Since I rang in 2018, I’ve been spending more time shopping the beauty stash than shopping for new things. It has a lot to do with a hall closet that turned into a beauty vault during the time of the Great Hoard of 2015-2016. With that said, I’ve been quietly using up what I’ve amassed (for both the full-sized and sample-sized product categories), so expect there to be more empties posts this year.
For the first quarter, here’s the meager spread I’ve started with:
Biore, Bobbi Brown, and Estee Lauder
Is it me, or is the holiday season slow approaching? I’m surprised that I’m not seeing more festive mall decor, especially in the Philippines where the Christmas enthusiasm is on another level. Then again, there is no shortage of Christmas songs in circulation. I’m only glad that I have yet to hear the medleys.
Anyway, all this talk of yuletide cheer makes me think of, you guessed it, holiday sets! And because I want to make room in my
hoarder’s pile closet for new stuff, I set my mind to proactively finishing up the older items in my stash. These are my current empties:
Clockwise From Top: Nars Deep Throat Blush, L’Occitane Cerisier Princesse Hand Cream, and The Body Shop Olive Body Butter
New year, new resolutions? Just trying to eat better by being partial to higher quality ingredients. I was chatting with my cousin who has lived in Europe for half a decade now, and she’s been emphatic about investing in more wholesome ingredients. (She’s a big Jamie Oliver fan, so basically it’s something along that train of thinking.)
One of the recipes she has recently shared is her chia seed bowl (yogurt, milk, muesli, honey, and chia seeds) and I have been converted by how this super ingredient has positively affected my system. And if you’re wondering where else chia seeds can go, let me introduce you to the Hask Chia Seed Oil Collection for hair care!
Hask Chia Seed Oil
Quick Specs: shampoo and conditioner at 12 fl oz. / 355 ml each ; made in USA
Ingredients — Top: Shampoo; Bottom: Conditioner
My hair is currently in rehabilitation mode. I’ve sworn off hair color for the last few months to give the roots time to grow out. I guess it can still pass off as “ombre”, because I did a transitioning dye thing last December. To keep the healing process on the right track, I’ve been using Hask Bamboo Oil Strengthening Collection.
Hask Bamboo Oil Strengthening Collection
Quick Specs: shampoo and conditioner at 12 fl oz. / 355 ml each ; hair oil at fl oz / 18 ml ; deep conditioner at 1.75 oz / 50 g ; made in USA
Hask Shampoo Ingredients
Hask Conditioner Ingredients
Deep Conditioner Ingredients
Hask Hair Oil Ingredients
Does your hair get gunky? I never truly noticed this before I started piling on the hair products. I have over-processed hair, so I’m becoming more reliant on the various oils, gels, and leave-ons to give my strands some semblance of order. It does start to feel, at times, when the residue doesn’t wash off all the way, so it’s become necessary to invest in clarifying hair care products. Hask Charcoal Purifying Hair Care Collection is in charge of preventing my hair from getting icky!
Hask Charcoal Purifying Collection
Quick Specs: shampoo and conditioner at 12 fl. oz. / 355 ml ; deep conditioner at 1.75 oz. / 50 g ; made in USA ; not tested on animals
Left: Hask Charcoal Shampoo Ingredients; Right: Hask Charcoal Conditioner Ingredients
Hask Charcoal Deep Conditioner Ingredients