New year, new plans, right? With the new year well under way, I should probably share my beauty resolutions for the year. But first, a look back at how I did on 2017‘s resolutions.
The year is over, and here’s my first wrap-up for 2017! I did something similar early on in the year, looking back at my 2016 purchases, so here we go again with 2017’s purchases.
As much as I haven’t publicly posted my inventory numbers in a while, I discovered that at some point near the end of last year and the beginning of this year I made an updated inventory. Either way, I thought it would be fun to see what has changed, if anything. I know I have gotten rid of a lot and finished up a ton of things, so let’s see if any of the numbers truly went down.
I made it a whole month without buying any makeup and it was relatively easy. Continue reading “January 2017 Recap”
I figured I should have at least something up here today and what better thing to talk about than hoarding things! Continue reading “Small Hoarding Tendencies”
New year, new you, right? Eh, not really. New year, vaguely better you. Now that’s my jam.
I’ve made a lot of progress this year and have some big sights for 2017. A lot of my bad habits have been improved on in the second half of the year, though I still have a lot of work to do. I’ve spent the past few weeks mulling over what I want to accomplish beauty-wise for 2017 and I think I have a solid list.
I sat down at my vanity earlier and went through my eyeshadows and other products and destashed a bunch of things. Eyeshadows went to the trash because they’re depotted and no one would want then and the rest is in my “to sell or to trash” drawer. All of this to say, I have something to write about today.
Way back in February or so I participated in an activity thread on r/MakeupRehab and posted my inventory with numbers. I realized I never posted that number here since I’m still working on updating my inventory and getting it to where I want it to be. So today, I will be telling you my inventory through numbers! Continue reading “Check In: August 2016”
There’s a lot of stuff this time around. Nothing completely gone yet, but this progress is stupendous!
First up are the two powder foundations from NYX and Maybelline. Both are just okay but I really want to see them go.
Next is a bigger pan on my Smashbox Contour Trio on the highlight shade. It’s lovely, but I’ll be glad to see it gone.
Up next is the Stila highlight from some random palette. It’s okay, I just want to prove to myself that I can finish a full-size highlighter. I will say, it’s much smaller than most highlighters, but I can convince myself otherwise.
Second to last is the Becca Afterglow Palette, with Moonstone being almost gone. SO excited to see it gone! I love it, but the colour matches my skin a bit too well which is personally not my look fo highlighters. I like to be glowing from space, not just the next country.
Last are the eyeshadows. Considerably more pan on the matte white and matte taupe colours and maybe a smidge more on Stila Kitten. The one in the corner, a shimmery burgundy purple is kind of a cheat. I accidentally smushed my fingernail into it while depotting it, I think, so the pan that is seen is not from my actual use, but I am trying to use it up and get more pan showing.
That’s 9 pans showing. Look at me go!
I may have fallen off the horse. School and work, the usual excuses, have been kicking my butt and it’s been hotter than Satan’s balls out, so I haven’t been as good as I should have been. Plus, lots of things were either super flashy new or restock of something pretty.
I’m going to use the excuse of finishing up a lot of products and hitting pan on a ton of things, so that excuses my bad month. But overall it was good. Seemed to drag on and never end, but I also don’t remember what I did during the month.
Nevertheless, I’ll sort it out and get better. I have a bunch of posts I’m working on, even one where I destahed a bunch of eyeshadows! Keep your eye open for that!
So, April happened. I think. It was kind of a blur of exams and studying and working full time the last two weeks.
I did do a lot of shopping during the month, though the biggest was my planned Sephora haul during the sale week. The others were small things here and there and I’m moving past them.
This month I’ll get back on the train and focus more on the blog. I am going to be moving in July, which is ridiculously soon so I need to get through as many products as possible so I can move with the least amount of stuff.
I am making good progress on some skin care stuff, I currently have a moisturizer and face primer that have been scrapped clean into little jars, as well as an acne product I finished up the same way. So go me.
All in all, April was not my best month, but that only means that I have room to improve and I’m going to do it.