Weekly Recap; Dec 13th -19th

What day is it? Cause I swear all week I’ve been behind 2 days at a time. How that’s possible? I have no freakin idea but as the parent of a toddler? Yeah, it definitely happens.

I was struggling with my mental health and with expressing myself. I just love how the closer we get to Christmas the more anxiety, dread and just I really don’t wanna be here/do this right now feeling comes back. I had the weirdest dream last night that my husband had some “small work party” yet it was like people were all over our 3 story mansion. I couldn’t even sneak away before someone else notices. I was going somewhere with this but I literally just dozed off writing that last sentence.

Hai guys, it’s now 1pm and I’m awake. I don’t remember writing any of that shit last night. But here we are lol.

I can’t believe Christmas is in a few days. I always feel like Christmas comes too fast. I still want to bask in the peppermint everything and the lights!

I tried to do OOTD photos for hazearella + having photos to post reviews about a clothing haul I did. That’s a Peppermint Marshmallow shake from Shake Shack. It was ok. This hoodie is from Shein and it’s cozy af. I love it. I just wish it had pockets. T is wearing a bunny raincoat I got her last Spring for Easter, it’s still super big on her. Thank goodness.

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Beauty — ELF Haul

I use to haul the hell out of ELF back when I started getting into makeup in 2007; back then you could only order their products online and they only had their $1 line. There’s still some stuff from the $1 that I swear by or always keep on hand to this day.

Then they released their Studio Line where everything was $3 and their brushes in that line are still some of my favs. Then after that released another line I don’t remember the name of but I LOVED that line! They had pigments (the pink one was a holy grail and I’m so sad I lost mine or it’s still back home in CA) that I loved and they had this all natural brush set to go with it. I still have the travel set floating around somewhere. I wish they’d bring that back!

Since then they’ve created so many more products and collections; some I’ve LOVED and others I could live without.

I haven’t made a full ELF haul from their website since 2015 so I was due for one! I picked up a few things I’ve been wanting to get/try!

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ELF has certainly upped their prices over the years and I don’t blame them! But what use to get me a good amount of products just get me a few now a days lol!

I’ve seen the Modern Metal’s floating around Instagram and was super curious about it. There’s also a lip set that I skipped on since I just got a ton of lippies for Christmas. The ELF Perfect Blend Concealer is a repurchase over the years — it’s not the best concealer ever but it does what it needs to do!

My purchase came with a free gift that included the Face Primer which I think I’ve tried once when I didn’t understand the concept of Primers and Sugar Lip Exfoliater which I also think I tried once and didn’t really dig.

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I also got this beanie because it was up for $4 and to show my love for ELF cosmetics. Not just that but I’ve been trying to get a hold of more pom beanies and I’m so picky with the ones I like!

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The main reason for my purchase?

The Heart highlighter duo!

I’ve been following Heart for years; since she lived in that apartment way before her and Arnold got married or engaged I think. And she’s always been a Filipino influencer to look up to! I used this in a look I made a blog post about on hazearella recently and it was the first time in 10 years I decided to put highlighter on my face again. And you know, I didn’t hate it! Bubba even noticed and complimented me on my glow. Safe to say I’ll be reaching for this more often!

Most of my beauty posts can be found on hazearella but I am trying to add some here as well since makeup and beauty is a huge part of a my life!

After making this purchase however I saw ELF recently came out with a new skincare line! I love that they’re coming out with so much skincare at such an affordable price and I’m itching to try some as I’m trying to build a skincare routine myself this year!

Do you have any favorite ELF products?