Challenge: I stop buying makeup and beauty products?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hey everyone! After a lot of thinking, I decided to challenge myself in something that will be one of the most difficult things ever: I will stop buying makeup for six months. During those six months, I will try and use up as many beauty products that I own, so I can make room in my collection. We can look at this as a 'project pan', but usually people decide how much products they use up, I will try to use up as much as I can.

Why am I doing this challenge? 
When I looked at my collection, I realise that I have too much products that I don't use. But I still keep buying more, so a lot of products just never get used. Now I'm a sucker for cheaper brands like Catrice, Essence, 2BE, and others. But enough is enough. Spending money on cheaper products is also spending money! I want to save money and be able to reduce my makeup collection.

Everyone seems to have different rules for their 'Project Pans', so here are mine:
1.) To add a product to my finished "Pan" list, I have to use up the entire thing, not just hit pan. I have to be removing it from my collection..
2.) I have to be removing the product from my collection and not repurchasing it, like mascara or eyeliners I have enough of those that need to be used up). Now for some products, I will have to replace them, like my deodorants, makeup remover,... But no new makeup or beauty products like creams, scrubs,... I have too many!

3.) When I see a limited edition products that I really really really want, I will allow myself to buy it. BUT only when I know I'll use it a lot and when I know I will regret it when I don't buy it. But this is an exception, so the product has to be amazing and worth buying! Also, I will have to keep the product in its box until I'm done with this project. Then it will be like a little reward for finishing the six months!
4) I can buy beauty products for someone else, when it's their birthday ofcourse ;)

Will I still be doing reviews? Ofcourse! I will do reviews on things that I already have (which is more than enough) and I will show you each month what I've used up (with a litlle review about each product) :)

This will be hard and I will blog about the proces but I'm determined to finish this. We start today, on November 25th and the challenge will end on June 1st!

Wish me luck!

Have you ever done something like this?
Was it hard?

Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow In 'Birthday Suit' Swatch + Review

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hey everyone! Today I'm back with a review on the Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in 'Birthday Suit'. This is a light metallic, soft goldish colour that I bought this a few months ago in a Sephora in Paris. These are supposed to be a cream eyeshadow/liner that stays put on your lids all day!

I really like Benefit packaging! It's always so cute! This is a glass container with a black lid with birds on it. I think it's beautiful, but practicalas well.

This is a beautiful, creamy eyeshadow, perfect as an all-over-the-lid colour or as a base for other shadows. BUT for me, it's not creaseless. I always have to use a good primer to make sure my (cream)eyeshadow doesn't crease troughout the day, also when I use this kind of eyeshadows. So yes, I like this a lot. I just to do the extra effort to put on my Too Faced Shadow Insurance underneath this.

Do you like cream eyeshadows? What's your favorite?

Nail of the Day: Revlon 'Vixen'

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hey everyone, today I'm showing you the first Revlon nail polish I've ever bought: Vixen. This is a beautiful dark burgundy cream polish, perfect for fall and winter.

                                                       Swatch: Vixen

This polish went on really smooth and was opaque in two coats (+ one base coat). The only downside is the brush, it's thin and that makes it harder to get the polish on smoothly. I like bigger brushes, like the O.P.I or Essie ones.
However, this is a color I will wear a lot this fall and winter, I love it! I dried really quick too, which is always a good thing ;)

Revlon is available at INNO and Planet Parfum for €8,95

Do you like Revlon nail polishes?