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Hello Lovelies, how are you all? As I’m writing this blog post it looks like a beautiful Spring day outside which really makes a refreshing change from the dull grey skies and rain we haven’t been getting lately.  The sky is a beautiful bright blue, the sun in shining and everything looks bright and green.  It makes me really want Summer to arrive soon so the temperature also warms up and I can start working on that tan I love so much.. I’m fed up of sporting the pasty look!

Today’s blog post is all about products I have used up and isn’t something that features on my blog very often.  This isn’t because I don’t use up products but instead because I am awful and remembering to save them when I have! This time around I managed to though, so without further ado let me introduce the products I have recently used up and my thoughts on each of them.

Chanel Vital Lumiere Aqua // Review // Link

I have used up not one but two of these foundations over the past few months and this is a product I would definitely purchase over and over again.  Vital Lumiere Aqua is my all time favourite foundation because it provides light coverage, blends well, is long lasting and looks very natural.  The bottles are also really misleading because they last a lot longer than you think.  I’ve re-purchased this twice when I thought I was nearing the bottle but in fact there were many more applications left in it which is good because this is an expensive product at £32.00

Nars Laguna Bronzer // Review // Link

  It was a sad day when I hit pan on Nars Laguna and not long after I had used up the whole product.  This is most definitely my favourite bronzer at the moment and although it is expensive at £26.00 I would definitely re-purchase it (in fact I already have!).  Laguna is a beautiful easy to wear shade whether you are pale or have a deeper olive complexion and is blends beautifully onto the skin.  I love that this bronzer gives a really natural glow to the skin and as the powder is very fine and light it doesn’t ever look cakey or streaky. Nars Laguna is well known in the world of beauty and is often called a cult product which I definitely think it deserves.

Benefit Erase Paste // Review // Link

Benefit is a make-up brand a really love and the first ever product I got from there was the Benefit Erase Paste.  One of my colleagues at work kindly bought me this is a gift and I’ve been hooked ever since.  This tiny pot contains a thick, creamy concealer that works perfectly to cover blemishes as well as under eye circles and I would definitely re-purchase it.  Surprisingly this little pot has lasted me at least a year if not longer so even though it may been seen as a little pricey at £19.50 it has lasted me an awful long time! Erase Paste is also one of those concealers that applies beautifully whether you use your fingers or a brush but I prefer the latter as it is more hygienic.

Benefit Porefessional // Review // Link

Porefessional is not only a primer which is great for making your skin tone look more even but at looks makes your make-up last longer and reduce the size of pores.  The primer unlike so many others on the market is nude rather than a transparent gel and it can also be worn over foundation as well as under it.  I’ve seen people give mixed reviews of Porefessional so if you want to try it I would definitely suggest getting a sample size first but personally I love it as it works very well with my combination skin and Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. I’ve already re-purchased this product in the biggest size available!

Clinque Super Defense Moisturiser // Review // Link

When I first purchased this Clinique moisturiser I really loved it and have gone through two pots but recently I noticed my face felt sore or irritated after using it.  I’ve felt this a little in the past on rare occasions but I didn’t realise it was this moisturiser until it got much worse recently so I’ve had to stop using it. I’m almost at the end of my last pot and the small bit I will give to my mum to try  but needless to say due to the allergic reaction I seem to be having when I use this product I will not be repurchasing it. I’m disappointed because it hydrated my skin really well.

VO5 Heat Defense Spray // Review // Link

I have long naturally curly hair which I often use heat on to style.  Almost on a daily basis I either use my straightners or curling tongs so my poor hair has to ensure an awful lot so it’s really important that I regulary use a good heat defense spray to try and keep it in the best condition possible.  A product I have used for years and keep going back to is the VO5 Heat Defense Spray because it smells good, lasts a long time, sprays evening overly my hair and most importantly protects my hair without changing it’s texture.  I will definitely re-purchase this product but I’ve been using it for a long time now without trying any others so I am tempted to see what else the market has to offer.

Batiste Dry Shampoo // Review // Link

I’ve been using Batiste dry shampoo for years and my favourite in the huge range they offer is Tropical because the scent is refreshing and reminds me of holidays.  In the past I always would have said I would re-purchase this product without a second thought but the last canister I bought which was especially for brunette hair was faulty so I couldn’t use it. I tried to get a refund but  Superdrug where I bought the product were extremely un-helpful as were Batiste themselves so unfortunately that experience has put me off re-purchasing.  I’m not going to say I will never go back to using this dry shampoo but for the time being I’m definitely going to try out some other brands. Are there any you would recommend?

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  1. Jen27
    February 16, 2014 / 2:40 pm

    Ooh, so many great empties! You've inspired me to use my Vitalumiere Aqua sometime soon and you're tempting me with the Erase Paste! xo



  2. Laura Chapman
    February 16, 2014 / 2:41 pm

    I'm currently using the L'Oreal Elnett heat protectant spray which sounds similar to the V05 one – it protects my hair but doesn't add any hold or crispness which I hate. I might try the V05 one next time though as I'm not a huge fan of the smell with the L'Oreal one.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  3. Michelle Louie
    February 16, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    I've never actually finished a bronzer or blush yet… But I kind of fear doing it because they are so expensive to repurchase! :p and that Chanel foundation sounds great! I need something more natural for my dry skin

  4. Michelle Louie
    February 16, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    I've never actually finished a bronzer or blush yet… But I kind of fear doing it because they are so expensive to repurchase! :p and that Chanel foundation sounds great! I need something more natural for my dry skin

  5. Beautykinguk
    February 16, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    Now i know why we have a carrier bag full if empties in the bathroom!

  6. beautyqueenuk
    February 16, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    I must go and swatch this amazing foundation x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  7. Lucy Cole
    February 16, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    Love these kind of posts. I NEED to get my hands on Nars Laguna!Xx

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Style and Beauty Blog

  8. umbrellamonday
    February 16, 2014 / 10:34 pm

    I love that chanel foundation, is one of my favs

  9. casuallyawkward
    February 17, 2014 / 1:43 am

    I just purchased Benefit's Porefessional and it's my go to primer now. Can't live without it anymore!

  10. Celina
    February 17, 2014 / 3:25 am

    I don't use bronzer often but I love Laguna! It's just so easy to work with, like most NARS products!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  11. Novarellie
    February 17, 2014 / 6:59 am

    Great post! Love it! I use chanel foundation as well it is my absolute favourite! 🙂


  12. Kimberley Johnson
    February 17, 2014 / 7:38 am

    It's amazing! X

  13. Kimberley Johnson
    February 17, 2014 / 8:00 am

    Thank you! They are both great products! I'm really missing the Erase Paste because I haven't replaced it yet 🙁 x

  14. Kimberley Johnson
    February 17, 2014 / 8:01 am

    I hope you like the V05 one! I will avoid the L'Oreal one if it doesn't smell so good! X

  15. Kimberley Johnson
    February 17, 2014 / 8:02 am

    Thanks so much! I'm glad you like the Chanel foundation too! X

  16. Kimberley Johnson
    February 17, 2014 / 8:03 am

    Nars products are amazing! Glad to hear you like Laguna too 🙂 x

  17. Kimberley Johnson
    February 17, 2014 / 8:03 am

    Yes, do it! We need a trip to Debenhams soon! X

  18. Kimberley Johnson
    February 17, 2014 / 8:04 am

    Haha Rachel is much more organised than me with them!

  19. Gwen
    February 18, 2014 / 12:58 am

    I haven't actually finished a product yet, but I've heard so many things about the V05 Heat Defense Spray and the Batise Dry shampoo that I'm tempted to try!

  20. Kimberley Johnson
    February 18, 2014 / 8:06 am

    I hope you like them! I would definitely recommend the V05 Heat spray. I've been using it for years! X

  21. sassysapperstein
    February 25, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    I recently purchased that same Chanel foundation not too long ago! I am loving it but sometimes when I squeeze some of the product out clear liquid, like water comes out first. Did this ever happen to you?

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