Rewarding myself for completing all my midterm exams today, I went shopping. Shopping is dangerous for my wallet and I try really hard to restrain myself (usually failing), but today I just had to give myself a treat. Nowhere fancy, just the mall. I kept telling myself that I’m just picking up a few things I need to pick up anyway (dust wipes, facial scrub, things like that) but deep down … I knew it was just an excuse to buy some non-essential things *cough*
The above picture is just a few of the things I bought (the other stuff being too boring and ordinary to show … I mean, really, you want to see what kind of dust wipes I bought?! Hahaha, and eyebrow pencil?) Well, these are the things I’m most excited about anyway. And, with the exception of the gel eyeliner, really cheap. (Please excuse the terrible picture quality; I can’t find the cord that connects my camera to the computer, so I’m making do with my cellphone camera).
LIPSTICKS: I bought two lipsticks, both by Wet n’ Wild. They were only $1.99 CAD each. They are both kind of shiny lipsticks, they give your lips a shine, rather than actually changing your lip colour. The colour is a bit sheer (transparent?) so you have to apply a few layers. I only own one other lipstick and it’s by MAC. There really is no comparison between these two lipsticks and my MAC one — my MAC one is so much more superior. It even feels sturdier in its little tube as I apply. But as I said, these are kind of sheer, and shiny, so you can almost think of it as a lip shine stick instead of a lipstick that changes your lip colour, haha. (I can’t remember the names of the colours I chose. They were labeled on the display, but it doesn’t say on the lipstick tube).
NAIL POLISH: I am usually not much of a nail polish person, and I still don’t think I am, but I love Sally Hansen nail polishes, especially their Hard As Nails line. They go on smoothly, 1-2 coats usually does the trick (I put on 3-4 though, just because I really like the colours to be “vibrant”), and when they dry, they are shiny and smooth. (I once bought ultra cheap nailpolish from Claire’s — that was when I knew how a nail polish can dry flaky and, well, dry). Anyway, the two colours I bought are shown above: a candy pink and a pearl white. They were also $1.99 CAD each, which I was really surprised about because I think these are great nail polishes. Sally Hansen has another line called Diamonds, and those were almost $9 each :S So I don’t know why this line of polishes is so much cheaper, but it’s great. I am loving the white one currently. It comes off as almost silver, because it is so pearly and shiny.
EYELINER: I bought two eyeliners actually, but only showed one (the other is just a pencil by Annabelle, I needed a new one because I ran out, haha). The one shown is a gel liner by Maybelline (who, I found out yesterday, test on animals!! Eek! Along with a whole bunch of other brands I never knew … I feel kind of disappointed. But I bought this gel liner anyway because it was the only gel liner in the entire store and I didn’t want to drive across town to this place that I know has gel liners). Do no other drug store brands make gel liners?!) and unfortunately, I don’t remember how much this cost; probably between $6-7. I haven’t tried it yet, but when I do, I will let you know how it goes. Doesn’t seem that difficult though. I’m hoping gel liner will be less smudgy. It says it’s smudgeproof, but I can’t trust it until I see it for myself.
Anyway, that’s all the stuff I really cared about. I also got a eyeshadow quad of bronze colours, eyeliner and brow pencil like I already mentioned, and non-makeup stuff. I probably over rewarded myself for finishing all my midterms (actually, I know I over rewarded myself)! Oh well. Let’s see how long I can go on a shopping diet for before I break down again.