Spending bans are hard but it doesn't mean you can't purchase anything. Once a week or so, I still like to treat myself to something on my shopping list within reason.
I stocked up on some Venus razors off Feel Unique and to qualify for free shipping on that order, I picked up the Korres Lip Butter Stick with SPF15 in Rose. I was hoping to try the Pixi offering but the shade I was interested in, Ripe Raspberry, was out of stock. I have always enjoyed using the Korres Lip Butters but I haven't tried the stick form of them. With SPF 15, I figured this would make a good summer lip product that offers sun protection, sheer colour, and moisture.
Another great everyday lip product that has made it into my collection is the Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick in Fig. Described as a nude rose shade, I find this shade to be a brightening yet natural lip colour that will be perfect for any time of the year. It is more of a daytime shade for me, but it still works with evening looks. It is comfortable to wear and the packaging is lovely as well. For a bold pop of colour though, I picked up the Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Muse. I tried it on in Sephora yesterday and after running around the store for at least an hour swatching other bright shades, I received too many compliments to give up this coral red shade, despite the hefty price tag. It is that little bit more pink-toned compared to NARS Red Square and that little bit more orange than Bite Beauty Corvina. It is incredibly long lasting and has a fairly matte finish without being drying.
I will admit that I have enough blushes but as a blush addict, I couldn't keep the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush out of my collection much longer. This champagne rose shade is the perfect addition to my collection, especially for the upcoming summer. The powder is so soft and fine, and the pigmentation is fantastic. It isn't visibly shimmery so it gives a healthy glow on the cheeks. I hope this isn't the start of a Hourglass addiction!
Lastly, one of the most exciting recent purchases for me. I finally purchased the GHD Classic 1 Inch Styler after months of hesitation. With a 10% off coupon card from reaching VIB status at Sephora, I made the purchase and I am so glad I did. It quickly straightens my hair and also works great for curls and waves, though I am still trying to get the hang of the techniques. If you're thinking of getting one, get it. It is worth it.
What have you purchased recently?