Shopping Ban Update – Week 3

“Shame… Shame… Shame…”, bet lots of you can guess where I am going with this and holy canolli were the last two episodes of Game of Thrones epic or what?!?  Back to reality, I have good news and not so great news. 


Firstly, I am proud to say I paid off my Visa entirely (happy dance!) and my line of credit is GONE.  I released some funds which I was planning on doing something else with to abolish these additional expenses, which were hanging over me daily.  I was so stressed about paying all of my regular bills in addition to my debt, I felt I needed to do something drastic. I do alright financially as far as what I make, but trying to pay off more than one debt source is over whelming.  It never used to bother me before until I met my boyfriend whom I seem to have inherited his anxiety over consumer debt. He has none besides the healthy owning a home with mortgage payments.  It is a huge relief for me to pay off the credit card and line of credit.  Now, all I have is my loan which seems so much easier to tackle so I can put any extra money I save onto this and hopefully never find myself in this position again. 

Now the not so great news… I went shopping and paid with cash thank you!  On Canada Day I was sitting on my one Patio Chair which also happened to resemble the Canadian Flag.  Well, I was sitting on it and the material ripped in a non-repairable way.  You can see my male Siamese, Gershwin sitting upon the chair.

On July 2nd, I went and purchased a pair of chairs and a table for $115.00 taxes in! 

It would have been a more romantic photo minus the cat tunnel and the croissant I gobbled down before taking the above snap.  Oh well….

Then… Last week I decided to host a party for Younique; it is a higher end make up brand which my colleague from work is representing as a part time gig.  I wanted to support her & I have seen the results with my own two eyes.  Well, dang it anyway! Not the best idea to host a makeup party if you are a recovering shopaholic. 

Anyway…  I have been coveting the 3D Fiber Mascara by Younique for a couple of months now. 


Picture of Katie’s three eyelash states below:


Crazy stuff man!

Well, I want it!  I am fair skinned and I have never had much for eyelashes, so I decided I am going to bite bullet and buy the mascara. Well, then she showed the pallete one eyeshadow. 


I love these colors as they are neutrals, I know I can work with them and I have seen Katie’s eyes at work, and I need…  Hosting a makeup party as a girly girl shopaholic is setting yourself up for failure when it comes to a shopping ban. 

I have watched several videos on Younique both through their site and with a variety of vloggers giving reviews and all I have heard is positive stuff regarding their products. 

I actually ordered the presenters kit because it is the biggest bang for your buck.  I paid by credit card but I factored in the cost before paying my credit card off. I am a shopper not a seller, although I have been given a website to sell Younique products, I really just want my makeup! The 3D Fiber Mascara and Palette One eyeshadow if I were to buy individually cover the cost of the presentation kit and it also includes a whack of samples!  Giddy up babies!


And no shipping charges but only for July! That is Katie above.   If you want in on this sweet score – Katie doesn’t receive a commission, and you will receive your own Younique business website.  You don’t have to sell, but there are a lot of good incentives and rewards which go beyond money. I just know me and I cannot see myself putting in the time and energy.  Who knows though…

I will be reviewing all of the stuff I receive in my presenters kit and I will give you my honest opinion.  I am not great with makeup, so I will probably watch some tutorial videos before I post anything to be fair too.  If any of this does happen to interest you check out Katie’s site.

https://www.youniqueproducts.com/KatieMeisner/business/presenterinfo

Now onto other expenses…


Next item to add to the shopping spree…  The iPhone & iPad cord chewed through by none other than Suki the naughtiest Siamese kitty alive!  This destruction commenced at 5am during a “bio break” in my LOO.  Not impressed…


Still love the cross eyed monster! But this is going to cost me at least $20.  Which I will pay with cash…

The shopping ban continues, but in the meanwhile…


Peace & Love – Rachel

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You Know Jacques!

Living in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. BA in Political Science, bailed on pursuing law school or international relations. Despite always wanting to be a writer, wound up in the wonderful world of HR. Opinionated yet reserved due to being Canadian and career choice. Hope you enjoy what I have to share. x

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