Shop my Stash // week of 03.03.19 // ride or die

Hello Friends! Another week, another shop my stash! Once I finish this week’s use of makeup, I might switch around how I do my shop my stash’s or switch around this style altogether since a lot of what I use stays the same. But, I’ll focus on that in a bit!


I used most of the items I set out to last week. I did use the Tarte palette for about two full looks and then incorporated the shadows a bit for one look that I split between both Colourpop and Tarte. Still in the process of testing out the Milani foundation but I like the coverage so far, and the highlighting trio from Milani is gorgeous; albeit it’s definitely filled with glitter than shimmer but still beautiful on the cheeks.

Items I’m Decluttering:

  • the Covergirl concealer – all finished up!
  • Maybelline eyeliner in a bronze shade – I rarely wear eyeliner and I tried wearing this this week and just didn’t like the outcome


Overview of this week’s products

Hard Candy Color Correcting Primer, Maybelline Master Prime Primer 100, Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, Physician’s Formula Healthy Foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Powders (Loose and Pressed)

It is my birthday this week, so there’s some plans involved this week which means my makeup must look flawless! Which in turn means I’m choosing my ride or die favourites (that I currently own) to be a part of my makeup routine this week. So, most of these have been in the rotation already, but the Estee Lauder Double Wear is my favourite high end foundation and I love the way this looks blended out with my beauty sponge.

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, theBalm Mary Lou-manizer, MAC’s Soft and Gentle, Tarte Blush in the shade Adventurous, Pretty Vulgar highlighter, Laura Geller blush

These are some of my all-time cheek favourites! Can’t go wrong with my butter bronzer, and the Mary Lou-manizer is my favourite highlight. But I couldn’t choose just one for the week. MAC’s Soft and Gentle is a golden highlight, and I also chose a highlighter I received in Boxycharm from Pretty Vulgar as it’s a rosy champagne colour.

My two favourite blushes are the Tarte (mini) Adventurous blush and another Boxycharm fave from Laura Geller.

Essence Lash Princess Mascara, Tarte Tarteist Pro Palette, ABH Subculture Palette

The Essence Lash Princess mascara is my absolute favourite and it costs less than $5!

Don’t mind the dirty fingerprints! These two palettes don’t have the best packaging, but boy do I love them! The Tarteist palette is great to create more neutral, everyday looks and I already know which couple days this week I want to wear this palette.

Subculture, while it can be difficult to use, just has the grungiest colours that I love, and for the most part, I love every look that I’ve created with it and am excited to play with it this week!

I didn’t pick any lip products this week because with the frigid wind in the GTA, my lips have just been begging for good ol’ lip balm instead!

So, yes, I might finish out my Shop my Stash series in the next few weeks after I declutter some more palettes from my collection and then I’m thinking about starting the Pan Those Eyeshadows challenge. But I will cross that bridge when I come to it!

Have a great day everyone!

Shop my Stash // week of 02.25.19

New week, new rotation of makeup in the mix!


I used the Forever 21 palette and the Ace Beaute palette for a few days and then my Colourpop order came in and I couldn’t wait to try it out! So, that’s what I’ve been using the last few days on my eyes (if I’m wearing eyeshadow).

Items I’m decluttering:

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – it just does not look good on my skin and it is patchy and worn off by the end of the day
  • Forever 21 Palette – the pigmentation is just not good. Will probably pass along to my sister
  • Colourpop Single Shadow in Nillionaire – I think this must have dried out because it does not have that good glittery pigmentation that it used to have.
  • Essence Setting Spray – I actually used this up so it’s headed to the trash!


General Overview of my makeup rotation this week!
Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, Maybelline Eyeshadow, Note Blush, Maybelline Master Prime, Hard Candy Color Correcting Primer, Physician’s Formula Healthy Foundation, Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation, Maybelline Eyeliner and Tarte Eyeliner

Okay, so this first chunk hasn’t changed that much; I’ve just tried to narrow it down better.

For primers, I have the Maybelline Master Prime (Blur + Smooth) and the Hard Candy Color Correcting Primer. To be honest, I might purchase the Maybelline colour correcting primer this week because it is my favourite, and I just don’t see a difference nor do I think the Hard Candy one works well with my foundations.

For foundations, I picked up the Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation and I’ve heard generally favourable reviews so I thought I would test it out. And I kept in my Physician’s Formula Healthy Foundation because I love it.

I’ve added in my tried and true Butter Bronzer by Physician’s Formula. I love this bronzer! I managed to use up one already. I’ve added in a Note Blush I received in my Boxycharm a few months back, and I like the peachy colour on me. I kept in my Maybelline eyeshadow for my brows to be filled in, and then I finally added in two eyeliners; one from Maybelline and the other from Tarte. I don’t normally wear eyeliners, but since I’ve opened these I might as well see if I like them.

Milani Highlighting Trio, Covergirl concealer, L’Oreal Brow Gel, Wet N Wild Mega Length Mascara, Wander Beauty Mascara, Maybelline Loose Powder and Maybelline Pressed Powder

Next chunk for the face! I’ve kept in my staple concealer, brow gel and the mascara from last week. I’ve also added in the Wet N Wild MegaLength mascara; I actually forgot I had this and so it might be on the cusp of getting close to expiry. I’ve been loving my Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder and on days when I do not want my makeup to use I’ve been loving my Maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder. I also just purchased the highlighting trio from Milani and am super excited to try it out!

Colourpop Create Your Own Palette, Milani Holographic Lid Topper, Tarte Carried Away Palette

So I ordered from Colourpop a few weeks ago when they were having a deal on creating your own palette with x number of shades and x number of face powders. I created the bundle where I received one highlight, one blush and one bronzer and then 12 different shadows. So far I’ve been pretty impressed with them especially the glitter/foiled shades and the highlighter.

Next. I just purchased a Milani lid topper in this gorgeous blue/purple reflect shade that I think would look beautiful over top the green shade from the Colourpop palette, or maybe one of the blues from the Subculture palette. Can’t wait to test it out!

Finally, I have this super old holiday palette from Tarte called Carried Away. I think this was my first “highend” palette. It came in like a makeup bag with a blush, setting powder and lipgloss’; most of which have since been decluttered. I used to love this palette! And I’m sure the formula is not as good as the Tarte shadows are now, but I would love to see what I can create with this palette. I’m very attached to this palette, so I’m sure even if I don’t end up using it, I would not be able to get rid of it.

That’s all for this week, folks! Hopefully this post will be “on-time” on Sunday!

Shop my Stash // Week of 02.17.19

Welcome to my blog!

In today’s post, I will be sharing with you the items I’ve chosen from my makeup collection that I will focus on using. I find that I stick to my favourite items regularly and rarely rotate out palettes or face products to know if I truly like the others I have purchased. I’m hoping my doing this Shop my Stash series, I can find products I love and get creative with them, or declutter products out of my collection completely.

Let’s Get Started!

Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder, Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Powder, Essence Instant Matte Spray, Glam Glow Glowstarter, Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer, Hard Candy Color Correcting Primer
Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder, Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless, Essence Instant Matte Setting Spray, Glam Glow Glowstarter Moisturizer, Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer and Hard Candy Color Correcting Primer

First, we are starting with the base for the face! A couple of these items are my regular go-to products such as the Hard Candy primer; as I need redness control for most of my face; and the Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless. The others are newer to my collection, or I want to try out with other products to see if they work together. The Essence setting spray is almost used up and I would just like to finish it.

Next up, Foundations!

BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation, Physician’s Formula Healthy Foundation and Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

My two staple foundations are the Estee Lauder foundation and the Physician’s Formula. I’m hoping to try these out with some of the newer face products to see what works the best.

The BH Cosmetics foundation is the one I really need to focus with my staple primers and powders. I don’t think this one works for my skin, but I haven’t given it enough of a fair shot, or worn it regularly enough to know if I truly dislike it or not.

Covergirl Clean Matte Concealer, The Brow Gal brow gel, a L’Oreal brow gel, Wander Beauty Unlashed mascara, Maybelline eyeshadow in Mocha

These are more staple products that will probably be in the rotation every week. The eyeshadow I use to fill in my brows; the brow gels I just want to focus on using up. The Covergirl concealer is the only one I use, and I do want to try out more concealers this year. Finally, I currently have 3 mascaras on the go, but the Wander Beauty one is the oldest so I would like to use it before it expires.

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, two Tarte Amazonian Clay (deluxe size) blushes, Pretty Vulgar highlighter

Next, we have some more face products. The butter bronzer is my favourite bronzer (although I’ve tried very few bronzers), and it took me well over a year to finish my previous butter bronzer.

I think this week I can finish up the Tarte blush in Paaarty, and then based on the eyeshadow palettes I chose I wanted another warmer toned blush (Feisty).

The Pretty Vulgar highlighter we just received in Boxycharm this month, and it’s a rosy champagne shade which I’m excited to use.

Pur x Boxycharm Contour/Highlight Palette

This was in a Boxycharm sometime last year and it’s the Pur x Boxycharm contour and highlight palette. The highlight shades are a beautiful golden colour, but I’ve never used the contour shades. I don’t know how to contour, so I’m going to try and learn that this week and see if I enjoy this palette more than I already do.

Ace Beaute Grandoise Palette, L’Oreal quad in What Happens in Vegas, Colourpop Eyeshadow in Nillionaire, Forever 21 Palette

For the most part I am sick of warm toned eyeshadow palettes. But I own a lot of them. I’m also the type of person who will reach for four different makeup palettes to create one eyeshadow look. I’m hoping that by limiting myself to a few palettes a week, I can explore them enough to create cohesive looks with them. I really enjoy using the Grandoise palette from Ace Beaute that we received in a Boxycharm several months ago and I like the formula.

Before I had a lot of palettes, I bought this palette from Forever 21. From what I remember the shades were okay to good, but I haven’t used this palette in a long time. I want to try out this palette again and see if I like it enough to keep it or to pass on.

The single eyeshadow from Colourpop and the quad from L’Oreal I’ll rotate in if I want to.

Ofra Liquid Lipstick in Havana Nights, NYX butter gloss in Tiramsu, Rimmel London lipstick in Airy Fairy, Wet N Wild Megalast lipstick in Bare it All

Finally, we move on to lip products! I used to love wearing lipstick, but lately not so much. My lips tend to get very dry lately (and in the winter especially) and I normally stick with lip balm. But I do love lip products and I have a bunch that I just need to either get the use out of them or pass them to my sister/throw out.

I picked one dark lipstick; Havana Nights from Ofra. We received this in a Boxycharm a few months ago, and I just don’t know if I’m a fan of the formula of Ofra’s, but it’s a pretty vampy colour that I want to try out. The next three are old favourites that I just need to see if they still work well for me, or if I need to phase them out of my collection.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Shop My Stash! I’m hoping to do this every week or every two weeks, as I love watching these videos on YouTube. If you’re interested in seeing other posts from me or ideas, let me know!