Thursday, 23 July 2009

Rituals - More Acquisitions


I am slowly but surely encroaching into the realm called makeup addiction (cue: Twilight Zone theme music). I feel torn. On one hand I feel guilty, but on the other hand, I feel like a gleeful little girl with brand new toys. Lately, buying new makeup and even new lotions (!!!) has been giving me a high of the same magnitude as buying new shoes, new accessories and new clothes, all three already my long-time addictions. Hah, funny.

I was out window shopping (that’s always the original intention, isn’t it?) last weekend and I couldn’t resist walking into another Rituals store. It was a smaller outlet than the previous one I visited but it was doing brisk business. The sale was still on. I headed determinedly towards the makeup section like a missile homing in on a locked target. Even my husband had to dodge this missile with a mission!

So, yes, just a few more Rituals products to try out. I got more Pure Beauty gemstone makeup:

L: Lip Jewel No. 7164 (fuschia)
R: Lip Jewel No. 7104 (light coral brown)
Bottom: Open Up eyeliner No. 7057 (khaki green)

While waiting to pay, my eyes rested on two body care products that were strategically placed near the counter, not unlike confectionery enticing impulse purchasers at supermarket checkout counters. Of course, the weakling succumbed to the temptation:

L: Hand Therapy – scrubs & nourishes & softens (with ginseng & ginkgo biloba)
R: Eve’s Kiss – silkening lip treatment SPF 8 (with apple & karité a.k.a. shea butter)


I’m still trying out the products bought previously. Collective reviews for its makeup and body care products will be coming up in due course.

I leave you with a line borrowed from the Rituals website, on a page about making makeup application more of a conscientious ritual than just a hurried routine:

…And if you apply your makeup in the spirit of awareness and with positive intentions, you don’t just look beautiful, you radiate beauty!

That got me wondering. If all makeup addicts could see makeup in this light, perhaps, just perhaps, they could then expunge any guilt that they harbour about their addiction! Mwahaha!!! Agreed?

9 comments:

Moggalicious said...

Products look beautiful. I so agree with the rush of guilt/glee purchasing of unecessary products! Love to see how the lipsticks look on-can't wait for the reviews! xx

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Interesting stuff, thanks for posting hun!

Farmgirl

Natgn said...

Haha, I feel the same high as you do XD

witoxicity said...

@Moggalicious
Yes, I like the packaging too. In fact, the makeup came in boxes too, which I didn't show. Btw, that fuschia colour for the lipstick is a first for me. Heh heh!

@Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets
Thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you liked the post. I hope that Rituals will swing stateside in the very near future!

@Natgn
I think we all do! And as if that's not enough, we also live vicariously through others when we read makeup haul posts or watch haul videos. Double high! :D

Natgn said...

Oh no no no.. that would be crazy if I got that all in one visit. That 'Sephora Bag of Samples' is what I deem it, is just a place where I can store all of the samples I get from anywhere =)

aestheticcoo said...

Lovely last sentiment for your post. There is nothing better than learning that the 'had to have product' is something that makes you look and feel beautiful. It's the ultimate high.

Enjoy your new goodies! Looking forward to hearing more about these:)

witoxicity said...

@aestheticcoo
Thank you for your kind words. Yes, it's so true what you said! A purchase certainly becomes justified when we take a look at our beautiful made-up selves in the mirror. :)

Yi said...

They remind me Chanel's products haha,,, wanna try out this line, I like products contain natural ingredients, but sometime jjust can't stand other goodies...hhaha xxx

witoxicity said...

@Yi
Am glad you like these products! :)