Beauty Gifts 102: Detox Market's Best of Green Beauty Box


Today we'll be chatting about another skincare gift set, although this one is more a hooray-new-years box rather than a hooray-Christmas box. It's the Detox Market's Best of Green Beauty box!

The PR package housing this set arrived at my doorstep at the beginning of the month so I've gotten a week or two to play with the products. A few of the items were things I already owned. That said, this post isn't going to be a full-on review but rather an overview and first impressions of the products from the box I've tried so far. If I waited to properly review the box, it would be long gone and sold out!

The box retails for $149 and as you've probably deduced at this point, is sold by the Detox Market. It includes everything from haircare to skincare to makeup! In total it has 6 full-sized products and 3 travel-sized minis with a whopping value of $310+. As with all value sets, I recommend ignoring the stated value of the box and instead focus on your personal value by tallying up the cost of the products you know you would use. If that number is higher than the retail price, it's worth a splurge 😏

Bougie Candle Sniffing Adventures: Holiday 2017


2017 was the year I went from laughing at people who spent $50 on candles to buying said candles myself. To be honest, I can fully blame the obsession on President Cheeto. I distinctly remember buying my first Diptyque candle (their Valentine's Day limited edition Rosamundi candle) on the day of his inauguration as a bit of retail therapy. I've been hooked ever since.

I wasn't sure if I was going to publish a haul or not candle because candles are bit more... particular than makeup and skincare. Ultimately I decided instead I'll just share a round-up of holiday candles rather than a haul or not because I'm honestly a candle newbie.

THAT said, I am very committed to this business of beauty/ candle blogging so I sacrificed my time and energy and went stomping around downtown with the very serious task off sniffing all the fancy, holiday candles I could find no it was not an excuse to go window shopping.

I'll also have a follow-up post talking more about the holiday candles that I've bought and burned!

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Beauty Gifts 101: First Aid Beauty & Palermo Body


Now that most of my gift guide posts are doneso (minus candles!!), we can move onto more important shit aka talking about the actual presents 😏 I discussed a LOT of gift sets in my haul or not posts and have picked a select few to focus on in individual posts. If only I had the time, energy, and cash to try out and review every single gift set! Because of the short time frame of the holiday season, I won't be doing dedicated review posts of any of the sets I don't like/ wouldn't recommend. The ones that I did try I briefly reviewed in the anti-haul sections of my makeup, skincare, and everything else beauty haul or not posts.

Disclosure: I recieved both the sets in this post as PR!

Everything Else Beauty Gift Guide: To Haul or Not to Haul


Because I'm only one gal, I can't write a haircare gift guide and a body care gift guide and a fragrance gift guide and a miscellaneous gift guide. Also, I don't want to cause that sounds monotonous as hell. So instead here we are with an everything else beauty gift guide: to haul or not edition! If you don't know what the heck that is, ya clearly haven't read my holiday makeup haul or not and holiday skincare haul or not posts!

P.s. I didn't include candles in this post cause I'm dedicating a post to that special topic 🙃

To Haul or Not to Haul: Holiday Skincare 2017


Happy hump day! Today I'm bringing you my second installment of my haul or not to haul holiday series. If you didn't read last week's post, I introduced the series a bit in my haul or not holiday 2017 makeup post.

Without further ado, let's get into the shit I think is haul worthy and the shit I don't think is worth my $$. Because I recently published my top Sephora picks blog post, Sephora favorites sets overview post, Sephora sale wishlist post, and Sephora sale anti-haul list, I won't be including any of the sets that I already talked about in those posts.

Like the makeup post, this one is by no means comprehensive. There are so many damn skincare gift sets out there-- I didn't even bother attempting covering them all ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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