Shopping preoccupations continue. I'm going to talk about overpriced things that I like. Judge, don't judge, whatever.
Awhile back I ordered one of those skincare sampler thingies from Sephora (it's no longer available or I would link to it). It was a good deal for large sized things that I knew I wanted to try, so I bought it! The good news/bad news about that is the things I've tried so far? I over-the-moon love. And the things I LOVE love? OMG they are expensive.
I cannot believe how wonderful and magical this Kate Somerville ExfoliKate stuff is (I'm linking to this gift one because it's the same price as just the exfoliant but with a bonus little sized one, so it's a better deal). It's...$85. For face 2.5 oz of face scrub. But I love it! But it's $85...
The 0.5oz one is the one that came in my sampler, which hey for $40 is seeming like a real bargain!
I also love the Black Label Detox BB Cream that came in this set. I got the 0.66oz size. 1.5oz is $36. Not quite in Somerville territory, but pricey.
I haven't really gotten into the other products yet, but even if just those two are hits, I got my money's worth. I'll report back if there's anything else worth a recommendation.
I also bought the Sephora mascara sampler, currently sold out so I won't bother linking. I love buying these because you get a handful of travel sized mascaras for the price of one (premium brand) full sized one, and I genuinely prefer travel sized mascaras. They don't dry out or get weird before I use them up, which is the problem I have with full sized mascaras, and feels like a real waste when spending $20 - $25 on something. Plus y'all know I love mascara sampling.
I ALSO bought (but have not yet received and can't report on) the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. It's expensive, but whatever. It's a hobby! I've wanted one of these powders for awhile, and this seemed like a good way to dip my toe in. I mean, if spending $60 is dipping your toe into anything. Questionable.
If you're on the fence about getting a Clarisonic, this set seems like a screaming deal, since it's the cost of just the Clarisonic Aria, but you also get OTHER THINGS. Same with this one, but for the Mia. I mean, if you were going to get one anyways, I would say get one in one of these sets. Because...you get more things. For the same dollars. Anyhow.
I signed up for Stitch Fix! Even though I only kept one item from my first fix, I really, really LOVED getting the mail and trying on. I think my stylist actually did a very good job on picking things that were on point for me, but the fit was off for a couple things. I recommend, but I also HIGHLY recommend putting together a style pinboard on pinterest to link to in your profile. That's...really the only thing I've ever used pinterest for, but I think it was a genuine help in getting good picks from this service, which was exciting because I got to try on items that I really liked, but that I wouldn't necessarily have chosen myself. If you sign up, I have a referral link. Use my referral link! It gives me a credit. I mean, if you want to. That would be cool.
I can't stop eating Reese's peanut butter eggs. They are my favorite seasonal candy. Yesterday I told myself that IF they still had them at Target, THEN I could buy them. And they had them! So...I bought them. Holiday candy weakness.