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Friday, 28 July 2017

How Much I Spent On Makeup This Month #7


I can't believe the month of July is already over! Time is going so fast these days, I feel like it was just yesterday that I shared with you how much money I spent on makeup in June, and that was a lot. Today we are officially heading into the following 6 months of my money counting journey, where I keep track of every makeup purchase I do, and share that with you here, in this post! Everything was a little different in July and you'll immediately notice why when you go over the makeup products that I mentioned every week. Are you ready?! Let's see how much makeup I bought in the month of July!

- Week 1

- Maybelline Fit Me Luminous & Smooth €12.99

- Maybelline Master Blush Palette *PR
- Maybelline Master Bronze Palette *PR
- 3X Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers *PR
- 3X Maybelline Baby Lips Sport *PR
- Maybelline Master Fixer Makeup Remover Pen *PR
- 2X Maybelline Anti Age Rewind Concealer *PR

- 4X L'Oreal Miss Baby Roll Mascara *PR
- 4X L'Oreal Eye Paints *PR
- 3X L'Oreal Magic Mani Retouch & Go *PR
- 3X L'Oreal Lip Paints *PR

I ran out of my Maybelline Fit Me Foundation this month and I actually freaked out, because it currently is one of my absolute staples when it comes to face makeup. I love to mix it with my 2B CC cream, I've been hooked on that combo for a while, it makes my skin look glowing and natural even though it's quite a full coverage look. I use shade nr 120, it's a little dark but the effect is beautiful. The L'Oreal and Maybelline PR was very unexpected. I've received PR from them in the past but I wasn't sure wether the team had seen or liked the work I'd done on my blog and my Youtube. I was very happy when I got this beautiful parcel in the mail, sometimes my confidence as a blogger isn't always all that, things like this are a great little boost! Just in case, I have already reviewed the new Maybelline makeup on my Youtube Channel here. Enjoy ;)

-Week 2

- No makeup expenses €0

- Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette *PR
- Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette *PR
- Urban Decay Naked Skin Shape Shifter *PR
- Urban Decay Vice Lipstick *PR

When I received an email in my inbox asking me if I wanted to collaborate with Urban Decay Belgium my heart stopped. Me? They want to collaborate with me?! I was beyond excited. I got an invitation to an exclusive dinner with 4 other Belgian Youtubers and got tons of goodies that you will very soon see featured on my Youtube channel. I cannot wait to show you what Urban Decay has in store for all of us! As you can see, I didn't spend anything on makeup myself this week, I already got a makeup overdose with Maybelline and L'Oreal, and now all of these beautiful Urban Decay makeup products? I could die. I've never received this much PR in my life.

- Week 3

- Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Long Lasting Setting Spray €27.90

Last month I bought a travel size Urban Decay All Nighter and I loved it so much that it finished super quickly. I immediately wanted the full size, it's just such a great product. I never thought I'd be so crazy about it but it truly transforms your makeup and takes it to the next level. I highly recommend it.

- Week 4

- Primark PS Setting Powder €4
- H&M Precision Sponge Nude €3.99
- H&M Precision Sponge Pink €3.99

- 2X L'Oreal Glam Beige Healthy Glow Foundation *PR
- 2X L'Oreal Glam Beige Healthy Glow Powder *PR

I think we all know by now that Primark is the king of 'duping' makeup products and that there's not one month that I don't actually haul Primark makeup lol. This time I found a loose setting powder looking exactly like the Ben Nye Banana Powder, another cult beauty product from years ago. I've always wanted to try such a powder so I purchased the one from Primark and I have to say that it's really dope! So dope in fact that, in my opinion, it looks even better than my regular setting powder, which is the H&M Beauty Immaculate Compact Foundation. The Primark powder doesn't have a funky smell to it or anything, it truly just is a great makeup product, I couldn't quite believe it. The H&M Makeup Sponges were recommended to me on Snapchat and overall just asked about a lot on my Youtube and my Instagram. I'm planning on reviewing them on my blog very soon!


Total amount of money spent on makeup this month: €52.87

Total amount of money spent in January €68.23
Total amount of money spent in February €87.21
Total amount of money spent in March €53.47
Total amount of money spent in April €40.91
Total amount of money spent in May €44,28
Total amount of money spent in June €76.36

I think we can all agree that because I received an overload of PR this past month my spending habits were definitely heavily influenced. I don't know how much I would have spent if I hadn't gotten all of these products. My own purchases this month are very random, to say the least. I do have to say that it is very unusual for me to receive this much PR, especially in just one month time! I'm very grateful for it and super happy that I get to try new products and collaborate with brands. If you follow me on Snapchat you can see my live reaction when I do unboxings, I'm always very excited and overwhelmed.

Want to know what I do with my life besides blogging? Take a look on my YoutubeInstagramTwitter and Snapchat all at joliennathalie! I daily vlog, host self care parties, tour my house, cook, declutter, unbox PR packages and show exclusive behind the scenes footage! You're welcome ;)
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10 comments

  1. Oh... that's a significant decrease from
    Last month! Seeing you get these PRs made me so happy! I think you do an incredible job with your blog and deserve the "reward"!

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    1. Aw thank you so much, you are the sweetest <3 :D

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  2. I feel so happy for you! You work so hard and have amazing content I am glad companies notice that :) I just got the new ABH subculture palette this week That's it for me this month. :) (I think lol probably there is more lol, I don't remember now )

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    1. OMG I'm so jealous, I've never gotten anything from ABH, I just got around placing another order on ZOEVA haha thanks honey! You're so sweet <3 :)

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  3. Wat goed dat je het zo bijhoudt haha! Ik houd ook altijd netjes mijn aankopen bij (op alle gebieden). Vroeger stond ik wekelijks in de Kruidvat, maar nu enkel als ik ├ęcht wat nodig heb. Sowieso gebruik ik alleen maar dierproefvrije merken en vegan producten!

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  4. Love this idea. I don't spend a huge amount on makeup, great way to track your spending.

    Alice May Snell ♡

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  5. Congrats on getting so many amazing opportunities last month! They're both awesome companies to work with, so I can only imagine how excited you were. Recently Maybelline has been upping its drugstore makeup quality. I really wanna get so many of their new products, because they're so beautiful, the quality is amazing, and it's wayy less expensive than any luxury brands! Keep up the good work love xx

    Melina | www.ivefoundwaldo.com

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    1. I agree, their makeup formulas are so much better now, I'm really excited about it :D Thank you so much!

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