Beauty Rehab

Hey there!

I thought I’d end the year on a Beauty Rehab post; I’ve been working hard to use up my stash over the last few months. Body products suddenly seemed to be taking over my life so I’ve been working through them and trying not to replace them. I was doing well but now facial skincare appears to have taken its place. Nothing like being prepared though right?!

So let’s get started on the mammoth collection of empties I have this time:


Label M Protein Spray: loved using this and as someone who doesn’t dabble in many hair products that’s a pretty big deal!
Korres Shampoo and Conditioner for coloured hair: Bought in Waitrose, expensive but did last longer than other shampoos and conditioners I’ve used, would repurchase as a treat or when it’s on offer.
Batiste: Nothing better than the original dry shampoo! Always have a stash of this
Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake Shower Gel: Bit of a sickly sweet smell for me but extremely thick and luxurious and was a lovely present, wouldn’t repurchase though.


Nip and Fab Cleansing Fix Oil: No longer available to buy from what I can gather but actually works well at removing make up – not convinced though as it contains mineral oil so I’m worried it will make me break out
No7 Brush Cleaner: had lots of hope for this but unfortunately you need to use a lot of it to get make up off and sometimes it still wasn’t enough. Useful for emergencies but baby shampoo is always the best!
S&G Righteous Butter: Finally down to my last 2 pots of this (eek!) it’s a fabulous body butter and smells divine I’m just not patient enough to sit and let it sink in sometimes! Love it.
Dove Summer Glow Lotion: the best one for me and my pale skin, usually go through bottles of this but I’ve been embracing my pale skin for the last few months. (seeing photos at Christmas parties has brought me back to my senses though…)


Lush So White Shower Gel: Kindly given to me from Lush Cardiff at an event, was a new product to me and I loved the apple scent as some are overwhelming me, I’m so not adventurous with scents!
Nivea Facial Wash Gel: Made my skin drier as I no longer need products for combination/oily skin it would seem! Definitely need something more hydrating nowadays!
Neutrogena Deep Clean Daily Scrub: Unfortunately not a product available in the UK, this was sent to me from a friend in America and I have treasured it until now!
DGJ Berutti Oil: Hair products don’t seem to have any effect on my hair, this one smelled lovely and did add shine but didn’t seem to help the condition long time. 


Dr Nick Lowe Age Correct Eye Serum: I love an eye serum, this one sunk in easily and I’d consider repurchasing on a Boots 3 for 3 deal.
Laura Mercier Silk Creme: already repurchased; the perfect second skin look, and although it’s pricey it does last a really really long time as you use so little.
Clarins Body Wash: A sample given to me, not a fan of the smell so wouldn’t repurchase. It smelt herby which was weird!
Origins MAD Cleansing Milk: I prefer a foaming wash but this was great on days where my skin was feeling sensitive so it was good for my gym wash bag.
Nip and Fab Viper Venom Wrinkle Fix: Loved this and would repurchase, probably will when I run out of my other 6 or so serums…(oops)


E45 cream – massive allergic reaction to this, used it for ages so no idea why but won’t be repurchasing!
Origins MAD Plus Rejuvenating Moisturiser – love love love! Hoping to get a Christmas gift set of this to fill my stash back up….
Nip and Fab Bee Sting Fix Eye Cream – this was ok, not the best eye cream and I was disappointed with the amount of product inside the pot
Origins High Potency Night A Mins – another love, I have another in the sidelines…
Lush H’Suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment – I thought this worked well but the huge pot only covered my hair 2 or 3 times so the price and value might be a bit off, would like to try others


L’Occitane Shea Lip Butter – this was quite hard so wasn’t great on chapped lips but really moisturising when it melted a bit, wouldn’t repurchase
Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream – lovely, would repurchase
Benefit Porefessional – love the mini/travel sizes, extremely useful!
Benefit They’re Real – again another love, but I wouldn’t purchase it on its own, value is much better in a set and it’s often in magazines…it’s a Boots points kind of purchase!
Lancome Hypnose mascara – love their range of mascaras, their Christmas sets are great (fingers crossed)
Caudalie Polyphenol Detox Oil – loved this, will need to buy it in full size to fully get the benefits!


Rimmel Wonderfull mascara – not sure the Argan oil makes a load of difference but it was a good mascara and Rimmel always seem to be the best for me
Boots Brazil Nut body butter – love these small pots, great for travelling!
Boots Nail Block – the cheapest and the best, always pick these up in 3 for 2 deals
Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder – Always have more of these, the best pressed powder for the money, would never use any other

Phew what a way to end the year, so many pots and tubs I’ve gone through and still so many more to go!

Fingers crossed I’ll carry on ploughing through at this speed for the rest of the year. What have you been using up over the last few weeks?

L xxx

1 Comment

  1. Beauty Bird
    December 20, 2014 / 5:41 pm

    Lots n lots of empties! Feels like such an achievement doesn't it?! I agree on the L'Occitane lip balm – it's much better when it's warmed up a bit! xxRamblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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