I haven't done any reviews since I haven't even been wearing much makeup recently (on account of having to wear glasses after the optician deemed my eyes as being "too dry and scarred" for contacts. I was initially terrified but hopefully eye drops and sleep should help). I've felt a bit plain without the usual shimmer shadows on my eyelids which tells me I have developed a dependency on makeup that is not healthy at all. Anyway, I'm enjoying getting back to the natural look in my nerdy specs, some foundation and occasionally blush but I will still be experimenting with makeup here and there - just hopefully not on an everyday "can't live without makeup" basis.
I passed my driving test last week and am happy about it but not that hyped (I'm 23 and did 3 tests in total this year - I would have felt even worse if I hadn't passed by my third test but still, 3 tests, thousands of pounds spent on driving and old age is hardly something to brag about. Even my younger sister passed before me - after only a few lessons). Anyhoo, since I'm saving for a car (cars, insurance and petrol are all ridiculous prices in the part of London) my makeup budget is going into the savings pot for now.
Thus instead of buying makeup I've developed an interest in makeup swaps. I did two this year on account of this blog and it's developed an appetite for more swaps. In the post any day now I'm expecting a Kat Von D palette.
Apart from American makeup I've got a keen interest in Korean makeup (I've blogged about BB creams, powders and eyeshadows before). My dark circles are pretty bad so I am waiting on Skinfood's Concealer.
I also ordered the NYX Nude on Nude palette. I have another mini palette with the same name that I leave at work which is pretty much in its last days so I figured this would be a perfect replacement. I've also heard it's a good dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette but at a fraction of the price which sounds all good to me.
I have been drooling over quite a few other items too - practically everything on Inglot site, all the Bourjois mascaras (but I'm not allowing myself to buy any new mascaras till I finish the 4 samples I already have), and the recent MAC collection - the latter of which only because I love the design on the Snowglobe eyeshadow palettes which is the worst reason for buying makeup, ever. Anyhoo, the quality of MAC items keeps going down over the years and I always find myself disappointed with whatever I buy so I need to refrain from looking at any MAC pictures lest I be tempted again.
I'll be sure to do a haul post once all my items arrive (which will be soon hopefully. Feels like I've waited over a month for some of this stuff). Also I'll be sure to do some reviews soon. I've been pretty rubbish with reviews and updates so far I know (been busy at work - but that's always my excuse. Teaching and marking takes up all my time).
Finally, on a non-makeup related note - the Kindle is awesome. That's my favourite of the month. :)