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Recent sales: Sephora and Kiehl’s

By on November 22, 2017
Sephora and Kiehl’s goodies

Hey, I bought some things a little bit of a discount. Wanna see what I got? I took advantage of sales last week at Sephora and Kiehl’s that happened to begin over the same weekend, which I’m sure was no coincidence. I grabbed a couple of things impulsively, but more than anything I took it as a chance to stock up on the kinds of products that I run through the quickest, in the hopes that I can push off needing to make additional purchases over the next several months.

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Stuff I bought during the Sephora sale, Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty, and more

By on May 4, 2017
Recent purchases from Ulta and Sephora sales

I have some new stuff I’m trying out thanks to an Ulta 21 Days of Beauty special, the recent Sephora sale, and another shopping trip to Too Cool for School. Of the products I ended up with, maybe half of them were things I’d been really tossing around the digital cart for a while and half were more impulsive purchases. I just read that sentence back and it’s not right, the majority of these things were pretty impulsive. And it was fun to shop.

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More shopping: Sephora, MAC, and Whole Foods bath & body

By on March 3, 2017
Recent buys from Sephora, MAC, and Whole Foods

I’ve been buying some more stuff. A few basics, a few replacements of similar products I’m running out of, and a few nice-to-haves. I’ve been trying a couple of products for a couple of weeks now but most of it is brand new and I’m just starting to try out the different bits. I have some cleansing products and makeup from Sephora, lip colors from MAC, and some natural bath and body from Whole Foods.

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Monthly Empties: April 2015

By on May 1, 2015
Products used up during the month of April
Products used up during the month of April

Throughout April, I used up a lot of skincare products that had been lingering around in my collection for a while, and there are a few additional items that aren’t pictured above. Highlights this month include the Pixi Glow Tonic, Clarins Shaping Facial Lift serum, a Nature Republic Ampoule, and a couple of treatments from Andalou Naturals.

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Monthly empties: January 2015

By on January 29, 2015
Products I used up during the month of January
Products I used up during the month of January

There are just a handful of products that I used up over the last month that I have to talk about! I haven’t used up as many products as I sometimes do on a monthly basis, but I have several different kinds of skincare products as well as a dry shampoo. Here are my thoughts on each of them.

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Hair care lately: Aubrey Organics shampoo, Batiste dry shampoo

By on January 24, 2015
Aubrey Organics shampoo, Batiste dry shampoo
Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta shampoo ($10.48) and Batiste original dry shampoo ($7.99)

I haven’t said much about hair care products lately, mostly because I’ve been very low-maintenance in this regard. I have been trying a couple of new products from Aubrey Organics and Batiste. The shampoo is probably the most natural one I’ve ever tried, and the dry shampoo is a really popular one that I’ve been using for the first time.

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Monthly empties: November 2014

By on December 2, 2014
Products used up in the month of November
Products used up in the month of November

I finished a nice handful of stuff over the last month, but I have to admit that this photo doesn’t tell the full story. I’m still in transition and not in a permanent home yet so I’ve been sort of failing at getting all of the empties together in one photograph at the end of the month, but I do take notes and can talk about all of the products one by one. In November I mostly used up a lot of skincare-related items and tried out a lot of new things, so let’s get into it.

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Big, cheap, and effective: Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo

By on November 13, 2014
Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo ($5 for 7 oz.)
Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo ($5 for 7 oz.)

I don’t typically devote a whole post to one dry shampoo, but I’m pretty excited about Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo. Over the past few months I’ve been moving from dry shampoo to dry shampoo and not feeling too great about any of them, and came to this one without having heard anything about it. The claims are simple: it’s supposed to absorb excess oil, clean hair without water, and provide a light matte finish.

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Monthly empties: April 2014

By on May 4, 2014
Products used up during the month of April
Products used up during the month of April

For 2014 I’ve started keeping track of the products I use up each month, and throughout April I finished a mix of skincare, cosmetics, and hair care. We’ve moved and are on the road traveling for a bit, so I no longer have my little marble table to photograph products on – this time the view comes from the floor of my completely empty apartment!

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