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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Make Up Bag: January 2015

In an attempt to try and stop myself gravitating towards the same few things in my make up collection I've decided to try something new. I'm going to pick out a few things each month that I either haven't been reaching for or that are new, and try to use them every day. At the end of each month I can then part with them if they don't work for me or keep hold of them to keep on using if I love them.

Collection Shimmer Shades in Blushalicious
This has been in my collection for a really long time (probably longer than it should have been) and I loved it but stopped using it for some reason. I like that the four shades are large enough to use individually, with the light pink shade being my favourite and I can't really believe this found its way to the back of my blush drawer for so long. 

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara 
For Christmas I received one of the Soap & Glory gift sets and this mascara was one of the things inside. I'm not really sure what I was expecting, but I definitely wasn't expecting to love it and I really do. It gives me very natural looking fluttery lashes that don't look clumpy or have that horrible crispy feeling.

Stila Lip Glaze in Glow*
I received this in my January Birchbox* and I've been curious about this cult gloss formula for a while so I couldn't resist trying it straight away. So...I don't get it. It's insanely sticky & there's not really any colour, just a lot of glitter. The packaging is great though, I like the clicky up tube and you can see exactly how much is left in there. I have to say I'm pretty disappointed, I thought it was going to be amazing.

I'd love to know which products are in your make up bag right now!

Jennie
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64 comments:

  1. I love Soap and Glory Thick & Fast!!! My favourite thing in my makeup bag has to be the Soap & Glory Archery 2-in-1 brow filler! It's so easy to use and I never feel ready to leave my house until I have filled my brows in even a tiiiiny bit :)

    ChrissyLilly x

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  2. What a great idea. I had an idea for a similar monthly post, to try and get me to change up my makeup more as I'm terrible at doing that!! I have been told to try the Soap & Glory mascara but I don't like the look of the brush. I also love the look of the Collection blush quad.
    x x | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. It's quite a large brush, definitely a love/hate kind of thing I think! xo

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  3. I really love your make up bag! I've been wanting to try the collection blusher for a while now, it sounds so nice! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  4. I do love trying new mascaras! I'd quite like to try this one. ;)

    Tara x

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  5. They look so pretty and I want to try the shimmer blush thing from Collection as they look amazing.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  6. the blushes look lovely! how bad that the gloss was not right for you... i haaate sticky glosses, can't deal with them. lovely photography! xx

    www.thefunkypath.blogspot.com

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  7. i always adore your photography so much, i wish mine compared!

    Zoe

    www.zoewithumlauts.com

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  8. I absolutely love the Thick & Fast mascara too! I've recently lost mine so I really need to pick up a replacement.

    Catherine, xo || Lady Liquor

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  9. That Collection 2000 one... is that the one I sent for your birthday a few years ago? :-D xx

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    1. Ahh YES it is! Still love it <3

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  10. This is a great idea just to get some value for your money and actually use your product. I really love the blushers and how large they are, so many different colours and shades which you can use individually. It'd also be a cool idea to do a post with your make up of the day using these products just to show the effect they have! :)

    Ellen

    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. Ooh that's a great idea, thank you! ox

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  11. I've been using the Thick and Fast for years. I got my first one in one of the Soap and Glory gift sets and I haven't used another mascara since. Also, when you buy the full size one (in the gift sets they're smaller) they last for ages!

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  12. Bourjois Shine lipstick, Vichy Teint Ideal foundation and Oriflame eye liner, pretty much basic (-:

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    1. Ooh the foundation sounds lovely, I like Vichy a lot! x

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  13. Iv used the Collection Shimmer shade and loved it! So pretty x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. They're all such pretty colours <3

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  14. This is such a great idea, I want to try something similar but with samples to use them up, I was thinking of maybe using like a little jar or something so I remember to use them! By the way, I recognise the background of your photo - it's the My Little Box laptop sleeve :) xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk | Check out my 100 follower GIVEAWAY

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    1. That sounds like a great idea! Ahh it is indeed - good eye <3 xx

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  15. Great timing, I've been looking for a new mascara to try as I've just said goodbye to lash extensions (sob!). Thanks for the recommendation xo
    www.Lovedbylaura.com

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  16. I love S&G Thick and Fast! I've been using it since I got it in a Christmas box a few years ago (obviously not same specific tube!!) but I love it. I've been using my ELF brow kit a lot recently too.

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  17. I need to start doing this. I have a whole bag of bits but only ever pull out the same products. I love Soap & Glory but don't personally find the mascara really works for me. I'm still on the hunt for my perfect mascara!

    Lisa xo | otweek.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's a good way to make sure everything gets used! ox

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  18. I definitely need to do this! I had high hopes for the S&G mascara, but I'm not a fan so far! xxx

    mariasmakeupxo@blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. I think it's definitely a love/hate kind of thing! xo

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  19. Such a good idea! I have so much neglected make-up that I need to either use of get rid of. x

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    1. It's a good way to decide whether you want to keep things <3

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  20. I agree with you so much about the stila lipgloss! I remember using them when I was younger, YEARS ago before others could really compete. I think the love for this product is just a bit outdated.

    Batty4Beauty.com

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  21. This is a fun feature that I'm looking forward to you continuing! I'm in the process of witting down my makeup bag and I'm trying to have just a few, good quality products that I use consistently.

    Also, interesting review of the Stila Lip Glaze! I personally don't really like too sparkly lips, plus the way you described it as so sticky ... it just sounds awful. Thanks for the tip!

    xx Kathryn
    http://www.throughthethicket.ca

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    1. The sparkles aren't very flattering, it's not the best formula which is a shame because I thought it would be amazing! ox

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  22. I love that mascara! I wasn't expecting too either (I don't know why!) but it's really good x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. The wand doesn't look like anything special, but it's lovely <3

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  23. I'm another fan of Thick & Fast! I think the packaging is deceptive!
    Catherine xx | Brighton Girl

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  24. I really wish I had picked up that Soap & Glory giftset for myself this Christmas. I got the Jack Wills one (which I love!) but I really want to try that mascara!
    Your make up bag is gorgeous by the way!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  25. I adore Thick & Fast, best mascara I've ever used! What a shame about the Stila lip glaze, I've heard really good things about them as well. How bizarre.
    This sounds like such a good idea for getting better use of your makeup collection :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I was expecting to really love it! xo

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  26. This is a great idea, I should try something like it to show my less-loved items some attention. I'm not usually a fan of lip glosses for that reason, but every now and then I'll find one that works. Good to know the Stila one doesn't seem to be worth trying! xx

    bigfluffycats.blogspot.com

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    1. It's one that I don't understand the hype at all! ox

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  27. I've actually seen that Shimmer Shades Blushalicious Blusher around, but never thought to try it. You make me wonder if I should try it…!

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  28. I really want to try that mascara, their cat eye liner is amazing! Def worth a try:)
    Emma xo | Missemmalouise12.blogspot.ie

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  29. Love the idea of these posts and that blush looks amazing! And so happy to see the makeup bag hehe.. Still fascinates me that it traveled across the world from me to you :)

    rachel x

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    1. Me too! It's so gorgeous, I haven't stopped using it since I opened it! xo

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  30. I am in need of a new mascara and I might give this one a try, although I really really love Maybelline's The Rocket. Right now in my makeup bag I have one too many black eyeliners. They just made their way in my makeup bag and I can't seem to part with any of them.
    Andreea Catsfika

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    1. Maybelline mascaras are so nice! xo

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  31. That blush quad looks very nice.
    Lately I'm trying to finalize a bronzer really old, I have it for years and now I just want to finish it at last.

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    1. It's so nice finally finishing things xo

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  32. Oh, I really don't like sticky lip glosses at all! Especially in winter when the wind always whips my hair around! xxx

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