Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - BEAUTY -

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 se­cret­fash­ion­ 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 ayu­ 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.

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