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 ( ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ And I will definitely keep you updated!

Also, please no judgement on my collection, it is what it is ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Also most of the brands are listed in the tags cloud!

Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Review

Being the coupon freak that I am, I couldn’t pass the $7 extra bucks offer from CVS last week – Spend $10 on Physician’s Formula cosmetics – get $7. So I went and got a few things. Today I am going to review a PF palette.

The one I got is called Pop Green Eyes. My eyes are green/gray, and since there was no Pop Gray Eyes, I had to go with green. The other reason why I went with this palette, are the colors. Even though I own a Sephora Blockbuster and other eyeshadow palettes, this one has some nice shades of green, turquoise and purple. I also decided to get out of my make-up RUT of using brown/golden shades! So here is what I bough:

The brushes and the primer are mine, but I wanted to feature them in this picture, and here is why:

– First of all, I always apply eyeshadow over primer. The one I have is something I brought from Russia, but once that runs out, I will probably try outย L’Oreal De-Crease Eye Shadow Base.

– Second, I usually don’t use the applicators that come with drug store bought kits. So this morning, as I was getting ready to go to a swap (the swap recap coming tomorrow), I reached for my favorite brush – the one with the black handle in the picture. To my frustration and disappointment the eyeshadow didn’t apply very well, stayed on the brush, and wasn’t bright at all! I had nothing better to do, but grab the applicator – and oh my gosh – it WORKED! Physician’s Formula applicator did WONDERS, plus it’s angled – so you can apply eyeshadow very neatly especially in the corner of your eye. I absolutely loved it! Now I am not sure how long this applicator will live for – I had some bad experience with those types in the past, where they brake after a week or two. But, let’s hope for the best.

– And finally – the smaller brush that you see in the picture (originally came with Lorac’s Social Beautifly palette) was perfect for applying the highlighter shades. And it’s a perfect size for it too!

The downside of the palette – I guess the fact that all of the shades can kind of mix together, but I have been dealing with the same thing with my Revlon palette, and you train yourself to be more careful after a week or so!

I hope this was helpful to some of you. Let me know if you’ve tried any of the other palettes!

Twiggy Day

Let today be a Twiggy Day!

This is what I decided to do this Sunday morning, while doing the laundry!

Thinking about the icons of the fashion of the past – Twiggy comes to mind first. Maybe because of a recent UO (Urban Outfitters email newsletter. Yes, I am on the mailing list), or maybe because I’ve been doing all this research on the fashion of the past decades, I don’t know.But today is

TWIGGY DAY

These two pics were my inspiration:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the products I used:

And this is what I did to myself, all in the name of TWIGGY!

Honestly, this was a lot of fun! And girls love to play dress up anyways! I now def know who I’m going to be for next Halloween!

XOXO