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Hello lovelies,


December was so hectic I totally forgot to post November favourites so I'll skip straight to the December favourites where I've included some of the products I wanted to show you back in November. If you've missed October post, you can read it here.


December favourites from Lucy's Stash!



  • ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies Collection - I have only reviewed the first half of this collection but I'm really loving them a lot, it has been a great ending to the year. You can expect the second half and some further experiments soon. ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies are very versatile and will be a brilliant addition to any nail polish collection. They look great layered, mixed together or worn by themselves and I'm so so happy to own them! They are available at for $12.50


  • All That Jazz Bee Bar Lotion - this is a multi-purpose product, a solid lotion bar that can be used for hands, feet, elbows or any other dry area. I use it for my hands before I go to sleep and it helps to keep my hands soft and nourished. I just warm it up in my hands and massage it in. It doesn't rub off on my bed sheets but it can be used with cotton gloves if you're worried. I really like that it's easy to use, it smells lovely and it doesn't dry out over time. I have been using one bar for a while and it seems like it will last a long time. There are 7 scents and two different sizes, my favourites are Natural, Spring Meadow and Citrus. I prefer the large Bee Bar for my night stand and the medium one for travelling. They come in a re-usable metal tin which is very convenient and helps to keep the Bee Bar clean. The large Bee Bar lotion retails for £14.99, the medium bar for £7.99 at All That Jazz and Nail Harmony website.


  • All That Jazz Lip Butter is another product from the All That Jazz brand that I have been using for the past month and a half and really like it. The butter melts with heat of the lips/finger but it's not oily. It seems do a great job treating dry and cracked lips and keeping them in good condition. I get dry lips very often during the cold months so product like this is always great to have on hand. There are 9 scents/flavours you can choose from but my absolute favourite is Vanilla Berry and I reached for it first. The Lip Butters also come in metal tins and they retail for £5.99 at All That Jazz and Nail Harmony website.


  • SEVENTEEN Define & Conquer contour kit - we all want that perfectly sculpted and flawless face, don't we? I wanted a contour kit since I've tried one at the Illamasqua counter but theirs was always sold out. This SEVENTEEN Define & Conquer contour kit looks very similar and to me it performs as well for fraction of the price. It blends well and if I use it sparingly it looks very natural. It retails for £5.99 at Boots.


December favourites from Lucy's Stash!



  • Pueen Cosmetics Buffet Leisure Stamping Set is a recent addition to the Pueen stamping plates family. The plates are fully etched which I really like and there are many patterns I adore. It's also one of my favourites because it is an excellent value for money because you get a plate holder too. Review and other details in THIS post.


  • Yves Rocher Soft Eye Make-up Remover is not just my monthly favourite, it is my all time favourite! I've been using this remover for the last 6 years, possibly even longer and I absolutely love it so I couldn't keep this to myself. I always have at least one bottle as a backup. It lasts quite long because you don't need much, it works on waterproof mascara like a treat and it's very gentle on eyes. If you're still looking for your holy grail of make-up removers, I can more than recommend this one. It's available here for the UK customers.


  • Edblad stainless steel bracelet with crystals - this is my latest jewellery piece and it's so unusual and modern. I got sent it for a review from a while ago but I've been wearing it so often lately that I want to show it to you earlier. I've never seen the Edblad jewellery before but I really like many pieces from them, especially this bracelet.



So those are my current favourites. I hope I've shown you some products that are possibly new to you and that you'll like them if you try them. Have a lovely day! Lucie x


*PR samples in the post

Hello lovelies,

I've been planning to introduce a 'monthly favourites' series for a long time and I'm finally doing it! I've seen many beauty bloggers doing this feature and I really like it. This is the very first post where I'll show you some of my current favourites not just from the nail polish world and I will do that every month. The series will be called favourites from Lucy's stash - haha, get it? Since the beginning of my blog the name Lucy's Stash was meant to represent all things in my collection - my stash, but I found my love for nail polish and nail art and decided to focus solely on that.

This month's favourites of mine are:

November favourites from Lucy's stash!



1. Aromatherapy Associates Joy Candle* - I love candles and this one currently ma go-to candle. It is large with three wicks so you really get a lot of scent released. It smells lovely with lots of rose and some other scents. I also really like the whole design of it from the matte glass to the gold Aromatherapy Associates logo. Simple, clean and elegant. It is a limited edition re-released for the holidays so it won't be available forever! Here's a bit more information about it: "This decadent multi-wick candle makes a much anticipated return to the Christmas collection for 2014. Complete your festive decorations with this elegant candle which boasts a delicate yet seductive combination of rose and ginger essential oils to enrich your home with a warming and welcoming atmosphere. Our candles are hand-poured and made in the United Kingdom from the highest quality soy wax with unbleached cotton wicks. 100% GM free."

The Joy candle is available here. For £45 it's on the pricier side but I like a bit of luxury from now and then.


2. A England Crown Of Thistles and Queen Of Scots* - These two new shades stood up for me the most and I absolutely love them! They are both from the Elizabeth & Mary collection that has been recently released. I love their flawless formula and stunning colour! I've reviewed them here.


3. All That Jazz Louise’s - From Riches to Rubies - I got this polish just last Thursday, painted it on Friday and I'm still wearing it on my non-swatching hand! It's so pretty and sparkly! Even though it's not Christmas yet (and this truly is Christmas on nails) this red glittery polish is something I'll never tire of wearing. I'll do a proper review later but I wanted to show you early in case you want it for the holiday season! If you like China Glaze's Ruby Pumps and Essie's Ruby Slippers then you'll love this one! It is available here (you need to register to shop).


4. Models Own Ebony Green* - I'm not usually swooning over green polishes but this one grabbed my attention. It's vampy and dark and it has slightly jelly formula. It also represents all the new HyperGel shades added to this line. They are all super glossy and jelly-ish and I must say I like them all! Thay are available at Models Own website for £4.99 each.


5. Glossybox Harvey Nichols edition* - I simply must include this month's Glossybox because I love it! I used to subscribe to Glossybox for around two years but none of the boxes was ever as good as this one. This is a special Harvey Nichols edition valued over £150 and you pay only £30 (+P&P) for it. My favourite items out of it are:

  • OPI Avoplex Moisture Replenishing hand lotion with generous 120ml. This lotion is very light, fast absorbing and doesn't leave sticky residue. Great to carry in a handbag! I'm so glad I got this lotion rather than OPI polish
  • Macadamia Natural Healing Oil 10ml - I love this stuff and all products from this range, makes my hair super soft and glossy! I've tried all of them and I'll purchase again if I'll find some good offer
  • Laura Mercier Foundation Primer 30ml - I like this one because it feels very light, I can't feel any silicone and it doesn't leave a sticky feeling.
  • SHOW Beauty Sheer Thermal Protect - this is a full-sized product you'll get worth £35! I don't know about you but I'm terrified of damaging my hair with heat so I don't use tools (iron, curlers, wands) very often. But when I do I like to use heat protecting sprays so I'm very glad for this one.


Those are just some of my top picks but I will use most of the items like the Benefit mascara, Harvey Nichols Party Candle, NARS Satin Lip Pencil... This limited edition Glossybox is available from 17th November but you can register of one at now!


6. Macadamia Oil Extract Hair products - I really want to share this find with you even though it's not nail-related! I have come across this video from Laura aka Fitz N Bitz where she talks about a new range of macadamia oil products being released for Lidl in Ireland. I watched it but thought that it probably won't be in the UK for a while. And it's not, I have been to Lidl yesterday and didn't find it BUT I have found it in Savers some time ago! I really like the packaging - it's black with white or orange ' floral doodle' drawings on it, very pretty. I purchased shampoo, conditioner and hair mask and in just one wash my hair went from hard, tangled and horrible to smooth, non-frizzy and without tangles, all for £1 each!!! I can't recommend this enough and big thanks to Laura for making the video!


So that's it, those are my favourites from the past month! I hope you've enjoyed this post even though it's a little bit different to what I usually do. Leave a comment, I want to hear your thoughts ;)


Have a lovely day! Lucie x


*Products previously sent for consideration