See the Saint Laurent shirt I have on in my photo, above, this week? I haven’t taken it off me for about a month! When I buy something ‘good’ I like to ‘get the wear out of it’ — by this, I mean I put it on for every photo, and event, and then I ‘retire’ it. By this, I mean I pass it on to a consignment store, they sell it for me, and the cycle starts all over again.
I have always preferred quality over quantity, so the same goes for my make-up and my skincare. I prefer to have one really good lipstick — I’ll use it right down to the very end, even scooping the last little bits into an old pot. The same goes for creams — I even have a set of Beauty Spoons, right, €9.99, that I bought on secretfashionfixes.ie to scoop out every last ounce of a product.
The satisfaction I get from this is unreal! I swear I’ve never used my Beauty Spoons for Nutella and mayonnaise jars as well!
I still have some make- up brushes from the very first set that I bought when I trained with Bronwyn Conroy over 20 years ago now. They were expensive at the time, but they’ve lasted because I take good care of them and wash them weekly with the BrushEgg, above, €5, from ayumakeup.ie. Using the Brush Egg means I only need the teeniest amount of baby shampoo, as too much product will dry out the brushes’ bristles. The grooves on the bottom of the BrushEgg agitate the bristles just enough to release product, dirt, and oils, without stripping them.
I sound like great fun, don’t I? I just hate waste, and I love spending money on stuff I like, so if I can find ways to fund my expensive taste, I’m all about them.