Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Shopping the Stash #50

So we have reached the 50th ever Sunday Shopping the Stash post,
I'm a little proud of myself for keeping the feature up and running for so long!
Pats on the back all round, any way this week I have shopped the stash with a difference
most products aren't really neglected as such but I don't always feel I'm getting the best wear out
of them and aim this week to find the best way to utilize each product.

And I haven't forgotten there will be a special Sunday Shopping the Stash give away up later
which is certainly worth keeping an eye out for!

So on to the stash...


Stila One Step
This is a serum that brightens, moisturises and calms the skin as well as toning down any redness,
I have read that many use this as their stand alone primer but I have always slicked on some oil reduction
product after using this, my aim this week is to try and use it alone and break my habit of slapping
on anything that reduces oil.

Clinique Pore Refining Foundation
This is a great foundation and is aimed at those with enlarged pores, sadly this doesn't launch
until the 5th of October and the shade I was sent is a little too light for my skin tone.
My aim this week is to mix it with other foundations to deepen the tone without altering 
the formula too much.

Famous Cosmetics Shimmer Brick in Beyonce
Sadly having enlarged pores can often mean that shimmer products particularly blushes
are a no go unless you like accentuating your pores.
This is a pretty pink shade and perhaps teamed with another pink blush I could make this work
for my skin type...fingers crossed.


Bourjois Eyeshadow in shade 16
This shouldn't be included in my stash and I should be reaching for something that isn't my current favourite
shade but I have made myself an agreement that if I try to wear liquid liner instead of gel liner
for a full week I can use my favourite eye shade for the week coming, which brings us onto...

Nars Liquid Liner
I'm a gel liner girl at heart, I find them easier to use and longer lasting 
but over the past few months I have built up a small selection of liquid liners that I really would
like to make better use of so my challenge this week is not only to wear liquid liner
but also improve on my technique.


MAC Angel Lipstick
How can a shade I wore daily and loved suddenly look so odd on my lips?
My skin tone hasn't changed drastically, okay it has lightened a little since I came back from Spain
but not enough to really be deemed noticeable and I always felt Angel suited me better when I was 
slightly paler anyway...most odd.
So this week I aim to dig out lots of lip glosses and liners and make this work,
I'm not giving up on my favourite lip shade quite so easily!

Have you shopped your stash?

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  1. I am now really curious about the Clinique foundation. My stash is rather small as of late so I am pretty much using most of the items I have all the time.

  2. Creme d nude looked so sexy and pinkish on my lips,but after a month in cruising Agean sea looks white and trashy on me,well i love my tan,see you later this year Creme d Nude!!!!!!

  3. nice selection, I love liquid liner, collection do one that's alright, much better with a primer under it though. BTW have you tried Murad's pore refining treatments? they usually have a starter kit but it must be sold out, it definitely improved the appearance of my pores. I recently tried their cane stuff, I do *not* recommend it, it's really really strong.

  4. Great shop the stash post, i nearly bought that shimmer brick the other day!

    Sophierosehearts x

  5. That's so odd about the lipstick suddenly not looking the same! Congrats on your 50th post! Xo

  6. I'm the opposite to you in that I love liquid liners and just can't seem to get to grips with gel liners. I think I need to get a good one and practice with it lots!

  7. I'm the same as One Little Vice, just can't get the hang of gel liners! I find liquid eyeliners sooo much easier and quicker to use as well? Mind you I can't say I've tried loads of gel liners, I may not have used any good ones!

  8. Ive not shopped but i've binned a lot that I dont use, very theraputic!

  9. i love that shade os lipstick!:)

  10. Can't wait to hear how you get on with the Shimmer Brick, it looks lovely. I have enlarged pores too though so shimmer can make mine look bigger too :( Fricking love your blog!

  11. I had angel terrible mistake Once looked good on my lips then I looked like a zombie difficult color

  12. Great post and Angel went weird on me too after a while :-/

  13. If you have Nars Turkish Delight lipgloss layer that (or something similar) over the top its Kim Kardashians favourite combo and she is a tanned beauty x


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