Monday, 5 December 2016

Forever Repurchased #3

forever repurchased nivea eye makeup remover vichy aqualia thermal serum estee lauder double wear blistex relief cream niod copper amino isolate serum review

Do you ever start a series on your blog only to completely forget about it and leave a year between post numbers #2 and #3?  Yep, well today I’d like to welcome back Forever Repurchased to the blog! Much like my empties (which I’m very good at keeping up with even if I do say so myself) there will probably be a few products here you’ve heard me rave about before and at least one I have mentioned in previous posts in this series (see 1 here and 2 here)!

If I could only keep one item of makeup, this would be it. It is the only foundation I fully trust to last on my skin all day and not only that, this actually looks as good if not better at the end of the day as it does at the start! Usually a steep £31, I managed to get this in the Black Friday sales on Lookfantastic.com for around £24. My favourite way to apply is with a Beauty Blender as I find it easiest to blend like this and be aware that this foundation does set fast. It’s the fullest coverage foundation I own and although I went on somewhat of a foundation finding spree this year, I have no idea why I bothered when I already had the perfect foundation all along. If you have oily skin and want full coverage, get a tester of this, it’s amazing!

Another old favourite that I treated myself to a backup of during the Black Friday sales! This is my favourite serum – its lightweight, hydrating, soothing and just a dream to apply. My skin drinks this up and a bottle lasts me a good length of time. It does seem to keep creeping up in price though but thankfully it’s continually on offer through French pharmacy promotions on websites like Escentual.com and Boots! One thing I have noticed with this is they have changed the pump to a white one instead of the nice silver one they used to have which I thought looked a little more luxe! Oh well, as long as the product inside is the same we’ll be OK!

nivea daily essentials eye makeup remover reveiw

As a waterproof mascara wearer, oil based/two-phase eye makeup removers are my go to. I last featured the Garnier 2 in 1 Express eye makeup remover in a forever repurchased post and while I still love that one, when the Nivea is only £1.75 in Superdrug you pick up a couple to keep you going! This does a great job of removing my eye makeup quickly and gently, it just seems to melt it off and I don’t have to rub too hard or tug on my lashes. If you haven’t tired this before and struggle getting your eye makeup off you need to give this a go!

I featured this quite recently in my last empties post and I looked out for it during Black Friday but it seemed to be excluded from promotions unfortunately. I gave up getting it until a Deciem email popped into my inbox with some offers on the NIOD and Hylamide bundles, so yours truly saw this as a sign and snapped them up! The product comes with two little bottles and you pour one into the other then shake to make the serum which is a watery blue liquid that sinks in quickly. I haven’t got round to opening this just yet as it only came on Friday but my skin lapped my last bottle up. The serum is meant to work positively on the skins overall health so it’s in a constant state of repair and concentrates on texture, pigmentation, enlarged pores and more. I used this once a day (to make it last for as long as possible – it’s only a 15ml bottle!) and my skin always felt so smooth after use. All the time I was using it my skin was clearer and breakouts were much less frequent! I’m so glad to have it back and get it into my routine again and I would kill to get my hands on the 5% version of this stuff but at £130 it’s a little way off!

As a lip balm addict I probably exacerbate my dry lips but last month they were on another level!  My lips have never felt like how they did even when I was on Roaccutane. They were chapped, constantly flaking and I felt like I had 5 layers of skin on top of them – not a good look. None of my usual lip balms were doing anything for them so I took to Twitter for some suggestions! Caroline recommended Blistex to me and it was then that I remembered the Relief Cream that I used years ago. The next day I went to Boots and got myself a new tube and like it says on the tin, all I felt was relief. I cannot explain to you how amazing this stuff is if you suffer with dry/cracked lips, it is literally a miracle worker! My lips were back to normal within minutes!

blistex relief cream review

It comes in a little metal tube which you have to be a little careful with as once you squeeze it more will keep coming out! It's a small price to pay for such a hero product though and I won't be without this little tube ever again!

So those are my most recent repurchases! Let me know if any of these are favourites of yours!

I also posted a blog sale at the weekend so do have a nosy and see if there is anything you’d like!

Danielle xx




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  1. I got a sample of the Double Wear foundation and it was amazing but £31 is way too much for me. I hate the winter because it always means my lips get so dry, I've been loving carmex but I may have to try out blistex some time soon! The photos in this are fab :)
    Dalal
    Monochrome Daisies

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    1. Thank you! I know what you mean with the price of DW but to me it's worth it though I was glad to get that one on sale! Blistex is fab! Xx

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  2. I am with you on the Estee Lauder Double Wear, it is my holy grail foundation!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  3. everyone seems to love the double wear foundation but I found it to look crazy bad on my skin :(

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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    1. There doesn't them to be an inbetween with it, people either love it or hate it! Have you tried a beauty blender with it? Xx

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  4. I agree, that Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation is pretty amazing! I've heard some great things about the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum. Love hearing that it's hydrating. Great goodies!

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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  5. I have my eyes on that NOID serum! It's wasn't as pricey as I thought it to be and there's an option to purchase 30mL for C$90.00 so I'm going to be picking that up the next time they have sale! No kidding about the 5%, it's C$200 for 15mL....my heart died. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Yay! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it when you get it! I'll be saving up for that 5% for a while! Xx

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  6. It's been so many year since I've used the Estee Lauder double wear foundation. It was one of my favorite foundations.
    Simera |Beautetude

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    1. It's the one foundation I need in my collection at all times! Xx

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  7. Wow, I'm always trying to find some grat lip products. The Blistex relief cream sounds pretty amazing. Thank you for the tip.

    Michelle Morchella

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  8. That Vichy serum sounds incredible. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  9. I'd love to try Double Wear but don't know how great it would work on my dry skin. Thanks for sharing, the serum sounds fab! x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

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    1. Definitely worth getting a sample first! Xx

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  10. my estee lauder foundation is running out but I will happily repurchase! best foundation ever in my option! Bought it with boots points last time, been adding up them points again! haha
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Yass, points are the best thing ever, I'm saving mine for a lipstick! Xx

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  11. I've never tried Double Wear but I know everyone raves about it! I think i'll have to give it a go x

    Tiffany Tales | Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. It is holy grail status in my collection! Xx

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  12. Ok I need to hunt down the Blister Relief Cream because my lips are going through the same super dry crazy phase x

    Beauty with charm

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  13. Nivea makeup remover looks great. Would love to try.
    http://tipsoye.com/

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  14. So many amazing and good products
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/
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  15. I'm totallly guilty of forgetting about series on my blog XD Thank you for all the recs! I also bought the EL foundation this black friday. I'm excited to use it since everyone seems to love it :D That vichy serum sounds awesome! I've read a couple of positive reviews of it recently so I totally need to try it out :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. It's so easy to do! I need to write myself notes to remind myself what I've repurchased! Ooh let me know how you get on with it! Xx

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  16. I have only ever tried the original Nivea makeup remover so I'll definitely pick this up when the other one runs out!

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes | Giveaway

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  17. I am with you on Double Wear foundation. It is my favourite together with Revlon Colorstay. Nivea and Garnier are also my favourite eye make up removers, I get mine in Wilko when it is for £1.50. I got the Vichy serum on Black Friday from Boots so I hope I'll love the same way you do�� It is good to read something nice I bought but hadn't tried before.

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    1. Revlon Colourstay is another favourite of mine! Hope you love the Vichy! Xx

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  18. Oh yes, I have abandoned couple of series on my blog as well, haha!
    I've not tried nay of this products but the Niod serum sounds really interesting and the lip balm will need to be mine in case of any lip emergencies! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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  19. That Niod serum sounds amazing! The Vichy one left my skin red, burnt and raw - I had such a really bad reaction to it! It's years since I used Blistex - I must try it again! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Ah no way, that sucks! I love the NIOD So much and the Blistex literally saved my lips! Xx

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  20. Blitex relief cream made its way to my wishlist, my lips are so dry all the time and some days I have to skip lipstick :( Double wear is my holy grail foundation as well, it gives the coverage I want and it lasts all day, what else can I ask for?

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. It's perfect! The Blistex sorted my lips out within minutes! Xx

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  21. I love Vichy so much! I really much try out that product! I can't be without lip balm at the moment, I will have to give this one a try out!
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  22. I need to get my hands on the Vichy Thermal Serum asap!! I know my skin would love it! :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  23. I´ve heard wonders of the Double wear concealer.
    Great post!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  24. These are some great products! I need to try the Estee Lauder foundation !
    -Karishma
    http://yourbeautyjournal.com/ponds-cold-cream-cleanser-review/

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  25. Empties are the series I live for they are my fave!! I did a products I regret buying and I think that's just disappeared now haha! I find Nivea products amazing as they are so inexpensive but great, I love their toner!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  26. I don't have any of these! I definitely need to change that, the Niod serum (and basically everything) sounds pretty freakin' good. Thanks for sharing Danielle, fantastic post. I really like this series! I love knowing what people's tried and true products are almost as much as I love hearing about products they hate (it saves my bank balance a tonne of grief). Hope you have a lovely week x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Thank you Kiran! I'm definitely going to try and keep this one up if I remember! I might have a disappointing products one in the new year too :) xx

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