Saturday, February 27, 2010

My Little Obsession

I was cleaning my room the other day when I found this stash below... makeup bag collection!

I had to laugh when I saw it. I mean, it's not a very big collection at all, but did I really need to have so many makeup bags?? Probably not. Not to mention the funny pattern I seemed to notice. Can you spot what I'm talking about?
Love the shape of these bags. They're wider at the bottom so you can fit a whole ton of stuff in here.

These are the pink and frilly makeup bags. Totally cute!

And here are the more sophisticated looking bags. I wanted to ditch the cute hearts and girly frills for something a bit more "grown-up", so to say. I adore these bags! They are strong, sturdy, waterproof and great quality bags.

Sooo... .as you've probably noticed, I have a bit of an obsession with makeup bags and I seem to go through phases where I end up buying the same styles over and over again, depending what I happen to like at the moment. Therefore, I end up with the same sort of bags all the time. I'm like that when it comes to buying makeup too. Often I will come home ecstatic after purchasing an eyeshadow or lipstick, only to discover that I already own about 10 million others of the same (or really similar) shades. Guess I just tend to stick to the things I like. Haha =P

The white bag pictured above was my favourite for the longest time. This bag is from Sephora. As you can see, the flower pattern extends into the inside of the bag and is also waterproof, making this a gorgeous bag that's super easy to clean. 

This is another of my favourites. I love the heart-shaped quilted pattern on the front and the added touch with the frills.

This bag below is my most current make-up bag. 

I'm happy to say that it's different from all the rest (phew!).
Recently, I've down-sized my makeup bag to this little one here because I found myself using only certain items on a daily basis so I didn't need such a large makeup bag anymore.

There's a waterproof quilted finish on the outside and a cute polka dot pattern inside. 

As you can see, this bag is quite small, but don't let its small size fool you. This little bag here easily holds all of my essentials. 

What's in my makeup bag:
1. ELF Shine Eraser Blotting Sheets
2. mirror
3. q-tips / bobby pin / hair tie
4. bandaid
5. L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara
6. Maybelline Waterproof Liquid Liner
7. ELF Eyelash Curler
8. Rimmel Lipstick (in Nude Delight)
9. Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss (in Pink Perfection)
10. Paula's Choice Soft Cream Concealer
11. Nyx Concealer in a Jar
12. The Body Shop Retractable Lip Brush 
13. ELF Natural Radiance Blusher (in Glow)

Note: I keep mostly inexpensive makeup in my everyday bag because these are the products I go through quickly and also, if anything happens, they can be easily replaced. 

These are must-haves in my makeup bag. You've heard me rave about these before in my "January Loves" post. This is pretty much what I use everyday.
Usually, my makeup lasts long enough that I don't have to worry about touch-ups but I keep concealer in my bag just incase. I use the NYX Concealer in a Jar along with the retractable brush from The Body Shop to spot conceal and then use a creamier concealer for my undereye area.

ELF Shine Eraser Blotting Sheets are a staple for me. They work just as well as the Clean & Clear Blotting Sheets but are only $1.  These are soft like tissue paper while the Clean & Clear ones are sort of plastic-like. Because these sheets are so thin, you do have to be careful of tearing it.

My lipstick, lipgloss and blush varies daily, but I keep these three as my go-to everyday colours. The blush pictured is the ELF Natural Radiance Blush in the colour Glow. It's quite powdery and tends to have a bit of fallout, but the colour itself is gorgeous. This blush is also just $1.

Left: Rimmel Lipstick in Nude Delight
Middle: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss in Pink Perfection
Right: ELF Natural Radiance Blusher in Glow

That's all for now!
Thanks for reading :)


Jian said...

Wowww girl, so many makeup bags!!! O___________O I only have three, and all of them came free with *something*. I only use them when I go travelling. I don't take a makeup bag with me when I go to uni or out because it's SO HEAVY!! I normally just pop an eyeliner, powder and lipbalm in the zip pocket of my bag for touch ups.

And the lipstick swatches <3 So nice!!! And that blush looks soo pretty, it actually loks so glowy!

Nicol said...

the makeup bags are so lush! you can never have too many ;D

Shop N' Chomp said...

What a great post! I love spying into other girls' makeup bags...hee hee. Thank you for sharing, Anita! =D I'm like you. I just noticed a small growing collection of makeup bags. I've told myself that I will not be buying anymore and even donated a few. I also tend to buy makeup in the same colors over and

Babybubblz said...

I love ELF blotting sheets too, I carry them around everywhere with me!

Susie said...

I like the make-up bag you use now the most :) It looks so small but holy cow it really does fit a lot inside, hahahah.

Serena said...

oOoOO nice makeup bag collection. I'm lacking in makeup bags... =/. I'm still trying to find one that is durable and cute at the same time [oh and that can fit in my purse.]

I think it's smart that you keep mostly inexpensive makeup in my everyday bag, I never thought about the possibility of losing it. That would suck if you lost your most expensive items. I'll keep this in mind. =]

Dina (XYYan) said...

your makeup bags are so cute! thanks for sharing them to us :)

C. said...

i love your bag collection and im the same way hahah when i like a particular style i buy a lot in the same form, color, style etc. and its so nice you can carry so many goodies in your everyday makeup bag, my makeup bag is too big @_@ im such a fail lol

Suzanna said...

Hey girl! im a new follower! i was poking around your blog! i love love love! and wow you have a ton of make up bags lol!
anyways, hope you can check me out too:)

xoxo suzanna

Irene said...

Nice collection of bags - it is funny how you say you get into patterns of buying like-things. I'm the same way! lol

Thanks for your sweet comments, love your blog - am following now hehe

Thanks for the swatches too, that ELF blush looks really pretty!

Jessy said...

the frilly makeup bags are sooo cute~~~~

Catherine said...

OMG such a cute collection!! I love it! I love makeup bags too but I really need to stop buying them LOL...

ipehishere said...

haha i hv soo many make up bags too !><

アイ said...

thanks for visiting the blog :)
i am in desperate need of a new makeup bag... any suggestion?? i also love voluminous and rimmel lipstick in nude delight. i think 2 of my HGs.

M.A.C.nunu said...

Yay another Canadian!
So many makeup bags xD I just always use the ones that come for free in GWP, and then I carry them till they break haha.
Everyone keeps raving about the Rimmel Nude Delight lippy, I'm scared to purchase Rimmel lipsticks again cos I find them to be very drying in general, but it looks like a good dupe for Freckletone!

Cyd said...

Thank you for your comment and support. It really means a lot to me...I'll try to stop thinking about it.Hopefully my next post I won't be complaining about it...

&& i love your makeup bag collection..really cute makeup bag..and i love NYX concealer. its gonna be on my feb fav..but the one i got its a tone too light for me.. =[

☆Anastacia☆ said...

Awee! So cute make-up bags! You have a really nice collection! And to cute obsession!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by! I haven't found the colors in the Nivea line to suit me, so I don't think I'll be buying anything from them, esp. since they're pretty pricey.

Cute makeup bags!

Blair said...

I'm looking around for one makeup pouch and here you are with 7! hahaha

Audrey Allure said...

Really cute makeup bags!

ipehishere said...

how come that lil bag filled with soo many stuffs XD
haha good job for that :)

Dina (XYYan) said...

thanks for the congrats and nice words :) i like tea tree oil too, it works great for my blemishes :D i think you will like the mask too!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Thanks, babe! I really don't carry a whole lot when I'm on the go. Literally just lipbalm, a mirror, and lipgloss/lipstick. Hee hee. Gosh, that sounds boring. :P

Kajal Couture said...

Cute bag collection! Makes me want to do inventory too! Oh and great blog!

Would love to have you follow mine too!

Pop Champagne said...

wow you have a lot of make up bags! They're all really adorable as well.

twinsouls888 said...

I'm honestly envious of your makeup bag collection, so pretty all of em. ^_^.

Wooot , we have something in common girl, I saw my favorite Loreal Voluminous Mascara and Nyx concealer in there hehe ^_^

Have a happy weekend and yay for Korea Pop ^_^

Diaz said...

oh wow,..!! what a cute fancy stuff..!!:)
and I love ur swatches!! maybelline lip gloss looked so cute.. I want one..! ha ha ^_^

Twinkle Magic Star said...

Gorgeous make up bag collection! <3

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Klaudea said...

The elf blush looks gorgeous! Too bad it's powdery :(. I'm currently on the lookout for peachy-orangey blushes!

PS. love your makeup bags! My obsession is brush rolls :)

Alyssamae. said...

such cute makeup bags anita!!! no, i can't ever change my blog song, *sigh... or at least not yet! lol

i finally found that blog about the real ending of BOF :)

ali said...

loved this post - looooove seeing what people carry in their makeup bags!! :3

i also tend to keep buying makeup bags even when i dont need anymore haha ^^

veronica<3 said...

cute idea for a blog!
i love it xo
from a fellow Canadian :) <3

lisa (Makeupandlife*) said...

You have such cute collection of makeup bags, I thought I had too many makeup bags but I think you have beaten me to it... =)

Really nice collection of makeup you got there =)


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