Hi hi, I am not sure if this willl be a mini series as yet, but thought it would be interesting to do an inventory check of my stash. But I shall go ahead, and call this a Part One!
Obviously, nobody needs this many blushes, and I have often wondered, whether to sell or not, and in the end, I end up keeping them, because each of these items has a story to tell. It could be a travel story, a special trip to a country, a MAC Pro store, or stories of friends and relativeswho have helped me hunt down the products, stories of friendships, swap stories, birthdays, celebrations, that crazy sale etc etc and so on. So, yes, in a way, they have sentimental value, and that's why I probably won't sell any of these blushes, even if many of them appear brand new, and some are still sealed in their plastic.
Others keep memories in photo albums, scrapbooks, songs, and all that, but I guess my makeup stash is another way for me to archive and store great memories too. (oh, don't call me a cheese-ball for saying all these, you know what I am talking about!)
Let's start with the miscellaneous ones:
10 color palette which I purchased online.
I don't use this much, except when I need to do makeup for a group of people, and this becomes part of my 'kit'.
Various face powders
Clarins Barroco Face Palette
Two Faced Leopard Bronzer (bought this in France during my first trip to Sephora 4 years back!)
Covergirl shimmering face powder
Sonia Kashuk shimmer face powder
Pretty girly stuff from various brands
Anna Sui blush from their Xmas set
Smashbox Dolce Vita (LE)
Topshop cream blush
Cargo Amalfi blush
VOV Blush (pressie from Chantana!)
Barry M powders which my sister bought when she was hauling in Superdrugs
Sleek blush - pressie from Sarah
WetNWild blush (swap goodie!)
LA Girls blush - pressie from Sara
Benefit boxed blushes
Albatross, Nico, Madly, Luster, Orgasm, Mounia, Mata Hari, Taos, Torrid, Laguna, Doucuer, Penny Lane,Sin, Gilda
MAC Mineralised Blushes
MAC MSFs & Beauty Powders
Petticoat (got this years back in Paris too), Porcelain (in the first release), Stereo Rose, Smooth Merge, Blonde,
Cheeky Bronze, Perfect Topping, Solar Riche, Alpha Girl, Shell Pearl, Sculpt and Shape
I don't depot all these blushes, because I don't want to risk breaking them, and also single blushes are more travel friendly.
I may have left out a couple of items in this entry, but I think this is my total blush stash at this point in time.
I am quite wary of buying any more blushes these days, unless some good deal, or unique shades come along. There are also brands which I have used and enjoyed in the past, such as the Shu Uemura blushes.... and brands which I know I better not venture into because they would be super exensive habits, such as Chanel.
I feel like doing foundation, concealer, lipsticks showcases. Maybe when the next 'impulse' hits me! :)
Thanks for looking!