Tag Archives: saving money

Cost of Beautification

3 Aug

Ever added up all those bills from makeup counters, department stores, or drugstores?

It is said that the average American woman (I’m going to pretend that this can be applied to Canadian women) spend about $200 – 15000 on cosmetics a year.

I have never put together all my cosmetics purchases in a year but I can definately tell you that I do spend quite a bit on makeup, nails, and tools. The range where the costs would fall in would be about $200 – 700 a year. I’m not a HUGE brand name buyer (nor do I plan to be one) so I usually end up spending most of my money on drugstore makeup and trying out different drugstore variety items. The only things that I get from department stores are face products and sometimes an eye product (gel liner from Clinique or MAC). But I generally stay away from higher end makeup because I know I won’t be able to afford it AND I would be really scared to use it.

Here’s to saving up money for makeup!

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I broke the rules…

25 Jan

Yes I admit! I broke the rules for Project 10 pan! I didn’t finish my project and yet I went and bought more. >.< I know! I’m such a bad kid! So these are the items that I bought…

 NYX Loose Eyeshadows in Yellow Gold and Rust, and the glitter in Gold for my New Years makeup look. Year of the Tiger Inspired!

 A Maybelline ColorSensation Lipstick in Pink Please.

Now the swatches… it didn’t turn out as good as I wanted it to but it works.

So from the left is Maybelline’s Pink Please, NYX Rust, NYX Gold, and NYX Gold glitter.

The yellow isn’t as vibrant as the rust because I took out too much rust. >.< Bad me. But I suppose it was worth it… I spent $21.00 on everything basially. A good deal?

I wanted to buy Maybellines Dream Mousse blush but they didn’t have any but I would have liked to test out its features.
Anyways, today has been a blah day and I hope that things will get better sooner or later. Back to work then.