Hello Beauties! With the end of the year, we often reflect on all the good experiences we had, all the people we met and all the things we bought during the year. Sometimes though we come across a memory, a fashion choice or purchase that makes you go “what was I thinking?” I am a big believer on learning from your mistakes and looking back at this year, there were definitely some purchases that at the time seemed good but now I kinda regret buying.
Well not exactly regret, but maybe should have passed or thought more about.
You guys, distressed clothing was EVERYWHERE at the beginning of this year. I saw so many people rocking distressed tunics, tops, and jackets and I was all for it! Looking back at it now though, I probably should have thought about how practical these would be, because long story short, they’re not. Can’t really be dressed up because of the holes, sometimes the hole placement was too big or off, and honestly some of these were so distressed they looked like your baby brother got a hold of some scissors and went to town on your old clothes.
During the summer, the must have shoe was most def the Adidas NMD. I do not fully regret this purchase, but kind of. I love how comfy they are how they look but they run big and were always sold out so I couldn’t return them for a smaller size. Also because they were so pricey I was scared to wear them and get them dirty, but since I got them I have only worn them like 3 times, doesn’t seem worth it.
Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette
Another “not fully” regretful purchase but mostly regret it. So over the summer Jaclyn Hill teamed up with Morphe again for her Favorite’s Palette. She (rightfully so) made a huge deal about it on all her social medias and got the internet, nay the world pumped for its release. She kept saying “make sure to get yours before it sells out” and “limited quantities” so when it released people went INSANE. Orders were hella delayed, shipping from Morphe was $8 and international was over $30 just for shipping, and palettes were arriving without the name cards or damaged.
Low and behold 2 months after the release, Morphe announced that it was now available at Ulta with better and nicer packaging. Jaclyn tried to play off the fibbing by saying “well I technically never said it was Limited Edition.” SMH so hard. I could have totally escaped the madness, saved myself $8 in shipping, accrued Ulta points and used my most recent 20% off coupon on a nicer and better palette had they told us this. The whole release handling was so shady that it soured my opinion on the actual product, Jaclyn and Morphe. Staying in 2017? Yeah probably.
If you have any kind of social media, I am sure you at one point saw the oval brushes that looked like spoons on there. Artist was the first brand to market these and shortly after that lots of brands decided to dupe them. A big paddle to apply foundation in no time seemed like a good idea but again, not all that practical. Most of the brushes had such dense bristles you couldn’t get a smooth application and sometimes the paddles were so big product got everywhere. I, thankfully didn’t buy the pricey ones, just some cheap dupes but still, I don’t ever use them.
Light Up Mirrors
After this year, I have officially given up on light up mirrors. For Christmas last year, my brother gifted me a Conair Light Up Oval Mirror. It has two sides, one more magnified than the other, and it lights up on both sides, cool right? Well it doesn’t work. The light is way too faint that I cannot use it when it’s dark out…which is the whole point of it. I, myself purchased one from Ofra Cosmetics I think the beginning of last year also or the previous year and it just collecting dust.
Did you buy something this year that you regretted? What was it?1