Shopping my Mum’s Stash

DSC_1044postDSC_0002postDSC_0004postDSC_0006postMy life has changed a lot in the past couple of years and I don’t get to see my family as often as I would want to, so I love catching up with them and just spending time together.

After we’ve cried our eyes out, me and my mum proceed to much more fun activities…like browsing through each other’s beauty products. We have similar taste in make-up but our skin types are quite different. I really wanted to show you some of my mum’s favourite beauty bits because here on my blog, I’m talking mostly about products suitable for combination/oily skin but would be interesting to mention dry skin appropriate care, as well.

A significant part of mine and mum’s beauty products are gifts from my boyfriend because first, we’re lucky and he knows what is nice for us and has a great taste and second, he travels a lot and has access to amazing travel exclusives. Like this 100 ml bottle of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II. It never seemed to be good for my skin, I got bad breakouts while using it but it’s a miracle worker for mum’s dry skin. She feels her skin much more hydrated, it looks fresher, smoother and more radiant. It’s now mum’s favourite step of her evening skincare routine.

A facial oil that she’s been loving in the past few months is from Alverde, a drugstore brand that uses ingredients from certified organic agriculture, their products are without silicones, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances and dyes. This particular Wild Rose Facial Oil is also vegan. The oil is suitable for dry skin and I’m quite sad the brand hasn’t released different ones for all skin types because I’d love to try a combination skin one. Mum is using this oil in the evening and on the next day, her skin looks more plump and healthy. It’s actually a great oil and I can’t believe how low the price is for such an amazing ingredients list and properties. I love the texture of this product and the subtle rose scent, once again, wish they had an oil for my skin type.

One of mum’s favourite day moisturisers is Clarins HydraQuench Cream. She fell in love with it after using a sample and now she’s always having at least one mini tube because she finds it more comfortable than the jar and she can carry it around with her. The cream is lightweight, it sinks into the skin really well but gives a great amount of hydration without leaving a greasy residue. My mum also says that it feels soothing on the skin and she loves using this cream in the winter.

She doesn’t use Sanctuary SPA Polishing Hot Cloth Cleanser every day but she likes cleansing her face with it after a long day because she says it’s very relaxing. She usually takes off her make-up with some kind of make-up remover or micellar water and then she continues with this cleanser. The texture seems quite thick and balm-like and we both think it wouldn’t be appropriate for more oily skin types but she loves it on her dry skin. She feels her skin clean and soft after using this product and it definitely looks more radiant.

I’ve also featured a few make-up bits but we have so many similar make-up items that I decided to keep it short and sweet.
It seems me and my mum, both have a thing for Clinique mascaras at the moment and I can’t wait to share with you my favourite one right now. But mum is currently loving their Hight Impact Mascara and I have to mention that we like different type of wands. She loves bristle brushes while I prefer rubber ones and the only mascara that we both like is Benefit‘s Roller Lash.

When it comes to Soap & Glory and their Archery 2-in-1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush in Hot Chocolate, we are on the same page. It’s one of our favourite brow pencils and this product is not available in both of the countries we live in, so it’s pretty frustrating. Not to mention that whenever I’m in London, our shade is always sold out and can’t even stock up on it. Big love for this brow pencil but pretty tough for us to get it.

Speaking of London, I was browsing through the nail polish displays at Superdrug once and saw this Rimmel Salon PRO Nail Polish in the shade Grape Sorbet and I immediately thought of mum. It looked so much like the shades that she was wearing when I was a child and was always thinking how sophisticated it seemed because it wasn’t too dark or too pink, it was just ‘her’ nail polish shade, a lovely muted cyclamen colour. And I knew that they have Rimmel here but surprise, they never have this shade, so it’s now one of her favourite ones.

I always have so much fun taking a look at mum’s beauty stash and I hope, it was interesting for you, too.

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