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May 30, 2012

Saving Money

May 30, 2012 | , , , , , ,
When it comes to saving money, I have no idea. I'm absolutely terrible at it and I want to buy everything, especially when it's shiny. I've always been one to put a portion of money into my savings account but, to be honest, it's not enough. I recently got a new job too, meaning I'm earning a bit more $$, so it's time I got more dedicated. 

Unless I have motivation and/or goals, I'm not going to get there. I know that for sure. Next year I've decided to go to IMATS (International Makeup Art Trade Show) in Sydney. I'd love to go to the one in New York but, for now, Sydney will do. IMATS is my saving goal as I want to have more than enough money for flights, accommodation, IMATS (helloooo lots of spending) and, well, everything else.

To effectively save, I've decided I need to stop buying make up. It's not as if I don't have enough make up either, I always just want more. There's a couple of things I will buy next pay (Primed & Poreless and an Urban Decay setting spray off Beauty Bay) but that's it. 

Every time I reach a $500 milestone, I'm allowed to buy some stuff. I'll list my targets and allowances below.
  • $500.00 - Allowed to spend up to $100.00 at Benefit online (cheaper than in store, even with postage)
  • $1000.00 - Allowed to spend up to $100.00 at Kiss&MakeUp online 
  • $1500.00 - Allowed to spend up to $100.00 at at Sigma on brushes
  • $2000.00 - Allowed to spend up to $100.00 at MAC
Realistically, once I stop spending so much on make up I should reach these milestones a lot quicker. I guess we'll just see.

What do you think of my milestone purchases? Do you have better ideas for what I do to celebrate each?

Wish me luck!

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  1. If you spend $100 at Benefit you will get free postage....even more saving.

    lso for brushes, don't forget Australia's very own furless brushes and of course Royal and Langnickel do some lovely brushes.

    1. Really? I didn't know that. Cool!
      Which brushes are you talking about, Lizzi? Like, which Australian ones. I haven't tried any Royal and Langnickel brushes either. Do you have any recommendations?

  2. Great idea, much easier to save when you have a goal :)

  3. I think as long as you're invested in the savings process and stick to it, it will work :) I save a certain amount of $$ every month, but I have always been frugal so I don't struggle too much.


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