the Post No-Buy Wish List


Hello. people of the internets! I'm checking in to say that my no buy is going well and strong! But now that the end is approaching... I'm itching to make a purchase or two.

And even though I'm chatting about spending $$, I do feel refreshed from doing this no buy. I don't feel tempted by every sale I see because I know there will be another one in the future. I don't feel tempted to buy X new item because I already know I have 5 similar items, sitting unopened in my stash. I can't say I'll be the perfectly conscious consumer in the future, but I think I've reigned in my spending habits a bit.

All of the items on this list are a) a bit splurgy and b) ones I've been thinking about for some time. Reason a is because I'm telling myself I deserve to treat myself after my no buy and also because I don't mind spending more on less-- I'd rather have 1 item I really crave over 4 or 5 items I'm meh about. And reason b is because I'm tryna be an adult over here.

Anti Haul #3 | Shit I'm Not Gonna Buy


It's that time of the month again where I get shit talk products I'm not gonna buy. If you haven't been keeping up with my anti-hauls (how dare you), feel free to check out my first and second posts in the series. And of course, it isn't an anti-haul post without giving credit to Queen Kimberly Clark for coming up with the idea!

At first, I thought this post was going to be extra, extra salty because of my current no buy, but it's surprisingly going really well! There have been a few sales that have tempted me, as well as the new Glossier sunscreen but so far I've held strong and resisted. I had tried to do a no-buy back in January but ultimately failed (although I did succeed in limiting it to a low buy.) Then again we're barely halfway through the month, hopefully the second half of the month goes as smoothly!

Either way, my currently successful no buy has put me in the perfect mindset for an anti-haul. Here's all the shit I don't need and am not going to buy it!

Dresser Diaries: Volume III | Hair Hair Hair


It seems like I just got my blogging mojo back a week or two ago, and I seemed to have lost it once again. In retrospect, I think part of the reason I'm in a funk is because Instagram has started to burn me out. One of my blogging goals this year was to focus on my social media account growth and I'm happy with my progress so far. I can easily say Instagram is the platform I've been the most active on, and it's definitely paid off. The only downside is that it's a large commitment and time killer as 90% of the content I publish there is unique. Basically, I'm still trying to find the perfect balance between posting on Instagram and posting on the blog.

On the plus side I have a crap ton of drafts sitting on my blogger homepage, so while I'm lacking the motivation to come up with new posts, I'm pushing forward by finishing up all the half-finished posts I've got sitting around (including a couple on sunscreen in honor of melanoma awareness month!)

First up is this post on some of the haircare items I've been trying out over the past few months! For whatever reason, haircare doesn't seem to be as popular as skincare and makeup in the beauty blogging world. Personally, I think I go through waves of enthusiasm when it comes to haircare. I'll binge buy a bunch of products one month and then forget about it for the next six.

If you're unfamiliar with my Dresser Diaries posts, you can read the first post to get a feel for the series 😎

luxury haircare review, haircare review, verb haircare review, briogeo scalp revival treatment review, alterna exfoliating scalp facial review

The 2 Minute Peel | Beauty in the City


Last month I was lucky enough to get sent a couple of products from Beautyrx by Dr. Schultz to test out. I've talked about some of the ones I've tried so far over on Instagram, but for those of you who haven't heard me chat about them-- the main call to action of the brand is to provide anti-aging skincare through the use of glycolic acid. I pray at the alter of chemical of exfoliation on the daily so needless to say, I was excited to try out the line!

In addition to their lineup of products, they also offer 40% glycolic acid peels at salons across the country. When first asked if I would be interested in receiving a peel, I was a bit hesitant. While my skin has built up a tolerance to acids, that doesn't mean I don't worry about turning into Deadpool. After a few bouts of over-exfoliation, I've gained a healthy dose of fear and respect for acids. But after reading up on the procedure I learned it isn't like a traditional peel-- ie your skin won't literally peel after the procedure. Instead, it's meant to be a quick and gentle (but still effective) peel that only takes 15 minutes from start to finish. It's so gentle you can apparently even wear makeup afterward! To find out if all those claims came true for me, read on 😉

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