Saturday, 19 January 2013

I ran out of room so... I offloaded it to my boyfriend

My boyfriend recently moved and his room doubled in size so he bought this amazing customised wardrobe from Ikea. I'm so jealous but I'm probably going to slowly take over the wardrobe anyway :P I've completely run out of room to store any more clothes and makeup at my place so I decided to offload some of it into his wardrobe.

IKEA customised wardrobe. He can hang his jeans and pants
in the bottom right hand corner on specially designed, pull out
hangers.
Instant easy access to his jeans and pants.
Check out the clear glass! It reminds me of Princess Diaries :P
I'd put all my makeup and jewellery in there if I had a
wardrobe like this :P The second drawer down is mine :)
I should probably point out first that I'm the type of person who buys something and then likes to keep it new for as long as possible. As in, when I buy makeup, it might be AGES before I get around to using it as I just automatically reach for the things that are already open. If I buy clothes, sometimes the clothes will go on sale in store before I even get a chance to wear mine as I like to preserve its "new-ness". I know it's a bit weird but that's why I have so much unopened makeup!

So what I've done is, I've moved some of my opened makeup over to my boyfriends house so that I can't reach for it and I'm forced to open new products to try. I feel like a genius :P

I've also swatched some of the products so it's also like a mini review :)

Lip Products:

I have way too many lip products so I decided to leave some of my favourite ones at my boyfriend's place. This way, I'll be forced to use the lip products that I've been neglecting like my Urban Decay High Gloss Lip Colour pencil and MAC lipsticks.

Left to Right: Carmex, Revlon Sweetheart, Revlon Honey,
NARS Lip Pencil and YSL lip gloss
Left to Right: Carmex, Revlon Honey, Revlon Sweetheart,
NARS Lip Pencil and YSL lip gloss
1. Carmex Moisture Plus lip balm: I got this in a Bellabox and it's a really pretty sheer pink colour.
Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm
2. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart: I've found that I reach for this and Honey the most often and I've been neglecting my Smitten and Lovesick balm stains. I haven't even opened them! With these out of the way, I'll be forced to crack open some new lip products :)

3. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey

4. NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover: This is a gorgeous strawberry pink with gold glitter in it. I love this but again, I'm putting it out of reach as I'll be too tempted to go straight to this when I need a "going out" look.

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover

5. YSL goden gloss in number 10 Golden Peony: This is described as a "light strawberry pink" on the Sephora website but it goes on like a mostly clear lip gloss with lots of glitter in it. It's really pretty when it's layered over a lipstick or even on it's own as my lips are pretty pigmented.

Face and Eye products:

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 53 and
Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder in 53
1. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation: I've used this a handful of times but I think that it might be a tad too light for me. I left this at my boyfriend's as I needed to free up room for another foundation that I bought.

2. Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder: I always reach for this setting powder but I want to try my new MAC translucent powder and my MUFE HD powder sample. I feel like success is coming my way now that I won't be able to easily use this setting powder and I'll be forced to start a new one :P

Samples
I also never seem to use up my samples so these are the first couple that I need to get rid of!

Left to Right: Bioderma Crealine, L'oreal Base Magnifique, Revlon Primer, Lancome mascara and YSL Shocking Mascara.

This was all that I could bear to part with.. I still have way too much makeup at my place but I couldn't bring myself to part with all my favourite makeup. I've moved a lot of things into my makeup bag as well so that if I go out after work, I'm also forced to use only what's in my makeup bag rather than give myself an excuse to go to Priceline or Myer on my way out.

Am I kidding myself when I think that this will work? My goal is to start using the makeup that I've bought over the last few months and haven't even opened yet. I'd love to finish a few products like the samples as well :)

24 comments:

  1. I love the customised wardrobe! What a dream :) I know what you mean about keeping things new, they look so much prettier untouched! X

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    1. Yep! I can't touch new stuff cos it all looks so pretty in its boxes :)

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  2. Love that wardrobe! I've taken over my bf's wardrobe too LOL that's the only way I have room for all my stuff.

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    1. I should've gotten photos of the jeans/pants hanger! It pulls out and the pants drape over each bar so there's no need for special coat hangers!

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    2. Maddd! I want one now... except I have nowhere to put a whole wardrobe...

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  3. My ex boyfriend had that same doona cover! Small world

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    1. It's definitely a small world :P I'm sure it's not the same guy though as my boyfriend never dated before me :P

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    2. Haha I didn't think it would be the same guy

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    3. It would certainly be a small small world if it was :P

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  4. I love that wardrobe!

    I'm the same with new things. It's actually one of the reasons I started a blog, so I'd have a reason to actually use my make-up instead of just looking at how pretty it all was.

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    1. It's good to know that there's people like me :P

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  6. aw so cute couple and nice wardrobe!

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  7. Hahaha I love the title of this.
    Nice post :)

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  8. I keep that Carmex Lipbalm in my bag every day! I love that wardrobe, how awesome for organisation.
    x

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    1. I love the colour of it but I find that I can't layer it on too much as it gets a bit "oily"? I love it otherwise :)

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  9. I have so many things I want to write, so I'll start from the start!

    One. I love his wardrobe. I love it so much! I'm always lusting over them in Ikea, I'm so jealous! I have a walk-in closet but, it seems so small and not so innovative as that one!

    Two. I'm exactly the same as you with the whole "newness" thing! I love getting new make-up but I love it looking new lol! It's a bit silly but, oh well, whatever works for us right :P

    I'm so lucky my boyfriend and I live together, because if I had to part with all my precious make-up and clothing I'd probably have a fit! :P
    xx

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    1. It's an open wardrobe so that he can see everything. I'm still super jealous of it!

      I'm ready to move out but he isn't as we're full time uni students but he's studying to be an architect... so... my dream future house will have a massive walk in wardrobe :P

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  10. That wardrobe is amazing!!!
    Love your blog!

    Check out mine sometime? :-)
    http://clairebaretm.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  11. Try doing empties posts! It'll motivated you to finish things more because you know you have to show people! I love reading empties posts.

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  12. Oh I love that wardrobe system!! Love when everything is organised/clear to see!
    Loving all your products...Definitely need to get the Revlon balm in Sweetheart - adore that colour.

    Love your blog chick!

    XO from another Aussie blogger,
    Pauline @ http://mystyleinstinct.blogspot.com

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