Friday, 7 December 2012


beauty confessions


confessions of a beauty addict

brush cleansing I don't clean my makeup brushes half as much as I should do. I do try and spot clean all my eyeshadow brushes after I use them but when it comes to deep cleaning my brushes it just feels like such a chore. Id love to say I do it once a week, but it's probably more like every three. If someone could just invent a brush cleaner that does it all itself that would be wonderful.

the same face I wear the same makeup pretty much every single day and Im terrible at trying something new. I've worn cat eyes for pretty much 5 or so years, I remember the first time I did cat flicks when I borrowed a friends eyeliner before a night out. Since then it's stuck. I hate not wearing my flicks and don't feel like me without them! I get stuck in product rut's all the time! I have a drawer of products that I use most of the time and the rest of my collection is kept in a storage tower from Ikea. I sometimes wish I was more adventurous with my makeup but I honestly don't think I'm skilled enough to veer away from my usual cat flick, neutral shadow, strong brow look!

skincare routine fails I own enough skincare products to keep my face in good condition until I'm about 50, Although I'm actually too scared to use most of it incase it breaks me out. At the moment the only thing I use on my face is the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo after removing my makeup. Unlike with my makeup, I'm terrible at sticking to real skincare routines and really cannot be bothered with the whole cleanse, tone, moisturise thing. I see the importance but I really am so lazy when it comes to looking after my skin! I have been good recently and have kept to taking my makeup off before bed though!

giving away stuff I try and keep on top of my stash by giving away things that I don't like or use to family or friends. I give a lot of makeup/cosmetics/skincare/haircare to Women's shelters. I get sent and buy a hell of a lot of stuff and if I'm not going to use it I'd rather it went to a worthy cause. Whenever I need a good clear out, I pack up a box of goodies and take it to my local Women's Refuge. If you don't live near one you can always send them over to Give and Makeup which is a wonderful cause. They only take unopened and unused items but I cant recommend the importance of giving away unused items to people who need it the most.

no touching! I never use products I'm going to blog about until after I've photographed them. Even ones that I really love. Sometimes I genuinely have to stop myself from swatching something right after I've bought it because I won't be able to blog about it if I didn't. I've been known to not blog about things because I gave in to temptation and used it before I could photograph it.

33 comments:

  1. I have to admit I don't clean my brushes enough either! It's more like once a month than once a week:)xo

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  2. I absolutely cannot be bothered to clean my brushes regularly either. I do it when I can see the product buildup! Grim (I do spot clean every use, though).

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  3. Im with you on the brush cleaning situation. Its such a chore and really should make more of an effort!...maybe it will be one of my resolutions. The give and make up looks like a great cause I'll look into!

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  4. I'm also guilty of not cleaning my make up brushes as regularly as I should! & I've also fallen into the habit of 'no touching' too, oops. I bought a new Topshop lipstick the other week & my housemate always has a root around my things, she was about to swatch it & I was like NO!! I haven't photographed it for my blog, she was laughing at me so much!

    L x

    www.xloulabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I clean all my brushes like once every month. I just don't have enough time to do it! It takes such a long time! And the same with a cleanse, tone, moisturiser routine .. I always find myself forgetting!

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  6. I am totally the same when it comes to brushes, I always say I'm going to clean them, then never get around to it! I also never use products until I've photographed them I want them to look pristine in their packaging! Great post! xoxo

    www.beautyeverafter.net

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  7. I need to clean my brushes.

    I've donated to give and makeup before- I put a box in my work so everyone could put stuff in.

    x

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  8. I totally agree with the refuge thing, I sometimes do that too, and it's lovely others are too :) xx

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  9. I really need to clean my brushes more too. donating is such a great idea, I never knew you could donate unused makeup!
    xx
    Rebecca @ trbcca.blogspot.com

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  10. I am the same with my brushes, it is such a chore. x

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  11. I wish I cleaned my brushes more often as well, why must it be so time consuming?? And I'm much the same with my blog. I try to keep everything untouched until pictures have been snapped, but sometimes the anticipation is just too much!
    It's really admirable that you would donate your unused makeup to women in need, but seeing as I don't really have too much makeup to begin with, I was thinking I might donate my time this season. xx

    http://thenonbrit.blogspot.com/

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  12. I'm definitely guilty of most of the above too! especially brush cleaning i've actually bought duplicate brushes to avoid cleaning mine before! x

    http://anuniventivename.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. ha i'm exactly the same when it comes to cat eyes. their just such a classic chic look that spic up anyones eyes. i recently had my eye make up done at bobbi brown 'smokey eyes' loved it but to do that every odd day is such a chore...
    ha my make brush also! oh how beauty is such a chore..

    xxx

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  14. Give & Make Up don't mind slightly used things either, as long as it's not a direct contact item e.g. lipstick or mascara.

    Elspeth xx

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  15. Love this post, cleaning make up brushes is the worst chore lol XO

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    dottymakeup.blogspot.com

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  16. My make up routine has been the same for a few years now, its really difficult to get out of a routine! I also don't clean my make up brushes a often as i should, but a really good product i used at college was Jane Iredale - Botanical Brush Cleaner, you just spray it and it cleans and drys them really quickly (:

    Remia x
    http://stylesunday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Pretty much sounds exactly the same as me!! The only one that's a little different is that I tend to change the look of my eye makeup every week or so :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com
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  18. I hardly ever clean my brushes, to the point I feel I should mainly use my hands when applying make up :s
    And I've done cat eyes for the last 4 or so years too!!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I have zero will power and really struggle to not use my products before I photograph them.

    Jess x
    http://spoiltface.com

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  20. This is a fab post, and things we can all relate to! I can be really lazy with my own makeup, I have to clean my brushes super regularly though because I'm a makeup artist, so between every shoot or when using on myself once a week to stop spreading germs, my skin is bad enough as it is right now!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm exactly the same about cleaning my brushes, so lazy! It's so kind of you to give things to women's shelters too xx

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  22. I love that you give products away to women's shelters! Such a nice thing to do with unwanted products. xx

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  23. I'm the same with washing my brushes, I probably should do it more! And thats amazing to hear about the products you give to good causes like that, it probably actually does make a massive difference!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  24. I am the same with brushes! We are gross but we just don't care right? You must have insane amounts of willpower with the no touching thing.

    Maria
    www.mareliwel.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Brush cleaning; I'm guilty too aha!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. I bought extra brushes so that I don't have to wash them as often!

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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  27. Foundation brushes have to be tr worst! And the beauty blenders, although I'm not sure of tey can be cleaned??

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  28. love it ! ♥
    http://keepcalmandstaywithme.blogspot.com/

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  29. Like you Lily, I'm guilty of not cleaning my brushes on a weekly basis. I know I should but damn what a chore :)

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  30. I loved this little quiz! I've got so much better with cleaning my brushes, I used to leave weeks inbetween washes.

    www.northoflondonblog.com

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  31. totally agree with the brush cleansing, such a chore! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

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  32. I need to clean my brushes more, it's such a chore!

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    katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.blogspot.com

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