Saturday, 13 June 2015

Beauty || The 'I'm Sad' Haul.

Superdrug Precision Face Wax, Maybelline Brow Drama in Medium Brown, Maybelline Instant Eraser Eye, Maybelline Master Sculpt Contour & Highlight, Makeup Revolution Mono Eyeshadow in Finally... Mandanol Hypromellose Eye Drops, Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Frambourjois.
Left to Right: Superdrug Precision Face Wax, Maybelline Brow Drama in Medium Brown, Maybelline Instant Eraser Eye, Maybelline Master Sculpt Contour & Highlight, Makeup Revolution Mono Eyeshadow in Finally... Mandanol Hypromellose Eye Drops, Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Frambourjois.

*Please take this post in the good jest it was intended for, I am fine!*
You know when you are just having one of those days (or weeks)? Nothing is quite going right and you have kind of slipped into a little bit of a needlessly self indulgent state? So naturally you go makeup shopping. It was one of those, super sad, drifting through the isles kind of shop. One where you have clearly been in there too long and the staff are beginning to stare. Although very much shopping with my emotions rather than my brain, I managed to come out with some great products! It shouldn't have worked but it is clearly this is a sign I should always shop when sad....

The entire, lets call it 'rampage' begun upon catching sight of myself in the mirror. My self esteem (as most peoples is) is very much linked to my mood. Thus began the deep longing to cover the entire my face as not to upset innocent bystanders. For this, I went for the Maybelline Instant Eye Erase. I have been hearing about this for the longest time now and everyone basically says its the bomb, but it is always sold out. Naturally, this makes me believe it even more and I have to restrain from all but kicking the shelf everytime they have run out. Regardless, I now have it and it is my new favourite. It is such a good match for my skin, has great coverage, is long lasting and blends amazingly. I highly recommend it!

After the 'crawl into a hole' stage was dealt with accordingly, I then entered the 'desperately seeking control' stage of my melancholy. I think I felt like if I were more in control of my brows, my life may follow suit. So I picked up the Maybelline Brow Drama. Plus it was a 3 for 2 on Maybelline products.  Great for really low maintenance, natural looking brows. What used to take me ten minutes now takes me under one. Those extra 9 minutes mean I might now actually catch my bus in the mornings! Sadly this still did not satisfy my need for control but this was soon eased by the Maybelline Face Master Sculpt. It had its own little promotional display and the large printing words of 'Master' and 'Sculpt'. Which really identified with me in my current state. And you know what? Considering my ridiculous rational for the purchase, its a great contour kit. What I love about it is that it is so light and soft, with a separation between the highlight and contour. It makes for a really natural looking contour that I often struggle with. It also contains a mirror and a small brush (both of which I only noticed when I got home).

I assume that this was the stage of being in a bad mood when you rebel against the bad mood and buy something bright and colourful in an attempt to shake it. When has this ever worked? Naturally I tried it out later at home and decided it looked terrible, I could never pull it off and that I was stupid for buying it. After some time, slightly more rational me appeared and obviously loves it. The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets are one of my favourite lip products ever, they are great quality, a lovely shade range and always pretty. I picked up the shade 'Frambourjois' which is a really bright pinky red and as an added bonus is pretty great for bringing out green eyes.

All good things must come to an end and eventually I began to level out a little and reason began to appear, telling me I was probably spending too much. It wasn't quite shouting loud enough though so rather than stop shopping I headed to Makeup Revolution, every broke girls dream. Always good products, amazing prices. This time I bought the Mono Eyeshadow in the shade 'Finally'. It was actually quite a sensible little purchase. Great colour, kind of a peachy, nude that I can force being endlessly useful.

About 40 minutes later I finally bought the waxing strips and eye drops, which is what I originally went in for and only went in for.


Do you also use shopping as a coping mechanism?

Let me know!

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18 comments

  1. I do the same thing when I'm sad. Looks like you got some nice things out of it though, and hope you're feeling better!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  2. I do exactly the same thing! The Maybelline Eraser and Brow Drama are both amazing products though, I wish the concealer was in stock more often.

    Hope you feel better soon lovely!

    Brianne xx
    http://brianneetc.co.uk

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    1. They are so amazing, I cannot believe I had not tried the Maybelline Eraser before! Thanks for reading! :)

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  3. I do exactly the same thing when I'm feeling fed up! I really want to try the Instant Eye Erase, I've heard amazing things about it. x

    Jordan Alice

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    1. It's so great. Mind has been blown!! Thanks for reading!

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  4. Aww hun :( I really hope you feel better soon! I'm sure this makeup will cheer you up anyway : ) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. Thanks Jessie-Ann! I am honestly fine! Just having one of those days and thought it was a little amusing looking back on it! Thanks for reading!

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  5. I've been trying to get the maybelline concealer for ages but can never find it. You found some great products, maybe shopping when sad should be done more often because I can never find anything!

    Sweetiekyblog@blogspot.com

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    1. I really did! I think when I am in a normal mood I am too scared of spending money so I don't buy what I really want and try to get something cheaper. Which really just means I end up with stuff I don't really like and never use! Thats my hypothesis anyway! Thanks for reading! :)

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  6. I so know what you mean, when I'm feeling down or sad I always take a trip to Boots to cheer myself up!

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  7. Shopping is a great form of therapy lol! I hope you're feeling ok and that the shopping did you good. You made some really nice purchases too xxx

    http://izzyk1998.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://izzykreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Izzy! I am great, just one of those days! Not even a particularly bad one, I just noticed there is always a pattern when I shop when I am sad haha! :)

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  8. A little retail therapy goes a long way, love Makeup Revolution they are such a great brand and that colour is so pretty. Definitely need to pick it up.
    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

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    1. Yeah, its been great! Really useful and a great neutral shade to have lying around! Thanks for reading!

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