Hello to Stacey’s lovely readers, I’m Vanessa and blog at www.theothervw.com. I’ve been reading Stacey’s blog for a long time now, and since I began reading my purse has been feeling notably lighter. I’d actually joked to Stacey that I was going to do this post on my blog, but then when Gemma suggested guest posting I thought it would only be fitting to share with you all what I have purchased solely because of Stacey! Some of these have been based on blog posts and some on her fabulous Instagram photos. I was lucky enough to go shopping with the lady herself when she somewhat influenced the NARS dual intensity eye shadows and Trish McEvoy eye shadow stick purchases.
So here it is…
And that’s not even all of it! I’ve thought of at least five more things since taking that picture, not to mention the HOARDS of products bought from Stacey’s EPIC blog sales. So I thought I’d go through a couple of my favourite "Expat MUA influenced" purchases.
Jo Malone - everything really. I didn’t have any Jo Malone until about a year ago, and it was only reading this blog that really got me interested in the brand. Stacey has such a vast collection and speaks so highly of the fragrances and candles, I soon found myself in the Selfridges concession having a good sniff of all the fragrances. I now have a whopping 6 of the perfumes (2 from Stacey’s blog sale!) and 4 candles. My favourite scent is the London Rain Wisteria and Violet fragrance and the Sweet Almond and Macaroon Candle - so yummy.
MAC Osbournes Cheeky Bugger blush. I had to really hunt this down. I had an absolute disaster ordering from this collection (thank you MAC), but managed to track it down at Selfridges and get them to reserve it for me. I’d had no desire whatsoever to get this based on swatches I’d seen online until I read Stacey’s post on this collection and it was then something I needed. I adore this blush. It’s such a pretty shade of peach, and I think we had a conversation on twitter that confirmed this needed to be mine.
Marc Jacobs makeup - obviously we can’t get this in the UK, so this is something else I’ve gone to great lengths to get! I’ve had friends purchase pieces and ship it over or buy when on holiday in the States. All because of this missy! But it’s been worth it. The lip gel in Voila, ok just go and look at Stacey’s lips over here how could you not need this product? The Lolita palette is a stunning nude go to palette, there’s one dud shade, but Stacey had said that herself, so I was expecting it. The colours are easy to work with and blend beautifully, just love it.
Daniel Sandler Micro Bubble Micro Femme lipstick. This lipstick started my love affair with Daniel Sandler’s line. Being honest, I don’t think I’d heard much of his range at the point of reading this post in November. Since then, I’ve practically bought the entire line (what can I say, I don’t do things by halves). I have even been lucky enough to meet the man himself, which I’m sure looking back I don’t think would have happened had I not been introduced to the brand, so big thanks Stacey!
Essentially I think what I’m trying to say in this post…. there’s nothing I’ve bought and regretted thanks to Stacey and that’s why I love Expat MUA! I’m a big high end makeup lover and this is my one stop shop for the latest launches and I love to know what Stacey thinks.
What have you picked up following Stacey’s reviews? I’d love to know if you’re all as easily influenced as me!!