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Letting Go...

*cue music* "It's so haarrrdddddd to say goodbyyyyyeeeeee to yesterdayyyyyyyy eeeeeeeee"

I know, I know. Don't give up my night job.

This topic is very interesting to me. Even before this beauty blogger journey started I was the type to try to find every which way possible to make products work. Not quite hoarder status...but not far from. Throwing something away was the absolute last resort. Well, since working with Moden Makeup, I've come to the harsh realisation that I have too many things to try for this to continue. Wherever possible, I pass things on to someone that could put it to good use but unfortunately some things do have to be tossed. The silver lining here is hopefully I discover those items fast enough so I can make sure you don't waste your money too.

Here a few things I'm finally giving up on and why.

Casualty: e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner
Reason: Dried up inna jiffy


Yeah, that happened. This is especially sad because the colour is gorgeous.


Casualty: Revlon Colorburst lipgloss '020 Papaya'
Reason: Made my lips peel


Great colour (if you're into that sortta thing), great pigmentation, nice applicator, no overly offensive smell but me and something in this just can't get along. SPF is usually the culprit when my lips react to a product; that's not listed anywhere on this packaging.

Casualty: e.l.f Duo Eye Shadow Cream 'Black Licorice'
Reason: It's a greasy hot mess


This was simply too emollient to use as a base, instant creasing. It was so shiny it could pass for a lipgloss. No, I didn't try it

Casualty: Revlon ColorStay 12 Hour Eyeshadow quads
Reason: They blend away too easily

L - R 'Blushed Wines', 'Spring Moss', 'Stonewash Denim'

Ladies, meet my first ever powder eyeshadows. Obviously at the time, late teens, I thought these were great. The pigmentation is good but upon blending they all pretty much merge into one. Please note that Revlon has recently repacked their ColorStay eyeshadows and I will be keeping just one of these to compare the formula with a new quad that Heidi gave me.

Hopefully this has inspired some of you to just toss those items that aren't working for you. The best part: "spring cleaning" is always followed by shopping! Be sure to follow this blog for more posts in this series. 

p.s. Revlon and e.l.f make numerous products that I like. These are just my experiences with the products mentioned.

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