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!
Social media plays a huge role in influencing the purchasing decisions of millennial men and women, since so many of us are actively engaging with influencers, brands, and our own network of friends and family online. Through Facebook & Instagram's advanced targeting capabilities, as well as through the brand and influencers that we follow, we are being bombarded with a bevy of products in our feeds. Recognizing the way social media impacts what we buy and how we interact with brands, I thought I'd share the products that Facebook/Instagram "made me buy".
Investing in good skincare will have much better long-term effects for maintaining clear, youthful looking skin than color makeup. Unlike cosmetics, which only camouflage your natural appearance, great skincare can not only prevent future problems, but will actually lessen current issues. Additionally, for anyone looking to start a downsizing journey, skin care products are typically the easiest items to work through because they are used much more frequently than many color cosmetics product. Please keep reading if you want to hear my thoughts on the following moisturizers, sunscreens, and treatments.
As part two of my Empties Review series, I will be sharing my thoughts on the cosmetic items that I finished this year. Between haircare, skincare, and makeup, I've finished the least amount of cosmetic products. During the first part of this year, I've finished 12 products - a mix of lip, eye, and skin products.
Since becoming a part of the beauty community on YouTube, the platform has negatively impacted my shopping behaviors by influencing a large bulk of my purchases. Some of these purchases have been great finds, while others sit in my collection largely untouched. If you're interested in seeing some of the items that YouTube Made Me Buy, then please keep reading.