February Budget

February Budget


Hey guys! It’s Veronica and this is going
to be the video where I tell you what I bought with my budget during February,
what I want to buy in March. And if I still want the things that I wanted last
month and how I feel about my purchases and my budget. This is a project that is
very heavily inspired by Hannah Louise Poston I will link her channel down
below. I am just as a disclaimer very much in my head at the moment. I have
some bullet points for this video but I am very much in my head and I have a lot
of things not budget related that I am thinking about. So I am doing some
crocheting, I’m probably not gonna hold it all the way up here, but I’m doing
some crocheting because that helps me a bit. So to begin with: what did I buy in
February? For February I had a budget of 1.366 SEK and of that I spent 1.335. So rolling over to next month I have 30 SEK plus my monthly budget off 1.000 SEK is of course like not
the same as pounds, euros or dollars so the estimated dollar amount for my
monthly budget is about 100 dollars So, anyway I made a lot of
purchases. I made a lot of smaller ones. Last month I did like one or two bigger
things and this month I just did a whole bunch of smaller ones. So let’s just tell
you what those were. So I knew I was going to buy a new mascara because the
one that I had was all dried up and basically unusable, I used it all up. And
I bought this NYX Stacked Lush Lashes Mascara. I strongly
dislike this. It was 50 Swedish crowns on sale and I just… It’s the second NYX
mascara that I’ve tried and I’m not going to try any more of them at all.
Because I don’t know if it is the wands or the formulas or whatever it is. But I
really strongly dislike these. I’m going to TRY to use this up because I have it
and I don’t want to spend more money than necessary. But honestly, I put it on
today and I it was a struggle. It doesn’t do much except just gunk my lashes up,
the few times when it actually dispenses any product.. So this is the second time I
bought a NYX mascara and I’m still not happy with it so I’ll probably just go to
find something else, because this did not work for me, at all. And I will
try to use it up as much as I can. I can hear the dog started growling a bit in
her sleep so if you hear weird noises it’s probably her dreaming. I also said
that I knew that I was going to buy the Hylaoronic Acid from The Ordinary and
I did. This is just the cardboard box it came in it’s currently in my bathroom cabinet because I love this. I’ve been using
one bottle up, maybe two even, and this is my second or third bottle. I like it, I
like it a lot, I use it basically every day and yeah it’s nice. The mascara was
50 SEK I don’t know if I mentioned that, this one was 89;90
so basically 90 SEK so yeah. It was a replacement, I still like it, I’m
content with this purchase, so that’s a good thing. Then I bought two frames for pictures that I painted and I’m very pleased that
I did it. It was just some cheap frames. Together, they were on sale,
both of them together it was 69;80 SEK and I have them up here,
which you can’t see but if I remember I will take a picture and put it on the
screen here or something. So yeah I’m pleased with that purchase.
They’re not the fanciest frames, they’re just standard black but I am very happy
to finally have some of my paintings up. Even if I thought maybe I should have
put them them lower so like, you could see them as well. But yeah, as I said, if I
remember there should be a picture here. I also at the same time fell for the
temptation and bought two like – what do you call them? Pipes of Pringles, like the
chips. They were not great flavors but I fell for it, so that’s kind of also
included in my budget. So those worth 33;80 SEK and I definitely
regret that purchase because they were kind of gross. Moving on, I bought some
things on a second hand. I realized that I stopped crocheting and maybe I should
just not do it whilst I’m trying to hold things up. I can go on with that later. So I
went on into the second-hand shop and I bought three things in there. So the
first thing that I bought is this tiny novella this is by Jens Lapidus and it is
called Heder which would be Honor in English. So I think that Jens Lapidus
has written, what’s it called? Is it “Snabba Cash”? I remember his name and if I’m not
entirely wrong he has been writing books that aren’t really in my my area. I think
you would classify them as thrillers. I have no idea, but I thought that this
novella looked like just, really pretty artwork, it’s really pretty
anyway. I thought that I should try it. It’s 30 pages, it’s tiny, it was 5 SEK. So really cheap, so I could try his
writing. And I want to read more novellas and short stories. So I haven’t read it
yet though, but I will soon, so that, that, purchase I feel pretty ok with. Another
one that I feel very much ok with is a pattern that I’ve been trying to find
for a while in a secondhand shop and it is this it is secondhand, but I think
all of the pattern pieces were still in it. It is for a trouser skirt thing, and
I’ve been wanting to make one for a long time and I found the pattern for 5 SEK I thought that I had suitable fabric for a mock-up of making
these but apparently I don’t. So if I’m not going to make accidental
purchases like this where I think I have the material at home but I don’t. I’m
going to make a inventory list of all my crafting stuff so I know what I
have. I didn’t think I had enough to be confused of what I had and not. But
apparently I am. This is on the verge of being not a good thing for my budgets
things because I was I wasn’t supposed to be allowed to buy crafty stuff for
projects that I’m not currently doing but I thought that I would just be able
to get home and start making these, so it was a bad judgment, but a pattern that I
really want. And I don’t think it technically breaks my rules, but I need
to be more careful in the future. So still happy, with that, that was 5 SEK if I haven’t said. And then I bought a skirt. It’s a beautiful
skirt, I’m so happy when I found it. I tried it on and it fit me and everything
and it’s this lovely wool skirt and it’s the perfect length,
it goes like halfway between my knee and my foot. So it’s the perfect length and
it’s really pretty and I’m so happy because it’s a hundred
percent wool except for the lining inside. but however I saw that there were a whole bunch of holes. So if anyone has
any suggestions how to fix holes like these. There are many so I’m thinking
that they might have been some vermin on it but I couldn’t find any and I washed
it and I got the suggestion that I was supposed to freeze it just to be safe,
so I’m probably going to do that. It’s weird but sure, yeah. If anyone has any
suggestions of how to fix those kinds of holes I would be very happy to hear them,
and if not, I still want to make use of the fabric that is still good. So I would
love suggestions of what I can make with this skirt if I can’t fix it. And that
skirt was 40 SEK so that secondhand journey took me up to 50.
Which wasn’t too bad. On my way home from that store, I found some sticker paper.
This is basically self-adhesive labels but I wanted to print my own stickers
for my bullet journal. Like standard things, that I want to use in my bullet
journal and design myself. But I’m not going to sell, because not that great of a
designer, so I thought that this sticker paper pack would be enough for me to
experiment with. And it was 69 SEK And this is just a note for me to
remember how to put them in the printer so that it prints on the actual sticky
side and not the other side so.. But these I have tried doing some stuff with it
and so far I’ve been having fun so I don’t regret that. I’ve been on the
lookout for these for a while. And then I bought books. So this is more of why you’re here right? I bought “The Girl Aquarium” by Jen
Campbell. This is a poetry collection and I’m so excited to finally have it. I
wanted to buy it when it came out, I think it was April of last year.
I really wanted to buy it and I just couldn’t really justify me spending
money on books at that certain point. So now I finally have it. I have taken
a look at some of the poems but not all of them yet. And I love Jen Campbell’s
writing so much. I will link her YouTube channel in the description down below.
And also to the Goodreads for this book. And at the same order I absolutely
accidentally, made it the last pre-order day for this book, this is: “Cute
Hand Lettering, for journals, planners and more.” by Cindy Guentert-Baldo and I’m a
big fan of her YouTube channel and that’s how I knew she was coming out
with this one. So apparently I ordered it on the last pre-order day and that means
it’s the first time I’ve ever pre-ordered a book so yay! Cindy was my
first! I have taken a look through the book and I’ve started with some of the
exercises in it and so far I’m really liking it. I know that Cindy was, is
adamant the word to use here? Very adamant that it shouldn’t all be like
practice paper and filler but it should be a lot of instructions, but also
practice paper, but not only practice paper. My only con with this book,
since this is actually a practice hand lettering book, my only con with it is
it’s too small. Like the book itself is really cute in the sizing and everything
and the inside are really cute as well. Just it’s really hard for me to
write in this small of a book, especially when it’s kind of thick. So it feels weird
for my hand when I’m trying to write in it, especially when I come further down
on the page. That’s my only con so far, but I really
really like it, and I really adore Cindy’s YouTube channel so I will link
that in the description down below as well. Both of those books made my order
come to 213;29 SEK so that’s that. I am making a gift for one of my friends and I include
gifts in my budget, at least currently I am. So the supplies that I bought for
that gift which shall not be shown on camera since she might be watching. The
supplies that I have purchased for it so far has come up to 152 SEK
there is going to be more money involved in that gift but the supplies that I
have at home currently is to 152 SEK and I shall have to purchase more
later. One of the stores that I actually find very cozy in the town where I live
has moved to a different spot and when I was walking past them I decided to just
check it out and see how their new location is and I found some tea that
sounded interesting and very much to my taste. So I got it and it’s a Christmas
tree, Christmas tree? Christmas tea! So it was very heavily discounted, like a
quarter of the price so it was 20 SEK instead of almost 90. So
yeah, this is black tea, cardamom, what’s that called…
I forgot, Kryddnejlika, if I remember I’ll put the English word here. Some kind
of flower, citrus peel, black pepper, ginger and orange essence or something
and cream essence. And it is really good. I’m not drinking spicy tea only during
Christmas I’m drinking them year around so I don’t care if this is a Christmas
tea. It was still really tasty and definitely worth the money. I also ate
out at a restaurant with my friends twice this month and that is included in
my budget, so those two times together turned out to be 294 SEK and
definitely worth it. Spending time with my friends and eating good food? Yeah
worth it! So don’t regret that. I also paid my share of a collective, collective?
I think that’s what I’m trying to say, a gift, my share of a gift to my friend so
since we’re a bunch of people sharing the cost, mine ended up being, my share of
the cost ended up being 94 SEK. So as I’m including gifts
it’s here and of course I’m not going to regret that. It’s a useful gift for her
and it’s really cute as well. So the last thing that I bought is the purchase that
made me the happiest. And it’s this lamp right behind me. I love it, it’s gorgeous,
it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. I can, if I do some screwing over here, I
can move this so that it shines the light on different.. I can adjust the
light basically, and over here I can also adjust the height of the lamp so this is
not the full height it’s somewhere in the middle and I love it. It is perfect.
I’ve been waiting to find something like that for such a long time. I am so happy
that I found it. I found it on like a Facebook page where people sell stuff
and I loved it. and it was only 200 SEK That is a fraction of the
price that I would have been willing to pay for a lamp like this. So I’m very
happy that I managed to buy it. I just I love that every time I look at that
lamp I am so happy. And it’s just everything that I’ve been looking for
when it comes to a good floor lamp. I’m really happy. Okay, I’m picking up my crocheting
again. And I’m not going to keep it over here just so you can watch it.
Probably going to have it down here. Anyway so, addressing what I thought that
I wanted in my last video because this is the part where I reflect on wants and
how sometimes they disappear and sometimes they grow stronger and I need
to do some more reflecting over that. So this is that part. Last video, I told you
that I wanted to buy the colour-pop dream big bundle. I think it’s a
bundle of six of their monochromatic nine pan eyeshadow palettes. I still kind
of want these but I don’t want them as much. I don’t really feel like I need
them or anything. I want them, because I wanted to play with eyeshadow and those
just fit what I wanted. I still want them. I am NOT going to buy them. I didn’t buy
them and I’m not going to buy them now either because I do prioritize other
things above them. But I still think that it looks like a nice bundle and I still
have some desire to purchase it. However, no, it’s not the right time.
I did say that I was going to buy the Hylauronic Acid from The Ordinary. I did that and,
I’m very pleased. I knew that I was going to buy that. So yeah, I also said that I
needed a new mascara and I bought a new one, hate it, it’s just not for me, at all. Absolutely not for me. So I’m not very
happy with that. I also wanted to try out the sunscreen from The Ordinary, the
mineral sunscreen. I couldn’t find it in store but I still really need to find a
good sunscreen for me and I am thinking now like sunscreen is important. It is
way more important than eye shadow. Sunscreen is basically like
safety, because it protects you. So I’m kind of thinking should I remove
sunscreen from being in my budgeting and actually just do that as a necessity
purchase. Or should I keep it in here? I don’t know. I think I’m going to not put
sunscreen in my budget, because it’s not like I’m impulse buying sunscreen, I’ve
never done that and I think it’s way too important to be neglected if I don’t
want to spend budget on it. So I think that I’m going to try and find that
sunscreen, but I’m not going to use my budgeted “fun budget money” for it. I’m
probably going to just buy that with my “necessity” money instead, yes I will. I am
fine with that decision, that feels like a good decision. And I’ve been thinking
about that for a while, like two weeks, so I’m not just hastily changing my budget
rules or anything. I also wanted to try the Retinol from The Ordinary. I still
want to try it. But in store, I can only find the higher percentage of that
retinol and I don’t want to shock my skin and possibly make it angry. So I am
probably not interested enough to make an order from a website to buy it. And
since I couldn’t find it in store I kind of feel like” yeah I don’t know” I don’t
know if I find it that important, at the moment I just wanted to try it. If I do
order the sunscreen maybe if they have the retinol with a lower percentage
maybe I’ll buy it. I’m not sure. I just, I don’t really know. I don’t feel as
strongly about it anymore and I didn’t feel that strongly about it previously
either. But now even less. Yarn for projects.
That’s something that I wanted to buy. I did buy some for the gift project I’m
currently working on. This is not that. I need to buy more yarn for the actual
project to be able to continue with it but I don’t have money to spend until
well, today, when you’re watching this probably. So I will purchase more yarn
for that project when I start with my March budget which will be from February
25th to I think March 24th. This yarn however, this is new. I got this because I
go to these sewing meetings once a month and there was this lady there that
was just like “hi I’m going through everything that I don’t need do you want
this?” And she basically just pushed a bag full of yarn on to me and I was like
“okay thank you so much” so I’m making stuff with these currently, because I
need to wait for more money for the big projects, so I’m making tiny projects by
the side. Yep the gift for the baby shower I knew that I was going to
purchase, or pay my part in it and I’m glad I did so that I did buy that and
yeah there’s really nothing more to say from for that. And then I had a little
bit of a conundrum, I think. I’m trying to use more words that I have in my
vocabulary but I’m, that I’m too scared to use because I’m scared of
using them wrong, since you might know, English is not my native language! I’m
Swedish. So I just want to be more comfortable using more words so tell me
if I’m using them right or wrong! So conundrum, I guess. I was thinking last
time when I checked in in a video like this I had received some gifts from
close relatives, like money, gifts in the form of money and I was going to use
that to go and visit some of my friends. But that didn’t happen. I’m really sad
about that because I missed those friends I haven’t seen them for over two
years. So I missed them a lot and I want to meet them again. But I got a flat
tire on my car and it was just trash so I had to use the money for gas I was
planning on spending on the journey to see my friends that didn’t happen.
Because I had to pay for a new tire. So that ate up all of the money for the gas.
So I didn’t go, and I’m sad. I am happy that I got a new tire of course, because
I need it. Because I need my car, but I am sad that I got the flat tire in the
first place, because that made it so I couldn’t afford to go visit my friends.
And that’s a bit sad. I think that’s all that I talked about in my last video
like this. So let’s move on to things that I think, that I want now. So what I
want for the moment, what my wants are. I want to finally buy myself a pair of
Lucy and Yak dungarees! I’ve been wanting to buy dungarees from them for
like a year but I never set aside money for it.
And I was actually considering spending my budget money, most of my budget money,
on a pair of dungarees last month. But I didn’t, because to buy that pair and then
shipping, yay, it would have been almost all of my budget, and I wasn’t ready for
that at the moment. So I still want those dungarees really bad
but I think I’m going to have to wait and just give myself a little
bit more of a backup money for those. But do want them. I really, really do want
them. And I would get so much use out of them because they seem to be the
comfiest thing. Something that I do know that I want to spend my money on is to
renew my book subscription. If you didn’t know. I have been subscribed to the
English bookshop’s kind of like book club-ish thing. You basically, you sign up
which category of books you want to receive from them and then you pay a
monthly fee, or a quarterly fee, or half a year, or one year. I have been doing the
quarterly fee so I get one book a month for three months and I am getting books
from their fantasy category. And I’ve been very pleased with them so far and
I’m going to renew my subscription to them. I know that I will do that. I know
that that will be a cost of 450 SEK which I’m very happy to pay.
However I do have 500 SEK in my book budget which is separate from my budget here. So
I’m kind of thinking, if I don’t know which budget I’m going to use. So will I
use my “book budget” money or will I use my “fun money” money? I don’t know, we shall see what I decide. Because it is a book purchase and my book dedicated budget is
also part somewhat of this. It’s a grey area, but I can use that money to
buy books. I don’t know what I’m going to do, how I’m going to do it. But I do know
that I will definitely be renewing my subscription. The next thing that I want
is. I want to update my filming camera. I am NOT a big fan of the camera that I’m
currently using. I also want to update my lighting situation because I’m not a big
fan of that either. And that is going to be a lot of money.
So I know that I would never afford it with just one month budget. And I don’t
know if that is something that I’m going to use this budget to save up for,
because that would be boring, actually it would be really boring. Because a decent
camera would be like, around five hundred dollars probably, plus shipping, if I
don’t go to a store and buy it. And I am currently looking to find what kind of
camera I want. I am NOT going to buy it now. I know that I’m not gonna buy it now,
because I can’t afford it. But I want to figure out what model I want and then
save up for that model. But I don’t know if that’s going to be in my current
budget or not, or if it’s going to be something else, I have no idea. I am very
conflicted. And also I’ve been thinking about, like if I want to keep doing this.
I always get angry with my equipment but you could also blame me for not knowing
how to use it, I’m sure. I’m sure I could better this by learning more but I don’t
have the energy. I want something simple and this camera is, how old? Like 7 years
old? I’m using I’m using a Nikon D5100, I guess. I have had it since 2013 and I
don’t like it. It’s not meant for filming, and I am basically never taking pictures
anymore, I have had filming take over my interest. But also, I am getting kind of,
kind of like wanting to give up this channel. I’ve been feeling like that for a while back and forth. I have so many things
that I want to do with it but I don’t know if I have enough energy
in me to do it and I’m kind of just feeling a bit discouraged. I probably
will continue, this is not me saying I’m going to leave booktube or anything. This
is just me being, like, I feel discouraged and I don’t know, and it’s not gonna
be better just because I buy a new camera. But it might make the setup
easier and me actually sitting down and filming to be something I do more often.
So I’m having thoughts and feelings. That’s what I’m having right now.
Thoughts and feelings. So whatever I decide to do, with whatever. I
will report it back in next month budget video. I just have a lot of behind the
scenes thinking to do. And I yeah, I have a lot of thinking to do. That’s, that’s,
basically it. So much thinking to do. So I think that this is all that I have to
report back to you. And next month I’m thinking of doing a quarterly check-in
kind of thing. Like checking in if I.. Like how I feel. Like how I’m doing with this
and if all the rules are still necessary and if all of the rules were done in a
way that’s going to benefit me. Because that’s the entire idea of this. Is that
it’s going to benefit me and my mind. Next month will probably be a bit more
chatty, if I don’t just have straight-up come up with a simple solution. We shall
see, I will report back. I think that’s it. I desperately, desperately, need to take a
nap now. I’m just kind of overwhelmed today so thank you. Yeah. Thank you
you so, so much for watching I hope that you have a great day. And I hope to see
you in another video, hopefully relatively soon. Bye!

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