I’m a huge fan of RMS Beauty. I love their Buriti cream bronzer, Living Luminizer was my favorite cream highlighter until I discovered Tata Harper’s Very Illuminating, and their “Un” Cover-Up is a really solid multi-tasker. Besides those three products, I think RMS is most known for their Lip2Cheek products which I meant to try earlier but never got around to doing. However, when I saw they had discontinued Curious ($36), the one Lip2Cheek shade that interested me, I knew I had to hunt it down and try it before it completely disappeared forever.
Would this qualify as a capsule collection? Not counting nail polishes but including brushes and tools my current collection totals 35 pieces. I feel like capsule collections are usually even smaller than this but I’m quite satisfied with how much I’ve eliminated from my makeup stash over the past two years. For a girl who started with 100+ blushes, 100+ lipsticks, and dozens of eye shadow palettes and highlighters, I think I’ve come a long way.
I’ve been gradually purging makeup since 2014 in an effort to streamline my makeup regimen. It had gotten to the point where I felt burdened by the sheer amount of makeup I owned. When I realized I could literally use a different blush or lipstick everyday for four months straight with no repeats I decided I needed to make a change. A kinder person (or an enabler) would’ve called me a makeup collector but the truth was I was a makeup hoarder. Even though I had so much makeup, I was really only using a handful of products regularly. I decided then and there that I had to edit my stash, keep only the items that I truly love and use, and get rid of everything else.
Letting go was, and is, a constant struggle especially when it comes to purging limited edition makeup but I’ve done it and I have no regrets. If you’re considering purging but feel hesitant, just know that the process gets easier the more you do it. It’s the first step that’s the most difficult.
You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been blogging much lately and that’s mainly because of two reasons: (1) I had family visiting this past month so I couldn’t blog and (2) my makeup routine has remained pretty consistent.
I think I’m in the final round of the purging process and I’ve nearly sold off all the makeup I’d been hoarding and not using. Now I feel like I’ve whittled down my makeup collection to the handful of products that I really love and use. Continue reading
I decided to take a chance and try two of the newer Wet n Wild Color Icon blushes. The last time I owned any Wet n Wild blushes they still came in the silver gray compacts so it’s definitely been awhile. But I’ve been hearing a lot of raves about the new Rosé Champagne shade so when CVS ran a promo on Wet n Wild last week I decided it was time to get some.
The blushes were $3.19 each at CVS.
Ever since NouveauCheap posted about NYC shutting down their various social media channels the other day, people within the beauty community have been in a mild panic. I say mild because NYC isn’t a super popular brand, so they’re not going to get the type of reaction that a brand like Revlon or Maybelline would if they closed their Twitter or Facebook pages.
Although NYC is a lesser known brand there are some cult favorites such as the Sunny bronzer, Sheer Red and Retro Red lipsticks but otherwise NYC has pretty much flown under the radar all these years. Personally, I’ve always loved their In a Minute Quick Dry nail polishes and I’ve mentioned them quite a lot on my blog in the past. So, of course, I was caught up in the frenzy wondering whether or not NYC is closing shop for good or if they’re just rebranding and preparing for a relaunch soon.
I’ve been faithful to their nail polishes but I really haven’t looked at any of NYC’s makeup products in a long time. If the brand’s indeed being discontinued I figured now’s as good a time as any to finally get around to trying the NYC items that I kept putting off. I’ve been really curious about the Lovatics by Demi Lip & Cheek Tints ever since I saw EmilyNoel83 review them on her channel, so I purchased two shades from Walmart for $3.57 each.