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I haven’t mentioned my “smart buy” in a while, but this year I’ve tried really hard to be more particular about the things I purchase. It hasn’t always worked. I’m not immune to hype; I am a human who loves beauty products, after all. Unfortunately for me, a lot of the things I’ve purchased because…

Read more Products I regret buying

Wow, it’s been a long ass time since I wrote an empties post. It’s something I did once and didn’t feel the need to do again, but since my goal for the year is to use up a whole lot of stuff, I think we should check out some of my trash. Note: this is…

Read more January empties

So it’s the end of my first month attempting to be┬ásmart. I’d like to discuss how I did. Time I started strong with the time management stuff. Toward the beginning of the month, I was getting up on time, having breakfast, spending time with Dan and still starting work on time. Woo! However… The last…

Read more Accountability time!

I know that I don’t talk about news on the daily and that there are plenty of other ways to get your beauty news (like maybe the YouTube channel Beauty News, which I love. Those Aussie ladies are my homegirls), but in the last 24 hours there have been some stories that I found interesting…

Read more News! About beauty things!

Am I too late in the Christmas season to talk about products I don’t want? Yes? Oh well, you’re getting another anti-haul anyway. I know that I talked about some inexpensive products in my Ulta anti-haul, but there’s more drugstore stuff that’s been released that I feel personally victimized by. Mostly because they’re pointless, gimmicky…

Read more Holiday anti-haul: drugstore edition

There’s a new brand at Ulta: Flesh, the prestige brand from Revlon. Where do I even start? First, the name. Flesh. I’m not the kind of person who gets weird about certain words, but the name alone makes me think of Buffalo Bill. IT PUTS THE LOTION ON ITS SKIN! Ahem. The tagline for this…

Read more Flesh: are you kidding me?

Ulta has a three-question foundation quiz that (supposedly) will give you the perfect product for your needs. The options are coverage, finish, and benefit (anti-aging, long wearing, etc.). You make your choices, and Ulta gives you options from various brands at different price points. Is this new? Did I miss when this was launched? WHY…

Read more Ulta’s Foundation Quiz – where have you been all my life?

I’ve figured out why my skin looked so janky while I was in Michigan: I didn’t bring my Clarisonic. Normally I do bring it when I travel, but the cabin where Dan is living is TINY, and I tried to keep the amount of junk I brought to a minimum. I know he’ll laugh if…

Read more An ode to my Clarisonic

Good news for my Canadian readers (do I have those? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?): Ulta Beauty, my personal favorite place to spend my paychecks, is now delivering to Canada! I don’t know much about international shipping because I don’t buy many things from companies outside of the US (except for K-beauty, obvs), but I guess they’re…

Read more Ulta now shipping to Canada!

So it’s Labor Day weekend here in the US and since I know you’re not here for a history lesson I’ll spare you the stories about the fight for the five-day work week and workplace safety measures after the Triangle fire. We’ll talk about makeup instead, and some of the glorious sales happening this weekend.…

Read more Guys. SALES!!