Beauty

How Many Years of Eyeshadow Do I Own?

Hey all, happy Friday!  Hope all is well where you are!  Currently, I am snuggled up on the couch, both Xandria and Lillith passed out and playing Tremors in the background.  But that is not what this post is about, nope.  Today I thought I would share a rough guestimate of how many years of eyeshadow I currently own.  Now, this was not my idea or formulation.  I learned about it through Jessica Lee, Amanda D., and Paula on YouTube.  They are currently going through their collections and guestimating, thanks to a Reddit user who came up with the formula.

I thought this was such a cool idea and hopefully a real eye-opening little experiment.  Now, safe to say, and honestly thank God, I do not own as much makeup as the girls.  All of their videos are linked for your convenience on their names.  Throughout the years that I have been doing makeup, I have gotten rid of a ton of makeup, not realizing it had a name (aka Decluttering).  I’ve thrown a lot of makeup away and given away a lot of makeup to friends.  I don’t want to know how much makeup I have wasted on doing that alone.

Jessica just recently did an updated version of how many eyeshadows she owns, even though her original video was done only a few months ago, and she is currently on her 16th or 17th month of a No-Buy.  So why did she have to redo it??  Well, unfortunately, she as cleaning out an area in her house and found JARS of mineral eyeshadows.  Like actual jars.  I want to say her total now is over 200 years of eyeshadow.  It is absolutely insane!

But we are not here today to talk about Jessica’s numbers, nor Paula’s or Amanda’s.  We are here to talk about mine.  Now, although it is nowhere NEAR their numbers, it is still a large number for me personally.  Most of my eyeshadows are in palette form, I own very little singles.  Trust me, I use to have a ton but gave them all away to friends.  So with all of the palettes and singles, my number came to…. drum roll, please…

8.993976489 years of eyeshadow.  Yep.  Just under 9 years worth of eyeshadow.  With this formula, it is calculating me wearing 5 eyeshadows per look, wearing eyeshadow 6 days a week.  I will link my spreadsheet here for you if you’d like to take a look.  Now again, this is just a guestimation, could be more, could be less.  But this is more to help give a realization of how much makeup is in my or even your collection.  Do I need to have 9 years worth of eyeshadow on hand?  Absolutely not!  However, this helped me see that I won’t need to purchase any more eyeshadows for a good while, which helps me save money!

Another thing this helped me realize, is my makeup addiction is really starting to get under control.  Not this year, but the year before I was VIB Rouge Status.  That means I spent over $1000 at Sephora.  That doesn’t include Ulta.  I’ve been steering away from Sephora and using Ulta more because they carry drugstore brands.  This year, I’m not even going to hit VIB Status with Sephora and I could not be happier.

I would really like to hear about how many years of eyeshadow you have in your collection.  All you have to do is click on the spreadsheet, then make a copy.  It’ll save it to your computer/smartphone on Google Docs and then you can edit it with your current collection.  The other products I’m really interested in to see how many years I own are my lipsticks and my highlighters.  Possibly foundations as well, since I have about 10 or 11 of them.

Well, I know this was a bit shorter of a post, but I hope you still found it interesting.  If you ended up calculating your collection, let me know what your numbers are in the comments!  Was it eye-opening for you?  Or were you not surprised?  That will do it for this post.  I hope you have a great weekend and I will talk to you guys on Monday!

Beauty, Lifestyle

Current Loves & Life Update

Hey lovelies, hope all is going well on this fine Wednesday where ever you are.  Today, I thought I would share some products that I’ve been loving lately from shopping my stash and some life updates since I’ve been so inconsistent with my posts.  First off, how are all of you?  What’s been happening with you all?  If you live in America or celebrate American Thanksgiving, can you believe it is next week?  I am not ready!  Although, I am ready to eat some delicious foods!  Anyway, let’s get on with it!

Currently, I’ve been working on the FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Foundation mixing it with the C.Y.O. Long-Lasting Lifeproof Foundation.  I really love the combination, the finish, and wear time.  However, with it finally being fall up here in Seattle heading into winter, the FLOWER foundation is running too dark, even mixing it with the C.Y.O. foundation.  So, I’ve pulled out my Fiona Stiles Matte Finish Foundation Concentrate and boy do I NEVER want to part from it.  Unfortunately, I’m not 100% sure if Fiona Stiles is a cruelty-free brand.  So, I’m just going to be cherishing this bad boy.

The next product is my Anastasia Beverly Hills SUBCULTURE Palette.  Yes, yes, the ever so controversial ABH palette.  I love my palette.  As you can clearly see.  The pan for Roxy may be empty, but I still have it.  I just mixed it with a peach shade to make a FrankenBlush.  However, I still have great pan in Dawn & Mercury.  The look I’ve been wearing with this palette gives me such fall vibes.  I’ve been taking a mixture of New Wave & Edge into the crease, then taking a touch of Mercury & Fudge into the crease but more concentrated.  Then running those colors along my lower lash line.  Probably one of my favorite looks that I’ve pulled out from this palette.

Another product I’ve pulled out from my collection and can’t put it down is my Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in 01 Be My Highlight.  Oh my gosh, I truly forgot how beautiful this highlighter is on my skin.  When I’ve seen videos by Charlotte Tilbury talking about her Film Star Bronze & Glow Contour Palette and talking about how the highlight gives the skin a soft candlelight glow, that’s what I think of for this highlighter on my skin tone.  And it was less than $5.  Seriously, I just want to bathe in this highlighter.  Is that possible?

One makeup item that I never thought I would truly see a difference, let alone be obsessed with is a setting spray.  Honestly, most setting sprays I have used tend to give the same effect, do the same thing.  However, Taylor raved about the Catrice Prime and Fine Dewy Glow Setting Spray and holy shitzies.  Makeup game changing.  So much so that I currently have 4 backups.  It melts all of the powders together so beautifully and gives such a dewy, healthy finish, it looks like I’m not wearing face makeup.  Good Lord, love, love, love!

Lastly is a lip product.  I’ve really missed wearing black lipstick.  Black lipstick has always been my jam, so much so that I own several different black lip products.  However, the one I have been reaching for the most is my Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Tar Pit.  Hands down the best black liquid lipstick formula I have found.  It is not drying on the lips and super comfortable.  The wear time is pretty good as well!

Now onto what’s been going on/new with me and the girls.  Work wise, nothing too crazy has been going on.  It is starting to pick up again with the holiday’s approaching.  Both the girls are doing well.  Lillith’s skin is finally healing up a bit moving from the heat of the summer to the coolness of winter.  Poor thing, it’s almost like she is allergic to life.

For me, personal life has been amazing.  I actually finally found someone which is insane for me to say.  I’ve been single for about 7 1/2 years.  Yes, you read that correctly, 7 and a half years.  I haven’t been intimate with anyone in over 5 years.  I have been focusing on myself, bettering myself, figuring out my priorities.  I finally decided that I wanted to get back into the game and I instantly found him.  How similar we are and how many “coincidences” there are between us, is almost uncanny.  Love at first sight, for sure, even though I never thought that would happen to me.

End of April we are planning on moving in together and in about a year or two, we plan on moving to Texas.  We have also been planning a few other things, but we are just taking our time and just going to go with the flow of how everything pans out.  He’s so wonderful and I have never been treated like this before.  Makes me realize I have only ever dated boys and not a man.  I definitely don’t regret my previous relationships because I wouldn’t be where and who I am today without the past shaping me.

So other than that, everything else has been going great.  Being in this relationship has been tricky just in finding a balance, figuring out how to fit all of my “before him” activities and duties to coincide well with him.  Do you know what I mean?

Well, I think I have blabbered on enough, wouldn’t you say?  Now I would like to hear from you guys!  What have you been up to lately?  What products have you rediscovered in your collection and have been loving?  Is there anything new and exciting going on in your personal life?  Let me know in the comments!  Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time!