Sunday, January 8, 2017

Project Make a Dent vol 3 (MaD 2017)

So while I actually don't make a dent, I enjoy seeing the progress I can make with a product; and so 2017 is another MaD year.

I've set myself an ambitious group of 10 products:

1. Chantecaille Le Mognolia Eye and Cheek Palette - This a pretty recent acquisition, gifted to me by my husband this last summer. I just want to make a point of using it, not saving it because some strange part of me wants to treasure this beauty.

2. Dior Blush Trianon Edition - Corail Bagatelle # 763 - Part of Dior's Spring 2014 release. It's so beautiful I don't understand how I forgot about it... this might be evidence that I own too many blushes. I might not use it up, or even hit pan, but that pretty design won't last.

3. DiorSkin Nude Glow Healthy Glow Summer Powder in Aurora - Part of Dior's Summer 2011 release.... this is an oldie but a goodie; and can we just take a moment to appreciate Dior's generosity in 2011 vs stingy in 2014. I would appreciate that if you only offer half the product you downsize your packaging as well.

4. IT Cosmetics CC+ Aribrush Perfecting Powder - I feel this is a recent (within the last 2 years) purchase, but I've never talked about it on my blog. Most likely because I barely used it. Well time to change that.

5. IT Cosmetics Hello Light Creme Illuminator - Also not sure which ShowStopper this came with, but I feel it's a bit older (3-4 years). I know for a fact that this wasn't the item I made the purchase for, but I have it so might as well use it. Has a lovely understated glow on the back of my hand (not one of those strobing seen from space highlights)... we'll see how we get along.

6. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill #6 (Khaki Pulse) - Bought when they first hit the scene spring of 2011. On my eyes as I type this post; still amazing.

7. MAC Huggable Lipcolour (I'm Game) - bright and fun, 2017 goals :)

8. Givenchy Rouge Interdit Shine in Candide Nude (No. 27) - 2011 Valentine's Day gift... one can never have too many nudes :)

9. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour (Sugar Frost) - Loved it in 2014... not so much these days... this one I would be happy to be done with this year.

10. Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl (Black Coffee) - Seems I bought most of my makeup in 2011. Last item for this year... it's black it's brown it was forgotten until now :)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Project Make a Dent vol 2 (MaD 2016 - 4th quarter update)

So another year has come to an end ... and another MaD project. My choices and progress throughout the year.

What I started with, here

Q1 check in, here

Q2 check in, here

Q3 check in, here

And after 365 days here is the last status photo.
1. CHANEL SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL - So I'm keeping this in my daily drawer. I need a few or several more months to call this done. I just don't have the bronzing confidence I need to use this up quicker. 

2. Guerlain Météorites Powder For The Face in Teint Rosé 01 - So this is the never ending product. Although now I can see the powder on the bottom caused by me swirling the brush over the beads every morning. Also included in my current daily routine... and one day you'll see this in an empties video. 

3. Burberry Eye Liner in Midnight Blue - just couldn't get it done... the pencil is dry and I prefer brown to blue for an eyeliner. We haven't parted ways yet.

4. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill  #7 Sweet Fire - back on the shelf it went. Colour and formula are still great... pink is just not calling my name.

5. CHANEL Illusion D'Ombre - Illusoire (83) - This has become a dry little puck but it still applies nicely. So while no progress made, it still has a home in my collection. 

6. CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine - Rebelle 63 - I wore it a handful of times. Promising myself to pull it out in March once again. 

7. Anastasia Beverly Hills: Brow Ex-press - There is a tiny bit of the light taupe shadow left... will reach for it throughout January, and then mention it in an empties video before calling it trash.