It always happens that way. I’ll plan to go to the mall the next day, but as the hours past I start realizing how bad of an idea it is to go.
Going to the Mall = Spending Money
I’ll say that I’m only going there to window shop and see what’s new and all that jazz, but in the end I’ll end up buying something. Or make myself really, really, really want something and just parting with it is just sheer torment. So, I opted to not go to the mall today. Because well, that’s just the safest route for my wallet. Not entirely shopping-proof, but still safest.
Recently, I’ve been wanting to switch up foundations and try some new things with make up. A little back story about the whole make-up deal is that I actually didn’t start wearing make up until junior year of college. I actually only got make up because of my cousins’ engagement/wedding events that were coming and my skin needed some serious help. The acne was finally dying down, but it was leaving lots of hyper-pigmentation marks as well as redness all my nose, between my brows, and around my mouth. It was horrible. I just wanted to hide my face all the time, but given that it was my cousin’s engagement/wedding thing, I went to Sephora and the ladies there were super helpful in getting me started. I haven’t stopped wearing make up since. Over the years, I’ve only used two different foundations: NARS and Bare Minerals. In that order too. Lately, I’ve been wanting to switch to another foundation since I feel that the Bare Minerals one isn’t up at the same quality that it used to be. It might be because of my old brushes, but at the same time, I’m not quite satisfied with it.
I was talking to my friend M from school, and she and I are make-up buddies. I guess you can call us that. I’ve been wanting to venture out, and she is just happy to find someone who enjoys it as much as she does. Tonight she was talking to me about this foundation and brushes and it just makes me want to go out and get them so much more. OYE! I don’t have the monies, and I was about to settle on getting that EXPRESS jacket for my birthday too… Now I can’t decide….
So if I had money…
[Sigma Beauty] SYNTHETIC KABUKI KIT 4 BRUSHES
As I was mentioning, I’m in the market for new make up brushes. Particularly those to apply my foundation/blush/bronzer. As much as I liked the Full Flawless Brush from bareminerals, I feel like it can be softer, denser, and overall better. In this particular kit, I really just want the first three brushes. I wouldn’t know what to do with that last brush on the right. But hey, it’s a set and the set’s cheaper than if I were to buy the three of them individually… wait. I just did the math. The set of four is $56, whereas the brushes are $16 each individually. for a total of $48 for the three brushes that I do want. So I guess I should get them individually so I don’t have to get a brush I don’t even know what to use it for.
In any case, the brushes that I do want in particularly are the F80, F82, and the F84. Hmm… I really do want. Interestingly enough, on Amazon the Sigma Beauty account sells the F80 for $6, and the F82 and F84 for around $22. Must look more into this towards the end of the month, maybe get the F82 and F84 from the actual Sigma website, and the F80 from amazon? Must factor in shipping too. Oye.
[Palladio Beauty] Herbal Dual Wet and Dry Foundation
Okay, so buying this isn’t really all THAT expensive. But when you don’t have money at all, and trying to save money so when you have to go grocery shopping for the first time in three months to replenish… everything is expensive and can be cut out. This is the foundation M had suggested to me earlier tonight. She said it was AMAZING, and that she has now been converted to a powdered foundation girl. Prior to this, she was a liquid-only girl, so for her to say that it means there’s something to this.
I actually prefer powder foundations for whatever reason. So I’m more excited to try this out than Revlon’s ColorStay or the other drugstore foundations that she had suggested to me such as Rimmel or L’Oreal. Nice thing about this foundation is that it’s only $11. Yet it’s $11 that could go towards food at the end of October when I have to replenish all the yummies for my tummies when I head back to MA for school. Another thing is that, if I were to get this, I absolutely need a new foundation brush (she suggested the Sigma F82). So that’s an additional cost.
[Urban Decay] NAKED Palette
I’ve been eyeing this bad boy since I started to play around with my eyeshadows a few months ago. I’ve heard so any good things about this product. I’ve also played with it a little bit while I was at Sephora. I didn’t get the full feel of it since I didn’t have my brushes to mess around with it as efficiently. But I love the colors so much! This was originally going to be my birthday present to myself, but I don’t know what happened. I was also waiting for the Sephora Friends & Family Discount Sale to occur so I can get anywhere from 10-20% off. I think my friend S said that you typically get 20% off during that sale. It usually occurs at the end of October or early November. So we’ll have to see, right?