January-April Hauls and Hiatus Update

In a massive fit of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), I bought these two sets at the tail-end of December 2012. But they only arrived in January. The Stila Snow Angel Palette Set was discounted and reasonably priced on beautybay.com, but the Tarte's Carried Away Collector's Set was a ridiculously overpriced purchase from eBay. I regretted purchasing them when I received a staggering credit card bill in January, but time heals all wounds and now that I've paid that off and managed to stuff my purchases into an additional set of acrylic Keji drawers, I've been mostly content.

I say mostly, since February brought these items to my doorstep, and as a brush hoarder, I was pretty pleased with these Real Techniques brushes. Though I haven't had the guts to wear the Revlon True Red ColorBurst Lipstick out yet, I've enjoyed playing around with it at home. Oh, and looks like I forgot to include Maybelline's Bad to the Bronze 24 Hour Color Tattoo Eyeshadow, a welcome addition to my jam-packed eyeshadow drawer.

But apart from a Clarisonic Brush head in April, I have not purchased anything else beauty/makeup-wise, and I'm hoping to resist most temptations until the next holiday season. Yup, I plan to skip this year's IMATS as well. I think I'm better off spending the $50 for IMATS ticket on an actual beauty prod. But I'm almost positive that I'll cave when the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend rolls around.

I will allow myself skincare purchases once I use up my current stash. I've been diligently using up a lot of facial stuff that didn't work for my face as body - facial wash as body wash and facial moisturiser as body lotion. I'm also throwing out things that really don't work - lotions that are not hydrating enough, I may as well have not slapped any on or potions/lotions that smell horrible to me.

I have just about covered every hiatus excuse in the book, but here's a new one for me - I'm 4 months pregnant!


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