Thursday, December 1, 2011

My December 2011 Challenge and FOTD

Happy December!
I was so excited to open the first door on my Lindt chocolate advent calendar today (I will always remain a child at heart, what can I say), and I am even more excited to tell you about the little challenge I came up with for myself and for anyone else who would like to join me...

A few posts ago I mentioned my strong desire to put an end to lipgloss hoarding and to show more love to the glosses in my collection. I don't have a massive number of glosses but I do certainly have more than I manage to use, and with them being impossible to keep totally sanitary over the months - I know I could buy disposable wands and all that but I'm planning to stop the hoarding, not manage it ;) - so no need.

So what I am proposing is try and pick out the lipgloss that you've had the longest in your collection (it most likely is a special edition you've been trying to limit use on) AND USE IT UP. Don't fall in the trap of rationing limited edition products & keeping them until they get stale. Use it lots and enjoy it while you can.





Here is the gloss I've had the longest - it's by Dior, it's limited edition and I bought it in the summer of 2009. It's one of the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflects and the colour is #137 "Trench coat beige". It's a gorgeous opaque warm nude with subtle shimmer. It doesn't smell stale or anything so it's still safe to use. Dior glosses have no scent to begin with at all. Sidenote - if you have any glosses with scents that have gone off over time, throw them out.

So I'm going to be using this bad boy every day or as much as I can (obviously it can be used in many different combinations) and at the end of the month hopefully I will have used it up! I did the "stick it in a cup of hot water" trick to see exactly how much I have left... so a little under half a tube to go!


Face of the day:
skin - Bourjois Healthy Mix (original), in shade 52. If you live in North America and are wondering where to get it, click here... shipping is free worldwide :)
Also used Chanel Mat Lumiere Powder in #125 to set it.
Under the eyes I used Collection 2000 concealer (thanks Vivianna!), mixed with some Armani Corrector and Laura Mercier Secret Brightener... this is the beeeest under-eye combination ever and I might even do a video on it. I've owned my LM brightener for over a year (I'm sure you've seen it pop in and out of posts) and I have only now figured out the best way to use it haha
cheeks - NARS Mounia blush, Chanel Bronze Universel
eyes - Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Chanel Safari Eyeshadow all over, Chanel Taupe Grise eyeshadow in the crease, some black liquid liner by the brand 17, and MUFE Smoky Lash mascara
lips - the Dior gloss on top of Rimmel East End Snob lip liner

on my nails I am wearing "Twilight" by Laura Mercier, which is part of their Fall 2011 collection.

Hope you're all having a great day and that you are willing to hop on board with this challenge :)

xox

Sandra

26 comments:

  1. I've been wanting the Dior Addict lipglosses for so long after falling in love with their lipstick :) But I've been on a bit of a lipgloss ban this year, I think I only managed to buy one? Your eyes look gorgeous too!

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  2. omg Laura Mercier has a nail polish? how did I not know that?... lol... definitely need to get myself a bottle :)

    and I like your challenge, I have a couple of lipsticks and glosses that should either be used up or tossed out. I will sort through my stash tonight deciding which group they belong in :)

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  3. Pretty lip gloss. Please do a video or a post on your under eye combo - I would love to see that!

    http://ohsofabulousdarling.blogspot.com/

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  4. Absolutely love this FOTD. Sad to sad this morning I look five lipgloss tubes that I'd never used to the charity shop.. they just don't get enough love from me! x

    http://boscy.blogspot.com

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  5. Sandra how does the Healthy Mix original compare to the Healthy Mix Serum?

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  6. @ Elisa - healthy mix original has more coverage.. it's like a medium coverage, whereas the serum is a light coverage

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  7. I'm trying to do the same thing with my fav lipgloss that I have since 2 years now maybe more (I don't care about the expire i love it!) but I can't be able to finish up I don't know if it's a problem for me because is absolutely my favourite, and when I will finish it wouldn't be a nice day overall! but I really want to finish just to move on..it very difficul finishing my Sock Hop Hetherette Mac limited edition

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  8. thats a pretty color!! i need to use up one of my tarte lip glosses, i think it's about 1 year old, but i don't like keeping anything liquid too long, so I'm putting it on heavy rotation. it's a pretty color too, so not hard to find ways to wear it!

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  9. I will be joining you :) ive gotta use up lipglosses before I purchase more or they go bad :) mac underage is my first to go!

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  10. I think I'll be doing this as well :) How do you find the 52 (foundation) suits you? 52 wasn't available when I ordered so I ended up with the 53 but am worried it'll be too dark. xx

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  11. The Gloss is gorgeous, I wish it wasn't limited edition :(...suits you very well, good luck on you project :D.

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  12. I am totally on board with this. Time to start smelling all my lipglosses lol.

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  13. i love lindt chocolate!
    what a wonderful blog!
    lovely greets <3
    maren anita

    www.fashion-meets-art.com

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  14. Oh my gosh, thank you so much for the link for the Bourjois foundation! Just for reference, what color are you in MAC or other foundations? I can't decide between 51 and 52.

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  15. I'm definitely on board with this, hope you don't mind if I blog about it (and credit obviously!)
    xx

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  16. After browsing on Pippa Middleton blogs, I decided that you and her look so similar!

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  17. @ bailey - Hi! I am around NC25 in MAC right now :) at my palest haha

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  18. I love your idea of using up products, I always try to use up skincare before buying new stuff.

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  19. I'm on vaca right now and I only brought 2 lip glosses with me. Both are old and need to be used up. So far I've managed to finish one of them :) woohoo. I'll be picking out another one to use up once I get home.

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  20. I left you a comment on youtube about buying bourjois off asos, wonder if you got that tip from me. :)

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  21. I have the same problem.. I just cannot stop buying lipglosses... I have way too many!!!

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  22. You are a better person than I am. I put myself on a lipgloss ban and promptly took myself off two seconds later. I've been eyeing the Clarins Lip Perfector. I know you have it, so is it really a product to fall in love with?

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  23. @ Katya - ahhh yes the clarins lip perfectors are divine :) :)

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  24. surely you have used lots of this gloss... :)
    http://glamagem.blogspot.com

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  25. you have a very beautiful skin ;)

    http://dressedcrisis.blogspot.com/

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