Sunday 5 September 2021

Beauty Spend Report | August 2021

daniellesbeautyblog beauty spend report august 2021

It feels like it’s been no time at all since my beauty spend report but here we are again! To be honest, this really doesn’t bode well for me for the latter half of the year which is always the worst for me spending wise anyway because of my birthday and Christmas but we’ll roll with it and try not to go overboard! 


mabel and meg lumilixir review

My first purchase this month was the Mabel + Meg Lumilixir Serum and I ended up buying the saver bundle with two bottles and I have no idea why because I have a surplus of both hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C in my stash right now lol. Anyway they had 30% off and though I haven’t had this in a couple of years (see, I told you I was in surplus of HA) it did use to be one of my absolute favourites so I am hoping I still feel the same! I first got this in 2017 from Cult Beauty – though I thought it was way before that! - but they have since stopped stocking it (along with all my old Indie brand favourites *rolls eyes*) and I think the only place you can get it is directly from the website now. Singularly the 30ml is £39 but the bundle was £70 and I got it for £49 (with £4 shipping – I despise paying shipping lol). I feel like this use to be an Instagram/blogger favourite and I literally never hear about it or see anyone feature it anymore but I am excited to try it again! 


tonic 15 travel bag

Then, after a particularly frustrating Friday at work, I decided to treat myself with an order on the Sunday of something I have wanted for ages! The Tonic 15 Build Your Own Skincare Kit. I picked the blush pink travel bag plus the mini Aromatica Reviving Rose Infusion Treatment Toner and I’m From Fig Boosting Essence which I have been eyeing up forever, as well the I’m From Rice Toner which I have already been through a full size of and loved! As this was in a bundle sadly there was no added discount (believe me I tried multiple codes :P) so this came to £39. 


tonic 15 travel bag skincare kit

Like I said, I ordered this on the Sunday as the website says items will usually be dispatched the next working day and arrive in 2-5 working days, and I had a trip away planned for the following Saturday. Unfortunately for me this still hadn’t been dispatched by Thursday and when I emailed to enquire if it had gone out of stock I was told it would be dispatched by end of day Friday and they would add in a sheet mask for my patience. Their customer service is nice and I know they are a smaller business but I was really disappointed with the lack of speed and explanation on why it took so long to dispatch never mind not actually getting to use it for my trip! A frustration purchase turned into a frustrating order! Hey at least it looks cute I guess. 


ouai hair refresh kit colorwow dreamcoat

Over the bank holiday weekend, Look Fantastic are known for their offers and I took advantage and grabbed the ColorWow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray (normally £26, I got for £18.72) which is meant to be amazing for frizzy hair that’s affected by humidity and my hair has been shocking recently! I asked about this on Instagram too and so many people in my DM’s encouraged me to get it! I haven’t tried it yet but I’ll let you know if it’s any good! It's silicone free and meant to last up to 72 hours! I then picked up the OUAI Hair Refresh Kit (worth £44, usually £28 and I got for £22.40) containing the Super Dry Shampoo and Detox Shampoo. I love the OUAI products but haven’t tried the Dry Shampoo before but I know this formula gets great reviews so I am looking forward to being a bit boujier with my dry shampoo this time over my normal £2 buys! The detox shampoo just because like I said, I use dry shampoo a lot so this will help make sure I get rid of any build up! 


ouai refresh kit detox dry shampoo review

So that’s that for my August purchases! Overall, I spent £133.12 which without savings would have been £167. Did you have a good month spending wise or a blow out? I already have my eye on the new Cult Beauty Edit and signed up to the waitlist as I think it’s such a good deal and I want to try a good few of the products so I know I will be making at least one purchase this month! Check out last month’s Beauty Spend Report here!


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  1. These are all such great products!

  2. That Mabel + Meg serum sounds fabulous! I've been loving vitamin c at the moment and have read a ton of positive posts about HA. I'd love to try the Mabel + Meg option x

    mia //

    1. I hope I love it as much as I used to! I remember it being such a beautiful formulation! xx

  3. You got some nice things! it's a shame the pieces you ordered for your trip didn't turn up in time though! I hope you can still use them :)

    Hope your week is off to a great start :)

    Away From The Blue

  4. You bought some great products. I didn't spend on beauty products last month, which is very rare.Happy Tuesday!

  5. Bunch of goodies! Ouai is such a great hair product xx

    lenne |

  6. Love Ouai, I have the dry shampoo too. Smells amazing! xx

    Zoey |

    1. I am almost done my current dry shampoo and I cannot wait to try it! xx

  7. Super interesting!


  8. So many fantastic products!

    Danielle |

  9. Ooooh I love all the purchases you did in August! OUAI is one of my favorite haircare brands. My spending in August was really bad... I think I've spend at least $500 on makeup & skincare I didn't need but still got lol.

    xoxo Simone |

    1. Mine too! lol that makes me feel better Simone! My spending in Nov/Dec usualaly gets like that! xx

  10. I love Dream Coat! Annoying that the kit was delayed being despatched x


    1. It's not working for me at all! I don't know what is going on with the frizz atm! xx


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