Some Beauty Rediscoveries

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Now, as someone who owns a somewhat unhealthy amount of makeup and beauty products, I do find myself in situations where things get buried so deep I manage to forget I even had them.  It’s not good, I know.  So, every so often I make a point of having a little rummage around my room to see what hidden gems I can find and as always I end up making some beauty rediscoveries that quickly make it back into my line of sight.  I suppose you could put them in the “Oh my God I can’t believe I forgot this…” category.

The first item that falls into this category is the Oribe Royal Blowout Spray.  This is a lightweight heat styling spray designed to speed up drying time whilst nourishing and adding shine to your hair.  How I forgot about this one I’m not so sure.  It’s meant for the mid-lengths and ends of your hair and I love how afterwards my hair is so soft and shiny.  It is a dry spray and you don’t really need to use too much as if you do it doesn’t have the same effect.

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I’ve mentioned before that I love highlighter, so I was delighted when I recently rediscovered two of my old favourites – Dior Rose Diamond Skin Shimmer and Nars Albatross, both of which were seriously collecting dust.  Unfortunately, this Dior one isn’t available anymore but I wish they would take out something similar again for all those who don’t own this as back in the day this collection had reached cult status.  I have the Amber Diamond one too – perfection.  Nars Albatross looks frosty but it has a golden shimmer running through it and as long as you apply it with a light hand it looks gorgeous.

For a healthy flush, the Revlon Powder Blush in Racy Rose is ideal.  It’s a lovely peachy pink and I can see myself turning to this more for Autumn / Winter.  My Mac 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush is also back on rotation again and I think this nifty little brush is great for buffing in concealer and getting to those harder areas like around the nose.

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The Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 872 Mona Lisette was something I was on the fence about when I first bought this.  This sits in between a lip gloss, lipstick and a lip lacquer but takes a bit of getting used to which is why I kinda put it aside.  I’m now finding that the best way to work with this is to use it as a gloss on top of my lipstick and not on its own.  This hot pink colour definitely adds a vibrant pop of colour to the lips and the pigmentation is pretty amazing.

To make sure my lips stay in the best condition possible, especially now that Autumn has kicked in, Clinique’s All About Lips is a great conditioning treatment that de-flakes the lips as well minimise any fine lines.  Lastly is Mac’s Paint Pot in Bare Study.  This is a great yellow toned golden beige cream eyeshadow that works well for every day, either on its own or as a base.

So, have you used any of these items before and what rediscoveries from your beauty stash have you made recently? x

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  • I know I’m glad I got my hands on these – they should bring them back though x

  • Your photos are so beautiful! And it happens to me all the time, I know where my makeup is most of the time but it’s hidden in the drawers and I forget about it. Then when I go back to it, it’s like a shopping day!


    • Thanks so much. It’s amazing how much you actually forget xx

  • It’s always so pleasant to rediscover hidden gems! Sabiha, today I nominated your awesome blog for the Liebster Award 🙂 Hope you participate xx

    • Thank you so much, I have done this before but this is so lovely of you and much appreciated. xx

  • Creme Rose

    The Dior Diamond Powder is beautiful! 🙂

    x Arwa |

  • I really don’t know why Dior stopped the diamond powders – they were both so beautiful! I wish I’d bought them now haha xx

    • I know, they really are fab and you would think they would have put the in their permanent line. x

  • Ooh Bare Study looks gorgeous! I love rediscovering old favourites instead of going out and buying something new 🙂 xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | Zoeva Giveaway

    • Completely agree, it’s always nice when you find out you had it a along too! x

  • Sam

    That red lipgloss looks incredible and perfect for the upcoming winter months! xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  • Anna

    I love finding things (mostly clothes because I don’t have a great amount of make-up) that have been forgotten because when you do, it’s like you fall in love all over again and as if it’s just brand new!

    Anna xx

    • Completely get where you are coming from, love that feeling x

  • Great choices and your pictures are flawless as always!

  • love that Revlon blush.. looks really pretty ! x

  • Such a great selection of products, that Dior Skin Shimmer looks amazing, gorgeous shade. I really want to try one of MAC’s paint pots, Bare Study looks like the perfect base for any eye makeup look x

    Beauty with charm

  • Rediscovering a product is always a good way of remembering how much you liked it in the first place 🙂 I seem to be doing that a lot recently! Dior shimmer is absolutely beautiful and shame it is not available anymore xx

    • I agree. The Dior highlighters are the best and always worth looking out for even if not this range x

  • Kate

    The Dior highlighter looks so beautiful. I’m disappointed it was limited. But you have reminded me that I also have a Nars Albatross collecting dust somewhere in my makeup collection. xx

    Champagne Daydream

    • Oh i know it’s a shame they don’t do it anymore however they normally take out amazing highlighters so do check them out whenever there is a new season launch x

  • I love the sound of that Oribe product & it’s not something I have read very much about because most people tend to mention the Dry Texturising Spray! I need to look through my stash & start using some neglected items! xx


    • I know what you mean about Oribe, but I actually didn’t get on too well with the texturising spray – it was ok but not super great either.. I’m sure I’m still seriously neglecting so much more though!

  • trend-mixblog

    You have so many beauty goodies!! 🙂

  • Great picks! <3

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts
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  • Claire Cavanagh

    It’s so nice when you find some old favourites again! The NARS highlighter definitely sounds like something I need to check out 🙂

    Claire | | xx

  • I have the same problem! I have tons of makeup that I’m actually trying to go through now and either throw them away (some are REALLY old haha) or start using them again. I really like the sound of that Dior Rose Skin Shimmer though!

    Sam |

    • I know what you mean. Unfortunately the Dior Shimmer isn’t available anymore but they always bring out good highlighters so keep an eye out x

  • beautiful picks!

    love the blog too, girl! if you get the chance i’d love for you to check out my blog and let me know what you think! (maybe even follow? no pressure though!)

    hope you have a wonderful week. 🙂

    love, rach.

    So, hi.

    • Thanks lovely. Will definitely be visiting the blog soon, been a busy week at work and trying to catch up with everything. x

  • Some great choices there, I always come back to MAC paint pots true staples for cream shadow and Revlon blushes are my guilty pleasure they are amazingly good for the price.
    I’ve been rediscovering Essie’s AfterSchool Boy Blazer (navy black) lately its a bit of a change from berry ect for A/W. k x

    • Oh I have After School Boy Blazer too and definitely need to revisit that one as well. It’s such a unique colour. x

  • Such a great bunch of products! I adore Nars albatross 😀

  • I’m loving the looks of that Revlon blush. It looks like something more high end, doesn’t it? You take beautiful photos!

    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

    • Thanks so much. Yeah, the Revlon blush is such good quality and the colour is lovely x

  • I’m exactly the same as you! Always finding products that haven’t seen the light of day in a while but I always used to love! I’ve rekindled my love with the original bareMinerals powder recently – I can’t remember why I ever stopped using it?! I haven’t tried any of these products you’ve mentioned, but Albatross has been on my wishlist for quite a while – it looks like such a gorgeous shade! Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

    • I know, I feel really guilty when I forget about certain products especially since hey cost a lot of money. Nars Albatross is lovely x

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Great post! I have so many ‘neglected’ makeup products like that, I’ll need to re-visit them sometime! I really love the look of the blush, and the Dior skin shimmer. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! x