Last year, I decided not to write about my purchases. That is why there are no haul posts in this tiny space on the internet.

I came to that decision mainly to prevent me from buying just so I can have something to blog about.

I wanted to share organic, unadulterated makeup and skin care adventures as if I was just recounting my experiences on beauty products as an everyday non-blogger person. In addition to that, I badly want to reduce my stuff.

But in the past 2 months, I accumulated a lot of makeup. I was trying to step out of my comfort zone, trying out colors, textures, and product types that I haven’t used before.

I didn’t buy them all at once. I picked up one item here and there, spaced several days apart. It was hard to notice the mountain of makeup slowly forming inside the apartment. And because it was hard to notice, I must have a way to make myself aware of my purchases. I’ll be writing about it from now on.

I’m thinking of naming the post No-Buy Fail instead of Haul.  While haul posts are usually written to share interesting finds and first impressions that might help some people with their choices, no-buy fail will be more of a confession-type post sharing my lapses in minimalist attempts.

Wish me luck.

EDIT 01.07.2014: To account for the net accumulation (or net reduction) of my stuff. It’s going to be Purge and Purchases.


Hi, I’m Rae and I am a scatterbrain. I am in my 30s and I write in this blog from the Philippines. I spend a tiny portion of my time de-stressing with makeup and skin care. Email: | Instagram: @scatterbraintures


  1. will definitely look forward to your future posts sis!

  2. “buying just so I can have something to blog about” – but not really with cosmetics, mostly just random cutesy stuff that i want to photograph. its nice to see that you are taking a stand on this :)

  3. Yay! Honestly, when it comes to makeup and products I highly consider your opinion and your posts are really helpful. I can’t wait for this new series on you blog Rae! <3 Happy Holidays!!!

  4. It would be interesting to see hauls in a confessional tone rather than in an advising one…. LOL! “Hi, I’m Rae… And I’m a makeup addict…. I totally bought a new mascara which I did not need given that I have five unopened ones in my kit….. And five more in my drawer.” HAHAHA!

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