April is OVER! Whaaaaa?! Seriously, where is the time going?!
PLOT TWIST: Time doesn’t exist! *gasp*
I slept on it and decided this morning that I will be taking part in Always Cleia’s and Super Nova Beauty Blog’s #SpringIntoSummer2018 May Instagram Beauty Challenge. I know that I just* finished my April 30 Days of Makeup challenge, and I just found out about this challenge yesterday, but I feel like I’m on a creative groove and I don’t want to stop.
I know not everyone is following me on Instagram, so if you aren’t already, follow me at @ayrgalaxyblog if you want to see what I come up with. I may or may not round-up this challenge here on the blog when it’s over, we’ll see. ANYWAY!
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I thought I could do one last collective haul post. Why last you may ask? Because I kind of went a little crazy on April and bought a bunch of stuff–clothes, makeup and skincare.
I’m going to force myself to not buying ANYTHING for the next month or so unless I absolutely need it. Please pray for me, lol. I definitely need to stop spending money but in my defense, I haven’t bought clothes in a long time, and I wanted to prepare for the warmer weather too… And I did* need a few skincare and hair care products, so the makeup was just extra, lol..so… Anyway, let’s get on with this post!
I don’t think every state has this store. It’s just like any other drugstore but a little bigger than say, Walgreens/CVS.
Anyway, I did need a few products for my 30 Days of Makeup challenge, and I happened to also walk by the Wet n Wild isle and I found the Precious Petals highlighter! FINALLY! I only picked it up because I had forgotten all about it until Angela mentioned it in one of her posts. When it launched it was ALWAYS sold out, so I’m glad I waited some months for it lol.
What I got:
- NYX White Liquid Liner
- Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals
- NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
- NYX Eyeshadow Base in White
I love going to Ross for clothes. A lot of clothes are affordable, though I always find it hard to find clothes that fit me well, especially jeans, which I decided against after trying them on in the fitting room.
Anyway, I walked out with all of this:
I also recorded a short video yesterday trying on all the clothes (shoes and crossbody bag excluded).
I initially went in to Ross for some kind of waterproof jacket for a hike and only found this windbreaker.
I really like it even though it doesn’t have pockets, but there is this little pocket towards the back in which I can store the windbreaker and omg!! I didn’t know of this until I got home, I was like yass!! I’m all for conserving space, especially inside my bag and I’m happy that I can stuff this in my bag if I don’t need it.
Next is an olive top. I feel like this one makes me look a little fat, but I’ve been wanting an olive top because it flatters us gals with warm skin tones. 🙂
Next is a pair of jean shorts which I needed. I do have a Levi’s pair of shorts but they’re too big on me now. Glad I replaced them with these because they’re actually really comfy.
And another two pairs of shorts, a dressier one and a sportier one. The black one is dressy, it almost looks like a skirt and it’s made of very light and flowy fabric. Perfect for dressing up in hot weather. The sporty shorts I got for when I do workouts at home, especially during the summer.
These last things are not clothes, but I couldn’t resist grabbing them because they were SO CHEAP and I could definitely use these for my planner and bullet journal. These sketching pencils set was $2.99 and would be perfect for sketching in my spreads. I’m sure Alex would get a good use out of them too.
The markers was I think $5.99 and it’s awesome that it’s 50 different colors!! 😀 I have already tested them on my bullet journal and they do not bleed, so yay!
Looking at the bag, it’s small. Doesn’t seem like much, but it’s not until I toss everything out that you really get to see how much stuff it is. My Ulta haul is probably my biggest one totaling 15 products, but my Ross haul was definitely more expensive.
First up is haircare:
Both products are from NYM, the Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray and the Clean Freak Dry Shampoo. I’m almost positive I have tried the dry shampoo, but I can’t remember so I’m trying it again. The texturizing spray I’ve always wanted to try, especially since I have wavy-ish hair, though my hair seems to have changed drastically since my friend dyed the bottom half? Idk.. Maybe it just changed after my pregnancy, who knows.
Next is skincare, first two products from Formula 10.0.6, a brand that I’ve come to love but I’m also not 100% positive it’s CF. Some websites have had replies saying they are, and others have gone unanswered, so it’s kind of a gray area?
Anway, I got the same cleanser I use daily because I ran out, and also a micellar water because it comes in handy! 🙂
But the rest of these are sheet face masks:
I know, I know. Tony Moly isn’t CF, but I’m having a hard time finding sheet masks just like these that I genuinely love and are CF. And K-beauty brands have some AMAZING products, unfortunately they’re not very ethical. If anyone knows of a brand that has sheet face masks like Tony Moly, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! 🙂
So that is it! I’m afraid to total up the amount of money I spent, so I won’t do that, lol! BUT, a lot of stuff, I did need so that can be justified. And also, I feel like it was a good way to treat myself, mommy life is hard!
Anyway, what have you guys bought recently?
Thanks so much for reading, you guys are the best! xx
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