Makeup collection & storage

Makeup collection & storage

It’s been two years since I last showed you my makeup collection.  Like that time, a lot has changed, but not the storage! I still keep my make up in pretty much the same space and I’ve definitely outgrown it. I thought I could use this video as a kick off to my decluttering series that I hope to start soon. This is not only way more makeup than I need, it also no longer fits my current storage.  photo 2017makeupcollection1_zpsqea3nldq.jpg

My 2017 Makeup Collection & Storage

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Collective brush review: Up & Up, Sonia Kashuk & ELF

Collective brush review: Up & Up, Sonia Kashuk & ELF

Finding affordable brushes is something I always like to do. In fact, most of the brushes I own are very affordable or were affordable when I bought them. Some of them have gone up in price by now, but still, I think that a good brush doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. When I was in the USA last summer, I knew I would be able to hit up Target: THE place to go if you’re looking for an affordable brush. I picked up a few from their store brand Up & Up, Sonia Kashuk & ELF and here’s what I think of them.

Looking for some affordable brushes? Try your hand at these!

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First impression: HEMA make up haul

First impression: HEMA make up haul

While I was on the hunt for cough drops and other items that would help ease my sore throat last Saturday, I decided to stop by HEMA. It is one of my favorite Dutch stores and they have been branching out! There are now HEMA stores in London, so if you find one near you: go check it out. Their beauty department is one I always love checking out and this time, they were having a 25% discount on all beauty items. I decided to pick up a few items I hadn’t seen before yet. And since some of these items are from their limited edition Christmas/ fall make up lines, I figured I’d get it up asap.

A few HEMA make up goodies

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New Catrice & Essence make up (incl. swatches)

New Catrice & Essence make up (incl. swatches)

Every 6 months German budget make up brands, Catrice & Essence change their make up offerings. This week the Spring/ Summer 2014 collection hit stores and I decided to take a trip to my bigger drugstore in town to see if it was in yet as it changes per city and store. Since I’m still home, I try to go outside for a walk every day and so I thought I would be able to combine the two. Some things were already gone, but I managed to pick up quite a few things to try nonetheless, mostly nail polish as those appealed to me most. And I thought I would add it as a bonus post this week, as I can quickly show you what I got. I gave everything a quick swatch so you can decide for yourself whether you’d like to track these items down or not.

What I got:

  • Catrice Crushed Crystals Oyster & Champagne
    Essence Color & Go Over the rainbow
    Essence Color & Go Sparkle Sand Effect Hello Rosy
    Essence Effect nail polish sparkling sugar Heart Explosion
    Essence Effect nail polish metal sugar Skyfall
    Essence nail art special effect topper feather effect the bees and the birds
    Essence nail art special effect topper twinkling stars get the party started
  • Essence All about sunrise eyeshadow palette 03 Sunrise (seems like a renewed version of the older Sun Club Glamour to Go in 02 Long Beach)
  • Essence Frame 4 Frame single false lashes (in 4 different lengths)
  • Catrice Lash Couture Classical Volume lashes
  • Catrice Made to Stay Smoothing Lip Polish in 060 Mission PINKpossible
  • Catrice Ultimate Color lipstick in 320 Kiss Kiss Hibiscus
  • Essence XXXL longlasting lipgloss Matt Effect in 05 Velvet Rose (repackaging of the Essence Stay Matt lip creams that were taken out the range)
  • Catrice Calligraph Ultra Slim Eyeliner pen in Black (not new, but new to me)
  • Catrice Waterproof Eyeline Pen in Black

Velvet Rose, Mission PINKpossible, Kiss Kiss Hibiscus

Catrice Waterproof eyeliner pen & Catrice Calligraph Ultra Slim eyeliner pen

All about sunrise eyeshadow palette in 03 Sunrise

From left to right (excl. no. 8)

Essence nail art special effect topper twinkling stars Get the party started

Essence nail art special effect topper feather effect The bees and the birds

Essence Effect nail polish metal sugar Skyfall

Essence Effect nail polish sparkling sugar Heart Explosion

Essence Color & Go Sparkle Sand Effect Hello Rosy

Essence Color & Go Over the rainbow

Catrice Crushed Crystals Oyster & Champagne

All items cost less than 5 euros and are available in stores now.

You can find what I picked up in the Fall/ Winter 2013 collection here, and the Spring/ Summer 2013 collection here.