Sorry for the break there guys, but things have been super busy with work and I really needed a break somewhere in my life to keep my stress levels down, and that break was in blogging. Sorry about that! Anyway, today I'm asking myself how did my attempt to stick to this month's five product-limit go?
In short: bad. Budgeting is hard, and although I try and limit my purchases it just hasn't worked out. I definitely need to regroup and come up with a better strategy for this stuff. I'm not going to beat myself up over this, what's done is done. But I'm curious to know how you guys budget your beauty purchases?
Anyway, I've already introduced two out of my five but when I look at my purchases as a whole these two are the ones I regret the most. The Nudestix on the lips for me is not flattering at all and doesn't last very long and clings to every line and dry patch and applies patchy. As a blush it doesn't last very long either. While I do really like the packaging of it, I'd say skip on the lip and cheek pencil. The Bobbi Brown's Art Stick is a much better choice if you want a lip & cheek pencil that actually works well on both cheeks and lips. And the Antonym Quattro Palette is exactly why I fear palettes: I don't love every shade in it. When I use it, which isn't actually very often, I find myself reaching for the bottom two shades only. I'm sure this would work for someone else but I think I'm passing this one on.
If you've read some of my previous posts you've probably seen me gush about Dior Lip Glow and the Dior Addict Liptick in 797 Stiletto so I'll skip over writing more about these to the last of the my alotted five: the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in 16 Beach Bronze. This feels like the next level up from the Maybelline Color Tattoos. The texture for this so lovely - it's smooth but blendable and I do feel like it does last for the entire day. The shade I picked is a lovely bronze with small flecks of gold shimmer and is absolutely lovely.
As you've probably guessed, I've picked some other things outside of my five.