I love collecting beauty products. For some reason, I seem to get mascara from everywhere. Despite giving them away, I still always seem to have 40-50 on hand. A lot may be thinking that would be a great problem to have. The problem is mascara does not last forever. If I do not eventually use them, they will go bad before they ever see the light of day. My last mascara, Too Faced Better than Sex, was tossed weeks ago. I have not used one since. It is time to open another one, so I can actually use some of this amazing mascara stash of mine.
Most of my mascaras are minis, which I prefer. I throw them away as suggested right around the three month mark. Even in mini size, I have never used one completely up by then. The full sized ones, with the exception of my precious (Definicils) came in kits, subscription boxes or for my birthday (CK One from Ulta). Why on earth would I buy Definicils despite having so many mascaras? It is my all time favorite mascara, so I pick it up at times when I need something to grab for a Lancome GWP. We all know Lancome is one of the three GWP kings. I will touch back on that in a different article (and link it here once I’ve written it). Now, let’s get back to the topic at hand, Mascara!
My hands are not the best, so I have a love/hate relationship with nail polish. On the one hand (sorry that I could not help the pun), unkempt hands get ignored. That way, no one notices them. At the same time, all hands look better with a nice manicure and a little polish. Yes, more people will notice them, but at least they will look as good as they can. So, I invite all of you on my journey to keep my rough, man-hands polished as much as possible. I’ve joined a nail polish challenge and plan to paint my nails at least once a week for the remainder of 2015.
Nail polish Saturday will be my new “thing.” I started collecting nail polish in May 2013. Prior to that, I only owned a couple of older bottles that I tossed when my new collection started. That means my current collection is all less than two years old with some being very near the two year mark and others that just arrived today. My newest haul from Julep just came in with two polishes and a plush pout. Of course, I will always swatch new items for you.