There’s that saying that money doesn’t buy happiness, but I don’t think that’s always the case. In some cases, money can certainly buy happiness. I’ve been really down lately and I think most of it is because of the cold weather, lack of sun, and general ugliness of Indiana this time of year. One of my favorite things to buy to treat myself are beauty products. By “beauty products” I mean anything related to makeup and skincare.
Last weekend, I went to a mall with my mom and they had a Sephora, which we don’t have where I live now. I was very happy to be able to go there and for someone like me, Sephora is just the best. I got a few things.
I am really into eye shadow and was wanting a palette, but was having trouble deciding on one because they can be so expensive. However, I was excited to find Sephora’s All Access Glam Palette and it is beautiful. The colors are nicely pigmented, even more so if you use an eyelid primer. I bought the Sephora Precision Eye Shadow Brush as well and it’s such a great little brush for putting on this shadow! Everyone who likes to put on makeup, needs a good set of brushes. I can get to my makeup brushes on another day. I’ve got QUITE a few 🙂 Here’s what the palette looks like on the outside:
And here’s what it looks like on the inside:
Sephora was clearing out their limited edition Hello Kitty products and my momma bought this awesome makeup bag for me, which was half off:
I was lucky to find one of my favorite Korean brands at Sephora as well! They currently sell the Tony Moly Bbo Bbo (kiss kiss) lip balm and I bought the one in blueberry. It’s a great, soothing lip balm with a lovely scent.
The cute little panda pouch next to the lip balm in the picture is also by Tony Moly! I bought this from my absolute favorite place to buy Korean beauty products: jolse.com
Here’s the Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Eye Patch sheet mask that I bought from Jolse. It’s supposed to help with dark circles, which I’ve always had a problem with. They are actually what you call “allergy shiners” and are caused by allergies (in case you couldn’t guess), so there’s probably no getting rid of them, but I thought it was worth a try. They are called Panda’s Dream Eye Patches because they are dark circle sheets that you put just on your eyes and when you wear them, well, you look like a panda!
The final thing I want to share with you is yet another item from Tony Moly called Tomatox. I also bought this from Jolse 🙂 I am going to be honest; I bought this for the packaging.
When the container is empty, you can reuse it for storing small things. They don’t put a huge label on it for that reason.
Tomatox is a face mask that you apply for 10-15 minutes once or twice a week. It’s supposed to brighten your complexion and it is supposed to have a slight whitening effect, but I can’t tell because I’m already too white. It smells really nice and I like the texture. Here’s what it looks like inside:
I found that the only effect for me was that it made my face very soft and supple. It’s a fun way to pamper yourself once a week or so.
I don’t know about you, but a little money has bought me quite a bit of happiness and has given me a way to treat myself. No, money can’t buy happiness directly, but I think this is a good substitute. “Spa” days at home bring me some joy in the gloom 🙂
What small things make you happy? I’d love to hear your thoughts!