Things I Buy As A Civilian

Amber Katz
Beauty and fashion finds I buy with my own American dollars after my swaggy blogger and influencer life.
Created 22 Jul 2019
  • The Essence I Prefer to SKII That Costs Half The Price
    28 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Life pre-essence, was, essentially, a mess(essence). As a skincare scholar, you know that applying your serums and creams to dry skin is like pouring a gel or moisturizer onto a dry sponge. And when i...
  • How I'd Spend: $100(ish) at Sephora
    27 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Ready for the next installment? This one’s all about multitaskers—because $100 at Sephora doesn’t go that far, as you can imagine. Here’s what I’d buy with approximately $100 at Sephora. Skincare Bios...
  • Scents of Occasion
    23 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    For winter, my home scent concept is all about conjuring the fragrance of two things I desperately want but distinctly lack—a fireplace and a Christmas tree. Subscribe now Fireplace The first one is a...
  • How I'd Spend: $1000 at Sephora
    21 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Remember that show “Supermarket Sweep?” It was incredible. I loved watching positively unhinged women throw a metric ton of various meats into their shopping carts, trying to rack up the highest price...
  • Do You Need A Dyson Airwrap?
    14 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    In the beginning of my beauty writing career, a common question was whether La Mer is worth it, and then later, whether Augustinus Bader is worth it. (I’ll get into those two in future newsletters). W...
  • Concealer Stunt Double
    12 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Am I the only one for whom concealer makes my skin look worse than it did—before I put the makeup on? The older I get, the less formulas that used to do the job continue to do the job. Any kind of dri...
  • An Inexpensive, Perfect Brown Eyeliner
    07 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    My eyes are green, like 2% of the population’s. I’m also an INFJ, also like 2% of the population. To bring out my eyes’ verdant hue, I test out a lot of brown eyeliners. A strange amount. How many do ...
  • The Concept of Dry Gloss
    05 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    I mean, the name alone. With the addition of the Bare Hands Dry Gloss Manicure Kit, my nail care regimen has quietly experienced a coup. Dry. Gloss. So so genius. And it does what it says. Subscribe n...
    30 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    I take sunscreen very seriously. In high school, at a health fair, I put my face into one of those horrifying machines that show you what your future sun damage will look like and that was it for me, ...
  • I Self Tan, Therefore I Am
    28 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    The incredible DIFFERENCE a little self tanning makes in my life is gigunda. That’s all there is to it. I use self-tanning drops on my face 2-3 times a week and do a full-body application once a week....
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