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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Things I've Used Up in January.

There was a time not too long ago when I didn't like using things up. When products were getting close to the end I would move on and try something different. Why? I have no idea. But now I can't imagine leaving tubs, jars or tubes almost finished. My ultimate aim is a small collection of products that I really like and I'm slowly getting there. 

Here are the things I've managed to finish over the past few weeks and after this I will take great pleasure in putting the empty containers in the recycling! 

Vichy Normaderm Night Detox
A little sample that came with an Escentual order. It's not meant for my skin type but I gave it a go anyway on blemishes. I didn't really notice a difference but I wasn't really expecting to either.
Repurchase? No.

Lee Stafford Treatment | £8.49 
A really nice hydrating conditioner that isn't too heavy and doesn't weigh my normal/oily hair down too much. I haven't done much looking into whether they're cruelty free as of yet, but if they are I would definitely contemplate repurchasing. Although I'm not particularly fussy when it comes to conditioners/hair treatments so I might be tempted to try something new.
Repurchase? Maybe. 

Weleda Pomegranate Eye Cream | £23.95
An eye cream that I wanted to really like but found that it didn't really do very much. It's nice and lightweight, just not very remarkable.
Repurchase? No. 

My Little Beauty Scrub
I don't think the My Little beauty products from My Little Box are available to purchase, which I think is a shame and I hope that it's something they're thinking of offering in the future. This was a fairly standard scrub though, nothing amazing, but I liked using it whilst I had it. 
Repurchase? No.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Perfume | £61
Over the last few years I have accumulated a lot of perfume, most of which don't even come close to my signature scent which is Stella by Stella McCartney. Daisy Eau So Fresh is one of the scents in my collection I do genuinely love. It smells like parma violets and it's very pretty but I think I'm either out-growing it or I'm just kind of over it. 
Repurchase? I have a slightly smaller bottle I'm currently using but after that, no. 

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Moisturiser | £16
This has been my favourite moisturiser for a long time. This was my second to last pot and it really does work wonders at hydrating dry areas and calming redness. I'd love to repurchase but I'm hoping to find a cruelty free moisturiser that I like just as much.  
Repurchase? No.

Yankee Candle Angel's Wings Candle 
I've been really pleasantly surprised by how long these small jars last. This was a lovely light scent, very sugary and sweet with a hint of floral in there too. 
Repurchase? A different scent, yes.

Have you used anything up recently? 

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44 comments:

  1. You can buy the my little beauty products from here http://www.mylittlecorner.fr/beaute/my-little-beauty.html I Havnt looked into where they ship but I thought id let you know ^_^

    Jessica x

    www.jessicaindgedesigns.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh amazing, thank you for letting me know!

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  2. Did you notice any hair growth since using the Lee Stafford treatment? I'm on the hunt for a new hair mask and I've heard that some people really noticed a change in their hair growth when using this one :)

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  3. I bought my first Yankee Candle this year (I know, where have I been) and I got the gingerbread scent, the large jar and it's still going strong two months later. I can't believe how long it lasts. I'm now on the lookout for a fresher scent for spring too. Perfume-wise have you tried any of Trish McEvoy's range? Lovely post as always. Hope you're having a good week.

    Emilia
    www.emilialeigh.com

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    1. Ohh sounds like the perfect winter scent! xo

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  4. It's a shame you didn't really want to repurchase any of these! I get that a lot though you have to go through a lot of things you find just average until you find something you really love!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. for most of them it's because they aren't cruelty free unfortunately. X

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  5. Haha, I'm the same with a lot of products. I literally had one more use out of my shower gel but nope, I opened a new one instead of using the old one up! I can understand why you've maybe grown out of Daisy, you used up such a huge bottle in terms of perfume. Maybe it's one of those scents you'll come back to :)

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. Haha the temptation to try something new is too much to resist sometimes! xo

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  6. It's so sad when you finish an expensive perfume, I do love Marc Jacobs though!

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

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    1. His scents are really lovely <3

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  7. I love the Vichy Idealia Moisturiser in Summer but I should definitely try the Aqua range during Winter when skin is drier

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  8. im the same as you, desperately using everything i own to try and streamline my insane collection! love this style of post :)

    www.zoewithumlauts.com

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    1. It's really satisfying finally using things up xo

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  9. Gosh, I'm obsessed with candles lately! I think I like them because they make a room seem a little warmer and more cosy :) xxx

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  10. Shame about that eye cream! It's quite expensive for something which doesn't work.

    Tara x

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    1. Definitely better more affordable options out there xo

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  11. I love this empties blog posts, they are so useful with your honest opinions :)

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  12. I really like Marc Jacob's perfumes but I'd never buy them for myself, definitely more of a gift. Lee Stafford hair products smell amazing xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  13. I actually picked up that hair mask today. I swear by it...no idea how on earth it works, but it so does in my mind!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  14. i'm quite impressed with you using up a perfume! i've recently made it my mission to finish up a few that i've had for a while because my collection is out of hand and it's just taking forever!

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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    1. They do last for such a long time! xo

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  15. I honestly never been a huge fan of the daisy perfumes. Did you think that conditioner helped your hair grow?

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    1. I don't like the original daisy but I like the others for some reason. Not really, I think it helped keep my hair healthy resulting in less breakage and split ends etc though xo

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  16. Using up a parfume is awesome! So impressed! Daisy is a gorgeous parfume; I would love to have it in my collection one day!

    WritingMonique

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  17. I'm exactly the same, I used to have so many products on the go at once, but recently I'm finding satisfaction in finishing things up, downsizing my stash, and finding products that work well for me :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I've used that Lee Stafford conditioner in the past - forgot how much I liked it! x

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  19. i love it,and thanks for you share

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  20. I really need to smell Stella, I've read such great reviews about it! Yankee candle angels wings sounds lovely x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  21. I really don't like using up expensive products. For example my higher end foundations. I paid a lot of money for my "Hello Flawless Foundation" and I am hence only using it during special occasions. :D
    But it's great to see all the things you've used up!
    I really want to try the Angel wings candle.

    Ellen
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. It's lovely to have products for special occasions too <3

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  22. I sometimes get a bit nostalgic when I finish something - "oh, but it's going to be finished and I won't have anymore!" but I also find finishing things and throwing them away soooo satisfying. My aim this year is to use all of the smellies/toiletries I got for Christmas by next Christmas. I don't think I've ever managed this before because I think I should save the fancy stuff for a special occasion. But if I never use it there's no point! Let's make the everyday a bit more luxurious instead! :)
    Looking forward to February's list! :)

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    1. Definitely feel you on the mixed feelings thing! But YES, making everyday a little luxurious is a brlliant idea! xo

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