Monday, February 1, 2016

Beauty Wish-List!

So how many of us are guilty of watching beauty videos on youtube and then immediately running out to Ulta or Sephora to buy the recommend products by the beauty gurus? I know I am guilty as charged! My makeup addiction has been crazy these past couple years and I knew I had to put a stop to it. The guilt every time I pull my makeup out to get ready is unreal. Now before I purchase anything, the first question I ask myself is- "Do I want it or do I need it?" Believe it or not, this has really helped me calm down my makeup addiction. You will now only see me at Sephora or Ulta if I run out of a makeup product that I absolutely need. Sadly, the only things I run out of are foundation, eyeliner and mascara. I have yet to hit pan on any of my blushes and a gazillion eye shadow palettes that I own. To compensate for misspending on makeup the last couple years, I now find myself buying drug store brand eyeliner, mascara, and even blushes. The only thing I don't sacrifice on is foundation. But to be honest, one bottle of foundation lasts me a while so I only have to splurge on a new bottle every few months.

Since I'm following the "no buy" makeup policy, I thought it'd be fun to share my current beauty wishlist with y'all :)

  • The first thing on my list is the Tartelette in Bloom palette. I don't know if it's the cute packaging that's speaking to me or the gorgeous red toned colors on the bottom right (rebel & leader), all I know is that I've had my eye on this palette long before it launched in stores and unfortunately  I won't be buying it UNTIL I hit pan on one of the gazillion palettes I already own. 
  • Numero dos on my wishlist is Mac lipstick in captive. Although it's affordable, I just can't justify buying it. I mean I have a ton of lipsticks and for some reason I gravitate more towards browns or pinky nudes. And if I can't justify buying something, I ain't buying it!
  • Next on my wish list is the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume.I really really reallyyy want it but if I have an abundance of one thing, it's definitely perfumes. I probably own more perfumes than I do eyeshadow palettes. Call me crazy but it is what it is. I'm a sucker for cute perfume bottles and Marc Jacobs just kills me with all the cute perfume bottles. I own Marc Jacobs "Dot" and oh my gosh, that bottle will forever be a piece of decoration in my house. 
  • Next up is the naked skin concealer by Urban Decay. I've heard mixed things about this concealer but I'm not gonna lie, I've been wanting to try it so bad. I just can't justify spending $28 on a concealer. I sometimes think that under eye concealer is a very gimmicky product. Either that or I just don't have an dark circles under my eyes to conceal. I just like the highlighting effect it gives when I do my full face makeup. 
  • Lord knows how many times I have walked to the Mac counter in hopes of buying this next product on my list- Mac 150 (large powder brush). I have also stood in the check out line and walked away from purchasing this. It's priced at $42, which to me is insane especially because I own the smaller version of the same exact powder brush. Do I really need two different sizes of the same brush? Please tell me NO! 
  • Who remembers the Nars Guy Bourdin blush palette from 2013? Y'all, I've had it for almost 3 years now (insert shocked face emoji) and it still looks brand spanking new. So do I need the new Gwen Stefani palette? NO! Do I want it? YES! Will I get it? I would have to hit pan on at least one of my blushes from the Guy Bourdin palette before I purchase the Gwen Stefani blush palette. 
  • The last thing on my list is the Dior Blender Sponge. It's not something I need in my life right away considering I have 3 original beauty blenders tucked away in my makeup stash but it's something I'm definitely interested in. I haven't heard much about these sponges but it almost looks like the Real Techniques beauty sponge. I love love love my beauty blender so eventually when I go through the 3 sponges I already have, I might give the Dior sponge a try! 

And that my friends is my current wish-list! Just remember, if you ever want to get rid of your addiction of buying a lot of makeup, just ask yourself this question- "do I REALLY need this?" Trust me, this question really helps you make wise decisions ;)

On another note, Happy February! Can y'all believe January is already over?! 


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