Good Afternoon, my beauties!
I have so, so much to post about, I just don’t have the time to do it all.
Stuff coming up include my 24 Carat Gold Facial, and a super sparkly Tutorial look. Also lots of gift recommendations etc. etc. Hopefully, you are enjoying the December Posts even if there aren’t as many going up as quickly as I had hoped….
Anyway – I want to ask you a question…
Beauty Products & Brands. What or Who are you bored of?
I have just been searching through my make up, deciding what to keep, what to sell, what to throw away and I seem to go through so many phases…
Major beauty phases include:
i) Shu Uemura
This is the brand that got me wearing Mascara and the brand that started my collecting craze – damn customisable palettes. Then I got a bit bored as I had bought everything, and also felt the collections have been a little weak since the death of Mr Uemura.
The most amazing foundation, fabulous Lipsticks, but the prices stopped me from owning *everything*
A major phase for me and I still love them, although Nars is always a bit slower releasing new collections and product ranges. Flukey, they aren’t. Nars is a major brand for me, but I think I may have totally bought everything humanly possible from their brand which is why I may seem to talk about them less.
I still think they are one of the best brands out there that every true beauty lover should be acquainted with.
iv) Japanese Drugstore Phase
Then I went crazy for brands like KATE, Lavshuca, SANA – I used to buy every single shade from every single range (but since the exchange rate went to pot I don’t do that anymore!). I went into overload and became a lot more careful about what I bought – not everything is necessarily a gem.
v) Illamasqua Phase
I spotted this little brand when it launched and my best MUA went to work for them so I went a little nuts, making a huge first order. So when you are overwhelmed and have studied everything on a brands website, you go a bit cold turkey, don’t you?
I want to see more variation from Illamasqua, especially in terms of eyeshadow textures and more seasonal colour collections. They are such a new brand though, so they are finding their feet.
vi) Chanel, Dior, YSL, Armani, Estee Lauder Phase
Ooh, then I decided I didn’t want young and cheap, I wanted glam and expensive and bought lots of bits from the old school brands. As gorgeous as this stuff is, its also pricey…I am currently still kind of in the phase, but going a bit cold turkey
vii) The Present
I am going through a Scott Barnes phase at the moment. Oh, ok, I am actually probably going through 100 phases all at once but at the very very specific moment I have kitted myself up with SB cosmetics and shall be reviewing my purchases soon…
What Brands Am I Bored Of?
See above. I saturate myself in a brand then get bored of it. Then the brand comes out with something new and interested and I got back to the brand. I’m a bit flaky in that way. Mr Candy is lucky he’s lasted this long (5 years on Saturday!)
So that’s all about my beauty “transgressions“.