I started 2017 as many do: with ambitious goals of being my best self. Healthy was the goal. I started with a literal diet – Whole 30, which works amazingly to reset my relationship with food/cooking – and a financial diet (ACLU and Planned Parenthood donations notwithstanding). I scrutinized any reoccurring subscriptions I have – sorry, BeautyHeroes, you had to go – and became more deliberate about spending. I was extreme and didn’t let myself buy anything personal that I didn’t need – except I did get the new Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich. I’m not perfect and it was hard. I’m fully aware of that privileged packed into that admission. However, just like Whole 30 was for my fridge, this was a reset for my spending habits. I’m a beauty blogger so there’s always going to be something that catches my eye. Instead of impulsively buying, it’s kind of nice to just jot it down and wait. The act of physically writing it on paper puts a process in place for me to really acknowledge the money leaving my bank account. Now my challenge is to sustain the spirit of both this ‘no buy’ and Whole 30.
Here are a few things I jotted down this month. All about the jot!
Everything about the NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette excites me. I love shades of pink on cheeks and it also includes Hot Sand highlighter. I had this in a liquid form a few limited edition summer collections ago and it was perfect.
I’m intrigued by the sheer violet Becca First Light Filter Face Primer. I’m a novice when it comes to color correcting so this is just my speed. Anyone tried it yet?
I’ll raise you a Byredo candle with Overose. They are similar in label, no doubt, but I’ve never seen a vessel in this shade. The minimalists are going to catch on to this line soon.
Because the Beautyblender Bubble is more my speed than the hot pink original.
I am ready to take my at-home facial to the next level with Babyfacial (that name!) I’m already really feeling all things Drunk Elephant (review here) and every beauty editor/reviewer says this was gentle on skin even though it is an intense AHA/BHA blend.
Charlotte Tilbury turned her iconic Lip Cheat in the shade Pillow Talk into a lipstick and it’s all I can think about. Isn’t it just the sexiest shade ever?
Have a good week, guys. FYI – I’m going to be reaching out to the winner of the ChapStick giveaway later this morning.