Splurge or Save: Reader Request
May 7, 2012
This is kind of off topic, but before we begin, let me give you an update on the restructuring of this blog. I made a handful of changes this weekend, and quickly realized that I was in over my head. My CSS/HTML knowledge is extremely limited, and to take this site to the next level, I’m going to need a professional. Oy.
So if you have anyone who might be interested, have them e-mail me at capitolhillstyle (at) gmail.
Last week, Miss M came over to my apartment to help me get ready to have my photo taken. She was extolling th virtues of eyeliner when she opened up my bathroom cabinet and said, “This is it.? This is all the makeup you own, this one bag?”
In my post-pageant years, I’ve really cut back on the makeup that I buy. I have my daily essentials plus one extra eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay, and that.is.it. But after our conversation, I began to think that it might be time to branch out. Buy a blush or two. Pick up a few more eyeshadows. Invest in lipsticks and glosses, nail polishes, etc.
I’ve been asking every woman I know what cosmetics they like, what shades they can’t live without, and the like. So I’ve amassed a fairly solid list of purchases. But before I drop my unborn children’s college tuition at Sephora, I thought I might ask you ladies for some ideas as well.
So what products and makeup items are you using? Cheap ones, expensive ones, I want to know them all. And what do you like or dislike about the products you’ve tried?
Your suggestions will likely seed months of Splurge or Save posts since I like to buy the products I try myself, and never review a product that I haven’t used personally. So my makeup bag, and Miss M, thank you in advance for your participation.