what i bought in april: makeup purchase round-up

april 2017 makeup haul purchases

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It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these makeup purchase round-up posts. April has been a rough month, in terms of sticking to my makeup resolutions. I had some coupon codes that was expiring this months, the Sephora and Ulta sales, and some new releases I was interested in trying out. Let’s take a look at what I purchased this month:

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what i’m buying (and not buying): sephora vib sale and ulta platinum sale

sephora vib sale spring 2017

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It’s that time of year again, the Sephora VIB Sale and Ulta Perks/Platinum Prestige Sale! I’m a VIB Rouge and Ulta Platinum member, which just means I spend a crazy amount of money at both of those shops throughout the year.

Like I’ve mentioned previously, I’m on a low-buy this year. I’m not planning on buy a lot of things during this sale and thought I would share what I think you should buy and what I think you shouldn’t buy. Here were go…

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what i bought in january: makeup purchase round-up

january 2017 makeup purchases

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Last week, I shared my New Year’s resolutions and said I would share my monthly makeup purchases to keep my buying habits in check. This month, I definitely bought less makeup than December – however, did buy quite a bit. My goal isn’t necessarily to stop spending all together, but to be more strategic. I was definitely better at that this month.

Here’s everything I bought this month:

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a little new year’s cleaning: massive makeup declutter

makeup declutter

I’ve been collecting makeup for quite a long time, so it’s no surprise that I’ve amassed quite a selection. Every once in a while, I’ll get rid of a couple of old items, but I’ve never done a proper makeup declutter.

At the beginning of the year, I vowed to get my collection in line and find items that I truly loved and adored. However, that meant getting rid of anything I didn’t. It’s not to say everything I got rid of was a horrible product – some were out of date, some were just not my color. It took me several hours to clear up my collection, but I finally did it. And boy, did it feel good.

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2016 wrap-up: makeup favorites

2016 wrap-up makeup favorites

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It’s that time of year again: time to talk through my favorite makeup items for the year! In case you missed it, I wrapped up my 2016 skin care favorites here. These items are things I have been using and loving throughout 2016 – some of these things are new releases or just new to me. However, these are the makeup items I kept reaching for this year.

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holiday gift guide: beauty value sets

holiday value sets

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It’s that time of year – the holidays. Today kicks of the biggest shopping days of the year and I thought I would share with you a gift guide on the latest value sets available. Buying beauty value sets are perfect for the holidays – you could give one set to a person, or you could break apart sets and make custom makeup bags to give to multiple family members and friend. Either way, you’re sure to get a gift to wow all the beauty lovers in your life.

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