March has always been a hectic month for me, which is why I've been neglecting my blog. It's when our last round of midterms are and also when all our assignments, papers, projects and presentations are due. It's the time to wrap everything up for the term before our finals begin in April, so naturally I've been swamped! I also put myself on a no-buy ban for the month of March to restrict myself from buying makeup and beauty products. This way, I can use my money towards other things like clothes and skincare instead.
The MAC Give Me Liberty of London collection came out on my birthday so I did make myself an exception with this collection. I had been eying this collection for a while and absolutely adored the packaging, so I placed an advanced order online for this.
The first item I got was the beauty powder in Shell Pearl.
The powder is very soft in texture and it's not overly shimmery.
This makes a very pretty highlighter. Some of you asked me what I was wearing on my cheeks in my last post, and this is what I had on.
I also picked up one of the lipsticks in Ever Hip as well as a lipglass in Perennial High Style. These two go very well together and compliment one another.
Left: Shell Pearl Beauty Powder
Middle: Perennial High Style Lipglass
Right: Ever Hip Lipstick
I went to Sephora to pick up my birthday gift.
I chose the lipgloss set because it looked cute
and a girl can never have too much lip gloss ;)
They must've had these kits sitting around for a long time, because on closer inspection, the gloss looked really chunky and sort of dried up. When I swatched them, they seemed to be fine.
Left: Bronzed Beauty
Middle: Rosy Glow
Right: Precious Pink
The colours weren't at all like what I imagined them to be and they are more shimmery than I like. Also, the fact that it's starting to clump up already makes me wary, so I'm not sure I'll be using these :P
I've heard so much about Cellnique products and have been wanting to try them for a while now. So recently, when I was contacted by Cellnique asking if I would like to try out a few of their products, I was very surprised to be asked and super excited too. My skin has been breaking out a lot more lately (probably due to stress) so this couldn't have come at a better time. Thank you Selina for sending me these!
These two are definitely my favourite products out of the rest. They work very well in conjunction with each other. I'll have a full review of everything in a couple of weeks! I want to give these a try for at least a month first :)
I also got this wallet from my mom.
She got this a while back and had been saving it in her closet so I'm not sure of the model anymore.
I love the signature Coach logo on the buckle and it opens to a soft pink interior. I think it contrasts really nicely with the brown on the outside.
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I have just 3 more days to go for this month's no-buy ban! Definitely had some temptations here and there, but I think I've done pretty well in stopping myself from buying things :) I doubt I'll have the chance to go shopping anytime soon even after my ban is over. I'm going to continue to be swamped with school and things are only going to get busier! I have 2 papers, 1 midterm, 1 presentation and then 4 finals to go before the end of April. This is the final stretch before I graduate from university in May, so it's all or nothing! Good luck to those of you who are busy with school as well! :)