Beauty Rehab

Hey all!

I’ve got my first Beauty Rehab since moving out – it’s been a weird kind of obsession keeping all my empties whilst I’ve moved and decorated but I’ve succeeded. What’s annoyed me even more was the fact I no longer have my lovely white desk at my parents house, so nowhere to photograph them. hmmmph.

So instead I’ve taken some pretty awful photos on a dark rainy evening on top of a super old blanket chest in my living room – with boxes full of stuff to sort in the background. It’s not ideal but it was time to sort through them all!

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Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation – I loved this when i purchased it as my skin must have been a lot better. Nowadays I’m always tired so need a lot more!
Estee Lauder Double Wear – loved this, would definitely repurchase
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish – hated this, keeping the bottle for Back 2 Mac. The finish was awful!
Vichy Dermablend – also love this, it’s a long term staple in my make up bag and I have another 2 as back ups!
Rimmel Stay Matte powder – love this too, why pay more when this powder is as good as Mac if not better

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Dr Bronner’s Citrus Orange Soap – love the smell of this so much, I’d repurchase from TK Maxx or similar as it’s much cheaper
Aussie products – love love love Aussie and would repurchase always!

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Batiste Dry Shampoo – love this stuff, saves me on a weekly basis when there just isn’t enough time for washing hair! Always buy them in bulk in every scent, and especially the dark one
Aussie Dry Shampoo – to be honest this was pretty awful. it was like a well scented hairspray, but stickier, it wasn’t a dry shampoo at all which was disappointing
L’Occitane Conditioner – considering this is quite expensive for a conditioner it was pretty average. I’m not fussy with hair products at all but it took me forever to use it up as it made my hair feel like straw
Nip and Fab Detox Blend Body Wash – this was also pretty average which was a shame as I love their skincare line

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Nip and Fab Deep Cleansing Fix – talking of Nip and Fab, this is a great buy! Even better when it’s on offer, its a cleanser mask etc etc wonder product!
Vaseline deodorant – I wouldn’t normally bother sharing my deodorant but I always find these cans disappointing, supposedly compressed but realistically I don’t think they are at all
Boots Nail Polish Remover – this was great, full of acetone so not ideal but worked a treat on glitter!
Dove Summer Glow Body Lotion – I’m embarrassed to think how old this bottle is, look at that old packaging! Still a favourite with me though, the best tanning moisturiser

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Good Things Argan Oil Facial Serum – this tube disappeared overnight, I need to buy this in massive tubs!
Origins Drink Up mask – this is great, I’d repurchase purely for the smell but the effects on my skin are pretty awesome
Lacura Aqua Complete Serum – a super buy for the £3.99 price tag from Aldi, definitely worth slapping on and I have a few variations of it in my drawer
Elemis Pro-Radiance Cleanser – this was a lovely product to try as I’d never used Elemis before, a great cleanser and I’d love a full size if I could afford it!
No7 Facial Wipes – always in my stash somewhere for saving me when the day has been so long

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Effaclar Duo – already repurchased during my trip to Paris, an absolute essential!
Lacura Beautifying Serum – on my second bottle, enough said!
Tigi BedHead Some Like it Hot – not sure if this serum really works but it was a lovely serum that didn’t coat the hair and leave it feeling plastic or dry
Gilchrist and Soames Shower Gel – wasn’t a fan of this smell, wouldn’t repurchase

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Soap and Glory Thick and Fast mascara – pretty good mascara but I still find Rimmel the best for the price
Benefit Roller Lash – i love Benefit mascaras, they are definitely the best for me and I’m one of those people that likes both this and They’re Real, unfortunately just cannot justify buying it at the moment – this makes me very sad and I’m saving up Boots points
Models Own Nail Polish – I loved this champagne gold colour and cannot believe it’s dried up! Will need to buy another
Benefit Porefessional – love this and have kept my minis for travelling so I can get through airports without hassle!
Real Techniques Expert Face brush – sadly this one has died on me and the bristles have started to fall out as you can see. Not much point in keeping it now! Will repurchase another when I’m feeling spendy

So what do you think of my empties? Have you been using up lots or have you been hoarding like I used to?

I think with all of my empty foundation bottles I’m due a treat of a new one don’t you think???

L xxx



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