• Anti-Hauls,  Blogtober

    Blogtober – Day VIII: Holiday Anti-Haul

    So I’m sitting here, enjoying my coffee, trying to talk myself into purchasing a jar of La Mer cream. I received a deluxe sample with a purchase from Nordstrom randomly and I really enjoyed it. I had tried the Soft Creme at some point and didn’t like it all which makes me wonder if the original is where it’s at. I’ve been doing a ton of research to see if this magical cream is really worth the price tag and I came upon this article. And I’m like, what a bunch of pretentious bullshit. Is this why it costs so much – they had to hire a psychic to reformulate…

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    Fall Anti-Haul

    So, I put my Halloween decor up and some people might think that it’s too soon, I can respect that. A 3-month Halloween celebration might not be for everyone, no I take it all down on November 1. Or do I? I mean, you’d really never know, that shit could be up all year. Anyway, what I can’t respect and made me lose my shit while scrolling through social media is that brands are already releasing or at least issuing 2018 advent calendars. Are you kidding me!? Then I realized that it’s just about that time of year when brands start releasing all of their holiday collections and I figured…

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    Anti-Haul (Of Products I Actually Want…)

    We all know how this usually goes, I pick a handful of new releases and roast them for being impractical, overpriced, boring…blah, blah, blah. This Anti-Haul is a tad different as it’s a bunch of products that I truly want but just can’t justify purchasing. drybar x TooFaced Glitter Spritzer Sparkle Spray – You guys, it is freaking glitter hairspray – never has a product spoken to me quite like this. TooFaced is celebrating their 20th year anniversary with a bunch of sparkly products but this is the only one calling my name! The problem is, I don’t use hairspray, I probably wouldn’t use this up and would end up…

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    Anti-Haul #14

    It’s Memorial Day weekend in the states, the official kick-off to summer and apparently when Americans celebrate fallen war heroes with an asinine amount of sales. The last place I want to be on my three-day weekend is a mall but my inbox is overflowing with temptation and I feel the need for an anti-haul. Per usual, these are products that I personally do not feel the need to own but if you are into them, keep doing you 🙂 Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette – This palette looks stunning and I know that their shadows are amazing but I feel betrayed by them jumping on the palette bandwagon! This brand…

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    Anti-Haul #12

    I am watching the film adaptations of the Department Q novels and they aren’t in English – which is fine but I can’t multi-task when I have to read subtitles. I need to start learning to speak other languages so that I don’t need subtitles. Yes, learn more languages not to culture myself but to enjoy more pop-culture, this makes sense to me. The new releases just keep coming so of course it’s time for a little stop-shopping therapy. Viseart Theory Palettes – These aren’t new releases really, I think that they just expanded the line with new palettes. This is supposed to be the eye-shadow formula to end all…

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    Anti-Haul #11

    I find it a tad bit disconcerting that Americans seem to be coming out in support of North Korea and it’s fascist dictators because they are anti-Trump. It’s a dangerous argument, the very people who call Trump a fascist (which he isn’t, read a book) are applauding the behaviour of actual fascists. Where does that end? If Hitler was anti-Trump, are we pro-Hitler now? Didn’t think so. It’s fascinating how fickle the minds of people with too much freedom and so little understanding of real suffering can be, and scary. United by hatred, seems like a weak alliance to me. Anyway, along with Kim John Un – I have seen quite a…

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    Anti-Haul Spring Collections Edition

    I feel like I just stopped receiving emails about holiday sales and after-holiday sales and blah, blah, blah and now I am getting Spring collection emails! Side note, it feels Spring’ish here – we’re at a balmy 37 degrees and after the sub-zeros it feels amazing but also concerns me. It is supposed to rain tonight and then freeze over before it snows, it’s going to be so fantastic. I have to be honest, Spring collections never interest me because of the obligatory pastels and pinks – there are some unique collections coming out this season but here are all of the beauties that I am passing on: Oh, Chanel, I…

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    Anti-Haul Holiday Edition

    I am following the Black Friday fallout like a hawk, not to see any brawls over Cabbage Patch Dolls or the equally asinine hot toy this year but to see how many retailers forecast having made it into the black. I gotta’ say, it isn’t looking good. Economists claim that Amazon and Wal-Mart were the relevant players in the game and stores like Target, Nordstrom and JCPenney have all seen drops in stock. That’s good news for Modcloth who has been posting all over social media about their #blackfridaybreakup – their parent company cleaned up so they should feel good about sitting this one out. Hypocrites. I think it will be yet another…

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    Anti-Haul #8

    Well, the Christmas decorations are 3/4 of the way up. I hauled out the tree and took a branch to the face and accepted that as a sign that it was too soon. It’s up but I’ll wait a couple of hours days  to garnish it. I have to admit that I am a little shopped out, I got all of the my Christmas shopping done today, happy to report that I survived MOA. With all of the sales going on, I just feel a bit overwhelmed and thought that I am in the perfect mood for an Anti-Haul! Here are a few things that I am compelled to pass…

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    Anti-Haul #7

    I drive by a pumpkin patch on my way to work each day and the little pumpkins are so cute – I love it when they start popping up enough to see from the road. I don’t know why this delights me so much but it is just a small thing that makes me smile. Now that we are being bombarded with holiday releases upon holiday releases, I think it’s fair to post an anti-haul. To start, I have this Glitter Pop Peel Off Eyeliner from TooFaced because, what? If there is one area on my body that I don’t want peel products, it is definitely my eye area. Apparently, this is…