Haul time has come once again to Not Your History! Not going to lie – I have purchased way too many things over the last few months. Once I get home from vacation I have to go back to my early 2016 tendencies of saving money and embrace the idea of minimalism. But until that happens, let’s take a look at what I bought lately!
Nike Free Runs
When I needed a new pair of runners to replace my hole-filled shoes, I immediately turned to the internet’s favourite pair of sneakers. I bought my pair in a classic black because duh “you can pair it with everything!” These shoes are super lightweight but still supportive which make them the perfect balance between exercise and street style. I’m sure I will get a lot of wear out of them while walking around Europe this month!
Gap Print Pop-over Dress
This dress got me in the mood for fall and has quickly become a staple in my closet. I am generally not one for prints but this dress has defied all odds and made itself into a regular. I think this has to do with the cute tie shape and the fact that the pattern reminds me of a shirt Harry Styles would wear.
Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil
My good friend Krista from On the Lightside told me about this eyebrow pencil after I complimented her brows on one of our regular Skype dates. Unless you are living under a rock, you have heard about Benefit’s new(ish) Brow Bar at Sephora. The reviews for the rebranded brow products have been stellar so I definitely needed to try one out. The pencil comes with a spool on the other side – the most necessary piece to tame crazy hairs – and has a unique shape that makes filling in your brows a breeze. Would definitely recommend this product to lazy beauty girls like myself.
Physician’s Formula Insta Ready BB Cream
I bought this BB Cream on a whim at Walmart because I needed a more summer colour than my foundation. It’s not my favourite but it does what it has to do pretty well. I find the product pretty easy to use and it gives fairly good coverage for a BB cream. As someone who doesn’t love using a ton of face makeup, I find it a bit heavy and I rush to wash it off when I am done with my day.
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Amy Schumer’s first book was incredibly interesting. It was a surprising mix of humor and hot topics from the world today. Don’t expect to giggle your way through the entire book but you can count on Amy’s humour to shine through and get you laughing at certain parts. My personal favourite parts of the book were her journal excerpts from growing up with footnotes from current Amy.
Marc Jacobs Beauty the (Nude)ist Show Lipstick and Lip Liner Collection
You know when you look at the price of some beauty brands and you are like, “I just don’t understand why someone would pay this much?!” From this mini kit of Marc Jacob’s lipsticks/liner, I understand why they charge what they do. Both of these products have quickly become my signature nude lip that I can use all year long. On top of that, the product feels amazing on my lips and doesn’t make them dry! That is a lipstick miracle in my books.
Bite Beauty The Perfect Pair High Pigment Pencil Lip Set (Chablis/Rhubarb, Quince/Tannin)
If you’ve been on the blog for a while you will already know about my love affair with the Canadian brand Bite beauty. All of my favourite lips (besides the two mentioned above) are from the brand. I stocked up on four new mini pencils of berry shades for the fall season and can’t wait to test them all out.
Dove Go Fresh Deodorant
I usually hate big scents when it comes to things that are supposed to make me smell good but I am all about this fresh cucumber deodorant. It really is as fresh as the title of the product! The cucumber fresh scent leaves me feeling super clean. If I could only remember one thing in my gym bag this would be my essential product.
Wella Professional Brillance for coarse hair
Surprising news – I bought a new shampoo! After years of using Head and Shoulders, I have finally found a colour specific shampoo/conditioner set for my hair that I absolutely love. My hairdresser recommended this product to me and it leaves my hair feeling salon fresh after every use.
I am the queen of extended a hair wash. Sometimes this is due to going to the gym every day and being lazy but lately it has just been because I really haven’t felt like it. BB Pret-a-Powder is an amazing product that not only hides that day old hair wash but adds great texture when you are feeling a little flat!
All hail First Aid Beauty. I think I may have spoken about this mask before when a very kind employee at Sephora gave me a sample. I finally purchased the full size and have been loving the results. I am obsessed with peel off masks – there is nothing more satisfying (or gross) than literally peeling all the dead cells from your skin. The addition of red clay is said to reduce pores, detoxify skin and control excess oil – so far so good.