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!

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


Skin Inc family


❤ 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

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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 New Bag

Hello Bean,

I bought a new bag! But Steffibun, you just bought such a cute and wonderful bag from Modcloth. Yes, Keddahbean, you’re correct. But that cute and wonderful bag’s shoulder strap broke, which caused me much heartbreak. When I contacted Modcloth’s customer service to tell them what happened, they didn’t have any stock of the bag (it’s back in stock now of course) and just refunded me the cost of the bag. Which was kind – but I was a bit sad. So I decided to buy a new bag when I found one I liked. And I did. At Target. For 36 doll hairs.

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She so pretty

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She’s so roomy

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I love this bag so much. And since I’m only ever wearing neutrals again (fuck colors), this bag goes perfectly with my non-aesthetic.

❤ See you Tuesday!

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.

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,