Friday, 16 January 2015

old and new

 When it comes to make-up, I rarely repurchase anything. I like trying new things, and unless there's a product that I know absolutely works for me in the optimum way, I don't see the point in not going for something else instead. After all, there's a plethora of make-up things out there and I do love the excitement of having new stuff on my hands. (Oh, materialism..)

So, when I say I've bought something twice or even more than twice, the chances are that I really love this thing. The Rimmel Stay Matte powder is what I've been using for a few years now. It's definitely not the best powder ever, but as my skin is quite dry and this doesn't make it worse, I've stuck with it. I suppose, I just don't want to spend money on something that might or might not be better and end up not ever using it. But the Soap&Glory Archery Brow Tint & Precision Shaping Pencil is something that I still think is absolutely brilliant. I bought my first one last spring, and despite me using it pretty much daily, it has lasted almost a year. I can see myself trying new eyebrow products sometime in the future, but for now this is the best thing in the world. Seriously.

A couple of new things I've been trying are this Revlon lipstick in Smoked Peach and the Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express mascara. I don't know what it is about beauty products, but they're the only thing that I am really easily influenced to buy. When I see other bloggers/vloggers use or recommend something and like it, if it's in my budget range I'll probably get it. How awful is that (and common as well, I think)? I don't remember who I saw wearing the Smoked Peach first, but now I have it too, and it's really lovely. It's the only nudeish lip colour I own at the moment, and although I'm more of a red/colourful lips kind of girl, I'm really enjoying this as a daily wear to uni &c. Then there's the mascara that I saw on the blog of the stunning Holly. I'm not sure about this yet! I do like it, but can't tell you if I think it's as amazing as a lot of people seem to think it is. Takes me a while getting used to a new mascara, and as the last ones I've had have had a much slimmer bristle brush, which is just very different from this, I don't know how to feel about this yet. I do like the way my lashes look after using the mascara, but I maybe expected more, you know?


Alice Young said...

I have been debating trying the brow archery for ages now, but after reading that yours has lasting for a year, I think I am definitely going to have to pick it up!

The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

Arrow said...

Great post! And photos are amazing!

Vintage Magpies said...

Ooooh I likey that lipstick shade. Super classic & chic!
Sarah-Jane xo //

Gail J said...

I love Revlon products! It's not that expensive yet high quality and I love that! I love nude colours though :)

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

this mascara does wonders!

Laura Mitbrodt said...

I love that mascara

Yasmine M said...

I also don't buy new make-up very often, but when I do, I think very carefully about what I buy! I might consider some of these products... <3 They look lovely! Great post, Laura!

Cloudy Dreams

Corinne said...

I'm the same as you, I hardly ever re-purchase the same thing. But if I ever found a powder or foundation that worked great, I would probably stick with it!

Corinne x

Leah Talks said...

I hardly ever repurchase anything either! I haven't tried any of these products actually so i'm definitely going to look out for them next time i'm in boots! Great photos :) xx

Emmanuelle said...

Amazing blog. Following you now :)

Lady parisienne said...

Nice post, I love the color of the lipstick!

Krysten Quiles said...

Ooh I love that mascara!

Kelsey & Kenecha said...

That mascara looks great! Just love that color of lipstick.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Laura,

Interesting photos and very practical thoughts.

Best wishes

Hena Tayeb said...

the smoked peach lipstick looks gorgeous.

Jade Wright said...

I'm exactly the same as you - I love trying new products and hardly ever buy the same thing twice - besides foundation! When I find one that works for me, I am a loyal and faithful fan :)

Lipsticks are also hard to let go of once you find a good one actually. Loving the look of the smoked peach!! xx

Lovely post - your writing is lovely xxxx

Laura said...

Alice Young - it'll obviously depend on how much you use it and how often, but for me it lasted surprisingly long! definitely worth trying, hon! x

Arrow - thank you, pet! xx

Sarah-Jane - it is such a pretty shade, dear! very happy with it myself:-) xx

Gail J - i know, doll! revlon is so good, possibly one of my favourites:-) and i think i'm really starting to like nudes as well, haha! xx

Anastasia - i'm slowly beginning to realize that, hen! i definitely already like it more than i did at the time i was writing this post,haha:-) xx

Laura Mitbrodt - it is a good one, chick! i'm beginning to fall in love too:-) xx

Yasmine M - haha, i'm more careless than that and do have wee splurges every now and then:-) thank you very much, lovely! x

Corinne - ah, i know, those are maybe the hardest ones to find, lady! xx

Leah Talks - hope they're something you'd like if you end up trying them:-) and thank you, love! xx

Emmanuelle - thank you, thank you, hun! x

Lady parisienne - thank you, sweets! x

Krysten Quiles - it is a good one, dove! xx

Kelsey & Kenecha - i do really like both of them myself, dear! x

Joseph Pulikotil - thank you, pal! glad you think so:-) x

Hena Tayeb - thank you, sweetie! it is such a lovely colour:-) x

Jade Wright - i know, there's just so many lovely products and pretty shades that there's no sense in settling for something that isn't necessarily the best one for you:-) that's true, but at least for me lipsticks tend to last really long, so i haven't needed to repurchase anything, haha! thank you so much, darling, so lovely to hear! xxxx

Maja eM said...

Love your rings!

Laura said...

Maja eM - thank you, lady! xx

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