Without a shadow of doubt, the phrase in the blogger community which makes a small part of me die on the inside is "shopping/trimming my stash". Honestly those words send a cold shiver down my spine. I just can't cope with it. Lately as much as I've tried my hardest not to spending excessive amounts on money on beauty products, I've been focusing on getting things used up and rediscovering old favourites (I'm refusing to use that phrase), and I thought it's about time I share with you some of my current obsessions.

First up is the only perfume I'll ever wear for a night out and I'd even go as far as calling it my signature scent - Tom Ford Black Orchid (review here). Personally I'm a fan of heavy scents which linger on the skin, and this has to be the ultimate fragrance. I'm hoping to buy Orchid Soleil once that's realised as I can't resist a Tom Ford fragrance. For some reason I'll only wear your nails but better nude shades at the moment, and I've rediscovered one of my all time favourite polishes - OPI Passion, a similar shade to this is Essie's Ballet Slippers. I think this has to be my third bottle and unlike other nude polishes I own, this lasts a good week on my nails without any chipping. Also its an ideal colour for a french manicure.

Lets stay on the theme of all time favourites and when it comes to dry shampoo nothing beats Paul Mitchell Dry Wash Waterless Shampoo (review here). This is the only invisible shampoo which gives volume to my hair. Normally I save this for more special occasions as it is quite pricey, however if you're looking for a cheaper alternative, I'd recommend Co Lab. Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer was one of those purchases totally enabled by the blogging community. At first I loved this, then hated it, however in a bid to try and get this used up, I've totally fallen back in love with it. The formula of this is very similar to Collection's Lasting Perfection concealer, however I feel like this is more easier to blend, but needs to be baked with loose powder for it to last all day. I'm still on the fence as to whether I'd actually purchase another one of these, however we all know I probably will end up.

Origins GinZing Moisturiser (review here) is the only moisturiser I'll wear during the day. Now in my initial review I did slate it, however as this is my second tub, that shows that I must like it. I've actually found that this under make up, actually helps my foundation go on much easier and doesn't stick to any dry patches. This absorbs easily into the skin and hands down, it's made it's mark in my skincare routine. Last two products are new products and shockingly NYX Matte Lip Creme in Abu Dhabi* has been the lip product I've been reaching for. The reason why it's so shocking, is the fact that it's a colour other than pinky/peachy nudes to grace my lips. Any North East bloggers who want to buy NYX (including their lip lingerie range), needs to get themselves to Boots in the Metro Centre - it's like a mini NYX store. Hands down I have never ever seen a beauty counter stocked so well and being so immaculate.

Finally anything Kardashian related and I'm all over it, so when I heard that Kim's make up artist Rob Scheppy was an ambassador for Tweezerman's make up brushes, I knew they were onto good things. My favourite brush by them is the Tweezerman Mini Contour Foundation Brush*, which has to be one of the softest brushes I've ever used, but also the fact it's ideal for travel. If I'm honest I don't use this for foundation, but instead using it to apply bronzer and for touch ups on the go. The brush is densely packed which picks up quite a lot of product, however due to the bristles being so soft, any product is easily blended out. I've got a full review of this brush and the set it comes in soon, so keep your eyes peeled. That ended up being quite a lengthy post - what products are you loving at the moment?

* PR Sample