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Confessions of a Makeup Hoarder: My Upstairs Bathroom Makeup and Perfume Haul!

This was what I found in my upstairs bathroom.  I usually only keep 'emergency' makeup here

This was what I found in my upstairs bathroom. I usually only keep ’emergency’ makeup here

Like I promised in my original blog post, I am going to start whittling down my GINORMOUS makeup collection.

My makeup purge-a-thon started with a cleaning of my upstairs bathroom. I rarely use this bath and keep just a minimal (for me) amount of ’emergency makeup’ there. I also have things I had forgotten about stashed in that room and my bedroom, too.

a peek into my upstairs bathroom

a peek into my upstairs bathroom

While I was at it, I decided to clean my bedroom as well. Until this week I had not slept there for about a year and a half-ish. I was on bedrest during my pregnancy, then recovering from the c-section- so the sofa was where I lived.

The makeup purge of my ‘small emergency stash’ in the bathroom turned up:

-5 different eyeshadow palettes
-37 lipsticks/lip glosses
-a dozen or more eye liners
-8 different mascaras
-A BRAND NEW IN BOX Bimatoprost (Latisse) eyelash growth medicine!

omg!  this stuff is SO pricey!  I can't believe I lost a brand new box of it!

omg! this stuff is SO pricey! I can’t believe I lost a brand new box of it!

-BRAND NEW Michael Kors perfume (xmas gift)
-Urban Decay Honey body powder- also BRAND NEW
-2 tweezerman tweezers
-7 different makeup pencil sharpeners
-4 eyebrow pencil/gel thingies
-Hard Candy blush
-assorted expired eye and face creams
-3 concealers
-MAC pigments
-a ton of makeup brushes (foundation, eyeliner, shadow, blenders, lip brushes)

I am very proud of myself- I was able to throw away all but 2 of the eyeshadow palettes (brand new Stila and an Urban Decay palette I thought I lost), the blush, most concealers, 80 percent of the brushes, all the mascara, eye creams, etc.

my garbage bag:  PROOF that I tossed stuff away

my garbage bag: PROOF that I tossed stuff away

BRAND NEW (from Xmas) Stila eyeshadow palette and other things

BRAND NEW (from Xmas 2013)”Bring Out Your Glam” Stila eyeshadow palette and other things

I was still left with a pretty impressive haul, including an amazing assortment of 15 lipsticks and glosses that I forgot I had. I had 2 of a particular color, which is a testimony to my sick hoarding habits.

the 'keepers'- lip products

the ‘keepers’- lip products

BATHROOM LIPSTICK/LIPPIE/LIP GLOSS HAUL!

BATHROOM LIPSTICK/LIPPIE/LIP GLOSS HAUL!

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WHY do I have 2 in the same exact color?!?!?

WHY do I have 2 in the same exact color?!?!?

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the one on right is a MAC that I’d been searching for

Yeah… keep in mind, this is my SMALL stash. I’m really worried about what I will find when I clean out the downstairs bathroom.

Urban Decay Honey (lickable) body powder- was still new in it's packaging!

Urban Decay Honey (lickable) body powder- was still new in it’s packaging!

A brand new (was still in package, too) Michael Kors perfume- my fave

A brand new (was still in package, too) Michael Kors perfume- my fave

My makeup addiction is out of control. I have to also say that I am very pleased that I did this purge. It was getting ridiculous. I don’t even wear makeup much anymore since this baby was born.

Well, at least the bathroom and my bedroom got a cleaning while I was at it…

my newly tidied bedroom

my newly tidied bedroom

my little cleaning/purging helper

my little cleaning/purging helper

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L’Oreal Glossy Balm Review- #240 Pink Me Up! Plus- How I shop for makeup while the baby escapes the cart-

L'Oreal Glossy Balm in 240 PINK ME UP

L’Oreal Glossy Balm in 240 PINK ME UP

I have huge lips, which makes it imperative that I keep them from looking like crusty, cracked face flappers.

While I ADORE shopping at Sephora and Ulta and the MAC counter, this fact remains:

I live in a small town, I have a wailing baby, and most of my shopping treks are to the drugstore or grocer’s.

The rest of my shopping is done online, when Maisie is passed out.

L’Oreal Glossy Balm was a pleasant surprise.  I chose #240 Pink Me Up mostly because it looked cute and I could grab it before the baby tried to climb out of the shopping cart and onto my head.  I would have purchased more colors, but I feared for my child’s safety, as she is not a very good judge of heights and still doesn’t understand that gravity can cause owwies.

The pigment was lovely and sheer, staying power was good for a light gloss.  The best part for people like me who tend to get that gross lip crud buildup (is there a name for it?) on our lips- NO buildup, nada, nothing.  It kept my lips supple and didn’t smear all over my face when the kid tried to wipe off the strange color on Mommy’s lips.

I’d buy more, if I could get to the drugstore again without worrying about her escaping the shopping cart.

A photo of my entire face with the glossy balm on the lips.

A photo of my entire face with the glossy balm on the lips. I look like I have a Daisy Duke “Dukes of Hazzard” vibe going on today-minus the politically incorrect Confederate flag.