This might be a little late in the month to start this, but I thought, why not! What I'm going to do is a shop the stash post each month, hopefully I'll find some great treasures hidden in my collection, and even uncover some products I'm not so happy about. One of the reasons I wanted to do this is because I realised the other day that last year I pretty much bought very little makeup, and as a result, most of my blog posts were PR samples. I wanted to mix things up a bit, so most of the products in my shop the stash will be ones I bought (but not all of them). I've also given myself a £15 budget each month to spend on makeup, I know that's not much, but things are pretty tight at the moment. I'll be searching through the high street to find (hopefully) 3 products each month to buy, try and review.
Anyway, here's what I've picked: 2 x Chanel eye shadow quads - these are pretty expensive and have hardly been used, so I thought it was about time I took them out to stretch their legs and gets some use. 1 x Bourjois lipstick in 18 - literally only worn this once! L'Oreal pressed powder - again, pretty much never used this - you know what it's like when you find a product you love, nothing else gets a look in! I'd become loyal to my Japonesque pressed powder (it's seriously awesome). Bourjois creme to powder shadow - these (when I bought them) I couldn't stop using, they're seriously amazing, but as is the way of the world, I discovered something else and moved on, well I want to give them a go again. Tarte Amazonian clay blusher - this was a present from the lovely Laura from A Scottish Lass and I've barely used it (the curse of being a blusher addict!), so I'm vowing to use this more. Rimmel Scandaleyes creme eyeshadow - an amazing long lasting base for eye shadows, looking forward to using this again. Collection fast stroke liquid eyeliner - I have a love hate relationship with this, it's a great product, jet black and matte, but the applicator means that the product gets on your lashes, not great. Benefit browzings* this is a bit of a cheat, I didn't have any other eye shadow palettes in my stash to shop, and I love the light colour of this one :) An inner corner eye brightener from Majollica Majorca - I had this in a makeup swap and have never really used it. Bobbi Brown colour corrector - I never really got on that well with this, so giving it another whirl. Cover Girl clump crusher - another gift from Laura, I've finally cracked it out of it's packaging to use up. Rimmel fix and perfect primer - loved this when I used it before and for some reason stopped using it. Bourjois healthy mix radiance renewal foundation - a perfect dupe for NARS sheer glow, and since I can't afford that, I'm using this again. Sephora lipstick - it's matte red, long lasting and gorgeous! Jouer bronzer - bought this, loved it, hardly used it and then it got stuffed away in my makeup drawer. Benefit Gimme Brow* - to go with my Browzings and keep my brows in place. MUA black kohl eyeliner* - cheap and cheerful, I've lost my favourite kohl liner, so giving this one a go. Clarins eyeshadow primer* - I've had this since Autumn, I used it for a week or so, and haven't used it since.
Well I think that's everything! I'll be back to chat about them more at the end of the month, I'll try and take some pics of the looks I create with them too :) Here's the first look I created with the products (isn't that Sephora lipstick stunning!?)