The Lipstick League – week of 12.12.11

Know what that is above? The aftermath of me asking myself “do I really need to keep all my makeup boxes?” I poured all seven large bags onto the floor. Yes, those are size 8 shoes in the upper left corner. And the answer became a resounding “NO!” So, I picked out all the MAC LE boxes (why?!) and my husband burned the rest. I couldn’t watch…

Question of the Week: – Beauty or otherwise, what gift are you hoping to receive this holiday?

Answer: I want new Uggs, new Chucks, the Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir fragrance collection and ANYTHING from Guerlain. If the Place Vendôme Eyeshadow Palette was under my tree I’d give Santa a big ol’ kiss!

Clumps of Mascaratalks about boobs during this week’s TMI Tuesday.

EauMG – Want a perfume that smells like old school face powder? Check out EauMG’s video review.

Gouldylox Reviews – Found a great eye creme that is also giving back to Karma Dogs with each purchase! It’s a win, win!

Nouveau Cheap – compares the new Physicians Formula Nude Palette to the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Is it a budget-friendly alternative?

Pink Sith – Says: If you only get one red lip color this year, ELLIS FAAS Milky Lips L201 is the one to get.

Prime Beauty – is gifting one lucky reader her TOP holiday beauty pick, Tarte’s Lip Service LipSurgence Collection. Enter now!

Phyrra – Phyrra debuts Femme Fatale Cosmetics and their lovely duochrome eye shadows.

we heart this – Hey Hunger Games fans, have you seen the China Glaze Colours for the Capitol swatch chart yet? Join in our game of “guess the inspiration”!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber shows that seeing is believing with Make Up For Ever’s HD Complexion Starter Kit.

All right readers, tell us what’s on your gift list! And we just gotta know – do you save your beauty boxes too?



Stef is a plethora of things. Amongst them: co-founder of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie. She also has a touch of wanderlust and, arguably, the cutest dog in the whole world...
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products

12 thoughts on “The Lipstick League – week of 12.12.11”

  1. lipglossandspandex

    I’ve kept my Wonder Woman for MAC boxes! I just couldn’t bring myself to throw them away. The rest of the boxes, I sometimes keep around for when I’m writing reviews, but usually they go into the trash.

    I’ll be pretty happy with whatever presents I get. My family and friends know me pretty well, so I’m excited.

  2. irene

    Well, I like to keep all my dang boxes too. As I look around they begin to crowd me.. I’m looking at the very cool MAC Suntints box.. It has the surfboard images I love.. and very much like @stef, I have to pile them and rid myself of the collection of boxes.. and it is hard.. telling myself, they are just boxes.. pretty ones.
    I really just want to be with my family and friends for Christmas. I have everything I need and am greatful for the many many blessings in my life.. However, I sure wouldn’t mind getting a pair of riding boots though. :) Size 10 1/2 :)

  3. lucylemonade

    I should be receiving my Mom’s old digital camera which will be awesome. I have a camera of my own that takes great close-ups of items, but is horrible at taking snapshots of people no matter what setting I put it on.

    I’m more excited about making my wife a stocking, got a super cute necklace from etsy to put in it.

  4. tyna

    @stef – You’re crazy…I like you…but you’re crazy! (A beer bong to the first person that knows the movie I quoted).

    I admit I save some of my high end beauty boxes a bit longer than I should. Once they start getting in the way on my vanity I clear them out. But I’ve never had a pile even close to rivaling Stef’s. I can’t wait to remind her of this picture the next time she starts busting on my hoarding tendencies!

    1. irene

      This is a reference from the the movie “Old School.” Will Ferrel is shot with a horse tranquilizer gun and while under the influence of the tranquilizer says “You’re crazy, I like you, but you’re crazy” in a noticeably lower tone.
      Hey, @tyna, now I gotta watch that flick! I also love Will Ferrel’s acting cause he’s just so funny, naturally!

  5. mandaleem

    Is it sick that I can identify various brand collections by the boxes in the photo?! It’s official, I’m addicted to makeup…

    I save some boxes because they’re pretty, some because they’re the right size and sturdiness to take jewelery with me while traveling, and some because they’re the right size for gift wrapping. Then again, I think my guise of practicality might be just me lying to myself, hahah!

  6. kari

    Ah, I struggle with throwing away boxes as well. I used to keep the really cool looking ones…but I’ve been forcing myself to get rid of them now. It’s still a struggle though. :)

  7. mandabear

    I was cleaning out for my move the other day and I found a MAC bag full of MAC boxes. Then I found tons more and I bit the bullet and threw them out :( MAC Hello Kitty boxes and all… I did save a Barbie for MAC box only because the compact is still in it ;)

  8. krista

    I never keep my boxes–but only because I watch “Hoarders” enough to be afraid and knowing that I straddle a fine line as is :)

    The hubby and I exchanged gifts already b/c we travel for the holidays, so we have our Christmas the weekend before. I was hoping for a Mad Men Joan Barbie (I have a very small collection of random Barbies and have wanted her for a while). I was also hoping for some Wicked Good moccasins from LL Bean (I blame living in New England on this one). I got both and the hubby surprised me with a Canon Rebel (my current camera is pitiful). I made out like a bandit this year!

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