Honestly, why wasn't I more aware of student discounts when I was an undergrad in college? Whether you're a major beauty fanatic or new to the beauty game, student discounts are a dope way for students to save money while shopping. If you're interested in saving some money on indie and mainstream cosmetic, skincare, and haircare brands, then please keep reading.
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.
Let me level with you: I've had my online shopping cart ready since March... in anticipation for the Spring Sale. To be fair, I've had quite a lot of time to plan out my purchases (no impulse buys here) AND I have a few gift cards that have been burning a hole in my pocket. However, this will (hopefully) be my last haul until my birthday in the Fall because my spending has been out of control all year. Please keep reading to see what I snagged at this year's Spring VIB Sale.
At the close of 2018, I had every intention of doing a yearlong cosmetic No-Buy. Having successfully completed a 6 month No Buy in years past, I felt like this challenge would be doable for me. However, the more I thought about doing a yearlong No Buy, the more anxious I became about my spending... I started to spend uncontrollably, constantly buying new beauty products online. Essentially, I was on a beauty binge that lasted for roughly 2.5 months. As a result of my reckless spending this Fall and this Winter, I've decided to put myself on a three-month long No-Buy. My No-Buy started on February 11th and will run through May 11th.
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.
As a beauty blogger and lover, I'm constantly trying out new cosmetic, skincare and hair care products. However, over the past 2-3 years, I've been attempting to reign in my shopping and work through what I own through a comprehensive inventory system, periodic No-Buys, and yearlong Project Pans. The below products are beauty items that I am happy to have finished over the past 3 months. Although the total number of products finished is not greater than the number of new items that entered my collection, I still view this finished products as a small victory. Please keep reading to see what I used up!
Few brands encourage my impulse shopping habits more than indie beauty darling, ColourPop. Not only does the brand create inexpensive, high-quality cosmetics, but they are constantly rolling out new launches and keeping up with the latest trends. Additionally, ColourPop frequently offers promotions that enable shoppers to buy their goods for a discounted price! I am a huge fan of the brand's Pressed Powder and Super Shock eyeshadow formulas, but hadn't tried much else from the brand. Unfortunately for my wallet, ColourPop ran a few promotions over the last few months that prompted me to pick up goodies en masse. Not going to lie, this is a lot of stuff - but again, I paid very little for each items and quite a few things were actually free with my purchases. Please keep reading to see what I snagged.