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Lipstick A Day

I was putting away the latest lipsticks I had just bought for myself when I realised, “man, I’ve got a lot of lipsticks!” Yeah, you never know what you’ve got until you actually have a good look at your stash. It’s something that I buy without thinking. Basically, if it’s a colour I like, or a new texture or a new release from a brand I’ve been following with a colour (or two) that I like, I’ll buy it. Price does come into play of course, so whenever something goes on sale, again, I tend to reach out for my wallet. The fact that it’s so easy to store, and something you know you’ll wear makes it easy for me to not think too much about and just make a purchase. Bad, I know. And working for a business that also sells cosmetics? That doesn’t help either.

Besides my own purchases, I also receive quite a bit from brands to try out. So it’s not just me buying but me receiving too. And sometimes you don’t realise the fact that you usually wear the same lipstick or lipgloss over and over again, therefore ignoring the rest in your collection. So I thought I’d take some accountability and decided to wear a different lipstick or lipgloss a day. No point having them in my collection if I don’t wear them right? Easy? It wasn’t until my friend Suzie from Suzs Space asked me how many weeks it’ll take me to go through my collection that I actually counted how many I did have! Over 40! And that’s not counting those in my bathroom vanity and handbag!

lipstick stash

From today, until I don’t know when, I’ll be sharing with you the lip product I’ll be wearing – a different one each day. And, yes, I’ll be “cheating” in a way, because I’ll sometimes be wearing both a lipstick and lipgloss in one day to create that luscious look. Great way to experiment with my make-up collection too and add some challenge to an otherwise dull repertoire (as if I haven’t got anything else to do huh?)

So, who’s game to join me and have some fun with their lipstick collection? If you’re keen, you can join in and tag #lippyaday on Instagram and/or Twitter. You can tag me too, I’m @norlinm on both accounts. I would love to see what you’ve got in your collection too!



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  1. 1

    I’m really excited about this challenge! :) I’m certain you have more lippies than I do but I’m excited to discover what I’ve got in my stash 😀

    1. 1.1

      Sarah, I’m excited to see who else will join me. I think this will be so fun to see what others have and what I can actually do with the stash that I have!

  2. 2

    I can tell you right now…my lippyaday will last about a week. lol. I recently culled all of the lipsticks I no longer wear! I hope you’ll have a number count at the bottom of your photos!

    1. 2.1

      LOL! Lisa, 1 week is better than nothing! :) I’ll remember to put the number on the next few photos.

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    Anna M

    Now you have me wondering how many lipsticks and glosses I have.
    I have not purchased any new ones this year…that sounds so scary but we are only 28 days into the year. I have put myself on a spending ban….so…let me go count my lipsticks….

    Dont go anywhere….I shall return :)

    ok…41 lipsticks and 30 lipglosses and 10 lipbalms….*hangs my head in shame*

    1. 3.1

      O-M-G! So Anna, will you be joining in then? Would be fun to see what you’ve got! :)

  4. 4

    I find it funny how you’re blaming me for this when I might possibly have one sole lipstick in my drawer.

    1. 4.1

      Suzie, I’m genuinely surprised you actually have ONE in your drawer seeing that I’ve never seen you wear any! Maybe you should wear it when we next meet. Just for this #lippyaday thing!

      1. Suzie

        If by some vague chance I happen to have ONE in the drawer then I will consider wearing it…just for you.

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    Madam M

    What a fabulous idea.
    And yes, a slightly impressive collection there.

    1. 5.1

      Really? That’s impressive? I suspect that there are beauty bloggers out there with far more in their collection. And I wonder if I’ll end up buying more when I see what others have got!

  6. 6

    As you know – I’m in!

    1. 6.1

      Cool! Love the fact that you are! Can’t wait to see your stash. I know you’ve got some super lovely shades.

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