10 May 2013

All Good Things Come To An End...

The sun made an appearance in Ireland last week. I was as shocked as you are, but determined to make the most of it - cue frantic toenail painting, locating of sunglasses and retrieval of summer essentials from the back of the wardrobe. Off I went to the nearest beer garden, clutching my favourite summery makeup bits in my warm-weather handbag (smaller and brighter than my usual black sacks).


And then disaster struck! If you were in the vicinity of the Bernard Shaw pub in Dublin on Saturday - probably the best beer garden in the city, complete with big blue pizza bus and cheap mojitos - and heard much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth, you were probably there when I dropped my handbag. No biggie, except in a freak accident of fate, my much loved Clarins bronzer and Maybelline popstick had come a cropper on the concrete floor.


Words can't really describe how much I loved these items of makeup - but obviously I'm gonna try. The bronzer was a beautiful two-toned mineral powder affair that was part of Clarins' summer collection last year. It came with SPF 15 and offered the best of both worlds - a slightly shimmery shade for an all over sunkissed glow, plus a darker matte colour that contoured up a dream.

 
As for the Pop Stick, it was a translucent orange balm that delivered moisture, sheen and a subtle touch of colour, smelling deliciously like cheap sweeties all the while. Yes, that was a good thing.

Rest in peace, you gorgeous products - I loved you very much. Though fickle beauty blogger that I am, I think I've found replacements...watch this space!

Have you suffered any beauty tales of woe? Share them with the group; it really helps to share the pain!

 

32 comments:

sarah gill said...

I unpacked my wedding handbag (for attending weddings, its like an accessory tardis) and discovered a broken blusher. However, I wasnt a massive fan of it so that justifies buying a new one!

sarah gill said...

I unpacked my wedding handbag (for attending weddings, its like an accessory tardis) and discovered a broken blusher. However, I wasnt a massive fan of it so that justifies buying a new one!

Lily said...

Aww! I hate it when that happens! My mum was looking through my makeup in the cupboard once, she apparently dropped one of my stila eye shadows, it cracked a lot fell out and smashed. She attempted to "fill" the dropped eye shadow with another eye shadow (completely different colour) then tried to hide it from me (lol). I didn't find out until my dad told me a few days later!

Yvonne Magner said...

Christ Emma, it's too early to be giving me heart attacks, I saw that head line and thought you were finishing up the blog. Commiserations on the bronzer and lippy, may the rest in pieces.

♥ vendy ♥ said...

love tangerine popstick ^^
is so nice
xoxo
vendy

The Dainty Dolls House said...

What a shame! I've had that happen to me, I just tossed it out. I'm not too attached to stuff really, because of my clumsy ways, haha. I hope you'll be able to get another of these or find something even better :))) Such a shame. I hope you have a great weekend doll xx

Adele said...

Oh I feel your pain Emma, quelle horreure!! I may not have been so bothered about the lippie but the Clinique compact...I would have been sobbing!!
Have a wonderful weekend Hun xoxo
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Krystal said...

this made me laugh :) i hope you are happy with your new purchases!

Anonymous said...

Oh noooo, hehe, poor thing... :-)

schoolgatestyle said...

Oh that is a NIGHTMARE! Especially the bronzer as they are so expensive..but I did have a little laugh about how mental we all went last weekend when the sun briefly appeared! We are number 1 in the world at making the most of every moment of sunshine :)
Can't wait to see what you bought to replace them - I'm in the market for a new bronzer. Have a super weekend x

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Anya Jensen said...

Gutted - hate when that happens - so annoying really. Hope you get some replacements soon. My disaster this week was iPhone V pavement!! Guess who won :(
Happy weekend sweets,
Axx

Kim Alston said...

Oh nooo! That has happened several times with me. So I feel for you. Cosmetics are not cheap nowadays.

littlemissandrea said...

Awww that sucks! I've never dropped my items myself... but my sister has knocked numerous products off my counter so that counts too I guess! Hope you find replacements!

Yvonne Magner said...

My husband knocked my 90% full bottle of Armani Luminous Silk off the bathroom self and it smashed on the floor....I nearly cried.

Marian McCarthy said...

I recently smashed an Dita Von Teese eyeshadow palette! :( Please tell me you are gonna fix the bronzer though.. It's pretty super easy!! actually it's easy to fix the lipstick bullet too :D

Gem | Miss Makeup Magpie ♥ said...

Oh my god.. I would have cried if I had broken that gorgeous bronzer xx

Shelley Desmond said...

Noooooo I hate it when this happens!! I had a recent experience with an eye shadow palette but was able to fix it using Inglot Duraline! (see here http://www.cookingupbeauty.blogspot.ie/2013/02/wet-n-wild-eyeshadow-palettes.html) As for the lipstick I'm sure if you warmed it under a lighter for a few seconds you could mould it back onto the holder? Worth a try anyway :)

Chantel said...

Aww that sucks! I have lost many cosmetics over the years.

Makeup Over Mind said...

Oh no! :( dunno if you saw on Instagram a few weeks back, but my new MAC Prolongwear concealer smashed to pieces. Managed to save most of the product, but it was heartbreaking! :(

Amy Fashion Blog said...

That stinks. Have a great weekend

Petra said...

its a bit like losing an old friend!

Sarah said...

Those photos physically hurt me a bit! Every powder/bronzer/blusher I attempt to take out with me ends up smashed! x

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Coco said...

Sorry for your loss sweet Emma! The jelly lipstick looked so cool!!
xoxo
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little t said...

I feel your pain.

Once, while on holiday, I dropped and smashed a new bottle of Chanel Matt Lumiere and actually cried.

Laura said...

Oh no, I hate when that happens! Look forward to hearing about your new finds :) Have a good weekend! xo

Anonymous said...

Ouch! My last accident was putting back the cap on a Chanel lipstick before having turned the stick back down... You can imagine the result.

LUXESSED

anitasbeauty said...

I feel your pain, recently my The Body Shop powder foundation broke into lots of little pieces, I was raging :(

sergio castaño peña said...

it always happens, and the lipstick color was the beeeeest!
really liked, i stay here <3

www.malesclutch.blogspot.com

Sergio,xx

sergio castaño peña said...

it always happens, and the lipstick color was the beeeeest!
really liked, i stay here <3

www.malesclutch.blogspot.com

Sergio,xx

fluff and fripperies said...

Orla I didn't spot that but I know just how you feel - it's tragic!

Bhushavali N said...

Oh! That really sucks! That orange lip balm looks so beautiful! Loved that blush too. Did you try fixing it with alcohol??? There are tutorials for that all over the internet...
Btw, would love it if you visit my blog too... :)
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