My face cream is dwindling down. I think I have 4, maybe 5 days left at the most. And as I was perusing Sephora online, I was comparing the prices between US and Canada. $38 US for a jar of Philosophy cream I was thinking about trying, vs. $50 CAD for the same one. I wonder if the prices in the stores are the same. I will make a trip to the mall today to check it out (I’m going to get my hair cut – haven’t gone over 3 months – my hair is looking a little sad).
But since I was contemplating a trip to Washington to check out Express jeans, it’s just another incentive to take a trip down if I can save quite a bit of money on my face creams. Depending on the prices in the mall store, that is. It might add up to be a good chunk of savings. Even with the exchange rate. And I’m all about saving money.
Just for reference, these are the items I was thinking of getting:
- Philosophy Hope In A Jar For Dry Sensitive Skin – 2 oz ($38 US)
- Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Replenishing Cream – 2 oz ($48 US)
- Philosophy Hope In A Tube Eye & Lip Cream – 0.5 oz ($30 US)
- Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser – 16 oz ($32 US)
Total potential cost: $148 US
I anticipated paying around $150 to replace my entire face care regime, so this is right on track. Maybe a tad more. It is very rare that I have to buy everything all at once, but like I said before, I’ve only been using my day cream for the past 7 weeks, since I ran out of eye cream and night cream in December. Plus these jars are bigger by 0.5 oz than what I usually buy, for the same cost. Which is a bonus.
Well, as you can tell by my NetworthIQ, I’ve dropped a few thousand dollars this month. Which hurts a bit, because I worked my butt off to earn a lot of extra money this month. But I adjusted the value of my 2 vehicles (BF is buying my old Golf off me, so I adjusted for the amount still owing), and my Retirement Portfolio took a beating this month.
That being said, I was able to hit all of my savings targets that I set for myself in my February Goals. But I’ll have a re-cap of that sometime next week.
I’m also anxiously awaiting my tax papers. I made last-minute RRSP contributions since January 1, totaling about $2,000. I’m still really thinking about maxing out my TFSA this year instead of pouring all my money into my RRSPs – just to get a bit of diversity. I have less than 5% of my Retirement Portfolio in TFSA.
So I finally had enough Amazon gift cards (from Swagbucks) to place another order with free shipping.
Here is what I ordered:
- Dear John by Nicholas Sparks ($5) – kind of a guilty pleasure read. I find Sparks to be super super cheesy, but I’ve been wanting a light read and the movie has sparked my interest in this book.
- Ryan Adams & the Cardinals: A View of Other Windows by Phil Lesh, Ryan Adams & Neal Casal ($20.38) – well, come on. I’m not going to not buy it. It’s a collection of about 200 photos of the band while on tour. Very excited for it.
- No More Trouble Zones by Jillian Michaels ($9.99) – I’m really excited for this!
- Yoga Meltdown by Jillian Michaels ($9.99) – it’s on pre-order right now and is the #1 selling yoga DVD on Amazon.ca. I figure Jillian will make a yoga workout pretty intense, and that will probably help me from getting bored. Definitely will be better than the Wii Fit yoga.
I heart Swagbucks and I heart getting all of these items for free. Because aside from that Nicolas Sparks book (has anyone seen the movie BTW? Any good?), I would have forked over to buy the items eventually.
Because I chose free shipping, everything will be shipped once that Yoga DVD is in stock. So I should get this order in a few weeks. Yay!