Saturday, 19 May 2012

Note to self.... Buy less but wear more Lipstick

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30 Lipsticks... and I'm sure there are some missing here! I never used to wear lipstick until I started blogging...and to be honest by the looks of things in this photograph this is still the case. Too many of these go neglected after the first few wears. Its actually ridiculous when I think about it.. all that wasted money. After my mini (unplanned) spree in boots last weekend where I purchased two more lipsticks I realised its time to start buying less but wearing more...the same goes for the rest of my products in my collection but I really do need to show my lipsticks more love and stop buying them! Im sure we are all guilty of this, we cant resist that 3 for 2 offer in boots, or a buy one get one free deal. Time to look away from the suposed 'money saving' deals and actually start using the products I am buying!

I dont really know why I decided to write this post... I guess its just a little 'note to self'/reminder post. If I make the fact I hardly use lipstick but own a lot, public in the blogging world, maybe it will guilt me into using them all more!

Are any of you also guilty of this? Maybe not lipstick but another item? Let me know in the comments!

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58 comments

  1. gorgeous shades of lipsticks, I love warm pink tones.  I'm exactly the same, I have a load of lipsticks and swear every time I buy one that I'm going to wear it to death and eventually just forget! 


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  2. I do exactly the same thing with my lipsticks! I think I've probably only ever tried some of them and never worn them out! Disgraceful haha! xx

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  3.  I've never finished a lipstick I dont think! I'm terrible! Think I might have to do a post like this to shame myself into using them more and buying less! Great post! x

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  4. imagineyournamehere19 May 2012 at 11:27

    You know I'm guilty of the exact same thing! I've got a box of "Things to use up" to get rid of samples/beauty box stuff but I really need to start using up my blushers...and lipsticks....and eyeshadows....and nail polish, rather than buying more stuff that I don't really need! (See you soon for a shopping trp though yeah?? Haha!) You should definitely try wearing these more often though, I think they'd look awesome on you!

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  5. I wear lipstick less than once a week I'm awful! I put it on then it rubs off and I forget to reapply it. I have tons like you but I just never wear them! Will make the effort to today :)

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  6. I am guilty as charged! I am going to go and put some lipstick on right now! X

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  7. omg that is incredible! But they just look so pretty standing there haha! :)

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  8.  I also like to buy lipstick, I do wear most on daily basic. Love your collection. x

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  9. othersideofcool19 May 2012 at 12:30

    Wow! I don't wear lipstick as my lips are so dry and it always looks horrible. This makes me so jealous tho, they're all beautiful colours you should wear them everyday :) at least with such beautiful choices it should be fun to get wear out of them! xx









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  10. same here! I separated all mine last week, have a huge tub full. So silly, trying to use things up now before I buy new. Only allowing myself new concealer and foundation when the run out x

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  11. I'm the same hun, its nail varnish with me, I'd say lipsticks come second!lol!

    x x x

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  12. Oh I definitely do the same! I've got so many nail varnishes and eyeshadows! Definitely trying to use some things up! xxx

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  13. Oh my gosh and they all look really similar! Maybe you could see if any of them are dupes or sell some!  xx

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  14. Shenley Gallimore19 May 2012 at 13:24

    So many lipsticks!! I'm the same though! I have so many pinky corals.
    xx

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  15. But you have such a lovely collection! ;P ha! I'm guilty of this as well...think I've got around 10 lipsticks, I'm also really bad for eyeshadows...I'm too scared to count how many I own! x

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  16. Oh and nail varnishes...I've almost filled up a Marc Jacobs perfume gift box of those - woops! x

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  17. hayley-youtube19 May 2012 at 17:38

    Haha Im guilty of this too...I took a photo for my instagram alomst identical to this one. Banned myself from buying makeup so hopefully thatll help xx

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  18. I'm in the same situation. I can so identify with you. But the thing is who can resist the oh so pretty lipsticks out there? I know I can't .They're my babies. lol.  I'm a certified lipstick junkie and proud collector. ;)

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  19. Yup I have this problem too, think I need to take a leaf out of your book and buy less and wear more

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  20. Clare Gallagher19 May 2012 at 19:49

    Haha ohhh I wish I only had 30 lipsticks! I have a serious lipstick addiction! I think because they're split between what I have at home and what I have at uni, I think it's not that bad?! I'm good at fooling myself..! xx

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  21. TattooedTeaLady19 May 2012 at 20:30

    A lovely collection of lipsticks, you should definitely start putting them to good use :) I try and wear lipstick every day. I either have big eyes and a subtle lip, or vice versa. It's a good way to use up your lipsticks if you have a large collection! xo

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  22. Oh yes,  I too get roped in with the 3 for 2 deals! Grr! Im a mahoosive lipstick junkie and i get through them like theres no tomorrow but im the exact same with lipgloss - i buy them because theyre pretty - wear them once and forget about them. xx

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  23. OMG - I completely agree! I literally have hundreds of lipsticks but still dying for more! I could save so much money if I didn't keep buying make-up lol xxx

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  24. so many amazing lipsticks! haha yeah I just realised I had liked your pic of nail polishes so must have sub-conciously been inspired by you ;) xx

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  25. I literally never wear lipstick yet I keep buying them! They just look so pretty. Definitely need to start using them.

    xo

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  26. I have way too many lipsticks for one person, really need to start using them more and experimenting for daytime :)

    Emily x

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  27. Katharine from kathykins.com20 May 2012 at 11:50

    Haha I'm the same with you, I have a similar number of lipsticks but only wear a few of them! Looks like you have a lovely collection though! xx

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  28. I'm definitely guilty but not for lipsticks,  for nail polish, I have way too many at least over 100 and I still keep buying them. naughty naughty . :P

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  29. I'm the same, I've banned myself from buying any more nail varnish because that is what I'm worse with. I'm starting to develop a lipstick obsession too though x

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  30. Nice!
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  31. I know, I buy a lipstick and think 'im gonna wear this EVERYDAY' Then i dont. FAIL. x

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  32. I know its bad isnt it. A few of those have probably been worn once in a day and not even reapplied! Its so bad! x

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  33. I think its a good way to give yourself a bit of a wakeup call! Would love to see your post if you do one! x

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  34. YEAH LETS GO SHOPPING!!!!!

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  35. Yes I think a lot of people need to make more effort, myself included. This starts now!! x

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  36. ha yeah they do. They need to be used!  x

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  37. ah you are better than me! I need to use these more! x

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  38. WOW that is dedication! I need to use up more! Im just switching up my makeup bag every 2 weeks so al products get a good seeing to (ooh sounds rude!) haha  but you know what i mean! x

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  39. OH Dont get me started on nail varnish.. I think I've got over 100 bottles!  x

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  40. Yep guilty of nail varnish too!  x

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  41. Ah I couldnt sell them! Trust me Ive tried in the past but then i dont put them in a blogsale! I will just have to use them all up! x

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  42. We are all guilty!! haha. Lets do this together and use them up! x

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  43. 10 lippies is better than 30! Ive got a massive collection of nail varnishes! How many eyeshadows have you got? x

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  44. Ah good! I must have been inspired by your photo! Hows your makeup ban going? x

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  45. So many of us are in the same situation! I know its hard to resist a lipstick espesh if its limited edition! x

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  46. Yes! a new bloggers moto! Buy less wear more! x

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  47. ha How many do you have? Have you done a blog post? x

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  48. Yeah I really need to use them all! I will start! x

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  49. Oh dont get me started on lipglosses, I also have loads! x

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  50. We could all save so much more money if it werent for blogging in general i think! x

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  51. Ha trend setter! :-p So many lippies that need to be used! x

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  52. I know its terrible. I must start using these up! x

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  53. We are all guilty! You are not alone! x

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  54. Thanks. I def need to use them more. A lot of the time I just forget to put it on in the morning! x

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  55.  I too have way too many nail varnishes! over 100! x

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  56.  Ha from one obsession to another! x

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  57. Blogging can be so bad for spending habits! Great collection all the same, definitely more than I have!

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  58. Pahahaha I am really bad at this, my collection would be similar to yours, and all samey pinks too!! Any excuse ;)

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