Wednesday, April 20, 2011

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick - Look At Her (Review, Swatches, Pictures)

When the MAC Sheen Supreme Collection was announced, I was excited to learn that these items were permanent.  I'm sure my wallet was pleased as well!  Since they are perm, I am going to take my time with buying these, and only buying the colors that truly work for me.  So far, I've purchased two of the lip colors and I am very pleased with them!

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.12oz) Look At Her is a metallic, copper color.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Zoya Intimate Spring 2011 - Gemma

Zoya Gemma Professional Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz) is a pale green polish, with a hint of blue  This is one of the six colors in the Intimate Spring 2011 collection and my first Zoya product.  I wanted to purchase the polishes that I definitely couldn't dupe with my existing stash of lacquers.  Gemma is a color that I have never worn before.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

90 Day No Buy Challenge

Jesus take the wheel.  My beauty spending has gotten out of control!  How do you know when you have a slight problem?  When you start accumulating boxed products in random places (purses, gym bags, makeup storage, etc).  I have so many eyeshadow palette refills that still haven't seen the palette!  Yeah, it's like I keep buying and buying, but failing in actually trying and using the products (on a consistent basis).  So, for the next 90 days, I am on a no buy mission.  Sure, I might miss out on some of the makeup collections but really, I have more than enough makeup to keep me busy.  The same goes for hair products.  I seriously doubt some new fab conditioner will be limited edition and disappear forever during this 90 day challenge.

Oh, and in case you're wondering why I chose 90 days?  Well, I'm on track for a raise in June, which I should hopefully "see" in July!  But, I'm also hoping that this challenge will help me to foster better spending habits and fiscal responsibility.

So, have you ever done a "no buy" challenge?  What tips do you have to resist the urge to splurge?

Until next time, be well...