I’ve never been one for hauls. I do tend to buy things in spurts (bought all my spring/summer clothes in February and now don’t need to buy anything except some bathing suits until October/November). But I’ve never felt the need to showcase it online.
If I buy some cool clothes you’ll see it in an outfit post or instagram, if I buy some books I want to let you know what I think about them when I’m done reading them. If I buy an amazing face product or makeup then it’ll show up as something I’m recommending.
However recently I saw people like the Anna Edit and From Roses talking about the Anti-Haul and it made me think about another of my favourite facets of blogging. I love a blogger who will tell me what they hate. If you only tell me what you love then I don’t trust you as much. I need to know what you don’t like to see that you’re unafraid of what brands really think. That way I feel more strongly about your endorsements as well.
This made me realize I haven’t really been sharing some of the things I don’t like recently. While I love doing my “loving lately” posts I think it’s important to share the other side.
So this is an anti-haul. It’s all of the things I won’t be buying because they’re just not worth it or I don’t believe in it. Share your anti-hauls in the comments. I’d love to know the products or items you refuse to buy.
Super not on board with this trend. I know lots of people who feel the same way and many who don’t. But here’s the thing, I’ve never been a shoe trend person. I buy classic shoes – a white converse, a black ballet flat, a brown heeled ankle boot and then wear them with EVERYTHING. I’ve owned one pair of sandals in the past five years (which I still get constant compliments on) so I’m probably not the target audience. But sheesh these are ugly and seem like a cash grab for a shoe that’s really bad for your foot/ankles/legs/knees/back.
Gold or charcoal face masks
Beyond the price tag (which is hefty for these) these aren’t good for your face! The gold kind you’re really paying for the dye which I can’t imagine is good for your face. But the charcoal! You’re actually ripping something off your face and it hurts (so I’m told) these is ZERO chance that is good for your face. I spoke with a few of my friends who have more expertise in this and they also told me it’s not good for you. You’re just opening your pores wider so they can take in more dirt, so your face will be worse after.
$80 or more candle
I remember the first time I went into a Jo Malone. My good friend and I had been coveting a candle from them for a while but they didn’t have any stores near us so when I spotted one in the airport I knew I needed to get her one to surprise her for her birthday. When I walked up to the cash and they said it would be $85 I walked right out of there. I know they’re amazing, the container is pretty but that just seems like such a waste to me. Bath and Body Works, Yankee Candle and Chapters all have amazing candles for way way less. So I’ll pass.
I definitely don’t think fashion or your style needs to be “flattering” that being said, these are clearly a trend and a passing one at that. As much as the fashion industry may hate it, skinny jeans are a classic style that have stood the test of time and trying to go in the opposite direction won’t entirely distract most people from what they truly enjoy wearing. There are many women who pull these off and look SO good in them. So you do you girl.
Trend fashion again. I have a bit of a precious and young face as is. So I like to wear more feminine silhouettes, dresses and patterns but ruffles are a touch too far for me. Put me in a ruffle and I look like a baby headed off for its christening. Trust me this trend will die fast too.
What about you? What are your anti-haul items?