I really am hopeless; best intentions aren't enough to hold me back. It happened. Even when I said I would buy less, and especially buy less makeup, I made a beauty purchase.
The re-promotion of my favorite face wash drew me into Sephora but what really cinched the purchase was seeing a little red box of BITE finally restocked. My hands shot out faster than my mind could caution and my feet took me swiftly to the check out.
Philosophy's Purity Made Simple (at the sale price of $15!): At this price point, Purity has become my HG cleanser. I think I showed restraint by just getting one. It takes a little under half a year to finish a 360ml bottle and I'm still near full on the one I started last month. Along with the other cleansers still in my skincare drawer, I'm pretty stocked up.
BITE's Perfect Bite Set ($29CDN): The Bite sets really have to be one of the best holiday buys and though I've barely made a dent in the one I bought 3 years ago (for shame, Jenn...) I've been giving serious woo-y eyes at the latest. This thing has been sold out for months (which was such a god send)! And then I saw it, just two, set inside its own little recessed display...and my brain went fuck it and that was that.
Tatcha's Kyoto Cleanse Set ($32CDN): Powder cleansers were a new discovery this year and as Tatcha grew in popularity I've wanted to try their Classic Rice Enzyme Powder. While only holding the two above products, I saw this set along the cashier aisles by the cashiers and became a living example of why visual merchandising and relying on human impulsivity works.
Overall, I don't feel too bad, though David gave a rather long "Why.........?!" when I showed him the lipsticks. I don't know why I keep bothering to show him but I get too excited and have to tell someone. I know its crazy but in my perfect world, I think I would get rid of all my make up products and get "better for me" items...but then I get caught up in the marketing and such and I find myself falling in love with more conventional makeup items and having a hard time ridding myself of anything in my possession. The struggles.
Daily Zen: Something I'd like to do is to live more "real life" and not the "internet life" but there is a lot about apps, phones, the internet that is purposefully designed to be addictive. Here's an interesting article about a movement towards "time well spent" and whether programmers have an obligation towards maximizing life experiences rather than in-app time.