Shop My Stash — August 2019


Hi all!¬† It’s August! It’s time for a new month and a new Shop My Stash! I’m always excited to play with new (again to me) products that I either haven’t used in a while or haven’t used much at all! My goal is to get more use out of the products I have and to see if they are something I want to keep.

Here are the palettes opened:


I chose eyeshadow palettes that are very summery and shimmery! I have a little bit of a tan now and love bronzes, corals and golds!  Plus, I think my skin tone is tanned enough for  deeper bronzer!


BH Cosmetics Desert Oasis – 19 Color Shadow & Highlighter Palette is so beautiful for summer!¬† I bought it last fall and need to use it more.¬† It’s mostly shimmers, but I like how two of the mattes are larger sized, since those are shade that are used a lot.¬† On the right hand side are highlighters.¬† They also make gorgeous eye shadow shades!


Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions palette.¬† I received this in March from Ipsy Glam Bag Plus and I think I’ve used it once.¬† So, it’s time to give it a go! The shades are gorgeous and I’m excited to try it out.

IMG-1238IMG-1239¬†Both of these are from Benefit, the Galifornia blush and Hoola bronzer.¬† These are both perfect summer products.¬† I’m usually too fair for the bronzer, but I think it will work now that I have a tan.¬† ¬†The blush is really summery, too!

IMG-1240 Em Cosmetics¬†Infinite Lip Cloud in French Nude.¬† I recently reviewed these.¬† I really like this shade.¬† I don’t wear matte lipsticks that much, so I though I would give this more use.

I’m excited for this August Shop My Stash!¬† I can hardly wait to get going on creating some new looks!

Shop My Stash May 2019 Results and Monthly Empties


Hi All!¬† I’m back with my May Shop My Stash results!¬† I enjoy dipping into my collection and using products I haven’t used in a long time, or just haven’t given much of a chance.

My rule with this is if I don’t like the item after the month, I will move it out of my collection to make some room and let someone else enjoy it!

You can check out my first Shop My Stash post for May. Here’s a photo with the palettes open:


I continued my allergy issues this month, and didn’t wear as much eye makeup as I would have liked to.¬† So my number one used product was the Smashbox Cali Contour palette!

I love this palette!¬† Especially the bronzer and powder shades.¬† I also used the lighter highlight and the blush a lot.¬† This is such a great product to complete my face makeup.¬† If I take a trip this year, I’ll take it with me!

Towards the end of the month, my allergies are getting better.¬† So I did get to wear my eyeshadows.¬† I would say I wore the BH Festival palette the most.¬† It has such a variety of colors and I was able to create colorful looks and neutral looks with it.¬† I also used most of the shades on the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Vault Armed and Gorgeous palette.¬† It’s a nice palette, but the metallics aren’t as buttery as the BH Cosmetics ones.¬† I am going to keep all three of these palettes.

I didn’t wear the lipstick or eyeliner as much as the other products.¬† I found that I didn’t care for the lipstick.¬† I don’t wear this type of shade that much and it kind of feels drying on my lips.¬† I am going to re-home it.¬† The eyeliner is a great formula, but I don’t wear eyeliner that often.¬† I am going to keep it, though.¬† It’s such a pretty shade.

This was a pretty successful month!

On to my May empties:

IMG_0875I had a lot of empties this month!  I used up makeup wipes by IT Cosmetics and Ariul, a Korean Beauty brand I found at CVS.  They were both nice.  I used them mostly for removing swatches. I might purchase them again.  I actually think I might to a K Beauty haul this summer at CVS and maybe Ulta.

The Merle Norman cleanser is like a scrub.  It is such a nice exfoliator.  I have a lot of cleansers in my stash, but I might repurchase this eventually.

Same with the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.¬† I might re-purchase it once I go through the creams that I have.¬† It’s so hydrating!¬† The Your Good Skin day cream was oily on my skin, so I won’t re-purchase it.

I loved the Nanacoco Outlash mascara!  I have a bunch of new mascaras waiting to be used, but I would buy this again.

I love the Jergens Wet Skin gradual tanner.¬† I need to either pick this up or the original formula.¬† ¬† The C.O. Bigelow body wash was nice, but I don’t know if I will pick it up again.


Are you doing a Shop Your Stash or Project Pan this year?¬† How’s it going?

Shop My Stash — May 2019


Hi all!¬† Happy May! It’s time for a new month and a new Shop My Stash! I’m always excited to play with new (again to me) products that I either haven’t used in a while or haven’t used much at all! My goal is to get more use out of the products I have and to see if they are something I want to keep.


As you can see, I haven’t used these much at all!¬† I chose some brighter colors this month, along with some neutrals, of course! Here’s more info on all of the products:


This is the BH Cosmetics Festival Palette that came out last year.¬† There’s a newer one out now, but I haven’t picked it up.¬† I need to get some use out of this one! I only used it a few times last year and need to give it some love!¬† I can do neutral as well as colorful looks with this, which I am happy about.¬† But I am going to make myself dip into the colors!

IMG_E0649IMG_E0650I won the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill vault¬†in a giveaway, and haven’t used the palettes much at all.¬† This is the Armed and Gorgeous palette. I think the color scheme is pretty, and not usually what I wear.¬† I usually go for pinks, browns and purples.¬† The is very warm and it should be fun to try it out.¬† Those golds and bronzes are calling to me!


I purchased this Smashbox Cali Contour palette in the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty.¬† I’ve been wanting it since last year, but I’m glad I waited because it was half off! I have used this a few times and really enjoy it.¬† I can see using this every day!


These are the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Roach and the Julep Full Coverage Cream Lipstick in Pirouette. I haven’t been wearing eyeliners for well over a year.¬† I usually use shadows on my lower lash and I only tightline my top lash line.¬† I thought it might be time to try a liner again.¬† this one is so creamy and I love the color!

I used to be a Julep Maven, but since they cancelled the subscription, I haven’t used much of their products.¬† I found this in it’s box still and thought I would try it out.¬† It’s a pretty mauve shade.¬† ¬†¬†IMG_0641¬†Sorry for the blurry swatches! The left is the liner and right is the lipstick.¬† We’ll see how I like them!

So these are the products I am playing with this month.¬† It sure looks like I am ready for summer with such bright and shimmery shades! I’ll share at the end of the month how much use I got out of these products and how I enjoyed them.¬† I’m going to try not to purchase much this month (Ulta has been taking my money with all of their sales), so I should be using a lot of my existing products.¬† Plus, June is my birthday month, and I will probably treat myself then.


Are you doing a Shop My Stash this month?¬† Are you on a low or no buy?¬† Let me know how it’s going!


Ulta Fall Haul!


HI all!¬† After Ulta’s 21 Days of beauty, which has a lot of higher end makeup deals, they had their more affordable products on sale in their Fall Haul.¬† I picked up few and got some great deals!

I got:

BH Cosmetics Desert Oasis Р19 Color Shadow & Highlighter Palette

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color in Driver

MEMEBOX I Dew Care Mini Meow Trio

Ardell Duo Brush-On Dark Adhesive with Vitamins

Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF 20 (LC1)

Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly¬†— I got a free¬†deluxe size w/any foundation purchase


BH Cosmetics Desert Oasis – 19 Color Shadow & Highlighter Palette — Ulta had their BH Cosmetics palettes on sale for 40% off and I had my eye on this one.¬† It was released in the summer, but I think it works as well in the Fall.¬† It has mostly neutral shades with some pops of blue.¬† BH’s shadows are such great quality.¬† This blends so well and the shimmers and metallics are so buttery!¬† I will be reviewing this.


MaybellineSuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color in¬†Driver.¬† I’ve been wanting to try this.¬† The shade is pretty, but this is pretty drying on my lips.¬† I usually don’t wear matte liquid lips, but I wanted to try this formula.¬† I can wear it, but I need a gloss on top.


MEMEBOX¬†I Dew Care Mini Meow Trio — This is such a cute little peeling mask trio!¬† The masks are all shimmery and are so fun to use.¬† I have tried the purple one because it is meant to be hydrating!¬† It did leave my face moisturized, but also made my pores look smaller!¬† I still have to try the other two, but so far so good!


Ardell Duo Brush-On Dark Adhesive with Vitamins — I haven’t tried this yet, but I picked it up because I have a few sets of lashes, but no glue.¬† I don’t wear lashes, but it I do decide to try them, I have glue!¬† I do have a lash review coming up, so I need to try them out!


Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF 20¬†(LC1) — I got this foundation on sale and got a free Clinique Hydrating Jelly.

I think I’ll review the foundation, too.¬† So far, I really like it.¬† Since I did purchase online, I guessed on the shade.¬† They all looked pretty dark on the Ulta website so I bought the lightest shade.¬† It’s just a bit light for me.¬† So if I buy it again, I would have to go just a bit darker.

So that’s my fun Fall Haul!¬† I got everything on sale and paid about $40 for all of this and tax. That’s a pretty good deal!¬† Did you pick up anything from the Fall Haul?