So in my last post, I showed how my side table/dresser housed my everyday makeup on one side. Today, I’m going to do a quick post on my lotions, fragrances, and jewelry on the other side of my table.
On the left side of my table I have my Tarte “The Starlet Limited-Edition Makeup Vanity” from their 2011 Holiday collection. I no longer have any makeup in this and have repurposed it as my jewelry box. It’s a truly beautiful box. It has a top compartment that flips open and two drawers. It also has all mirrored sides and the the mirrors are of great quality as in there isn’t any odd warping or anything like that. For a better look at this, I have found a great youtube review on this palette which you can see by clicking here.
As you can see, I keep my Lavanila “vanilla passion fruit” perfume and body butter; my bath & body works “Paris Amour” lotion, body spray, and hand sanitizer; and my Clinique “dramatically different moisturizing lotion” and “moisture surge intense”.
Now on to the jewelry organization. First off, I didn’t bring that much jewelry to college because a) I don’t wear that much to begin with and b) If anything was stolen, I wouldn’t be too heart broken. Because of this I am able to keep most of my jewelry in one place (except for a few long necklaces that I keep on a 3m command hook to keep from tangling).
Also, if you’re wondering what the zebra print in the mirror is, that is my bed! 🙂
How do you store your jewelry?
So to start off my “makeup collection” series, I thought I would start with lippies! The reason I’m breaking up my makeup collection into “parts” is so that I can go into depth over what I have and kinda explain each product. So without further ado here are all the lip products that I own.
1. Revlon Lip Butters (of course!)
Candy Apple– A bright wearable red, that’s not in your face! It’s buildable, glossy, and doesn’t have any glitter like some of the other shades.
Berry Smoothie– Not as bold as I thought it would be. It’s a cool tone medium pink shade with a bit of shimmer, but it’s not gritty.
Sugar Plum– My personal favorite. It may seem dark, but it’s a wearable, buildable perfect plum shade. It’s uber creamy and has no glitter or shimmer which makes it the most moisturizing and balm like.
Créme Brulee– It’s a nude, but not a pretty nude. It’s beige and not as pigmented as other colors, but it does change the shade of my lips to a pretty pale color that washes me out and makes me look sickly.
Fig Jam (Not pictured)- A pretty fall color. It’s a subtle warm reddish-brown shade that has a hint of shimmer to it.
So I have a total of FOUR lipsticks from four different brands and I pretty much love them all.
NYX Pandora– a bold, berry, fuschia color that has a hint of shimmer to it. One of my first lipsticks that I constantly go to when I want a more dramatic look.
Chanel Vendòme- A gorgeous, muted red (still bold though) that matches my skin perfectly.
M.A.C. Hue- A nudish pink shade with a bit of a glossy finish. The texture is fine and smooth, but this shade does not work on me at all (usually nudes don’t).
Victoria’s Secret Vixen- A dark plum shade that glides on smoothly that is both moisturizing and long-lasting!
Okay, I don’t really like lipgloss. It’s just a bit too sticky for me, but I’ll use it to help my lips look smoother from time to time. I have two lipglosses.
M.A.C. Oyster Girl– a pearly pink, which again is too nude for me. Nice texture and smooth application though.
Buxom Samantha– A plumping lip gloss that is pretty nude but one that I actually like. I don’t use it often but I put it on top of red lipstick to make my lips look, well..glossy.
4. Lip liner/pencils
Chanel Rouge Profond 57- This stuff is amazing! I can’t believe I didn’t know the power of a lip liner before! Honestly, I could wear this on its own with maybe a clear gloss over it for all day wear! The perfect shade of red.
Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover- I got this deluxe sample size as part of a Sephora 500 pt. reward and I love this “all-in-one” product. It’s between a lip liner, a lip stick, and a lip gloss. It’s a pretty, shiny, glossy, light pink with a golden sheen.
So that’s about it :). Have you tried any of these, if so, what do you think?
I feel as though my “no spending for a year” is pretty similar to a diet- instead of food, it’s makeup and clothes! Now, this is pretty tough, I have definitely cut my spending by a lot (more than half) since I started and my perspective has slowly changed as well.
I used to watch youtube “my makeup collection” videos and I used to be extremely jealous of all the makeup other people had. Now, I’m not really jealous at all. Sometimes too much is simply too much. After seeing someone, I won’t name who, who had a whole cabinet devoted solely to lip products, I was really happy I didn’t have that much. There were about 9 drawers full of lipstick, lipgloss, and lip treatments (and this was after she gave away 70% of her stuff). Needless to say, maybe I am a bit jealous of her nicer items, but overall it just seemed a bit bizarre to have that many lip products. I’m lucky if I get through 4-5 tubes a YEAR. Compared to some, I have a reasonable amount, and by reasonable I mean ONE traincase of makeup, not completely filled up. Still, that is too much to me because I hate throwing away makeup that I haven’t really used (that expired) because I was busy using all my other products. By the end of this year my goal is to have 2-5 items of any “type” of product, i.e. foundation, powder, eyeshadow palettes, lip stick, lip gloss, or blush.
So I’ll be starting a “series” ( I don’t know what to call it) of what I do have, so yes, it is my own “makeup collection”.
However, on the clothes aspect of things, I really don’t have a lot, but still I don’t want to buy random stuff that I’ll only wear for a season just because I found it on sale (I want to find something on sale that is timeless :)) So I was thinking like a diet, maybe I can do one “cheat day” a month. Obviously, I can’t just buy everything on that day (that would ruin the point of my project) but I can buy ONE item that cannot exceed in price over $50 that I can justify by using it for AT LEAST two years. I feel by letting myself have one cheat item a month I will be less tempted to buy things and it can be a little “reward” for sticking to my plan.
What do you think? Will this do more harm than good?
Now that classes have resumed (oh, winter holiday why’d you have to go so soon?), I’m back to my morning routine of pressing the snooze button 7 times in a row before finally waking up, splashing some water on my face, brushing my teeth, quickly putting makeup on while drinking coffee, eating yogurt, and then rushing out the door. Needless to say, I spend very little time putting on makeup for class. Still, I try to look decent (allright, decently hygienic) so that I don’t scare people away.
Here are the few products that I have found that are easy to put on and doesn’t smudge everywhere!
1. Dr. Jart+Black Label Detox BB Cream
(See my review here)
2. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Perversion
The blackest black pencil eyeliner with minimal smudging ( I would be lying if I said it absolutely doesn’t budge all day, still it comes pretty close to perfection)
3. Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum
Makes my lips smooth and adds color at the same time!
That’s all folks! Of course, when I do have a bit more time I’d add a bit of loose powder, some eyeshadow, maybe mascara, and blush.
What do you use (or don’t use) when your in a rush?