Monday, 31 October 2016

October Giveaway!...

October has rocketed by and sadly I didn't get to post any EOTD's, but hey it's Halloween, so here's a giveaway all the same! If you missed out on the sensational Liptember Beauty Box, here's your chance to grab one - I was so impressed when I ordered mine, I bought an extra one in the absolute certainty that any gal would love to win this for themselves, or gift it to a loved one at Christmas. The prize box is sealed, but here's the contents of mine - unbelievable! Valued at over $250, the shades of makeup items & nail polish may vary, but the products are the same as pictured below...

Also included is the Spring edition of Women's Health magazine, and below is a copy of the enclosed brochure - SO many goodies, and I hope you can read these ok...

Because it contains perfume (Lady Million & Rebel Fleur) the giveaway is open to Australian Residents Only...

To win this stash, simply follow the instructions inside the Rafflecopter - you'll need to post  your answer to the question in the comments below. Easy peasy!

The usual rules apply - one entry per person, and please read the T's & C's inside the Rafflecopter.


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Woo hoo! - random.org has chosen the beautiful Candace N. as the winner.  
Congratulations gorgeous! 
Candy please respond to the email I've sent you by 
Wednesday 16th November to claim your prize :-)
Edit: Candy has claimed her prize
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Best of luck to all who enter!

Take care of you,
kats xxx 

Sunday, 30 October 2016

REVIEW: Vera Wang Lovestruck Floral Rush EDP...

If you're looking to freshen up your Spring fragrance collection, it's hard to go past this stunner from Vera Wang - Lovestruck Floral Rush. The scent captures the essence of this most preciously petalicious season, and how about that bottle? Crikey, I think this one wins the "absolutely fabulous" prize in my collection. I'm a huge fan of the original Lovestruck EDP (review HERE), and this second edition is just as close to my heart for different reasons ...
Lots of pics in this post because I CAN"T GET ENOUGH of the packaging lol! Such a riot of colour - it makes me smile just to look at it, and what's inside is happiness juice ...
It's so fresh and pretty - very obviously a floral, but it's tempered with some spice which I think comes from the Pink Pepper and Marigold. Top notes are reportedly Champagne (my nose still can't identify this mysterious ingredient) and Apricot Blossom, and then comes some White Freesia & Pink Passion Flower. Lasting power isn't the best at around 3-4 hours on my skin, but I expect that will improve with the warmer weather. The base is a delicious one of Ambergris, Cashmere Woods & Musk - yum! These are all ingredients I resonate with, and the resultant blend has almost a mediterranean tinge to it, so it's no wonder this is a fave ...
It's one of those fragrances that has that "just stepped out of the shower" quality, although some gals simply call it "soapy", some even go so far as to say "laundry detergent". Well it doesn't smell like any soap I've ever tried, but hey, scents react so differently on everyone's skin, so I'll not blame them for this unimaginative description. To me it's a perfect Spring scent - sparkling, refreshing as a cool sea breeze, and undeniably feminine ...
In summary I would call it a floral with a pinch of oriental & a splash of aquatic - so let's see, that makes it a florientalaqua ha ha! I would never buy a fragrance purely based on the packaging, but I did buy this without testing - however loving Vera Wang scents as I do, I figured I wouldn't be disappointed, and I sure wasn't. RRP is $69 for 100ml, but you can pick it up right now at Chemist Warehouse for $29.99 - for that heavily discounted price, I'm going to stash one away ..

Take care of you,
kats xxx

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Monday, 24 October 2016

SPOTLIGHT: Micellar Magic Part 7...

Time for some more Micellar Magic! There seems to be an endless array of this amazing liquid available in the marketplace - while the Garnier one is a new release in their rapidly expanding range, the others have been around for a while, but I've only just discovered them. The prices of these four range from $3.99 to $30.95, and interestingly, all contain fragrance, so I reckon it pays to do some research. Just to recap, I've already reviewed 13 offerings from various companies, and there are STILL more out there, so I can't see an end to this series any time soon ...
Avène Micellar Lotion (for sensitive skin) - (200ml RRP $30.95)
This is quite lovely - lots of slip, foams a little, after it dries my skin feels firmer but not taut, and it has a fragrance that reminds me of baby powder. From what I've read, you can't go too far wrong with any Avène product, but it is considerably more expensive...
Compared to some of the others, the ingredients are minimal, and the main one is of course Avène Thermal Spring Water. I actually tried this without pre-cleansing and found it removed almost all make-up and grime first go, and no eye tingling. Very gentle and very effective ...


bioten Micellar Water 3-in-1 (for dry/sensitive skin) - (200ml RRP $4.99)
Found this bottle in Chemist Warehouse on the bottom shelf of the skin care aisle. Performance-wise, it's no better or worse than most of the other less expensive offerings I've been sampling - non-drying, doesn't foam at all, removes most traces of make-up, no tightness when it dries, and has a faint floral fragrance. Appears to be made in Europe, and the registered address is in Paris...

The list of ingredients is quite extensive, and includes glycerin, castor oil and almond oil pretty high up. The front label says "100% Natural Cotton Extract", and that it's paraben, paraffin & colorant free. As I've mentioned before, I use micellar water as a second cleanse, but as the back label says it will remove even waterproof make up, I tested it on some lightly applied eye liner - most of it came off, but I had to rub quite a bit. Still there was no stinging or any irritation of my eyes, or the area around it. For $4.99, I think it's pretty good value, but if you're after something that will take your stubborn makeup clean off, then keep reading ...


Byphasse Micellar Make-Up Remover (for dry/sensitive skin) - (500ml RRP $3.99)
Another non-mainstream one from Chemist Warehouse, except this brand had it's own product stand at the end of the aisle. Made in Spain, this drags a wee bit on my skin, and the cotton pad starts to break up by the time I'm finished. I do prefer my micellar water to slip more easily over my skin, and I also found my face and neck felt unusually sticky after it dried - not quite in the realm of glue, but decidedly tacky all the same...
Above are the ingredients - nothing vastly different from other formulations, and at $3.99 for 500mls, it should be the best value around town, but that stickiness? Hmmm...no...


Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water in Oil (for waterproof make-up) - (400ml RRP $13.95)
Well now I'm beginning to think that Garnier has the market all sewn up - yet another variety in their micellar range, and this one is even more specialised...
This mix of oil and water is a winner for removing long-wear foundation, 18-hour lip products, and especially waterproof eye-make-up - it's almost as effective as the remover I have sworn by and used for years (Neutrogena), and will take off four layers of cemented mascara in a flash with no irritation. You absolutely MUST shake the bottle well though until the liquid becomes cloudy throughout and foamy on the top - it will settle and separate out again eventually, but unless you do the big shake immediately before use, you'll miss out on its power. What I don't know is whether there's enough oil to last all the way to the bottom, but I'm prepared to give Garnier the benefit of the doubt. Not as much slip as I'd like, but I do love how soft my skin feels afterwards, and yet not a hint of greasy is left behind. It also has a fragrance - I'm going to say "lemon jasmine" - not my favourite scent, but not potent enough to bother me ...

My pick of this bunch is the Avène - yes it costs a good deal more, but the experience is such a pleasurable one ...

Take care of you,
kats xxx

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Saturday, 22 October 2016

REVIEW: botanicES Hand Crème...

Not long ago, I stocked up on my beloved botanicES products, and decided to purchase the Full Skin Care Package, not only because I never want to run out of these magical formulations (it's my staple skin care), but because the pack includes the Hand Crème,which I was busting to try. At the time I placed my order, the crème was out of stock as the formula was being reworked to include Aloe Vera (yay!), so the Team botanicES lovelies posted it onto me as soon as it was available...
First of all let me just say this - if you are looking for a hand cream that gives your skin all the nourishment it needs to be smooth, soft, supple and hydrated AND isn't the slightest bit greasy, then this is the bomb! I don't think I've ever come across a formulation that does all of the above and absorbs so rapidly and completely that it doesn't leave even a trace of anything slippery on the surface. I swear you could apply it, and within seconds, pick up your most treasured crystal goblet, and not be at risk of either dropping it, or leaving a fingerprint film on the glass - it's nothing short of amazing ...
The scent is very similar to the other products in the range - delicate, organic and delicious, and it fades within a few minutes to the point where it's barely perceptible. The resulting softness is quite remarkable, and in my opinion, this hand crème has only one flaw - it comes in a squiddly little 15ml pump pack. Oh sure it's an exceptionally handy purse size (with zero risk of leaks), but for around the home, oh please botanicES, make it available in a 100ml bottle so I can slather it on!...

So this is what one pump looks like - I usually squirt one one each hand, and that's ample for complete coverage, instant elimination of dryness, and enough to massage into my cuticles. Did I mention I find this formula to be so incredibly soothing and smoothing?...
Here's the ingredients

Here's what's NOT included...
And here's what comes in the Full Skin Care Package for $120 - such a beautifully boxed presentation...
There is one thing that makes me sad though - at present, the hand crème is not available to purchase separately, it only comes with the Full Skin Care Package. But I do so hope that changes soon as I love it so much I would buy at least three bottles of it in a heart beat ...

If you missed my rave review of the other products in this stunning range, click HERE...

Take care of you,
kats xxx

Sunday, 16 October 2016

SEASONAL CULL: Blushes...

Hmmm, this seasonal cull wasn't quite as productive as the first exercise, but while concealers and blushes are both vital makeup items, they're hardly comparable hey  The spectrum of blush shade families, textures and finishes available is pretty much unlimited, and I for one delight in having lots of choices - hence the collection below  But still I reckon it's worth reassessing every now and then, if for no other reason than to keep a mindful eye on storage space ... 
I started by sorting them into formulas and colours - first separating creams and powders, and then grouping them into pinks/purples, oranges/corals, and mauves/bricks/plums. Below are the creams, which I use when I want a more dewy finish, or as a base to boost the powder topping, and make it last all day. The lidless pots are by Lacura, and the Lip & Cheek Rouges are by DB Cosmetics. That Australis one on the far right is the last of the handful I bought when it was discontinued years ago, and it's STILL viable...

These are the two I decided to dispose of because I hardly ever wear them - the Lacura one because it's so very pale on my skin, and the Maybelline hue, well it just isn't quite right...
And here are the powders sorted into colour families...

I started with the corals and oranges - nothing pricey at all here, and more than enough to cover every need for this autumnal hue. Top left is NYX Ombre, and the bold trio in the middle is by Sleek...
I made up my mind to ditch the BYS Endless Summer palette as I've only ever used the middle pan, plus it's many years old. The two essence blushes are fairly recent additions, but again, the hues aren't quite flattering enough for my complexion, and the matt touch one has very little colour payoff...
Next up were the pinks and purples - without a doubt my passions, especially when wearing black/white outfits. Although I call myself a "warm", I'm actually a neutral, and can therefore wear some of these ever so pretty cooler tones. The purpley one without a label is by Real Purity, and was sent to me by a darling friend (♥), and I'd forgotten all about the Mirenesse one top left - found it in my work room on the "must swatch before reviewing" shelf, so I'll be giving that a go shortly (once I've swatched it lol). Top right beauty is by NYX, and the middle trio is by Sleek...
Couldn't bring myself to toss out very many here as they're all quite different, and equally gorgeous. However the essence blush up has seen better days, and I only ever wear the colour on the left side of the pan. The BYS palette is another ancient one, and well, it was time to say goodbye...
I tend to wear the mauves, plums and bricky reds more often in Autumn and Winter, although the mauves really have a place all year round. The one on the top right (no label, another gift) is the second untouched one I found on my shelf, and bottom left is the only Laura Geller makeup item in my kit, and it's divine - must explore this brand further! Bottom right is by Ulta3, my most treasured plummy cheek enhancer, next to it is a duo by BH Cosmetics, and the patchy looking one in the middle top row is NYX Ombre - seems to be have been moisture affected, but whatever I did wrong, it still lays down magnificently...
Could only give one the flick here - I do love the colours in this Maybelline pan, but it's just too shimmery, and gives me trouble in my EOTD photos because the particles always seem to spread up to my under-eye area, and accentuate my wrinkly bits...
I excluded these two palettes from the cull because they're indispensable - the big one by BH Cosmetics has such a fabulous assortment of shades, and the Hourglass one, well, besides being so beautiful, how could I throw away an Hourglass anything? ...
So there you have it - started with 40 in total (13 cream & 27 powder), and reduced them down to 32. Not quite the ruthless result I'd planned, but not a bad effort considering my fickle nature. I can't possibly label any one of these as my HG, but below are my personal faves and the ones I reach for most often - for their stunning colours, impressive pigmentation, and silky formulas ...
Haven't decided what I'll cull next - I'm torn between eye liners and foundation. I reckon the liners will be a breeze (thanks to Eye of Horus Cosmetics), but the foundations will be a challenge as there's so many I love ha ha ...

Take care of you,
kats xxx

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Saturday, 15 October 2016

SPOTLIGHT: September Empties!...

Not a particularly riveting selection this month, and five body washes (again because they were left over from previous seasons), but the main thing is that I'm getting through them, and freeing up some much needed space. My bathroom cupboard is so chockers that to find anything, I have to take out half of what's there and then put it all back, and that's no fun lol, so here we go...
Original Source Lime Shower Gel (250ml RRP $4.40)
Absolutely raved about this delish product HERE. Zingy, zesty, and zensational lol! 
Repurchase?
That's a yes, and an "already have"- it's an absolute MUST for hot weather ...

The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Sleeping Cream (80ml RRP $54.95)
One of the products in the last Marie Claire Ageless Parcel, and an absolute stunner. The smell of it puts me off a bit though - it's quite a strong floral scent, but hey, the cream itself is amazing. One of the best I've ever tried in fact, beautifully hydrating & softening, non-greasy, and it's on special at the moment on their website for $38.47. I am drowning in skin care supplies right now, so I'm torn as to whether to order it or not. Merde - what a dilemma! It contains cold pressed Black Cumin, Camellia and Rosehip seed oils, plus seven other essential oils. I reckon any skin type would benefit, but especially if your face is dry, dry, dry...
Repurchase?
Even if I don't take advantage of the current sale, I will DEFINITELY be buying a jar of this ...

Natralus Natural Paw Paw Lip Butter - Coconut (10g RRP $5.75)
Rave HERE - I'm still undecided as to whether I prefer this to the strawberry one ...
Repurchase?
Yessiree, there's already a backup in the drawer ...

Imperial Leather Invigorating Mango & Juicy Papaya Shower Cream (250ml RRP $3.95)
Found this (and the next one) at Chemist Warehouse a while back, but haven't seen it since. Fresh & juicy fragrance, but nowhere near enough moisturising power. I used it up all the same...
Repurchase?
No - their Triple Moisturising range is far superior, and I'd rather pay more for something that gives my skin some juice...

Imperial Leather Revitalising Grapefruit & Pomegranate Shower Cream (250ml RRP $3.95)
Ditto the above, but I preferred the smell of this one - absolutely delicious!...
Repurchase?
No, for the same reason as above...

Natures Commonscents Natural Paw Paw Body Wash (500ml RRP $8.00) 
I bought this at Coles SO long ago, and now they don't stock it any more. Big boo as it's really quite something. Very strong but authentic paw paw scent, and contains the actual fruit. Packaging is the most sturdy I've ever come across, and virtually indestructible. The white cream is amazingly moisturising, contains Vitamin E, no parabens, no sulphates, Australian made, and they don't test on animals. They have a website HERE, but only seem to sell the body wash in packs of three ...
Repurchase?
While I'm a fanatical fruit fragrance fan, the smell of this is possibly TOO genuine, and I'm not that keen on paw paw. I'd certainly try the Goats Milk variety if I could find it in a store because the formula is awesome ...

L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Concealer Pen - Natural (RRP $19.95)
An amazing concealer - stunning coverage, perfect colour match for my skin, lasts all day and blends like a dream. Could well have been awarded my HG title, but...I'm so pissed off as there's so very little product in the wind-up tube. This lasted three weeks only, and for $20, I expect a whole lot more product than that. The packaging is just over 100mm long, but there's actually only 20mm of concealer inside - grrrrrrr....
Repurchase?
Tempting because it works so well, but as yet I'm not over the feeling that I've been ripped off...

Garnier Nutrisse Creme Permanent Nourishing Hair Colour - Light Crystal Brown (RRP $14.95)
I do love this formula, and the colour is a gorgeous warm gold with a hint of amber. I use this for my roots, and then add blond streaks over the top ...
Repurchase?
Definitely ...

L'Oreal Preference Hair Colour - Siena (Golden Brown) (RRP $19.45)
L'Oreal do brilliant home hair colour kits - not too stinky, contains everything you need, plus this one comes with an additional tube of Colour Extender so you can refresh between sessions. Terrific idea to counteract colour fade, although I didn't actually use it...
Repurchase?
Yes, but not this shade - it's too dark for what I'm after, and not enough warmth...

NeoStrata Pigment Controller (30ml RRP $49.95)
I had reasonably high hopes for this product, but saw absolutely no change in my pigmentation by the end of the tube. Having said that I'm pretty far gone and have had freckles all my life, but I was expecting the in-between patches of age-related darkening to show some improvement. I've read reviews where other gals have had exceptional success with this cream, but only because they persisted, and so I would probably have to do the same. Lovely cream though and excellent packaging - stands up on the bench, and the pump works a treat, no discernible scent, contains retinol and various plant extracts. I reckon I need something more heavy duty, like IPL, especially after seeing the fabulous results of Barbe's treatments ...
Repurchase?
Probably not - four tubes of this cost the same as an IPL session, so I'd rather invest in something that is almost a sure bet...

SK-II R.N.A Eye Cream (15g RRP $149)
Another sample from the last Marie Claire Ageless Parcel - over the moon to try it as I wouldn't normally spend that much on ANY beauty product. Can't say I'm going to invest in a full-sized jar though - it's a gorgeous cream, amazingly hydrating, absorbs well and has a pretty much instantaneous freshening effect, but I didn't find it performed any better than Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate, which is only $90. Having said that, a 2.5g jar is not really enough to make a proper assessment, especially given my age...
Repurchase?
Hmmm, I doubt it - it's quite a bit outside my budget, and I know the Clarins one works brilliantly for me..

LUX Moisturising Body Wash - Vanilla Flower & Sandalwood (400ml RRP $5.99)
Hard to beat the vanilla & sandalwood combo for the cooler months - this was actually left over from last Winter, and I really enjoyed finishing it off. Love the LUX formula - it's enriching and really leaves my skin feeling soft and cared for. Great price, and readily available at supermarkets...
Repurchase?
Yes, but not till next Autumn ...

Take care of you,
kats xxx

Monday, 3 October 2016

SEASONAL CULL: Concealers...

Haven't talked too much about concealers in the past, nor created a different blog category in years. And given that Spring is the perfect time of year for a clean out, I'm kicking off this brand new series with a reassessment of my concealer collection. I reckon most gals will admit to hanging onto a whole lot of unnecessary clutter, and I am 100% guilty of first degree hoarding, especially when it comes to make up...
I do my best to keep similar items in the one place, but I was a trifle embarrassed when I gathered together all of the above cover-up tubes and sticks for the photo - crikey I don't even remember buying half of these! So where to begin? Well I started by putting aside the ones I'm currently using, swatched the rest to determine which ones were still viable, and then split them into "these colours don't work" and "potentials" - this meant I could toss quite a few upfront, and lessen the headache of what to keep...
Above are the ones I ditched, although I did check the coverage before they landed in the bin just in case the formula was a good one, and all I needed was a different shade. I find that yellow-based concealers work best for me, and these are all quite pinkish, so out they went, which left me with the ones below. Already a major improvement, but now for the acid test - which ones actually do what I need them to do?...
Everyone's concealer needs vary - I don't have dark circles, but I do have pigmentation that I absolutely MUST disguise, particularly around my lipline, plus I find that my foundation (any foundation!) simply doesn't stick to the centre section of my nose. Haven't been able to figure that one out yet. It's not like I touch it throughout the day - even by the time I finish my makeup, somehow or other it's gone! So I need something that will stay put to disguise my freckly flaws in this most central part of my face. I also have spider veins around my nostrils, which always show up as reddish patches in photos, so once again I need 100% coverage. I'm fortunate that I rarely get blemishes - probably once or twice a year a pimple rears its ugly head, so a concealer that's a good skin tone match and is dense enough is all that's required to deal with those pesky eruptions...

And lastly, I have huge under eye bags - I manage to disguise them in photos with the right lighting and using the camera flash, but if you saw me in real life, you'd say "oooh yeah, they're real bad!". So I also need a concealer a few shades lighter, which I then apply to the area beneath the bags that is in shadow in an effort to diminish the bulges (thanks Wayne Goss!). It really makes a difference, but takes a bit of practice because you have to be very precise, and can't blend it out or else the whole effect is lost...

In summary, here is my criteria:

  • 100% coverage of dark pigmentation
  • Long lasting
  • No creasing around the eyes
  • Exact skin tone match
  • Plus a 2 or 3-shades-lighter skin tone match
  • As natural as possible
  • Readily available
  • Reasonably priced

So here's my assessment of the 14 potentials, from left to right - I've highlighted the best... 

CROP Natural Concealer Pencil - Medium & Light (RRP $16)
Love these - excellent coverage, the pencil format makes these perfect for outlining and dotting onto spots or pigmented areas. I use the light one around my lips and the medium for touch ups on the rest of my face...

Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer - Ivory & Soft Honey (RRP $10.50)
Good coverage, tends to crease a bit in oily areas, not quite the right shades for my colouring...

Maybelline Master CONCEAL Camouflaging Concealer - Light/Medium (RRP $15.95)
My most recent discovery - this stuff is AMAZING! Perfect shade for me, barely any creasing, total coverage. No wonder this is almost always out of stock at Priceline. Only yesterday I managed to find the Light version, which is why it's not in the above photo...

Maybelline FIT Me Concealer - Light & Sand (RRP $14.95)
Very good coverage, however it does crease a little, doesn't seem to last all that long either, but it comes in a wide colour range...

Rimmel Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer - Natural Beige (RRP $13.95)
This has a brush applicator which I like, but the coverage isn't enough for my dark spots, and I find it tends to go on a bit streaky and creases after an hour or so, only 3 shades available...

SAVVY Liquid Concealer - Light (RRP $4.99)
The cheapest of the lot, and while it's a good colour match, it's too sheer for my needs...

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer - Light (RRP $38)
Holey guacemoley, this is the bomb! Yep it's $38, but I have never EVER found a concealer that doesn't crease, covers EVERYTHING, and lasts all day, but this is it. I bought Light which is very very light and too pale for anything but my eye bag diminishing trick, but I've just ordered the medium from Sephora. You will not believe the coverage! The tube has the tiniest nozzle I've come across, and at first I thought it was a manufacturing fault because it's a struggle to dispense even the smallest amount. But it's intentional - you only need (literally) a microscopic quantity. I swear if you want full coverage, no creasing and all-day longevity, then this is the concealer for you. I figure the tube will last me 3 times longer than anything else, which makes it totally affordable...

NATIO Natural Cover Concealer - Skin Tone 2 (RRP $14.95)
Sponge applicator, pretty good colour match, but seems to stay shiny even when it dries so you'll need a setting powder. Creases quite a bit, only two shades available...

Rimmel Wake Me Up Anti-Fatigue Effect + Radiant Glow Concealer (RRP $14.95)
I can't find the shade name on the tube anywhere, but I'm guessing it's Classic Beige (there's only three to choose from). Reasonable coverage, but not enough for me and doesn't build up evenly, contains teeny little sparkles for "illuminating" the under eye area, but I need to disguise rather than accent...

ModelsPrefer Argan Infusion Liquid Concealer - Light (RRP $9.99)
This is thicker than most of the others of its kind, covers redness very well but creases under the eyes, doesn't last more than a few hours, and there's only two shades in the range - it surprised me though, it's a lot better than some bigger brand names...

Face of Australia Lasting Finish Concealer Stick - Neutral (RRP $9.45)
Again only comes in two shades. I was using this primarily around my lips before I discovered the Crop one that I prefer. Creases when applied under the eyes, medium coverage, blends well though...

So after this major Spring clean, here are my keepers, and my HG's :
You've no idea how GOOD I feel after doing this! I've reduced 24 products down to five, and freed up a whole bunch of space in my kit. I plan to repeat the process with my foundations, blushes, eye shadows, eye liners and lip products so watch this space - I admit the lippies will be my greatest challenge, but I figure if I do it gradually by shade families, it won't be quite so painful lol...

Do you do a seasonal cull of your makeup, or only your wardrobe?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

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