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September 08, 2013

Shopping My Stash | How I survived the 50 Day Spending Ban

Being a beauty blogger I find myself picking up and trying new products constantly. It's just what we do. When I was on my 50 Day Spending Ban I found it quite difficult not to give in to my shopping impulses so I 'Shopped my Stash' instead. I took it as an opportunity to give out some old favourites, put them to the test and see if I love them as much as I once did. 

I've had the MAC Select Cover Up Concealer in NW20 for over a year now and, every now and then, I remember why I love it so much. It's a liquid concealer that works so well as covering up redness, especially on my cheeks. I don't use it on my blemishes but I think it's great for evening out skin tone. NARS' Laguna Bronzer is a long time love of mine but I haven't found myself gravitating towards it over the last few months. When I got sick of the MAC Matte Bronze, however, I went back to it and remembered just how amazing it is. It's just a shade it's almost done. For some reason I found myself reaching for the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfecter BB Cream For Combination to Oily Skin and I remembered just how great it was! It has fantastic coverage and is great for good skin days  
One day I got sick of using pencil liner so I reached for my Essence I Love Punk Jumbo Eyeliner Pen and I haven't put it down since! I found myself creating a few looks where I wanted a vibrant inner so I rekindled my love for the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils, especially the one in Milk. It's a great base for MAC's Vanilla Pigment! I have made no secret of my love for the Max Factor Lash Extension Effect Mascara and my disappointment at the fact that it's been discontinued. It creates the most natural looking lashes. An exact dupe is Covergirl's Lash Blast. I was sent the Red Earth Illusion Lights Beauty Pro Eyeshadow in Cleopatra a while ago and, for some reason, I've only just started using it. It's the perfect outer corner colour.

Have you tried any of these products? How often do you 'Shop Your Stash'? 

*This product was sent me for review, however all opinions are my own. I was not paid for this review.

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  1. This is an awesome idea! I really need to delve deep and discover some new products in my own collection :)

    Kate Xx

  2. After completing a 5 month ban i finally bought so many things i wanted to own for so long. So now i have imposed a one year spending ban on my self ( Oh GOD help me please ! ) . Hopefully i would be able to complete that too and buy some more stuff for myself when i complete my challenge . I am also hoping that i win some giveaway so i wouldn't feel the urge to buy new makeup items


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