Around the Holidays, you always hear about what everyone wants! From wishlists, to must-have videos, people love talking about their most wanted items. However, I want to talk about what I DON'T want this Holiday season. First, let me give credit where its due! A huge shout out to Kimberly Clark. The person who I personally first started seeing these type of videos and blogs from! I will have her channel link at the end of the blog if you want to check out her Anti-Haul videos! Click the Read More tab to get started!
Too Faced Pretty Little Planner: $42
I just can't do it. This may be great for a kid or even college student at best. However, Too Faced seemed to go from cute and pretty packaging, to targeting a much younger demographic. If you're in it just for the makeup, this is completely unnecessary. You pay for a lot more than you'll actually use or want. The colors are not bad but they are quite neutral and just the same old thing from Too Faced. If you are young or a college student though, this may be perfect for you as its a $198 value and also comes with a deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara and an Agenda with a sticker sheet.
Get It Here: go.magik.ly/ml/7qko/
Maybelline X Gigi Hadid Collection: $TOOMUCH
Maybelline, Gigi, you two are wonderful, but have you lost your damn minds?! This collections colors and packaging are amazing. However, Maybelline has jacked up this prices on this collection so much that it blows my mind. The palette, even though it comes with a lot inside, retails for $30! I don't think so. Nope! There is also a tinted primer that just makes absolutely no sense. Both are really dark almost like a bronzer. Drugstore prices are going sky high lately and for me, they have to bring up the formulas and quality to warrant that. Then again, we shop drugstore for a reason and most of our reasons are because THAT'S WHAT WE CAN AFFORD. If we wanted better quality and to burn through money, we go high end. Not to Walmart. Sorry.
The Collection: go.magik.ly/ml/7qku/
Lime Crime: AKA Doe Deere AKA Xenia Vorotova
When it comes to buying makeup, I do not judge if someone bases that on their ethics and how they treat customers and the people behind the brand as well. If you don't care, great! If you do, great! I tend to be flexible, but even I draw the line on Lime Crime. They recently popped up in Ulta and I could not be more disgusted. I will never purchase something from this brand. Bottom line.
This brand has done just about everything to warrant being shut down and shunned from the community. They have nazi costumes, Legal threats to minors, FDA warnings, Class action lawsuits, Hacker attacks, Problematic palette titling, cold sores, credit card fraud, being horrible to their customers, bullying, and so much more. If you want to read the whole story, I will link it below, but I won't ever be buying anything from this brand.
Back Story on Lime Crime: www.racked.com/2015/9/28/9392021/lime-crime-doe-deere-hated-xenia-vorotova
Real Techniques Silicone Applicator- $5.99
When are we going to stop with the silicone applicators? The trend started a while back, yet no company has come out with one that anyone actually uses religiously. Also, with companies like Elf and ShopMissA who sell them for as low as $1, anything more just seems like a rip off. They just do not compare to a beauty sponge or brush when it comes to apply foundations and the trend doesn't seem to be happening, even though companies are trying really hard! This is a hard NO from me.
Silicone Applicator- go.magik.ly/ml/7ql7/
Clinique Party Eyes Palette- $32.50
This has got to be the most confusing palette ever. For a palette labeled "Party Eyes", I would not of guessed it would be so...boring. With a lot of browns, whites, and greys, this palette just falls short of the name in my opinion and it seems like all the colors are so close together, they would all muddy together and look horrible. Thats just my opinion though.
Party Eyes Palette: go.magik.ly/ml/7ql8/
Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette- $59
I may be the 1%, but I just can't seem to get behind this palette or much of anything from this brand yet. The palette has a lot of issues for me. I love the packaging, but the colors just aren't there for me. I don't like the diamond shape placement and I personally can't do much with an all shadow topper palette. This could be another "you're paying for the name" brand as Rihanna is loved by so many (including me). So far, nothing she has put out has caught my eyes and the things that did, haven't gotten good reviews. I'm still keeping an eye on the brand though.
Galaxy Palette- go.magik.ly/ml/7qln/
Glam Glow "Let It Glow" Limited Edition Set- $69
While this is a great value for the brand, NO. Just no. I really feel like Glam Glow in general is way too hyped up on YouTube. You can pay up to $100 for one jar of their Super Mud. You can also go to the drugstore or even The Body Shop and find exact dupes for under $20. While some of their masks are pretty interesting, they are just way too over priced. Save your money, buy a dupe, and buy some more makeup/skincare with the extra money!
Glam Glow Set-go.magik.ly/ml/7qly/
So, these are just a few items that I won't be buying. Especially this Holiday season. What are some items you wont be buying? I would love to know! Also, let me know if you want to see more of these!
Kimberly Clark- www.youtube.com/user/kimclarkqueen
I'm a 31 yr old stay at home mother who loves anything beauty related. I'm down to earth and love making new friends! Come, stay a while and chat with me! Comments are SO welcome!