Looking Past Bad Packing: Giving Beauty Products A Second Chance

Looking Past Bad Packing: Giving Beauty Products A Second Chance

A few weeks ago, I was doing a round of spring-cleaning and was culling my beauty stash when I stumbled upon a barely used tube of Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer + Treatment. I remembered writing a couple of years ago on how much I disliked the packaging with the unhygienic sponge and it was because of that that I put it away and stopped using it.

Between the time I wrote the post and up to those few weeks ago, I read a lot of good reviews about how great this product is. I figured it was high time to give this another go, silly sponge be damned. Since I couldn’t detach the sponge, I cleaned the heck out of it as much as I could with a lot of rubbing alcohol and gave it another chance.

After using it daily for a week, whaddyaknow, I’m really liking it!

This got me thinking, how many of us have decided that a product isn’t worth a second chance because the packaging is lousy?

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Beauty Things This Beauty Blogger Has Been Slacking Off Lately

Beauty Things This Beauty Blogger Has Been Slacking Off Lately

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Ah yes, the secret is out. Beauty blogging isn’t all that it’s glammed up to be. Well, the fact that I’m typing this blog post out in my pyjamas during the day is already giving you plenty of hints that at the very least, this beauty blogger isn’t a glam princess. :P

To make it worse, there are some beauty-related things that this beauty blogger (aka yours truly) has been slacking off lately. It’s terrible with laziness often being the key excuse. There are some things I haven’t been arsed to do much lately and I thought what better time to tell you what they are than this Tuesday morning?

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Week of Makeup Favourites 2014: My Top 10 Makeup Brushes

Week of Makeup Favourites 2014: My Top 10 Makeup Brushes

Happy Monday fellow beautyholics! We’ve finally come to the end of Makeup Favourites Week for 2014. Aww! It’s been a lot of fun writing this lil’ mini series and I hope you’ve enjoyed it too.

To finish off Makeup Favourites Week, I’d love to share my top 10 makeup brushes with you. I’ve been accumulating a lot of makeup brushes over the years (yes, the word isn’t “collecting”, it’s “accumulating”. Ish.) and it took me a long time to finally discover the brushes I now love to use. I don’t wear a lot of eye makeup so I don’t have many eye makeup brushes here. However, I do wear foundation and powder frequently so you’ll find a lot of face brushes in this list.

Just thought I’d give you a little heads up; a lot of the makeup brushes here are pretty expensive and most of them have natural hair. Personally, I find that certain natural-haired brushes work better for me but that’s not to say that I’m advocating you to buy only natural-haired brushes. There are also a lot of very good synthetic-haired brushes that work well too. For me, it’s simply a personal preference. Even though a number of them are expensive, I take very good care of them and good quality brushes can last you many years. In fact, I have brushes in my beauty stash that are at least 14 years old and they’re still in very good condition.

Alrighty, let’s get started! Here they are in no particular order.

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Week of Makeup Favourites 2014: My Top 10 Blushes

Week of Makeup Favourites 2014: My Top 10 Blushes

Welcome to what I’d call my favourite episode in this mini series of Makeup Favourites Week because today, I’m going to be talking about blushes. Oh yeah. :D

Long-time readers will know me and my love for blushes. I have way too many in my makeup stash, yet I still yearn for more. It’s my weakness, I tell ya. You can even call it an addiction and one that I’m happy to still indulge myself in ever so often. I only have 2 cheeks (although some will say I technically have 4. Cheeky! :P ) and more than enough blushes to colour on many, many more. Tee hee!

A lot of the ones in my list of favourites have been mentioned before and it’s amazing that after a great amount of blushes I’ve tried, I still go back to these because they’re just fabulous blushes.

Let’s get blushin’!

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