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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Collective makeup haulage..(and some earrings too)

Did some hauling.......AGAIN! For the past 2 years, I've found passion in makeup more than I have been in fashion. I don't know if it's a phase I am going through but I doubt it. My sister once said "collecting makeup is like a hobby" which I do totally agree with. Just like boys love their cars and sports, girls love their makeup and fashion. I used to be the type of chick that can have like one or two eyeshadows and wear it everyday and be fine - but not anymore. Now, I have oodles and oodles of products from all different brands that I really can't justify why I need 7 different shades of gray eyeshadows. I suppose it's not so much as a "Need" as it is a "Want".

Well, my best rationalization for my shopping is that I work extremely hard and that I might as well treat myself to something nice and enjoy my youth and freedom while it's within reach. Years and years from now when I bare children and get older and older, there wouldn't really be a point to collect makeup and splurge on myself anymore so now is the time to embrace my age and beauty while it's still existent.

Right girls????

Anywhoodles, here are the products I bought recently (the video is also attached in case you wanna check that out too).

Sigma Brushes the "Complete Kit" - Shipping was super duper fast. Only 2 business days! I ordered my sister the face + eyes kit too and she also got it in 2 days! WOW! I haven't used these yet but they feel super duper soft! I really wanted the SS109 but I'm going to have to buy that separately later as it is not a must-need at the moment!

I bought three MAC lipsticks. A backup of the Viva Glam CYNDI (such a wearble red - only out for a year) and then I bought a Glaze in "Hue" and a Cremesheen in "Creme Cup". Hue is a lot like my natural lip color but it def. enhances them. Creme Cup is a pretty everyday pink with a blue undertone.
I also picked up another pigment in "Frozen White". It's more iridescent than white to me. It's described as a white with a blue duochrome which it does have a blue duochrome but the white isn't as noticeable as I want it to be. Still pretty though.
Another thing I got was a single eyeshadow in "Idol Eyes". This is a silverish eyeshadow with purple reflects. The purple is not that obvious though. It's sheer and kind of reminds me of a pearl finish as it is not that pigmented as I want it to be.
I got three VS Sparkle Eyeshadows in Fierce, 24K, and Spin. I have only tried fierce and 24k so far. They are nice to wear over another eyeshadow but not on its own in my opinion as it is not easily blendable and I had to layer it on before it could really give my eyes a "pop" of color/sparkle.
Things I got from Ulta - (ULTA is having a 40% off sale on Maybelline, Revlon, Almay & Ulta products which is why I bought some of the following).
Revlon Satin Eyeshadow in "Platinum Glimmer" & Revlon Perle Eyeshadow in "Lilac Shimmer" - these are pretty decently pigmented given they are a drugstore brand.
Maybelline dream matte powder in "Medium Beige". Haven't used this yet but I hope I did okay with picking out my shade despite my lack of knowing my own undertone color :(
I got ANOTHER backup of NYC's bronzer in sunny (which makes 3 backup's now, I heard they were being discontinued). I don't like to wear it much for contouring purposes but more on the apples of my cheeks :)
Lastly, I picked up 4 stud earrings from Icing. Now that I think about it, I def. overpaid for these in comparison to F21 jewelry. I don't know what I was thinking. These were unplanned purchases (usually I know what I'm going to buy before I buy it - I'm not really a spur-of-the moment kind of shopper). SO I just bought these on a whim despite my normal shopping behavior. They are all really cute but I think I might have to return the two on the right cause after I brought it home, I began getting "iffy" on them. You know what I mean ladies? When you buy something right away cause it looks great in the store and then you bring it home and you're like - wait , it doesn't look as great as when I first saw it?? SO yeah.......still thinking
In summary, here is the video I just uploaded if you all would like to see:

Catch ya later!


  1. I completely agree if you work hard for your money you should be able to splurge on yourself. I love the bow icing earrings but you should definetly return them if you aren't feeling them anymore :P I know exactly what you mean I bought a swimsuit I now regret haha

  2. The MAC lipstick have nice colors. Will look great on you! And aren't VS shadows so awesome? They have a great color palette. Of course, anything VS is sexy. Oh! I must try the NYC bronzer. It's really inexpensive and I have heard great reviews.

    Nice products girl! It's always necessary to treat yourself!

  3. ooooo great haul! love the earrings <3

  4. Collecting makeup is a hobby!! I have a make up addiction. Although I don't buy everything I see or want, I do always find myself wanting more and my to wish list grows longer and longer. {*LOL}

    You definitely should spoil yourself. You work hard and you deserve to pamper your wants every now and then. Besides like you said, when you get older you probably won't be spending money on items like this.

    Looks like you did a lot of damage. Nice haul for sure! I got Sigma brushes awhile back along with an 88 Coastal Scents palette. Loving them both so far, though I haven't put my brushes to much use yet; been using the SS 219 the most.

    Viva Glam CYNDI is a wearable red. This is the first red lippie I ever bought and I love it. I probably should buy a back up just like you did. But then again I don't wear it that often. {*eh}

    I wish the ULTA in my area had 40% off Maybelline. It was only buy 2 get 1 free. Maybe they'll have 40% off soon. *fingers crossed.

    <3 Serena.

  5. lovely haul hun! I have been wanting to get some Sigma brushes for a while but the shipping to the uk is so costly :S

  6. I've been curious about the VS's eyeshadow, as well as, Revlon. Thanks for a quick note about it... hehe~

  7. I completely agree about makeup :)
    How do you like the Sigma brushes? I've heard a lot of great things about them!

  8. Wow, you got super awesome haul too! Those earrings are so cute :)

  9. You should splurge on yourself now! I have two kids and I feel guilty everytime I buy something for myself!! But in the last year, I've made it a point to try to do more for myself. It makes me happy and my family loves seeing me happy! You can't forgot yourself just because you have kids!!! Just wanted to put my two cents in! =) Nice haul!


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