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  • Writer's pictureKaren Lee

No Regrets! Best Purchases of 2019!

I love shopping, but not everything always works out and stands the test of time. These purchases are the TAKE MY MONEY kinds of purchases that I am so enthusiastic about I want to shout it from the rooftop (or you know, the Internet). Here are some brief reviews on my favourite purchases of 2019.

Pet Insurance ~$400

Thank goodness for pet insurance because my puppy had to go for a couple of root canals at the doggy dentist at the beginning of the year. I always want to afford the best care for my best friend and wouldn't be able to do it without insurance.

Mother Denim Jeans The Weekender $238

I don't know when premium denim got SO expensive, but I scoffed at the price on these jeans the first time I saw them in 2018. I have tried ALL the premium denim brands that are sold in department stores and no jeans have every compared to these. I have never felt so strongly about a pair of pants. I don't even like wearing pants. I'm known for calling them leg prisons. These are no joke, life changing.

These Weekender style jeans are a thick substantial denim (I like a jean-ier jean than the popular Paige ones, which to me are like pajama pants that look like denim), but with so much stretch that doesn't bag out. I don't have any kind of flared/boot-cut jeans so I decided to splurge on these. And holy mother of pearl, they hug me all right, and make my legs and bum look amazing. These are magic pants.

I loved this style of jeans so much I bought a pair of skinny jeans as well. (Bought them pre-loved because these jeans are literally $300 in Canada and I couldn't get them with my employee discount at Anthropologie because my store didn't have the skinny style). Have you ever tried to squat in a pair of skinny jeans (true denim jeans, not jeggings)? No! Of course not! It's nearly impossible. You might as well tie a couple tourniquets around your legs and call it a day. Well, Mother is not into making leg corsets. Freedom to my legs!

Mother is still an indie denim brand that requires you to hop to a few stores before you find it, but gosh darn it... They've made me a convert.

Youth to the People Dream Mask $48

Sleeping masks came out of nowhere and suddenly everyone needed one. What happened to the good old night cream? Beauty industry decided they needed to update the category to sound younger, cooler, and less like a product for boomers?

I tried the ever popular and ubiquitous Laneige sleeping mask and hated it. It felt like a layer of saran wrap on my face. Because I love everything YTTP comes out with, I decided to give this rich cream a try. That's what it is. A rich night cream. I know that I'm a shopaholic with too many beauty products to count, but I really am a skeptic when it comes to marketing claims. But you guyyssss, I wake up with bouncy, super hydrated, glowy skin when I wake up after using this stuff. It's not overly oily, mask-like, or heavy at all. It just sinks in and gets to work.

I have deep acne scarring on my cheeks that get pronounced if my skin is dehydrated, and when I wake up, those depressions are gone. So yes, very, very hydrating. It also sets my face up for a good makeup day, so I'm a fan forever. This stuff is legit.