Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Repurchases

Being an expat has it's upsides (sun, sea and sand at the weekend) and it's downsides (miss my family and can't get certain make up in Dubai) so when I was home recently there were a stash of repurchases I made of things I have used up, loved and needed back in my life.

The first was the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm.  I have a love-hate relationship with it, it's a bit melty for my liking but it's so effective at removing make-up and skin feels baby soft afterwards.  I thought it was breaking me out at first but I persevered and my skin really started to like it.  I ordered mine online from Feel Unique.

Next up was another cleansing balm-the No 1 Purity Cleansing Balm from Ren.  I really like this balm, it's slightly thicker than the Emma Hardie but the packaging is much more travel friendly and I take it away on my frequent trips to Egypt for work.  I got mine from Space NK along with the rest of this massive haul.  It's also one of the cheaper high end cleansing balms out there if you want to dip your toe in the water of luxury cleansers.  It retails for £23 whereas the Emma Hardie retails for £34.

From Beauty Bay I ordered 2 bottles of the Opi Rapidry spray.  This spray literally dries your nail polish in an instant-which is perfect for people like me who wait until bedtime to paint their nails and don't wait to wait around for the polish to dry.  You spritz it over your nails 45 seconds after your last coat and ta-da, dry nails in seconds.

Part of my Space NK haul was another Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask.  I reviewed this mask here in my July empties and said I would definitely repurchase this glow giving, marmalade like mask-it's such a pleasure to use.

In my July empties I also raved about Serozinc.  Still unavailable in the UK, I purchase mine from the french online pharmacy Le Guide Sante.  I ordered 3 more from them and shipping is about £5 but is really fast and the toner itself is only about £5 (some ebayers are selling it for more than double).  If you have been living under a rock and haven't seen people raving about Serozinc, it's a zinc sulphate, anti bacterial toner and I have been misting it on my face after my exfoliating toner morning and night.  Amazing stuff.

Lastly I love these wide oval cleansing pads from Superdrug.  Strictly speaking I didn't repurchase them, my best friend Danielle bought them for me and now my mum knows I love them and bought me another 4 packets of them when they came to Dubai a couple of weeks ago!

What things do you repurchase again and again?


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