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    The all new shop your stash challenge!

    I mentioned yesterday that I am trying to use at least one of my pigments every day just so that I can actually use them and not feel guilty about them just sitting there! And lots of other people said what a good idea it was and how they wanted to do the same thing but with lipsticks or glosses and such. So I thought why not start a thread about our new challenge?!

    Here you can chat about what products you want to start using each day and how you are going to do that! For me I have my pigments stacked in order of colour. So what I shall do is start from one side of my cabinet and work my way across to the other side! Just so that I don't miss using any!

    I decided to start my challenge with my crushed metal pigments from the spring collection last year. So that is two of those colours down and just 6 more to use! Then onto my 90 odd jars of normal pigments. This challenge is going to take me months to complete!

    And remember, this challenge isn't about using up your old products. It is about using everything that is in your stash! There is no point having awesome products if you never use them because you always reach for the same lipstick of highlighter right? So what will you be wearing today?

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    So true Lou! Because I value sleep more than doing my make up for work, everyday is a boring wash of UD Sin. I'm going to try and plan mine in advance, because that means I can dig my shadows out the night before.

    So.... tomorrow I am going to wear an eyeshadow that hasn't even seen the light of day since I brought it nearly a year ago (scary!) - Bough Grey, and De Menthe, because it always brightens my day.

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    yeah sometimes it is just easier to do really simple stuff in the mornings. that is a great idea about getting all your stuff out the night before! i think i shall also use this tip! i'm not wearing make up today because it's my day off but i shall work out what look to do with my other crushed metal piggies for tomorrow!

    and i can't believe you haven't used bough grey in such a long time! it is easily done though. we get all excited about new goodies. i generally my new stuff for a couple of weeks and then i forgot about it for ages and go back to my products that i use most days. like nars orgasm blush. i need to stop using that so much! i wear it pretty much everyday!

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    well i suck! today i used stars and rockets shadow and grape pigment! i was meant to use more crushed metal ones!!! doh! my excuse is that i was too tired to fanny around with them at 6am! grape is easy to work with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMD84 View Post
    well i suck! today i used stars and rockets shadow and grape pigment! i was meant to use more crushed metal ones!!! doh! my excuse is that i was too tired to fanny around with them at 6am! grape is easy to work with!
    Haha! Well, you've done your easy option, so you now have to use ALL your other pigments before returning to grape . I dug out bough grey and de menthe last night so am wearing them today over Milk Jumbo Pencil. it's darker than my usual look but de menthe really brings out the blue in my eyes. While I was digging through my stash I came across a ton of shadows that I've just never used - moonbathe shadows, cool heat shadows, and lazy green (circa 2002!) just sitting there BNIB, waiting to be used. I'm glad that Quite Cute does nothing for me as it cuts me some slack to start using these things.

    Now I need to think of some inspiration for tomorrow.


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    I'm on day 1....and am picking at random (this could prove interesting!) - today the fickle finger of fate chose a very, very old (and unopened!) tube of FCUK eye chromalin (01 glitter ball - silver). It's a liquid eyeshadow that can be used as eyeliner or blended out to shadow. I'm wearing it as a shadow with MAC Night Sky eye pencil as liner - soft and smoky.

    I'm having a bit of a nostalgia moment - I used to love this eye chromalin - this was my backup which I bought just as Boots stopped selling this stuff. Must be 6 years old. (Don't judge me! :P)

    Actually...there's older stuff in my stash including 80s stage make up and the Boots 17 pigments from...maybe the 80s, possibly earlier. And still going strong!!

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    Awesome! I don't have a whole lot of eyeshadows so I use all of mine fairly regularly, but I have a boat load of lipsticks and lipglosses! I might combine mine for my stash challenge! I'll come up with something different for today and post it later
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    Quote Originally Posted by JennsJewelz View Post
    Awesome! I don't have a whole lot of eyeshadows so I use all of mine fairly regularly, but I have a boat load of lipsticks and lipglosses! I might combine mine for my stash challenge! I'll come up with something different for today and post it later
    there ya go, you can start going through all of your lip products! good luck jen!!


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    ^^Alright, I did it! Sort of had to rush out the door this morning, but I did use some things I haven't touched in a while!

    EYES: Jest, Revlon Grow Luscious Waterproof Mascara

    CHEEKS: Oh So Fair BP, By Candlelight MSF

    LIPS: Bare Necessities Dazzleglass - one of my all-time fave glosses, but it's been laying forgotten recently because of all my pretty new lippies!

    I'll have to be more creative tomorrow and use something that has had much less use than these, though! I love this idea Plus, I'm skipping out on QC now, so maybe I can make it through everything before Surf Baby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JennsJewelz View Post
    ^^Alright, I did it! Sort of had to rush out the door this morning, but I did use some things I haven't touched in a while!

    EYES: Jest, Revlon Grow Luscious Waterproof Mascara

    CHEEKS: Oh So Fair BP, By Candlelight MSF

    LIPS: Bare Necessities Dazzleglass - one of my all-time fave glosses, but it's been laying forgotten recently because of all my pretty new lippies!

    I'll have to be more creative tomorrow and use something that has had much less use than these, though! I love this idea Plus, I'm skipping out on QC now, so maybe I can make it through everything before Surf Baby!
    oh that sounds like a lovely lok! and by candlelight is super pretty! you can use it on your eyes too for a super pretty sheen!

    today i used more mega metals pigments! i used the green from the golden set and then a yellow from the golden set. then i used ud buck in the crease and shroom to highlight. yay!! tomorrow i shall move onto the purple crushed metal piggies!



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    I still have a load of makeup from the 80s, and went through it recently. Surprisingly, not one of those lipsticks seems to have gone 'off'. I've even worn one of them a few times since rediscovering it - a Max Factory Colorfast lipstick in Chilled Peach. The only lippy that had a strange smell (and therefore got thrown out) was one from the mid to late 90s. All the powder eyeshadows seem fine, too. In contrast, a couple of Maybelline mousse type eyeshadows that I bought a year or two ago have almost completely dried up and I've only ever swatched them once. The Avon cream shadows also dried up. For this reason I'm almost definitely giving the Flighty shadows a miss.




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    Yay Crushed metals! Sounds like a gorgeous summery look.

    Today I'm on a muted purple look - using seedling, fashion groupie and flirty number. Definitely neutral with a slight kick. I brought push the edge from ebay last night, so hopefully more purple looks to come.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rockin View Post
    I still have a load of makeup from the 80s, and went through it recently. Surprisingly, not one of those lipsticks seems to have gone 'off'. I've even worn one of them a few times since rediscovering it - a Max Factory Colorfast lipstick in Chilled Peach. The only lippy that had a strange smell (and therefore got thrown out) was one from the mid to late 90s. All the powder eyeshadows seem fine, too. In contrast, a couple of Maybelline mousse type eyeshadows that I bought a year or two ago have almost completely dried up and I've only ever swatched them once. The Avon cream shadows also dried up. For this reason I'm almost definitely giving the Flighty shadows a miss.
    I'm glad it's not just me that keeps stuff forever. Might take pictures of my random old things to see if anyone knows when they're from - got some pigment-esque pots of stuff that I was given and told were from the early 80s...who knows!




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    Today's face:

    I picked two products at random...slightly incongruous: Silverbleu shadestick (the writing has worn off, but it's the only lilac-y one I can think of, and the texture is a dead giveaway!!) and....Tux-de-Luxe Lipglass (which ironically is completely pristine, despite being from 2001!). So not the most obvious combination!

    I've gone with Silverbleu all over my lids as a base, with Boots No 7 'Iced Lilac' eyeshadow over it (a lovely light lilac). A nice thick line of Electrolady and purple pencil eyeliner (Barry M) for the bottom line. Tux-de-Luxe on its own on me actually looks quite plummy, so it all fits well! I've even painted my nails purple and worn a bright purple top to match. Ta-da! Tonight I'll be adding High Top lipstick (I'm nearing the end of my backup one of this...I wish I could find another!) to go out on the town.

    I really should start doing pictures of this to remember everything...there's some old products that I really do love but I just don't use enough.

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    Hello ladies (and guys)! I started doing something like this stash challenge! I have one makeup bag where I put all my essentials, like foundation, concealer, etc. I started to fill my bag with my essentials plus a few lipsticks, eye shadows and eyeliners from my stash. I used only those in my bag for the whole week, creating different combinations with only the things inside the bag. Then changed every week, so I use everything I have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erygonz View Post
    Hello ladies (and guys)! I started doing something like this stash challenge! I have one makeup bag where I put all my essentials, like foundation, concealer, etc. I started to fill my bag with my essentials plus a few lipsticks, eye shadows and eyeliners from my stash. I used only those in my bag for the whole week, creating different combinations with only the things inside the bag. Then changed every week, so I use everything I have.
    I tried this idea. Problem was I struggled to put looks together and got too lazy to swap things out after a while! It's definitely the better option for some people though

    So, what's in your bag for this week and what combos have you been wearing?



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    it's great to see so many people getting into this! yay for using our older and neglected products!

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    Another morning where I had to run out the door - I was halfway through putting on eyeliner, then realized I was going to miss my hair appointment! Thankfully, I got there in time

    EYES: Yogurt, Quarry, Nocturnelle (haven't used this one in ages!), Blacktrack, Black Swan pg/l, L'Oreal Collagen Mascara

    CHEEKS: Cubic

    LIPS: Changed throughout the day! Started with Touch, changed to Aveda Passionfruit topped with Electrolush l/g, changed to Caramellow liner, Touch and Saplicious lip gelee (I really hadn't touched these three in ages!)

    It was really pretty - I loved the soft purple eye with the soft brown lip! I forgot how much I loved having latte-coloured lips lol. I also jazzed up my manicure by using CG Crackle Glaze in Lightning Bolt over my Butter London No More Waity Katy polish. I like the grey and the black better because they're easier to work with, but the white still does give a cool effect!

    I have realized that I own very few purples, which is shocking to me, because I love them so! Like, I can count my purple shadows on one hand. Browns and nudes, on the other hand, I have a tonne! :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by JennsJewelz View Post
    Another morning where I had to run out the door - I was halfway through putting on eyeliner, then realized I was going to miss my hair appointment! Thankfully, I got there in time

    EYES: Yogurt, Quarry, Nocturnelle (haven't used this one in ages!), Blacktrack, Black Swan pg/l, L'Oreal Collagen Mascara

    CHEEKS: Cubic

    LIPS: Changed throughout the day! Started with Touch, changed to Aveda Passionfruit topped with Electrolush l/g, changed to Caramellow liner, Touch and Saplicious lip gelee (I really hadn't touched these three in ages!)

    It was really pretty - I loved the soft purple eye with the soft brown lip! I forgot how much I loved having latte-coloured lips lol. I also jazzed up my manicure by using CG Crackle Glaze in Lightning Bolt over my Butter London No More Waity Katy polish. I like the grey and the black better because they're easier to work with, but the white still does give a cool effect!

    I have realized that I own very few purples, which is shocking to me, because I love them so! Like, I can count my purple shadows on one hand. Browns and nudes, on the other hand, I have a tonne! :P
    well today i used the purple crushed metal pigment stack! so yay for using them! although i only used two of the colours so i still have two more to use next week! and your look sounds lovely Jen! and we are opposite i guess. i have few neautrals but way too many purples! lol!



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    Great thread. I needed to go back to through my stash 2 months ago as my usual colours were no longer working for me. Was fun, my bf commented that I should wear this and that colour more often. Yesterday I wore Moonlight Night with Ego from Peacocky with Blanc Type and Mylar to highlight. Jeen, I like the combi idea with Quarry and Nocturnelle. Quarry is hard as I always have no idea what to wear it with.
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    Lou, sounds like we balance each other's collections pretty well! :P

    Bis,I can't believe I haven't thought of using ML with Ego!! I think I'm going to have to try that today Yogurt and Quarry is one of my favourite soft spring looks - it just brightens up the eye area and gives a touch of colour! Nocturnelle was a good pairing - Noir Plum may be as well! It's also pretty with grays.
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    K, here's my look for today!

    EYES: Lauren Luke Smokey Classics palette (Antique Pewter on lid, Cashmere Cream as highlight, Twilight Ash smudged along lashline and a touch in the outer corner), Diorshow Waterproof Mascara

    CHEEKS: Dainty Mineralized Blush, By Candlelight MSF

    LIPS: Clinique Buttershine Lipstick in Pink-A-Boo, MAC l/g in Fab Fun



    Really pretty spring look, very natural but fresh-looking! It goes well with my new haircut I forgot how much I love my Lauren Luke palettes - she the Youtube phenomenon that truly got me hooked on cosmetics, although I've always loved makeup! I'll have to use the purple palette tomorrow when my parents come to visit....

    Have an awesome day, everyone!

    P.S. What's this... Day 3 of our stash challenge? I think so! We should be counting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JennsJewelz View Post
    K, here's my look for today!

    EYES: Lauren Luke Smokey Classics palette (Antique Pewter on lid, Cashmere Cream as highlight, Twilight Ash smudged along lashline and a touch in the outer corner), Diorshow Waterproof Mascara

    CHEEKS: Dainty Mineralized Blush, By Candlelight MSF

    LIPS: Clinique Buttershine Lipstick in Pink-A-Boo, MAC l/g in Fab Fun



    Really pretty spring look, very natural but fresh-looking! It goes well with my new haircut I forgot how much I love my Lauren Luke palettes - she the Youtube phenomenon that truly got me hooked on cosmetics, although I've always loved makeup! I'll have to use the purple palette tomorrow when my parents come to visit....

    Have an awesome day, everyone!

    P.S. What's this... Day 3 of our stash challenge? I think so! We should be counting!
    you look lovely jen! and your hair is nice too! hee hee! and yes we should start to count what day we are on!! see how long we can go without using the same product! lol!


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    Oooh, I'm loving the spring looks and ideas for combos. Very pretty!

    Today I grabbed randomly at a palette and landed on Heatherette Trio 1, used Pollen with this on the inner 3rd of the lid to keep it looking light.

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    Well, I don't have old stuff to use up, but I have lots of new stuff to get through so may I hop in on this with trying out all my new products I have gathered over the past few months? I've been hauling like there is no tomorrow!

    Today I kept it simple as I spent the day inside doing things.

    Face~Clinique Tinted Moisturizer in 1, Illamasque blush in Nymph, Maybelline Dream Mousse Powder in Light

    Lips~C Dior Addict in Sugar and later Clinique Chubby stick in Chunky Cherry

    No eye makeup as I have a bite on my lid healing up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElvenEyes View Post
    Well, I don't have old stuff to use up, but I have lots of new stuff to get through so may I hop in on this with trying out all my new products I have gathered over the past few months? I've been hauling like there is no tomorrow!

    Today I kept it simple as I spent the day inside doing things.

    Face~Clinique Tinted Moisturizer in 1, Illamasque blush in Nymph, Maybelline Dream Mousse Powder in Light

    Lips~C Dior Addict in Sugar and later Clinique Chubby stick in Chunky Cherry

    No eye makeup as I have a bite on my lid healing up!
    oh yes Debi you can totally do it with the products you have recently bought! we're all just trying to break the cycle of using your old favourites and your go to products! and yay for the chubby stick!!


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    Great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by atwingirl View Post
    Great idea!
    yup! what will you try and use from your stash? pigments like me? glosses maybe? or do you have loads of everything to use! hee hee!


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    Accidentally posted this in the old thread - meant it for here, though!

    EYES: Ego on lid, Dalliance as highlight, Green Smoke in the outer corner and crease, Lancome Artline, Black Swan pg/l to tightline, Revlon Grow Luscious Waterproof Mascara

    CHEEKS: Mighty Aphrodite, By Candlelight MSF

    LIPS: Innocence, Beware and Devishly Stylish lippies from Venomous Villains

    I have yet to use an eyeshadow or lippie twice - Day 4!







    These pics have been taken 5 hours later, and everything is still going strong!

    EDIT: P.S. I also switched up my mani to an old fave - Sephora OPI's Non Fat Soy Half Caff Great peachy nude!


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    Cute look, Jen!

    Today I went simple while wait out this eye thing. Estee Lauder Foundation, MAC MSF in light, Christian Dior blush in A Touch of Blush, MAC Hue lipstick w/ Clinique Superbalm lip moisturizing gloss in Currant! Very soft and feminine look. My nails are starting to chip, so off to try one of my new Zoya ones. And wearing Flowerbomb perfume...one of my new favourites!
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