Spending Ban

Beans.

I feel personally victimized by the spending ban I put on myself. I actually, legitimately hate this more than I’ve hated anything else in my life (That’s a lie. I’m looking at you, Disneyland, you know what you’ve done).

Here are just SOME of the many things I’ve convinced myself that I need during this ban.

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World Market $29.99

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World Market $11.99

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West Elm $19.

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Modcloth $44.99 YOUR CHILD NEEDS THIS, OKAY.

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DFTBA $23.99

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Amazon $39.95 (I convinced Andrew to get this for me as a gift because I broke the other one we had in an attempt to make banana ice cream and I NEEDED MORE)

 

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Literally everything currently sold by Lush $INFINITY

And I can’t get the picture to save but linen duvet covers from Overstock for $104.00 and curtains from Overstock for like $35.00ish.

Last but certainly not least, A House. A fucking house.

THIS IS SICK I HAVE A SICKNESS.

But, also, I’m super proud of myself for nearly completing this ban. I think it would be good for me to track down all of the things I convince myself I need in a month, and then at the end, if there’s something I still really want (lamp and duvet), then I can get it. The other things that I don’t need, they just sort of fall by the wayside.

Also, PS, thank you for the motivation to keep going earlier this week!!

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I can!

Japan Haul

Hi Beans! 

Here are some of my favorite things that Andrew and I brought back from Japan! 


First things first, Gudetama. He was a little capsule toy and he hangs on our fridge. We really love his butt crack.


Pikachu dressed like MARIO! He’s so cute and perfect and we happened to be in Japan on the day he released.


You didn’t expect us to just get Mario? Of course not, his brother is incredible. 

 


My Hakuhodo brushes. My prized possessions. So prized that I can’t handle using them. It’s a sickness. 

My Japanese Harry Potter books! I only got 1-3 because I didn’t want to carry back more than that. I also got Quidditch Through the Ages, Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Tales of Beetle the Bard.


My Totoro music box! This is one of my favorite things in the world. LISTEN!


And last but not least, never least, the most incredible perfect thing to have ever entered my life…


Mr. Wah-seebs himself. My one true love. 

I MISS JAPAN LET’S GO BACK AND NEVER COME HOME OKAY?

P.S. I know I’m a day late. Punish me if we’re still doing that. 

My First Dia & Co Box

Hi Kara,

I know I said I was going to talk about the fun serum potions that I featured in my last post, but I want to keep using them for a bit before I give them the rave review they probably deserve. Just be patient! I promise it will come!

Remember when you reviewed Stitch Fix and I lamented about the fact that there’s no plus size option? Well my prayers were answered with Dia & Co!

They are a plus size subscription box, just like Stitch Fix, and I am SO PLEASED WITH THIS SERVICE. The box shipped a few days after I signed up and arrived two days later. I am in love with two of the items but I forgot to tell my stylist that I’m a shorty so some of the items won’t work for me. If you’d like to purchase a box, you can use my link. https://www.dia.co/r/3v8i.  I get $20.00 for everyone who signs up, so if that’s not your thing, feel free to just search for it =)

Here’s what I got:

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Eunishop – Skyla Top – $42.00 – Size 1x

I love this shirt so much. Andrew called it a reverse apron and I think that’s darling. It has birds on the butt!

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Junarose – Vanessa Top – $59.00 – Size 1x

This next shirt would be a keeper but it has two flaws. The little studs catch on whatever is underneath it and I don’t think the shirt itself is worth the price. But otherwise, I LOVE THIS SHIRT. It’s very Illuminati and I adore see through shirts because I’m a closeted oversharer. Farewell cute shirt!

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Tua – Sabrina Top – $31.00 – Size 1x

This shirt is just ridiculous and will have to go. What are those boobie points? Also, I need to let my stylist know that going without a bra/strapless bra is not something that my boobies are capable of.

These pants are way too long and so is this weird painters shirt. NEGATIVE. (Fashion to Figure – Eden Skinny Jean – $46.90 – Size 14 & Fashion to Figure – Jade Chambray Tunic – $34.90 -Size 1x)

I’m excited to see what my stylist does next!

PS here are the details of the box if you’re interested.

Sephora Haul

Hi Bean! 

I bought some new skincare things! 

I’ll probably go more in depth once I’ve used these products for a bit (I’ve had them for less than two weeks) but I can tell that the Skin Inc products are ones that have a new home with me.

Total order!


First Aid Beauty – peel-off clay mask


Skin Inc – three pack custom serums


100 pts perks: Cover FX mattefying primer, FAB bouncy mask. 500pt perk Skin Inc trio


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❤ have a good weekend bean!

Makeup Geek Haul

Hi Bean,

This week has been very hard. I’ve been in a well of despair, along with most of the country, I think. There’s nothing I feel that I can add to the conversation, or should add to the conversation. But there’s something I can say. Shopping and Makeup are a wonderful. They are wonderful lights. So here’s what I bought.

Makeup Geek has the most wonderful packaging. It makes me mushy.

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This Sephora exclusive Z Palette can hold 9 shadows. So pretty. 

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Top Row (left to right): Tuscan Sun, Chickadee, Peach Smoothie. Second Row: Sand Dollar, Vintage. Third Row: Tiki Hut, Desert Sands, Creme Brûlée 

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Tuscan Sun is MUG’s new formulation and I almost died. It’s like butter. I cannot wait to play with these. 

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Fairly certain that both of these are the new formulation and dear god. Vintage is INSANE.

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Since I can’t be trusted with life, these colors are in reverse : Creme Brûlée, Desert Sands and Tiki Hut. LOOK AT THAT EVER SO SLIGHT SHIMMER ON DESERT SANDS. END ME.

Sending my love to anyone who needs it.

Shopping Spree: Daiso

Hi Karabean and Cheese,

I wanted to show you what I got and saw from Daiso, a Japanese Dollar Store chain in the LA area (we went to the one in Orange/Anaheim). 

Powder puff, face masks, piggie timer (cuz duh), cute tabs

Eyelash carrier and eyelashes


I’m excited to start trying these! 

And here are some things that I saw but didn’t buy.

It was very hard not to buy this for you, Bean

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I had so much fun exploring this place and I can’t wait to go back soon! 

Shopping Spree : A Saga

Hello Bean,

First – let’s just talk about how miserable I am at posting. Very. But my lovely and wonderful and perfect Bean has allowed me to post twice this week so I don’t get punished. Yay!

Second – I’ve been very bad lately. I’ve bought a lot of stuff. So I’m going to show it to you in a way to try and justify it in my head.

Third – I went to LA/Orange this past weekend to see the Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl. Unfortunately, I got sick and couldn’t go. But – I did get to go and do a lot of other fun things and otherwise had a very restful, lovely weekend.

SO since I’m trying to butter you up, Keddahbean, here is what I got from Downtown Disney!

A Friendly Ghost, Baloo and Bagheera! (Bagheera is for you <3)

Lollipop for Brenda’s son, Hatbox Ghost Pin and an Up Pin

I hope you enjoyed this little Disney Haul!

❤ See you Saturday!

PS THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! I just figured out that we will be in JAPAN ON OUR FRIENDVERSARY. AND WHAT IS LIFE. Also, instead of a honeymoon this trip is going to be a pollensunrise. Alison created this and I love it the most. THE END.

Inglot Haul

Hi Karabean! 

I bought a few new eyeshadows when we were in Vegas last weekend! 

I needed some lighter shades to round out my Inglot collection so that was my goal!

 

in order: 467, 612, 393, 312, & 52

 
  
First: Inglot shadows have glitter mixed in with their pigments – this glitter barely transfers to the finished product, but allows for better blendability.  

467 is a gorgeous neutral beige with a slight glitter. 

612 is a light peach color with a slight glitter.

393 is almost identical to 612 in color but it has a wonderful golden sheen on it (no glitter)

312 is a lovely pinky peach color – similar to Makeupgeek’s Mango Tango

52 is a nice neutral brown with golden glitter. 

Yay new shadows! I can’t wait to play with these! 

Sephora Haul

Hello Keddahbean,

I wanted to show you what I got with my VIP Rouge 15% off coupon!

First, last year was 20% and not giving us 20% this year is a bunch of horse hockey (this phrase is now added to my vernacular thanks to Northernlion. Andrew and I watch his videos more than I’m comfortable admitting to you, Kara.) Second, when Maryann had her fall, Andrew and I packed up about a days worth of clothes and toiletries, because we didn’t know where she was going to end up. When she was transferred down to Phoenix, I left my skin care in the car – and since skin care needs to remain at a certain temperature, otherwise it’s no good, I had to buy all new stuff (which I was eager to do – I didn’t care for my old stuff anyways). Third, all products purchased DO NOT test on animals. Working with Alison has reminded me that fighting against animal cruelty with my dollars spent is not an uphill battle. I want to get back to having a cruelty free beauty regime! 

Edit: I wrote this blog post before I found out that Tarte was bought last year by a company in Japan that tests on animals. I may or may not be returning my Tarte product, but all of my opinions on the product are still true haha.

Edit (again): sorry for the lack of pictures! It’s moving day!

Let’s start with skin care.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40: This is a wonderful moisturizer. It has a really odd/lovely mouse like texture, it doesn’t break me out, it’s light and sinks into the skin right away, and the best part is, it has more natural ingredients for sun protection, like zinc oxide! For those who are natural sun-care savvy, this sunscreen/moisturizer does not leave a white cast on my skin, but I’m not a hundred percent sure if anything could make me more white.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream: Again, this is a wonderful product. A unique texture, again, but it’s so soft and it melts into the skin. I’m experiencing no irritation using this product and I’ve noticed that my skin is really looking lovely even though I’ve had a hard couple of weeks with little sleep.

First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm: I currently use FAB’s Eye Duty Triple Remedy: Brighten, Depuff and Smooth in the morning and I’ve used their 5 in 1 Eye Cream, so I was eager to try their overnight balm, which is a recent release. This product is creamy, balmy, and is doing wonders for my eyes. This is the first overnight eye product I’ve used that hasn’t caused irritation. My eyes aren’t puffy when I wake up and they seem much more hydrated. It is not helping with any fine lines, but I know I’m going to have to spend more than $38 for help in that area.

Also, this product is a balm so I massage it into my eye area. There’s no tugging or pulling involved so it’s safe to do, but I feel that massaging it into the skin leads to the best results.

Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen: I’ve used this product before and I love it so. It’s such a nice, velvety, simple, sheer foundation. This is my third or fourth bottle and it will continue to be a staple in my beauty regime for a long time to come. Best of all, it’s pale enough! Almost too pale! Woohoo!

Extra Goodies: I spent a few of my beauty points and got a few naughty extras. A sample of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (which is arguably NOT better than sex. This mascara was halfway down my face by the end of the day [there’s a dirty joke here but I’m too lazy to find it]), and a Beauty Insider 500 Point perk which included a cute little makeup bag (which is actually wonderful quality), a sample size of Tarte’s LipSurgence Skintuitive Lip Tint in Energy (which I haven’t tried yet), a sample size of Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in Copper Pink (haven’t tried and I don’t know if this is a cruelty free brand), a sample size of  Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (again, haven’t tried and I don’t know if this is a cruelty free brand), and a sample size of First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser (which is lovely and I will be keeping for travel!).

That’s it for my naughty purchases! Hope you enjoyed =D

To the furthest star and back,

Makeup Haul & Other Things

Hi Steffi this post comes to you in 3 parts.

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Ulta BB Cream – I was running out of my Almay BB cream so I thought I’d try a new one. I go really cheap with these since I use them when I don’t feel like wearing foundation, which is a lot. It’s a little orange-y for my skin tone but it goes on mostly sheer. The illuminating shade really makes my face “dewy”!

Too Faced Freebies – This is what pushed me to finally buy the palette I’d been eyeing for weeks. The sample of shadow insurance you gave me has long since dried up so I was excited to get a small tube of it. The Better Than Sex mascara is alright, just another mini mascara I can add to my bag. I told you I never buy mascara right? This is why. The eyeliner is really nice, it’s like a pencil except it’s waxy and goes on really smooth. I just hate that it’s waterproof because I’m lazy when it comes to taking off my makeup and this shit stays on.

It Cosmetics Freebies – Their waterproof gel eyeliner is even smoother than Too Faced and it stays on even harder. I can’t deal. It’s also really easy to eff up a smooth line because it’s not sharp enough. You should’ve just seen my eye. The brow power is awesome though! A brush on one end and an oval-shaped pencil on the other that spins up, you don’t need to sharpen it. Oh BTW, I fill in my brows now ;). The tightliner is interesting, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s nice for a quick 2-in-1 tightline and mascara, but I ended up putting real mascara over it.

Eyebrow pencil – I only bought this so I could get free shipping. It’s pretty nice though.

Too Faced Natural Eyes Collection – The big splurge! I’m really glad I went with this palette. I’m in love with all of the colors except the right side, I just don’t like dark shades. I think it was Honey Pot that was the deciding factor between this and the all matte palette. I’m in love! ❤Pixlr_20150326172357731

Part 2: 101 in 1001 update

Progress: 40/101 complete, 510 days left
26. Buy groceries with only reusable bags for a month
53. Leave a Nerdfighter note in a John Green book
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60. Rewatch LOST

Part 3: Punishments

You were especially bad last week, not posting on Friday and then teasing me saying you’d post over the weekend. This calls for an especially bad punishment. I am sorry, but I am not sorry. You must ride the teacups this weekend in Disneyland with Andrew. He’s going to spin you at an acceptable speed and you are going to instavideo yourself telling me how much you love me. This will be EXCELLENT. Did you just say excellent because I said excellent?