Decluttering by brand #3:

Hey everyone,

The day has finally come. This is the last declutter post for 2017. It has been a long time coming but I finally completed this post. I am sorry about the wait but it took quite a while to find all the pictures for the remaining items. In terms of my November and December empties this will be up in the next couple of days as the last post related to 2017.

Colourpop ultra matte lip mini in ‘clueless’ and ‘tulle’ (Both FREE): These were both expired and I will not purchase the full size of either as ‘clueless’ was too pink for me and ‘tulle’ was an unflattering brown shade on my skin tone.

Colourpop ultra matte lip mini in ‘honey pie’ (FREE): I will never have an opportunity to wear this bright red. This was part of a minis set for Valentines day 2017 and I can see a lot of people enjoying this, it is just whether you wear this sort of shade or not.

Colourpop ultra satin lip in ‘Baracuda’ (£4.57): As with most decluttered items this just didn’t work for me. The shade itself just makes me look super ghostly.

Colourpop x Hello Kitty lippie stix in ‘konichiwa’ (£3.89): Too pink. That is my only issue with this product. As Colourpop is only online for those of us in the UK you have to go with swatches and other sources to decide on which colours to buy. Unfortunately this one just didn’t work out for me.

Makeup Revolution liquid lipstick in ‘we rule’ (£4.00): This is a very similar shade to the Kylie Cosmetics metal liquid lipstick in ‘heir’ except I prefer that shade and formula. As I don’t get to wear metallics often, I kept the Kylie one and decluttered the Makeup Revolution one.

Gerard Cosmetics supreme lip creme in ‘wild berry tart’ (£12.00): I like the shade but the smell is too strong and its a bit too sticky for me. Although, wild berry tart is a good shade name for this because the scent itself smells like very sweet berries. Again I feel it is entirely down to preferences with lip products as to whether you will like this or not.

Anastasia Beverly Hills lip gloss in ‘dainty’ (£16.00): The bright peach shade and the fact it looks super streaky on the lips are the reasons that this one had to go. I love the Anastasia gloss formula but this shade was a dud for me.

Sleek highlighting palette in ‘Cleopatra’s kiss’ (£9.99): The two powder highlighters in this palette are far too glittery for my taste and the only one of the creams I could wear was the light yellow shade. As I prefer by far the Sleek Solstice highlighter palette, I will be passing this one on.

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint (£25.50): When I first got this I was obsessed, this is such a well known product in the beauty community as it is. This can be used on your cheeks and lips, creating a natural flushed effect. I passed this on as I just found myself not reaching for it anymore. I think if you are really into natural makeup and liquid cheek products you should get a sample to try though, as it is a good product.

Maybelline ColorElixir in ‘720 Nude Illusion’ (£6.99): This has expired so it has been thrown out. This was a nice slightly on the warmer side shade of nude gloss, but I wouldn’t repurchase as I have so many others I prefer.

Gerard Cosmetics lipstick in ‘Vintage Rose’ (£11.00): This particular shade had a very dry formula which when applied drags across your lips. As well as this unpleasant factor the shade didn’t suit me, so I found no reason to keep this in my collection.

Too Faced Glimmer dust in ‘Glitterally’ (FREE): I just don’t use loose glitters. Too much mess, especially since this doesn’t even have a sifter.

Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade in dark brown (£15.00): In case you couldn’t tell, this has completely dried out. It is too dark for my brows now anyway, so when I repurchase I think I will choose the shade medium brown instead.

NYX Jumbo eye pencil in 611 yogurt (£5.50): I think by now most of you will realise from the theme of products I have been decluttering, that I just don’t use eye crayons.

NYX Vivid Brights eyeliner in vivid violet (£5.50): I like this for regular liner but it does flake off if you use it for a wing. With this limitation and the fact that I have limited opportunities to wear purple liner, I decided to declutter this.

NYX Intense butter gloss in cookie butter (£6.00): I really like the formula of the intense butter glosses but this was such a strange shade. Cookie butter is a light nude with a weird tone to it (I want to say almost yellowish). I just don’t think it looks good at all.

NYX colour correcting powder in banana (£9.00): Far too dark for my skin tone, making it impossible for me to use.

NYX single shadow in happy hour (£4.50): I have so many of this kind of shade in palettes that I just don’t go searching through my collection for this shade in single shadow form.

NYX Tame and Frame tinted brow pomade in brunette (£6.00): This had dried out completely but I have since repurchased it. (For those of you wondering I have picked up Inglot duraline since throwing out my two dried up brow pomades so this doesn’t happen again.)

 

KIKO wet and dry eyeshadow in 204 (£7.10): I could only get this shade to suit me on the outer corner and it was difficult to get it to blend smoothly when applied there. I love the shade 200 but this one I just couldn’t get to work for me. It would probably work well as an all over lid shade for a purple smokey eye but I don’t get a chance to wear that sort of look often, so I passed this on.

KIKO 3D hydra lip gloss in 22 (£7.90): I have so many lip products and I tend to wear more matte formulas anyway. Overall I just have so many other formulas of lip gloss that I prefer over this one, and this is difficult to store as well as it is in such bulky packaging.

KIKO infinity eyeshadow in 215 (£1.00): I get that this is cheap but the packaging makes this so difficult to use. It is a brown shade with golden subtle sparkle, which I found sometimes showed up and others you wouldn’t think it was anything other than a matte brown.

KIKO make your own palette (£5.00) and KIKO single shadow in 59 (£2.50): I don’t think I am going to purchase more of the KIKO eyeshadows so I passed on the palette with the single shadow in it. The navy shade is nice but I just don’t use it as I rarely ever have the opportunity to wear colourful makeup and when I do I normally reach for purples or warm toned more bold shades.

Annoyingly I have searched extensively and cannot locate the remaining pictures for the following products. Therefore these will just have to be listed.

  • Colourpop lippie stix in Goldie, hotline, upside down and ziggie (£3.89 each): These were shades, well three of them, were the sort that my best friend would love so I already passed those onto her. The shade upside down is a light peach that I got in a kit and it just doesn’t suit me or anyone I know so it unfortunately had to be trashed.
  • NARS blush in miss liberty (£23.00): This product is labelled as a blush but it is actually a highlighter. The reason I decluttered this is because it is quite old and I don’t use highlighters that are super glittery, which this one is pure glitter. I did enjoy using this as an eyeshadow but with the amount of products I own I couldn’t justify not giving it to someone else to try out instead.
  • L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in 214 violet saturne (£6.99): It was just an okay product. I didn’t like the scent of the lipstick and the colour was just something I would only wear occasionally. Therefore with my large collection of lip products, I didn’t need to keep this one.
  • Coty Airspun loose face powder in translucent (£14.99): OLD LADY PERFUME. Easiest way to describe the scent of this. It is so overwhelming that your face smells of it all day. I really do like the powder itself but you can’t get the unscented version in the UK. The packaging also broke on mine which made it very messy. I believe that this is a good product and I see why so many others love it, but I can’t ignore my nose anymore.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel (£16.50): This one was almost dried out so I tossed it. I love this brow gel and have minis of it that I kept.
  • Colourpop mini ultra matte lip in ‘more better’ (£2.34): I passed this on as it is too bold for me to wear other than once a year or so.

That is it for this post. I hope you all enjoyed the decluttering posts this year. As mentioned previously anything that hasn’t expired will be passed onto others unless it can’t be for hygiene reasons.

This brings the totals to 284 items and a retail value of £1636.65!

Until the next time,

Lauren x

 

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Decluttering my collection round 2 part 3

Hi everyone,

I have returned! Where from you may ask, well the answer is from under a massive pile of revision relating to my 5th accounting exam. I cannot believe I only have one more exam and then I will be a CFAB qualified accountant! Anyone who has done this knows that these exams take over your life, so that is why I have been MIA for the last month or so.

Well now I have to try and catch up on posts for the decluttering by brand, decluttering round 2, November empties and December empties before the end of 2017… should be interesting. I better get into it then.

 

The two foundations that I chose to declutter from my collection were the Maybelline Super Stay 24hr fresh look longwear foundation in 03 true ivory (£8.99) and the Urban Decay All Nighter waterproof longwear liquid foundation in 0.5 (£29.00).

The Maybelline foundation just doesn’t work well with my skin. It gets patchy throughout the day and I never consider myself to be having a good makeup day when wearing this. I know that they have changed the packaging and maybe the formula as well, I am not sure on that one, but I don’t really want to try it again.

The Urban Decay foundation oxidises so bad that I appear orange no matter what I do, which you guys probably guessed anyway as countless bloggers have mentioned this product flaw. As this is the lightest shade I can’t just purchase a light one from the range. I enjoyed the coverage it gave and the wear time but I just cannot wear it without looking comical.

 

Urban Decay The Illuminizer (£24.00) – I wanted to love this so bad but I could never get it to work. The powder swatches an okay colour for me to wear but makes my foundation too dark when applied, it has big bits of shimmer in it randomly and it clings to dry spots. Therefore I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.

Wet N Wild Megaglo contouring palette in Dulce de leche (£9.48) – What drew me to it originally was the shades, as I thought it would work great on my fair skin tone. Whilst the shades are great, it takes a lot of effort to blend the contour shade out as it is quite patchy on application and the highlight shade clings to dry patches under the eyes. Therefore this just doesn’t work for me like I wanted it to.

AVON dual glow cheek colour and highlighter in ‘Just pinched’ (£9.00) – The blush shade was far too dark and pigmented for me to personally wear and whilst the highlight shade was nice, it wasn’t nice enough to justify keeping the duo.

 

The first two of the three eyeshadow palettes I am decluttering are the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette (£36.00) and the Lorac Pro palette (£11.99). These palettes are both very old and the formula is starting to become difficult to work with, which if any of you own these palettes you know that is unusual. I will not repurchase either of these as I have so many palettes that are similar that I prefer.

 

The final eyeshadow palette is the Too Faced x NikkieTutorials collaboration (£30.00). This contains 9 shadows, two blushes, a bronzer and a highlighter. The pink and silver shade in the top row are quite chunky but the rest of the shades are really good. However. there are very minimal looks you can pull together from it. The blushes are very pigmented and I don’t really wear bright blush. The highlight is pretty and the bronzer isn’t the right shade for me.

Overall, I don’t get the use out of the palette that I should in order to justify keeping it. I bought it to support Nikkie but there has been a lot of controversy around this collab this year which makes me question whether I actually did or not. Therefore, it has to leave my collection.

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AVON Magix HD finishing powder (£9.00) – I just don’t enjoy white HD powders. They make me seem even paler than usual and appear ashy/ dusty on the skin.

AVON big colour eye pencil in ‘slate’ (£4.00) – This shade in eye crayon form just doesn’t get used by myself. I would like to state that I only own two other eye crayons after all this decluttering so it isn’t a product I own a lot of or use a lot.

Benefit Cosmetics the Porefessional License to blot mini (FREE) – I have dry skin so I don’t need this sort of product. I only had it in my collection as it was free.

KIKO long lasting stick in 05 (£6.90) – The lid for this cracked and the shade meant that I didn’t use it as much as I should of (as with the AVON shadow crayon).

That is it for this post. The totals are 209 items at a retail value of £1,154.38! The next one is going to be a longer post (over 20 items) but it is the only way to get all the items covered in one final post for round 2. Hopefully this should be up in a few days.

Until the next time,

Lauren x

 

October empties (7 items)

Hi everyone,

Its almost time for November empties and I am only just rolling this out. Oops. What can I say, time just got away from me again. Although, I am gradually closing the gap on the amount of items decluttered. Lets hope I can get it all posted before year end.

I am thinking about stopping empties for next year as well as project pans, and focusing on monthly favourites, anti hauls and individual product reviews. I just think it is time to change things a little but do let me know what you think in the comments.

Empties:

Beautyblender liquid blendercleanser FREE – This makes your sponges look brand new. I already have the full size. I know that for most it seems an unnecessary expense when you can use hand soap, but this doesn’t leave them smelling strongly and is more gentle on them too.

REDKEN hair cleansing cream shampoo 300ml £15.58 – This removes all excess product build up in your hair, leaving it super clean without stripping it. My hairdresser uses this all the time on my hair and it truly does make a difference. I will definitely repurchase.

Patchology milkpeel 5 minute flashmasque £6.00 – I purchased this because I thought it was a cool concept, that and Madison Miller (a YouTuber) highly recommends the brand. This sheet mask gently resurfaces the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and looking renewed. I bought this in a pack from SpaceNK for £18, containing 1 milkpeel, 1 hydrate and 1 illuminate. I can’t wait to try those other two. The only other one available is a detox sheet mask and I have every intention of trying that out soon.

Colgate total healthy clean 25ml toothpaste £1.30 – I purchased this for my holidays this year and it lasted such a long time. I have already repurchased it for my next trips. It’s just so convenient and leaves your teeth super clean.

Milani Prime Perfection hydrating + pore minimising face primer £13.00 – It was more of a smoothing primer than a pore minimising one. There was a funny texture to it as well, almost a few gritty bits here and there. Overall, it didn’t do enough of anything for me to purchase it again.

P.S…Love this oval cosmetic pads 90p – It wouldn’t be an empties post without these. Although, there is nothing you can really say about cotton pads.

Tarte precision longwear eyeliner £18.00 – This product has a long applicator tip that I just found really difficult to use. I didn’t have a problem with the formula, so I guess it is all about applicator preferences.

That’s it for this post, I hope you all enjoyed it. Please like this post and follow my blog before you leave. I also have an Instagram page, @teenbeautylife, which you can check out as well.

The totals are now 197 items at a retail value of £976.02!

Until the next time,

Lauren x

Decluttering my collection round 2 part 2

Hey everyone,

This is part 2 of round 2 of decluttering my makeup collection. The products I decluttered in this post will be offered to friends and family, then if they remain unclaimed they will be tossed.

Highlighters – This was a difficult aspect of my collection to go through but I quickly realised that many were very similar shades. Therefore, I reduced the number I have of shades I use less frequently and kept my preferred formulas.


Sleek Barekissed Illuminator in ‘Monaco’ (£8.99): This is an incredibly similar shade to the Maybelline Master strobing liquid in ‘light/iridescent’, except the Sleek one is slightly more pink and has a thicker formula. As I rarely use pink toned highlighters I decided to only keep one.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked highlighter in ‘peach lights’ (£3.00): I don’t know why this is named peach lights, since the highlighter is a pink duo-chrome shade. The product has good pigmentation and I would recommend these highlighters to others. However this just isn’t a shade that I wear anymore.


Tarte tarteist pro glow liquid highlighter in ‘exposed’ (£6.50): This is a beautiful gold shade, however when this is blended all the glitter clumps together. Still I will give it to a friend for her to try out, as her skin tone better suits the shade than mine does.

Benefit Watts up highlighter mini (FREE): This is only being decluttered as it is too dark for my skin tone. The shade is beautiful for a natural glow and it blends easily, so I know someone else will enjoy it.

Elf cosmetics highlighter in ‘blush gems’ (£5.00): It is a pretty shade but for my skin tone it would only be good as a blush topper and I don’t want that extra step in my routine.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics skin frost in ‘Siberian Gold’ (£25.00): Not only is this shade, a bronze gold, too dark for me but the formula is not the same as the other shades. It is pressed so tightly that the product won’t blend and if you swatch it with your finger, most will cling to it and then flake off. There was discussion that the first batch was bad but all the same I wouldn’t buy another.

Colourpop pressed powder highlighter in ‘Boy next door’ (£4.56): This is a warm medium gold shade that is just too dark for me. I love the two other shades I own from the range and recommend checking them out.

L.A Girl Strobelite strobing powder in ‘110 watt’ (£5.00): This is pigmented and affordable but the packaging is bulky. It is again the shade, a white with a strong yellow based gold reflect, that is the reason I am decluttering it.

Colourpop super shock shadows (£4.01 each):

Glow – This was in my project pan 2017 but it just clings to dry patches and creases on the lid.

La la – It is a beautiful shade but it just doesn’t suit me. I really struggle to wear coppery and very warm orangey bronze shadows.

Cornelious – This would be a great transition shade but the formula just doesn’t like being blended into the crease. Therefore, I am going to pass it on to a friend who could pull off wearing it all over the lid.

Kaepop collection shade ‘Beverly’ – As the shade is so dark, and because of the formula it made it difficult to blend without giving a black eye effect.

Cricket – This is untouched as I own another one of this shade. As it isn’t a shade I would run out of fast, I don’t need two of them.

Cuddle Buddy – I used to wear pink eyeshadow a lot but I don’t really like to wear the darker pink shimmer shades anymore. This is too bold a pink shimmer for me to pull off.

That is it for this post. The next blog post, coming very soon, is my October empties. Yes I know they are very late this month. The latest totals are 190 items at a retail value of £921.24.

Until the next time,

Lauren x

Decluttering my collection round 2 part 1

Hey everyone,

I decided to make this post rather than another decluttering by brand one, as I am having problems locating the photos for the rest of that series which is frustrating. However I just really wanted to get another post out for you guys.

Every item in this post has either been binned or kept for back to MAC purposes. This is because these products have either expired or it isn’t hygienic to pass on to others.

Lets declutter!

Getting into the products the first item that I decided to throw out is the Too Faced Better than sex waterproof mascara. I purchased this from a Sephora in Rome as I only have one other waterproof mascara. This just did nothing for my lashes. I used it multiple times and the formula is so dry that it just feels like I am using a really old mascara (£9.00)

Secondly, the Smashbox photo finish lash primer (£3.75). This is quite a good product in terms of the length and separation it gives the lashes, but I am decluttering this as it is old and I prefer lash primers that aren’t white.

The final product in the photo below is the Collection lasting perfection concealer in the shade 1 fair. It is great for covering blemishes but not something I would use on the under eye area. This was basically empty so I just decided to declutter it. (£4.19)

The second photo shows all the lip products that I am disposing of. The MAC Toledo Collection lipglass in Oxblood (£14.00) and the Colourpop ultra matte lip in Times Square (£4.57) are both in my project pan 2017. However, the Colourpop one has to be tossed and the MAC one will be back to MAC’d since these have clearly expired. By that I am referring to the formula and scent changing massively.

The Colourpop ultra matte lip mini in Bianca (FREE) will also be tossed as it has expired as well. Finally, the MAC prolong wear lipstick in Unlimited will be back to MAC’d as I never wear this shade and it is well on its way to expiring. (£16.00)

Below are the two drugstore blushes that I am getting rid of: the honey queen honeycomb blusher by W7 (£5.95) and The Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in ‘Rose Gold lights’ (£3.00). The W7 item is just really old, when swirled together it is a really pretty natural shade that reminds me of Benefits Sugarbomb box blush. The Makeup Revolution product I bought to use as a blush before I realised that, to be honest it looks like a vagina. How did no one at the company realise that? Besides that it is just not the right shade for me.

Mario Badescu enzyme cleansing gel (FREE) – From the times I have used this I have determined that this is clearly for oily skin. Therefore, this doesn’t work with my dry skin.

High lights by Technic is well known for being a budget dupe for the Benefit Cosmetics High Beam. I have owned this for a very long time and I have decided it is time to part ways. Given the applicator as well, I have deemed it no longer sanitary to use. (£2.00)

ELF liquid highlighter in illuminating (£5.00). This has so much oil in it, its so gross. The pigment is almost separated from the oil, no matter how much you shake it and it has no pigment at all. Therefore this is definitely being trashed.

The two blushes that are going back to MAC are a pressed powder one in Well dressed (£15.00) and a mineralized one in Just a Wisp (£21.00). I used the old pricing from when I bought these, yes that is how long ago I bought these. Well dressed is so so old that it needs to go and Just a Wisp is getting quite old and the shade just doesn’t suit me.

The first of the final three products is the NYX Tinted Brow Mascara in Espresso. I really enjoyed this. The shade suits me well, the brush applies the product evenly and its affordable. This is only going because it has dried out. (£6.00)

Secondly is the Kiko SMART Eye pencil in 811 (£1.20). The shade is pretty but it doesn’t glide on easily enough, so you have to keep going back to create a smooth line and this can irritate your lids.

The final item is an Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel mini (FREE). This product has dried out and therefore will be tossed. Although, I have another mini in my collection.

That concludes decluttering my makeup collection round 2 part 1. I hope you all enjoyed it. Please like this post and follow my blog before you leave.

The items in this post bring my empties totals for 2017 to 176 items at a retail value of £839.13! This means that I have done more than last year! I am now super excited to see what the finals totals are for this year.

Until the next time,

Lauren x

September empties (15 items) !Updated!

Hey everyone,

I have been lagging behind with posts due to a law exam, which thankfully I passed, however I am now faced with a new dilemma. I just did another massive declutter of my makeup collection, including some of the items from my project pan that clearly expired, even though I have yet to get through even half of my previous declutter here on my blog. Not sure how to tackle this, so let me know if you have any ideas.

Empties:

MAC Fix + (£18.00): Fix + is a staple in many beauty addicts collections and I can’t disagree with the pros expressed by so many in the beauty community. It’s such a classic product and I am sad that I ran out of it. I have tried alternatives to intensify the pigment of certain shadows but nothing works quite like this. I will definitely be picking up another bottle soon.

Benefit cosmetics Roller Lash mascara (£20.50): This is a favourite mascara of mine and I am so sad that I have to go and repurchase this one. It is strange that I really didn’t like this product in the beginning but now I can’t imagine my collection without it.

AVON nature Apple Blossom shower gel (99p): This is the last bottle of this shower gel that I had and it has been discontinued, therefore I cannot repurchase it.

No7 Quick Thinking Wipes (£2.00): These are my favourite makeup wipes and any time I have a money off voucher I always repurchase these. They are gentle on the skin, remove all traces of makeup and I highly recommend them.

Avene Thermal Spring Water 150ml (£10.00): I got this originally to help with my eczema but it did nothing and I just ended up using it to cool down during the summer. Therefore, I see no point in purchasing this expensive water again.

Sephora Lotus face mask (£4.81): I picked this up during my trip to Rome, I picked up two other types to try out as well, and I did enjoy this one. However, I found the green tea version to be more effective at achieving what it said on the packet. Even though I have dry skin I did prefer the green tea one (for mattifying), I just expected for my skin to feel more hydrated than it did after using this one. Therefore, I wouldn’t pick this up again.

Rimmel London Volume Colourist mascara (FREE): This was a good mascara and I do feel that it did tint my lashes a little. However, it was a little too scratchy against my upper lash line to justify repurchasing it. It may seem very picky but there are other mascaras I like that don’t have an uncomfortable application.

Nivea Invisible for black & white antiperspirant (£1.29): I only got this to take with me travelling but I didn’t take it with me in the end because it really didn’t work for me. Deodorants are such a personal preference and I won’t be repurchasing this one.

L.A Girl Pro conceal in porcelain (£4.00): The concealer itself I really enjoy for the under eye area, as the shade gives a very natural look yet it covers all that I want. However the packaging is really annoying, especially when you are getting a bit low. It just becomes really difficult to dispense the product and the brush tip applicator becomes gross after a while. However, I enjoy the concealer and the price enough that I have already purchased another one.

Benefit cosmetics Boi ing brightening concealer no.1 sample (FREE): This shade works really well as an under eye corrector for me. I will definitely be picking up the full size of this as it requires me to use much less concealer afterwards.

AVON Advance Techniques Absolute Perfection conditioner (£3.99): This was just an okay product for me. I don’t have anything bad to say about it but it didn’t wow me either. Therefore, I won’t be picking this up again.


Tesco everyday value cotton wool pads (£1.00): You guys know I only ever use cotton pads that are not from Primark when my Primark ones run out and I can’t get my hands on them any time soon. Therefore, these were for convenience use only.

Biore deep cleansing pore strips Limited Edition (£8.99): These are no where near as good as the charcoal pore strips. The charcoal ones are the only ones from the Biore range that I recommend but I do recommend those ones highly. I will not be purchasing these ones again.

Gillette Venus & Olay 6 razor heads (£20.49): These are the current razors that I use. Not very exciting but these are the best ones I have used so far.

I completely forgot that I updated my decluttering by brand post 1, by adding content mentioning that I was decluttering my Stila mini liquid lipstick in Perla. This was supposed to be included in this post’s totals originally, so I have edited the figures below to include that item now. (1 item and £6.00)

That brings the total number of items to 159 with a retail value of £728.47!

Until the next time,

Lauren x

August empties (9 items)

Hey everyone,

I recently got back from a week long trip to Rome and I finished quite a few items whilst I was there. I posted photos of these and reviews on my Instagram: Charles Worthington Strength and repair shampoo and conditioner, Neutrogena make-up remover wipes, Tarte brighter days highlighting moisturiser, MAC Natural Radiance primer in yellow (sample), Benefit Porefessional primer (sample) and AVON moisturising sun lotion SPF 50. This brought my empties up to 135 items at £560.64. For more information please see my Instagram: @teenbeautylife


Garnier Micellar Cleansing water 700ml £7.99 – I got this super large size bottle when it was on sale and it has lasted me a long time. This isn’t my favourite product but I will probably repurchase it from an affordability perspective.

Lush Jackie Oates colour supplement £10.49 – This is being binned as it has expired. This product can either be used on its own or, the way I preferred to use it, mixed with moisturiser to make your own tinted moisturiser. It didn’t last well on the skin through out the day and your face just smells of oats. I will not be repurchasing this.


Beauty Blender solid cleanser £14.00 – This is the best brush cleaner I have ever used and I have already repurchased it. It leaves your brushes looking new again and it makes the cleaning process super quick.

Beauty Blender £16.00 – This product applies base makeup flawlessly and I will always repurchase it. This one was the light pink shade, which I will not repurchase as it lost all its colour within the first few washes and didn’t last as long as the original dark pink one. Currently I am using the white and pink marble beauty blender that was launched recently, and I am really enjoying it.


Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre £13.00 – This is a super thick cream moisturiser that is amazing for my dry skin. Therefore, I am going to purchase the big size of it when I am next at Boots.

Sephora Green Tea face mask FREE – My best friend bought this for me when she went on her trip across Europe and I really enjoyed it. The sheet fits the face well and doesn’t move around once in place. There is plenty of serum in the sachet and it leaves the skin mattified without feeling stripped. I purchased another one of these when I went to Rome recently.


Benefit Air Patrol BB cream eyelid primer sample FREE – I am definitely going to purchase the full size of this product. It cancelled out all discolouration on my eyelids, keep my shadow on all day and my shadows didn’t crease either. The applicator on the full size means you can apply it directly to your lids as well as being gentle on the skin. If you are looking for a new lid primer, especially one that has colour to it, I highly recommend air patrol by Benefit.

Benefit Firm it up! eye serum sample FREE – This tightened the under eye area, not in an uncomfortable way, and hydrated them which made concealer application easier. If you are looking for an eye serum I would definitely check this one out; ask for a sample at the counter.

Tarte Rainforest of the sea marine boosting mist 30ml £4.29 – This didn’t do much of anything for my skin and therefore I will not be purchasing the full size. You apply this product before your moisturiser and it is supposed to increase your skin’s hydration. However, I saw no difference to before it was included in my routine.

This brings the empties total to 144 items and £626.41!

Until the next time,

Lauren x