Budgets Help With Everything.

The one thing I’ve learned in the past year or so is to come up with a budget. I like when people ask me what I want and I immediately in a non-offensive way go “what is my top dollar of this budget/wishlist.” You know at first the person is going to be like “well I can’t…tell you how much cause its..a gift…60bucks” hahaha. You then go “ok let me see what I can think of” there’s always something ya know? A couple years ago I wanted the tatcha cleansing oil and someone wanted to get me something so I was like “tatcha cleansing oil its 36 bucks(it was at the time not sure what the current price is) I don’t want anything else just the cleansing oil.” It was one of the coolest things I ever got as gift.  I must’ve used this product every day I didn’t need to second cleanse and it never stripped my skin and smelled like something from heaven. Honestly out of cleansing oils the tatcha one and the boscia one are my favorite and 3rd in line is Burt’s bees.

My wonderful friend was like “I remember you telling me how much you loved ULTA” and I was like “ok” she was like “so check your inbox” and I found an e-card she sent me. I bought my favorites which included the Garnier micellar water, and a cc cream.   Even while I was ordering online I was thinking about a budget for my shipment which was $250 that would include everything  for the next 9 months so ofcourse I planned on getting a huge bottle of Bioderma and forgot! The one thing I started doing different is that I never order during holidays, I don’t order during the hot summers and I give myself an online-shopping break. The only other online orders I make are for friend’s gifts and sudden I forgot to get them something and there’s express shipping moments. I joked to my friend I don’t care about how expensive the shipping fee is if it gets to her the way she prefers. She was like “just give me slow shipping” so I was like “ok…if that’s what ya want.” My one friend lives in California where my favorite store is located so when I choose the 5 day shipping method it gets there in 2 so its like the best $5.95 you can spend! She loves the company so much that its all I use now.  I do not use budgets on my friends though. My dad laughs a lot he’s like “you don’t even buy me stuff” I go “you only want shaving cream and shea butter stuff.” He was like ” that is a fact.” My father is now on the nivea men shaving cream train that I have been on for some time. He loves it and says he doesn’t know why he didn’t get it all this time. This amazing shaving cream is about $2.85-3.50 best budget shaving cream I’ve ever used. He uses the blue version I use the white.

 

 

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Drugstore Find: Nivea men Sensitive Shaving Foam

My dad used to go “why is it you’re now using shaving cream for men and fancy ones” I’d laugh and tell him I was always on the hunt for a decent one from a drugstore and that shaving cream for men/and generally ones for their face was more ideal for my dry and sensitive body. He’d be like “ok…” So I’d tried lots of drugstore ones, a couple fancy ones I really liked the Malin+Goetz shaving cream and the Ursa Major one…but I always wanted to cut budget where I could and find—this Nivea men sensitive shaving foam.

Lucky for me it was sold at a supermarket right by our house, and they carried the gel and cream version but I decided cream was more my thing. It is made in Germany I paid about $1.84 after discounts and I was like wait I feel so guilty the can is so big.

So here’s some of the cool points of the shaving foam

-it smells like the usual masculine cologne HOWEVER it isn’t as strong and doesn’t linger as much as some other brands

-it is gentle and feels soothing on the skin

-contains ingredients like vitamin e, chamomile, and witch hazel.

-after shaving I didn’t feel uncomfortable

I will be repurchasing once I run out.