Four Forgotten Favourites

Those of you who follow my vlogs will have seen my recent manic declutter in the form of my ‘Spring Cleaning Series’ over on YouTube. I’ve been crazy busy over the past few weeks and when something like that needs to be done the best motivation is to film it.. I feel like I’m being twice as productive and can justify taking the time away from ‘work’ to fix up the house when I can actually post my journey online. In the midst of all the mess I discovered some forgotten favourites.. if ever there was a reason to clean out your beauty stash, this is it!

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

This is my all time favourite bronzer. It’s the light version and it’s just right for my skin tone, beautifully blendable and smells (AND TASTES) amazing! The problem is I know that I’m a budget beauty blogger, so hard as it is when I find a high ticket item like this I have to force myself to push it to the back of my collection while I search for a lower cost alternative. I’ve tried MANY others and nothing comes close, it’s expensive but it’s not CRAZY money compared to some of the seriously high end brands we have now and it lasts me for ages. If you want a treat I’d definitely recommend it.

Got2B Oil-licious

This was my best friend when I had short blonde hair last year. It kept it looking shiny but never greasy and counteracted the dull finish of my daily dry shampooing. If you have fine hair (which I do) but feel like you need a bit of something this does everything you’d want an oil/serum to do without ever feeling too heavy. You can use it as a shine spray or to smooth the ends, it just works wonders!

Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover

I never really understood cuticle removers or how they could work.. do they melt away your skin? I have no idea.. even now but this does it.. whatever it is. I put a little around each nail, wait a couple of minutes and literally rub away my unwanted cuticles. No cutting or scary tools involved, just a pretty, neater looking home manicure.

Clinique Drastically Different Moisturising Lotion

This is not technically something I dug up in the declutter but something I was reintroduced to via Jane’s  BritishBeautyBlogger Clinique edit last month. I loved it years ago and would buy huge bottles at a time but once I started blogging I just kind of forgot about it. I’ve been wearing it underneath my makeup on days when my skin feels dry and it absorbs super fast. If you have oily skin you’ll understand not wanting to add anything between your skin and your foundation but this is so light and if you wanted to take it even further they have an oil free gel version I think I’ll be trying when this sample runs out!

I haven’t really SERIOUSLY tackled my makeup stash yet but I have a feeling that once I do I’ll be back with another of these, so easy to push things aside for the latest and greatest but sometimes the real gems don’t need improvement.



  1. 11 May, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    That cuticle remover sounds GENIUS, neeeeed!

    Sophie x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      21 May, 2016 / 11:59 am

      it totally is!

  2. 11 May, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    Okay, I HAVE to get that cuticle remover because seriously, cuticles are the bane of my existence. I feel your pain, I am a budget beauty blogger as well so whenever I have a great find that’s pricier I hesitate to mention it on my blog. I’ve tried a sample of the too face bronzer and I loved it! I need to do a good cleanout/organization of my makeup because I’m always discovering old favorites that way! Great post! XO -Kim

    • missbudgetbeauty
      21 May, 2016 / 11:59 am

      it;s so so food, you will love it! The bronzer is just one of those things I haven’t managed to find a low cost comparison for yet unfortunately

  3. Candice Petersen
    11 May, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    It’s so easy to get consumed with new products thank you for sharing these

    Beauty Candy Loves

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