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Confessions of a Beauty Junkie

I just finished a documentary about the Catholic Church and had a really ranty post planned but I think that I will save that for another day. Serious posts take more time and often more energy to crank out than the more fun ones so we’ll keep it fun tonight. As a self-proclaimed beauty junkie and part-time beauty blogger, I’d like my readers to think that I live in this technicolor world of whimsy but often times it’s just kind of a hectic mess behind the scenes with lots of laying with my face in the couch and talking to my cats. You are presented with the more polished version of me, not the version that drops her makeup brush in her coffee cup and then just dabs it off a little before continuing to use it πŸ˜› If you want to hear more, just keep reading:

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And sometimes use it. Obviously if it smells or looks questionable, I’ll chuck it but some of my eyeshadow palettes are several years old. Some are kept for sentimental value but who uses an entire palette in a year?! Nobody. I have committed to a hard and fast disposal rule for mascara but everything else is fair game.

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Sometimes this works out and sometimes it doesn’t, I find that the quality of limited edition products in gorgeous packaging is usually poor but I still haven’t learned my lesson.

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Audience of 1. Seriously though, I should start a YoutTube channel seeing as how I already narrate my routine for literally no reason.

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It takes me 1.5 hours to get ready for work, about 10 minutes of that is spent on my hair. The hair is just there, I don’t have time to equally commit myself to good makeup and good hair and I’m not sorry about it.

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It doesn’t make any sense to me either but I don’t want people to know much about the process because it feels vain. Also, what am I supposed to say when someone asks me what eyeshadow I am wearing? It’s actually 9 different ones, Sharon. I don’t mind giving recommendations though if someone is looking for a new product just don’t ask me about my face.

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Especially if I was having a good makeup day, all of that time and product just washed down the drain in seconds.

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As long as it’s your own, if I have a smudge, I will absolutely just lick my finger and wipe it off. I know that you are supposed to put a little makeup remover on a cotton bud and dab it off but saliva really does work just as well.

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Yea, I use it but I don’t think that it really does anything that a good moisturizer can’t do. There are some really good pore filling primers out there but skin is supposed to have pores, I have come to peace with this. Outside of pore minimizing, I have no idea what their purpose is and think it’s just something that the beauty industry has convinced us that we need.

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And deodorant and hemorrhoid cream. Honestly, only a couple of times each just to see what all of the fuss was about. I tend to stick to products that are specifically meant for the face these days.

I am religious when it comes to washing my brushes so at least I’ve got that going for me πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by <3

8 Comments

    • quitesimplystella

      Haha! I’m glad that I am not an isolated case. Agreed, I’ll totally use it πŸ˜‚

  • Selena Hannah

    LOL. I think MOST of my makeup is expired. I own limited edition stuff and I will agree most of the time it is crap. BUT I just realized that I was using the wrong brush for my 2016 Hourglass holiday palette. I was using a kabuki and switched to a fluffy powder brush and boy, Game Changer. It used to be splotchy and now, it is so even and diffused looking. I spent about the same time on my hair, too. I have been putting in the effort the first three days after washing and then I give up for the other 4. I only wash my hair 1x a week since going grey and having to bleach the hell out of it twice. After day three, it is greasy at the roots and I just use it to my advantage with slick back ponies and buns. LOL> I thought I was the only one narrating my makeup. It is a side effect of watching too many Get Ready With Mes.

    • quitesimplystella

      I mean, makeup companies have to know that the regular consumer cannot use all of the product in the recommended time frame! It drives me nuts! Yea I have been trying much harder to avoid limited edition anything because you just never know. Interesting, it is always fun to discover something that works for you now that didn’t used to – helps to clear out products too! Yea, hair. If I could just wear wigs, I would be fine with that. I am pretty certain that most people do it πŸ˜€

  • Judy

    I wouldn’t be surprised if I had a couple of expired makeup bits but nothing funky that I have ever experienced. I’m with you about not actually liking to talk too much about my makeup in real life…it does feel vain, but some friends will thank you for the talk if they’re genuinely asking for a tip. 😝

    I don’t understand people who have time to do their makeup AND their hair in the morning. I am definitely super low maintenance when it comes to my hair. Besides, my hair really doesn’t like dry shampoo, hairspray and all that stuff – it becomes a grease ball quicker which yeah…no thanks.

    • quitesimplystella

      Haha! It just happens plus, you have to consider that some products sit on the shelf for a period of time before someone purchases them.

      Me neither! How early are these people getting up in the morning?! I can’t really do dry shampoo either, I don’t get what it’s supposed to do or feel like. Mine too or it turns into a bird nest πŸ˜‚

  • Pamela

    I also do the expired makeup, package purchasing, and the hair one. I honestly can’t hair. Or nails. My face will look great though.

    • quitesimplystella

      Haha! I don’t know how people have flawless hair and makeup, I can’t be one of those people. I hear that the secret is in dry shampoo but I am very skeptical πŸ™‚

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