Thank you for all of your recommendations yesterday! The comments section was so much fun to follow up on, and I enjoyed spending a chunk of my ‘extras’ fund at Sephora this morning.
For a sheer tinted product, I went with Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue with SPF. (Though you all had me VERY tempted by other options — particularly those by NARS, Laura Mercier, The Ordinary, and Juice Beauty). I then went down a skincare rabbit hole and indulged in some Sunday Riley products to try as well as some of my aforementioned favorites.
I will perhaps share my findings in a future post, though clearly I have NO authority to be a beauty blogger. You are all awesome and I love hearing about the beauty routines you have honed over time!
Speaking of $ and my ‘extras’ fund — this is why I love budgeting. Josh and I both get the same finite amount to play with each month (note: we are on a ‘less generous’ frivolous items budget until our house sells, but it’s still decent), and it’s just so freeing. I feel like we work hard and while no one NEEDS a bunch of new cosmetic items, it’s nice to feel like I am truly allowed to splurge sometimes. But I also crave that upper limit so that I know exactly when to stop.
I had been sort of hoarding my allowance but I think I will stop doing that. Planning on getting by the year’s end:
- a pair of new jeans & 2-3 tees
- new running shoes (mine are from 2017, gross)
- new bras & loungewear
- one ‘fancy’ dress for winter events
And speaking of bounty . . . my Hobonichi haul arrived! Annabel filmed a 7 minute unboxing video but I don’t think it’s quite right for public consumption (and you may get a little ill from her angles & camerawork).
So I will just unveil the cover here 🙂
- Hobonichi Frame Stickers
- MT Thin Washi Tape
- Kitta Pre-Cut Washi Strips
- Yamato Sticky Tape (like the sticky part of a post-it with plain paper texture)
Exactly zero of these items are ‘necessary’ but they bring me joy!
I’m off today. Recording podcast x 3 (will be some good eps in there I think!), going for an easy run, and generally trying not to do too much else.