Minimalism Challenge Day 30:
Evaluate your last 5 purchases

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Kielhs Midnight Recovery Concentrate 50ml

484 Kr (apr. 60 USD)

I bought the Kielh’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate in Copenhagen airport on the way to Norway after my Easter vacations. I love the Daily Reviving Concentrate and I had to have this as well. This thing makes me happy and relaxed every single time I put it on my skin. It is also very hydrating, but I don’t know what to compare it too. I am very happy with my purchase, especially since it retails for 72 USD.

H&M Patterned Loose Fit Pants

99 Kr (apr. 13 USD)

This was something I bought for my trip to Singapore. We were warned that the weather is very warm, but it can be cold inside the conference centre, so I wanted something versatile. A friend of mine was wearing something similar last summer and I love how effortless it looked on her. Purchase justified.

MAC Dozen Carnations Lipstick

179 Kr (apr. 22 USD)

Guilty purchase. This is a bad habit of mine. Whenever I feel down, I go by the MAC store and swatch things. I tried this lipstick on and it brightened my mood. I couldn’t leave without it. The next few times I wore it I realised I prefer So Chaud over this, because it’s much brighter and pigmented and because this one has a weird perl finish I’m not sold on. I may buy a bright orange lipliner to see if I can make it work that way. All in all, I could have skipped that.

Casall Sports Bra

399 Kr (apr. 50 USD)

I’m not sure I needed that, but I saw it in a newsletter (before I unsubscribed from all the newsletters as part of this challenge) and I wanted to make it mine. In my defence, I only have one sports bra and this will be used a lot. I could have bought something cheaper though, but look at these details. Ohhhhh…

Nike Lunarglide 6

799 Kr (apr. 100 USD)

I bought these on the same day I bought the sports bra. I was so ready to retire one of my old pairs and my feet had been hurting a lot from running with the same shoes for a couple of weeks. I love Lunarglide 6 and I have another pair of these. They may be the best running shoes for me. Totally worth the splurge. Plus they were on sale!

I wrote this post on May 3rd, 2o16 and my first of the 5 purchases was on March 28th, 2016, which means I spent 1.960 Kr (apr. 245 USD or 212 Eur). All in all, apart from the MAC lipstick (why, why, why couldn’t I buy Lady Danger instead?), all my other purchases are things that I don’t regret buying. I could live without Kielh’s face oil, but I enjoy it and it make me happy. Is it necessary? No, not really, but I do use it every day. Now I need to curve that MAC habit and find some other, more healthy way to fight my blues.

ps. Oops! Later on I realised I also purchased one more thing, a Jamie Olive non-stick pan, because I was sick of not being able to make pancakes. I’ve since made pancakes a couple times per week and they haven’t sticked once. So happy about that one too.

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