I don’t know about y’all, but I’m out. of. energy. For a good reason! I’ve been taking some time for myself to work out and eat healthier. Why I’m doing this when the world going further to shit, I don’t know. I mean, a rational person would just enjoy the cheese fries right now, but logic isn’t what I bring to the table.
In addition to sweating buckets on the elliptical, I’ve been stress shopping. It happens — I wrote about the lipstick effect (and why it’s not actually a bad thing to buy stuff when you’re bummed) for Racked last year. Here’s an accounting of what I bought in the last week. EEP!
What I Bought this Week
I’ve been dying to try these Water Eyeshadows since seeing a rave review on the Makeup Addiction Subreddit, and I knew to finally dive in (after a year or more of thinking about the purchase) when my girl G from Nouveau Cheap posted a Memorial Day sale roundup. More on these after I test them.
When Fiddy from Fifty Shades of Snail slid this glorious creation into my IG DMs, I couldn’t throw money at it fast enough. It has a CAT POUCH. I bought black to match Isabella and Alessandro, with hopes that at least one of them will consent to kangarooing while I write. My money is on my clingy son, but there’s nothing like jealousy to motivate Isabella.
This is another purchase caused by the famous Nouveau Cheap sale roundup. I was tempted by the NC10-friendly shade of blush with highlighter baked right in after trying a beautiful version meant for darker skin and was pushed into the purchase by a stack of deluxe samples (the offer was valid even with my $13 sale purchase). Shipping prices are high, but I’m not even stressed because I’ve got a pile of nice stuff waiting for me at the office.
I’m not suffering under any illusions here: I doubt these tints will be anything all that revolutionary, but THEY’RE FREAKING TINTS SHAPED LIKE POPSICLES, DUDE.
I had no choice, honestly.
I’m still furious that Lador took the best conditioner formula I’ve ever tried and watered it down to something that could barely qualify to be stocked at a dollar store. But I took a chance and bought samples to see if they’ve gotten their act together. The mid-summer egg yolk color is gone and the formula isn’t as outrageously thick, but this is not the trainwreck formula dropped on us out of nowhere. It’s still better than anything else I’ve tried anywhere near that price. Bonus: my body skin loves this treatment (I find that my conditioner is often to blame for back scaliness and acne) and isn’t an itchy mess anymore. I’m still too nervous about what nasty, watered-down stock might still be circulating in the full-size tubes, so I’m sticking to samples for now.
I found a snail sweater and I bought it bc fucking SNAIL SWEATER. Modcloth has been bought by, sigh, Walmart, but I can’t turn my back on a store that offers some designs (including this one) in sizes XXS to 4X. If you want the official snail uniform, my referral link will give you $20 off your first $50 purchase.
I really thought I’d love these, but when I tried them on…naw. The pink ends up being kind of flesh-toned on me and they lack the sort of “I’m going to kill you if you talk to me” look I’m going for when I need to resort to sunglasses. So they’re going back!
I’m kind of having a sunglasses problem. Does anyone have tips for where to buy distinctive glasses suitable for giantass heads? I’m reluctant to drop Gucci money on glasses because I’m pretty careless, but really interesting niche frames seem to come in smaller sizes. 🙁 I’m tempted by these sunglasses from Crap Eyewear…
Aside from some foundation that I hate and…some lipstick that I hate, now that I think about it, I don’t own any Mac products, but good ones must exist! When Nouveau Cheap (yet again) announced that mini pigments had been marked down 50% to $5 on Macys.com, I was on it.
Sephora offered the new Drunk Elephant gel cleanser to VIB Rouge members for early purchase this weekend, so I grabbed it to start testing. The name confuses me. Is it pronounced “best” or “bestie” like best friend? Whatever, I’m just hoping this one is beste and not worste. (This is just the first of what will be many terrible jokes.)
The Lipstick League – week of 5.30.17
Question of the Week: Do you use body scrubs? If so, how often and what are some of your favorites?
To be honest, I just stick with a sponge and leave the exfoliation to one of the many liquid acids I’ve rejected from my collection. Luckily I have a lot!
Prime Beauty – is adding a little more oomph to her tresses with the new newest Luxurious Volume Collection by John Frieda and they are available at the drugstore!
we heart this – Which Urban Decay red lipstick is for you? We tried on 3 products and 13 shades to help you decide!
Beautygeeks – is convinced that for the sake of our skin health, we need to forget what the term “SPF” really means. No joke.
Blushing Noir – Of all of the influencer collabs, I’m so excited to share the ittse x Love for Lacquer The GLAMbition Collection! I’m in LOVE with what my friend Jess created with ittse. In the post you’ll also find a 20% discount code.
Clumps of Mascara – I hate summer but this new China Glaze nail polish collection might make me fall in love with summer juuuuuust a little bit.
EauMG – Gallivant is a new collection of perfumes for urban explorers (and founded by the former creative director of L’Artisan). I’m totally in love with Tel Aviv, a cool fresh floral bathing in sunlight.
fanserviced-b – Glossier recently released their Invisible Shield sunscreen. I think you should give it a hard pass. Here’s why.
Gouldylox – Resurface your skin while you sleep and skip the irritation! It’s not too good to be true, I swear!
My Beauty Bunny – I’m so hooked on Pixi skin care lately! Read about my faves here.
Phyrra – Find out what I’ve been loving in my latest video, May Beauty Favorites!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
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