Drugstore, Affordable Beauty Haul

Despite behind a diehard drug store beauty fan, I came to the recent realization that I don’t actually talk about affordable beauty enough on my blog (outside of ColourPop). Although ColourPop is inexpensive, there aren’t as easily accessible as “traditional” drugstore brands given that purchases don’t qualify for free US shipping if they are under $30.00 USD.

Recently, I snagged a few affordable drugstore goodies from Target and CVS Health that I am stoked to be sharing with you! Nearly everything I grabbed is from a brand that I’ve yet to try, so I’m excited to see how these will perform.

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Massive Beautycon NYC 2019 Haul

If you follow me on Twitter, then you may have seen that there was drama surrounding this year’s Hauler bag at Beautycon NYC 2019. To summarize everything in the simplest terms possible, people were highly disappointed at this year’s Hauler Bag (Freebie bag) because (1) the bag had barely any product in it when compared to previous years and (2) many of us actually received bags that were only half-full. Although Beautycon tried to rectify the latter issue, I still did not receive everything that my friend did and others were so disappointed that they didn’t come back to swap out their bag.

Nevertheless, between the hauler bag, the free samples from exhibiting brands, and the purchases I made at the event, I actually came home with a ton of products! As always, I don’t share posts with the intention to brag…personally, I like watching or reading this type of content because I genuinely love beauty and I’m just curious to see what is out on the market. If you’re like me, then please keep reading.

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Makeup Minimalism | 2018 Rolling Project Pan & Declutter Finale

I am a beauty addict. Although I love the beauty industry and I love buying new products, my spending got out of hand the last few years. I’ve been making a big effort over the last two years to down-size my collection and to stop impulse shopping through meticulous inventory tracking, project panning, and intermittent shopping fasts. If you’re interested to see how I did this year, then please keep reading!

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Makeup Minimalism | Massive Beauty Collection Declutter

After a year of buying and trying many new beauty products, it was finally time to evaluate my collection. I meticulously combed through my collection and got rid of the cosmetic, skin, and hair product that I didn’t like, wouldn’t use or expired. For today’s post, I decided to share what I decluttered from my collection.

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Makeup Minimalism | Fall 2018 Beauty Empties (October, November, December)

As an avid beauty lover, I am always buying and trying new cosmetic, skin, and hair care products. However, I want to try to minimize my waste and make use of what I own, so I share empties to keep me accountable and to log my progress in down-sizing my collection. I am thrilled to…

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The Newbie Awards | Worst of Beauty 2018

Even though I found many new beauty loves in 2018, I came across a few fails, too. From allergic reactions and breakouts to ineffective formulas, these were the worst products I tried in 2018. Please keep reading to discover the worst beauty products I tried in 2018.

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The Newbie Awards | Best of Beauty 2018

As a makeup lover, there is nothing more thrilling than finding a new holy grail product that you just can’t live without. While there were plenty of flops and fails in 2018, there was also a lot of good. Over the course of the year, I tried some incredible products that have become staples in my daily routine.

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Iconic Christmas Beauty Looks to Inspire You This Season

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the glitz and glamour that comes with Christmas festivities. Let’s celebrate the most iconic beauty looks from beloved some of the best classic Christmas films & televised Christmas celebrations.

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Summer Empties (July, August & September!)

As an avid beauty buyer and trier, I am always trying to work through the makeup, skincare, and hair care that I already own. This summer, I finished 38 products!

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Beauty Con L.A. 2018 Haul

As a beauty blogger and makeup enthusiast, I wanted to share the items that I picked up at Beauty Con L.A. All-in-all, I am proud of the restraint I exhibited at the event.

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