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Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Makeup Orphanage

Hello, my Pretties!

Yes, I have yet another post to share with you today.

Today, my older sister cleaned out her makeup stash and got rid of makeup she wasn't using anymore or didn't like and she gave it all to me.  Yay!  She has done this several times.  She is the best, I swear!

While I have two sisters, my older sister and I share the love of makeup.  We can text for hours about it.  She understands my addiction so well even though she is not an addict herself.  She buys what she needs and nothing more.  And she has no problem giving it away which is totally an inconceivable thought to me.  And because she knows how off my rocker I am about makeup, she feeds my addiction.  God bless her.

Which brings me to the Makeup Orphanage.  That's me.  That's what she calls me.  I always take in older, unused, unwanted makeup.  No questions asked.  No matter how battered and beat up it is, I'll take it.  I will love it and accept it into my home.  I will clean it up, care for it, and give it a purpose.  I will find some use for it no matter what.  I don't discriminate.  All makeup is beautiful, useful, and important to me.

Have you stopped laughing yet??

It's true.

Here is my show and tell.

Latest newcomers to the Makeup Orphanage.

Love magazines!

We also share our magazine subscriptions.  She always gives me hers to keep because she knows I like to study the makeup shown on the women inside these pages.  She understands me so well.

Shown here is the January 2012 New Year's Special! Glamour magazine with the Kardashian sisters on the cover.  The other is the January 2012 edition of Cosmopolitan with Scarlett Johansson on the cover.  I didn't recognize her!

My newest eyeshadow palettes.

On the left, Colour Me Glow 12 Shades Eyeshadow by Profusion.

On the right, mark. Snap to It Custom Color Palette with 8 eyeshadows.  The shadows she included are:
Top, left to right: Glitterati, Daybreaker, Living Doll, and Tiki.
Bottom, let to right: Plum Velvet, Night Owl, Luvstruck, and Java.

My newest nail polishes.

Left to Right:
Zoe & Zac Naturals in Violet Flower
Zoe & Zac Naturals in Cardinal
Wet n Wild Wild Shine in Lady Luck
L.A. Colors Nail Lacquer in Bright Pink

Yay! Got a couple new shades of pink for Pink Wednesday!

My newest eye products.

Left to Right:
Avon Shadowstix Eyeshadow Stick in Vivid Violet
Avon Extralasting Eyeshadow in Rose Mist
E.L.F. Eyelid Primer in Sheer
Avon Smooth Minerals Eyeshadow Pencil in Sand Dune
Avon Smooth Minerals Eyeshadow Pencil in Amethyst

My newest L'Oreal HIP shadows.

Left to Right:
L'Oreal HIP High Intensity Pigments in Fiery
L'Oreal HIP High Intensity Pigments Bright Shadow Duo in Showy

My newest face products.

Left to Right:
VS Pro Airbrush FX Face Primer SPF 20
Urban Decay De-Slick in a Tube sample

My newest lippies.

Left to Right:
Cover Girl Lipstick in Iced Mauve
Clinique Super Balm Moisturizing Gloss in Apricot
Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie in Mango-thon
Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lipstick in Rum Raisin
Liplicious Tasty Lip Color Royal Pucker in Spiced Berry

The Royal Pucker in Spiced Berry was the only thing that was brand new and sealed.  I took the picture of it sitting inside the lid to the top of the Neutrogena lipstick.  Without it, I couldn't get the tube to stand up!  Ah ha, thinking outside the box!

So, don't you think I have the greatest sister in the world!  She is so understanding and non-judgmental of my makeup madness and so very supportive of my blog and future aspirations in the beauty community.  I appreciate all that she does for me.

Luv & Luk,

♥♥ Everything shown in this post was given to me by my sister.  ♥♥


  1. Love it LOL wish there were more girls like you guys in our family I always have an overabundance of makeup and nothing to do with it lol that should be a sign I need help lol

  2. Wow u got a lot of stuff from your sis! Wish my sis was into makeup as much as I am! Great post!

  3. @Cathy, LOL. No one is as bad as I am in my family! But the nice thing is that they all know about my addiction now--it's out in the open! And they support it. Haha. My sister has all her make up in ONE drawer because she keeps getting rid of stuff to buy new stuff. Smart. I can't do that. LOL. I graciously take her donations :D

    @Glitz Glam Budget, yes, it felt like Christmas to me! I was so excited to get some "new" stuff. Well, it NEW to me! That's the way I see it. This way, I get to try out a lot of stuff that I wouldn't normally buy for myself. I enjoy it so much! I love my Makeup Orphanage and all my little beauties in it :)

  4. Great post!!!
    Like those nail polishes

  5. Awesome, I think I have a makeup orphanage as well! lol You are gorgeous!

  6. @Hunter87, thank you! I think I'm going to polish my nails tomorrow one of the pinks so that way I can see if I can squeeze in a Pink Wednesday post.

    @Lash Girl, LOL, makeup orphanages are fun! I love having one!! And thank you for calling me gorgeous! Such a sweet compliment that I don't get often but I'll gladly accept LOL :)


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