This is not a repost, which should tell you about how good I was at being timely. But it should also tell you that I am obviously improving because look at me go, I’ve already written six posts since this blog went live about a week ago. Baby steps.
Smashbox trio in Microfilm – I actually really liked this trio. In fact, I think Smashbox trios are highly underrated in the beauty world. I hardly ever hear anybody talking about them. But they’re wonderfully coordinated colors and they blend beautifully. That being said, I haven’t used mine in ages. I also dropped the green shade once and had to press it back into the pan, but I always felt a little gross using it, since it you know, fell ON THE FLOOR. Unfortunately, I won’t be repurchasing since Smashbox now sells in China, and as such, as far as I understand, they have lost their cruelty-free status.
Smashbox trio in Twilight – Out of all of the Smashbox trios I own, this was my least favorite. I mean, black and gray and white? Boring.
Urban Decay matte shadow in Purple Haze – I held onto this a month longer than the other UD matte shadows, thinking that maybe I’d use it. It’s actually a nice color. But I’ve probably used it 3 or 4 times in the years that I’ve had it. It only looks like a lot is missing because it cracked during depotting.
Urban Decay Acid Rain – I bought this off Hautelook ages and ages ago. This color is neither flattering on me, nor pigmented. I probably bought it because I was infatuated with Urban Decay, and there was a sale, and that meant I needed to buy it.
Smashbox trio in Girls Night Out (cream shadow) – Another really nice trio. This was the cream liner part of the trio, and it’s dried out. Oh well.
Kat Von D Lucifer (from one of the several True Romance palettes I own) – Lucifer is present in nearly all of the Kat Von D palettes. It’s an okay black. Nothing special about it. I think I gave one to my mom, and I still have 2 or 3. I’m never going to need another black eyeshadow for the rest of my life.
Urban Decay Sphynx and Shakedown – These are from one of the Book of Shadows; I’m not sure which one. Maybe the second one? I don’t really like these colors on me. The pink has a lot of glitter, and the greenish grayish brown is straight up ugly.
Urban Decay Oil Slick, Maui Wowie, Grifter, Smog – With the exception of Smog, all of these are hard, dry, and glittery. This was part of the Ammo palette, the first Urban Decay palette I purchased that set off my obsession. And I do like Smog, but I have another one in the Naked palette, and yet another one in one of the Book of Shadows.
Giovanni Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture Conditioner – Fun fact: I bought this leave-in conditioner years ago, and I finally finished it in February. When my boyfriend, Albert, first visited me in Hawaii back in 2011, he tried this conditioner and he liked it so much that he bought several bottles of it. He’s gone through AT LEAST 3 already. I’ve only just finished the one. That being said, I do like this conditioner, but I think I’ll hold off on repurchasing until I know whether or not I’m moving to London to be with him. If I am, then I can just use his. Given that I apparently use way less than he does, and way less frequently, he probably won’t even notice. :P
Cargo BeachBlush in Coral Beach – I tried depotting it, and it cracked a bit. So I turned it upside down and tapped it to get the loose parts off, and then the entire pan fell in the trash. I was a bit sad for a day or two, but it always pulled a bit orange on me. I don’t even miss it now, so obviously it wasn’t true love.
Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes (travel size) – This was part of a Pacifica travel set that I picked up at Target on clearance. I never got around to doing a post on it. It came with these wipes, which I took with me on my last trip to London, a mini day and night moisturizer, a lip balm, and a mini BB cream. There were only 10 wipes, so I finished it up on my 2 week trip. It was okay, but the material of the wipes felt like those shitty tri-fold paper towels in public restrooms. I prefer the softer Yes to Cucumbers ones.
One more empties post and then I’ll be all caught up… and then April will be over and I’ll have to do another one. Womp womp.