What I Did

Cleaning out my makeup

I went to Sephora again (surprise, surprise) to pick up some more skincare samples and ended up spending half an hour swatching varying shades of red because the tube of red I own is at least 10 years old. I’m pretty sure it’s the first tube of lipstick I purchased, and I’m pretty sure it’s not sanitary to keep using it. I tossed it.

So inspired and ready to let go, I went through my small collection of makeup last night and purged everything I’ve had for too long. (And in doing so, might have given myself an excuse to buy another tube of lipstick heh heh.)

Keep in mind that I don’t wear a full face of makeup. I’ll wear lipstick occasionally and mascara if I remember. All of the makeup I own is in a rectangular Ziplock container lol.

Here’s what I’m chunking:

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  1. some random eye pencil I never used
  2. some random liquid eyeliner I used for maybe six months in college
  3. L’Oreal Color Riche in 260 Raspberry Rush with probably 85-90% of product left
  4. Maybelline Baby Lips (throwback!) in 20 Grape Vine with probably 80-85% of product left
  5. NYX lip liner in 11 Red with probably 70% of product left
  6. Maybelline Great Lash in clear that I used to use for my eyebrows
  7. Origins Underwear for Lips that sucked but I thought it was so cool when I bought it that I bought a backup, which never made it out of the packaging and has already been tossed out
  8. Rimmel Moisture Renew in 540 Burgundy Lustre with probably 80% of product left
  9. L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes that dried out because I didn’t use often/quick enough

And in case you’re curious, here’s what the rejected lipsticks look like swatched:

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  1. L’Oreal Color Riche in 260 Raspberry Rush
  2. Maybelline Baby Lips in 20 Grape Vine, after 4-5 swipes
  3. NYX lip liner in 11 Red
  4. Rimmel Moisture Renew in 540 Burgundy Lustre

FYI: I already tossed out the ichiban, OG lipstick, which was a L’Oreal Infallible lipstick in some red shade.

What I am keeping:

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  1. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 215 Shameless
  2. Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle in Shawty
  3. NYX butter lipstick in Hunk
  4. ELF brow pencil in a shade that works with my eyebrows
  5. Urban Decay comfort matte in Tampered
  6. NYX matte lipstick in Crazed

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  1. NYX butter lipstick in Hunk
  2. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 215 Shameless
  3. Urban Decay comfort matte in Tampered
  4. Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle in Shawty
  5. NYX matte lipstick in Crazed

So now I have only five lipstick shades and my goal is to use ’em up and maybe get a deep berry shade and a red to round out the arsenal.

What’s your lipstick collection like? Its it crazy or is it a lil baby one like mine? I recently watched Tati’s video where she showed her insane lipstick collection and was like WTF.

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What Sam Eats

Salt and Pepper Roasted Cauliflower

It’s been a while, internet friends!

I recently switched roles at work, so I’ve been a bit stressed out and lazy lately. I’m still here though! This is my little hobby after all 🙂

Recently, I’ve craving salt and pepper squid (a must-order at Asian restaurants) but have been too lazy to prepare squid for the first time and not in the mood to eat out. So next best thing was for me to make a cauliflower version because 1. roasted cauliflower is so versatile 2. cauliflower wings brings back the mems and 3. this was is a quick way to satiate my craving. Continue reading

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