Thursday, October 2, 2014


So uh...this happened again. Don't worry, it wasn't ALL in one go's still pretty bad. Since Sephora is opening in 2 months & I have a wish list that will make Santa cry, I thought I'd put myself on a beauty spending ban for the months of October & November. And possibly a stationery spending ban as well. Not to mention, a Mecca Maxima is opening in Burwood, which is dangerously close to where I live. A spending ban is desperately required to save up for major Sephora & Mecca hauling, plus Christmas presents.

But here was my last major spending spree for the month of September. Like I said, this wasn't all just yesterday so I've already used some things already, but there are a few things I just HAVE to talk about.

Oh Chloé. Chloé, Chloé, Chloé. How do I even start to describe my love for you? My previous favourite perfumes were the Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Bouquet & Eau De Toilette but this may have just slightly overtaken my love for them. This is the See By Chloé in the darker pink/red colour. It's just...perfect. It's got such beautiful layers to the scent but the best way I can describe it is, muted floral. I'm not a fan of overly sweet, overly florally scents so this is just, perfect (how many times have I said the word perfect?). I tried to justify it because it was on sale at the chemist. Probably not the most trustworthiest place to get it, but hey, it smells great & it was a little easier on the wallet.

Next up is the Soap & Glory Clean On Me Shower Gel. This is the second time I'm buying this and that's because I love the smell of it. It's again, a muted citrus scent. I guess I'm just the type that doesn't like really overpowering scents so I go for the 'muted' ones. The last one I bought still has some left & it's lasted me months so while I was in the city, I thought I'd get a backup. I took a whiff of the others that were available, Clean Girls & Sugar Crush, but they just weren't me.

And finally, the Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in the shade 14. I'm not gonna lie, I was a little worried when I saw how bright the pink was. But once I swatched it on my hand, I was surprised to see it was quite sheer. So, into the basket it went! I've never really tried sheer lipsticks but loved the idea of them so much. To be able to put lipstick on without having to dab it with a tissue & apply repeatedly to get it to the right shade sounded great. I can't wait to wear this tomorrow & I'll keep you updated on how I like it!

Anyways, I was intending for this to be a short post but I guess it's probably expected of me to ramble on by now. Anyone else willing to go on this spending ban with me? Perhaps maybe just for one month? Let me know if you do & how you go - then we can suffer together xD

I also thought I'd mention that I'll be participating in Yay For Fridays #fflovephotoaday Challenge this month because it's the month of my birthday! Woo hoo! Funnily enough, my birthday is actually on a Friday this year so...Yay For Fridays! I won't be posting a photo EVERY day but whenever I can so if you'd like to keep updated, don't forget to follow me on Instagram! Also, I know it should be planner-related most of the time, I don't always follow the rules so hopefully that'll be okay.

Love Always,
Anna Banana ♡


  1. I'm also doing no spend, no chocolate and no coke cola for October. Good luck with yours, oh and I love your blog it's awesome, full of great tips & tricks. Amazing. :)

    1. Ooh that's a tough one! I might have to challenge myself a little more next time as well. Good luck to you too & thank you so much! xoxo