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Friday, July 5, 2013

Beauty Empties | Un

Im a picky eater (I'm all for 'clean' i.e. fruits and veg) and the same thing applies to my beauty preferences. We all know I'm up for a good, high-end makeup musing, or a good peachy pink, but some stand out for more than others. Added to the daily grab and brushed, smudged, to slathered on, I arrive at the dregs (sooner or later) and spur on the 'Products I've Used Up' post to the front of the blog-scheduling pack.

Skincare connoisseur? That's me. And when I find a favorite, I know it's a good 'un. The Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask - a dose of peach scented, über hydrating heaven. During hibernation *read: winter*, I slapped it on daily (thus resulting in an empty tube...travel sized tube). Even before I hit rock bottom, I already had another one hanging around in the stocks so I'd never have to go without its ridiculously amazing properties.

My fearful ways by no means stopped at the overnight mask, but, as soon as I felt the last drops of the Origins Vitazing Moisturizer get squeezed out, I was quick to add another to the cart. I've mowed on about the stuff enough, but it makes a perfect day moisturizer. Although it does contain SPF, I always follow with another (just to be safe). Nevertheless, the added bonus simply adds to the love affair.

As of this week, you know of my fears of the 'Milky Way light shedder' (my words exactly...), so you bet bet your bum that I rarely step foot in the sea. Although I just read an article about how the ocean itself is the best salt spray, I don't care and I rely solely on the Bumble and bumble Surf Spray. Again, I've already repurchased, simply because the beachy, slightly textured, tresses are pretty hard to resist.
As my personal, skincare research progresses, I've configured a mental 'cheat sheet' which assigns a product to cure a certain woe. Although this mostly results in many vicarious diagnosis on trains, planes, or other public areas, it's been most helpful when it comes to my own skin. Bumpy, clogged pores? 
Alpha H Liquid Gold is the prescription. An intense glycolic acid solution makes this twice weekly application a godsend for my texture ridden skin. I haven't clicked the 'add to cart' button on this product, again, quite yet, as I've replaced it with the REN AHA Concentrate, but I'm missing it....and I've spotted others on the subway that need this in their routine.
Last month, I delt the news that I had finished a bottle of the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, and I'm here, again, to say that I've finished another. You'd think that I'd be off to snatch my third, but, in my opinion, it's far too expensive to continue repurchasing, especially since I seem to go through it at the rate of knots. Sayonara Eau de Beauté.

Among multiple things you don't know about me - I'm Lillian, and I'm addicted to washing my hands. I know, not the best of habits, but also not the worst. The only repercussion is dry hands, but, luckily, it can easily be cured with a shed load of hand cream. My recent savior of choice was the Aveda Hand Relief Cream. It's nice smelling (of rosemary and mint) and gets the job done, but it's nothing to rave home about.

Perhaps the empties post containing my most loved products, I've left my scurrying 'I've got to use this up' ways behind and learned to enjoy the products while they last...because they're darn expensive. I guess I've got to place another Sephora order...

8 comments :

  1. My mom has really dey hands and she loves the thick hand cream from Neutrogena that's really cheap!
    The origins intensive drink up mask is amazing! I love how lovely it smells, especially since when you use it in the winter and smell the lovely mango in it, you're just instantly brightened up!

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life

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    1. Ohhh - I'll have to try the Neutrogena one. Thanks!
      xo

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  2. Origins is a brand that I've heard so much about and have been dying to try! I think it's about time!
    xx Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. Origins = heaven. I think I will be popping up a post about the brand soon, so keep an eye for that.
      xo

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  3. Such a great selection of products! No wonder you used them all up. :)
    I still need to get my hands on the Origins products you mentioned in this post. They sound fantastic!
    xx

    Celina | The Celution

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  4. I still haven't tried Alpha H Liquid Gold but everyone swears by it... I'll have to take the plunge and purchase it sometime!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. Ill be popping up a review of it sometime in the next two weeks. Maybe that will help you decide. May the force be with you...
      xo

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