Shop My Stash #3

Saturday, 21 June 2014 |

Hi!



Welcome to the Shop Your Stash Challenge. This is all about finding a gem in what you already own and creating a blog post on it. This is to let go a little of the stress that comes with being a blogger - even if it is just once a month. Rummage through your beauty products and climb through those clothes draws. You might surprise yourself!
 
The World Cup, three short words that make most women with a football loving partner groan inside. The premier league has only just fizzled off our screen and then more football appears.
 
I always have a little moan at the beginning but then I find myself getting into it more and more, even though England are now out I will still force myself to watch men in tight shirts run around!
 
On Thursday night during the England game I found myself alone in the house with nothing to do, so, I decided to put on the football and enjoy some much needed pampering time. I decided to delve into my 'beauty' drawer and see what items I hadn't used yet and give them a try!
 

 
Nivea Face Wipes - I really like using face wipes. As I don't wear a lot of make up I find that they cleanse my skin and don't leave any make up residue. I normally use the Garnier face wipes as they are excellent at removing mascara. These Nivea ones really impressed me, they were not too wet as I find with some other brands. I don't really like feel of the cleanser on my face after I use a wipe, it usually makes me face feel sticky and I normally end up washing my face again.
 
They removed all my make up and left my skin feeling soft and cleaned, no need for extra cleansing.
 
 


 
This Elemis face mask sample was one that came in the British Beauty Blogger Box last year. I completely forgot about it and it has sat in my beauty drawer since then. I was slightly apprehensive about using it as the back of the tube had the words "tingling sensation" on it. I'm always afraid that the tingling will turn into burning or something!
 
Anyway it turns out that I was wrong, it did tingle but only slightly. The cooling effect of the gel on my face was welcome after a hot day. I left it on for 10 minutes and that was perfect. My skin felt incredible afterwards, clear, glowing and thoroughly cleansed. The mask also had that luxurious spa like smell which I love. I may have to see how much this is full size and possibly purchase some!
 
 

 
This was the Melvita Body Cream. Another great product. I'm really fussy when it comes to body lotions, I have to moisturise head to toe every day so its important for me to have a lotion that will rub in quickly and leave my skin soft all day. I find that some creams will leave my skin feeling wonderful in the morning and then, by the end of the day it's all dry again.

 
The Neom hand cream was good, it didn't blow me away but that's probably because I always use Nivea hand cream and nothing else has been better than that.... yet!
 
I then put some of the serum (the tiny bottle in the picture) on. This stuff is good, really good. I thought my skin felt good after the mask but then I put this on and my skin was super smooth. The next morning it still looked good despite a lack of sleep.
 
The only product that I didn't use was the Rosehip oil but that's because I got too engrossed in watching England lose!
 
 
 
Much Love
 
Natalie
x
 
 
Here are the other lovely ladies taking part!
 


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