Houston, I Think We Have a Problem

You would think that since my blog has been generally so quiet, that I am also very quiet with my makeup purchases.

You would be wrong.  Oh so very wrong.  You know what's funny?  I thought I mostly made peace with my drunken sailor spending ways and that there would be a kind of a self-leveling mechanism inherent in me that would attempt to moderate my spending.  I see more accurately now that releasing my metaphoric valve on spending seems to allow a build up of spending to a really epic proportion.  I mean woah.

During the Sephora Employee Appreciation event, where a really wonderful MUAer shared a code with me, I was really restrained and purchased:
  • Beauty Blender Solid Soap (repurchase) - since I'm about done with my old one.
  • MUFE clear brow gel - since returned since it doesn't seem to hold my bizarro bionic brow hairs.
  • Jin Soon nail polish in Cookie White - made it look like I was wearing Wite Out, so also returned.
As I patted myself on the back about returning things, I started to ponder further on the things I've been purchasing recently.  And then the feeling of UH OH HOUSTON set it.

This is a pretty accurate representation of a few months worth of spending (probably missing some skincare repurchases).

Stuff I recently purchased:
  • THREE 4D eye shadow quad in 1 Party Monster - everything desaturates on me!
  • THREE 4D eye shadow quad in 2 My Blue Heaven - everything desaturates on me!
  • THREE 4D eye shadow quad in 3 Astro Girl - everything desaturates on me!
  • THREE blush in Divine Radiance
  • THREE blush in Into the Aether
  • Visee Nudy Rich Eyes BE-5
  • THREE Shimmering Glow Duo 1
  • Serge Lutens Sa Majeste La Rose - well, it's darn gorgeous and discounted on Amazon!
  • SUQQU Blend Color Eye Shadow in Sakurakaba 05
  • SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipstick in Kyoganoko 02
  • Chanel nail polish in Sweet Star
  • Tom Ford Eye Color quad in Cocoa Mirage
  • Tom Ford Eye Color quad in Nude Dip - tell you the truth, it's just okay.
  • Tom Ford cream eye shadow in Platinum - (repurchase) I love having this again
  • Cle de Peau concealer in Almond (repurchase)
  • Clinque Airflash concealer (repurchase)
  • Anastasia Clear Brow Gel - because require more bionic brow power
  • Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Granite - for tinted bionic brow power
  • Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in Urban Nude - I returned this, instantly regretting my "OH MY GOD LIMITED ONE DAY EDITION" purchase.  Horrid unflattering color on me.
  • Surratt Artistique Brushes - Face, Cheek, 2 eye shadow ones
  • Surratt Lipslique in Piccadille
  • SUQQU trio in Aoruri (which was a generous gift)
  • Sisley Black Rose Mask
  • Several Chikuhodo Artist Red brushes
Wait, there's more.  These are en route to me:
  • Wantable November Beauty box
  • SUQQU Christmas Kit A
  • RMK eye shadow brush E
  • SUQQU eye liner brush C
  • SUQQU Makeup Base Creamy
  • Eve Lom Cleaner (repurchase)
  • Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser (repurchase)
  • Eve Lom Rescue Mask (repurchase)
  • Eve Lom Travel Kit (repurchase)
  • Tom Ford stick foundation (repurchase)
  • Charlotte Tilbury First Love blush
  • Chanel JC in Rose Ecrin
  • Guerlain Rouge G Garance
  • Guerlain Rouge G Gracia
Analysing my purchases even further, I see I am very motivated by various discount and gift card events.  Many of these purchases were based on the recently conclude Sephora VIB event, a Bergdorf Goodman on line gift card event and things like that.

What is the point of this post?  Add to the insult that there is never a real point to any of my posts, I find putting it on paper a veritable eye opener.  Of course there is a high financial value associated with each purchase.  Equally clear is just the vast number of items I'm accumulating in a short few months' worth of time.

I worry from time to time that my beauty spending gets motivated by running Wondegondigo.  Considering a lack of updates, I seem to be more motivated by mindless consumption even more so!  Well, my friends, here is another look at the deep dark underbelly of makeup consumption.  I've looked very deep and it turns out that I don't look so good!

Added
I'm going to turn this frown upside down.  On this day, I pledge to properly blog post about each and every single item on this list (if not already covered) and from that point onwards, I can recommence the spending.  *Drunken whoooop!* 

This will increase my rate of blogging, so I can buy again to my heart's content... maybe?  Maybe it will make be think of blogging as a real burden and a nightmare and quit?  Do you remember a while back, I had a blog bucket list that I was checking off before I skedaddled?  I smell someping.

The "rules" are:
  • post about every single thing, unless returned.
  • can group similar items together where it makes sense.  for instance combining an Eve Lom cleanser with Clinique Airflash concealer smells like a cheat.
  • during the duration, any real repurchases for empties (like cleanser or something) is a ok.  a girl's got to wash her face, you know?
  • continue to stretch the rules for my ebil porpoises.
Beginning blogging transmission.....beeeeeeeeeeep.

Swatch Set - Surratt Surrealiste Skin Concealer

Surratt Surrealiste Skin Concealer