Recently I've been on a bit of a mission to sort out my make up collection, I think it's a mixture of booking a holiday with uni friends that I need to make some extra money for and the thought of fitting all my belongings back into my small room at home come July. On one hand I've found loads of stuff I haven't touched and don't really intend to for reasons such as 'that's definitely about three shades too dark for me' (expect a huge blog sale soon!), but I've also found some hidden gems I had totally forgotten about like the three lovely things below which have come back into my life in a big way this week...
Max Factor Nailfinity in 'Disco Pink'
During the mammoth task of sorting out my nail varnish collection, I discovered I had about five bright pink colours so needed to get rid of some as no one needs that much pink in their lives (or do they?). This one made the cut though, as it's the most gorgeous neon pink perfect for brightening up a British Spring and Summer. It also has a lovely formula that glides on to the nails easily, dries quickly and lasts a good amount of time. Well done Max Factor. Oh, and it also looks great teamed with my favourite lip product of the moment, the Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in 'Lovesick', or as I one referred to it in a video, 'Lovesock'.
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in 'Candy Coral'
Back in December I got bought a lot of American make up for my 21st birthday from my parents (haul here) who had been to Chicago the summer before armed with a list of all the things I'd been going on about wanting. One of the main things I went on about and was so happy to get given was this Dream Bouncy Blush as I'd heard so much about it from Youtubers across the pond, however because it's such a Spring colour I hadn't got round to using it till this week. I wish I'd used it sooner though as it's such a gorgeous blush, I apply it with my Real Techniques Stippling brush and it gives the prettiest natural peachy glow to my cheeks and because it's not overly pigmented you can't ever end up looking clown like, always a plus!
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in 'Sensual Silk'
I posted about this lipstick back in January as I was so excited to own some YSL make up, however as it is quite a pale flesh toned nude it washed me out a bit with my winter skin so I popped it back in my drawer until the sun came out again. Well the sun hasn't really come out but my fake tan has, so I now think this colour looks really pretty and perfect paired with a dark smoky eye, which is how I wore it on a night out this week. The formula is also like no other lip product I've tried as it literally melts onto the lips and the packaging is so gorgeous it causes me to flash it around rather inappropriately when I'm in public. Oo la la...
What have you shopped in your Stash?
As I said at the start of the post I'm a rather happy bunny this week as me and eight of my best uni friends have just booked a holiday to Spain in June as a big 'yay, we just did a degree' type celebration. I'm literally so excited but need to get through quite a bit more work before then... that will have to wait till tomorrow though as tonight I'm off to see our uni production of 'Clockwork Orange'. I know, I'm just too cultured sometimes.
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!