The Makeup Collection + Wishlist


A few weeks back, Lillian of Mascaradise had an idea to for us peeps at the Beauty Bloggers group to 'showcase' our ~fabbity fab~ makeup collections, and since my real life friends wanted to do a gift exchange, I thought "Eh! Why not make it a makeup collection AND a wishlist post! #falseproductivityatitsfinest"

So huzzah! Here comes the trash + hot mess (literally)!

The overall view.
This is a partial collection, but most of my makeup is shown in this post (aka foundations + concealers not shown, + depotted items).
(I'M WORKING ON A STORAGE SOLUTION, OK ;-;)

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SO YEAH.

Definitely not the largest collection, but definitely not the smallest either, heh.
Now you guys know home shameful my Baby Lips collection is (I tell ya, they're the adult Lip Smackers!). 
I mean, some of you guys maybe already know about a majority of this stuff since most of my hauls are on here, but always nice to see everything in one place, eh? 

ISN'T MY TABLE A HOT MESS? :(
TELL ME HOW YOU STORE YOUR MAKEUP PLS

THE WISHLIST


1. Sally Hansen Triple Shine 'Pearly Whites' - FLAKIES. I am easily mesmerized by shiny things.

2. Soap and Glory 'Sugar Crush' - 'SUGAR CRUSH' ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. One of my favourite scents, and if you don't know what it smells like, it basically smells like 'Sprite'/'7UP' on steroids (a very intense lemon/lime scent)(also, Chilsung cider...if you get the reference).

3. Almay Liquid Lip Balms- I don't know why I love these as much as I do, but ugh, I love these things for their sheerness and hydration. (Srsly tho, is this a liquefying trend? Liquid eyeshadow, liquid lipstick, liquid lipbalm...next thing I'll find...liquid...lipliner...or something [I think we've liquefied everything, actually...])

4. Baby Lips - FUEL THE BABY LIPS MONSTER. MOAR MOAR MOAR PLS. (These aren't even anything special, but their various scents + cute packaging make them irresistible. 'Strike A Rose' is on my 'to-buy' list!)

5. Lush Bath Bombs - expensive and impractical, but they make my room smell ~hallelujah~ for weeks. Bring on the citrus!

6. Real Techniques Stippling Brush - it's pathetic because some of my cream blushes have been sitting on my vanity because I don't have a stippling brush and using my fingers sounds messy :(

7. Josh Groban - I mean yeah, you technically can't buy people, so if someone could kidnap him and air mail him to me that would be great too. But if you don't want to risk an international fiasco over this ~beloved treasure~, feel feel to buy me his CDs.
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Three more exams to go! I hate you people who have finished exams early ~_~
(thanks, UofT for scheduling my exams in the last week of school)
Annnnnd, I've finally finished Christmas shopping!

How do you guys store your makeup? Have you guys finished Christmas shopping yet? :D

53 comments

  1. Good god this collection - and those Baby Lips! o____o Crazy stash, hahah - I can't have more than a handful of crap at a time, and give away the things I don't use. I have this constant "omg its gonna rot away in my drawer if i don't use it" nagging feeling, so yeah. I'm crazy. ;o;
    I basically stash my makeup in my tiny tiny desk drawers right now. It's overflowing... so I need me some Muji drawers or whatnot. Stat!

    Christmas shopping... haven't started. Merp. o_____o (But omg I want to shop for myself, those bath bombs... I want!)

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    1. I CAN'T HELP MYSELF THEY'RE OVERPRICED BUT IDK MAN
      Yeah, I do too! Which is probably why I have a bottle of three year old foundation wasting away on my vanity ._. (I feel like I should give some away but then I get all greedy and start layering 5 products on at a time...)

      WE NEED MUJI DRAWERS ;-;
      Oh man, you're doing your shopping late LOL (TREAT YO SELF 2 SOME BATH BOMBS)

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  2. I love the picture of your baby lips in all their glory ;) And I am SO jealous of your lorac pro palette.

    I DEFINITELY recommend the real techniques stippling brush! I've used it almost every day since I got it a few months ago.
    BIFFSQUIGGLED

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    1. Othx ;)
      (Blah, I really need to make an effort to use my palettes!)

      OUUU, nice! Jealous that you guys have Real Techniques so easily accessible though! Haven't heard too much about it, but figured since Real Techniques does amazing brushes anyways + if you say it's amazing, then I need to get on this brush asap!

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  3. Awesome pictures & collection! How do you like those Tarte cheek stains?
    Good luck with your exams, I just finished mine tonight!

    AddictedtoOPI

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    1. Haha, thanks!
      I like them, but I think you're 'just ok'. Messy though!

      And ahhhh, congrats, I hope you did well! c:

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  4. Omg, such a wearable and awesome collection full of versatile shades! I love all your blush picks, I'd wear ALL of them! And your baby lips collection is awesome! Mine, if I kept all of the ones I finished would include two of every color as I've gone through every color at least twice!

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    1. WE ARE BLUSH FIENDS, NO SHAME.

      Omg, lucky! I don't use mine too often, but they are so cute to have around! (What's your favourite shade?)

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  5. I love the massive blusher stash and all of its glory!
    I want to try the Almay liquid lip balms; I see them everywhere. I have just managed to forget about them when I'm shopping...for like 5 months!

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    1. NO SHAME.
      (But my mom's always like 'Y U HAVE SO MUCH BLUSH U ONLY HAVE ONE FACE' or s/t idk)
      Definitely try them out! I really enjoy mine so far c:

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  6. AHH So much blush.. and baby lips. the almay liquid lip balms are amazing... def worth the try. but tbh... YOU DONT NEED ANY MORE MAKEUP :P

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    1. jk there's no such thing as too much

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    2. LOL I swear, don't you have a larger stash then me? With all your PR stuff and stuff, heh :D

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  7. Loved this post, your photography is so awesome gurl!
    Well I've already told you I use Muji which is no help :( but actually I'm sure there are similar alternatives available through amazon and ebay? Idk man acrylic storage is just sooo neat and practical! You get to see everything and it all kinda gets used and yeah! x)
    GOODLUCK WITH THE REST OF YOUR EXAMS <3 YOU CAN DO IT!!!
    The Blushing Giraffe| The Blog Loving
    xxx

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    1. (NO, YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY IS SO AWESOME ~_~)
      Yeah, I'm sure my ~creative~ mind will find another solution though! c:
      I KNOW THEY ARE!! WHICH IS WHY EVERYONE LOVES THEM ;-;

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  8. Wah so many baby lips omg, how do you know which ones to use! *-* I've used the Soap and Glory sugar crush things before and I love them so so much~ THAT SMELL OMG.

    Thanks for sharing your wishlist Vanessa - Good luck with your exams! ^^ x

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    1. SHHHHHH, I actually never know which one to use LOL (which is why they usually just sit there unused ._.)
      YEAH RITE???? THAT SMELLL ISSSSSSSSS DIVINEEEE

      Thanks Em! c:

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  9. I keep my currently using makeup in old ipsy bags in my drawer. The make up I'm not using I keep in old Glossyboxes in my closet and then I rotate things in and out each month. I definitely would love some muji or ikea storage though.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. That's smart though!! (Using the ipsy bags)
      But if I did that I'd be so confused because I like having everything in one place, heh c:

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  10. Wow you have quite a large make-up collection! I love how you have so many Baby Lips products as well!

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha, it's not that large!! (But I think every collector says that, haha)
      Collecting them is addictive!

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  11. Hmm someone really likes blush and Baby Lips lol. Your makeup collection seriously puts mine to shame Vanessa. Everything I have pretty much fits into my clear acrylic organizer - well I make it fit anyway ;p I think I need a stippling brush as well but I kind of like the control of applying cream blush with my fingers.

    RYC: I ended up with a lot of new brands in my beauty gift guide because I've really been interested in natural/eco products lately. That Rouge Bunny Rouge blush stick is so covet worthy and it comes in the prettiest shades as well.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. I feel compelled to buy everything I see, even if I don't end up using them, haha! (i.e. baby lips + blushes)
      Acrylic holders seem to be the standard solution, eh?

      Haha, explains a lot though! I don't normally see too many natural/eco beauty products, so thanks for sharing! c:

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  12. LOVE your makeup collection (and I'm totally digging the pictures as well). If my makeup was as prettily disorganized as yours was it would be awesome! (but alas, mine is tucked away in a couple of drawers somewhere in my room!) but HOLY MOLY I want that blush collection...!!!

    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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    1. YEAH, SO NOW IT'S YOUR TURN TO SHOWCASE YOUR COLLECTION, K ;)
      Nah, mine isn't that greatly organized though!
      NEVER ENOUGH BLUSHES TBH.

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  13. hahah josh groban. i use to be so in love with him!

    what a great collection and holy baby lips! i can't wait to try out the medicated ones. i love the blushes you have!
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. "USED TO BE"
      WHY USED TO BE???
      Yeah, I finally started seeing the medicated ones around here in Walmart, so I will definitely by picking more up! c:

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  14. So. many. Baby Lips! haha <3 I see you are a blush lover like me! :) xx

    Great collection and loved your post!
    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  15. Your baby lips collection. Must. Have! Great collection!! If you end up getting the soap and glory duo, I'd be interested in reading your thoughts on them :)

    P.S - I absolutely love the header - you're very talented!

    Stephanie | theFantasia

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    1. Heh, Soap and Glory is quite pricey here in Canada, ain't it? I might splurge on them one day!
      Thankyou! c:

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  16. now that's a vanessa table! i laughed so hard when I saw another baby lips on your wishlist!! and btw i really like that black plate that you are using on your pics lately.

    i want to do this post too! it's only this year that i really started collecting the cosmetics that i like :D oh and i store my make up in a train case, its easier for me to organize it that way :)

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    1. YEAH DESPERATE TIMES = MESSY EVERYWHERE
      Hehehehe, nice call on the plate! IT'S FROM TARGET. HALLOWEEN EDITION.

      YES YES DO THIS POST!! I love seeing people's collections/seeing what they have!! (and see, that's smart ;) )

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  17. Nice collection! I always hear people raving about the Baby Lips, but I've actually never tried them myself. Storing make-up is seriously impossible to me, every time I put everything back in its place, it only takes me a few days to mess it all up again because I need something at the bottom of the stack XD Impossible.

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    1. Ahhh, they're not really anything special, but I love the scent + they're too cute!
      LOL ugh, the problems of having too much makeup ;)

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  18. Your makeup collection is so much better stored than mine, I'll sort them out once in a while but it just ends up in a pile after a few days! :/

    Yet Another Make Up Blog.

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    1. EH, so long as you know where everything is!! (I NEED SOME KIND OF STORAGE, IT'S JUST AESTHETICALLY APPEALING)

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  19. You have quite a collection of baby lips! Oh btw, you'd be the perfect person to ask this question since you seem to have tested a lot of them---which drugstore brand in your opinion makes the best liquid eyeliner?

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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    1. NOOOOOOO LOL. Everyone seems to ask me this question but I am probably the least qualified, haha. I've only ever tried 2 liquid liners, so I definitely need to try out more in 2014!

      (Generic answer - Stila + Kat von D make great liquid liners, or so I've heard)

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  20. Love your collection!! I store mine in a 3 drawer organizer i found at Target. It was $15 i believe. I love it, but its starting to overflow in my palette section .__.
    Hope your exams went well!

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    1. LOL yeah, knowing you, it would definitely be overflowing in the palette section ;)

      Thanks, Lupe! c:

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  21. Beautiful photos! Your blush collection is super pretty I'm jealous :)


    also I'd love to see individual posts on all of the "categories/sections" of your makeup collection!

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    1. Haha, thanks!! c:

      Ahh, I did think about doing that, but wasn't sure if anyone would actually sit through all of that! Maybe I will eventually do that! c:

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  22. Just droppin by to wish you Merry Christmas vanessa!! :)

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  23. omg gurl!!
    You have a HUGE collection!!!~~
    and sfkaghljsda SO MANY "BABY LIPS" (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*: ・゚✧
    good luck with your last exams~~
    xoxo Charmaine

    charrmyn.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, it's not that huge of a collection ^_^''
      Thanks Charmaine! c:

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  24. Your makeup collection is to die for! I would sell my soul just to have all that ^__^

    meowpatra.blogspot.com

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    1. Pffftt, not really to die for though! NO SOUL SELLING HERE--I AINT A DEVIL HERE (-sweats nervously-)

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  25. Oh Hi, Blush Addicts Anonymous? VANESSA NEEDS TO JOIN YOU ;) xxx

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    1. osnap I GOT CALLED OUT.
      (Won't stop buying blushes, can't stop buying blushes)

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  26. Yooo, I'm a bit late to the party with reading this post but wow can I just steal all your make up?! I must say though I'm impressed with your baby lips and blush collection you got going on. Great post though Vanessa, I really enjoyed reading it! :)

    Lucy // a little of lucy
    P.S. I hope your exams went well!

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    1. FEEL FREE TO STEAL MY MAKEUP. (It'll give me an excuse to buy more HEHEHEHE)
      Thanks, Lucy!

      (And I hope they went well too L OL ._.'')

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