Firstly I have to admit that I have failed on my giving up buying beauty products unless I’m about to run out. The title of this post most likely gives it away. On the plus side I am trying to use up what I have before opening more items.
Today’s use up has become a firm favourite from The Body Shop – Vitamine E Aqua Boost Sorbet. I’ve had this jar for about 3 months and have probably used it 4 out of 7 days of the week so it’s lasted a good amount of time. However this morning I reached the bottom of the jar.
And now for the dilemma. I have another one of these in stock (I actually have 6 new moisturisers waiting in the wing!) but I also have two other moisturisers that I would like to use up before I open it. So I’m going to try my hardest to resist opening the new one. Thankfully one of the two I need to use up probably only has about a week left in it if I use it twice a day.
And so onto my haul. This is the first time I’ve ever had a serious case of buyer’s remorse and I felt it as soon as I got home. I popped into the local supermarket on Saturday and they have a huge beauty section with masses of different brands. There were a couple of products I had my eye on (Collection Nude palettes) and I wanted to browse the new stuff that was out.
I was pleased to be able to pick up all 3 of the Collection Nude palettes and have already tried one out (I’ll do a separate review on those). I also got 4 jars of the Nivea hydrating primer which was reduced to £3 a jar. Into the haul went a selection of mascaras, a couple of concealers, nail varnishes and some pressed powders.
However I then spotted that they were selling Glam Glow and it had a third off.
I bought a tiny jar of the hydrating Glam Glow in New York but as my eczema has only settled in the last few weeks I’ve not tried it yet. So what an earth possessed me to buy two more large jars totalling over £60!
I knew it was a mistake a soon as I got home so I’ve put them away in the cupboard and will most likely be returning them (hence why they aren’t in the haul photo). I will likely take back the Revlon items I bought and they are not needed and a couple are a little gimmicky so probably won’t end up being used.
I’ve not had regret like that for a very long time and it will definitely make me think a little more before parting with my cash. I’ll consider this lesson learnt.