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What To Buy + How To Shop

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I stopped buying the limited release makeup kits from Pat McGrath Labs after Lust 004. They were too limited and the scramble to get your hands on a set always led to bad decision making when it came to just how much I should spend. Especially when…

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Plan your purchases. Never pay full price. Nothing irks me more than paying full price for something I regularly buy. Because its so avoidable, and who likes paying more than they have to? Its avoidable because sales, for the most part, work on a 12 month…

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Anyone who has been shopping online for a decent period of time will have signed up to dozens, if not hundreds of retail newsletters. (Not mentioning any names, E, but how’s your inbox looking?) Often part of the signup process involves divulging some…

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My lovely new insta-bud Karlie tagged me in The Best Of Skincare tag making the rounds of the Instagram skincare community. Of course, I couldn’t be succinct enough to post within the word limit on Instagram. Short answers are not my super-power. So this…

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Stress buying: Where the rate of money you spend rises in direct correlation to your stress levels. They’re always impulse purchases, usually with reckless disregard for your bank balance, and you justify it to yourself a little along these lines: I hate…

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I have a confession to make: I’ve been cheating on my Leuchtturm1917 since October. With Hobonichi Techo. Don’t get me wrong. I’m still a faithful bullet journal-er and I love Leuchtturm1917 for is quality and thoughtfulness of design. But there was…

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Well, this is rather late seeing we're half way through February. I've been cheating on my Leuchtturm1917. #bulletjournal #hobonichi

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The Throw Pillow. Why do we buy them? I mean, does anyone actually use them? Apart from my mum on the odd occasion she visits and stuffs one behind the small of her back in a very uncomfortable looking manner. (Hi Mum!) I’m not convinced they actually do…

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Hello lovelies! Just a short-n-sweet message to say that you can now follow Betty and I on Bloglovin’: Follow my blog with Bloglovin For those that aren’t in the know, Bloglovin’ is a feed reader that will compile all the Fashion, Food and Lifestyle blogs…

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This past week has been CRAZY. Everything is happening at once with no signs of slowing down. Sunday, The Compulsive Consumer was meant to re-launch as Betty Spender, and instead malfunctioned dramatically. Monday saw me frantically – and covertly –…
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