Monday, 27 April 2015

The 'Forgot I had' Products

The 'Forgot I had' Products
There will always be times where I purchase a product and use it for a good month or two then move onto something else and completely forget I still own those products. I recently started to do a bit of 'makeup spring cleaning' which involved getting all of my spring/summery bits on show. As I was tidying my drawer up I discovered a couple of products that I actually guiltily forgot I owned naughty me! So today I decided to share with you all these products I forgot I owned and why I stopped and moved onto something else.

Topshop Lipsticks - Topshop lipsticks were a big thing last summer as whenever I was popping into a store I was constantly leaving with a new lipstick to add to my collection. I loved everything about these lipsticks from their packaging, to the consistency they were my favourite for quite awhile but I then moved onto the Revlon balm stains I believe and totally forgot I had these. I definitely want to be wearing these this summer again as Topshop have an amazing range of bright colours that go on so easily and look amazing!

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - I love wearing my Witch Hazel primer and I have done for a good 6 years now as it keeps my makeup at bay all day long. Laura Mercier was one of those primers that got used once or twice then dumped at the bottom of my drawer because nothing competes with the primer I use now. Since this is an expensive brand and I did receive it in one of My Little Box subscriptions I should really make use of its expense and give it a second (or third) chance.

Naked 2 Basics Palette - I know I know don't hate me for this one! It shocks me too that I rarely use this palette as much as I used to. When this first came out and Cohorted had this as almost half the price I snapped it up and wore it religiously for month's until Makeup Revolution launched a lot more of their eyeshadow palettes. I do need to use this cute, little palette a lot more and I am glad I discovered it again because I now really want to start using it!

Bourjois Java Rice Powder - I guiltily purchased this down to its vintage, dainty package design. I was actually just starting to get into highlighter more when I purchased this then I ended up moving onto Benefits highlighters and forgot all about it. This was always easy to apply and smelt wonderful on my face so I should really use it again. Plus who could turn away such a pretty packaged product?

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - It is probably no surprise to you all that I still continuously use Benefit's They're Real mascara as no other mascara has upped the anti. I wore this mascara a lot last year and absolutely loved it so much I bought another and never got round to opening it. This mascara always caught every single lash when applying it and that is why I loved it so much as it made my lashes look a lot more noticeable. I may keep this mascara for the summer as even the packaging looks quite summery!

Nars Creamy Concealer - At the time I purchased this I used it once or twice then started to feel as though it didn't match my skintone which was weird because the woman who served me tried several shades. It might just be me who thinks this but because of that I shied away from it and stuck to my Collection concealer. I do want to retry wearing this concealer as it seems a waste of money otherwise. If it doesn't match my skin then I will give it to someone else or sell it as it is a good concealer.

Real Techniques Stippling Brush - This was the first foundation brush I purchased from the Real Techniques range and I absolutely loved using it to blend my foundation in. But as time went on I purchased one of the sets and I now use the Buffing Brush daily as that gives the best results personally. I don't think this brush would do much good in blending in my foundation as Estee Lauder Double Wear (I would say) requires a thick brush to blend in with. But once I start wearing my tinted moisturizers or BB creams I will return to using this as its an oldy but goodie!

What are your 'forgot I had' products?
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  1. I forgot about my topshop lipsticks! you reminded me.

    They have so many nice shades xo

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    1. I am sure they have updated them now as well!

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  2. Lovely post. I have recently started using my Real Techniques Stippling Brush for foundation after previously using my Expert Face Brush and I think I prefer the Stippling Brush as it leaves a nicer finish especially when using lighter bases. x

    https://jadeambersblog.wordpress.com/
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/jade-ambers-blog-13574831

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    1. Yeah I agree with you, I get stuck in such a rut with my makeup brushes I must venture out more!

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  3. Love your photography - so stylish! I have just rediscovered my Revlon Lip Butters, they're so good :) xx

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    1. Aw thank you! I agree they are probably one of my all time favourite products

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  4. I literally forgot I had the stippling brush, I definitely need to make more use of it!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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    1. I know me too it is so bad! I seem to use my face brush the most and ignore the rest!

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  5. I bought the Rice Powder for the very same reason haha.
    Totally forgot bout it too.
    Gillian xx EyelinerFlicks

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    1. We just get sucked into makeup for the wrong reasons haha


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  6. That Bourjois Powder packaging is really nice, might have to get some! I really want a Naked 2 Basics, they look so good, but they're so expensive!! x

    www.peppermintandpandaeyes.co.uk

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    1. I love it definitely one of my favourites for packaging. Aw the Naked 2 basics is really good if you like matte eyeshadows

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  7. I really like the stippling brush for cream blusher, I need to get another one as I used mine to death and the handle broke! I really want to get some topshop make-up I'm always hearing such good things about it :)
    Love Holly x

    www.thehollydays4.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I didn't think about using it for cream blushers what an interesting idea! You can have mine ;)

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  8. Great post! So nice going back to products that you loved or were excited about.

    Abi xo | Wanderlust Daydreaming

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    1. I know it is like a trip down memory lane!

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  9. Every time I clear or tidy up my dressing table I find make up I've forgotten about, I really need to do a better job at rotating things xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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    1. I need a new way to store my makeup as I can never see all of it therefore it gets forgotten about!

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  10. Great post idea! I really want to try the Nars Concealer but worried like you I'd get the wrong shade as it's so much money to risk! xo

    Catherine | Pretty Little Beauty Blog

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    1. You should create one love to read other peoples!
      I know definitely try it before you buy it and look thoroughly at it as the lights are what made me think it matched my skin

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  11. I must admit I have a few Topshop lipsticks tucked away somewhere I'd forgot I had until I read this! xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

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    1. It is so easy to forget about them! I think they've updated their makeup range too

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  12. i have so many products i need to go back to, that's why i switch my entire makeup bag every week so i always reuse stuff!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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    1. That is a good idea might have to try this!

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  13. I love when this happens! Makes me want to rotate some of my products to see what I've forgotten about! xx

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    1. It is fun when you find products you haven't used in awhile!

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  14. So easy to reach for the favourites. I personally don't love the Great Lash anyway.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. I had to chuck it out it started to go a bit crap!

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  15. I am just new to the Topshop lipstick and I love them so much. I have only one for now but I do plan on purchasing some more. I also changed to the buffing brush instead of the stippling brush which I use for blusher now instead. For me, I don't find it the greatest brush and the bristles kept sticking to my face. The buffing brush, however, is top.

    https://joyfullantidotes.wordpress.com/

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    1. They have loads of nice shades for summer! love the buffing brush but I use it too much!

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  16. My Nars Creamy Concealer also gets neglected, which for me is silly as its the perfect match! I think it's the thought of it running out haha. My RT Stippling Brush never gets used either, replaced by the buffing brush too!

    Eloise x
    Mallowbeauty.co.uk

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    1. I get like that with my pricey makeup I never want to use it!

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  17. Love this post! Please check out my blog and maybe give me a follow on Bloglovin'! x

    gracealiceblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I finally tried the Laura Mercier primer a few months ago and quite love it. My foundation goes on so smoooth after using it. The NARS concealer is one of the best I have tried because it doesn't oxidized on me and last all day.

    Christerline
    www.lightsfashionbeauty.com

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    1. It is a good concealer for under eyes I think!

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  19. I use the RT buffing brush! It's the best thing in the world! I was going to get the Stippling brush but I heard it didn't give you good coverage!

    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I love that brush so much I need a spare because I am scared in case it breaks!

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  20. love, love, love the urban decay palette! i forgot i had the first one, to be honest. i tore through three of the shades and now i never use it!

    brooke | brooke elise beauty

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    1. I prefer shimmery eyeshadows I think that is why I forgot I had it! But it is such a good product

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  21. Loving the Urban Decay palette :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's very handy for travelling for a few days!

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  22. I used to love Great Lash mascara, I think it was my first ever mascara I bought! I'm loving the Topshop Lipsticks at the moment.

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blogxx

    xx

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    1. I know it was a good mascara I had to throw it away it got a bit hard!

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  23. I recently started to use estee lauder double wear and i love it but i feel my brush isn't good for it, what brush do you use? please let me know in a comment on my blog because here is hard to keep up with the comments (sometimes i don't receive the notification email)
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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    1. I know it is such a nice product but the brush goes hard doesn't it? I will tweet you!

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  24. I really want to try the Nars concealer! I heard its pretty good
    xx beautyybychloe.blogspot.com

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    1. It is really good but do be careful with the shades!

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  25. I absolutely love the Great Lash mascara! It's really good considering the price x

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    1. I used to love that mascara I had to chuck it out though!

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  26. I forgot I had so many eyeliners. I've been going on and on about how I need a regular black pencil and then tealized I had about three already.

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    1. haha simple mistake! My eyeliners get buried under my mascara

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  27. I'm sure there is a lot of make up in my drawers too that I have forgotten about. I really need to do a spring clean and see what make up I have. I don't have any of the NAKED Palettes. I've got the make up rev dupes the iconic ones all 3 of them but I'd like to own UD too.

    Andrea
    http://beautywithandrea36.wordpress.com

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    1. I love makeup revolution palettes they are really good for the price!

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  28. I have products like this too, although recently I've gotten a lot better at using up products before purchasing new. The Laura Mercier primer for me was a bit meh tbh. I can't believe it's like £29! Definitely not worth the price tag! xx

    http://www.rinicawrites.com/

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    1. I need to use up before purchasing what is your secret?! I agree I don't think I would go my own way to purchase it, I am glad they were in beauty boxes

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