Cosmetic-ed


It's funny how I now take a lot more time putting myself together. When I had colored hair, I thought that my hair took care of me being "accessorized." It's taken a while to get me back to styling my hair and wearing makeup, but I'm glad to be playing with my neglected cosmetics again. I've rediscovered the joys of changing up my look with a brushstroke here and a swipe of lipcolor there. 


My makeup drawer has been so neglected that I actually found a couple of lipsticks that smelled a bit off. I know that sounds awful, but at least I caught it before putting them on my lips! I know cosmetics have expiration dates, but I'm rubbish at keeping track of mine. How do you keep track? 


After I found those smelly lippies, I promptly sniffed all my other makeup. I ended up culling my collection to a more manageable size, getting rid of a lot of the lower quality stuff I barely used anyway. Because I've thrown out a lot, that means I can start getting some new ones to try out, right? Right


outfit details
dress: H&M
cardigan: Forever 21
bow wedges: Urban Outfitters
cherry pin: from Zoe
Hello Kitty panda bag: Hot Topic



18 comments:

  1. You look lovely. I have to remember to toss out old makeup to at times. It is fun getting new stuff and trying it out. The lip colour is so pretty. I hope you have a great Monday xx

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  2. Your hair looks so pretty like that! Usually eye make up and foundations gets the boot before other stuff. Your lip color is really pretty too!

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  3. Fab! Love the color and the braids :)

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  4. I'm really bad at keeping track of expirations on makeup too - I have no idea! I like your makeup here and your hair look so pretty pulled back like that!

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  5. I love your hair like that, I wish mine made a pretty crown like that! As far as makeup, I don't believe in expiration dates. I believe in texture changes and smell changes. So basically what you did on accident is what I do on purpose lol.

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  6. Great lip color! I have a habit of keeping cosmetics for way too long, too.

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  7. Yes, that's how it works, lol. Out with the old, in with the new! :D :D :D I'm glad you sniffed everything. That's usually just how I keep track. Periodically I'm bitten by the cleaning bug and go through and look through everything, smelling them, looking for texture changes (like Cassy).

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  8. That lip shade is GORGEOUS on you! Culling the stash is always fun. I don't really have a system to keep track, because some things last longer whilst somethings don't. It's weird! Sniffing before using is always a good thing!

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  9. You can totally start getting new cosmetics now! And I am terrible at keeping track of expiration dates as well...although I haven't found anything that smells...yet.

    Courtney - http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  10. hey laura! i did that a few weeks ago. it's amazing how cosmetics add and pile up. lol plus tastes change over time! lipstick and blush i use to like i no longer do. we're forever evolving :) you look so beautiful! laura no matter what your hair color is,you're a beautiful girl. i love the way you styled your hair here. so pretty. great cardigan, dress and sandals. you look great! you look happy :D
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  11. I didnt even know lipstick could go bad! but i use a lot of lipstick by that i mean every day at least twice a day, so i find that i run out of lip stuff more than anything else.

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  12. I just love your lipstick and glasses. I think you look so retro! Every other month, I need to get rid of makeup that's old. I hate to waste it but it's gotta be done :/

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  13. I'm such a non girl when it comes to make up - my make up bag is so empty it's probably a crime!

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  14. That's a pretty lipstick color and you look adorable Laura!

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  15. Yeah I'm pretty slack at getting rid of old cosmetics. I try at least change my mascara every 6 months, but shadows, pffft, like never :)

    I love the braid in your hair - very cute!

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  16. Every time you wear this sweater I want to yell TWINSIES! But I know no one will hear me. lol

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  17. Love your glasses! And your hair..oooo

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  18. Oh gosh, I am always letting my makeup expire. This reminds me that I should take a peek in my makeup bag :P This shade of lipstick looks lovely on you! May I ask what it is?

    Lovely outfit, btw :)

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