Blogmas 10 … the day after

Indeed the day after the big pary ! I wished I could spend it at my job, but I had a day off. So what have I been up to, the day after a long day for an autism girl???

I had sooooo much pain and had no energy

Morning

Arriving around 1.30 am this morning, oh yess it was morning again. So already here I am with blogmas part 10.

I woke up around 8.30am after beeing awake for more than 30 min. I couldn’t stand on my feet, I had to much pain on my muscles to move. So I had to stay in bed for a long time and reading all the new about the new that was coming.

After my pain was getting less I woke up and got some breakfast. Just an oatmeal chocolate milk and bread with chocolate. I was in the moode for chocolate this morning, I needed some sugar !

Plans after breakfast? Well, I went back to bed. I was feeling horrible, had a lot of pain so best plan was to get back to bed for the rest of the morning.

Afternoon

Around noon I had some time to spend with my 2 beloved cats #teddy and #blacky (blacky is the one with all the colors).

I’ve safed them from the snow outside !

When I first let them in, I guess there were singing …

Baby it’s cold outside

Oh I just love my 2 cats, can’t live without them !

OH RIGHT … THERE WAS SNOW ! THE FIRST REAL SNOW IN BELGIUM

Before noon it was snowing so much here in Belgium. It was so beautiful. Why ‘was’? Because it’s all gone sinds 2 pm this afternoon, when it started to rain 😥 So sad, I really like the snow and the cold.

Here are some pictures of our first snow

Looking at my Chirstmas tree and than seeing all the snow outsite was also so pretty. Very quiet I hope we have a white Christmas !

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Getting yesterday’s stuff at work

Also this afternoon, I had to pick up my clothes at work I had wore yesterday. Other things like my black Timberland boots were also there in the kitchen of the store. But it was also great to see my colleagues again after the party of yesterday.

I also went to my favorite store here called ‘Modemakers’. For years I wanted a nice black faux leather skirt.

Always the moments you don’t have the money … all those things you’ve always wanted are for sale in store. Sor horrible. What did I did wrong? Allong with buying the skirt I got a nice big towel for free because I spent over 50 EUR. It will be THE perfect outfit with a black shirt for my workdays on Sunday when I have to wear black.

Oh yeah , there’s a budget FAILURE this moment on my budgetplanner. In one way it was good that I’m going to move in February. Guess I have to look at my budgetplanner and leave my cards at home. I’m going to take a step back from modern technology and start using cash again.

Thinks to REthink about tomorrow. Now this autism girl is ready for bed, having so much muscles pain again and headache is coming. Tomorrow I have a day of, so I’m glad I can sleep a bit longer !

Have a nice evening !

Love Lucy

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Blogmas 7 … a search for new make-up

Normally I just would press the ‘order’ button on my favorite website to order new make-up products.
As you might, know I’m now living on a budget after bills for my house are getting bigger that first was planned. I also need to ‘rob’ my Ikea store in a little while.

Ikea, it was shocking to see the total of all the products I need to buy for my house.  A new bed, nog stuff for my dressing, bathroom, sofa, diningroom. My list is about 3000 EUR … i mean 3000 EUR at Ikea?? 😮

Buying make-up when you’re on a budget

Today I needed to buy a new setting powder eyeshadow and a pencil sharper. My normal setting powder cost around 45 EUR, so now I’m confused that this 2 setting powders will be good.

I saw the setting powder of Catrice and than the one from Maybelline. Together it was around 20 EUR. Why I bought 2? Well to test ! If one doesn’ work I still can try the other one.

On Saterday I have a party at work and I want to look good all evening/night, and I don’t want my make-up getting to fade after dancing.

A new pencil sharper I bought from Catrice, a pink one like the one I already had. Last weekend I stepped on mine, so it’s broken 😥

I needed a new eyeshadow as my Clinique eye shadow pencils died. I just can’t live without my champagne color on my eyes.

At the store I had found a liquid one like my Clinique one, but I was not convinced to buy it. It was less than 3 EUR, but I didn’t bought it. I bought a new one from Catrice in the shade 020 Rosefeller Center. Perfect little one for everyday.

My eye also spotted the limited edition Catrice Kaviar Gauche eye shadow palette. It’s like a beautiful palette with four colors and it will be perfect for my party make-up for Saterday and the other holidays coming up.

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Something for my hair

I also needed something new to do in my hair next Saturday. I found this little cat ears at the store from ‘accessories’. They were 5,95 EUR so for today that still was okay.

I also needed a bottle of Dove deo, and so I got 2 bracelats for free, as a Holiday gift.

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For around 40 EUR I had everything today. Normally the cost of that one setting powder I used to buy.

Cat ears?

I have some bigger cat ears from H&M, twice as big as the ones above. Those are not the kind of tiara I could were everyday to work.

These are smaller and metal, so I’m thinking of wearing them also at home or at a day at work. As a shoeseller/shoe adivsor for kids this will still be good, I guess?

What do you guys think? Should I wear these cat ears like a everyday tiara or is it not done?

Blogmas 8 coming up…

Tomorrow is December 8, just a normal day. No plans at this moment maybe do some grocery shopping as I have to work on Saterday.

Thanks for reading !

Love, Lucy xx

BLOGMAS 3 … saying goodbye to my favorite beauty products

In my blogmas post from yesterday I told you about making myself a budgetplanner for the next couple of months (or years) to come.

Now it’s like the beginning of December and this is going to be a hard month because every store in Belgium is giving their anual discounts.

So like this past weekend, I recieved 2 mails from a store here in Belgium where I used to order or shop in store my make-up and parfum. Now they are giving a 21% discount for everything on their website. This is so cruel :/

Most products I’ve been using for almost 6 months now, so it’s time to buy new ones.

BUT that’s not going to be easy …

December 3, 2017 … ‘saying goodbye to my favorite beauty products’

Here is another part of why it’s so hard to have autism and having a budgetplanner and less money in a month.

I’ve been using this products for years now (always buying one after one was empty), always the same brand, always the same style.

I always waited till I got a discount and then I made a hudge order all together. Now that’s impossible.

For me as an autistic girl this means I have to buy a new brand, new products, new colors, new senses. I’m not exactly sure if I can do this change without crying or without beeing angry.

Every change I have to make in a day is so hard. Taking another buss home, or getting a phone to leave at that moment is something I just can’t do.

Here are just 2 beautiful brands I’m now going to miss every single day of my life.

Clinique

Spending around 18 or 20 EUR for a fantastic lipstick that was okay for me. At home I have like 15 POP lipsticks from Clinique (different shades or 3 empty ones of the same shade “Love pop”).

The minute I used those lipsticks I was in love. They had a great taste, and just so beautiful to put on your lips. They last a long time, most of my workday I didn’t have to used another layer.

One of my favorite Clinique products, but I have more than this 😉

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I’ve been using these products every single day of my life ! I was just one with them, but it now came to an end. I have to say goodbye and start using a cheaper brand. I just can’t afford 18 EUR or 20 EUR for a lipstick at this moment. Or 20 EUR for just some (but so beautiful eyeshadow) stick with eyeshadow 😥

It really makes my soooooo sad right now. I just want to click to the ‘order’ buttom on the website but I know it will be so wrong to spend it on make-up 😥

Last year I missed the Clinique Advent Calender, I really wanted it but it was always sold-out. So this year I’m just missing it again because I don’t have the budget to spend like 70 EUR for some products that this autistic girl never tried before. In normal life (without paying for a house) I just would have bought it anyway.

I just hate all these big changes in my life rightnow. Leaving my house where I’ve been living for more than 30 years, leaving all the animals, looking at the stuff I need and the prices before buying it and always have a look on my budgetplanner from this month. As someone with autism this new life sucks, and I’m just so freaking out because of all the changes right now.

Lancôme ‘la vie est belle’

Another product that’s almost gone and that I can’t replace is my favorite parfum of Lancôme la vie est belle.

Ever since this parfum came out in fall 2012 I’ve been using this. Sometimes I bought the normal version or the other time the intense version.

Everybody knows me wearing this parfum and smelling so amazing. I’m just one with my parfum. I just really love it, it’s so perfect.

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The thing about not replacing the bottle is so hard. It’s like I’m giving up a part of me that was safe, that was so great, that was just me.

I’m now freaking out about the fact what other peolpe will think if I’m just going to start using another parfum. Will it still be great, will it still last for hours, will it be as perfect as Lancôme was for me.

This time of year I always buy the special giftboxes just for me. It will be hard the next few weeks when I’m visiting the city of Mechelen again. Maybe I have to stay away from the city as I will be seeing all the people shop for their Christmas present and I just can’t.

Complaining?

Oh yes, at this moment I do complain. I still love my parttime job as a shoeseller and having a better life knowing I still have time for me (and to work on myself). All those changes that I have to do right now are so frustrating and freaking me out. I feel like a toddler that have to learn everything again.

Giving up everything I just adore and starting with all other products is so hard. I just hope I can do this and be happy while having this budgetplanner and no budget for buying my favorite products.  Guess this is real life of people having a disorder and can’t function as a fulltime employee. You can’t work that many hours, having less money but having extra medical bills you have to pay each month to survive your life.

Hope blogging will help me with keeping my budget the next weeks !

Till tomorrow ! Love Lucy xx

Blogmas 2 … making a budget planner

December 2nd, 2017

A new month has started yesterday and so does this Blogmas. Well, as you might have seen on my Twitter or on my blog I kind of like clothes and shoes a lot. Besides that I’m curently building my own house here in Belgium (euhm people are doing it for me 😉 ).

With all the cost I have with moving in February I need a good plan for my upcoming budget.

Planning my budget with an app on my iPhone doesn’t work for me. I need something to hold to, something where I can draw on, somenthing that I really have in my hand.

For weeks now I have in mind of doing this but I always said “I’ll do that tomorrow”. Honestly that day ‘tomorrow’ never came. *shame on me*

Today is the day !

Now it’s the time to start working on a budgetplanner that really works for me. You may not like the lay-out of my plan, but I guess that this will work for me.

Time for a pink notebook, because I just adore pink 😉

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After a long day at work and feeling really tired I found the energy to make me a budgetplanner.

Here are some pictures of how I’m making my budgetplanner. At this moment it’s not finished yet, but the idea is on paper and I can work with it.

After creating a lay-out I started to fill in all the money I earn each month and all my expenses on the other side of the paper.

Most monthly expenses I know like the money I have to pay for my house, the gas, the electricity, my monthly appointment with my psychiatrist and psychologist (which I need) and medication.

What’s left I need to buy other bills, pay for food, pay for catfood (and cattoys), and clothes/shoes. So many budget is not left.

I work a parttime job now because of my autism I can’t work a fulltime job at this moment (and maybe never again). So I lost quite a big amount of money every month buy working parttime and doing a job as a shoeseller insteat of an accountant.

Living on my own will be a big step, but it will be a lot of counting my money and making budget for things I want to buy. Insteat of just buying what I like whenever I want/need it.

It’s so hard living in Belgium with an disorder that makes you only work a partime job and not having an extra support. I’ve tried a fulltime job for  years but I was always so sick because of all the stress and the public transport to work. Now I have a job close to me, which I like very much … AND I can talk about shoes every minute of my workday. I’m not a prisoner of my job anymore. Besides I feel great, my future life will be on a budget.

Payday is on monday and then the counting will start. I have some great tips received when I was asking for help for spending less money.

Leaving my cards at home, only paying with cash, and writing everything down.

But it’s Christmas soon?

Christmas in my family will be a sad period so we will not spending a lot of money (it will be the first Christmas without my grandma). As we will not give presents to a lot of family, I will give myself a little present. Something that will get me through the Holiday weeks.

So this Christmas I will only spend 96 EUR for a pair of boots I wanted since summer. They are priced 120 EUR in store but I have a discount as a member of the team.

Boots met Studs Zwart Bullboxer

Maybe you should think, ‘why not saving those 96 EUR insteat of buying boots’? But that’s the autistic me that is talking of taking the boots because I really wanted them for months now. I’ve been brave over the weeks/months and not bought them the first time I saw them online.

AND

I always find good shoes/boots in fall or winter season. When it’s spring or summer I can only wear my Converse All Stars or Vans. Shoes like sandals are horrible for this autistic girl.

Birthday is coming tooooo

Oh yess my birthday is coming in January, the month before I’m going to move to my new house. For my birthday I already know what I want … new UGG mini boots (in pink) for in my new house. My stairway will not be finished when I’m going to move, so I need some good comfy shoes for in the house.

I really wanted these for a few weeks now, so that will be a hudge thing in my budgetplanner for next month. Still hoping for a few EUR for NewYear (we give presents on NewYears day too). Oh and with a discount from work, it will not be that shocking !

These are the ones …

More tips?

Do you have more tips about using a budgetplanner that works? Or do you have a picture of a great budgetplanner (on paper) that you use?

Please no negative reactions about saving the money for the shoes for something else. Having autism is hard if your plans (things you want for a long time) are not coming true.

Thanks!  Love Lucy xx