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Shopping my Mum’s Stash #2


Last year, I showed you some of mum’s favourite beauty products (link). This summer, I decided to turn this into (hopefully) a tradition and share with you some more of her make-up and skincare items. Both of us love our beauty rituals and it’s always interesting for me to see what she loves and trusts.

Mum has dry skin and she’s using different types of hydrating make-up removers but at the moment, she’s enjoying the Declaré Gentle Cleansing Milk with Linden Extract. She says it’s very gentle but also great for taking off make-up and leaving the skin soft and nourished. She has been using a lot of Declaré products lately and I’m curious to try something from the Swiss brand, too.

Mum’s current day serum of choice is the Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate which she applies after cleansing her face in the morning. She raves about it all the time, she loves it almost as much as her beloved Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II. The product is formulated without parabens, phthalates and sulfates and gives a lot of moisture to the skin. It’s also designed to enhance the benefits of the following skincare products in the routine. Mum says that it’s a fantastic make-up base, as well and feels very nice on her dehydrated skin.

The night cream that she’s using at the moment is the Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Renewal Cream and it was a gift from me because I’ve seen many good reviews on this cream, she needed a new moisturiser and that’s how she got it. Now she’s loving it and I can’t wait to get a jar for myself. The cream smells amazing, it feels very rich but without being heavy and makes the skin look brighter and plumper.

Mum is a big fan of tinted moisturisers and their skincare benefits. In the past few months she’s been using a lot the L’Oreal Skin Perfection Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream for the under eye area and the Garnier Miracle Skin Cream Anti-Ageing Skin Transforming Care SPF 20 for the whole face. The eye cream is enriched with Vitamin C and Caffeine and helps to conceal dark circles, it also makes you look more awake and fresh. Mum is still using a concealer on top but she says the cream provides a good base and the skin looks better with each use. I’m pretty sad that the Garnier tinted moisturiser looks too pink and dark on me, it looks much better on my mum, plus, her skin seems so luminous when she’s wearing it and I always ask what her foundation is when she has this product on. It just evens out her skin tone but still looks natural and pretty.

When I was going through her lipstick drawer, I was surprised by how the most-worn one by her was a really affordable one. But then I saw the shade and remembered that we got the same last year when we were together and I’m using it a lot, as well. The Essence Longlasting Lipstick in 05 Cool Nude is a beautiful muted rosy shade with beige undertones and it looks really nice on many skin tones. You can see it swatched in my Love for Nude Lipsticks post here.

I had to feature a product loved by the whole family, including my dad and it’s the Elizabeth Arden Fragrance Free Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant. This award-winning multi-purpose moisturiser doesn’t really need an introduction because everybody knows how it protectes, soothes, moisturises and saves the skin. And we all love it!

I always enjoy taking a peek in mum’s beauty stash and I already have a few new products on my wishlist!