MONTHLY ARCHIVES: September 2011
Its the first of the month, so you know what that means… its REESE RAVES for
This is based on my experience at IMATS, so don’t take this as gospel. Also every IMATS is different so some of this stuff might not even apply to your closest IMATS show, but its probably the best I’ve come up for the Sydney IMATS. Also, I spoke to a lot of girls at the show and I’ve collaborated some of what they’ve said.
This year’s Sydney IMATS was a lot of fun! Not only did I meet some great girls, I bought a lot of stuff and came home with some change. So, I guess everyone is wondering what I bought.
Let me just start by saying I don’t like calling these kinds of posts “hauls”. I don’t know why, but it just sounds like I’m bragging and I surely don’t like to brag.
I bought a lot but I came home with some change.
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So another IMATS year had been and gone and let me tell you this year was a lot of fun! There was maybe three people that I sort of met (indirectly) that I didn’t like because they were either rude, unfriendly, unapproachable or full of themselves. (I think I only met one person who was all of the above).
But the whole day was a BLAST! I got to meet so many new people. I met Rosie and Cassie who are not only beautiful on YouTube, they’re actually beautiful in real life. I was really surprised how friendly everyone was.
I was really looking forward to meeting Steph but our paths just didn’t cross this year, which is sad. But we’ll keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter and text til next year.
Also BIG hello to Tamieka, who I met at the Inglot booth. Honestly one of the nicest chicks I met today.
If anyone was wondering where I got my makeup from, its from SleekMakeUp.COM. They weren’t at the show and I’m really surprised that maybe only two other people I met today knew of them. Get on them people. They are AMAZING!
In the lead up to October, I thought I”d put together my top 10 beauty staples. These are the things I use daily and if I was completely honest, I’d say something corny like “I can’t live without these products.
I’ve decided to participate in a month-long challenge called Buy Nothing New which runs for the month of October, when you don’t buy anything new for a whole month (food excluded obviously) to reduce waste and ultimately save a shitload of money. Also its really great for the environment because you’re not going to be throwing out as much.
But I decided to put my own spin on it and decided to do it but with my beauty products, also known as Project 10 Pan. For those who don’t know what Project 10 Pan is, its just this: You pick your top 10 go-to products and only stick with those ten items until they’re absolutely empty.
In my case, I’m going to be picking my top ten and sticking to them for the 31 days of October for the Buy Nothing New challenge. Goodness only knows I need to this, especially after how much I spent at Sydney IMATS. I can save some money and use up all my products instead of just half-finishing them. It will take a lot of will power, but I”m determined all in the name of the environment, my own discipline and to save some money.
Today M.A.C released their newest collection, Styledriven.
Here I thought I’d quickly check it out on the way home from work, but instead I couldn’t help but purchase THREE of the lip products (of course, all pink): Lipglass in ‘Full Speed Ahead’, Lipcreme in ‘Love Forever’ and Lip pencil in ‘More To Love’.
I have been a dedicated and loyal Clinique customer for a long time, but it happens every once in a while when I’ve used a product for years and one day my skin just throws a tantrum and says no more.
I’ve been using Clinique’s 3 Step system for a while now and in the last couple of months my skin has just given up and refuses to co-operate anymore. It all started when I used the toner (Step 2) and broke out in a rash on my neck. At the time I didn’t know it was the Clinique. I thought I had an allergic reaction to something else. The rash got worse and worse by the day and started blistering and one day it also started bleeding. It was horrible. I stopped using the 3 Step immediately because it would only aggravate my skin further. I thought I’d much rather have my skin break out from the lack of cleansing, toning and moisturising than this rash get any worse. READ MORE
It was only after the rash cleared up and I started using the 3 Step again when I realised it was Clinique that wasn’t working for me.
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Furthermore, just because I have an opinion on a particular subject does not mean I think consumers are evil for buying their products. So don’t email me or comment saying I’m arrogant or calling me weird and wonderful names. I have my family and friends who use the mentioned brands and I don’t think they’re evil.
When I first started getting into beauty blogging I didn’t really think twice about what to blog about. I wanted to blog about everything and anything that made you feel and look good, made you feel beautiful on the inside and out, and of course was good for you.
One thing I knew was that I didn’t want to write about products that harmed animals or did any sort of animal testing.