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Random stash thoughts


Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Tuesday, October 03, 2006 10:59 PM (Eastern)

It's been eight years, literally, since I first discovered Internet beauty boards. I'll have to say that things have changed a lot since those heady days. Or...? It might be more accurate to say I've changed a lot. Perhaps more than the boards have.

I still love the boards. Yes, I feel the content has become more diffuse. There's now a heavy ribbon of...seeding...on some of the boards. I've been around long enough to recognize it as such.

Still, it remains the Internet, and there's still no way to completely control it. It is now what novels used to be: a form of rebellion. Something you (at least figuratively) pull out of your handbag and read on the bus. The secret thrill ever flows; you just have to look harder for it these days.

I'm thinking now of doing a stash-cleaning. I'm pretty shameless as far as that goes. I don't care if I've barely made a dent in the product. If it's old, and I'm not using it, it's gotta go.

I've given perfectly good (albeit old) MAC shadows the heave-ho, right out of their Back-to-MAC-able pots. Perfume turned? Ta ta! Eyepencil hard? Okay, try the JennyB trick first...sharpen the dickens out of the thing...but if it's still hard, it's history, it's Elvis.

And, I would like to procure a couple of new items. I've heard so much about that MAC Buried Treasure Powerpoint. Someone "borrowed" my Chanel Moire lipstick sample; I'd like to buy a full size (it's gorgeous and wearable). I still have eyeshadows up to my eyeballs :D no temptations here...except I'm toying with the notion of the Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick Myriam...it's a neat idea.

Y'see, I've come to fully realize just how lazy I am, beauty-wise. I should have known, back when I started stashing my perfumes where I keep my socks. Socks? you say. What in the beejabbers...? The thing is this. While I'm getting dressed, the perfumes are right there. No need to walk three steps to fetch 'em.

Next...fairly recently...I began to keep my cream blushes in the same place I keep my tinted sunscreen and pressed powder...in the bathroom. The bathroom? you snork. Isn't that a big storage no-no? Well yes it is, but if I kept the stuff anyplace else, it would never get used. It has to go on after I've brushed my teeth, and in a place where I can conveniently wash my hands.

Why cream blush? Heh heh...because again, it's less of an extra step if you can apply it after you've put on your foundation product (the tinted sunscreen) and before your powder--both of which I regard as necessary. It's dab, dab, blend, blend, you're done!

Hence...returning to the Shimmerbrick...the notion of a multi-tasking product is attractive to me and potentially to lazybones everywhere.

So, the short list:

1.) MAC Buried Treasure Powerpoint. I suspect Teddy is better, color-wise, but my Powerpoints get more rotation than my Eye Kohls. (No touch-ups = lazy = more rotation.)

2.) A Shimmerbrick? Dare I? I'll have to research it. There are several 'bricks to choose from.

3.) Chanel Moire lipstick. Those Hydrabases rock.

That's it for now.


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