Friday, October 6, 2017

Everything I Own: Nail Polish, Perfume and Makeup

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I've recently been hooked on minimalism vlogs and blogs. One YouTube channel in particular, Femme Life, inspired me to share what I have in an Everything I Own series. Taking a good luck at what's in my home has helped me declutter even further, rediscover items I want to use more and make future purchasing decisions. It's also helped me avoid the temptation to shop for unnecessary items.

I'm starting with items in my bathroom because that's the easiest. I keep my makeup in a three-drawer storage container. Everything fits except my Carli Bybel palette, which sits on top. Everything listed is cruelty-free except one perfume at the bottom of the post.

Eyes and Brows:

  • NYX Tinted Brow Mascara: I just bought this and I am not sure how I feel about it yet. I previously used a Milani brow gel I wasn't crazy about. I don't currently have a brow pencil because I just used up my ABH Brow Wiz.
  • Ciaté London Wonderwand Intensely Volumizing Mascara: I received this for free from Influenster. I haven't made up my mind about it yet. 
  • Wet N Wild Mega Volume mascara: I don't like this. It's too wet. At this point I'm just using it up.
  • Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara: I love it!
  • Ciaté London Fierce Flicks eyeliner: I have been loving this as well. It's been my go-to lately. It was also sent to me from Influenster for free.
  • NYX Matte Liquid Liner: I only used this a few times before I received the Ciaté liner, so I need to use this more to know how I feel about it.
  • Essence Gel Eye Pencil: I think this is too thick and not smudge proof, which it claims to be. I just want to use this up if I can.


  • BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition 21 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette: This also contains highlighters. I use it for everyday looks. I haven't used the purples in the palette as much as I thought I would.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette: My most used shades are Burnt Orange, Raw Sienna, Primavera, Golden Ochre, Antique Bronze and Cyprus Umber. I have not touched Realgar, which is an orange color. I also have only used Venetian Red a couple of times but I find this purchase to be worth it for all the other shades I listed.
  • Makeup Geek single eyeshadows: I use these the most for everyday makeup. I own Burlesque, Cocoa Bear, Peach Smoothie, Cosmopolitan, Creme Brulee, Shimma Shimma and Glamorous. The biggest dents are in Peach Smoothie and Creme Brulee.

Blushes and Highlighters:

Lip Products:

  • Random lipstick from my grandma. I'm not even sure what brand it is, but it's a nice nude.
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in November and Alyssa: I don't need both of these, but November is almost out. They are so similar.
  • Wet N Wild lipsticks in Dark Wine and Bare It All: One is great for fall and the other for everyday wear. I had Spotlight Red but my toddler somehow got her hands on it and destroyed it. I liked that one for the holidays.
  • e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in Wine: I never use this but I need to this fall. This was sent to me last year by Influenster.


Primer/Setting Spray:

Nail Polish:

Snickerdoodle, Miss Honey, Olive, Prince Cornelius, Das Esspensive XXV and Gumption

I store my nail polish and perfume in the packaging that the Tory Burch perfume came in. It was an easy way to reuse the box without creating more waste. I also keep my nail clippers in there.
  • KL Polish in Snickerdoodle, Miss Honey, Olive, Prince Cornelius, Das Esspensive XXV and Gumption. I love all of these colors. I haven't worn Prince Cornelius yet. It's a new addition along with Olive. I like her polishes because they last longer on me than other polishes.
  • Wet N Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel in It's Sher-bert Day.
  • L.A. Colors Color Craze Nail Polish, Shade 207. I found this at a dollar store. I rarely wear it but I want to use it up. 


  • Flora by Gucci in Generous Violet: I wore this on my wedding day. I still have some left and I want it to last as long as possible.
  • Tory Burch rollerball perfume: I got this as a Valentine's Day gift from Graham. I am not sure if this perfume is cruelty-free, though, or if that is something to consider with perfume. They came in a trio but I'm giving one that hasn't been used to my mom.

What does your collection look like? Do you have a bronzer or brow product you recommend? Let me know in the comments!

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