28 November 2014

Oldies But Goodies

Oldies but goodies

There are a few items within my make up collection that to this day I still reach for. Despite new releases popping up left right and centre and older ones being forgotten about I can't help at times reverting back to some of my favourites.

The Revlon Kissable Balm Stains were so incredibly popular when they were released so it's no surprise to see them as being one of my all-time favourite lip products. The shade honey is my favourite from the original range and is still a product that I reach for frequently. Having tried some of the newer releases such as the matte balms and lacquers I have to say that the original version is still my up most favourite. Overall I think Revlon do lip products extremely well whereby my second favourite comes from the Colour Burst Lip Butter range. Again these were very popular upon release with in my opinion justification as they are easy to wear, pigmented and affordable. My favourite shade would have to be Juicy Papaya although there are quite a few in the range that I'm a fan of. Lastly for lip products my old faithful the Seventeen Mirror Shine Lipstick in the shade beehive is probably something that I should throw out. The packaging is really old now and has since been updated yet this is one of the first products I ever purchased when I started blogging so it has in some weird way a bit of sentimental value to me. Once again these are incredibly affordable and are worth having a look at in Boots if you're new to lipstick or are simply looking for a budget friendly lipstick range for every day.

Onto mascaras these two particular products that I've chosen are products that I have read mixed reviews on over time; however for me personally they are two of my favourites. Starting off with the Natural Collection from Boots I find that they are extremely affordable £1.99 mascaras that work really well for me. I have quite long lashes already so most of the time I'm not really looking for lengthening properties, especially seeing as I wear glasses. The Natural Collection Mascaras simply add definition, separation and a little bit of volume which on a day to day basis if I'm honest is all I'm really looking for. In contrast to this when I'm wanting to achieve a little more POW with my lashes I always reach for the Benefit They're Real Mascara. Originally I tried this when it was a free sample within a magazine and found that I wasn't completely sold however over time I have changed my mind on this and now happily use it on days when I want to have big lashes without the dreaded spider look occurring. 

Blushers are one of my favourite beauty items of which the two here have had their fair share of popularity in the past. The Sleek Blusher in rose gold was one of the first items I picked up from Sleek and is an apparent dupe for the NARS orgasm blush; however having never tried that myself it's not something I can definitely say yes to. The Topshop Cream Blusher in head over heels is once again another favourite of mine yet if I'm honest with myself this is another product that should be thrown out soon; I've simply had it a bit too long. These are not strictly cream blushers as once applied they do have more of a powder formula however they are easy to use, pigmented and are not too expensive either.

Finally the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze has been one of my most used beauty products of all time. These products are simply incredible and are such good value for money considering how long they last. In my experience I have found that they are quite simply effortless to use making them perfect for picking up at 7am when you only have fifteen minutes to get ready for work.

It hasn't escaped my notice here that barring one product, Benefit They're Real all of these are high street purchases which come under £10. There really are some beauty gems to be found out there.


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41 comments

  1. the sleek rose gold bush is my absolute favourite!! love these picks :)

    Rachel // Style Soup

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  2. I've hit "pan" on my On and On Bronze - I think I've worn it more than any other eyeshadow this year. It really does just rock haha. I'm not, however, a big fan of Topshop's Cream Blushes - they have a really nice selection of colours but I don't really like cream to powder formulas. I'm all about the uber creamy blushes haha xx

    One Little Vice - UK Beauty Blog

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  3. This is a fabulous blog post! I think sometimes we forget to talk about those special products we use every day!

    Stephanie

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251

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  4. I don't think you can beat the Revlon lip butters! I absolutely love my one too. Really great post and love the photo.


    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I've never tried any of the topshop or sleek blushes but they look great x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  6. The Topshop make up range is SO good! I forgot about half of these products, I used to use most of these a couple of years ago and probably made a few make up mistakes using these. Lovely post x


    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. love the sleek rose gold blush and the on and on bronze colour tattoo :)


    emily xx


    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I still use many of these products daily too, especially On and On Bronze as it's just such an easy eye look.

    Megan x

    London Callings

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  9. Victoria Nightingale28 November 2014 at 19:40

    There are a lot of products here that I love and use over and over again :) and some I should really try!


    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Natural Collection are a fantastic brand for good bog standard products! x

    Beauty
    Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  11. The Topshop cream blusher in Head Over Heels and the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze are both on my to-try-list. They seem great :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  12. I love when I realize what I'm using is an old favourite! Love how your list looks like a jump in the past, and it makes me think that luckily often the hype products get is well deserved :) xx

    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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  13. The Revlon balm stains really have stood the test of time, I still hear people talking about them now! They're just so amazing.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  14. Juicy Papaya and On and on Bronze are my favourites too! Both great products! :D

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

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  15. The color tattoo in On and Bronze and the Revlon balm stain are amazing products! They're definitely a must have for anyones make up bag!

    Nathalie | THE COVETING
    www.thecoveting.be

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  16. I love They're Real! so much, it's my absolute favourite xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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  17. Cool Post :) I nominated you for the liebster award check it out on my blog http://beaudaily.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I love the Benefit They're real mascara! It's been my favorite for a year already:)! Natural effect with a volume boost, I don't need anything else for the daily perfect lashes:)

    Oly

    http://tlvbirdie.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4782889

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  19. I used to wear it so much, I've dug it back out recently to give it some more attention x

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  20. I'd really like to try some other cream blushes, I only have the one from Topshop and two from Illamasqua which I don't wear very often as I don't think the colours suit me much x

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  21. Thank you Stephanie, I agree with you there x

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  22. Thank you! I love the Revlon Lip Butters so much xx

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  23. The Sleek ones really are very good :) x

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  24. I love their nail polishes in particular Lily! Thank you :) x

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  25. They are both such good products and so affordable too which is always a bonus x

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  26. Same here Megan, I use it frequently although I'm thinking of replacing it now as it's in truth a bit old haha x

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  27. You can't beat some old favourites now and then :) x

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  28. They really are, I think they are so underrated! x

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  29. Out of the two I'd try the eye shadow first, it really is pretty awesome :) x

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  30. It sure felt like a jump into the past when I was taking the picture, most of these products were purchased when I was at university! x

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  31. They really are, I think they are brilliant! :) x

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  32. They sure are, I use both so much, especially Juicy Papaya in the spring/summer time x

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  33. Honey is just so wearable isn't it, I feel like I don't have to worry when applying it either which is always a big, big plus x

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  34. They really are great, staple, affordable products that's for sure x

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  35. I love it too! I haven't tried many higher end brand mascaras so have very little to compare it to however I have been really impressed with this x

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  36. Me too although I have to admit I don't reach for it half as much as I should. I need to pick it up more as the quality is brilliant x

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  37. Thank you, I'll have a peek! :) x

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  38. I agree, it is such a lovely mascara and whilst I definitely get more volume with it my lashes look really nice and natural, not over the top at all x

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  39. danniella josephine6 December 2014 at 18:52

    I love how all your picks are under £10 :) I bought one of the matte Revlon balms but it isn't that much different to the Rimmel matte lipstick I already have... I don't reach for it that much despite really wanting them when they first came out.


    Dannie x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  40. It wasn't intentional in all honesty, it was just something I noticed as I was writing it. My friend has one matte balm and she says she isn't much of a fan, I haven't tried them but I'm not in a rush to in all fairness x

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  41. I love this post! I'm so often switching up what I'm using, yet I do still have a few products that are 'safe'.
    Ivory Avenue

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