Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Products I've used up/Empties

I've been harvesting my empty products for a while now in the hope that I would eventually have enough to put in a blog post. And hurrah I made it! I seem to take ages to get through anything, especially make up. It was nice finally throwing away (and recycling!) all the packaging once I’d taken these pictures, but I will start collecting again so I can do another one of these posts.

So here are the products that I’ve worked my way through in the last month or so and my brief thoughts on them. I have actually made a youtube video of this too so you can go and watch that by clicking here if you want to. I know sometimes you just prefer reading a blog post though, so I wanted to do both. Let me know if you went and watched the video though!

So the key question...Would I repurchase?

1. Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara - No. The brush is too big and fat and the formula's not fab
2. Boots Simply Sensitive Cleansing Gel/Facewash - No, obviously just a cheapy but really hard to rinse off!
3. Origins Moisturising + - Really liked this sample so added to wishlist
4. Boots Time Delay Youth Maintain Eye Cream -  Blah. Nothing special, any other recommendations?
5. La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo - Holy grail product! And I don't give that title lightly.
6. MakeUp Forever Face&Body Foundation - Another absolute favourite. Light coverage, nice finish and mega staying power.
7. Rimmel Waterproof Eyeliner in Black - Yes, this has a permanent place in my makeup bag for some bottom lash line smudging.

8. Got2b Big Volume Hairspray - Yes, favourite hair spray
9. Dove Leave-in Conditioning Spray -  Yes, this is a nice little detangling/moisturising addition to ym haircare routine
10. Tresemme Platinum Strength Conditioner- Maybe, it was nice but there are lots of others to try
11. Soap and Glory Clean On Me Shower Gel - Yes, but not straight away. I love this but I like to chop and change
12. Toni&Guy Dry Shampoo - Yes, smells like boy (in a nice way) and comes out clear. I tend to buy this or the Umberto Gianinni one.

I want to try to make a concerted effort to use more things up. Although I have told myself this many times before and it never seems to happen. There’s always something new to try or an offer calling me to buy 3 for 2!

If you've tried any of these products or have suggestions for alternatives then I'd love to hear them :)
Also, if you'd like a fuller review on anything mentioned then let me know and I'll step to it.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

8 Things I'm Happy About Right Now

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I generally try to be a glass half full person, and with some sunny weather finally here I find it much easier to be a cheerier person. I don’t need sweltering conditions, just enough to not have to wear a jacket and I’m happy.

So here are 8 things that are making me happy right now:

1. The sunshine
2. Mark's 27th birthday is later in July.
3. The doggies are super cute in the garden when the weather's lovely
4. Possibilities of a future holiday
5. Having a bit of a tan. Yes it's superficial but I don't care, it perks me up. St Moriz application followed by a weekend spent almost completely outdoors, and I can't tell what real and what's bottled now. So I could be straight back to pasty in a few days.
6. I had a lovely weekend last weekend. Saw the amazing Mumford & Sons on Saturday, followed by a lovely BBQ on Sunday. Normally this makes me sad that it's over, but with the weather set to stay nice I am hoping this has set the standard for the coming weekend.
7. Playing house with Mark whilst his parents are on holiday. Our own flat is still a long way off!
8. Hopefully going to see 'Despicable Me 2' later on. I adore the minions.

I'm trying to focus more on things like these and less on money worries and work-related complaints at the moment. When you see it written down like this, it makes it a bit easier.