I am a big fan of beauty blogs…. and I am here to attest that it leads to a dangerous and expensive habit:( I read about it, I see swatches and pictures…I want it. I get it. The following pics are a direct result of the amazing blog crystalis007 ; she was the first to clue me in to the Nordstrom Mascara Madness sale! This is the one where you purchase two mascaras and get a 3rd for free – a pretty good deal. I have been lemming for the YSL Volum Effet Faux Cils and the Estee Lauder Sumptuous (I know it has a “granny” image, but I’m a huge fan of EL – HUGE!). I think I picked up the DiorShow as the freebie mascara – cant quite remember. I tried this years ago with big expectations and remember being quite disappointed. I think I was expecting babies and miracles for the price point.
I hope to be a little bit more objective this time around. And I think as a whole I have lowered all my expectations for mascaras. Don’t get me wrong, I love mascara, it’s the one-item-on-an-island type of thing. But I have come to be more realistic as to what to expect from mascara – I hate falsies and don’t ever want any mascara to make me look like a crazed drag queen. Plus, I know that I won’t end up looking like a mascara advert nor Kim K, and I’m totally OK with that.
The good thing is that I’m done with purchasing mascaras for a while. I don’t want to become a make-up junkie/whore, so I try to be very cognizant of how much over all makeup I have. Thanks to beauty blogs, the amount is growing alarmingly quickly. Quite scary.
Here are some pics of all the mascaras in my teeny weenie “collection”.
Lancome Definicils – I just finished a sample of this and it was decent, it would flake a little at the end of the day, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Chanel Inimitable – I just finished the waterproof version which I thought was rather DRYING.
Clinique Lower Lash – will soon come to an end.
Sample of the EL Sumptuous – so far so good!
Two major surprises: I’m actually surprised to see that I have no drugstore brands. Hmmm, please note that I am not a mascara snob, but not withstanding the L’Oreal Double Extend mascara, not much at the drugstore excites me right now.
The second surprise is that my beloved MAC Haute & Naughty Lash is missing. I need another one STAT!