All Used Up #4

I am using products up so fast these days the All Used posts are getting closer and closer together.  On the plus side I’m actually clearing out the rubbish from my hoarder cupboard and making room for new and more exciting things.. as well as getting to do these reverse hauls for you guys of course. Here’s the video for those who prefer to be spoken to.. below I’ve listed everything mentioned and a little run down of each product.

Soap & Glory Clean On Me £5.50

I actually thought this was priced closer to £8 and when I filmed the video I said as much.. I would still repurchase at that so to find out it’s actually only £5.50 it suddenly seems like an absolute bargain. Although it’s not the cheapest body wash in the world consider that the reason I’ve not idea how much it costs is because I’ve been using it for almost a year.. it lasts so long and it smells so good.. any fan of the original pink S&G scent has to try this!

Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean £7.00

I’ve no doubt bored you to tears with my gushing posts about this cleanser so I wont waste any more of your time. For a full review you can check this link.. in a nutshell it’s my holy grail cleanser!

Soap & Glory Heel Genius £5.50

I’m not sure I’d consider this to be worth the money, I know there are lots of bloggers that can’t get enough of this stuff but it just doesn’t fit very well with me. It’s basically a thick, balmy consistency that you put on your feet and leave to soak in. It leaves a film on the skin and gives you softer feet overnight. The problem I have it that I can’t wear socks during the day let alone at night and I go to the toilet at least twice once I’m in bed.. it just doesn’t work. If I get the chance to lounge around the house I will slap some on and put my feet up for an hour but it’s just not practical for me.. it does work though and I have 2 more tubes to get through.

Soap & Glory SuperEyes SuperEyes £9.00

Another product I thought was more expensive than it is.. I always think of S&G as being the dearer end of the drugstore but I don’t think they’re quite as bad as I thought. Anyway.. Supereyes Supereyes.. it’s a gel, it’s supposed to lift and moisturise, I saw no difference. My eyes felt no different, there was no visible improvement and I used this every morning and night for at least 2 months.. I think it lasted a little longer than that. Remember this is skin care and as I always say, we all respond to different products but this will not be repurchased.

Superdrug Hand Therapy Concentrated Balm

Apologies because I cannot find this anywhere online and I don’t remember how much it was but for those dying to try it it’s basically identical to the aforementioned Heel Genius. It’s a thick, sticky balm that’s designed to be rubbed in to your hands and left as a kind of treatment. Given that it’s for your hands rather than feet it does sink in a little better but it still leaves that layer of product that makes it difficult to go about day to day activities. Another one best left for bed time.. if you can get your hands on it.

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque £20.35

I know this is expensive but if you shop around you can find better deals, trust me! Besides which if you’re hair is dry and damaged it’s an absolute must-try in my opinion, you can purchase sachets before you take the plunge and get the full tub but I challenge anyone not to love this. A lot of people are disappointed that it doesn’t smell like the Macadamia Oil and I’ll admit I was a little too but I love the scent of this all the same and it does what you want a deep repair masque to do, simples!

Neal & Wolf Intensive Hair Treatment £8.89

I am very aware that I’m reviewing 3 hair masques in a row and really don’t want to repeat myself but y’know.. what do you want a hair masque to do? Leave your hair soft, check, smooth, check and feeling stronger, check! They all do this but some I prefer to others. This is maybe the least favourite, I absolutely love the smell and it definitely helps improve the condition of my hair but it’s relatively thin in consistency and more like a conditioner. I would repurchase it but my favourite is coming up next.

Naked Rescue Intensive Hair Treatment £7.99

I mentioned this is my ‘current hair loves’ post (here) and it is a firm favourite. I since discovered that you can buy great big tubs of it and come ‘pay day’ I will absolutely be ordering one. It’s amazing that a 97% natural product can do to my hair what this does. I’m thoroughly impressed and if you get the chance to try this I suggest you do. It smells lovely, the scent stays in your hair all day and it’s cheaper that the others I’ve mentioned as well! I do love my Macadamia masque and will probably always have one in my arsenal but at the end of the day I could pump a bit of oil in to this and get the best of both worlds.

Garnier Intensive 7 Day Body Lotion £4.99

Again, this is a product I’ve spoken about at length and you can read a full review and see the different versions available for different skin types here. It does exactly what it says on the tin, keeps you moisturised for longer, ideal if you’re like me and skin a few days in between lotioning up. It’s a bit of a pain sometimes! My only qualm with this is that outside of the fragrance selection it doesn’t feel very luxe to apply and although £4.99 doesn’t sound like a lot you can get more luxurious feeling products for your money. This is great for the mornings when you want something to sink in quickly before getting dressed but sometimes at night I want something heavier. I have maybe 10 more of these to get through though so I won’t be giving up on them just yet.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Moisturiser £18.50

At some point I told you this was rubbish, it didn’t do anything for my skin and my beloved Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser had no competition. I take it all back. It’s a great example of how different skin types respond differently because my skin type changed after having Milo and all of a sudden it loved this stuff. I can’t explain it but I’m always careful to disclaim myself when recommending/rejecting skin care items for this very reason.. what works for me may break you out and vice versa.. very difficult to review facial products. This is not cheap stuff though so get a sample of two before parting with your cash!

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo – travel size £1.12

I love Batiste but I love the tropical conconute scent, the original is just far too dull.. I like a nice smelling head! The travel sized cans in my opinion are pointless, I got this in a beauty box and I maybe got 1 and a half uses out of it. It would do for a night away but if you’re away for a week stash a full sezed can in your luggage ’cause this is not going to cut it!

Asda Little Angels Maternity Stretch Mark Oil £1.35

I used this as it was intended until Milo was born and then I used it as a genral body oil, massage oil and even as a hair treatment! They do say an oil is an oil is an oil (too much oil?) and I think they might be right. This is cheep and cheerful, included rose hip and coconut extracts and is unscented. If you want something to whack on after a bath or even out in your bath I’d whole heartedly recommend this supermarket bargain!

Sally Hansen Mega Shine Extended Wear Top Coat £6.39

I get asked all the time whether Dazzle is a chain, Dazzle is a ‘cheap’ makeup store in Doncaster Frenchgate Centre that I speak about often as I purchase a lot of cut price cosmetics there. I have been using Sally Hansen Mega Shine for about 2 years because Dazzle stocked it for a bargainous £1.99, I would repurchase it at £1.99 but I would not pay, luckily I found it on fragrance direct for £1.99 along with a lot of other goodies (I’ll warn you, click on that link and you’ve lost the rest of the day) so for those with no such store nearby check out their site. This top coat leaves a gel-like coating on my nails that makes them so super shiny but I’m not convinced it really makes my polish last any longer than any other top coat. All the same it’s a very nice product and if you can get it for the right price I’d recommend it.

Miss BB

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6 Comments

  1. 23 July, 2012 / 9:56 pm

    I’m desperate to get my hands on that Macadamia Deep Repair Masque… but I have so many others to get through first!! Glad to see that you still think it’s worth it 🙂 x

    • missbudgetbeauty
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      25 July, 2012 / 7:43 am

      I would definitely still buy it again

  2. 31 July, 2012 / 1:13 pm

    i looooove soap and glory clean on me! i’ve always received it as a birthday present but didn’t realise it was only £5 – thats such a great price!! 🙂 xxx

    • missbudgetbeauty
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      6 August, 2012 / 9:27 am

      it’s nowhere near as expensive as I thought

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