Survived a Move, New Storage and My Faithful Cosmetics Companions

edited to include a link to a detailed review of eye shadow duo.  7/2/2013

I was originally going to do post about how I was gearing up to move from the Big City to the Burbs, and chronicling how I carefully put together a small cache of essentials to last me for a few weeks.    I had grand thoughts of swatching some key items that I felt were essential.  But then I got lazy and life just got nuts.  We had moved in June from out of the country, back to the US and then geared up to move again in the autumn.  Just too much going on.

I lived a nomadic existence for a few weeks until we moved in our house.  During that time, I packed one box of makeup and put the rest into storage.  (Okay, you got me there.  It was a men's shoe box so it was pretty large)  Basically, I randomly threw a bunch of things into the box.  I didn't miss all that many things in storage and it was surprising to me.  For me, out of sight really is out of mind.

I did enjoy several beauty items that I wore pretty much the whole time.  (Why did I even pack so much?!)


Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle foundation in Chestnut Milk Parfait
Rouge Bunny Rouge Duo Eyeshadow in A Major Fis Minor (aka, When Birds Are Singing Long-Lasting Duo Eyeshadow) (detailed review here!)
Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Skin Blush in Orpheline (detailed review here!)
Rouge Bunny Rouge Color Burst Lipstick in Whim of Mine
Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Kohl in Vera (detailed review here!)
Whatever mascara was lying about (not pictured)

Everything easy and neutral, with a pop of color with the blush.


Swatches of Whim of Mine, Eye shadow duo (dark/light), Orpheline Blush, Vera eye kohl in crap indoor artificial lighting

I will edit with links to reviews when I get to them.  (meaning, maybe never)  These are some of my most well-loved items in my tightly curated collection.  COUGH COUGH COUGH.

Pictured above is the biggest perk (belly-beauty wise) involved with this move: the opportunity to set up a vanity.  This has been a long-held wish of mine, but was hard to fulfill in an apartment.  Anyway, here it is.

Do you see anything up there that you'd like me to show you?

When life gets overwhelmingly crazy, do you stick to your beauty routines or go lean and mean?

Thanksgiving & a Little Break

Rouge Bunny Rouge Feline Gaze Eye Kohl in Vera