COPD December Beauty Saints & Sinners

December beauty: Saints & Sinners

by on December 30, 2017 · 8 comments

I started a 4 month beauty spending ban at the beginning of this month and so far so good as I’ve bought nothing, zip, zero, nada! Aside from almost getting derailed by new Sara Happ lip scrubs, I’ve not been tempted because I’ve been quite busy with other things. Also around Christmas I find it difficult to justify buying anything for myself.

I’ve also been inspired by The Bristol Beauty Blog to get through as much stuff as possible in this 4 month period so let’s see how I’ve done this month and I apologise for the overexposed pics, there has been no light here in Nottingham for days!


Haus of Gloi – Saft Ernte and Pumpkin Queen Bubbling Scrub along with Ghost Puffs Pumpkin Butter from the Halloween collection. All gorgeous as you’d expect and it goes without saying but I will definitely be buying from them again.

Lush – Glogg shower gel, tried this last year and loved it so I thought we needed it again as Jamie loves it too. You won’t find any Snow Fairy at our house we are Gloggers all the way!

Le Petit Marseillais – Apricot and Basil shower gel and Apricot shower cream. LPM is my new found love of 2011, so expect more reviews.

Clinique – Even Better Moisturiser works really well with my skin type and lasts for ages. I’ve got some other moisturisers to use before I would re-buy this again.

Philosophy – Microdelivery Exfoliating Face Wash was introduced to me by my cousin Lela after forgetting my face wash while I was in the US. It’s fab stuff.

Bath & Body Works – Fiji Passionfruit and Hawaii Coconut body lotions were from their Island Escape collection earlier this year. I still have a few more of these to get through but I don’t mind as they smell gorgeous especially for Spring which is coming soon right?


Pureology – The Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner started off really promising and I had bought the full size products after being impressed with some samples. I’m sure I got wrapped up in that ‘new shampoo/conditioner’ excitement and overestimated what it was doing for my hair because after a few weeks my hair didn’t feel less dry.

The other annoying thing is the bottle design – because it narrows at the top it makes it difficult to get out every last bit. I stood the bottle upside down but they took ages to drain. Considering how much I paid for them (shampoo £15.85/conditioner £18.50) there was no way I wasn’t going to get my money’s worth. I think this is overpriced so I’ve gone back to using my Naked stuff.

100% Pure – Raspberry Body Scrub is super oily and smells like vinegar! I’ve noticed that 100% Pure’s body scrubs can be hit and miss depending the on the scent you order. Some are really oily and some are dry. I will be reviewing their Kona Coffee scrub next week so look out for it.

What beauty things have made you happy or sad this month?

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December 30, 2017 at 12:39 pm

I love Philosophy stuff, I got The Great Mystery and Microdelivery Peel for Christmas and can’t wait to give them a go.


December 31, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Never used The Great Mystery but I’m sure you’ll the Microdelivery Peel! Santa was good to you! :D


December 30, 2017 at 3:14 pm

You’ve done so well on your spending ban! I may have to try putting myself on one next year to see what a difference it makes :)

I love the look of the Haus of Goi products – the packaging is just so nice! I bought a bottle of Snow Fairy in the sales – my most favourite shower gel ever! xx


December 31, 2017 at 2:42 pm

I’m surprised they put Snow Fairy in the sales, I wouldn’t have thought there would be any left after Christmas! Haus of Gloi is your must have for 2012 – I insist on it! xoxo


December 30, 2017 at 4:41 pm

this is awesome! You’re doing a great job! I’m actually starting a Project 10 Pan on January 1st – every once in a while, I think these types of practices are good for us (and our wallets!)


December 31, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Yes we all need a reality check now and again, I do wonder if other collectors do the same thing like spending bans for model airplanes addicts or stamp collectors! lol

I will be following your Project Pan lady! :D


K / cosmeddicted
January 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Wow, you’re doing well on your spending ban! I love the Glogg shower gel as well!!


January 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Yes so far so good, if I don’t go into any shops and ignore my emails from Bath and Body Works I should be okay! :D


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