Wednesday, January 23, 2013

You know you're a beauty junkie Volume 4

I'm back with more examples of beauty junkie-ness today and I'll be honest, the more of these I do, the more fear I get that you'll read them and think "What is this one on about?!"  But this is moi ladies.  I do all of these things below and all of the things in Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

My name is Karen and I'm a beauty junkie.  So here goes. 

You know you're a beauty junkie when....

1. You can ream off every product you're wearing on your face and nails like you're saying your name and address.  
I'm talking brand and shade if you please.  Friend - "Oh that's a lovely colour on your nails".  You - "Why thank you friend, sure isn't it only Sally Hansen 4 in 1 Complete Care as a base coat, then two coats of Essie's Bermuda Shorts followed by a coat of Seche Vite".  Friend thinks "Note to self, don't say nothin' about nail polish in the future."

2. You can't stay faithful no matter how much you want to.  
You've found the most amazing product ever in life.  Let's say it's a mascara for example.  It's your Holy Grail and you are in The Love with it.  Your lashes have never looked longer, fuller, thicker and everywhere you go, people are asking you what you're wearing on them.  You smugly tell them the name of it and revel in the joy that they're all buying it because of you.  You know you're going to purchase it again and again due to Holy Grail status and when you're at the beauty counter ready to buy, what do you do?  You of course buy a different one.  What if there's a better one out there and you just haven't tried it yet?  And the cycle continues.

3. You use the phrase "Holy Grail" without talking about Indiana Jones.  
You've turned finding the perfect product into religion and now you think about it, make up really is your religion and you are worshipping at the altar.  You tell your friends you've found your Holy Grail foundation.  They look at you and blink.  They look at each other, telepathically saying "Did yer wan just say Holy Grail foundation?  Is she all religious now?" and widen their eyes at each other telepathically replying "Step away slowly".

4. You carry around a shop with you.  
You're looking around your handbag for that 20 cent you need to make up the rest of your bus fare.  You know it's in there.  You caught a glimpse of it just a second ago.  To speed things up, you start to empty your bag so you can see a bit better.  30 seconds later, your bag is empty, your 20 cent has been found and your desk looks like this. 

So that's where your Chanel gloss was!  You find things you totally forgot you had didn't know you'd been missing but as the song goes, you're "reunited and it feels so good!"

5. You can't do a clear out.  
After the above event, you are overcome with the realisation that you don't need to carry 15 lip products around with you.  No wonder you're getting shoulder pain, carrying what is essentially a lipstick stand on your person.  You decided that it's time to empty out your bag and only carry around the bare essentials.  You feel great.  Your bag has been spring cleaned and you can now run for the bus as you're a stone lighter.  Only thing is, you find yourself checking you have your wallet and phone in your bag.  Your bag feels strangely light and now you find yourself wanting to wear that gloss you wore about 18 months ago and have been carrying around with you in case you wanted to wear it.  And look!  You were right!  You knew that at one point you'd need it some day and be raging you didn't have it and it happened.  It's time to load your handbag back up with your lipstick essentials.  Phew

So tell moi, do you relate to any of these?  Are you a beauty junkie loud and proud?!


  1. Karen,
    You always make me smile. Brilliant post and scarily true. If someone like my eyeshadow, I list off all the colours in order of use. I just can't help it.
    You're a tonic!

  2. Yes to all of the above! Great post!x

  3. Yes to the first one when it applies to nail polish, and yes to the last one, definitely! I cleaned our room out the other day, including all boxes, bags & handbags and it was like Christmas all over again. Found things I hadn't missed but I hadn't seen in AGES. Half of them are now safely in my, eh, big handbag...

  4. Hahaha I can relate with all of them! But I do a rotation of my lipstick in my bag, so I don't carry around too much ;)

  5. Lol! So true. I have 5/6 lip products rattling around my bag. I also use the term holy grail and people
    Look at me like I'm crazy

  6. Ok so I'm in the process of spending a ridiculous amount of money on a car but I'm more concerned that I've lost my ahem, shopping! Seriously, I had the machine thingy in No7 and bought a foundation with the £3 voucher plus it was a buy the second item half price so I got a dual eye shadow plus 2 mascara's - Rocket (because you know it's the best) plus the latest doll lash mascara from No 17 just because it came with a free eye pencil which looks just like the clarins one with the 3 dots - erm yes, I'm a makeup junkie - say it loud, say it proud! D :)x ps. now trying to think of where I've been today and texting anyone who will have a chance to find my shopping!!!!

  7. hahahaha!! This is really a good read! I was laughing so much! :)

    Well yeah, I did have one instance of nail polish where my friend was telling me she was given a Revlon green-blue shade. And I immediately asked her "Is it called Fashionista?" She looked at me puzzled, and said she didn't know. And I immediately whipped out my phone to look it up online and show her the picture... oh dear...

    Well I do try to limit my lips products in one small zipped pouch. Usually it's jam packed and the zip looks like it's going to burst anytime soon... I usually try to decide the night before what lip shade I want to wear the next day. Helps reducing the shoulder load. :)

    I'm going to check out your other posts now! :)

  8. I love this posts as I am guilty of most of things. I recently found 4 nail varnishes I have yet to use as I keep buying new ones...

  9. Totally me was out for dinner tonight spent q0 minutes lookin for a pen... thinking your pulling one out and alas its only another lip gloss! 10 lipglosses on the table finally found a pen :)

  10. I love these posts so much! I have 4 shades of the same nail polish from different brands. I feel no shame, it's perfectly normal !! :)x

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  14. Absolutely yes to them all Karen! My friends get that vacant look when I over-describe a product. I have the most ridiculous amount of lip products in my handbag, I cannot resist the latest mascara or hair product! I used to think I was weird but now I realise I'm simply a weird beauty junkie! x

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