My Recent Empties

I go through products ridiculously slowly, so I thought that instead of doing an Empties post each month, I would do one every three months instead, for a total of four empties posts for 2016. These are the products that I finished off from January to March – there were a total of 8 full-sized products and 6 samples.

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My March Haul

I’ve really been in the mood to shop lately, which worked out perfectly because I had some gift cards from Christmas that I hadn’t used yet. I also had money left over from my Low-Buy budget from previous months that I carried over to March. My total March makeup low-buy budget for the month was:

January unused budget: $4.00
February unused budget: $10.00
March budget: $10.00
Total budget: $24.00

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Shopping My Stash – The Check-In

In January, I shopped my stash and set out to use several products in my collection that were generally neglected. Today’s post is a check-in to see whether I’ve actually been using them and what I think of them after using for two months. The goal of shopping my stash was not only to rediscover products that I already own, but also to see which ones out of this bunch I would reach for automatically instead of forcing myself to use it. Based on this information, I planned to throw out the ones that I didn’t find myself using.

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Majolica Majorca Mascara Review

Today I wanted to share my experiences with the Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister. I heard about this brand through YouTube a few years ago, but never got my hands on it until I went to Hong Kong in October 2014. This means that this mascara has been sitting in my makeup collection for the last year and a half. I often buy mascaras when I see them on sale, but only use them one at a time since they dry out so fast. This results in me having a stash of unopened mascaras in my makeup drawers, but I don’t find that the formula is any different than ones that are opened right after purchase, most likely because they are still sealed.

Anyways, I finally broke this mascara out three weeks ago, so I’ve had plenty of time to test it out and gather my thoughts on it.

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Pretty Purples

Purple eye shadows have always been one of my makeup weaknesses. I don’t know why, but I find myself gravitating towards this shade, even though I don’t wear purples nearly as often anymore.

Today I wanted to share swatches of all the purples I own, and talk about why I love (or don’t love) each shade.

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Fresh Skincare – Creme Ancienne Range

Last week, I covered my experience using the Fresh Black Tea skincare range. Today I wanted to chat about my experience with the Creme Ancienne range, which is definitely the more expensive line of the two. I managed to get deluxe samples of the Creme Ancienne range, so they took longer to use up and test than the Black Tea line.

During my research into these products, I read that the ingredients in this line are supposedly hand blended in a Czech monastery. They use an updated version of a recipe from the 2nd century, which is when the first cold cream was invented. The monastery statement was a major “WTF” for me, but whatever.

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