Shopping my Stash

If you are a little bit of a beauty addict like myself, chances are that there are any number of products lurking around the bottom of makeup bags or at the back of drawers you have completely forgotten about.

Let’s be honest, budget brands like Catrice and Makeup Revolution make it possible for us to indulge more often and every time you buy some lovely new product, you forget about the stuff you already own. With that in mind, I had a proper look at my own beauty stash and found some lovely products I really should use more often!

Shopping my Stash with Chanel, Bourjois, No7, Max Factor and Essence

Let’s start with this amazing cute lipgloss mini by everyone’s favorite brand: Chanel. It is inexcusable I forgot about this luxury sample of their Rouge Allure Gloss in red Seduction. The color is very summery and the gloss/lipstick hybrid is easy to apply and lovely to wear. I did a review of this months ago here.

Bourjois’ Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix foundation created quite the stir in beauty blogging land but unfortunately I picked the wrong color. 52 Vanilla was just too dark for my early winter skin, so I put it in the back of my cabinet and forgot all about it. Having tried it again, this looks like it will be my perfect tanned summer shade: all I need are a couple of decent sunny days and this will be great. Expect a review of this to pop up sometime in the summer.

Shopping my Stash with Chanel, Bourjois, No7, Max Factor and Essence

Another lip product I forgot all about: the Max Factor Colour Elixir lipstick in Cherry Kiss (840). The perfect vibrant red for summer, I really should start wearing it more often. You can see a swatch in my first impressions article on it: right here.

Colored eye liners aren’t usually my thing but I make an exception for this teal gel liner by budget brand Essence. Amazing deep color, easy application and a great price. Don’t really know why I stopped wearing this one. Check out swatches here.

I don’t know if you can be obsessed with a color you can’t name, but I have managed. This little Boots No7 single eye shadow doesn’t have a name or number anywhere and was a gift with purchase ages ago. When I received it, I decided I would never wear a color like that. However, this weird taupy greyish brown looks amazing against my eyes and much more natural than it looks in the pan. I have been wearing it non stop the last couple of weeks and I will probably drag it into a Boots on my next trip to find another one. They’d better still have it!

Shopping my Stash with Chanel, Bourjois, No7, Max Factor and EssenceThat was all for now, it turns out I am actually quite good at rotating most of my beauty products but there were certainly some gems hiding in my stash! How about you, any stuff you’ve forgotten about but really should use more?

Als je net als ik een klein beetje verslaafd bent aan makeup, dan bestaat er een goede kans dat er een aantal producten rondhangen op de bodem van je makeup tas en achterin lades die je compleet bent vergeten.

Laten we eerlijk zijn, budget merken als Catrice en Makeup Revolution maken het mogelijk om steeds vaker iets nieuws te kopen en elke keer als je een leuk nieuw product meeneemt, vergeet je spullen die je al had. Daarom heb ik eens goed gekeken naar mijn beauty stash en een aantal leuke producten uitgekozen die ik echt vaker moet gebruiken!

Shopping my Stash with Chanel, Bourjois, No7, Max Factor and Essence

Laten we beginnen met dit superschattige mini lipglossje van iedereen’s favoriete merk: Chanel. Het is echt ongelofelijk dat ik dit luxe sample van de Rouge Allure Gloss in de rode Seduction ben vergeten. De kleur is leuk voor de zomer en de lipgloss/lipstick hybride is makkelijk aan te brengen en te dragen. Ik heb hem zelfs al eens besproken in deze post.

De Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix foundation van Bourjois was een grote hit onder bloggers, maar helaas koos ik de verkeerde kleur. 52 Vanilla was gewoon te donker voor mij in de vroege winter, dus ik zette dit product achteraan in mijn kastje en vergat het. Het blijkt echter de perfecte kleur te zijn voor mijn gebruinde zomerhuid: nog een paar mooie zonnige dagen en de kleur is perfect Verwacht een review hiervan ergens deze zomer.

Shopping my Stash with Chanel, Bourjois, No7, Max Factor and Essence

Nog een lip product dat ik helemaal was vergeten: de Max Factor Colour Elixir lipstick in Cherry Kiss (840). Een mooie felle rode kleur voor de zomer, deze moet ik ook echt meer dragen. Je kunt een swatch zien in dit eerdere artikel.

Gekleurde eyeliners zien niet helemaal mijn ding, maar ik maak een uitzondering voor deze groen-blauwe gel liner van budget merk Essence. Een hele mooie diepe kleur, makkelijk aan te brengen, en lekker goedkoop. Ik weet echt niet waarom ik deze niet meer draag. Hier kun je de swatches zien.

Ik weet niet of je geobsideerd kunt zijn door een kleur die je geen naam kunt geven, maar het is me gelukt. Deze kleine Boots No7 oogschaduw heeft geen naam of nummer en was ooit een kadootje bij aankoop. Toen ik het kreeg, besloot ik dat ik nooit zo’n kleur zou dragen. Maar de taupe-achtige grijze bruin kleur staat geweldige bij mijn blauwe ogen en veel natuurlijker dan hij lijkt in de verpakking. Ik draag het de afgelopen weken non-stop en ga hem meenemen naar de Boots op mijn eerstvolgende trip om er nog een te vinden.

Shopping my Stash with Chanel, Bourjois, No7, Max Factor and Essence

Dat waren ze, blijkbaar ben ik toch best goed in het roteren van mijn make-up maar dit waren echt een aantal pareltjes die ik vaker moet gebruiken! Heb jij ook van dit soort vergeten producten?


21 thoughts on “Shopping my Stash

    • Anne June 5, 2015 / 9:03 am

      You should do it too Amy! Would be fun to see what you find.
      xxx Anne


  1. plus+beauty27 June 3, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    That lip gloss is so cute!! I have quite a few things that I haven’ used in a while. I think I need to shop my stash too lol. πŸ™‚ xo

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    • Anne June 3, 2015 / 8:43 pm

      You should: it would be so fun to see what products you would come up with πŸ˜€
      Too cute huh: mini chanel.
      xxx Anne

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      • plus+beauty27 June 3, 2015 / 9:01 pm

        Well I do have to go through and spring clean my makeup collection. It’s almost summer I know haha! lol! πŸ˜€ xxx

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        • Anne June 4, 2015 / 9:16 am

          Never too late for a good spring cleaning πŸ˜‰ xx Anne

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          • plus+beauty27 June 4, 2015 / 9:31 pm

            That is very true Anne! πŸ™‚ xx

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  2. annie's beauty... June 3, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    Is that a mini-Chanel gloss/lipstick thingy?!?!? Cuuuute!
    I had the concealer from the same range which was pretty decent as well!
    Have a great week lovely!
    Lots of xx, Annie | Annie’s Beauty

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    • Anne June 3, 2015 / 8:46 pm

      Isn’t it just too cute! Mini chanel might be even better than proper chanel πŸ™‚
      Thanks hun, hope you have a lovely week as well πŸ˜€
      xxx Anne

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  3. V June 3, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    Yes, this happens to me too often– I completely forget the thing I bought last week. Sometimes I go through my collection and think: this was a really nice color, why did I stop wearing it?

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    • Anne June 3, 2015 / 8:46 pm

      Oh glad to hear I am not the only one. I recently ‘rediscovered’ an amazing lipgloss as well πŸ˜‰


  4. Lauren June 3, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    Never tried the Bourjois foundation but I have heard so many good reviews on it! I really need to give it a go, looking forward to your review πŸ™‚

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    • Anne June 3, 2015 / 8:48 pm

      I actually like it a lot as well, I just totally forgot about it because it was a little dark πŸ˜‰ Review should be up in a week or two πŸ™‚

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  5. anastasiias June 3, 2015 / 11:49 am

    I forgot about maybelline color tattoo eyeshadows I have. But I don’t feel like using them now:D Also I have several lipsticks I don’t use now but I used previous summer a lot, probably, I just got bored:D

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    • Anne June 3, 2015 / 8:49 pm

      Oh yes the color tattoos are great but perhaps a bit more autumn?! And lipstick colors always change depending on our mood and the season right.

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  6. NotQuiteLondon June 3, 2015 / 9:29 am

    I have that N7 eyeshadow ☺,it’s a gorgeous color. I completely forgot I had it until I saw your post x

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    • Anne June 3, 2015 / 8:50 pm

      Isn’t it just amazing?! It is pretty much all I have been wearing since I found it πŸ˜€ xxx

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