Monday, September 30, 2013

The Good, The Bad and The Blah of September

This month has been a really light month for me. I've used a lot of the same products that I've been using for months, so I don't have many products for favorites/dislikes. I didn't actually have anything that I really didn't like this month and only a few that I liked.

The Good

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September Empties

I only have a few empties this month. I considered skipping a September Empties post and waiting until next month. I have a ton of products that are so close to being finished and I should be done with most of them by the end of October, but I wanted to go ahead and get rid of these.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September Ipsy Bag

I got my Ipsy bag several days ago and just got a chance to put it up.

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I do have to say this isn't my favorite bag. Overall, I think that all the colors are fairly blah... I can't even count the number of black eye liners I have and this is just one more to add to the pile. The nude lipstick is just a bad color on me because it's a little more orange-y. There were a few other potential products that I would have preferred.

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette Swatches

I've heard a lot of good things about this palette from several people online. When it showed up on HauteLook (referral link) recently, I decided to get it.

Personally, I don't know that I'd be inclined to use this palette alone. It's got some nice colors, especially the white, but I would probably use this palette in conjunction with other colors. The quality is very good, though.... I really like the quality of all The Balm eye shadows I've tried. If you like the colors and like mattes, then this palette is great.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Balm Balm Jovi Palette swatches

I got a couple palettes from The Balm the last time it was on Hautelook (referral link). I like all the palettes that I have from The Balm so I figured I'd like this one, too.

This palette includes eye shadows, a blush, a highlighter, and two lip/cheek colors. I really only buy palettes for eye shadow. While I understand the general appeal of having all products in one, I don't really like it much. I don't like pan lip products and have not had a palette that changed my mind. As for blushes/hightlights/bronzers in palettes- I don't ever find that I make an effort to use them when they are in palettes. Still, if you like that or travel a lot, this palette is great for that.

I did have a hard time getting the colors to show up accurately in the palette- they looked far duller than they actually are. The swatches more accurately represent the colors in the palette.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Shopping My Stash Makeup Basket for September

I have to say that I enjoy setting up a monthly makeup basket. I have products that I really want to use up and pulling them out makes it easier. I've also rediscovered some nice eye products that I forgot I had.

This basket is probably smaller than the previous ones. After a few months of doing it, I feel like I've finally got a number of products that I can reasonably use.


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