Stash Shopping


Every once in a while, I like to visit my little makeup collection and dig out products that have been collecting dust. I should do it more often but when you keep adding to your collection, it becomes nearly impossible. Especially when all your love is focused on the new products, nobody honestly wants to use old products just for the sake of using. 

I think I've been behaving in terms buying. I do add new products little by little but I don't buy for the sake of buying. So I visited my stash and dug out some items that I should show a little love to!


MAC Paint Pot in Vintage Selection

The gorgeous Vintage Selection was one of the 4 limited edition paint pots in Cham Pale collection. I initially wanted to completely pass up this collection based on online swatches. When I swatched Vintage Selection in store, I fell in love. It's such a shame that I ignored it this long. It's really easily wearable during the day as a base or even alone. You can take it from day to night by adding a darker crease color. I love it, so glad we're back together :)

MAC Fluidline in Siahi

I missed out on Siahi once as it sold out super fast when they released it in the Mickey Contractor collection. But then it was back in stock and I just had to have it. Since then, I think I've used it 3 times, maybe. Its blueish teal color is just stunning. Looks great both on upper lash line or water line for a pop of color.

Sephora Colorful Mono Pearl No. 09

I bought this beautiful pearly peach shade last year while aimlessly wandering around at Sephora one day and kind of forgot about it after a few uses. It looks gorgeous with a tan, especially when used wet! I will be incorporating it to my day looks more, it makes a great everyday color!


Revlon Coral Reef, Sally Hansen Princess, Wet n Wild 903C

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef 

Coral Reef is a coral that is definitely season appropriate. I can only laugh at myself for bringing it out in the last month of summer. Lip glosses just aren't really my go-to products during summer and this proves it!

Sally Hansen 12 Hr. Lip Treatment in Princess

Princess is my favorite nude lip gloss from the drugstore. It is shimmery but nothing of gritty nature, think more micro. Has a nice vanilla-like scent and I love that it doesn't leave my lips sticky like most other lip glosses do, I just cannot stand sticky lip glosses.

Wet n Wild Lipstick in 903C
Another summery lipstick I completely forgot I even owned! It's a matte salmon/light coral. Though matte, I don't find it to be drying on lips as I do with many of the other matte lipsticks. It also lasts a good while on my lips, yay for not having to reapply - at least that often!

Revlon Coral Reef, Sally Hansen Princess, Wet n Wild 903C
Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse

While checking out my foundations drawer, I came across this Maybelline foundation I have picked up last year. (See my review here) I can't even believe it was more than a year ago! As you can tell from my photo below, I haven't used it much since then. Honestly I was kind of shocked/surprised to see that it cracked big time. But it managed to keep its consistency and did not dry at all. It's still quite creamy as the first day I bought it and still wears the same. I will try to use this up within the next couple of months as I don't think it will make it into the next year.


How often do you shop your stash? Any rediscoveries?

25 comments:

  1. I don't nearly shop my stash as much as I need to/should. You have some lovely treasures in your collection however that make me want to look through mine.

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  2. Wow! That fluidline is gorgeous!!

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  3. Great finds! Haha. My makeup collection isn't very big so I can't shop my stash jut yet. Hehe.

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  4. Which reminds me, I should look through my stash more often. I use the same products all the time. Lol. Sally Hansen Princess looks pretty. *adds to wishlist* Btw, you're picture quality is amazing, which camera do you use?

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  5. Me neither and I feel so bad, it's like what the heck am I gonna do with this much makeup? *sigh* :) Oh I know you have some amazing treasures as well, I can see it from your hauls...gorgeous stuff! :)

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  6. Such a shame that it doesn't get much love :/ Hopefully that will change from this day on :)

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  7. Thank you! Mine isn't humongous like some other ladies' either, I know what you mean :)

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  8. I feel like I do too, then again I normally don't use the same blush, lipstick or eye shadows few days in a row so I don't know how on earth I don't even feel like I am finishing anything lol I am actually using a super old camera - Casio Exilim 6.0 megapixels (yes you read it correctly, 6!) always in Macro and flower settings and natural light :)

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  9. I don't tend to shop my stash often as it's in a drawer and so it's not staring at me all the time - only when I reach in to find something I'm specifically looking for! :p For unloved products though, I like to put them in a bowl on my counter and make a rule that I have to use at LEAST one product each day, if not more! :)

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  10. Great finds indeed. My makeup stash isn´t big enough, yet, to shop my stash, but if I continue buying makeup stuff as I have lately then soon I can :D

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  11. That fluid line looks stunning!!! Would love to see FOTD..

    I love shopping my statsh I discover so many great things!!!

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  12. i love to go stash shopping, but it's so easy to just fall back into using what's comfortable :)

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  13. well right now i know every single thing in my make up collection because it's sill quite small compared to you and other wellknown beauty bloggers but i have plans of buying more and i have no plans of stopping anytime soon so maybe in the future i'll be like you and forget some things i already owned.this might sound weird but i can't wait for that to happen to me because it only means 1thing i have lots of makeup by then.

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  14. I've been shopping my stash,too! I have started picking out a few items I have forgotten about and putting them in a special little basket on top of my vanity to encourage myself to reach for them. I do this at the start of each week, so I am really rotating my collection. Recently I rediscovered my Benefit BADGal Plum mascara, a Victoria Secret blush from the Love Me Wild collection, and my e.l.f. cream liners.

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  15. I recently discovered an elf blush in tickled pink, and some too faced eye shawdow duos. I loved them at the time. but with new purchases they go in the dark. i read a post a while ago where a beauty guru closed her eyes and just dug into her makeup drawer and had to use those products. could be fun. love your blog

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  16. JessicaGettingCheekyAugust 7, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    I need to shop my stash a bit more ... it really can be *as* fun as purchasing new products!

    ♥ Jessica

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  17. I love shopping my stash! I haven't bought any new makeup or skincare in over two months and have been digging out old loves from my collection :D I wish I picked up Vintage Selection! It looks so beautiful!

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  18. I love the idea of a stash shopping post! I rediscovered my old UD 24/7 zero pencil and use it regularly now. Back then I wasn't fond of it at all!

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  19. Shopping my stash is what P10P is all about and I have been digging like crazy!!!! I have a Sephora blush that I digged out but I hit pan on it within a week of usage!! CRAZY

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  20. KaylaBeautyCharadeAugust 7, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Oh man! I almost bought Revlon Coral Reef today! I guess I have to go back for it now. I'm really mad at myself for not getting Siahi. I didn't love the Mickey collection so I totally overlooked it.

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  21. Stash shopping is great. I love Revlon Coral Reef! Gorgeous and perfect for the season like you said. I've only shopped my stash for nail polishes do I won't buy anymore but I re-discovered OPI Got a Date To-Knight, a gorgeous pink.

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  22. i def shopped my stash this month...i kept reaching for my milani blushes because i felt like i ignored them because of nars. that teal liner is so pretty!

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  23. YAY! I love the WnW lippies~ ;D I own two. (and yay for shopping within your stash~ you save money too. heh heh)

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  24. I know what you mean, even the smallest pot of eyeshadow is hard to finish! Wow, thanks for the camera tip. Ill try that setting because I hate how my camera washes out the true color, so I never really like doing swatches. :(

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  25. This has definitely inspired me to use up some of my neglected make-up, I'm the same as you, I'll just keep buying new things despite the fact I've only used a product a few times. There's just something exciting about new make-up products!

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