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Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Beauty Products We Don't Use

The Beauty Products We Don't Use

Staring at my little collection of unloved brow products, lipglosses and seldom reached for nail polishes, I think it is time I come clean there are a handful of beauty products I just don't reach for all that often. Do I appreciate great brows, shiny lips and beautifully manicured talons? You can bet your favourite nude lipstick that I do, but some areas of beauty just aren't me. Let me explain...

As far as I am concerned and in regards to my own brows of course, less is more. That's not to say that I don't brush my brows and on some occasions slick on a little brow product - more often than not it is a brow pencil. I like brow pomades, gels and powders but they require a level of patience I don't always have. I buy, try and love eyebrow products frequently and yet they often just gather dust until I have a special occasion. Maybe I should put in more effort or maybe, I should just accept that some of us have slightly more less unkempt brows than others *cough* me *cough*.

The Beauty Products We Don't Use

My real beauty weakness is lip products, one quick slick of colour and my spirits can instantly be lifted. Lipstick is more often than not a cheap yet cheerful product, and most likely the reason I have amassed more than I could possible need or use for that matter. My problem? Buying shades I will never ever use and sometimes under the guise that "it's for the blog" - blue lipstick, various tubes of ruby red and recently a handful of grey shades, all of which I have yet to muster up the confidence to wear. Help me, I'm poor (I hope this reference is not lost on everyone).

Another habit of mine is squireling away sets of false eyelashes reserved for those rare evenings out on the town. The real issue is that I don't actually wear them all that often, sure I'll test out new designs for the blog but I'm often very much relieved to rip them off, and sadly that is often my feelings when getting ready to go out. I apply all my make-up and then ask myself can I really be bothered worrying about false eyelashes pinging off and if mascara will more than suffice.

So there you have it, I'm a hoarder, a hoarder of unloved beauty products that I'm often utterly sure that I'll use and never do. Surely I can't be the only one with such habits?





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15 comments:

  1. I have been trying so hard this year to buy things I am going to use.. after I did a huge clear out I have been focusing on things I need, did a post about saving money last month and it was all based around that. My most unused products tend to be drugstore lipsticks, eyeshadows. I have accepted that I will never have enough nude lipsticks or gold eyeshadows, but I am really trying to think about things before I buy them, nothing worse than realising you have spent money on something you never use :(

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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    1. http://www.makeerinover.co.uk/2016/02/how-to-save-money-still-buy-makeup.html

      ^^ post I refrenced. I try so hard not to impulse buy on stuff I wont use, but sometimes you just need it lol.

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  2. I am trying to use products that I have right now and I rarely buy make-up nowadays! This is because I currently read about make-up expiration, although I don't necessarily follow them because I think make-ups last more than what they say, I still don't want these products to be unused for more than 3 years.


     Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

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  3. I love false lashes and def wear them a lot but i feel you on a lot of other products. my brow pomade drives me nuts so i don't use it often and my nail polish gets neglected too! Great post xx

    Elese | elesedowden.com

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  4. I love false lashes and def wear them a lot but i feel you on a lot of other products. my brow pomade drives me nuts so i don't use it often and my nail polish gets neglected too! Great post xx

    Elese | elesedowden.com

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  5. I'm with you on lashes!!
    I have a whole drawer dedicated to false lashes right now, it's almost embarrassing.
    Gillian  xx  EyelinerFlicks.com

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  6. I have so many beauty products that I haven't used and probably will never use. I have loads of brushes too!! I'm wondering what I should do with them!

    Mel | www.thegossipdarling.com

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  7. I use to love brow zings and I do still have it though I never use it any more x

    Zoe Mountford x

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  8. Totally agree about brows! I have the BrowZings & used it a lot when I first got it, but once I found a tinted gel that worked for me I never used it again. It's just too much work, and I like my brows to look natural anyways.

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  9. I have pretty full brows naturally, so brow products are the one thing I never use

    www.makeupmusicbooks.com

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  10. I'm exactly the same with lip products! I own so many but on a day to day basis I really only wear a lip balm or gloss x

    Wonky Lauren

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  11. I totally agree with you about thicker brow products, I never reach for a pomade on a day to day basis! Great post <3

    Abigail Alice x | Latest The Best Nude Liquid Lipsticks!

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  12. I have so much makeup I don't use, I have to start shopping my stash!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

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  13. I am currently trying to work through the products I have in my collection for just this reason! It is kinda fun to work on using up a product that you wouldnt normally use. For example, working on a bright lipstick. Its fun finding ways to make it work for you (like mixing two lipsticks or adding a gloss).

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  14. I don't wear lipstick often yet I seem to have loads of them! I think I did the same thing - wanting to try out new shades but never being brave enough to wear them xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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