Monday, September 23, 2019

Weekend Shopping Report: Hits and a Miss.

I did a little bit of shopping this weekend! Not much, just a little. On Friday I went to Sephora to get a sample of Kosas Tinted Face Oil and, apparently, to buy the new Sunday Riley ICE Ceramide Moisturizing Cream. Oops. I have a lot of points so I got a few 100 point rewards, including a mini of the Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer

First, I'll talk about this primer. Mostly I think primers are a bullshit extra step but... it also sucks to have your makeup disappear right off your face by the afternoon. It's a struggle. I love Tatcha products and this stuff is next level:

Aside from the beautiful packaging, this primer glides on like nothing and really help gives a flawless look. I've used it two days in a row and it is definitely helping my foundation stay put but also just makes my face look crazy smooth. Highly recommend. (Also, this little kit has three of my favorite Tatcha products, including this one, if you're tempted.) 

Honestly, I didn't mean to buy this. It's just that once I had it in my grubby little hands I couldn't let it go. It is is super luxurious-feeling and smells kinda weird in that Sunday Riley way but so far my face loves it. Also, the glass jar with it's own little scooper tool makes me forgive the tub packaging. It's early days, so I'll report back on this one. It's definitely a moisturizer for dry skin and cold weather. 

The jury is still out on the Kosas Tinted Face Oil but I think maybe it's not for me. I was skeptical about a tinted face oil and it definitely feels like a face oil going on, but it has a sheer, dewy coverage, which I like a lot. However, it never seemed to set, it just sat on my face all, I AM OIL HI HI HI! It also doesn't play well with chemical sunscreen and moisturizers with silicones - I really think this is meant to be put on bare skin. I am not going without sunscreen, so I don't think this is a win for me. 


I also went to Madewell this past weekend and checked out a few items that I've been obsessing over /linked on the blog recently. To start, the Abroad Shoulder Bag:

Ugh. Love. I can't really justify this as a purchase right now but y'all. It's so good! It's minimal in a vintage Coach kinda way, the leather is really nice and it's just the right size. I am definitely keeping an eye on this bag.  I also tried on the Stovepipe Fatigue Pants I've talked about recently:

They only had the faded olive green color in store, which looked pretty casual/summer to me. I personally like the look of the dark red for fall so hopefully they'll go on sale soon. I think they'd look really cute with flats or ankle boots. I also tried on the black version of my favorite jeans and, surprise, I totally love them. 

Spoiler alert: I did buy them, but on Poshmark. I am the worst. They're the best, though. Super black with no distressing and they fit perfectly. (At least, the pair I tried on did. Who knows what I'll get from Poshmark...) 

1 comment:

  1. I almost bought the Kosas Tinted oil this weekend, but I've read so many lukewarm reviews on it. I bought the Milk Flex Foundation Stick instead. It's great. That Madewell bag will be mine by Christmas.