ANTI-HAUL | Winter 2017

With all the temptation and spending that comes with the holiday season, I thought it’d be nice to balance my Sephora haul (and other upcoming hauls…) with an anti-haul.

Although I’ve gotten a lot better about making more informed, thought-out purchases in the last couple of years, this anti-haul will also be a good reminder to myself that money not spent is better than money spent on a product I wouldn’t otherwise use or want to try.

Before I begin with the anti-haul, I have to admit that I went ahead and purchased the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial¬†(1.69 oz, $80). I was partially motivated by maintaining my Rouge status, but mainly, it seems like a universally loved product, and is unique enough that I probably wouldn’t find a dupe easily, if at all. I’m excited to try it and share my thoughts on it with you ūüôā

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HAUL | Nordstrom Anniverary Sale 2017


I hadn’t been planning on getting anything during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year, but a few deals caught my eye that were so good I couldn’t resist. Here’s what I purchased:

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From left to right, top to bottom:¬†Fresh’s Soy Face Cleanser,¬†Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser,¬†Paula’s Choice¬†2% Salicylic Acid BHA Liquid Exfoliant,¬†Pixi’s Glow Tonic,¬†Caudalie’s Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum,¬†Julep’s¬†Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil,¬†Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel,¬†Dermalogica’s Stress Positive Eye Lift,¬†Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye,¬†Lancome’s UV Expert XL-Shield Fresh UV Aqua Gel

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve come to fully embrace the lazy girl attitude that was always in me, and my updated skincare routine reflects that. Looking back at my routine from last year was a bit shocking – I’d forgotten how extensive the routine I followed was. My skin has become less oily and less acne prone, so that helps with simplification of my routine as well. I’ve been following iterations of my current one for a while now, and it’s definitely more pared down than before. For one thing, my AM and PM routines are almost the same.

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SKINCARE ROUTINE | 2016 (Part 2)

Without further ado, my nighttime skincare routine. I know, it looks like a lot. But I promise, it isn’t as crazy as it looks!

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