As if on cue, as the new year has begun my beauty products have started to run out. Just when I was thinking about how poor I am after Christmas, I am realising that I need to stock up on some beauty essentials!
Most of my empties are things that I use everyday which means I pretty much have to replace them. But instead of repurchasing the same product, I am considering making some changes to my collection.
Famous Dave's Gold edition tanning mousse - £24.95 www.famousdave.co.uk
This tan is one of my all time favourites, with easy application, quick drying time and a natural golden colour. I have since found a much cheaper tanning mousse in the form of St Moriz dark mousse which is good but I find that it doesn't quite compare to Famous Dave's. I will probably repurchase this but I have a number of fake tans in my collection so until these run out this is an empty I don't need to replace immediately.
Laura Mercier foundation primer - £28.00 www.spacenk.co.uk
This primer has lasted me so long that I cannot remember when I purchased it. It is an expensive buy but the quality is excellent and I find that it really works in keeping my make up in place longer and preparing my skin for foundation. I haven't found a cheaper alternative which I like as much so I will probably repurchase this however I am very interested in the newer "radiance" version.
Johnson's eye makeup remover pads - £2.00
I picked these pads up after seeing a good review of them by Fleur de force and used them for about a month (the pot contains 30 pads). They were effective at taking off my day make up however for taking off a smokey eye or creative eye look I had to rub quite hard and even then not all eyeliner was removed and so I won't be repurchasing these as there are many more eye make up removers on the market which I am eager to try. I am looking into Loreal and Garnier for drugstore removers or Bioderma and Lancome Bi-facil as high end options. These are handy for travel though and for anyone who wears natural eye make up.
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish - £12.25 uk.lizearle.com
This cleanser is one of my all time favourite products with effective make up removal and wonderful cleansing natural ingredients. I was upset to find that I had finished this pump but I do have a variety of cleansers on the go, particularly samples for blogging and so I am not left without a cleanser. Nonetheless I will repurchase this at some point because it is a fantastic cleanser and the entire range has been in my collection for 10 years and never let me down :)
Listerine stay white mouthwash - £4.19 www.superdrug.com
I have had this mouthwash for a while because I only use a very small amount due to the strong taste. It is very effective at giving that super clean feeling after brushing my teeth however I have always found the taste a little too strong and I haven't seen any difference as far as whitening is concerned. I will probably replace this with a difference mouthwash which tastes milder but provides whitening and a long lasting clean feeling.
Can anyone recommend any good primers, eye make up removers or mouthwashes to replace my empties?