Monday, 29 April 2013

The Beauty Graveyard

Another month gone by and another load of used up beauty products. I just realised this is my second Beauty Graveyard post this month! I seem to be using things up at lightning speed lately.

*'s represent how many times a product has been featured in a Beauty Graveyard post.

AVEDA Pure Abundance Volumising Shampoo - I think the conditioner that goes with this shampoo was in my last beauty graveyard post so I wont harp on too much. Just know this disappointed me, I didn't find it particularly volumising and I also found it felt very drying when I washed my hair but my hair still got greasy just as quick!

Tara Smith Shine On Conditioner - I did a review of this shampoo and conditioner, so I wont repeat myself but if you are looking for natural and vegan friendly hair products I highly recommend checking out Tara's line which is sold in Marks & Sparks!

Aussie Mega Shampoo - This was a recommendation from my sister, which I only got earlier this month and have already used up in record time. I have greasy hair but for some reason earlier this month it seemed particularly bad. I was moaning to my sister about it and she recommended the Aussie Mega Shampoo and Conditioner to me, so off I popped to Boots (like I need a reason). I am really, really happy with both the shampoo and conditioner. The blurb on the bottle says it rinses clean with no build up and I think that's very true. The shampoo leaves my hair feeling really clean and soft, and the conditioner is great because it really moisturises my hair but doesn't weigh it down and make it greasy. This will be going in my April favourites and I will be repurchasing ASAP! 

Lush Rehab Shampoo - In my last Beauty Graveyard post I ended up having a bit of a Lush rant about how I hate everything in there except Big Shampoo! I didn't hate Rehab shampoo as much as I hated American Cream conditioner or the Big solid conditioner but I didn't like it either! Like the Aveda this felt very drying in my hair whilst washing but once my hair was dry it didn't feel particularly clean and felt greasy the next day. Bummer.

Lush Big Shampoo * - I know I have expressed my love for this shampoo before but honestly its amazing. I think I would buy it for the smell alone! Leaves my hair feeling so clean and bouncy, j'adore!

Ojon Full Detox Shampoo * - This has been one of my all time favourite shampoos. Its a detoxifying shampoo which you can use once a week to really deep clean your hair. I have loved this shampoo and have used it for the past year or so pretty religiously. As I said this month for some reason my hair has felt even more greasy then usual and I found even my beloved Ojon wasn't working. I think it may be that I have used it too much and my hair has got too used to it, so for now I'm going to give it a little break and hopefully we can be reunited again, sooner rather than later!

E45 Moisturising Lotion ***** - My favourite body moisturiser, sinks into your skin quickly but still leaves your skin feeling hydrated.

Maison Martin Margiela Replica Fragrance in Funfair Evening - This is one product I was really, really sad to use up. I blogged about Maison Martin Margiela's Replica Fragrances before after they were recommended to me by a Beauty Director whilst I was doing some interning. I am head over in heels in love with these perfumes, they smell divine and unique (which I love) plus I would buy them for the packaging alone. I really loved Funfair Evening and I'm kind of gutted its all gone now :( Ive already decided though that I am going to get Beach Walk to replace it, so watch this space for another review!

Johnson's Baby Lotion - Bit of a random one, I have to confess I like using this just because of the baby smell!

Yes To Carrots Hydrating Shower Gel - I don't think I have every really liked a shower gel before, I mean its shower gel! But I did really love this. I am a big Yes To fan, I love that their products contain 99.8% natural ingredients and I am always on the lookout for new Yes To products to try. This felt so lovely and moisturising on my skin, as soon as it ran out I went out and purchased another bottle but I decided to try the Cucumber version. I think I prefer the Carrot to the Cucumber though, so once that runs out I will be back to this.

 Bioderma Crealine H20 ** - I love this makeup remover, I use it when I'm feeling extra lazy and cant be bothered to properly clean my face! It doesn't leave my skin feeling all tight or red and blotchy like makeup wipes and honestly just feels like water. This is something I will always have around.

Alpha H Liquid Gold - When I first discovered Liquid Gold I was obsessed, I would genuinely look forward to using it and I could really notice a difference with my skin. This is my second bottle and a little bit like my Ojon shampoo I  started to notice it wasn't working as effectively for me as it used to. Again I think I may have od'd on this, so I wont repurchase straight away. If you have never tried Liquid Gold though I really would recommend it.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish - I really got back into my cleanse and polish the last couple of months. I love this cleanser and since using these type of cleansers with a muslin cloth I have noticed I get far fewer spots, so it must be working! Cleanse and Polish isn't the best for removing waterproof mascara but I find it just feels very comforting on my skin and I personally love the smell of it. I will definitely pick this up again.

Elemis Fresh Skin Skin Clear Purifying Face Wash - This is part of Elemis' diffusion line for Superdrug. I cant say I was very impressed with this. I like to have a face wash that I just use in the shower so I didn't use this every day, but I found it to be quite bog standard and no better then say a face wash from Garnier or Neutrogena.

Urban Decay De Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray - You know that saying 'You don't know what you got till its gone' well trust me its been 5 days since this little guy ran out on me and life sucks. This is actually the second bottle of De Slick I have got through and its only when you stop using it that you realise how good it is. This makes my makeup last basically all day (by the end of the evening who cares!) without this, I will go in the toilets on my lunch break and despair as all my makeup has magically disappeared off my face. Honestly De Slick is amazing and the only reason I have waited 5 days is because its pay day tomorrow!

MAC Fix + - OK so this is nothing like De Slick. This does not set your makeup but if I have ever over powdered my face, or I feel like my makeup looks a little cakey in the morning I will spray this all over and then blast my face with COLD air from my hairdryer. I know it sounds very drag queen crazyish but I promise you it leaves you with the best glowy finish!

Illamasqua Brow and Lash Gel - So I finally decided enough was enough and my manky brow gel could be replaced, with a brand new bottle. The Illamasqua brow gel is amazing, I got it on the recommendation of Pixiwoo and I clearly love it as I have gone out and bought it again. If you have particularly unruly brows try this as it keeps them in place all day, but your brows still look natural.

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer - This was a really great under eye concealer. If I compare it to the Maybelline I would say it has slightly less coverage but is more brightening. Another product I would really recommend to you all.

MAC Archie's Girls Veronica Opulash Mascara - Another product I did a review on, I really love this mascara and I already have 2 back ups of it! Just to make it clear, Opulash is in MAC's permanent line but they just repackaged it for this collection.

So there you have it, everything I have used up this past month (crazy!) Im hoping to get through a few more makeup products next month as that is always a big achievement for me ;)

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