Saturday, 12 November 2016

Lifesavers! - products I've used up & re-purchased

There's something very satisfactory in using a product to it's very end. That's how you know you've really loved the product and it was worth every single penny. Using a product for a really long time also makes me really sad when I finally have to throw it away. I like to cling on to the very last bits of products I love, even though I must admit using a powder that has just tiny strips of product at the edges of the container is a teeny bit frustrating and it makes you want to give up and just start a new product. But the pleasure of hitting pan is kind of multiplied when the whole bottom of the container is visible. I also have a love and hate relationship with almost used up shampoos. I have a thing for using them too to the very last drop, which often requires opening the bottle at the end, adding some water and washing your hair with diluted shampoo. Not the most pleasant way to wash your hair but I don't want to leave that last drop of product unused! It would be such a waste.

So here are a couple of things I've found worth re-purchasing.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

This stuff is just amazingly good. It's cheap, the shade Transparent basically suits anybody and it makes even my difficult and oily skin matte for quite some time. What more do you want from a powder? The packaging might not be the best as it doesn't come with a mirror and I almost always brake the lid at some point, so there's a big chance it might mess up your handbag if you're carrying it around. If Rimmel changes that, it would be perfection. Ofcourse, considering the cheap price, I don't want to complain too much, because the truth still is, that every time I buy a powder, this is what I go for. One container also lasts for ages! I use mine once or twice every day all around my face and I probably had the last one for a bit more than a year.

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer

For anybody who works hard and a lot, dark undereyes aren't exactly unknown. I think I'm also genetically cursed blessed with them, so thanks Mum and/or Dad! :D Luckily the world is full of concealers and I feel even luckier that I've found this product. I bought my first Radiance Reveal concealer last January and again, the product has lasted really long. In fact up until last week so that's a good 10 months or so. The shade Ivory is the most perfect shade for covering those nasty dark circles and it truly lives up to its name and gives radiance! I find that it stays on and put really nicely too. With some concealers I feel like I look like an old lady after the day is over, because they get into  even very fine lines and exaggerate  them. That doesn't happen with this one. The product smells of watermelon, which is a small bonus but obviously not a very important quality in a concealer. I will definitely continue using this and I'm so glad i already had a back up!

Urtekram Coconut Shampoo

If you watch my Youtube channel, you might remember me mentioning this in my September favourites. The product is an absolute bargain compared to how well it works and how good it is for your hair. It's made of natural ingredients so it has nothing extra and it smells mildly, but oh so nicely, of coconut. I also love the packaging, because it's white and neat. We live in a rental apartment which has horrible, very 90's-ish yellow walls and a floor, so as I can't change them, I'm making everything else in the room white (other than that, I'm really fond of our apartment <3). The bottle is also small enough to carry around if you need to (to the gym etc).

Have you tried any of these products?
Do you have any lifesaver products? Which ones do you always re-purchase?

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend<3
Emma xxx



  1. I was contemplating purchasing the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Powder, but now that you've mentioned the Rimmel Stay Matte, I might have to change my mind! Have you tried the Too Faced one?

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// lifestyle & beauty
    Let’s be BLOGLOVIN friends!

    1. I haven't tried the Too Faced one, but I love the brand a lot so I bet it's good too. But the Rimmel one is of course a lot cheaper :) Thanks for popping by xxx

  2. Oooooo I love this post! I was thinking of doing one similar and love they way you have laid it out, can I steal the idea? Will of course link back to you :)
    Totally agree with that concealer though, its so good! I just wish the applicator was softer, its quite jabby lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    1. Thanks Erin <3 And sure, good ideas are made to be shared, right? :)) so go ahead, I'd love read about your lifesaver products!! :) xxx

  3. Nice product and you have so beautiful pictures๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  4. Love the idea of this post, sweetie, and I couldn't thank you enough because I've been back and forth whether I should try that concealer. Reading so many great things about it, I know what I am getting TOMORROW (it is kind of urgent since I am out of mine and other bits and pieces lol). What shade do you usually go for, hunnie?
    I have never grown to love Stay Matte powder but maybe it's because I bought the wrong shade at the time lol. Must give it a go again! It's not breaking the bank so it's always worth another shot. As for the shampoo, I remember you talking about it in your faves. It sounds soooo good, sweetheart! Great review/recommendations <3
    p.s. Are you allowed to re-paint the place, lovely? Have you mentioned to the landlord you don't like the shade of the walls and would love them re-done? Everything, of course, depends on the landlord. Our current one offered to re-paint the whole place because I said it took me hours to clean those walls after previous tenants. But then again, he's just such a sweet man. I said no as we wouldn't want him to spend money and time to do it. Magnolia is the most popular wall paint here. What is it in Finland, babe?
    Ahhh, so happy to sit down and catch up with your blog before heading out to my class. I am also so due to reply to you on Twitter, sweetie!! Will do that ASAP tonight ;)
    Luuuuv ya to pieces!!! xoxox Nadia

    1. Thanks hon <3<3 I couldn't recommend the concealer more! It's just amazing! I love how hydrating and still covering enough it is <3 let me know what you think of it if you get it? :) The shade I go for is Ivory (the lightest one I think).
      And oh that's so amazing! I wish we had a lovely landlord like you do! Our apartment is owned by a company so it's a bit different. I love everything else here but the bathroom just looks like it's from a totally different era :D it's all tiles so I don't think painting is even an option :/ but oh well, I'm quite alright with my little efforts to make it whitER haha. But when I buy my own apartment or house... oh boy I'm making sure nothing is yellow/orange/whatever that colour is :D
      Thanks for the lovely lovely comment sweetie <3 AND that Twitter DM! I'll get back to you too asap!! <3 It was already so helpful!
      Love you so so SO much <3<3 xxx

  5. I am exactly like you, I like to cling on to the very last bits of the products. Sometimes I wouldn't just leave tiny bit of product so I don't throw it then the bathroom is full with products :) Also yes to diluting shampoo to use the every bit of remaining stuff ha ha :) Stay matte is one of my favourite powder, it is good and it is so cheap! One of the thing I don't like about it is the packaging as well, I keep breaking the lid every time I get a new one!
    I hope you're doing great and having a great week xx

    Ela BellaWorld


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