I was consumed by the hype and hysteria of the Fourth of July sales that went on earlier this month. Mood wise, I'm a mix of excited, anxious, and guilty because I spent way beyond my means this month. Nevertheless, I chronicle my spending journey on my blog, so I wanted to share this big, Cruelty-Free beauty haul.
As a beauty blogger and makeup lover, I spend the majority of my time reading about, watching videos on, and playing with makeup. Simply put: I live for it. However, this particular hobby can get quite expensive because buying new makeup is expensive. Although I wouldn't consider myself a gullible shopper, beauty influencers play a big role in influencing what I buy. Please keep reading to see what *recent* products beauty gurus made me buy.
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.
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.