Rediscovering Beauty Faves #2

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


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Continuing with my little quest to buy less makeup and use up what I have got, once again I delved into my collection and started using some old faves during the month of December. I have set myself a few little goals to completely finish a select number of makeup items during 2013. I know some people are doing complete spending bans for x amount of days. However I would rather just set myself this challenge to use up what I have, putting the label 'spending ban' on it may be a curse. I also want this to continue throughout the year, not just for a set period of days. Being someone who doesn't really finish anything cosmetics wise, this could be a bit of a challenge but It's something that I feel I need to do. Afterall I only have one face, do I really need 18 blushers? 

After using the body shop shimmer cubes during November, I decided to switch it up and give my Naked palette a bit of attention. I'll admit I havent really touched the darker shades in this palette but Naked and Buck have been my eyeshadows of choice for to day to day wear. A quick swash of colour over the lid and some eyeliner and I am done! For the days where I had time or wanted to make a bit more of an effort I used Sidecar or halfbaked over my Bourjois Intense shadow in Noir Fusain #10. By doing so I achieve a really dark smokey eye with that slight hint of shimmer. Honestly if you haven't tried those two shades from the Naked palette over a matte black, I suggest you do, stat.  To go alongside this smokey eye look, I found myself reaching for a pencil eyeliner to go along my waterline. This Inka pencil in Black Caviar  came from a beauty box, possibly Glossybox. It's a really intense black which lasts well on my waterline, and can be used along the top lash smudged a little which is something I do if I really want to go all out on the smokey eye!

After Charli informing me that she eventually hit pan on her beloved Bourjois chocolate bronzer, I decided to dig mine out and try and follow suit. At one point this was the only bronzer I owned, I now have about 5 others sitting side by side in my storage. Finishing at least one would be nice! I think a lot of people own this bronzer, if not I'm sure you would have swatched it. It's such an affordable cult product within the blogging community!

When my beloved Alien by Thierry Mugler ran out I dug out one of my very old favourites. This particular scent; Lacoste Touch of Pink, will be one I will purchase over and over again. It is the perfume I started wearing when Tom and I first got together, just smelling it brings back so many old memories, particularly in our first year or so of dating. Even Tom recognises it as a 'Leanne Scent' :-)


Much love

41 comments:

  1. I'm trying to use up some of my older products too, I have so many and I'm probably going to move back in with my mum after uni in 6 months (cry cry) so I really need to make my collection smaller!

    I really want the Bourjois bronzer, I've swatched it before but never bought it. It's beautiful!

    http://www.danielleyc.com

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  2. I'm trying to use some products i neglect too, i've always wanted to try that chocolate bronzer!


    Sophierosehearts x

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  3. Oh that bronzer looks lovely!
    http://onewaybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. It really is! I don't know why I stopped using it! xx

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  5. I think everyones going on a bit of a using up stage for the start of 2013! xx

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  6. It is lovely but don't buy it if you already have a bronzer! Its a slippery slope! haha. Hence why I'm trying to use stuff up rather than buy more! Good luck with downsizing your collection! x x

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  7. lovely post, your photos are beautiful! I like the bourjois bronzer but i always forget to use it, might pop it in my make up bag this week :) Happy New Year xx

    http://elsie-bells.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. i love the Lacoste perfume, I got one for Christmas this year. :)

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  9. I'm also trying not to put myself on spending bans for X amount of days, but just like you - rather use up the products I have sensibly. :) X

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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  10. I absolutely LOVE this idea! I was thinking of starting a spending ban but this is such a great idea, a much less scary way of doing it. I can't remember the last time I actually finished an item of makeup so this is something I'm going to be doing for sure.

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  11. This is such a good idea... i dont think i could stick to a spending ban- i have no willpower! However i do have so much makeup that never gets used through constantly buying new products, so using them up would give me more room in my draws and make me spend less money... perfect idea :)

    http://insidethesecretcloset.blogspot.com

    x

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  12. This is a great idea, however I own far too much make up I can't see myself ever hitting pan! I think I could do it if I worked hard at using up my Colour Tattoo; with my higher end products I think I'd be reluctant to have to go out and replace them.


    On another note, in all honesty I feel like the Naked palettes were a bit of a waste of money. The quality of the shadows is lovely but I just don't get enough wear out of them :( x

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  13. I really need to try and use up more of my makeup, definitely need to put myself on a spending ban!! X

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  14. Thank you! :-)
    I know its easy to forget stuff when you have such a wide selection of products! Happy new year to you too! xx

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  15. I always repurchase it when I run out! Its so nice! xx

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  16. Exactly. Giving it a title like that will make me 'cave' and buy things. By doing it this way I am just rediscovering old items and trying to finish them up! xx

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  17. Oh Im glad you will be doing it too. It was such a fab feeling to hit pan on a couple of products during December too, so they idea of completely finishing some is also exciting! - Does that make me sad, being excited about finishing some makeup? haha xx

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  18. It's a good way of doing it, You're just making a effort not to get stuck in a makeup rut by rotating the products you use! It feels like new makeup anyway when you start using items that you havent used in ages! xx

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  19. I didnt think I would ever hit pan, but I did on 3 products in December! Now I cant wait to actually completely finish them! -Heading in the right direction!

    I hardly touch the darker shades in this palette, I cant believe some people own naked 1 & 2. I dont think I would ever finish them! xx

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  20. I think the naked palette will always be a go-back to beauty favourite for me! Its so beautiful and when i rediscover it i wonder whatever happened to make me forget haha! xx

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  21. My naked palette is definitely an all time favourite for me and something I go back to over and over! I really do need to start using up some products up too though I have so many that I forget about x

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  22. Touch of Pink is one of my favourites too, it has good memories and I always go back to it :) lovely post! x

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  23. I used to love the Bourjois bronzer too, I love that its matte and fairly easy to apply/blend. Gonna dig it out!

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  24. I love my naked palette too! I kind of forget about it every once in a while, but i always come back to it!

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  25. Been meaning to try that bronzer for ages!!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. That's such a great plan to use up old products rather than buying new ones, I am such a sucker for advertising so always have way more products than I need. haha thats so funny, I used to love Lacoste Pink although haven't bought any for ages and my bf called it the Lianne scent too :-). Just came across your blog and think its fab so following now.
    Lianne x
    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  27. Oh I love the Chocolate bronzer, it is fabby. Must dig out the Inika and give it a go..it is languishing in my eyeliner box

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  28. This is such a great post, I'm on a bit of a mission to use up some products this year! I have so many concealers with a little bit left and it's a bit silly haha! xo

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  29. I love the naked palette :) great picks x

    underbluelights.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Haha I think Im the same with all my eyeshadow palettes! xx

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  31. Thanks Kate! It is a fab perfume isnt it! x x

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  32. Yes dig it out and start using it again! xx

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  33. It feels like new makeup when I dont use something for a while and then find it in my stash again! xx

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  34. It is lovely, and affordable! LASTS FOREVER! xx

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  35. Thank you for following Lianne! I know I get sucked into the advertising too. doesnt help that I read so many blogs too! This year will be the year of finishing makeup products! xx

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  36. Yes dig it out! I've been loving using mine! xx

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  37. I actually only have the one concealer! Which I am pretty proud of. I always repurchase the same one when I finish (collection 2000) It's just the mutliple blushers/bronzers and lip products I need to worry about! xx

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  38. Good luck with using up your products :) I don't tend to buy make-up unless I need something new, so I'm always fascinated by the amount of make-up that other people have!! I let my blusher run right out and have days without any before my new one arrives!! I love it when a scent becomes 'yours' :) it's great to find a scent that suits you so much that you just keep on buying it and wearing it x

    http://teathreesugars.blogspot.com/

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  39. I love Boujois bronzer! It smells so good and doesn't leave you orange either. I used to wear Lacoste Touch of Pink all the time too! Great post xx


    www.vanity-dollhouse.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. I love Lacoste - Touch of pink. It's one of my favs of all time perfumes! I'm out though and I hate buying perfume, especially when I have so many! I recently got my Naked 2 back out and gave it some use too.. misplaced it for quite a while!

    Lizzums x
    http://benebelle.com

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