Sunday 2 January 2022

Beauty Spend Report and End of Year Review | December 2021

daniellesbeautyblog december beauty spend report

Happy New Year everyone! It wasn’t too long ago that I did last month’s spending report but I wasn’t waiting so long on deliveries this month! I just wasn’t so organised that I could get it up before the end of last year! Let me quickly go through what I bought beauty wise then I’ll do my yearly total *gulp*


pat mc grath nude venus divinyl lip shine

At the start of the month I took advantage of another sale Pat McGrath were having and got myself the Lip Fetish Balm Divinyl Lip Shine in Nude Venus, a warm beige nude shade, which was £11 instead of £28. 


pat mcgrath divinyl lip shine in nude venus


I also signed up to the Liberty Beauty Drop subscription. This is £20 a month and they send out a quarterly beauty box while the £20 can be used as credit on the website and it gives you free delivery. I think the first beauty box is dispatched in January and you can cancel your subscription after three months. I don’t think I’ve ever purchased from Liberty before but I am excited to see what they send and happy the money is credit on their website!


Just before Christmas, I repurchased my favourite budget foundation – Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combo in Buff from Superdrug as I just finished mine (see my last empties post here!). This was £9.99 instead of £12.99 with my Superdrug card.


A last minute BeautyBay order for one of my mum’s Christmas presents meant I had to add a couple things for myself to get free delivery (ha!) – the Holika Holika Aloe Soothing Gel was £3.15 instead of £3.95 and LA Girl Duo Brush was £3.20 instead of £4. 


daniellesbeautyblog decemebr spend report

I also got some gorgeous beauty gifts for Christmas this year which I posted on my Instagram. It’s safe to say I am definitely well stocked on beauty products now so if you see me buying any this year you have permission to cut up my credit card! 


Overall, this month I spent £47.34 instead of £68.94. Let’s look at the full 2021 breakdown here:

January – £61.13

February – £82.43

March - no spend

April – £190.70

May – £442.44

June - no spend

July – £70.90

August - £133.12

September – no spend

October - £30.90

November - £467.54

December – £47.34


Total - £1526.50


It looks eye watering when I write it down like that but I really hope to continue this series into next year and do better with my spending! I should also add a disclaimer that I do have a full time job/spend within my means etc. Do you keep track of how much you spend on beauty products each year?


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Danielle xx


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  1. I need to try that Aloe soothing gel, i do see in in the beauty store here in my country. Happy New Year.

    Annies Food Diary

    1. It's great as a conducting gel for my microcurrent device! xx

  2. That Pat McGrath lipstick is such a bargain, looks like a beautiful shade too. I love this idea of keeping track of everything, as makeup can easily add up so it's good to know exactly whats gone where xx

    Hannah |

    1. Exactly - it makes me (slightly more) accountable! The lip balm is the perfect nude shade! xx

  3. Oh wow, it's so interesting seeing other's money reports! I cut down on beauty products massively in 2021. But went on a bit of a splurge at the end of the year with all the sales. Got loads of goodies to use up in 2022. x

    Zoey |

    1. The end of the year always gets me - those bloody sales! xx

  4. Well done you for keeping track of everything like this! I wouldn't dare add it all up, my husband would leave me! haha!
    Milli x -

    1. Haha yeah it's scary to see it all written down! xx

  5. Pat McGrath lipsticks are so good. Happy new year!

  6. Happy New Year! I hope 2022 will be an amazing year for you.

  7. This is such a great keep track of your beauty spendings. I think I definitely didn't spend much on beauty products this past year because I have been going for mostly natural looks.

    1. That's great! I definitely want to lower my spend this year! xx

  8. These items look so amazing. Need to try out these. Happy New Year 2022. Have an amazing year ahead!
    Rampdiary | Fineartandyou | Beautyandfashionfreaks 

  9. Oh December is always RIDICULOUS when it comes to spending, I spend more in December I think in total than the rest of the year all together haha! I thought I would be saving in January, but I'm in isolation and bored, so am just buying stuff! xx

    1. November was the worst for me, Black Friday got me good! Surprised at how under control I was in December even with boxing day sales etc! xx

  10. Danielle, happy new year to you! I am amazed how you have calculated all of your beauty expenses of the last year. I see November was a fun month for you hah (same for me tbh). No shame, as we all deserve some treats now and again! xx


    1. You too Naya! Exactly haha, I would like it to be lower but its still withing my means so I won't beat myself up too much! xx

  11. So many fantastic items!

    Danielle |

  12. I haven't tracked my beauty spends - maybe I'll try it this year. I had one major splurge when I was on bed rest for a month last year and bought very little after that x



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