Sunday 9 May 2021

Beauty Spend Report | April 2021


april beauty spend report 2021

It’s been a while since my last spending report because I actually managed to make it through March with a beauty no buy! I know, I am as shocked as you are, but don’t worry, I made up for it last month! Here is a rundown of what I picked up!


It all started with a little Boots order to restock my vitamins and some body moisturiser (I don’t include these as they are so basic/necessary) when I thought I would look for a replacement for my Essie Midnight Cami nail polish which I have went through a couple of bottles of and is on its last legs. Unfortunately, this shade seems to be discontinued which is a typical occurrence for me when I find something I love *rolls eyes*. It was a beautiful, unique, twilight blue with a subtle shimmer running through it and the closest I could find was this navy blue in Infinity Cool, it’s pretty bog standard but I like deep shades like this for my toenails so it will do the job! It cost £7.99 and like I said was part of a bigger order so I got £10 worth in points which I will come back to later! I will also receive £1.32 from TopCashback when it clears! 


look fantastic haul olaplex

Later in the month I made a Look Fantastic order consisting of repurchases! My beloved Olaplex No.3 for £20.80 instead of £26 (read more about how much I love it here!), the Barry M lip scrub for £3.99 instead of £4.99 and the Anastasia Beverly Hills single shadow in Warm Taupe for £5.94 instead of £12. I have a full review of my custom ABH palette here but this shade is by far my more used and since it was half price I thought I would pick it up as mine is old! The total for this order was £30.73. These all had 20% off and the eyeshadow had up to 35% off so was a few pennies cheaper! Gotta love Look Fantastic for a discount and I used TopCashback too so will get £1.54 cashback from them too!  


cult beauty haul 2021

Towards the end of last month I struggled with deciding to get the Cult Beauty GWP or 15% off my order instead but in the end I decided there was enough I wanted to try in it to justify the extra spend! I picked up a few things that had been on my wish list for a while as well as some newer releases – the Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster (£37), Biossance 100% Squalane Oil (£27), Keys Soulcare Reviving Aura Mist (£22), Heritage Store Castor Oil (£6.99), Hello Sunday The Everyday One – Face Moisturiser SPF 30 (£15), Vieve Eye Wand in Camel (£21), Lanolips Fruity Babies (£8.99) and the IT Cosmetics travel size Your Skin But Better CC+ in Light (£14). The grand total of this haul was £151.98. Everything is new to me apart from the Lanolips 101 Ointment in the Fruity Babies set which I LOVE and talked about more in this post all about Lanolips. Coincidentally, my original coconutter balm was from a previous Cult Beauty GWP! I forgot to use TopCashback but I did get 5% cashback through my Santander credit card so £7.60! 


cult beauty tried and tested goody bag gwp april 2021

Along with a £150 spend came the Tried and Tested goody bag and I am most excited to try the Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, Medik8 C-Tetra, Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream and Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen. There are a few products I’m not interested in so I might try sell them on eBay or Instagram! 


nars soft matte lip balm in unrestricted

Finally, my last purchase of the month was the Nars Soft Matte Tinted Lip Balm in Unrestricted while it was on offer with 20% off at Boots. I also bought it with my Boots points as I finally had enough so even better! Now I have 11 points left haha, worth it though as I absolutely love this! It is the most perfect pink nude and the formula is just beautiful! It’s so comfortable to wear and looks so chic as it's matte! I hope they make them permanent! This was £18.40 instead of £23 and like I said I used my points to buy so didn’t actually spend any “real” money!


nars soft matte lip balm in unrestricted swatch



abh warm taupe vieve camel nars unrestricted it cosmetics cc light swatches
Unedited swatches l-r: ABH Warm Taupe, Vieve Eye Wand in Camel, NARS Unrestricted, IT Cosmetics CC cream in Light

My total spend for April was £190.70 instead of £225.96 which is a bit ridiculous if I am honest and reminds me of 2016-2018 me when I would spend loads on beauty each month. I have become a lot more selective of what I buy these days and the Cult Beauty order was a big chunk of this and since I hadn’t got the last few as they didn’t interest me I thought it was time for a treat! But it basically makes up for a no spend in the month of March ha! I’ll tell you already that May hasn’t been much better *face palm*


If you like this post, check out my January and February spend reports! And if you are in the UK and want my TopCashback referral, drop me a comment or message! 


Have you made many beauty purchases recently? Let me know in the comments!


*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me.

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Danielle xx


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  1. OMG so many amazing goodies, I kinda want everything!

    Katie |

  2. Gutted to hear they've discontinued your fave nail polish, hopefully the love the shade you picked up just as much! Oooh I've been after a new lip scrub, I may have to pick that Barry M one up. The Cult Beauty deal sounds fab, I nearly went for it myself, but decided against it. Also I love the Boots points system it feels so good to treat yourself and not technically spend anything!xx

    Hannah |

    1. The boots points sysytem is so good! If only I could spend my vouchers online now! xx

  3. I tried to do a no-spend April and failed! To be honest, I wasn't that committed - when you're still in Level 5 lockdown, you need something nice! You got a fantastic haul and made some great savings too x

    1. Right? Super happy with what I have picked up! xx

  4. Yes to this haul!!! I can't wait to use my Olaplex No3! That Nars lipstick is absolutely gorgeous as well, it's going to be so pretty in the Spring/Summer! xx

    1. Woohoo! So glad you picked it up! Hope you love it as much as me! The NARS has been on nearly every day since i got it! xx

  5. Wow such a great haul! The cult beauty goodie bags are always amazing. I'm kicking myself for missing out on it. Such a great way to get some wish list items. xx

    1. Thank you Sam! Yes, always a good time to buy on Cult Beauty when they have the offer on! xx

  6. What a great haul! Olaplex is soooo good! I'm on a spending ban for May, so far no spending but I really want to try some of these now... x

    Zoey |

    1. Well done! I've been spending this month again waaahhh xx

  7. I use that same castor oil and love it! Also, really like this deep blue essie nailpolish.

    1. Love deep colours! So far so good with the castor oil! xx

  8. It's always frustrating when they discontinue something you love so much! You still got a very impressive haul though and that replacement polish you picked up looks like a nice shade of navy :)

    Hope you are having a good day :)

    Away From The Blue

  9. Why does makeup have to cost so much money, it kills me!

    Danielle |


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