Brunch & Shopping

As I’m walking out of Sephora, Oops I Did it Again by Britney Spears kept re-playing in my head, however, it wasn’t MY fault that my friends wanted to go shopping after enjoying bottomless brunch. Seriously, how could anyone say no to shopping after enjoying mimosas and the best banana & Nutella french toast in the area?

As soon as my friends mentioned shopping, you could see the worry in Alec’s eyes and I SWEAR we communicated telepathically because I heard him say “Caitlin, please don’t spend too much money!” and my dumbass was already throwing my hands up in the air saying “I’m going to buy something!!!”

I think I personally did a great job keeping my purchase price to a minimum, especially knowing that I have a champagne taste with a house wine budget. Alec, on the other hand, thinks $25 is how much I should spend at Sephora and I just laugh/cry on the inside when he tells me that because, like have you ever been inside a Sephora?

This was the BEST shopping experience I’ve had in a long time because I was with my two girlfriends (& we all love makeup), shopping without our boyfriends after eating an amazing brunch and feeling drunk on life. AND when we met up with our boyfriends afterward and they asked how much we all spent, we all had spent under $100 each! Which, if you asked me, is an amazing thing to accomplish when 3 makeup-loving women walk into a Sephora after drinking bottomless drinks at brunch.

Let’s get into what you actually want to read, what I bought at Sephora!

This list will be short because there was only one thing I purchased. I guess I took Alec’s words to heart and didn’t buy a crazy amount, however, this one item came out to $65 plus tax, but I personally believe the Tatcha Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder in Classic is worth every single penny!! I recently purchased Tatcha’s Deep Cleanser and The Water Cream and I wanted the Rice Powder to complete my skincare routine.


In the past, I purchased the Tatcha’s Bestsellers Set at Sephora and once my Rice Polish was gone I seriously thought about having it back in my collection every single day. The whole kit includes the mini-sized Pure Camellia Oil Cleanser, a mini-sized Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder, a super-small-sized Water Cream (I dabbed my fingers to get a little bit of product and it lasted me about a month) & a mini-sized Luminous Dewy Skin Mist.


I liked the oil cleanser because it did a good job at being the first-step at removing my makeup, however, I would like to try out other brands because this was the only oil cleanser I’ve tried so far. You obviously know how much I love the Rice Polish and Water Cream (they are the stars in this kit for me personally), and then the Dewy Skin Mist fell short for me. I have a dewier complexion already and I don’t know if I noticed enough of a difference in my skin’s complexion with or without this product. I think I will give this little guy another chance because I really love this brand and the mini-sized is $20, not too bad.

This kit is when I tried the Tatcha’s Rice Polish because Sephora sells the bestsellers kit and fell in love with it then. I loved this exfoliator so much that I cared for it like it was one of those baby eggs you gotta care for in grade school but I epically failed! I guess that’s why I shouldn’t have kids soon, I can’t even take care of an expensive exfoliator.

Let me explain.

I’m a lazy gal and every time I wash my face over the sink, I always seem to leave a Shamu-sized mess.


That’s why I thought I could save myself some time and do my skincare routine in the shower. But, NOPE! That was a terrible idea and do not do that. This exfoliator is activated by water and the packaging wasn’t air-tight so I bet you can imagine what the outcome was. Yep, an exfoliator that was completely ruined; it was a foaming mess and I read that the shower temperatures are too hot for our face and should be washed in the sink anyway.

Ever since that awful day I have been daydreaming about the Tatcha Rice Powder. I love the soft scent of rice and the soft foam/exfoliant it provides. My face is on the sensitive side and this brand has provided my skin with whatever it needed because since using Tatcha for only a few weeks, I see a difference in my skin’s complexion. I know Tatcha is a pricey brand, but this has been the one skincare brand I keep going back to because it gives my skin great results and that is why I bought Tatcha’s The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder at Sephora after enjoying a wonderful brunch with friends! I can’t do this too often because my bank account may not approve of such behavior.


A Simple Wildflower


  1. Reem K

    Great post! I’ve actually never tried Tatcha products before, I don’t even think I could find it where I live (I live in England). But I really enjoyed reading your post, I love your style of writing, it felt like I was reading a story. I’ll definitely follow for future posts!

    Feel free checkout my blog as I post about beauty and skincare too!
    and feel free to follow my IG: r.gravityblog


    1. crmullins93

      Thank you for the thoughtful comment! 🙂 I didn’t realize that Tatcha wasn’t sold throughout the world and I just did a quick search and it turns out it is only sold in the United States, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia & New Zealand; so if you travel to one of these places definitely try out the bestsellers kit! Because if you don’t like the brand at least you didn’t drop the bank to try it 😉

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      1. crmullins93

        Oh no! I haven’t been to California but I’ve had friends who LOVE to travel there! I’ve been to NYC twice and each time I did completely different things, that’s a place that has everything for everyone! Shockingly though, I’m not the biggest fan of NYC, over-hyped in my opinion and dirty.

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