THE ANTI-HAUL, OR HOW I RESIST NEW RELEASES
I love reading them, but I’ve always been quite hesitant to do one myself: on the one hand, it is quite a negative post to write -something I usually never do-, but on the other hand, I find it very helpful when it comes to knowing how beauty hoarders decide if an item is worth the investment or not. So hopefully I’m gonna do the later today, just concentrating on the reasons why it wouldn’t be wise for me to purchase this selection and how I usually work my way through the overwhelming amount of beauty releases photographed and reviewed on a weekly basis.
BUM BUM CREAM
It sounds as lovely as a perfume and a luxurious cream merge into one, unique body cream. However, with a summery scent and a price point which is a little bit more expensive than my usual body creams, the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream feels too much like a holiday treat for me to purchase it. I don’t particularly enjoy summer and I don’t have any holiday this year, so it seems a little bit too much for a scent which I will prefer to avoid come September. Maybe something for next year, even if the fragrance is also a little bit too high on the ingredient list for my atopic skin.
The shades are gorgeous and very well put together, something I cannot say about all palettes, Anastasia Beverly Hills is also one of the most renowned brands when it comes to eyeshadows, but I’m simply not an eyeshadow person. With me it is nothing on the lids or a little bit of bronzer/blush whilst eyeshadows fall into the special occasions category. If I buy the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette, it will only get out of my makeup stash once or twice a month, and it isn’t enough, even if it would look very pretty on my blog.
Boscia is on my list of skincare brands to try, but not this Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser -a solid ball to massage directly into the skin-. I will be short: anything too gimmicky and unpractical instantly falls off my radar. Plus my sensitive skin cannot afford to use charcoal too often.
I love Glossier -I’ve just written two raving reviews about their range-, but I think they have a tendency to make ordinary items sound unique and groundbreaking when it sometimes isn’t, it happened with the Invisible Shield SPF and the Wowder powder is, I believe, just the same. A powder is a powder, it will always highlight my skin’s dry patches and I’ve tried and hated too many of them in the past to risk being disappointed again today.
One of my favourite shades of blue and a mask which truly sounds fun to do, but looking at the Glamglow Gravitymud Firming Treatment Sonic Blue’s claims -firming, tightening, and anti-aging- I don’t think this is a mask my young skin desperately needs. No bright, shiny blue face for me!