It’s the holiday season! That means shiny new baubles for makeup magpies like myself to get all grabby hands over!
However, nowadays I am committed to buying less things and getting rid of crap I already have but don’t use. I just did an inventory of all the makeup I brought to London, and considering how often I’ve posted looks using said makeup (never), I really brought too much.
Although it seems counterintuitive to write a post about new things I want that I obviously don’t need, I find it actually helps me to see the patterns I fall into. Usually, if I list it down and leave it alone for awhile, I come back later and find that the overwhelming urge to buy whatever it is I thought I couldn’t live without, has disappeared.
- Zoeva brushes
There’s been a lot of buzz over these brushes, and I’ve narrowed it down to these two that I really want: the rose gold cheek brush, and the brow brush. I currently use the MAC 266 for my eyebrows, but it’s not as sharp as I’d like it to be. Of course, I don’t need the blush brush, but LOOK AT IT.
I’ve had these two in my cart on beautybay.com but currently the brow brush is out of stock.
- Makeup Geek eyeshadows
Beauty Bay has also recently started stocking Makeup Geek eyeshadows! I know I’m late to the party on these, but I never wanted to make a big enough order on the Makeup Geek website to justify the (nominal) shipping charge. I’m irrationally stingy.
Since they’re super popular, they’ve been going in and out of stock on Beauty Bay. Early this morning, all systems were go, but it looks like everything (?!) is out of stock now. Another “oh well.” I take it as a mixed blessing, because otherwise I’d be spending money that I don’t have.
Lastly, since the stock pictures of the eyeshadows are rather bland, here are some swatches from Viola of Killer Colours:
These are from this post about her Makeup Geek eyeshadows. Do check her blog out, but be warned: I have bought so many things based off swatches and reviews on her site. It doesn’t help that she’s drop dead gorgeous and many products look amazing on her. I, of course, look nothing like her. But whatever. She’s super cool and I totally have a girlcrush on her.
- Phee’s Makeup Shop Palette + Trio
Another lemming created by Viola. Bundle sets are always a better value, and with 25% off your first order if you sign up for her newsletter, this comes down to £18.75 (about $28.15 USD). Honestly, I would get it without the palette (£11.63, or $17.46), since I have a couple empty Z palettes sitting at home. I only brought one small one with me, though, and it has zero space for more makeup. What to do??
- Manic Panic Semi-Permanent Hair Color Cream
Without my dear hairstylist Mel, my red hair is fading slowly into a brassy coppery orange. Not cute. I bought three henna coloring creams from Amazon in Auburn, Copper, and Mahogany. It actually worked pretty well to refresh the color, but now I’m getting a bit bored with red. Since I already have a lightened base and existing color, I was thinking about buying one (or both) of these to achieve a wine reddish purple. I have to use up the henna ones first, though.
By the way, fuchsia is spelled wrong. It’s really bothering me, but that’s what the product is called, so I’m going to let it go. O_o
- Everlane Modern Zip Backpack
Ha, the stock picture wasn’t against a white background. Whatever!
I was recently quite annoyed with Everlane, as my last order took well over a month to get to Hawaii. I had ordered from them before, and it never took that long. I was afraid it got lost somewhere. Finally, it eventually arrived, but after I had already left for New York. My friend Krystal will be visiting me in a couple weeks, and she’s kind enough to bring it with her for me.
After emailing Everlane and expressing my disbelief at how long the order took, they added $15 credit to my account. I’m still rather wary about ordering from them again, but I do love their products so much. This backpack is currently out of stock anyway, so at least I don’t have to wrestle with that decision for awhile yet.
What’s on your wish list? I also want a Christmas advent calendar, but they’re all a bit expensive, and I really don’t want more random things. I think I just want the joy of opening a little box of something cute and tiny, every day until Christmas. Sigh.