It's time for my Monthly Purchases post. If you read my blog then you might be aware by now that I have a monthly post about my purchases or new things that I owned that month. This post was originally written as my attempt to write about any personal purchases I made in a month that usually responsible for the mysterious case of some missing amount of money from my bank account ^o^
Sadly, when I'm sad I shop. And my husband always took me shopping whenever I feel down because he believes that shopping can make me happy again (and how true is that! ;p) But not that kind of BIG shopping,no. Usually a little window shopping with a small purchase would be enough to make me happy so no need to go big spender here (well maybe unless if I were really really really sad ^o^). And being a woman we are doomed to be moody, so there were times when I'm in a sad mood and hubby made me shop, but there were also many times when I was simply tempted to buy something. Oh women, when will we learn? ;p
So anyway, this post is about last month's (MAY) new things and purchases. Lately I got so lucky because starting the last 2 months I got a lot of new cute and lovely stuffs for free so I don't need to spend much money to have new things. Like last month, I got some hand-me-downs and this month I got more free stuffs! Thank you God of the season!
And here we go...
Shampoo & Conditioner from L'oreal!
L'oreal Indonesia sent me this set of L'oreal Nutri-Gloss Light Shampoo & Conditioner for me to try. They also invite me to join their L'oreal Star Blogger Campaign. First, they sent me some questions about my hair condition and then they sent me the range that they think would suit my hair best. They sent me a BIG bottle of shampoo & conditioner. And I think I have just found my perfect shampoo/conditioner! Read my review here..
Static-free Ionic hair brush and comb from Jaguar, complete with a traveling case,
and a 4gb Transcend USB / Flash Drive!
I got invited to an event of meet & greet with Jammal Hamadi (hollywood's hair stylist). The event was also a small blogger meet-up. The event was held at The Edge which is a famous roof-top cafe and restaurant at Kemang area. I really enjoyed the event as this is my first ever blogger meet-up, and everybody who attended got themselves a black goody bag with above items. I have been looking for a really good hair brush but never got the chance to buy it because "really good hair brush" usually means "expensive hairbrush". So when I received these STATIC-FREE hair brush and comb from Jaguar I was really excited! The static-free feature is really great if used with a hair dryer.
I also always wanted to buy my own USB because I always used my hubby's so when I received this USB from Transcend I was really surprised. Actually this goody bag is fulfilling my needs ;p Read about the event on my blog here..
Two cute character pillows!
These are souvenirs that I got from my nephew's birthday party. Aren't these pillows so cuteee? Kero Keroppi and Garfield!
A pretty journal!
I got this pretty orange journal as a souvenir from my friend's wedding party. I love the classic print on it and I also love the color. It's quite thick and has blank pages. I use this to jot down notes.
A Turquoise Cut-Out Top and a Black Wrap Knitted Cardigan!
Remember the $75 Gift certificate that I won from a giveaway? I mentioned about it in one of my post a while ago. I won it since November or December last year but the gift certificate didn't have an expiration date so I kept it. But then I finally gave in and decide to redeem my gift certificate. I chose this turquoise blouse with laser-cut detail (did I mention that I'm in love with turquoise nowadays?) and a black knitted wrap cardigan. They came all along from USA and I love them so much. The turquoise blouse is like my favorite blouse right now, I wear it everywhere. And the black cardigan? I don't think I ever own a richly-thick-but-really-comfy cardigan until now :D
Another turquoise blouse!
My sister in law got me surprised when she gave me this turquoise blouse. She bought it but it's too small on her so she gave it to me. I mean, this is such a very nice surprise, another new turquoise! Love it.
An orange & gold purse/clutch !
This is also such a lovely surprise. I got this as a free bonus, I was really surprised when I found this inside the package of the hair curling iron and mini flat iron that I bought from katalog BCA (read below)..
Stylerush Mini Flat Iron and Epic Curling Iron!
I bought these two hair stylers from my bank catalog (katalog BCA) with my credit card account. They had a special offer for a package of these two. Actually I have always wanted to buy a hair straightener iron with ion but couldn't seems to find the right one so I opted for this cute mini sized flat iron instead. Well, it's not ionized but it's very small so it's easy to bring everywhere. It has LED indicator, Sleep Mode and a global voltage (this means I could take this anywhere in the world).
I also always wanted to buy a new hair curling iron because the old one is broken. This one also has LED indicator, and ceramic coated barrel. Both has cute pink color!
Thank you BCA, buying from your catalog is as easy as one two three.
Cosmetic case from Estee Lauder!
I needed a new cosmetic case badly so after browsing here and there I finally decided to get this one. I love the color combination of this one, it's turquoise and pink. Lovely! (yes, i told you i'm in love with turquoise right now). And it holds a lot of stuffs too, actually it holds more stuff than my previous cosmetic case so I guess this is a good buy.
4 pieces of 3D table mats!
I got these when we were at the ACE Hardware store. I immediately eyed this glimmering 3D beauty from afar and grabbed my husband to see it. Hubby loved it too. And I really love the Parisienne Bistro picture in it (not to mention that it's 3D!), and it's cheap too (only IDR 9000-an) so I decided to buy 4 pieces of it to complete our future dinner table :)
Olay White Radiance Moisturizer (2 bottles).
I have used up my Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel until the bottle can't pump no more. I love using it, I think it really does a different in my skin condition, but too bad it didn't have any whitening ingredient in it and I need a whitening formula right now because I've been in the sun too long these past few months. So when I finished my bottle of Clinique DDL I decided to try a new moisturizer with whitening formula. I got tempted when I saw the ad of this Olay White Radiance moisturizer and decided to try it. After all, I already have Olay White Radiance Night Cream on my dressing table (psst, trust me, the combination of Clinique DDL and Olay WR night cream is really great! I had a really bad breakouts the other day and I used this combo day and night for a few days and the breakouts cleared itself! It only took a few days to a week for this combo to work!).
Anyway, they didn't have the full sized bottle of this Olay WR moisturizer at the store so I bought two of this smaller-sized bottles instead. After using it together with the night cream for 2 weeks it finally started showing great results.
Shawl/Pashmina from Marks&Spencers!
I bought this shawl/pashmina after eyeing it for a couple of weeks. This shawl/pashmina has a hidden built-in sleeve so it would never fall off your shoulder. I love to wear it as a cardigan. I also love the pocket detail at the front and the fringe also look great. This has been my most worn item for the last few weeks now :)
Shell shaped container!
I saw this shell container in Carrefour Dept Store when they launched their new community market campaign the other day. It's handmade and it has a pretty lacquered pearlescent white-y color. It could be used as a small plate for candies, a soap dispenser or as a part of a table setting or decoration. I think this would look cute in my future apt bathroom so I bought it :)
Esprit jacket for hubby!
Hubby's old trusted H&M denim jacket has been so worn out it breaks apart and ripped in some places. Poor hubby, it's his most lovable jacket, he had it since 4 years ago and wear it almost everyday. Now that it's worn-out so bad it's time to get him a new jacket. I showed him this jacket when we were out shopping and he loved it. Now hubby got a new jacket :)
Alhamdulillah, masi bisa dapet barang gretongan lumayan banyak :D
Well, I think I didn't really spent too much cash this month of May because some of my purchases were bought with credit cards (the two hair stylers and hubby's Esprit jacket).
PLEASE NOTE that hubby's personal shopping list is not included in this post because I only put my own personal purchases/expenses here, meaning: purchases that came out of my own bank account. We each had our personal account for personal expenses, and then another account to store the money that we use for our monthly house needs such as groceries, bills, doctors, etc..
So this post is actually about my own account, the Esprit jacket is on me, I bought it for hubby so I included it in this post but the rest of hubby's own personal expenses is not listed here. So that doesn't mean that I shop many things while hubby doesn't ;p
Okay, see you on my next post!