Beauty Anti Haul Vol 1: June 2020

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Since being in quarantine my spending on beauty products has drastically increased. I haven't purchased much if any makeup and have been focusing on skincare and haircare. That being said, I haven't even purchased much in those categories either and when I do, I'm being selective. 

Right before quarantine, I started to get overwhelmed with the amount of product I have in my collection and knew I needed to make a change. I didn't want to spend money on every new launch and wanted to be more mindful of the products I was buying. I no longer felt the need to splurge on every new release and buy products I have a lot of, like concealers, moisturizers, and serums. 

If I'm being honest, there hasn't been any new product launches that have wowed me the way they used too. Maybe I'm getting old, maybe I'm getting bored or maybe the innovation just isn't in the market anymore.

During coronavirus, I felt like there weren't even that many launches happening within the beauty space which makes sense, the entire world was on pause.

However, I have been keeping a list of the things that have launched and don't impress me much, or that I'm skeptical about.

As all anti-hauls, this post isn't meant to bash a brand or shame you if you bought/like these products... I'm just sharing my opinion on beauty items like I always have.

To counteract this post, I also will be doing a wish-list series as I've done in the past because there are some products that I have had my eye on for a while.

Now... let's see what I'm not impressed with.




Drunk Elephant Body and Haircare

I'm not sure if anyone asked for DE to release non-skincare products but here we are. I think these came out in early March and I have not once thought to purchase them. Luxury body care doesn't spark any joy within me because I have my favorites from the drugstore that don't hurt my bank account. The haircare I'm skeptical about because DE is not a haircare brand so why would I trust them to make products that help? It just seems random to me and I'm not here for it. 

Everything from Anatasia Beverly Hills

I remember in the good old days of the beauty community, ABH was untouchable. They released products very sparingly and you could tell thought went into every launch. They weren't on a schedule, they released a few items a year and when they made their foray into makeup products (not just brows) it was a huge deal. Now? I feel like the magic has gone away. The brand releases so many eyeshadow palettes it's hard to keep up. I feel like there is a new launch every few weeks and it doesn't give anyone enough time to appreciate the last launch. It's just too much and it feels like the brand has lost its roots. None of the new launches impress me and ABH feels like any other beauty brand at this point.

Lancome Juicy Tubes

This is a relativity 'new' launch of an older, classic Lancome product. When I was in 8th grade, my friend's aunt work for Bloomingdales and she was able to get me a Lancome Juicy Tube in a candy pink color. I cherished that lipgloss for years. A few years ago, Lancome re-released Juicy Tubes in a few shades and I bought one. Of course, it wasn't like what I remembered because lipgloss has come a long way since 2005. I eventually ended up decluttering that gloss and now, Lancome has released Juicy Tubes AGAIN. I won't be picking them up, as much as my impulse shopping inner child wants me to. The glosses, as I remember, are too sticky and a little too tacky for my liking, and I really do not like squeeze tube lipglosses anymore.

Fenty Cream Products 

I know everyone loves Fenty more than life but if I'm being honest, it doesn't impress me much.  However, I was pretty excited about the release of their cream products because I love a good cream bronzer & blush... that is until I found out the size of the blush is basically a mini size in other brands. I watched a few Youtube videos and saw the size of the blush... it was so small for such a high price tag. I'm not sure why they did that but it completely turned me off to both products.

Huda Beauty Diamond Lip Balm

I love a high-end lip balm more than anyone but these diamond ones from Huda Beauty just don't seem like a good choice. They're called 'diamond' because they have a frosted finish to it, and that is not a look that I'm going for. I also am not a fan of lip balms that are in the shape of actual lipsticks. The packaging is beautiful and the bullet itself looks stunning but it's not something that I think I would use.

What is on your anti-haul list?

xoxo
B


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