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2019 Recap

Merry Christmas! 🎄

Well the year, and decade, are drawing to a close and that usually calls for some introspection.

My Low Buy Year went up in glittery flames 😂 You only need scan my Periscope to see how horribly I actually did. I wrote fewer blog posts that ever before. I was generally out of it. Things languished pun de cutting board cause I rarely wore makeup. Maybe the only silver lining was the continued dedication to using up samples.

In 2020 I'm hoping to recommit to sharing my thought on beauty products with you. That means trying the mountain of new things around here and, once again, hopefully buying less. On that note, I want to encourage you be gentle with yourself. Yes, set goals and make plans; but never be so disillusioned by a setback that you abandon the target all together.


There's plenty to review in the stash; so let me know what you'd like to see more of. The few of you that actually still read blogs 😄 Don't worry, even if no one's watching I…

Sampled Out

Howdy. How are yuh?


I still like (and buy) makeup, I swear, but skincare is soooooooooo much easier to get through.

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Mild 15 ml

Labelled in Clinique's '3-Step Skin Care' System as 'Step 1' this is a basic clear gel cleanser. One thing about Clinique products, a little goes a long way. This little tube has accompanied me on many a trip. I wouldn't purchase a full size - biggest size is 13.5 fl. oz. / 400 ml for $29.50USD - only because I'm already in love with the gel cleanser from Youth To The People. This 'mild' version is recommended for "very dry, dry and dry combination" skin types but I think anyone can use it.

REN Clean Skincare T-Zone Balancing Day Fluid 15 ml

"A day fluid that will balance combination skin to leave the complexion looking clear, even toned and beautifully healthy." #TeamModen are big fans of REN Clean Skincare and this product is no different. This is a lightweight formula that abs…