I was sorting through all of my pictures files last night when I came across what I'm pretty sure would have been my very first 'haul' as I was getting into makeup. The pictures were taken a little over four years ago, I know this because I was very heavily pregnant with my second child at the time. I also note that these pictures were taken before I found the Macro setting on my camera!
It's interesting to look back at these pictures. It's feels like a long time since these were taken: I've lived in three different houses since then, had two more children and up sticks to live in a different part of the country. I might not be into MAC only hauls these days but I'm still in the habit of photographing all of my makeup. These photographs were no doubt taken to share on Specktra at the time. It's a little shocking to realise I've been wittering on in the internet about my cosmetic purchases for such a long time.
I remember these purchases very fondly and I still have most of these items as you can see above. The Northern Lights MSF is still in working order and this was my first venture into wearing cheek products. I recall it was recommended to me as a good choice for someone that wasn't used to wearing blusher (how times have changed). I felt compelled to pull it out and wear it today. I depotted the eyeshadow Mink Pink a few years ago and it doesn't look as pristine as it once did. I haven't worn it in a very long time but I suspect I've hung on to it for sentimental reasons. Macroviolet was probably my favourite item of the bunch. My love for purple hasn't wavered and I loved wearing this liner. It's no longer useable and in my stash of things to Back to MAC (can you even do that anymore?). I've toyed with the idea of re-purchasing this liner but I wear gel liner so infrequently these days.
Do you ever look back on your makeup photos or blog posts? When did you start chatting about makeup online, did you start out on forums like me?