Chanel Gris Anthracite vs MAC Knight Divine

When I started this comparison, my goal was to write a buy this, not that post.  However, as I tested these two shadows I discovered that they each have enough nuance that I truly like them both for different reasons.  I want to be clear that these observations are based on the application which appears somewhat different than the swatches.  Also, the photos of the actual eyeshadows do not do these shades justice. I’d really recommend seeing them in person if you can.

chanel gris anthracite vs mac knight divine eyeshadow

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Spotlight on Low Buys (and decluttering)

The new trend in the beauty community seems to be not only decluttering but also using decluttering as a tool to kick-start a low or no buy.  As I was sorting through my thoughts and thinking about what I learned about both decluttering and being on a “low buy,” I decided to write them down and share it with you.  I put low buy in quotes because I don’t really consider myself on one anymore and I didn’t start the low buy because I needed to control spending.  I originally decided to slow down on purchases because I was buying things for blogging purposes and got very overwhelmed.  I finally realized at some point that if I just purchased and used what I wanted for myself that I would still have something to blog about.  I also was just getting into makeup when I started blogging and so a lot of what I was buying was me figuring out what worked and didn’t work for me.  Now that I’m out of the experimental phase and know what I like, it has been naturally easy to buy less because I already have the things that I like.

It is impossible to write this kind of topic without it sounding like you’re expressing rules, but keep in mind that you should keep the advice that works for you personally and disregard what doesn’t.

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