Saturday, 31 August 2013

The Repurchases

Being a beauty blogger, it's not all that often that I repurchase a particular product. With so many new things to try always popping up, you know that something must be pretty damn good to go for seconds, or in some cases thirds. Recently I found myself repurchasing a couple of my favourites so though I'd share them with you, take this as a sign that they are pretty fab!

First let's address the most expensive of the bunch, my much loved Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm. At $60 for 100ml it is by no means cheap BUT, it's skincare, and pretty damn good skincare at that. I'm a firm believer in cleanser being the heart of a good skincare routine and this one really works for me. The thought of an oily balm on my already oily skin would have made me run a mile a year back, but since religiously reading Caroline Hiron's blog, my mindset could not have changed more. This balm leaves my skin feeling clean, smooth, plumped and hydrated. I did experiment with a few other cleansers during my time with EH but this did not please my problem skin and led to a mass breakout, lovely. I went straight back to EH and it helped calm down those angry pimples, so of course I had to repurchase. If $60 still sounds like too much, think about it this way; one tub lasted me about 6 months with almost constant morning and night use. That works out to just $10 a month, most of us spend more than that on our phone bill! Get your priorities straight gal (or guy)! Oh and Feel Unique currently has 15% off!

Since we're on the subject of skincare I'll continue on with La Roche Posay's Effaclar Duo. I did a whole post on this that you can check out here, but in summary I was using this daily, didn't think it was doing anything so stopped using it. Not a good move. My skin cried and begged for it back.. well not exactly but it did breakout. Anyone else notice that my skin seems to hate change? I was getting towards the end of my first tube so when Priceline had their 40% off skincare sale, I quickly repurchased. By no means is my skin perfect when I use this, but it definitely is better.

Next up is my Carmex lip balm. Now I didn't exactly run out before making this repurchase, it went missing (I swear it's at my boyfriend's house somewhere but he insists it isn't) and I started to miss it. I originally had the original scented/flavoured one but got the cherry one this time to mix things up a bit, exciting eh? I love this lip balm as it's super nourishing but not too thick for day time wear, unlike my Nuxe Reve De Miel. It's cheap, works well and the cherry scent is yummy.

My final repurchase is Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder. I believe this is my third one of these and they really are amazing. I like to use a powder over my foundation to help keep oily patched at bay throughout the day and this one works a charm. I have the shade transparent so it doesn't add any coverage, just keeps things matte. It never looks cakey or powdery and it's a bargain at only $7 from ASOS.

What bits from your beauty stash do you always find yourself repurchasing?


  1. I agree with you about repurchases... there are just so many things to try! Most of the repurchases are skin care products just because I start to trust them and I agree with skin not liking change.

  2. LRP is totally worth repurchasing xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  3. I have repurchased the Effaclar Duo about 5 times now, it's so amazing! I also really love that powder, I'm on my first one now but I will definitely repurchase xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  4. Carmex is an essential for me, especially with winter just around the corner! I really need to try the EH cleanser, everyone is raving about it! x

  5. AllTheGoodStuff LJ6 September 2013 at 08:09

    I just bought the emma hardie cleansing balm! I finally caved when I saw there was an added 10 % off, can't wait to start using it :)


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