If there’s one thing I don’t do with my makeup, I don’t depot them. I know it’s quite popular to do so especially for eyeshadow singles so you don’t have to contend with a drawer full of single shadows that you can never find which to use; or palettes, especially those that come in cardboard cases that can get grubby over time or large palettes so it’s easier to store and use.

The one and only time I did was out of necessity (NARS has HORRIBLE rubber packaging that melts and while I’m assured that the new ones won’t, I’ll say that it remains to be seen) and I shattered a NARS blush I liked (for the record, it was Desire) and at the time, I rehomed them into an Unii palette. I have toyed with the idea of getting another Unii palette from time to time but I never did because I don’t like it anymore. I find it bulky and I grew to dislike how it looked because it felt very kiddy to me. Here’s how it looks and no offence if it appeals to you, it just didn’t to me. Oh and it’s expensive. I toyed with the idea of a Z-Palette too but it was cardboard so nah, not for me no matter how sturdy it claims to be icon razz Love Love Love! Make Up For Ever Empty Metal Palettes for housing my depotted Urban Decay palettes

mufe empty palette Love Love Love! Make Up For Ever Empty Metal Palettes for housing my depotted Urban Decay palettes

Anyway, I stopped by the Make Up For Ever Pro Boutique on the long weekend to pick up an eyeshadow and my eye fell on their empty palettes. A lightbulb came on and I picked up one to fill up with the only 2 Urban Decay palettes I own. Yes my friends, I was going to depot my palettes! icon biggrin Love Love Love! Make Up For Ever Empty Metal Palettes for housing my depotted Urban Decay palettes

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Y’know, you can’t call your blog “My Women Stuff” and then never talk about that most awful time of being a woman, right? icon biggrin Your Say: Pads, Tampons or Other at that Time of the Month? Whether you breeze through that dreaded TOTM (Time Of The Month) or whether you take to your bed with debilitating cramps, it’s that one week in a month that, I don’t know about you, but always makes me feel like crap.

pad tampon Your Say: Pads, Tampons or Other at that Time of the Month?

But feeling like crap aside, what is your pick when it comes to dealing with your menstrual period? Do you go for sanitary pads, be they the more common disposable ones or reuseable cloth pads? Or are tampons your choice for more freedom? Or perhaps you shun both these conventional methods and use something else? There’s been a resurgence in the use of menstrual cups in recent times, I’ve noticed.

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The last matte lipstick I truly felt any affinity for was the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet and it was lovely to know that so many of you found the formula wearable too. Matte lipsticks are a little tricky because they can actually be less flattering if you don’t have properly prepped lips, and are always potentially drying. I don’t know, it must be something that goes into making matte lipsticks, that make them all feel the same way. A little dry and a little drying.

clinique matte lipstick Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick: Online exclusive at the Clinique online store (my experience!)

Recently, I was urged to give a new matte lipstick a go. It was the Clinique Long Last Soft Matte lipstick which is, interestingly only sold online here in Malaysia, on Clinique’s website. I thought to be quite an interesting marketing tactic, because for the most part, consumers here are of the test-before-they-buy mentality and it would be interesting to see how it goes down.

I was actually given Matte Crimson but as luck would have it, my resident makeup loving pixies have spirited it away and I couldn’t find it. Long story short, I decided to test out the Clinique online store and pick up these online exclusives while I was at it. Would you buy lipstick online, sight unseen?

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Luxury cosmetics brand Clé de Peau Beauté recently released their Autumn/Winter 2014 collection which they call Celestial Radiance, a range dedicated to bringing out the radiant aura of your skin. The key new pieces are 8 brand new eyeshadow quads, and a brand new liquid foundation.

cle de peau celestial radiance PREVIEW: Infuse skin with Celestial Radiance with the Cle de Peau Beaute Autumn/Winter 2014 makeup collection

There are also new shades of lipstick in #210, #312 and #111 (I’d told you about their Extra Rich lipstick before this) (Refill RM145, Holder RM60) but they didn’t catch my eye becaue the colours were soft and muted in the beige category and I’m just not sold on colours like that. I do have to say that their lipsticks are quite impressive, although their price tags tend to be quite out of the reach of many of us since they persist in separating lipstick from holder.

My eye was drawn more to the eyeshadow quads which looked pretty so I’ll tell you a little about those, and the new liquid foundation, which I’m in love with!

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