I’m not even going to write much here…honestly, the pictures say enough (and I have had two glasses of wine so I’m impatient and unfocused LOL) – I NEED TO TAKE A BREAK:
Swap items received for the month of February (clockwise from bottom left: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer sample, Le Metier de Beaute Rumor blush, OPI Dazzled by Gold polish, Essie No More Film polish, MAC Pro-Pan Shadows in Beautiful Iris and All That Glitters *Sable purchased outright*, MAC Morange lipstick, MAC Ambering Rose blush, Le Metier de Beaute Jade eyeshadow, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal sample)
Gift from the Good Cheer Fairy (clockwise from left: Joe Fresh Cream Blush in Pecan, Joe Fresh Cheek Tint in Peach, Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart)
In fairness, a huge portion of these items were acquired on the cheapy cheap (my swaps amounted to about $50 for about 4 times that price; some were as gifts or samples), but still….how much makeup can one gal need?! It’s a little overwhelming to have so much new stuff at once. What I’ve been doing is leaving all of this out on my bathroom counter to play with over the next few weeks. It’s so easy to just put it away with everything else, and then go months without even trying it once. THAT’S KIND OF SICK YOU GUYS. I mean, seriously.
Another thing I gotta switch up somehow is my rotation of products worn. I wrote down the list of makeup items I have that I would considered ‘faves’ – the list isn’t super-long, and the worst part is that the majority of those products don’t even get regular play. I have this stupid compulsion to use up the things I hate first, so I can then ‘enjoy’ the things I love. But good grief, when am I gonna get the chance!? For example, I have Giorgio Armani’s beautiful Eyes to Kill shadow in #6 Khaki Pulse, and I’ll be damned if I’ve worn it once in the last six months. WTF people!?!?! That is just. not. right.
In any case, I’m going to remedy this somehow. In the meantime, because I love me a good list, I’m going to do a big favorites post in the next week or so of all the items I wrote down. Hey, the year 2013 is already two months in, but what the heck. A little treat from me to you
Anyone else guilty of a majorly spendy month last month? Any requests of any products you’d like to see swatched/reviewed first?