Hello my fellow beauty lovers, it's time to say the words that we never want to hear- it's time for a spending ban. I know, I know, scary words but they could never be more needed than now. Today I bought two pieces of makeup that I had had my eyes on for a while, but I had also just been to IMATS and bought a lot of makeup. After my mom gave me a stern talking to, I realized that I really needed a spending ban. Not only to save money and not buy so much makeup and use up what I have but also because I'm trying really hard to learn how to manage my finances now that all of my loans are in pay back mode and that I have no job as of current and I have much more important places to put my money. That as well as I want to learn how to save money for something special. So while this whole 'makeup and other frivolous things' spending ban goes until June 28 (except for gift cards or gifts) I will not be buying anything I don't desperately need. I hope you guys can support me in this mission to teach myself better financial skills. XOXO
Are you going to or have done a spending ban? How did it go for you?
Friday, January 23, 2015
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
During the Sephora VIB sale, I purchased two things- a foundation by Makeup Forever and the Stila The Eyes Are the Window to the Soul palette. I love that all of the colors are neutral and all of the colors work together with each other so there are endless options for how you could use this palette and use it.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Okay, so I don't have three mascaras it's more like eleven and one clear gel for my brows. I know, I know, that's so many mascaras, right? Don't worry, dear fellow beauty bloggers, not all of them are open, I just took them out of their packaging because it was bulky and in the way. Right now the two that I am using are Maybelline's Mega Plush mascara and the L'Oreal Butterfly mascara and I keep them in my acrylic storage on my desk so I make sure to use them every day. Would you feel better if I told you the ones that aren't opened yet? Okay, I haven't opened the Rimmel Scandaleyes Curve Alert, The Rimmel Scandaleyes Rockin' Curves, and the E.L.F. glitter mascara. So I guess I have a slight obsession but I like having choices and being able to rotate them out every week makes it worth it.
The Maybelline Pumped Up Volume really surprised me, I had never tried any piece of makeup made by Maybelline and so I was wary of how this mascara would work. It makes my lashes look fuller and slightly longer so I would recommend it for you too try. I am still unsure of the Maybelline Mega Plush mascara, since I've only used it a few times since the new week started on Sunday. Then I have four Rimmel mascaras, two of which are unopened but one is a repurchase and the other I can talk about how I think it will work with the funny brush. Firstly, Scandaleyes Curve Alert is hand down one of my most loved mascaras. It helps to make my lashes look like I'm wearing falsies and I just absolutely love this mascara. The other Scandaleyes I have is the Rockin' Curves one, I've never tried this one and since it isn't opened yet I can't attest to what it does to my lashes. The thing that interests me about this mascara si the wand, it's in an almost 'S' shape. I will let you know my findings when I open it! Another Rimmel mascara I own is the Retro Glam mascara. This wand has two little bumps in the brush and that helps to make my lashes look more lush. Finally, the last Rimmel mascara I own is the Lash Accelerator. This one I am not too impressed with and am going to get rid of it. I already have pretty good lashes so I guess I wasn't the best person to test the mascara that's supposed to help with the growth and lengthening of the lashes.
I received the CK One mascara on my birthday from Ulta as my birthday gift for being a rewards member. Speaking of that, if you're not an Ulta rewards member you should definitely become because you get special coupons, a birthday gift, the chance to be a platinum member (which I am one) and you can get money off of your purchase if you have the right amount of points. Anyway, I really like this mascara. It separates my lashes and doesn't make them clump, which was a fear of mine because of the brush being plastic but none of my fears happened. This is a great mascara for seperating and lengthening my lashes. Next mascara is the L'Oreal butterfly mascara. I really love this stuff because it gives my natural lashes a winged look, which I am always trying to achieve. Then the L'Oreal Voluminous I really just bought on a whim because it was teal colored. I actually really like it when I do a coat of black mascara and then coat that with a layer of the Teal. I think that the teal just alone would be too over powering. Revlon Lash Potion, this is another one I need to throw away because it just doesn't work for me. It doesn't look good on my lashes and it can't hold a curl worth a hill of beans. So, in my personal opinion, don't get the Revlon Lash Potion mascara. As for the blue glitter mascara, I don't really know much about it other than that it is glittery. Since I haven't opened it I have no idea if it is good or bad.
What are some of your favorite mascaras? Do you collect them like I do? Which one (high end or drugstore) should I try next?
Thanks for reading! XOXO