Two apologies to get out of the way before we begin to crack on with today's stash post:
1, Some may have problems with my blog showing up correctly on the dashboard,
I can promise that the solution is being worked on as we speak.
2, I'm a little late on drawing the Christmas giveaways (4 days to be precise) but I will
them all tonight and tomorrow and announce all the winners before Tuesday!

Thanks for reading, now on with this weeks stash...


NARS Foreplay Face Palette £39.50 via ASOS - link
Despite not being overly impressed with this palette on the whole - the shades are all a little to shimmery
and glittery for my preference and skin type, I have decided to give it another go this week.
I wouldn't be surprised if I only use the small matte segments and then decide to keep it for going
on holiday or travelling in general.

Clarins Bronzing Duo in Dark £26 via Clarins - link
Shimmery blushes need a good contour in my opinion and for that I can always rely on my Clarins 
Bronzing Duo, I use the deep segment to add a little definition to my face and the lighter segment as a pressed powder to set my make-up.
One of the best bronzing powders I have ever used!

Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets 99p via Superdrug - link
I have a few stuffy meetings this week and with it being winter I can guarantee you the combination
of heat and my oily skin will not bode well, sometimes I feel you can over powder in order to combat the
shine excess oil brings along to the party so I have decided to give these little blotting papers another go!


Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette £20 via Debenhams - link
I don't think I'm wrong in stating that this is the least hyped up Naked palette, 
it seems the first two Naked palettes were the ones we were all most excited about 
but the third yeah not so much!
I don't love or hate the new addition but do find it handy for an easy, non-fuss neutral eye look
and the size is perfect for popping into a bag for travel.

NYC Big Bold Curl Mascara* not online as of yet
This is one of the newest products from NYC for Spring,
and one of the best drugstore mascaras I have used, it lengthens, defines and curls the lashes
without clumping what more could you want?
I will be reviewing the new Spring offerings from NYC tomorrow so keep an eye out for that.

3 Custom Color Clarifying Pencil £13.50* via Cult Beauty - link
Nothing opens and hides tired eyes quite like a white or nude eyeliner,
in the past I have found white and certain nude shades a little too stark but the mid shade
by 3 Custom Color Clarifying Pencil  is simply perfect, not to mention it doubles up
as a concealer.


Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Tawny Pink £18 via House of Fraser - link
When I need a long lasting yet grown up lip shade that is suitable for meetings etc
I forever reach for Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Tawny Pink.
The mix of brown and pink in this shade goes perfectly with a nude colour palette (cheeks and eyes)
and the matte formula lasts a good few hours without drying out my lips.
In a nut shell I need more of these little matte lipsticks!

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Pink Blush* £20 via House of Fraser - link
Can I dub this my perfect pink?
I don't posses all the words to truly sum up how beautiful this pink lipstick is but for someone who
is more of a nude lipstick wearer to declare it love you know that the shade is worth investigating.
Pink Blush goes perfectly with any look but is simply striking on blondes teamed with a grey/black
smoky need this shade!

Are you shopping your stash this week?