Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Past posts revisited: Beauty Bits

As part of the revamp of my blog, I thought it'd be a fun idea to revisit some old posts and see how much I've changed over the years. Not only will it make it easier for me to think of things to write about (lol!), but they'll also hopefully be interesting for everyone else to read too. And first up is this post which originally featured here back in September 2009. Am I still using the same products as I was then? Have I stayed faithful to my old favourites or have I embarked on a fling with something new and exciting? Well, here are the answers:

What I'm using at the Moment:

Shampoo: Tresemme Luxurious Moisture and Dove Colour Radiance (I'm a great believer in alternating products)
Conditioner: Tresemme Salon Silk and Dove Colour Radiance
Styling Products: Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
Shower Gel: Just like in 2009, I have a number on the go but two I'm showing a lot of love to at the moment are Soap and Glory's Clean on Me and Dove Silk Glow Beauty Care Body Wash
Body Scrub: I love the scent and feel of Soap and Glory's The Breakfast Scrub and I'm also trying to use up my Naturals body scrub, but I still don't use these nearly as often as I should :-(
Bath Products: As we don't have a bath any more, I don't buy any of these for myself but I do try and use my stash up in the shower when I remember (which isn't very often!)
Deodorant: Soft and Gentle Wild Rose and Vanilla Roll On
Body Moisturiser: The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter
Fake Tan: Don't use
Cleanser: Lacura Creamy Face Wash (for sensitive skin)
Facial Moisturiser: Lacura Shimmering Day Cream
Facial Exfoliator: Soap and Glory Scrub Your Nose in It
Hand Cream: I alternate between Avon Care Renewing Moisture Restorative Hand Cream (what a mouthful!) and Boots Garden Collection Lavender Hand Lotion

Primer: 17 Photo Flawless Skin Primer
Foundation: Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Cameo
Concealer: Not using at the moment
Powder: Not using
Blusher: Natural Collection Cream Blusher in Naked Glow
Bronzer: 17 Instant Glow Bronzing Pearls in Medium
Highlighter: Don't use
Eyeshadow Base: Not currently using, although I'm tempted to try out the Frontcover Shadowbase I received in a gift set
Eyeshadows: In terms of brand, I adore Frontcover for the choice of shades and their colour payoff but when it comes to shades, my most frequently used are Frosted Almond by Frontcover and Statuesque by 17 at Boots
Eyeliner: I've recently started experimenting with Frontcover Shadowline(a solvent which you mix with any of their eyeshadows or pigments to create your own custom eyeliner)
Eyelash Curlers: Don't use
Mascara: Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Cat Eyes or Soap and Glory Thick and Fast
Lipstick: Bourjois Lovely Brille in Rose Balneaire or 17 Shine On Lipstick in Bon Bon
Lip Gloss: Urban Decay Shot-O-Gloss in Mai Tai
Lip Balm: Visionary Soap Company Peppermint Lip Balm, Dermalogics Lip Care with Aloe Vera or Wilko Fruity Berry Lip Balm
Nail Colour: Haven't used in months but when I do, my most frequently used shade is probably Nails Inc in Instyle Mink

So have I changed? Well in some ways, no. There are still some products I'm using two and a half years on (scrunching jelly and foundation to name two), and I still love to alternate the brands that I use for others. And I'm also still on a mission to reduce my stash of bath foam and body lotion! But then, on the other hand, there are some new brands that I can't imagine not knowing about way back when. I don't know what I'd do without my Frontcover eyeshadows and Soap and Glory has rapidly become one of my brands of choice. And I'm also experimenting with new products. Primer or eyeliner anyone? Who knows where I'll be in another couple of years!

And that's pretty much it, hope you've enjoyed this little glimpse into my beauty bits and if there's any products you'd like more information/a review on or pictures of, please let me know, I'm always happy to help! But now how about you? What products are you using at the moment and which are your faves? I invite you all to tag along and join in this survey, I'd love to hear from you :-)

'Til next time...


  1. Now that I think of it, I don't use many products at all anymore. I was so broke for so long that I'm really in the habit of using whatever is available & cheapest. I think I'll have to start experimenting again!

    1. I know what you mean, and to be honest, a fair few of the products I'm using are either things that have been bought for me or old products that I'm trying to use up. I'm loath to experiment with expensive things just in case I end up hating them, but I do love trying new products from budget brands :-)