I never realise how many products I actually repurchase until I sit down and have a think about what’s to go in this post. When it comes to makeup, I tend to have a lot of foundations on the go at once because of their different finishes and coverages – my skin changes SO much – and I do love a mix of blush colours, so they’re not something I ever run out of, bar a few types and shades. It’s usually skincare and body products that I tend to go through at a rapid pace – and when they’re done, I just have to buy them back again. Here’s another selection of regularly repurchased items…
I actually have two cleansers here that I’m now on to my second or third bottle/tube of. Saying that, they’re two completely different cleansers and I would usually use them one after the other, with the first to remove makeup and the second to cleanse the skin. In that order, I have the Elemental Herbology Purify & Soothe Cleansing Balm (£30) – I have spoken about my love for EH a lot lately, and this cleansing balm is definitely one of the reasons why. I adore this stuff, especially as it comes in a tube as I feel like it’s a whole lot more hygienic than the usual tub we get balms in, and it also uses only the best botanical ingredients so you can guarantee that everything going on your skin is a lovely, natural ingredient. This stuff melts in to the face and dislodges makeup, cleansing and purifying the skin in no time – and it always leaves my complexion feeling supple and soft and a whole lot healthier too. It’s a lovely offering for the evening cleanse.
The other cleanser is the Jurlique Soothing Foaming Cleanser (£24.75), I think this is my third bottle of this and I cannot fault it – I always reach for it when my skin is breaking out, I swear it works miracles! The soft formula lathers up ever so slightly, so you have a kind of creamy gel (it’s a bit of both) – one thing I always notice with this is how smooth my skin feels after I apply it. I use it in the shower and it makes such a big difference to my skin, I now have no blemishes and I’m almost certain that’s down to this. I never really use cleansers that don’t leave my skin feeling amazing afterwards.
I would say it’s great for all skin types, it’s hydrating and refining, and it balances the skin – I never feel like my skin is stripped or dry after using this. I am now making a promise to myself that I will always have a bottle of this on hand!
Of course, I had to include the amazing Anastasia Brow Wiz (£15.50) – how often do I talk about this brow pencil? I mentioned it in my Brow Tutorial post, it gives me such full, shapely brows and I really couldn’t live without it. After I recently finished up my last Brow Wiz a month or two ago, I held off for a few days because I couldn’t be bothered repurchasing and I was adamant I had something in my stash that would do a similar job. I think I lasted two painful days without it – never again! The fine nib of this allows you to create strokes that resemble hairs, so it’s incredible natural and it really allows you to get the right shape. Check out my tutorial to see it in action.
A couple of random items, starting with the Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover (£6.45), a product that I’ve been using for years and years. I’ve never really used any other kind of cuticle remover as this works so well – it really softens the cuticles so you can get in there and perfect them. I just love how easy it is to use and apply, it’s definitely a staple in my manicure routine.
Finally, the Diptyque Vetyver Candle (£40) – I have to say, I’m not a massive Diptyque fan – I adore the packaging but I don’t often think their scents are anything to write home about, bar a few, and I think their scent throw is often a bit lousy (lol, lousy). Saying that, my absolute favourite candle of all is the Vetyver candle from them – this smells DIVINE. I actually have the Vetyverio scent which is pretty similar, and I wear that daily… so it seems kind of silly to say I’m not a big fan, but apart from these two (candle and fragrance) I probably wouldn’t buy anything from them.
I am yet to burn this candle as I think I might keep it until we move (I’m sad) but it’s incredible, such a sexy masculine scent with touches of lighter, more floral notes in there too. I highly recommend you check it out, it smells like heaven.
Have you tried any of these?
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