Monday, May 4, 2015

The Repurchased

I've just spent a beautiful afternoon lazing about the house watching Bondi Vet and reading a stack of blog posts, and I have to say it made for a wonderful day indeed! I have a list of my regular reads along the left of my blog >>> and Tiffany from Will Work For Makeup is one of them. She recently posted about the products that she has repurchased (not just the ones she intends to repurchase!) and I thought I'd round up my lot and follow her lead. Great thinkin', Tiffany!

I was initially sent both of these products as PR press samples, and have since bought them a couple of times over with my own dosh - if that's not a good endorsement, I don't know what is! Urban Rituelle 'Cotton Candy' (original posts here and here) is seriously sweet and I keep this purse spray with me all the time nowadays - Mister adores the scent and it sits so nicely on my skin. Something else that sits nicely on me is the Face of Australia Face Base Oil Free Primer  - an affordable primer that has the same ingredients list as the pricy and much loved Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Primer!
Skincare is a tricky one as I am fond of trialling new formulas (typical beauty blogger, right?) but once I find products that really work, I am hard-pressed to veer away from them for good. Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion is the best anti-acne product I've used and I credit it with clearing up my congested forehead; this is my second bottle and I can see myself repurchasing this for years to come to keep congestion at bay. A gentler anti-acne cream is the much lauded La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (this is the updated + version that I find works just as well) which I've burned through many tubes of, and a nice affordable repurchased product is the Garnier Moisture Match Light Softening Cream (Normal-Dry Skin)
I struggled to find repurchased makeup items that weren't foundation/powder which are frequently emptied around these parts. I came up with MAC Painterly Paint Pot which I repurchased in American late last year, and two colour products that I somehow managed to lose and couldn't be without, which subsequently ended in my making a second purchase to replace them. Nars Pure Matte Lipstick 'Carthage' has still yet to resurface but I'm content with my new tube, while my pot of L'Oreal Infallible Shadow 'Tender Caramel' did eventually show up so now I own two of the gorgeous taupe shade. Losing a bunch of beauty products, you say? Gives you a hint as to the state of my beauty room, doesn't it...
What products in your stash have you actually repurchased?
Have you ever lost or misplaced a beauty product before?

*All of these were repurchased by moi, wouldn't you know it. Nothing to disclose! :D


  1. I don't think I repurchase a lot of makeup products.. maybe the ColorStay foundation once before. Skincare and hair care products I have repurchased - lots of Sukin products usually.
    xox Kat @ Katness

  2. So annoying when you lose something and need to replace it! Great favourites :)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  3. I don't think I've ever repurchased a make-up product, lol! I'm definitely swayed by new products all the time so by the time I finish something, I want to try out a different brand or shade. I do have some bodycare favorites though; for example, I always enjoy using The Body Shop Body Butters, and I like trying their different scents. Does that count? ;)

  4. I recently repurchased Effaclar Duo as well (the old version from a L'Oreal warehouse). And lol @ losing stuff in your own room. It's happened to me before but I always find them again so I try not to go out and replace them asap.

  5. i haven't repurchased any makeup except liners lol. i have WAY MORE color cosmetics than i'll ever use lol.

    A Beautiful Zen

  6. Love this post!!! Ok - products that I actually repurchase:

    - Philosophy Purity Made Simple Facial Cleanser (can be used on eye and face in the shower - LOVE)
    - Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (has a SPF15 & keeps my makeup in place!)
    - Napoleon Auto Pilot Radiance Boosting Mask (makes my skin feel fresh and makes my blackheady nose nice and smooth, I use it over moisturiser and under primer before foundation)
    - Bobbi Brown Hydrating eye cream (use it as an eye primer and general eye moisturiser)
    - MAC eye pencil in Buried Treasure (almost black pencil with a little gold shimmer in it)

    Do you find the Face of Australia primer works just as well as the Napoleon primer? My partner just spent a bomb on Napoleon Autopilot primer & serum for herself (which I get to steal, heh), but if you recommend the Face of Australia one I'll suggest she try that when she runs out!

    xox Sarah

  7. The LRP Effaclar Duo is always on my repurchase list too and I adore Tender Caramel, though I'm not sure I will ever get through it!


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