Wednesday, 27 April 2016

8 Signs You're A Makeup Addict

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I have strong a suspicion that a lot of us bloggers around these parts have a mild to medium addiction to makeup. Mine started very early on when I started collecting and hoarding Lip Smackers and other scented lip products. You can probably name any fizzy drink or sweet and chances are, I had some form of balm or gloss version of it. Since then I've moved onto the harder stuff and beauty blogging has only further enhanced my love for makeup. Today I thought I'd write a little list of some of the signs that may indicate that you too are a fellow beauty obsessive!

1. You have a full on makeup storage system - By this I mean that one makeup bag is no longer enough to hold your beauty bounty. For a while I had six different makeup bags full of products before deciding I needed a more efficient and tidy way to store my makeup. I then graduated onto the very cliché IKEA Alex drawers and frankly couldn't be happier! Drawer dividers are my jam now.

2. You have anxiously awaited a beauty release - I once set my alarm for 7am on a Saturday to go and wait outside of Jelmoli in Zurich to get my hands on the Giambattista Valli X MAC lipsticks. I expected a hoard of people and maybe some mild wrestling over shades but there was only one other person there for the lipsticks. I left feeling slightly sheepish but triumphant nonetheless. 

3. Your friends and family know the deal - If I have any friends or family headed to the US, 90% of the time they'll let me know in advance and tell me to make a list so they can bring me back makeup. Yay for amazing (and enabling) friends and family!

4. You have about 15 slight variations of the same products - Yes, it may well appear that I already have five highlighters like that but actually they're all very different.

5. You get excited about finding dupes - Most people would probably be a bit miffed if they bought a lipstick, only to find that they have the exact same shade already. Us beauty lovers, however, don't see doubles, we see dupes. I mean really that's a blogpost in itself!

6. You're routinely covered in swatches - Be it at a makeup counter or just at home when I'm bored, I often have swatches all up and down my arm. Some people doodle, I swatch.

7. There's no such thing as a "quick trip to the drugstore" - I often assure myself that I just need to pop into the drugstore for one thing and that I'll be right out. This will routinely end up with me perusing the beauty aisles for half an hour and finding about 20 things I didn't know about as well as then googling beauty reviews on my phone. Whoops.

8. You have a great appreciation for well applied makeup - I sometimes catch myself staring at people who've applied their makeup flawlessly and spend a good while wondering what foundation/eyeshadow/lipstick they're wearing. I occasionally even muster up the courage to ask and proceed to have fab conversations about makeup with strangers. So really makeup brings people together.

I sincerely hope that some of these points are relatable and that I'm not the only person who does all of these things! Makeup always has and probably always will be something I love and I'm so excited that I get to write about it all the time now! There are probably about ten more of these I could've talked about, but I'll leave it here for now. I hope you're all having a fab week!


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  1. I loved this post. I'm by no means a full blown beauty blogger yet, but as I start doing more beauty posts I'm really starting to notice myself fitting into these categories more and more

    Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Haha, I think that beauty enthusiasts in general might relate to a few of these points, I was quite the makeup addict even before I started blogging! xo

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  2. I was nodding my head at all 8 of these reasons, is that a bad sign or good sign? Who knows!


    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

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    1. Haha, I'm so glad you could relate, although I'm not entirely sure if it's a good sign or a bad sign either! Let's just say that we're clearly very dedicated so it's a good sign, haha! xo

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  3. Nodding along in agreement with all of these! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one! xo

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  4. You honestly nailed it with this list! My vanity is getting so full that I think I need to make an Ikea trip myself x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! IKEA is seriously amazing for pretty much any beauty-lover. So many storage options! xo

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  5. I'm not quite there yet, but close haha
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Haha, all beauty addicts start somewhere! xo

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  6. Is it bad that I agree with all of these? I am definitely a beauty addict haha!


    eleanorclaudie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha, it's fine, this is a judgement free zone! xo

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