Hi All! I’m back with my April 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 April. Here’s a photo with the palettes open:
As I’ve been saying this week, I’ve been suffering severe allergies in April, so I didn’t wear as much makeup as I had hoped. I do have to say that when I did do my makeup, I tried to use the Violet Voss Holy Grail palette and the Cover FX face palette. They were my most used this month.
The Violet Voss palette is so beautiful! It’s perfect for warm toned, neutral looks. I mostly used the browns and bronzes and really loved them. I tried to dip into most of the shades. I will definitely be keeping this beauty!
The Cover FX All in One Perfector Face Palette is really nice. I love bronzing and contouring with the same powder, but this contour is too cool for me to do that. So I just used it in the hollows of my cheeks and my nose. I had to use a different bronzer for the rest of my face. The blush is nice, but a bit too bright for me. I did really love the highlighters, brightener and finishing powder. I will keep this and probably use it more in the summer.
The Rimmel London MAGNIF’EYES Eyeshadow Palette in Electric Violet is so pretty. The mattes are very easy to blend. The shimmers are nice, but you need to wet them to get any metallic payoff. My favorite shade is the second from the left. It’s a nice transition shade. I also love the lighter purple shimmers. I didn’t use this too much, but I did get a chance to try most of the shades. I will keep this because of the few shades I love. I also have a few of these palettes and am starting a little collection of them!
The bareMineral Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Can’t Even and Bae are such great spring colors. They are a bit sticky, which I didn’t realize before. I will continue to use them because I like the shades, but I don’t know if I would purchase more.
So I’m keeping everything! What a successful month!
It’s on to my April Empties:
I had six this month! I think this is the most I’ve had this year. Last year I did Project Pan’s instead of Shop My Stash, and I definitely haven’t been going through as many products this year. But I’m proud of myself this month. And I hopefully will have as many next month, too.
Of course, it’s mostly skincare. I used up the H2O+ Elements Jelly Cleanser, The Higher Education Easy A Gentle Resurfacing Pads, The Reclaim Botanical Radiant Recovery Smooth Skin Scrub and the Radiant Recovery Day Cream, Pixi Beauty Rose Ceramide Cream, and the Tarte Maneater Mascara. I liked all of these, but the one I would probably repurchase is the Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream. It’s so gentle and hydrating! But I have lots of skincare to go through before I purchase anything new!
Are you doing a Shop Your Stash or Project Pan this year? How’s it going?