Recently Recycled #12

Recently Recycled #12

Despite what you may think, I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth, there is actually a blog post this morning which surprises me more than you; trust me. Oh where to begin? Let’s just say that being within the legal property sector is busy, very, very busy. However, despite being somewhat overwhelmed with work once again, my love for beauty has not wavered, in which time, I have managed to work my way through a number of different products. I will cut to the chase, this is a lengthy empties post. If you are old school like me and like to know what other people have being using and actually managed to finish then stick around for more.

Soap and Glory Archery 2-in-1 Brow Pencil

This is my second one of these and even now, despite having tried numerous other brow products it is still one which I thoroughly recommend. It is relatively easy to find in your local Boots store and there is nearly always some form of offer on. The only real negative point which surrounds this product is the fact that the shade range is abysmal; this really needs to improve. Despite this, it is a great little brow pencil which comes with the additional spoolie on the other end; this comes in rather handy.

Illamasqua Brow Cake

I featured this product back in ‘My Favourite Eyebrow Products‘ last January. On a whole I liked this product quite a lot, but more recently decided that I preferred the gel textures that I was using or the Soap and Glory Pencil above. I struggled to gain a precise finish with this and also admitted to myself that actually, this was a bit old and needed throwing away. On a side note, this product will last a lifetime.

Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder

It has been a while since I managed to use up a full face powder, however this year I finally cracked it….quite literally. All in all, this was a rather good face powder which helped to keep shine at bay and my makeup in place. The powder itself is finely milled and does not look cakey on the skin at all. My issue arose with this when I dropped it (there wasn’t much left anyway) and it cracked; needless to say, it was harder to use then as I was left with chunky bits which broke off. That being said, I would recommend this, although Rimmel do fantastic powders for around half the price.

L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Matte Foundation

It isn’t very often where I can categorically say that a product is one of the best I have ever used, however, I would say that without a doubt that this is the best high street foundation I have personally used to date. Upon re-purchasing a new foundation a few weeks ago, incidentally, from the same brand I still do not think that anything can beat this. What possessed me to try something new when this is SO good I will never know. If you have oily skin, heck, even if you don’t, I fully recommend giving this a try.

Seventeen Stay Time Concealer

Once again I have reached the end of this tube of concealer and once again I have already purchased a new one. This is nice and light on the skin and works well to cover blemishes and dark circles. I prefer it a lot more in comparison to the cult classic Collection concealer which I do find can look a bit cakey on my skin as the texture is quite thick; this product is so much better in my opinion.

Superfacialist Rose Hydrate Radiance Day Cream*

This had been in my routine for a little while until I reached the end of it about three weeks ago. I must say that I really liked this in the end, it smelt beautiful and did a great job at keeping my skin nice and hydrated on top of my usual serum. The added element of SPF 15 was quite reassuring too as I often can forget to put on my SPF, although, I am determined to get much better at doing this.

Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator

These days it isn’t very often that I reach for a physical exfoliator, perhaps, if I do, it only becomes once a week as I prefer to use a chemical exfoliator instead. That being said, I was quite sad to come to the end of this product as I found it really gentle to use and extremely refreshing. It had a somewhat minty fresh scent and a cooling feeling to the skin when applied. It also lasted me a really long time, so much so that I thought I would never get to the end of the tube.

Dirty Works 8-1 Miracle Serum*

If any of the above products surprised me most it would have to be this one. I absolutely loved using this serum under my moisturiser of a morning and at night. It was hydrating, soothing and so smooth on my skin. I will admit to being a bit sceptical about this brand, although I had no foundation for feeling that way. It is nice to be proven wrong and I would definitely try more from Dirty Works having now had such a good experience.

Recently Recycled #12

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh

Despite this being an empty, I have decided to keep the bottle to use as a display ornament for now. It is just too pretty to throw away. Aside from that random opinion, I already miss this fragrance within my daily routine as this was one of my go to scents. It is a beautiful light floral scent which isn’t too overpowering, unlike the original Daisy which I am personally not a fan of.  It has notes of  Grapefruit, Rasberry and Pear, with heart notes of: Jasmine, Rose, Violet and Litchi.

Aussie Conditioning Spray

This is actually a repurchase three or four times over. It a product which I know works well, it does the job and leaves my hair much less tangly than it was after washing. I also know that there are products a lot better than this out there, yet this is affordable, easy to obtain and lasts quite a while. It also smells really nice, in fact, really, really nice.

*This post contains PR samples, for more please read my disclaimer.