Hey everyone! How are you guys doing? We’ve had such a lovely Summer in our new house, and have had so much fun decorating for Fall. Even though the air is starting to get cooler I have two trips booked to warmer places, so it’s all good!
I’ve booked flights for both Thailand and Hawaii so my credit card bill is looking a little scary. We also paid our home insurance which wasn’t cheap, so we’re going to be cutting back on the spending. I’m making a household cleaning & grocery shopping chart so that we don’t go overboard with little purchases here and there anymore.
I thought September would be the perfect time for another anti-haul. Good thing there are a lot of new releases that haven’t excited me at all…
Kathleen Lights x Colourpop So Jaded Mega Palette
I don’t know about you guys but I’m really not into giant palettes. I confirmed this when I picked up the Emily The Wants Palette and Morphe Boss Mood Palettes in the last year and I never reached for them after my reviews.
Giant palettes are overwhelming. I love ColourPop’s 12 pan palettes, they’re the perfect size. When I want Mauve I reach for Give It To Me Straight. If I feel neutral my go to is the Double Entendre. If I want Spring vibes it’s the Sweet Talk Palette.
The So Jaded palette is so big that all of the shades look like a giant random jumble to me. I’m sure that you could create a variety of interesting & beautiful looks with it but I just can’t be bothered to stretch my creativity that far.
I love Kathleen Lights, but these mega palettes won’t ever end up in my shopping cart because I know I won’t reach for them.
While we’re on the topic of ColourPop…
I’m actually hating CP’s website right now. Have you noticed how GIANT all the photos are? I use a 13″ macbook pro and it’s an absolute headache navigating their site now. It’s clunky as hell. STAP IT please.
I also hate how there are so many things that I can’t easily navigate the menus anymore. Instead of navigating directly through the dropdown menu to the product type I want I now have to go to a subcategory and navigate the rest of the way with the overhead menu on that page. Not smooth ColourPop, not smooth.
ColourPop Whatever Palette
I stopped writing Break It Down posts for collections I’m not excited about. I’m tired of the exact same lipsticks and eyeshadow shades right now, and the the Whatever collection is actually very… whatever. Like I don’t even care anymore. I know ColourPop posts perform well on my blog but I can’t even.
There are too many things, and they haven’t felt unique or special to me lately so I don’t want to waste my time & cash on them. ColourPop does a lot of things really well, for instance the Lippie Tint Crayons that just came out are amazing. But I wish they would pace themselves.
Urban Decay Naked Honey Collection
The new Naked Honey Palette looks so uninspiring to me! I guess I already got my yellow fix with my Sydney Grace Co Lemon Creme shade and the ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette, because I look at the Naked Honey palette and I think, that’s it? There isn’t even a true honey shade!
They’ve since expanded the collection to include a Honey scented all-nighter setting spray, honey vice lipsticks and a primer potion, plus a mini honey palette. Meh…
KKW x Winnie Collection
First of all, doesn’t the palette look like a ColourPop palette!? The packaging is so similar, but with a $49 price tag. Are you kidding me? 12 shades for $49 in a ColourPop palette? UP YOUR PACKAGING if you want to charge that much. I don’t support the Kardashians out of principal, I’ve never spent money on their products and I don’t intend to start doing so now. The KKW x Winnie Collection gets a NOPE from me.
Shuuemura x Pokemon collection
As a 90’s child I love Pokemon. The games are nostalgic to me and I grinned through the entire Detective Pikachu movie, even when it got a little weird.
This collection is SO disappointing to me! The packaging is stunning, but absolutely NONE of the shades in the palettes look like the Pikachu on the front. There should be a yellow, a red and a black, not this basic as hell neutral palette. As a neutral palette I’m sure it’s quite nice, but there’s nothing about it that says “Pokemon” to me.
Sadness. That is all.
Becca Cosmetics Pop Goes The Glow Face & Eye Palette
I love Becca Cosmetics so much, but here’s the thing: This packaging is so wasteful! The material could be reduced by about 1/3 if they didn’t lay out the shades so stupidly. I hate when brands arrange their eyeshadow pans in weird ways instead of stacking them. This palette could easily be smaller!
I’m also tired of them regurgitating Champagne Pop. I get it, it was a best seller and you want to capitalize on that, but I’m tired of the same thing over and over. There’s no need to release this right after their Champagne Pop collection was re-released…
Products I’m excited for
To avoid being entirely negative I want to share three things that I’m actually excited about, even if I can’t afford to buy them right now.
Dominique Cosmetics Celestial Palette
It’s GORGEOUS. So many colours, so Spacey! I just picked up the Latte Palette and I’m in love with it. The mattes are so buttery and smooth, despite having quite a bit of kick up in the pan. The shimmers are more foiled than shimmery which I personally love, it’s nice to not have sparkles all over my face!
If I had the money I would pick up this palette right meow.
Lime Crime Venus Immortalis
I probably won’t ever purchase this palette but the cool tones are super refreshing after seeing 30 variations of the same warm toned palette from every other brand. I can already picture a ton of looks I’d love to do with this one. I’d love to see more cool toned palettes on the market!
What are you anti-hauling this September?
Thanks for reading! Let me know if you are planning on getting any of these products or if you’re on the same page about these products. Please keep in mind that I am not saying that any of these products are “bad” or that you shouldn’t buy them. These products don’t appeal to me but we’re all different individuals and there is nothing wrong with liking something that someone else doesn’t, and vice versa. Happy Monday loves x