Most people would just call this a “Tempe Marketplace Haul,” but I don’t think I bought enough to call it a haul. Plus, it didn’t take me a lot of effort or force to get it, and it wasn’t stolen or possessed illegally (I’m referencing Google definitions of the word haul). So while the title might be long, I think it is more accurate.
While everyone is out shopping for Black Friday Deals today, I am soaking in time with my family, but I’m definitely going to talk about shopping. During my time in Phoenix, someone I met recommended that I visit Tempe Marketplace while I was in town because it was a quickly developing shopping center. And I decided to go, after I forgot to pack a moisturizer and saw that there was an Ulta in the place. After spending a couple of hours at Tempe Market, just what did I buy?
TonyMoly: Plump-kin Retinol Eye Patches
When I’m home, one of my favorite ways of treating myself is to give myself the time to put on eye patches in the morning. So why shouldn’t I take advantage of the time that I have on vacation? At home, I use the TonyMoly Moisture Boost Cooling Hydrogel Patches and they would come out of the fridge. When I saw the Plump-kin Retinol ones, I decided to get them because I thought it would be fun and festive since pumpkins are a seasonal item. Plus, I trust the TonyMoly brand to always give me good stuff, and I haven’t been disappointed yet.
TonyMoly: Peach Punch Sherbet Cleansing Balm
This is another product that I haven’t tried before. The intent of the product is a make-up removing balm, which I thought would be better than the make-up wipes that I normally use because Phoenix is so much more dry than Orlando. I’ve used the Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser, but I wanted to try this peach one because I knew it would smell better. Something that I use on the regular is the TonyMoly Peach Punch Cleansing Water, so this is a familiar scent to me. That’s also why I felt comfortable splurging on this brand.
TonyMoly: Watermelon Dew All Over Serum
Speaking of scents that are familiar to me, this is the product that I went in to get, but I always have this ability to impulse buy when I go to Ulta which is why I got the small collection of things. This serum is one that I use at home, and I love it because it smells like a dessert. Don’t worry, I haven’t ever eaten any of it…As much as I have been tempted, I know better.
OPIxPress/On in I Want It, I Got It
So my typical preference for press-on nails are the imPRESS press-on manicures, but I know that everyone loves the OPI brand. While I remember them collaborating with imPRESS, it seems that they have gone off to create their own press-on nails. Since I wanted to have my nails done nice and pretty while I’m on vacation, I thought I would give these a try. Maybe there will be a review in the future.
Since I thought the weather would be cold while I’m out here, I didn’t pack any of the millions of bathing suits I own in Florida. That was bad planning on my part, because I saw that they had a pool at the hotel I stayed at in Phoenix, and I wanted to go swimming. I don’t know why, especially since it was cold, and I couldn’t justify buying a bathing suit when I own so many. But I found this one on a clearance rack, and so I let myself get it.
There was so much more that I wanted to get, from cute clothes at H&M to wanting to raid the entire food section at World Market, but I had to maintain my self-control because I’m a graduate student on a budget and I can’t fly back with all of the things I wanted to buy. That’s why the collection of things I bought is so small.
Is there anything else I should’ve done or visited in my time in Phoenix? Where do you like to get your bathing suits from? What skincare company do you trust with your skin? I would love to know in the comments below!
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