Makeup No More

Happy hump day! How is your week going? Mine is pretty, well if we put it in my husband’s best friend’s words – shnazzy (is that how you spell shnazzy? I hope so!)

First of all, let me share something with you:

– Working in retail turns you into a mean, spiteful person, who constantly wants to make fun of other people, especially customers. So let’s all try and be a perfect customer to each other shall we?

– Working in retail turns you into a helpful and compassionate person, who is supportive and loving of his coworkers, so lets be that coworker to each other!

– Sometimes helping each other pays off, today it paid off in:

 

Another thing that’s been on my mind today and honestly for a while is

“I SHOULD STOP BUYING MAKEUP”

Here is why:

And this is how it’s all organized in and on my dresser:

Now being the geek that I have been this past week, I came up with some numbers. So my collection includes:

5 Blushes

3 Powders

2 Bronzers

2 Highlighters

1 BB Cream

1 Tinted Moisturizer

1 VitaZing

1 Foundation

11 Liners:

– 7 gel

– 1 liquid

– 4 pencils

10 Mascaras:

– 1 Primer

– 1 Clear

– 1 Blue

– 7 Black

Lipsticks:

– 1 Lipliner

– 6 glosses, plus whatever is at work (about 3, I think)

– 2 chubby sticks

– 4 lipsticks

2 Serums and 1 Primer (I know these are mainly skincare, but they have snuck in the pictures somehow)

5 Concealers:

– 1 Brightening

– 1 Dark Circle corrector

– 1 Acne corrector

– 2 regular ones

1 Eyeshadow base ( 🙂 )

34 Nailpolishes

4 Shimmer Powders

6 Eyeshadow singles

23 Eyeshadow Palettes, 10 of which include blushes, bronzer and/or highlighters, then 5 of these include lipsticks and glosses

Now you know why I am going to stop buying make up. I don’t know how long it’s going to take me to use those things up, some items will run out/expire faster than others, but the goal is to use up as much items as possible 🙂 And I will definitely keep you updated!

Also, please no judgement on my collection, it is what it is 🙂

xo,

Zhenya

PS. If you want to learn more about any specific item, or for me to post swatches and reviews on any of these products, please leave a comment below 🙂 Also most of the brands are listed in the tags cloud!

Estee’ Lauder Summer Gift With Purchase

Even though I work at Clinique, I love other brands and products, and Estee is one of my favorites, I think I’ve presold with them every time, but once, ever since I started working at Macy’s.

I love the products, and I love the fact that they are scented. So this time I decided to get the BB cream (plus you could only get the gift if you purchased a skin care or a fragrance item). I’ve tried it on a few times at work, and even had a sample at home, so this time it was time to make the 1 oz. commitment.

So here is everything that was in the gift:

A comb (that was an odd one, unless they want you to use it at the beach along with the tote). To be honest I really like the tote, it’s much much nicer than the one they had for gift at Lancome (sorry 🙂 )

Two lip products – one a conditioner (another chap stick, yay!), the other pure color lipstick in pink parfait (love that one!)

A sumptuous extreme mascara. That one is by far my favorite! It’s my 3rd mini version of it, so if I combine them all together, I probably have one full size one 🙂 hehe

0.5 oz of Day Wear

Some make up remover:

And finally the BB cream 🙂 I went with the medium shade instead of light, because I am planning on getting some tan this summer!

So now you can decide if you want to get this GWP or not, and let me know if you get it. It’s always fun to compare favorite products and brands!

xo,

Z

Estee’ Lauder Idealist

I did it, I fell a victim to the spell of EL and the Idealist, but I didn’t get the Even Skin Tone Illuminator, I got the Pore Minimizing one instead! It looks like this:

So, what does it do?

This fast-acting serum delivers our most dramatic skin resurfacing benefits-more efficiently than ever before.

With Idealist, your skin looks and feels like your ideal skin:

Virtually poreless.

  • Pores appear 1/3 smaller-instantly.
  • See a 69% reduction in the look of pores in just 4 weeks.

Unbelievably soft and smooth.

  • Repairs the look of uneven skin texture,

flakiness and roughness.

  • Smooth it on and instantly enjoy that soft, seamless, silky feeling you love.

Incredibly clear and even-toned.

  • See more clarity and luminosity.
  • Gives skin an overall more even tone.

(description from EL website – there is a description in Russian below which is more detailed and explanatory – and I personally like it more, if you can read Russian go see for yourself 🙂 )

Now I have tried this one on many times while bored at work 😉 and decided to splurge on a product that I knew worked and that I needed, especially with summer right around the corner!

And thanks to my Macy’s discount I got the large one for the price of small one! I  can’t pick mine up until tomorrow, but the post just couldn’t wait!

Have you splurged on anything lately?

Cheers,

Z

Я пала жертвой Эсте Лаудер и заказала себе Идеалист! Правда я не стала заказывать себе тот, который выравнивает цвет лица, я заказала тот, который сужает поры! Выглядит он немного по-другому (см. фото выше).

Что же делает это средство?

Сыворотка Idealist выравнивает тон кожи, уменьшает видимость черных точек, закупоренных пор и “микротеней”. Кожа светится здоровьем и выглядит помолодевшей и сияющей.

Всего через 4 недели самые передовые и быстродействующие ингредиенты обеспечивают великолепный результат, значительно уменьшая видимость пор и даря ощущение мягкости и гладкости – кожа выглядит здоровой и ухоженной.

  • Улучшает текстуру кожи, исчезают шелушение, краснота, неровности. Заметно улучшает цвет лица, со временем кожа приобретает безупречный, ухоженный вид.
  • Тройное содержание глюкозамина и эксклюзивный экстракт каштана мягкого действия помогают коже избавиться от сухих, тусклых, омертвевших клеток. Глюкозамин – производное сахара, обладающий уникальными отшелушивающими свойствами. Этот компонент ослабляет межклеточные связи, помогая коже естественным образом избавляться от омертвевших клеток.
  • Уникальный разглаживающий полимер мгновенно делает незаметными несовершенства поверхности кожи – морщинки и огрубевшие участки. Легкая текстура позволяет сделать поры совершенно незаметными, при этом не забивая их.
  • Экстракты морской водоросли и карликовой пальмы контролируют выделение жира на поверхности кожи.
  • Запатентованная технология Bubbles TechnologyTM создает необыкновенное ощущение при нанесении: Idealist скользит по коже и обеспечивает ей ощущение свежести по мере того, как микропузырьки преобразуются в воздушно-бархатистую текстуру.
(Русское описание взято с русского сайта компании Estee’ Lauder – как вы можете понять – оно отличается от английского, более детальное и понятное!)
Я несколько раз пробовала это средство на работе (от скуки) – и в конце концов решила на него раскошелиться!

Ну и ко всему прочему, с моей скидкой и специальной акцией в Macy’s я купила большой флакон этого средства по цене маленького! Ну и моя подруга как обычно добавила мне пробников, но о них в другом посте!

А на что вы раскошелились в этом месяце?

Всем отличного дня!

Z

Spring Make-up 2012

Seriously, so many great choices, I am at a complete loss, don’t know what to choose!

 Lancome

 EL

 Chanel

 Dior

 Nars

 MAC

 MAC

Which one is your favorite?

xoxo,

Z