I've completely outgrown my cabinet. This is sad.
This should be my cue to stop compulsively buying makeup and beauty products... Instead, I'm going to go get another cabinet.
I tried reorganizing it today, after trying to squeeze in some extra items... It's just not happening.
The top three shelves are all fragrance, the middle is body spray ( I don't know why I freakin buy this stuff) and the bottom ones are all lotions/creams/butters/what-have-you.
I can not even fit my Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collection in there. I had to buy a special box for that. With the 17+ bottles on the way to me, and the mountain of imps and frimps that follow, I'm going to have to find a Plan B.
I have a small mountain of product piling up, as it has no place to go at the moment.... I'm constantly knocking things over.
My lipgloss case is also overflowing, as well as my MAC Tour de Pink. I have stuff everywhere waiting to be put somewhere... GAH! It's taking over!
I have more things on the way, too. At least with the new job I'm saving more than I'm spending... But I feel the need to collect. I love to collect things. The things I've collected are collectively collecting into an uncontrollable collection.
I need suggestions. Storage. It's insane. I think I am going to have to move the furniture around to find an attractive way to store my stash.
It's kinda funny though, when I open my cabinet. It's like a Sephora or a little makeup store, with all the bottles and jars and such all lined up and on display.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
I've completely outgrown my cabinet. This is sad.
With all that's going on right now, I'm in need of some good retail therapy.
I'm making a lot more money now, so it looks like I can afford some upcoming MAC collections.
Now, people have been hearing me rave about Sweetie Cake... I just saw something this morning that pretty much overshadows Sweetie Cake. Behold:
Pretty much my favorite collection last year was Belle Azure (tied with Rebel Rock) and this seems to be Belle Azure : Revisited.
The shadows are completely different, but look! Limited Edition Packaging! Almost entirely identical lipglasses- I can finally have Elle and Pink Clash! New pearlizers! Did I mention Limited Edition Teal packaging?
I'm a sucker for packaging. It's bordering on tacky, but oh how I am CRAVING this right now. I absolutely can not wait!
Sucks that Black Tied and Idol Eyes are being repromoted AGAIN, but I'm so totally buying them cause this time they're special. I'll just keep them in the boxes for backups, I guess. Not that I could ever imagine running out of Black Tied, but... whatever.
So I may not end up buying much from Sweetie Cake after all. Maybe. Ok. I'll probably buy a lot, but I'm more excited about this.
AND! There's gonna be a collection with NEON LIQUID LINERS! I'm also buying all of those. Not only am I a sucker for packaging, I'm a sucker for neon colors.
Oooh, aaah! The colors, Duke, the colors!
On top of all that, I just won an eBay auction for Beaver Moon and it's the most orgasmically perfect scent. I'm obsessed with it now. I am on a quest to get as many bottles of it as I possibly can.
I'm hoping that the Monster Baits are somewhat similar. If in fact they are, I'm buying two more bottles of each.
I can't get enough Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.
I took a bath with a LUSH Bathos bubble bar slice this morning, and now I need more of that. Violets... Mmm... Purple water... mmm... And somehow I think it took the brassiness out of my hair. A plus.
Between BPAL, MAC and LUSH (wow, how creepy. All caps. Huh.) I'm not going to have much money left over!
Also: I need some cute boxes. I need a rather huge one to move my lipgloss collection into. My already huge one is pathetically inadequate. I need another box for my Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. And finally, I need another for my MAC stuff. It has outgrown the many homes it inhabits... It's just taking over...
I think I'm gonna go back to Ikea and get another cabinet. One just for perfumes, and one just for lotions. They're together in one right now, but it's dangerously crowded. That's sad. I need two 6.5'x2.5x2.5 cabinets to hold just my lotion and fragrances.
Hey.... maybe I should get one for my lipgloss, too!
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
WOOHOO! Sweetie Cake!
WOOHOO! Dragon Moon!
I dropped a paycheck on MAC and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab in the span of 36 hours.
From Sweetie Cake I got:
Lipstick - Fashionably Fuchsia (Ok, so that's from Classic Coordinates. )
Softsparkle Eye Pencil - Ultra-Chill
Tinted Lipglass - Sweetie Cake
Pigment - Pinked Mauve
Tinted Lipglass - Pink Meringue
Tinted Lipglass - Mouthwatering
4 Sweetie Cakes (palette)
Tinted Lipglass - Petit Four
Pigment - Lily White
And when I pay off my car insurance I'm gonna get the rest of the Softsparkle Eye Pencils.
From the Dragon Moon update I got:
From April Fool's update I got:
Enraged Bunny Musk
Monster Bait: Underpants
and an imp of Persephone
I shouldn't have to spend any more on Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab until the next update, so I'm gonna try to save.
I got an invite to the Sundressing event in the mail today. It came in a cd-sized envelope and it was printed on a thick cardboard... coaster? It's pretty sweet. The makeup is 60's-tastic. Kinda tacky, but so awesome to look at. I haven't RSVP'd yet but... I'm going to. Is this the collection with Lure, Bait, Hooked? If it is I'm SO buying everything! (See previous post)
I decided against getting Apricot Pink pigment because it looked to similar to Deckchair and Goldenaire, both of which are kinda blah and I never use, and I only bought because they were LE... I may cave and get Apricot Pink just to have it, but... Bills. I wanna buy a HOUSE. And stuff like that.
Can you believe that this is the first time I've bought MAC since JANUARY? The last MAC I got was a Valentine's Day gift (Culturebloom!)! I feel... Kinda proud... I think. I can't remember what the last MAC I bought was... Thunder Eyes quad for sure... Tint Toons? Lingerie? Wow... That's... amazing.
I haven't bought anything from Sephora for about that long! I was gonna buy Miss Dior Cherie the night of the Culturebloom event, but Sephora was closing in... Well, it was closed. But they let me in anyway, because I'm a BEAUTY INSIDER (ha, ha...) Seriously... they did. I'm not kidding! I went in and sprayed it on my hand and fell in LOVE... But like I said, they were closed, so I got out of there before I spent another $75 on what is essentially stinky water.
I'm trying to kick the habit... I can quit anytime I want!