I love Kimberly Clark’s Anti-Haul series. She goes through the newest, most hyped-up beauty launches and explains why she won’t be buying them. They’re a brilliant antidote to the gushing hauls that have become standard blogger culture – look how much I bought, have and still need. I watch ’em and walk away feeling far less pressure to spend. You’ve got to follow her!
My anti-shopping list is as follows:
Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops, €34, is like a traditional tinted moisturiser but it’s less convenient. It’s concentrated pigment that you mix with your moisturiser to get whatever level of coverage you want. This might be helpful if there weren’t already a billion ready-made foundations at every possible level of coverage.
Like, don’t we all have a preferred level of coverage anyway? Who wants or needs to alter it so often? Plus, if that is something you want to do, most foundations can be mixed with a bit of moisturiser anyway, so it’s not even a unique selling point.
Origins Flower Fusion Raspberry Sheet Masks, €6, seem like a steal! And yeah, they’re way cheaper than anything else from the brand, but €6 is still a lot for a sheet mask that’s just pretty basic in their formulation. Also, if you work them into your routine with any regularity, you’ll end up spending as much as you would have spent on something properly effective. If you’re gonna go cheap,
Also, if you work them into your routine with any regularity, you’ll end up spending as much as you would have spent on something properly effective. If you’re gonna go cheap, Garnier’s €2.30 marks are grand.
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Moisturizer, €65, because if we ignore #GirlBoss marketing it will die sooner.
Anything for my vulva, despite the fact that weird fanny cosmetics are everywhere I look. I don’t even mean the ridiculous labia glue and chapstick launches – those are obviously not going to be cutting into my blusher budget. My gripe with stuff like Emma Watson’s fave Fur Oil – which is a €40 conditioner for your pubic hair.
While I’m OK with whatever helps you feel your fantasy, I feel like this is just a way to get money from women who aren’t spending on wax, laser or razors. Unless I’ve just discovered that I have a small and specific superpower, muffs don’t need to be steamed, oiled and braided to get by. They do fine without much interference, right?
Tell me – what new launch has set your eyes rolling?