Confessions of a Wannabe Beauty Blogger

I don't really consider myself an avid beauty blogger (I much prefer to read beauty blogs) but I think it's safe to say that I had beauty blogger tendencies way before beauty blogs became a hit. While browsing through all my old photo archives, I came across one I had taken about 8 years ago of all the lip products I used at the time. I have no idea what prompted me to take the picture (I suppose I've always taken random pictures like that) but I'm glad I did because now I am able to look back and see what brands I was using even then. Lip products were the first makeup items I was ever allowed to wear while growing up so I accumulated quite a few. Even today, I still love lip products and have a large collection.

Let's just ignore the glue stick, the ancient computer keyboard, and chip bag clip holder thing. The red lipstick was definitely not one that my mother would ever have allowed me to wear out of the house- it was for a dance performance. The sparkly pink lip smackers chap stick was my absolute favorite flavor, as was the watermelon and Dr. Pepper (also pictured). The tube of purple sparkles on the left was like magic in a tube for me. I felt like a pop star whenever I wore it. It was to be applied on the body and hair and I would usually wear it just on my face (glitter faces were popular back then, apparently- this was before Kesha made it "cool", if it can be considered that) and one time I wore a bit in my hair, but it got kind of clumpy without my noticing it and some girl at school saw it and thought it was an insect or something and offered to grab it out of my hair. Needless to say, that was the very last time I ever used the sparkle tube. But I kept it in my bathroom drawer just admiring it every so often up until about a year ago, I finally tossed it. Lastly, the Mary-Kate and Ashley lip gloss (far bottom left) was one of my all-time favorites. I don't know if any of you remember when MKA had their cosmetics line at Wal-mart but I was in awe of everything in their collection. I just know that if their line was available today, I'd still be purchasing their products. Did you ever use any of these products?

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  1. We don't have lip smackers here (that I'm aware of!), so I know what you mean when you say it's nice to go to places where the shops and products are different :) I was so in awe when I visited New York, so many stores that we didn't have. I know more and more of the stores are in the UK now, and I think that's a shame. I'm still not visiting them though - places like Victoria's Secret and Abercrombie are firmly reserved for America only in my eyes! I loved face glitter too, I remember I had little stickers that I used to put at the outside corner of my eyes too, star ones haha. Oh the memories of being young and experimenting with make-up!! This was a lovely post, great photo to look back on xx

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    1. I've never been to New York so I'm sure it would feel like a whole different world to me as well! :) I agree that Victoria's Secret and Abercrombie are very American (although would you believe I've never yet bought anything from either of those two places?) Haha, I remember those little eye stickers- girls used to love them!

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  2. Thats quite the collection! I remember wearing a hideous pink shimmery lip salve that smelt absolutely delicious, sort of like strawberry sherbert :-) It was a MissSelfridge own brand and it came in a round stack with pink glitter gel and a shimmer eyeshadow!

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    1. Haha I would've loved that lip product, I'm sure! :)

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  3. We have different products here. But lipgloss is definitely a high-school thing! We're kinda brainwashed against wearing lipstick.

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    1. Yeah, I've definitely out grown lip gloss- I don't like the way it looks/feels on my lips. And what? That's weird! Lipstick is wonderful :)

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