Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Products I'm trying to use up

As we entered 2016 I decided it was time to try and use up products they have. In fact I've got a post on the cards about how long make up and other products really last as some, despite regular use appear to go on for days but that's a topic for another time.

Today's post is a jumble of products that are nearing the end of their life so it's time to try and ensure I help them along their journey. First up is Maybelline Rewind Concealer of which I've become a big fan of. Despite my initial reluctance to use it when I first purchased it's now the one I reach for regularly. It overs my dark circles, blends nicely and doesn't crease. It's one I'll be repurchasing and even the sponge applicator that people shy away from doesn't offend me.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Fluid is a product I really don't want to say goodbye to as I love it but it's getting to the stage where I have to put a bit more effort into squeezing the product out when I use it. Purchased after using a sample this gives a light coverage for those good skin days and a luminosity to the skin perfect for those Summer evenings. Whilst Chanel Les Beiges Foundation is on my birthday list have no doubt I will be repurchasing the lighter base when the time comes for me to say goodbye to this tube. 

The next product on my list is the Lorac eye primer which I'm using on a daily basis (unless short on time) and I would be worried that I'm unable to replace in the UK were it not for a second tube in my stash and the original favourite Urban Decays Primer Potion alongside it. I thought out picking up a back up in Florida earlier in the year but decided to stick with the buy and replace attitude I'm trying to adopt.

What a name the Kiehls Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream has and some pretty big claims. As I've said many times I'm never sure where I stand with eye creams, do I have some lines around my eyes, certainly but are they 'bad', I don't think so so these products must be doing something or can I claim good genes? Nonetheless I've enjoyed using this eye cream and it will be seen in next months empties and would repurchase if, again there were not numerous other offerings in my healthy stashes. I preferred to use of an evening but it's a light almost gel like texture that wouldn't interfere with make up too much and certainly kept the area hydrated. 

The product in this list I think I'll struggle to use up quickly is Eloquence Protect and Repair Cream*. I had decided to use this product up having used a healthy amount during Christmas and New Year (the serum and eye creams have already found their way into the empties pile) but in the spirit of 'first world problems' I'm lucky to receive a lot of skincare to test and as such this has been somewhat cast aside. Perhaps I'll pop it back in my dressing tables skincare draw to reach for sporadically during those testing products.

Finally is Lush Lord of Misrule, the Halloween favourite of many. I brought this last Halloween and never used it up at the time. With a bathroom filled with numerous shower gels I chop and change at whim but decided it was time to use this small bottle up in it's entirety. Well don't let this small bottle fool you, it last forevers and it seemed like it would just not go down and to be honest I was bored with it and in a tantrum of sorts I passed it on to my brother as I just couldn't bear to look at it! Another word of warning, it'll make your bathroom look like Slimer from Ghostbusters has been for a visit. 

So there's a look at products I'm trying to use up so keep a look out for them appearing in an empties post in the near future. What are you trying to use up at the moment? 

*this post contains press samples

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  1. I hate throwing things away so I always make sure I eek out every last bit of any product before throwing it out, even if it's something I'm not all that keen on, I'm a nightmare haha.
    Couldn't agree more with the Lush shower cream, I had one of the mini bottles of 'Prince Charming' and it lasted me ages, in a way I'm pleased as it's not all that cheap. I'm just glad I bought the small bottle and not the large x x

    1. I used to be the same and would want to use every last drop but now with so many products coming my way, and even with the products I do use in their entirety it's just not always possible and I've decided life is too short!

      Interesting to hear you had the same with Lush shower gels. I've found the same with Philosopy bath products. It's one thing to commend them for creating a long lasting product and I know it's just a shower but sometimes I just want to mix things up a bit! xx

  2. After 2 1/2 years I've finally used up my kiehls facial wash - yay!!!

    1. Don't some of these products go on!!! I've got a cleanser that I actually use, admittedly sporadically in among others but it is just not running out!!

  3. I find it so hard to use up certain products, some are easier than others aren't they? I really want to try the Chanel foundation too, my daughter is going to pick me up a sample so I hope I like it :) xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    1. Couldn't agree more. Some products I seem to fly through and others barely look like I've touched them! Let me know what you think of the Chanel Foundation when you've tried it xx


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