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Inventory – Mascaras

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!


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