The Seven Deadly Sins of Beauty (or, if I went to hell for being beautiful–)


I just finished making my lengthy post on my Cebu trip and I need a brrrrreeeeaak. So here it is! I first saw the lovely V make this post, and enjoyed it, thought about making one, but forgot about it. Hahaha! Then my close friend Alexis made it too, so I decided okay, I’ll really do it this time! :p

I haven’t been into beauty for a very long time, say 2 or 3 years tops? But I like to think I’ve amassed quite a little collection already so I think I can take this tag post without too many problems.

1. Greed: What’s your most inexpensive beauty item? What’s your most expensive beauty item?

The most inexpensive beauty item I have would have to be this highlighting powder that I bought at Daiso, on my Cebu trip! According to its packaging, it’s for nose highlighting (since it comes in a teeny 1.3g pot with a sifter lid), but it can also be used for general highlighting needs. It’s a pearly shimmer with a slight pink tone, and I used it for my Purplehood Ball makeup that I did myself.

As for the most expensive beauty item I have, it’ll have to be my Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Flash. It’s an exquisitely shimmery pink which I haven’t actually worn out of the house yet–  haha! I think it retails for around Php1500? I’m not exactly sure – because this was just given to me by one of my best friends, Lala. Hahaha! If it’s something that I bought with my own money, then the most expensive thing would have to be my Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion in W24 Honey Beige, costing a little under Php1000. It’s super handy since I can take it on the plane, even if it’s pretty bulky for a compact.

2. Wrath: What item do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Like Alexis, it’s with false lashes – I like how they look and I like how my eyes look super fabulous with them on, buttttt it’s so hard to put on and I’m always paranoid that it’ll fall off or look weird when nudged out of place! Another reason why I only wear falsies when I play around with makeup at home.

Another pet peeve makeup would have to be liquid foundation. My oily skin tends to prefer powder foundation, or more simple BB/CC creams. I like to build up coverage instead of slathering one layer and looking really really greasy.

3. Gluttony: What brand takes up most of your collection?

Oh man, I don’t even know. But I really think Etude House takes up most of my collection – from convenient lip tints and eyeshadow sticks to nail polish to their foam cleansers to their Play 101 pencils.. wow. They have a balance of cute style and function to justify me not being able to resist purchasing them. Also, I don’t remember how many sheet masks I’ve bought from them–

A runner up would have to be Nature Republic because their nail polishes are so inexpensive! Not to mention their skincare is top-notch, and their sheet masks. Gotta love sheet masks.

4. Sloth: What product do you neglect the most due to laziness?

Primer. I mean I know it’ll make my face look nice and smooth and poreless but.. who has time for that? Sometimes I’ll even be content with just lipbalm.

5. Pride: What product gives you the most confidence?

Definitely a good lip colour! Whether it’s a vampy, bright, or even a fairly neutral lip, it’s really something that reflects my mood. It’s also excellent for lazy girls like me who can’t really be bothered with how they look, but still want to exert a teeny bit of effort to look human. (Especially when you’re super stressed with school or work!)

6. Lust: Which item is at the top of your beauty wishlist?

Oh goodness, I’ve only managed to make a list of my beauty lemmings. Seriously. There’s so many items, so I will casually bend the rules and give you one item per general category..

Eyes: Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette
Lips: MAC lipstick in Lady Danger

7. Envy: Which makeup product looks great on other but not on you?

Nude/pale lips. I have yet to find that perfect nude that won’t make me look washed out, sickly, or even dead. Hahaha! I actually purchased a NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Tokyo (a pale bubblegum pink) before out of curiosity, and when I tried it on.. it was a mix of shock and laughter, actually. I looked weird!


Why don’t you try this little tag post out too?

xx Marianne


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