Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Beauty Graveyard

My Beauty Graveyard posts are where I give mini beauty reviews on all the products I have used up recently. The past couple of months I seem to have used up loads of stuff, some good, some not so good! I should also explain that the *'s represent how many times a product has featured in one of my Beauty Graveyard posts before. The more *'s the more I love it!

MAC Face & Body Foundation - One of my favourite foundations, ultra lightweight and ultra runny in consistency. This doesn't feel like you are wearing anything and looks really natural on the skin. I would definitely buy this again.

Guerlain Terracotta Moisturising Bronzing Powder in 00 Makeup Artist - Beautiful matte bronzer, in fact I have been a bit naughty and already bought a new Guerlain bronzer (eek).

Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control - While this primer did nothing in the way of blemish control, I probably would buy it again because it really did prolong the wear of my makeup. Overall I think Smashbox make some of the best primers on the market, so would definitely recommend them if you are looking for a new one.

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara - Not one of Maybellines best mascaras. I did initially really like the lengthening effect this had, but I found it dried up quite quickly and started to flake during the day. Not a mascara I would buy again or recommend.

MAC Prep & Prime Highlighter in Light Boost - One of my favourite under eye brighteners. I also like to use this to highlight, I apply it on the centre of my forehead, down the bridge of my nose and the middle of my chin, then blend in with my foundation brush. I have a few other concealers I am using at the moment but will definitely buy this again in the future.

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette ** - My favourite eye brow pencil, easiest product to use to give you full but soft brows. I have already repurchased this.

Benefit Stay Don't Stray - A perfectly good eye primer but sadly the packaging is so crap you should never, ever buy this. First of all the pump dispenses way too much product and you waste a ton every time you use it, second of all, as I got nearer the end, my primer started to separate. Every time I pumped it out ,there was this excess oil which I would have to tissue off before I could use it. Not impressed. Its a shame because I did like the eye primer itself, but for £20.50 it needs better packaging.

Boscia Self Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture SPF 30 * - I love this moisturiser because its lightweight, doesn't irritate my skin and has a high SPF. Sadly its only available in America :(

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + - My new obsession, I apply this before my moisturiser at night and it has really helped to clear my skin up and reduce my breakouts. I'm on my second tube already.

MooGoo Blemish Cleansing Moisturiser - MooGoo are a natural skincare company from Australia, they specialise in products to treat specific skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. I was seriously impressed by their Blemish Cleansing Moisturiser and will definitely be trying some more of their products in the future.

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask - This mask contains natural fruit acids which are designed to remove dead skin cells, leaving your face looking brighter and healthier. I did notice a difference in the appearance of my skin when using this, but one thing I really struggled with was the smell of this stuff. Its pretty pricey at £30.00 and I wouldn't buy again.

Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner ** - My favourite exfoliator, this is a very gentle acid exfoliator which is much more effective than your traditional scrubs. I apply this with a cotton pad at night after cleansing and can notice a visible difference in my skin by the morning. Another product I have already repurchased.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Conditioner - The first Living Proof product Ive tried that's disappointed me, full review here. Needless to say, I wouldn't buy again.

It's a 10 Miracle Leave in plus Keratin - I bought this leave in hair conditioner in America and it was bloody amazing. It left my hair silky smooth but didn't weigh it down or leave it feeling greasy at all. I would definitely buy this again when I'm in America but if I cant wait that long Ive noticed you can buy it online from Amazon.

Lee Stafford Original Dry Shampoo - I'm not usually a fan of dry shampoo but this is one of the better ones Ive tried. This also blended in quite well with my hair and didn't leave it looking ashy. Much better than Batiste in my opinion.

Bioderma Crealine H20 ***** - I love Bioderma as its the quickest, easiest and most gentle way to remove your makeup. Loads of different brands have bought out their own micellar water now and I am currently using the Garnier version which is pretty fab too.

Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel *** - When it comes to cleaning my face, I use a micellar water in the morning and then at night I like to properly cleanse my face. This Clarins cleanser is one of my favourites because it removes all my makeup, even waterproof mascara and feels really luxurious. I just rub a dollop all over my face and rinse off with some warm water and a flannel.

Neal's Yard Rose Facial Wash - For some reason I seem to have got through a load of cleansers these past couple of months! This was a really nice, gentle cleanser which didn't irritate my skin at all and like the Clarins cleanser, removed all my makeup in one go. I would definitely buy this again in the future.

Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser - This is just one of the mini cleaners which came with my Clarisonic, good way to get you started!

This Works Clean Skin Moisture Scrub - A pretty good facial exfoliator but nothing special.

Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover - A really good eye makeup remover, will remove the most stubborn waterproof mascaras but its just too expensive and I could think of much more exciting things to spend my money on than eye makeup remover. 

Yes to Carrots Hydrating Shower Gel *** - You know how much I love anything from the Yes to range and now you can buy Yes to in Boots (woohoo) I was so excited I actually took a picture of the stand, sad I know!

Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Body Moisturiser - I haven't used such an unpleasantly sticky body moisturiser in a long time *shudder*

Bobbi Brown Almost Bare Perfume * - My signature scent, this smells exactly like how I imagine Jennifer Aniston smells, a clean beach!

& Other Stories Plush Balm - This is a multi purpose balm which you can used for dry patches, scars, cuticles and a billion other things. Very similar to Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream but without the smell, seriously impressed with this.

The Body Shop Almond Nail and Cuticle Oil - This click pen is handy for keeping in your bag but I actually prefer Solar Oil for moisturising my cuticles and wouldn't buy this again.

Zoya Remove + ***** - My favourite nail polish remover, doesn't dry my nails out and extends the wear of my polish.

Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Spray & Go Body Moisturiser - This is what you call pure laziness. I hate body moisturising, it feels like such a chore so I was intrigued to try the new Vaseline Spray & Go moisturisers because they made the whole process look a bit more bearable. Now these aren't particularly hydrating, they do the job and take away that horrible tight feeling in your skin when you first come out the shower but if you have particularly dry skin this probably wont be enough for you. The other thing is that they really don't last long at all, as you can probably tell by the 4 cans I have got through! But at the moment out of pure laziness I am loving them because they get the job done! 

What was the last beauty item you used up and can you beat my 4 cans of Vaseline Spray? ;)

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