Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Quick Look: Current Lip Stash

So this happened tonight. In a creative and formidable attempt to avoid my dissertation work, I decided to gather together my entire collection of lip products. Glosses, stains, butters, lacquers, vinyls, tars, and, of course, lipsticks. Chubby pencils, classic tubes, and those with cat ears! My stash seems to have it all. Some of these goodies have graced my makeup bag for a decade, while others joined the party just days ago. You can see that brands like Revlon, NARS, and MAC are represented quite heavily, with a healthy spread of other brands, from budget to plush. 

While it may seem like this post is merely akin to a peacock flashing its feathers (or living proof of my makeup addiction, eek), I did gather these products for constructive purposes. First, I really did want to take stock of my collection and create a proper inventory (the nerd in me likes to keep organized!). Second, given the ludicrous size of my stash, I am planning a moratorium on new lip purchases, starting next month. I have so many incredible shades and formulas that I want to spend 2014 appreciating them, rather than coveting new additions. More details about both to come!


Do any of you have lipstick collections that rival my insane stash? What brands are most heavily represented in your makeup bag? Are you looking to expand or pare down your stock of lipsticks and glosses?

Thanks for stopping by! xo

54 comments:

  1. Great selection here Jen, and can I just say from the bottom of heart how much I appreciate all your lovely hearty comments on my blog, I'm honored to have you as a loyal reader! Hope I've provoked you in the most wonderful way! <3

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! I always love stopping by your blog :)

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  2. Okay, that's an amazing collection! And of course I am looking to expand my stock of lip products haha :)

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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  3. Yum!!! Lipsticks! My weakness. My collection is smaller than yours but only by a little. Can't resist them lippies xx

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    1. Haha, obviously I can't either! Would be interested to see your lip stash too, Coco. I'm sure it's great! xo

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  4. Wow! That's a lot of lip products! I have a lot from Revlon because they're so inexpensive.

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too! Revlon makes affordable, but beautiful lip products :)

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    1. Haha, that's how I felt when I was organizing them all :)

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  6. I'm following u via GFC&bloglovin, hope u can follow back. THX XOXO

    Moda della donna

    Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks so much for following- will visit your blog soon! xo

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  7. Love your blog, really interesting and lovely:)
    Would you like to follow each other maybe on GFC and FB? Let me know.
    Kisses,

    www.lightsforana.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Will stop by your site soon :)

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  8. Oooh my, how many of them! It's like a lipstick heaven or something :)! Yep, I'm trying to make my little collection grow :).

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha, it felt like lipstick heaven! I'm sure your lipstick collection is great :)

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  9. Wow, great collection! Mine is no where near as big as yours but it is on its way x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I would love to see you do another "Lip of the Day" series! It would be a great way for you to revisit some old favorites, and introduce us to some newer shades that you haven't featured here before. Of course, such a series would also be a major enabler of new lipstick purchases… for your readers, that is ;)

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    1. Heehee, I do love enabling! I definitely want to do another Lip of the Day series :)

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  11. Jesus I'm so jealous..you have thte prettiest lipstick collectoon I've ever seen :) lucky x

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  12. Such a great collection!! I just posted mine and it's so small. lol. I really want to try NARS lipsticks and YSL.

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    1. Thanks! NARS and YSL lipsticks are wonderful :)

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  13. What a great collection! I hold on to lipsticks (and other makeup really) for years, so my stash is pretty huge. I wish mine was as organized as yours!
    nentasfrivolity.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, some of mine are oldies but goodies too. Mine was not at all organized until I decided to do this! xo

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  14. JEN! holy cow hahahahah and you just bought on last sunday :P! i dont think my collection rivals yours at all but i'm always happy to take some off your hands if you find the amount too unwielding lol
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Haha, I know... I'll let you know if I need to lighten my lipstick load :)

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  15. WOW!!! that's impressive! Definitely a lipstick collection to envy! Don't think you'll be running out in a hurry. Have fun with them!
    lipstickloveheart.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Haha, no, I won't be running out anytime soon! xo

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  16. Makeup is the perfect distraction!

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    1. It really is! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  17. AllI have to say is :O

    hahah i feel like i just stumbled upon a treasure chest, SO MUCH GOODNESS!

    xo marlen
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    1. Haha, that's the face I made when I finally saw them all together! It did feel like a treasure chest :)

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  18. your lip products are actually amazing...I feel like i have stumbled into make up heaven. I NEED IT!

    Kassie www.styledevoured.com

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    1. Aww, thanks! It felt like makeup heaven when I was looking at them all :)

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  19. What a gorgeous collection! I see that you have a lot of Revlon products :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I do love Revlon :)

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  20. I don't think there are beauty stores that can rival your stash!:D I have 3 lipsticks in my make-up bag and that's it. So I think it's safe to say that I won't go through this many lipsticks in my entire life.:D

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    1. Haha, that might be true! Yeah, most people won't- I'm just a bit insane! xo

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  21. wow... amazing collection!
    It's like lipstick heaven.

    TarteTanya

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    1. Thanks, Tanya! I think I did hear angels singing when I took this pic ;)

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  22. Ah I love pictures like this. So pretty all laid out. I have a bit of an addiction to bright pinks myself. I've got more lipsticks than I know what to do with, mostly MAC.

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    1. Thanks, Jenn! Can't go wrong with bright pinks, in my opinion :)

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