Beauty Rehab Update for 2013

I completely missed my Beauty Rehab post for December so will quickly upload a few photos so that you can see how much I used up last month…

Both Skyscraper and Spectra lash mascaras were ok, wouldn’t repurchase them.

Colorstay is a staple in my make up drawer and I already had another waiting in the sidelines ha!

Love Vichy Normaderm and this night cream was great, would repurchase when i run out of others.

Beloved Liz Earle! Always repurchase this.

I’ve been trying to use up samples recently and finally got around to trying out Etat Pur’s oil free quenching fluid, which was too oil quenching for my now drier skin, and Korres wild rose moisturiser, which was too hydrating. All hail temperamental skin!

Luckily I did pick up the Vichy Aqualia Thermal before Christmas and it was a god send, I would definitely repurchase this!

Batiste will always be my number 1 dry shampoo! Great product for a great price.

Tresemme hairspray is also worth every penny, you can normally find it on offer and the can lasts forever!

Vivienne Westwood’s Naughty Alice perfume was lush, totally me and I loved it even more because it was called Alice, which is my middle name!

I’d rebuy but only as a second perfume to my Jean Paul Gaultier MaDame, which i don’t think anything will ever top. I pretty much excrete that perfume out of my skin I’ve used it so long!

You’ll already know that Vita Liberata is my favourite tan and I have already replaced this before the ban started!

Asda’s budget nail polish remover was actually pretty darn good and I’d repurchase.

Me being my super hoarder self already had another Rimmel Wake me up foundation in the sidelines so no need to repurchase another…haha. 

The concealer on the right is also the wake me up concealer and although it hasn’t faired well in my make up bag it was pretty good for under eyes, I’d consider repurchasing but I want to try out others at the moment.

L’oreal’s Infallible foundation was quite good, however i hated the brush. It spelled disaster for me from the beginning when I found out you couldn’t wash it, which asks for bacteria. As you can probably tell i tried to give the bristles a trim in order to dispense the foundation onto my hand and put it on with a separate brush to lower the bacteria chance but this was impossible and I eventually gave up!

Maybelline’s gel eyeliner is a great addition to any make up bag and I’m already on my next one! Great price for a product that doesn’t budge all day.

Lastly skincare.

Used up the whole bottle of Skinetica and have ordered more, was a great product to help rid my face of acne without using harsh chemicals.

I have been given a full size of the Pure melt cleansing gel from Clarins so a review will shortly follow!

My beloved Origins Out of Trouble mask has also been replaced already, I am in love with the deep clean it gives my skin leaving me fresh faced.

Now to the real point of today’s post.

I previously posted here about my quest for more space in my room and less products

Last year with starting this blog that clearly did not go very well!

My drawers are somewhat more organised, my nail varnish collection has spilled over into an additional rather large box, my make up suitcase has spiller over into a larger make up suitcase and my ‘travel box’ for want of a better name has become more crammed than ever before.

This is also does not include the 3 beauty boxes of lipsticks and eye shadows that have now popped up in my wardrobe….oops!

So my task for this year really is to use things up.

I know I said it last year but this is getting a bit ridiculous. Who needs 24 body moisturisers and 14 foundations?!

I seriously need help and I will be checking back into Beauty Rehab for another year, and hopefully taking it seriously this time.

My plan is to try and use up a certain type of product for a month, and then a different one the next month.

For example as i have so many moisturisers and fake tan, it would make sense to use them up for this coming month.

I am hoping this will help me progress through my mountain of products, particularly combined with the ban.

Fingers crossed?

What do you think of my plan? Would you like to join me in beauty rehab?

L xxx


  1. helen at thelovecatsINC
    February 2, 2013 / 1:12 am

    such a lovely post! think i need to join beauty rehab too :)from helen at thelovecatsinc // youtubeps. enter my new giveaway to win the UD naked basics palette, real techniques brushes and essie polishes! click here.

  2. Mel Z
    February 3, 2013 / 10:41 am

    Really want to try the dry shampoo Might just give it a try

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