Empties Empties Empties

Although the weather is pretty awful here in the UK, especially for those poor people where there has been flooding over the past couple of weeks there has been the odd blue sky and spot of sunshine where I live.  This combined with rooting around in my make-up collection has inspired today’s post featuring products that I recently re-discovered. I love it when that happens because in a strange way it feels like you’ve just purchased them and they are brand new again. Here are the re-discovered products I have been loving:

Maybelline The Falsies // Link

When I first bought this mascara last year it was because I gave into the hype around it. The Falsies seemed to pop up on every blog and You Tube channel I followed so I eventually gave in and bought it.  If I’m honest when I first got it I wasn’t a fan at all.  I found it to be very thick and clumpy and after just a few uses it ended up in the bottom of my make-up drawer to be completely forgotten about until the last month.  I’m not sure what made me try it again but this time when using it I decided to scrape the excess product off before using it and it turns out when you do this, The Falsies is amazing! It separates my lashes beautifully, my eyes look defined, my lashes full and lengthened and overall I’ve been very impressed.  It’s a shame to have to scrape the product off first but this isn’t something new to me as I also have to do this with my YSL Shocking Mascara.  I never thought I’d say it but I’m converted and love this mascara, I’m so glad I gave it a second chance.

Barry M Gelly Nail Paints // Link

I love Barry M nail polishes but as I mostly have only bright colours suitable for Spring and Summer they have been a little un-loved over the past few months.  This all changed a few weeks ago when I began mixing up my nail polishes as I was getting a little bored of my dark shades and berry tones.  My favourite of all the polishes in the Barry M range are the gel polishes and it’s so nice to be using them again, even if it is a little early for these shades!

Soap and Glory Solar Powder // Link

Since discovering Nars Laguna bronzer all the others in my collection haven’t really been looked at until this month when I re-discovered Soap and Glory Solar Powder looking a bit sorry for itself in my make-up drawer.  After a bit of a tidy up it looked as good as new and I’ve been really enjoying using it again as it makes a change to Laguna.  Solar Powder is a very pretty, wearable shade which gives the skin a natural glow so it’s perfect for me to use with my pasty complexion at the moment.

L’Oreal Glam Shine Lip Glosses // Link

When I was younger I used to wear lip glosses non-stop.  There was never a day that went past without me constantly topping it up and being on the hunt for a new one but as I’ve got older and delved into the world of lip crayons, stains and lipsticks they haven’t had much of a look in.   After re-organising my make-up collection a few weeks ago, however, I found my L’Oreal Glam Shine lip glosses and remembered how lovely they are.  Since, I have been wearing them every day either on their own or over the top of my lipsticks and it’s been really nice to have an added sheen to my lips and re-discover these pretty products.  The wonderful thing about these glosses is the formula because they are not sticky in the slightest so they are very comfortable to wear.. I also love the heart shaped applicator as you get precise yet quick application.

Dior Addict Lip Gloss

The first thing that attracted me to the Dior lip glosses is the beautiful packaging.  They look stunning sitting in the displays with the transparent and silver casings containing sparkly product waiting to be used.  Again, this is a lip gloss which has a lovely formula because it isn’t sticky so it is comfortable to wear and I wore it a lot over the Summer last year when I first bought it.  In the lead up to Spring I can imagine I will also get a lot of use out of it… It’s too pretty to stay in the drawer!

What do you think of my picks? What are your re-discovered products?

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  1. Whats on your tulips
    February 18, 2014 / 8:16 am

    My favorite re-discovered product at the moment is the Revlon Naked foundation which I bought when all the hype was going on. I need to re-discover far more products in order to reduce my stash! x

  2. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    February 18, 2014 / 8:37 am

    The Gel range is amazing. I just wish they could come up with some new colors soon :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  3. kirsty thompson
    February 18, 2014 / 8:54 am

    I love the Barry M Gellys the formula is amazing. Really want to try the Dior lip gloss 🙂

  4. Gem Seren
    February 18, 2014 / 9:00 am

    I love the barry m gel polishes too, green berry is my absolute favorite 🙂
    Gem x Gem Seren Blog

  5. Heather McKnight
    February 18, 2014 / 10:59 am

    Great post – definitely some of my favourites here, and this reminds me I probably should go sort through my stash and rekindle my love for a few products…

  6. daisy walters
    February 18, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    Ah I used to LOVE falsies!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  7. Kimberley Johnson
    February 18, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    It's so good! X

  8. Kimberley Johnson
    February 18, 2014 / 6:24 pm

    Green Berry is a pretty shade! I can pick a fave.. It's too hard! X

  9. Zoe Archer
    February 18, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    You have some great picks. My recent finds in my make up Stash has been the Too Faced natural eye palette, a forgotten gem, and OPI Lincoln Park After Dark nail polish.

  10. Eve G
    February 18, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    the falsies is definitely is on the top of my wishlist! everyone just seem to love it and I really want to try it myself. barry m gelly polishes are also up there, sadly it's not available where I live. well, maybe one day?!
    lovely post, I'm inlove with your pictures ♥

    Eve x |

  11. Claudia C.
    February 18, 2014 / 9:22 pm

    I also used this mascara, but recently I replaced it with L'oreal Million Lashes. Btw, these nail polishes look amazing 🙂

  12. Gwen
    February 19, 2014 / 5:48 am

    I really wasn't a big fan of the Falsies mascara either and it has been sitting at the bottom of my makeup bag, but I'll try wiping off the excess product and giving it another go. Thanks for the tip!


  13. Kimberley Johnson
    February 19, 2014 / 7:56 am

    No problem! Hope it works well for you x

  14. Kimberley Johnson
    February 19, 2014 / 7:57 am

    I've heard L'Oreal mascara's are really good but I haven't tried any before. I hope you're enjoying it!

    Thanks, the polishes are lovely! X

  15. Kimberley Johnson
    February 19, 2014 / 7:58 am

    I really need to try that foundation.. I keep hearing people say good things about it! X

  16. Kimberley Johnson
    February 19, 2014 / 7:59 am

    I agree, a bigger colour range would be amazing! Especially some pastel tones! X

  17. Kimberley Johnson
    February 19, 2014 / 8:00 am

    The formula is great! So shiny and they last for ages without chipping!

    The Dior lip gloss is very pretty! I will be doing a blog post on it in the near future x

  18. Kimberley Johnson
    February 19, 2014 / 8:02 am

    Thank you! Those are two equally lovely finds! X

  19. Kimberley Johnson
    February 19, 2014 / 9:06 am

    Thank you for your lovely comment Eve, I'm really glad you like my pictures!

    The Falsies is really good if you wipe the excess product, otherwise I find it a little clumpy. It's a shame you can't get the Barry M polishes where you live 🙁 hopefully one day! X

  20. Kimberley Johnson
    February 19, 2014 / 9:08 am

    Thank you! It's always great looking through your collection and finding products you've forgotten about x

  21. Jen27
    February 20, 2014 / 2:43 am

    Always fun to re-discover goodies in your stash. Loving the Barry M. nail polishes- so wish we could get the brand here in Canada! xo


  22. Kimberley Johnson
    February 20, 2014 / 7:39 am

    Hi Jen! It's such a shame they don't do the gelly polishes in Canada, fingers crossed they will soon! X

  23. Holly Bee
    February 21, 2014 / 10:56 am

    Love those nail varnish colours (:

  24. Visceral Maze
    February 22, 2014 / 4:13 am

    I remember glam gloss being really lovely. My gave me one when she used to live in the UK. I could not find them in the US. I am using the infallible lip glosses and they are pretty good.

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