beauty, hair, skincare

Sephora 2017 VIB Sale Haul

It’s that time of the year again! The Sephora VIB sale is always something I look forward to, as I’m sure most of us do. Last year’s purchases qualified me for VIB Rouge for this year, so I got a bit of a head start which is nice! This is the first time in years that I’m not going to qualify for VIB Rouge for the upcoming year. Honestly though, it feels great! The only real perk for me was the 2-day free shipping. Now that you can buy it, $10 is a more than reasonable price.

I was very selective with my purchases this time, moreso than the previous years. There’s only one treat item, and everything else is either a backup or replacement of something I use on a regular basis. I wrote a post on how I cut down on making frivolous purchases, if you’d like to check it out! Continue Reading

conscious living, lifestyle

Conscious Spending: How to Stop Making Frivolous Purchases

With November finally here, it means holidays are just around the corner! And with holidays just around the corner, so are the inevitable sales. In the past, I would buy anything and everything I wanted because hey, it’s on sale – and I deserved to treat myself, right? But that quickly turned into money down the drain on things I didn’t need anyway, and clutter – lots of it. And when we treat ourselves often, is it really a treat anymore?

There are tons of guides online on managing, tracking, and budgeting your expenses. This isn’t one of them. I’ll be talking about conscious spending: building better spending habits based on things you already own, and being aware of what you’re spending your hard earned money on. Continue Reading

beauty, skincare

5 Beauty Minis on Trial

I’m kind of the worst at writing these little beginning paragraphs – I can smash the entire body out in a sitting, but the first paragraph? Days. Sometimes I feel like writing something half-assed for this paragraph, and today is one of those days. Now that you’re all aware of that, here are some of the little minis I’ve been trying out recently. Continue Reading


Current Shampoo & Conditioner Rotation for Dry Hair

Can you believe it’s the end of October already?! It seemed like October started only a week ago! Anyway, blogging on a consistent basis is hard sometimes, especially if you’re someone like me that doesn’t often go out to buy the newest products frequently. So I’m working with what I already have for today: my shampoo and conditioner rotation! I’m dry from my head to my toes, so keep in mind that this selection is catered towards that. Continue Reading