What I want to buy (but can't afford)
Clinique Chubby Stick Eyeshadow Tint ($17.00)
This is an eyeshadow stick that I've had before and meant to buy for the weddings I had coming up, but was low on cash (this is 17 bucks, not unreasonable) so figured I would try a drug store dupe. I bought Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo in Barely Branded (which apparently is also a dupe for Benefit Watts Up Highlighter) and it just doesn't compete. I don't like the feel of the formula or the color as much even though they're incredibly similar. So, I wish I could just go buy this right now but I really shouldn't. I like that it comes in a stick and you shouldn't fix what's not broken. I actually lost it a while ago and just didn't care enough to go buy it again, and now I regret it. That's real. Also, make no mistake, this is not a "tint." It's an creamy eyeshadow, and a good one, too.
Herbivore Botanicals Lapis facial Oil
I've been eyeing this bad boy for a while. This is supposed to calm inflammation, reduce redness and blemishes, LOOKS CHIC AF. But honestly, I'm (for some reason) convinced this will be the answer to my prayers in terms of improving the texture of my skin, getting rid of blemishes and getting rid of this redness. I was very close to buying this once because they had a mini version available online at Urban Outfitters and I had a gift card there but then it SOLD OUT so I never got it. Tragic story, a tale as old as time. It has blue tansy oil in it and I consider it to be a more affordable option to Sunday Riley Luna Oil (which is a retinol oil but also has blue tansy BUT ALSO they put blue dye in it why!?! it is good, though. Like, in that, it does work. It's also $105.00 LOL WHAT that is a story for another day.
Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil
I love Argan oil. We all love Argan oil! Some people don't, whatever. No one will shut up about it. But, it works. It's great to use at night, helps with redness, dryness and blemishes. I use Josie Maran's Argan Oil 1.7oz bottle which costs 48 dollars. This one is a little over 3 oz (100ml) and costs 82 bucks. I've tried both - and this one is better. Who knows why. I just felt better results. I was lucky enough to get a sample - otherwise, this is not within my budget. But, if you wanna throw caution to the wind and fuck up your credit, by all means, get it. OR - buy GENERIC (ew) Argan oil from whole foods, somewhere off the internet, raid your friends bathroom, whatever it takes. Get creative.