Bourke St Mall VIC, Surfers Paradise Qld).
Total Spent $1,432
Total Saved $346
What have you been buying recently? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below. Until Next Time … Happy Hunting! SFH xoxox