Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Shopping the Stash Look

I will just come right out and say it...I am not a morning person. Even with a coffee in my system I am a slow starter, so having a 'go-to' look is key to being able to take part in pre-12am activities on my days off. My mum always waits until the last minute to ask if I'd like to head out for a coffee, and she gets ready in about 2 minutes flat so it is always a rush to get ready-fast!
I basically reach for things that are fail safe, and that I can literally throw onto my face and still walk out of the house looking presentable. I'm trying to use up my Bourjois Healthymix #52 even though it is a tad too dark for me at the moment. It leaves such a lovely finish and though I powder it when I wear it to help it last longer, it leaves me glowy (in a good way, not a shiny way)
MAC's Jaunty has been featuring heavily on my lids, I think I wore it 4 days last week and am still loving it (in fact I have it on as I'm writing this!) I have been throwing MAC's Coquette through the crease and along the outer third of my lower lashline, and I must say I am loving the effect.
After feeling a bit 'meh' about my Revlon Grow Luscious mascara I threw Face of Australia's Impact Curl mascara into my daily makeup bag, and so far it is love <3 I picked up the Clinique Bottom Lash mascara for $2 when I visited the Estee Lauder staff store recently, and the teeny tiny brush is great for coating each and every bottom lash, so I've been looking pretty wide eyed!
I've been choosing lipgloss over lipstick as I am scared that I will break another lipstick (2 so far, including a Burberry Lip Mist!) Gloss is so much easier to carry around in any weather, and the Sportsgirl Liquid Lipsticks have great pigmentation and I love the way they smell. I've been wearing Luscious quite a bit with this look.
 This look is from another day during the week which uses all of the same products except I have Nars Turkish Delight on my lips. I went out with Melissa for brunch the other day and she had it on, and it has been in my handbag ever since because it looks great on her. The blush I'm wearing in all of these photos is my Covergirl True Plum, which is one of the greatest blushes in my collection, and my Clinique Superbalanced bronzer.

Having a quick and easy look that makes me feel a million dollars is the key to a little extra sleep in the mornings, and being able to make use of things in my collection that haven't been getting much love is a bonus.

How often do you shop your stash?
What do you think of my quick and easy look?
How could I change it up?
 *True Plum came to me by way of a swap, and the Clinique bronzer was sent for review. Honesty, always.


  1. lovely looks and your lashes are perfect :) love the eyes as well

  2. LOVE Jaunty on you! You look gorgeous!!

  3. Omg, I NEED to shop my stash! I'm buying waayy too much!

    Love the eye look you've got - classic and simple! Plus, you have great lashes!

  4. You look so pretty here! Especially your eyelashes! I'd love to see a review on the clinique bottom lash mascara, I dont usually wear mascara on my bottom lashes but it makes such a difference!

  5. Awesome post =3
    I need to start shopping my stash too, and actually I just started to this month :D

  6. I think I need to have a few of these days! There are some items in my makeup drawers that haven't seen the light of day in a while :(

  7. I'm gonna go through my stash this weekend - I'm so time poor I always fall back on the same fail-safe combos too. I love your eye looks - all lashes and so bright eyed!!

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  9. LOVE the MAC eyeshadow. It looks so good on you!

  10. I just found your blog, it's so lovely. That's pretty much how I do my makeup whenever I go to class. xx


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