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I just have to rave about the above eyeliner. Next to MAC’s liquidlast liners this is hands down the most waterproof eyeliner I’ve ever used. I have eyes that tear up all the time, they tear when i yawn, when i apply liner, when I sneeze. You name it and my eyeliner is running everywhere. Pencil liner has unfortunately never been great for me as it always smudges into my undereyes. I’ve given them all a go, urban decay’s 24/7 liners were the best pencil liners I’ve used but even that still smudged a little. MAC’s liquidlast were great in terms of formula but the brush it comes with is horrible. I’ve always dispensed a little on a tray and used an angled liner brush for it. Alas now I have to get up at 6am and be out of the house by 6.15 so i have no time to fiddle with dispensing and cleaning the brush anymore. Kiss Me’s heroine liner seems to fit the bill right now, it’s completely smudge proof and waterproof and black as black can be. I might be in love.

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I have always had dry skin. Dry sensitive skin, and it has always been a pain. I use heavy moisturizers and gentle cleansers and have always been wary of changing brands/products. Very bad facial rashes have sometimes occurred when my skin doesn’t agree. I’m talking eyes swelling shut one time kind of allergic reactions. The only good thing about my dry skin was that pimples were never a problem for me and I was very grateful for that. However now at the cusp of reaching 29 years of age I’m breaking out. My skin has been noticeably oilier over the last year and pimples have started busting out of nowhere. From 2 decades of being blemish free, I now always have at least one or two. This week I have 6 but i assume my cold is to blame.

At any rate it’s all very foreign to me. I don’t know what skin care products i should start looking at. I have never looked at products for oily type skin so I’m not sure what is effective. And I am also a little scared of changing my skin care routine due to my sensitivity. Lots of research to be doing. Does anyone have any reccs? I have a few clinique items in my shopping cart on strawberrynet but I’m not entirely convinced yet.

Shu uemura makeup bag, Media RD-1 blush, Chanel Chance sample perfume, Bobbi brown eyeshadow compact, YSL touche eclat, Band aids, Clean & clear blotting papers, Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks in Must and Mademoiselle, Carmex, Tweezerman tweezers, Advil, MAC 212se brush

All this cleaning is making me realise how much skincare and makeup I have that I have not used up. I sometimes flit from brand to brand just because i got bored of the product i was using. I really do not require the 10 tubes of hand cream I own do I? Nor do i really use 15 different lip balms?

So I’ve decided my first resolution for the new year is going to be to finish using things before i buy new ones. I haven’t decided how this will work with regard to things like eyeshadow and blushes as I have never in my life seen pan on either of these products. But it will apply to all skincare, lipgloss/balms/sticks, mascaras (i have enough stashed away unopened for years…), foundations, etc. Wish me luck in keeping this new resolution up!


I’m even more motivated not to drown in my makeup now, after sorting through all of my makeup items. I found the eyeshadows i bought back when i first started to get into makeup. That’s 7 years ago. Somehow i don’t think my eyeshadow has been sitting all that inert for 7 years! After a bit of sniffing a very large  (kind of odd smelling) chunk of my blush/bronzer/illuminator/eyeshadow collection has gone into the bin.

I followed this and my nose as a rule while sorting out. I did of course keep a few of the items i just cannot bear to part with but on the whole everything looks a lot more manageable now.

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