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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.