Sunday, 29 December 2013

The Beauty Graveyard

Time for me to do some recycling and write up my mini reviews on all the beauty products I've used up recently.

If you see a * next to a product that represents how many times that product has appeared in a Beauty Graveyard post. The more *'s the more I love it. 

Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Ultra-Replenishing Lotion - I wasn't keen on this, very sticky and this definitely did not leave my skin feeling hydrated for 7 days. I wouldn't buy this again.

Garnier Body Repair Anti-Dryness Restoring Moisturiser * - My new favourite body moisturiser, instantly leaves my skin feeling much more hydrated and sinks in reasonably quickly. I have already gone through a few bottles of this.

Duchy Originals All Over Body Baby Lotion - In case you hadn't noticed, I'm not actually a baby but I had run out of body moisturiser and wanted something that was reasonably natural. This is made from 83% organic ingredients and if I had a baby I would be very happy using this on them. Its not bad for grown ups either ;)

Fearne Body Polish - This was from one of Fearne Cottons Boots sets last year. Was actually a really nice exfoliator.

Aussie Mega Shampoo ***** - My favourite shampoo, already repurchased. In fact I love this so much I included it in my 13 beauty favourites of 2013.

Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo and Conditioner * - I loved this shampoo and conditioner. They left my hair feeling squeaky clean and bouncy. I definitely noticed a more tousled effect when using this and will definitely repurchase these. The only downside is the price, at around £18.00 each these aren't cheap but well worth a splurge.

Lee Stafford Dark Dry Shampoo - Even though I have to wash my hair every other day to avoid looking like a grease ball, I am not a fan of dry shampoo. As my hair is dark they always leave it looking ashy and I hate how it feels in my hair. I would just rather wash it to be honest. This is one of the best dry shampoos I have tried and as its dark, it blends into my hair much better.

Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray * - Another of my 13 beauty favourites of 2013 this spray smells amazing and helps give me bouncy, wavy hair. For me its worth the extortionate price tag.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray - As I love the Beach spray so much, I felt I needed to try Oribe's infamous Texturizing spray. I'm still on the fence about this, I ended up using it in the same way you would a dry shampoo. I liked that its clear, so left no residue in my hair but it didn't give me the tousled effect I was hoping for. I only bought the mini bottle of this so I feel like I need to give this another go!

More Aussie Mega Shampoo and Conditioner - I told you I love this stuff!

Sebastian Potion 9 Lite - This used to be one of my favourite hair products and I forgot how much I loved it. I spray this all over wet hair and leave it to dry naturally. It gives it so much more body and natural movement, a bit like the Oribe Beach spray. I'm kind of gutted that I have fallen back in love with this and now its all gone again but I'm sure I will repurchase this again in the future.

Living Proof Prime Style Extender - This is a sad Beauty Graveyard post for me as a lot of my American products are in here. Luckily you can buy Living Proof from Space NK and I already have one more tube of this stuff! A blob of this through wet hair helps give my limp hair some much needed style. I definitely want to try more from the Living Proof range now.

REN Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser - Full review here I really enjoyed this cleanser and definitely think it helped control my hormonal spots! I would repurchase this in the future.

Hydraluron * - I will leave it to Caroline Hirons to explain this beauty

Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil - The best facial beauty oil I have used, I love this stuff and am seriously gutted I've finished it. I love that this is drier than most oils, so doesn't feel greasy. You cant buy Tarte in the UK but trust me I will find a way to get hold of this! 

Boscia Self Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture SPF 30 - This is another sample I got for free with my beauty points in Sephora. After finishing my Kate Somerville Goat Milk and Tarte Maracuja oil I was left bereft and moved onto this. The problem is I loved this too and you cant buy Boscia in the UK either! (hold me). I loved that this moisturiser was light, didn't break me out and has a really high SPF. Plus Bosica products contain no preservatives, alcohol or fragrance, so thumbs up from me. If you live in America you can buy this from Sephora.

Kate Somerville Exfolikate - Another much loved Sephora product. This is an intensive exfoliating treatment which you leave on your skin for 1 to 2 minutes before rinsing. This did tingle and slightly sting my skin, but once rinsed off I immediately noticed a difference in my skins appearance and texture. I'm going to have a big shopping list when I next go back to America.

Kate Somerville Goat Milk - As I said before this is a sad Beauty Graveyard for me. This is my 4th and final skincare product I bought in America which I fell in love with and cant buy here in the UK. This is the best moisturiser I have ever used and it even made my top 13 of 2013 beauty products. If you are planning a trip to the US add the Tarte Maracuja Oil, Boscia moisturiser, Exolikate and Goat Milk to your list!

Garnier Body Repair Anti-Dryness Restoring Lotion - More bottles of this stuff!

Zoya Remove + **** - Another product which made it into my top 13 of the year the best and only nail polish remover I use.

Kat Von D Adora Rollerball Perfume - This is a beautiful, romantic scent. Kat Von D's makeup range and fragrances are exclusive to Sephora if they still make Adora I would highly recommend trying it.

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer * - One of the best under eye concealers I have found and the cheapest.

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette * - As my must have brow product, this made it into my top 13 makeup products of the year. I already have a new one ready and waiting for me.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation ** - My all time favourite foundation, third bottle and counting!

Benefit They're Real Mascara *** - One of my favourite discoveries of the year, love this mascara for defined and lengthened lashes.

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