July 23, 2012
In an attempt to try and utilise some of the products that I own but rarely use, I’ve been grabbing a few items out of my collection at the start of each month to try and work into my daily makeup routine. I’m going to do a little roundup each month of the products I’ve been using and what I think of them. These are the products that I shopped from my stash during July -
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl
– I’m usually pretty loyal to my Benefit High Beam, but I’ve been using this liquid illuminator quite a lot recently. It gives a pretty peachy gold sheen to the cheeks which helps to brighten my corpse-pale face on early winter mornings.
Becca Lip & Cheek Creme in Rosebud – Honestly, I can’t wait to finish this blush. Not because I don’t like it but because it’ll be the second blush I’ve ever finished completely and that is a massive achievement. Hooray for me!
Benefit BeneTint – I completely forgot that I owned this (possibly because it’s so tiny and I had it tucked away at the back of my makeup storage) but I’m really glad that I dug it out to use it again because it gives the prettiest rosy tint to the lips. It’s designed to be a dual-use product but I stick to using it as a lip stain only.
MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study – I wear this on my lids on most weekends when I can’t be bothered putting in much effort. A simple swipe of this across the lids gives a lovely champagne sheen.
MAC Gleam Eyeshadow – My friend gave me this eyeshadow because it didn’t really suit her makeup style anymore, but it is absolutely perfect for me. It’s very similar to MAC’s Naked Lunch eyeshadow in that it’s a neutral champagne colour with a satin finish. Which is what around 75% of my eyeshadows are. Nice.
March 10, 2012
A fitting end to Summer, with my February favourites all bright and shiny and fresh. I used these products consistently throughout the month of February, and now I’m ready for the cooler months to start settling in so I can dig out my favourite Autumn/Winter products. My favourites in February were: Bath + Body Works Aruba Coconut Body Lotion, MAC Face & Body Foundation in N1, MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study, Bloom Nail Polish in Flamingo Sands & CO Bigelow Blueberry Rose Salve.
March 4, 2012
Due to Project 50 Pan, this post should have been called ‘things I bought but probably shouldn’t have’ but oh well, we all slip sometimes. I purchased the Aquolina Pink Sugar fragrance on a whim after receiving a sample of it with a Sephora order, and I don’t really know what I was thinking. I also purchased Taylor Swift’s fragrance ‘Wonderstruck’ in rollerball form and although it’s incredibly sweet, I love it. I finally purchased MAC’s Trax eyeshadow, after wanting it for over a year now and last but not least I bought a replacement Lancome Hypnose Mascara for when the tube I’m currently using runs out. Not too bad as far as hauls go, but not great. There are three things here that I could have easily lived without, but three unnecessary things purchased in three months isn’t too bad.