Friday, June 12, 2009

some purchases, not so much guilt

1. Yarn from KnitPicks.
I've come to terms with the fact that for most of the year, my uniform is skirt/jeans plus camisole/tee plus cardigan. The only problem is the shortage of cute-but-not-precious cardigans in my closet. I decided to make this sweater using the tan cotton in the photo above, six skeins of which cost less than $15. This feels like one of those rare moments when making your own clothing actually dose save money. We'll see how wearable the finished product is, but meanwhile I'm not feeling too bad about the purchase. The lurid pink yarn ($2!) in the photo is because I'm knitting some play sushi and I needed some pink to be the salmon and ginger. All the yarn is insanely soft and I'm dying to cast on.

2. Make up from Everyday Minerals.
I love this company: free samples, great prices, no nasty ingredients. Every now and then I stray (benefit, I'm looking at you) but I always come back. I ordered two huge containers of mineral foundation (one pressed, one loose), one sample of a shade that might suit me for summer, and some lipstick, all for under $30. Again, I feel super-smart about this.

I also bought some new bras at Target ($7.99!!) but I'm not showing pictures, for obvious reasons.


Tammie said...

ive never heard of everyday minerals. hmmm...i may have to give it a shot. i use the bare escentuals stuff and i love it but its a bit pricey. fortunately a container of it lasts me a year so i dont feel so bad.

i was just in sephora looking at benefit stuff this morning, but didnt purchase anything since im trying to not spend $$$. sometimes i think i purchase benefit items just for the adorable packaging.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love the Liesl pattern. I can't wait to see it finished.

Does mineral makeup really feel less heavy in the heat? Thanks for pointing out Everyday Minerals, I'm super excited about the free samples.

Karen said...

Everyday Minerals is pretty much the only make up that doesn't make my skin very, very angry. The free samples certainly don't hurt.