As I’m laying out all my lip stuff in preparation for photography in today’s post, The Boy asks me, “What’s the purpose of all these pictures?”
“They’re to show my whole collection on the blog.” I reply.
“So it’s like… makeup porn?” he asks.
“YUP! You got it!” 😆
My lip stash is probably the least exciting of all of my stashes – the majority of my lip products can fit into one frame:
I’m just not that into lipsticks. I feel bold colours don’t suit my face. I’m also not into matte textures or shimmer, or overly glossy finishes – so it leaves me with a fairly narrow band of comfort zone, as you’ll see in my stash. And I only own 5 MAC lipsticks! (of which 3 are retired) It’s relatively small by comparison to my eye shadow stash (600+) or nail polish stash (400+) That said, I have amassed a lot of lip balms and butter butters.
Blushes make me SO happy! They’re like candy for my face! 😆
According to my inventory count, I currently have 155 blushes in my collection. And yet I still wish I had more…! 😛 The highest brands on my wish list are Sleek and Colour Pop – I can only order them online so it’s a case of hard to get = want them even more.
Yay, my turn, my turn! The spectacular Sam of Glam with Sam tagged me for this. If she hadn’t tagged me, I would have made up some fictitious person who “tagged” me just so I could do this Tag! Thanks Sam, for keeping me from having to fabricate online pals! 😛
TAG 3 bloggers to answer these same questions.
Those bloggers will TAG 3 more bloggers of their choice with the same questions & rules.
Here’s the motherlode. I’ve mentioned many times that I have a lot of eye shadows – over 600 – it is the most abundant makeup category that I own. I just love eye shadows and it’s the area of my face that I spend the most time applying makeup. I’ll keep this introduction brief and just let the pictures do the talking.
It took me over 2 hours just to sort and photograph the whole eye shadow collection and probably another 4 to edit everything. Usual disclaimer: this isn’t meant to show off. It was actually quite a beneficial exercise for me to display all my eye shadows visually. Warning: photo heavy post! (50 images)
Today is my official 100 days of my No-Buy! *throws confetti*
My No-Buy primarily focused on not buying makeup / skincare as per my rules (no net new items unless it’s to replenish a finished product). To a lesser extent, I also committed to not make any unnecessary clothing purchases. I won’t lie, it’s been difficult, especially in the early days of clearance sales and Target Canada closing (hence me breaking my No-Buy in January and having to restart 😳 ). To mark this milestone, I’ve giving myself a badge:
I shared my progress report at 28 days and I plan to do milestone achievement posts to keep myself accountable. Now that I have my 100 day No-Buy badge, if you’re contemplating on doing a No Buy or a Low Buy, I thought I’d share some tips. 😉
I just saw on Allura Beauty that MAC is making the Extra Dimension Eyeshadows permanent! You may recall from my Top 10 MAC eye shadows post that I love this formula and one of the shades in my top 10 is an Extra Dimension formula.
I won’t regurgitate Allura Beauty’s post here, but the pertinent details are: • Price: $20.00 UDD / $24.00 CAD • Availability: Online April 30th, 2015; in-stores on May 7th, 2015 (North America); May 2015 (international) • 18 colour collection: all shades have been released as limited edition shades previously, no new shades
I first read about this phenomenon on reddit a month ago and I debated whether to post a discussion about it on the blog. But I just couldn’t stop thinking about it – I know about dumpster diving as an activity for people who are looking for furniture, household items and sometimes even unopened / unspoiled food. However, I only learned about people dumpster diving for cosmetics when I read a PSA on reddit’s makeup exchange forum, warning of a seller who was a known dumpster diver.
These are photos of some of the items this person recovered while dumpster diving:
I’ve amassed a lot of sheet masks. They’re an inexpensive pick-me-up that have become more readily available in Canada in recent years. For those of you who don’t know what sheet masks are, they’re pre-soaked disposable paper masks that delivers concentrated skincare (usually serum) to the face. After freshly cleaning the face, the sheet mask is applied for approximately 15 minutes and the remaining serum is allowed to soak into the face, followed by regular moisturizer. They’re an Asian beauty staple, and it used to be that I purchased mine exclusively online at sasa.com, but nowadays, with The Face Shop at our local shopping malls, and even drugstores carrying sheet masks, there are endless sources.
Here’s an overview of what’s in my current sheet mask stash – I won’t go too in-depth about each:
10x Face Shop Real Nature sheet masks @ $2 each. They’re often on some sort of volume discount so I like to stock up.
As mentioned in my previous BBW post, I’m a big fan of BBW’s Foaming hand soap – I find the Deep Cleansing Hand Soap (formerly Antibacterial Soap) to be too drying and the cream-based ones not to rinse well (and it seems like they’ve discontinued now? – I don’t see them anymore). The Foaming Soap, on the other hand (see what I did there?), cleans well, but doesn’t strip my skin raw. I stock up whenever there’s a sale, and I also put them on my Christmas wishlist. This is how my current BBW Foaming Soap stash came to be:
Tis The Season (this is in the older style pump which leads me to believe it’s been in my stash since 2013!)