April 6th 2017

I have basically spent the last week trying to adjust to my new job. I think I’m getting a hang of it but I must admit that it’s challenging! I haven’t had a desk job in a few years so I’m not yet in sync with sitting in front of a computer for several hours a day. But it does beat my old job on several marks so overall I’m happy!

I would also like to point out that it’s been over 4 months since I purchased any shoes, clothes or accessories! To be honest it’s probably the longest I’ve ever gone before. I have been sneaking around some online stores but aside from not overspending and  overconsuming it’s also really important to me now to try to buy ethically made items. And let me tell you, trying to find clothes/shoes that are vegan, eco-concious AND AFFORDABLE is a struggle. If I were actually in need to buy something right now it would be kinda sucky but since I’m pretty much set at the moment it’s great because after some googling around I just lose interest haha. In the meantime it’s also good that I’m learning more about different companies and which ones to stay away from. It’s sooooooOOooO easy to get dazzled by cool things but I’m done being flakey with my standards.

Sephora Rewards: AMIKA

REWRITING THIS WHOLE POST because when I published it I got a message first saying that there was an error publishing and then a confirmation that “the post has been published”. Hint hint, wordpress, I’m not emotionally stable enough for this:))))

Anyway! I’ve been opting out of free samples for a while unless it’s something that I know I want to try/will use. During my last move I had to get rid of what felt like more stuff than ever before and a high quantity of it was free samples, gifts with purchase, purchases made for the sake of the gift, and so on and so forth. Even though FREE catches the attention of many, it’s pretty wasteful if it never gets used.

So when I placed a recent order at Sephora(more details on that later) I noticed that I had some rewards points saved up and decided to go for the Amika set!

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4/5 of these products I have tried before and I have enjoyed all of them. I usually bring mini versions like this on travels and I think it’s nice to have something I know I like rather than digging my hand into a box of various samples and bringing a wild card with me on my trip, hoping for us to get along.

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I have a full size of the Blowout spray (which I thought was a heat protectant???? that’s what I’ve been using it as??? I’ve had it for months why haven’t I read the bottle???? It says on it and on their site that it can be used on dry hair to re-style but it doesn’t specify heat protectant). I haven’t been heat styling my hair all that much lately but when I have, I’ve been using this to prep(weather I’m supposed to or not apparently lol).

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I’ve gone through a can of the Dry Shampoo and it did what it should! No major complaints really. I’ve been trying to abstain from using spray versions for a while and use powder instead but I must admit that sprays are quicker, better and less messy. We’ll see how long I manage to be stubborn for.

I also have a full size of the Dry Conditioner. And lemme tell you, it changed my world. Sure, I’ve tried products before that are meant to tame and smooth your hair but this is the first one that has actually worked without making it feel like I have a shit-ton of product in my tresses! Having bleached hair it can get kinda dry but this spray makes it look and feel soft and clean.img_8728

The Hair Mask is an old friend aswell. I used to be a total hair mask junkie but lately I’ve started oiling my hair before I wash it and I feel that adding an in-shower hair mask to that would be a bit unnecessary. However it’s nice to have an emergency pack in hand for weeks when I won’t be able to go through the oil process.

The hair spray is the only product I’ve yet to try! I don’t use hairspray that often(probably thanks to overdosing on it as a teen, I’m pretty sure that when my body decays my lungs will stay intact thanks to an internal protective coating of hairspray). But I have yet again made the ever recurring mistake of cutting bangs, so on days when I’m living on the edge and heading out into the world without bringing bobby pins it will be nice to have this lil lifesaver in my bag.

Scent-wise, thay all have the same vanilla-esc smell(if you’ve ever tried Eva Nyc products they basically smell the same imo). However it can be a bit overwhelming so I would recommend spraying the aerosols outside or at least not in a cramped & closed bathroom.

Kind regards, Cassandra “embalmed lungs” Johansson

March 22nd 2017

HELLOO. It’s been exactly a month since my last post and even though nobody has asked I would like to confirm anyway that No, I have not died. BUT I do feel that I would like to regenerate my blog a bit. I do apologize if the changes don’t interest the followers I have gained this far but I haven’t been inspired to blog lately so I figured I would shift things and hopefully somehow find some kind of balance.

I have recently finished up my makeup artistry course which feels really great. I also THINK I have a new job which is super cool!

In the category of minimizing I have arranged two boxes in the corner of my room, one for donating and one for consignment. I’ve had pretty good luck with in-store consignment thus far and I find it pretty fulfilling so I’ve decided to make a habit of doing that once a week until I feel content with my wardrobe size. Luckily I have several stores in the area so I can circulate between them, and the items that nobody picks up end up in the donating box instead. Different stores are interested in different pieces so I’ve found that what one place rejects might get bought by the next. It’s kind of interesting! And I’ll have you know that I have –NOT– been lured in to buying things in the store while I’ve been selling. Although today was a close call because I found a really nice & stylish designer coat that was super comfortable BUT I admitted to myself that I would never wear it because I myself do not fit the aesthetic of “nice & stylish”. All week I’ve shamelessly been wearing adidas joggers that I’m pretty sure I bought from the children’s section.

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Jan 23 2017

Helloooo I’m alive!! Time is going so fast. I’ve been trying to get more on track with my studies lately plus I’m applying for jobs AND looking for a new place to live. I would like to point out that I went to Anthropologie today WITHOUT BUYING ANYTHING. It’s so strange going into the city now and not wanting to shop. But it’s good. Also I realized that I haven’t been on ulta’s website in a really long time simply because I haven’t had time. I used to be all up in there once a week at least. 

Anyway here are the latest looks I’ve posted on instagram, would love for you to check it out if you’re interested in makeup!

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