Thursday, September 24, 2009

Swap Break & No Buy = SUCCESS, COMPLETED!

As you may or may not know I put myself on a Swap Break/ No Buy clothes and makeup for a month. The initial plan was from Aug 22 - Sept 23.... well as a result after looking back at all my bills and receipts I didn't spend anything since Aug 15!!!

It was such a challenge the first few days. I recall the very day I started my challenge was the day a local retailer put all their mascaras 50% off! In addition, I had just opened my backup mascara. But as the days passed I grew to learn more about myself, use old favourites, realize new items (I rarely touched before)... and embrace the money saved :P. Now I'm not saying I spend soooo much money on clothes/makeup (which I don't, hence the thrift shop posts); but I know what items I do need now.

Since my challenge I've reorganized and put aside items I don't need...
I'm purging my makeup and clothing... donating, swapping, sending... possibly selling etc.
So if you're all interested in taking some items off my hands feel to message me :)

If you've been on a swap break let me know your experience. If you haven't, I encourage you to try it even if it's for 2 weeks.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Looking for a dupe before I hitpan

I have a L'Oreal Infinite Wear Quad in Andie's Neutrals.
I'm looking for a dupe of shade "#1" before I hit pan. The e/s is matte and would prefer drugstore... and "poss. HE" e/s matte single.

I don't want to go out and buy the quad again just for the single shade ;p

Search results so far:
NYX Blush in Taupe; swatch too dark
NYX top row, 3rd shade from the left; lighter but shimmer
MAC eyeshadow in Kid (Veluxe); a VERY similar dupe but I prefer not to use MAC