A little bit of a different post for me but it has come to that time of year where I seem to be running out of all my essential products this month. I thought I would share my empties for this month and whether I would repurchase any of these products again.
drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 $26 Available here
I discovered the drybar Triple Sec through one of Tati from GlamLifeGuru’s videos and honestly I take her word as bible. When I hit up Sephora last year, I literally stocked up on the Triple Sec and used it that evening. The Triple sec promises to texturise, amplifies and refreshes and it does just that. Living in London and travelling on hot sweaty tube trains means that freshly washed hair turns into second day hair in a heartbeat. It refreshes like a dream and smells amazing.
Would I repurchase? Yes and I already have some on back up.
Sephora Waterproof Eye Make Up Remover $11 Available here
I don’t usually stay loyal to an eye make up remover and literally use whatever is on offer in Boots. Enter Sephora’s Waterproof Eye Make Up Remover which I bought on a whim when I was in New York from the samples they usually have at the till. On first wipe, I was amazed that it removed all my eye make up, even my stubborn eyeliner. It is honestly worth every dollar you pay for it and one to stock up on when you are near a Sephora.
Would I repurchase? Yes, and I have it on tap too!
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand £29 Available here
Charlotte Tilbury is one brand that I have a love hate relationship with. There are some products like the Bronze and Glow and the lipsticks which I absolutely adore and then others that I can’t stand. This Mini Eye Miracle Wand was one that I was talked into at their boutique in Covent Garden and it looked good in that lighting but when I got it home to use, it just looks awful. The eye cream and the concealer don’t seem to work together and cakes underneath my eye.
Would I repurchase it? No, it doesn’t work for me at all.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Peach £19.50 Available here
I have always loved Urban Decay’s skincare products, they are always really well made and do what they say on the tin. I had never used their concealers until I came across the Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid. It has the best applicator and applies so well underneath my eyes. The peach tones counteract any dark eye circles underneath the eye and the concealer applies beautifully on top of it.
Would I repurchase it? In a heartbeat.
MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base Visage £22.50 Available here
I was given the MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base Visage as a sample from one of my blogger events. It comes out of the tube as a clear glittery liquid and is great as a base. You layer up your foundation on top and it is meant to create a dewy finish. Sadly after an hour, it turns my skin into a sweaty mess and it looks awful on me, the complete opposite to the promised dewy finish.
Would I repurchase? No, it just doesn’t work for me.
Neutrogena Shine Control Powder $11.89 Available here
I am very fussy when it comes to mattifying powders partly because they don’t all do what they promise. I hate the fact some of them go on very cakey on top of foundation as well. I stumbled across the Neutrogena Shine Control Powder by accident shopping in American drugstores and it works a dream. It has lasted me over a year and applies so beautifully.
Would I repurchase it? Yes yes yes!
Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate £49.50 Available here
I love Kiehl’s skincare, it is some of the best stuff out there and it helps that they are all dermatologically tested and made with the most premium of ingredients. Their Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate has always been overhyped and I honestly didn’t believe it until I tried it. I used up the sample and just loved the glow it gave to my skin. I used it overnight, every single night and it helps with my skin texture and has really helped restore my skin’s radiance.
Would I repurchase it? I already have, it is too good.
Sephora Smoothing Primer (no longer available)
I fell for this Sephora Smoothing Primer when I tried a sample as a freebie from the store. When I applied it, I loved how smooth it made my skin feel and keeps my foundation in place like a dream. Sephora have sadly discontinued it now but it is brilliant so I really hope they bring it back in some shape or form.
Would I repurchase it? Yes but sadly discontinued!
Schwarzkopf got2b Fresh it up Dry Shampoo £2.50 Available here
I had this dry shampoo used on me when I went to a Blogosphere event and honestly it like magic. I hate the residue that some dry shampoos leave on my hair but this one does completely the opposite. I love how beautifully it instantly volumises my hair without it becoming flat throughout the day.
Would I repurchase it? I already have!
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