R.I.P. my beauties
Discontinued – it’s the one word every beauty junkie doesn’t want to hear. Companies always have their reasons for get rid of our favourites; falling sales, making room for new product lines, or even worse the ‘we’ve shipped all our stock to our shop in the Sahara Desert as it sells better’ excuse. The big ‘D’ happened to me recently with a few things, two of which I’ve only tried in the last few months.
Naked Glowing Rice Shower Scrub – The super fabulous Fee over at Makeup Savvy sent me this knowing how much I love my scrubs…what gave her that impression I wonder? Anywho, I started to write review a few weeks back and I was looking to link to the Naked website in my post and I couldn’t find it anywhere on the website. Then I went to the Boots website and nothing, nada!? I tweety tweeted over to Naked the next day and sho-nuff it’s no longer available. Even though it’s going the way of the Dodo, I’m going to tell you about it anyway. It’s a gentle body polish which I know really isn’t me but comes in handy when I’m feeling under the weather. Even when I’m not well I still need to exfoliate my bod. I normally eschew creamy scrubs as they usually don’t have enough grit but this definitely does. And the smell, well it reminds me of 7up or Ginger Ale. I’m using it sparingly now!
Boots Henna & Horse Chestnut Intensive Hair Mask – This unassuming plastic tub of goo wouldn’t win any awards for the packaging but as I recently found out for the price it’s a great conditioner. It was hiding on the bottom shelf of my local Boots and I should have known something was up. After I posted my review a few people left comments saying they loved this conditioner but they couldn’t find it anymore. Then last week ‘Erica’ told me that it has definitely been discontinued as confirmed by Boots themselves. I feel more sorry for her as she’s been using it for 15 years! The reason given for it’s demise was ‘to make way for new ranges’. Hopefully it will come back in a new incarnation!
Bath and Body Works Coconut Lime Verbena Daily High Later Scrub – Now this has been discontinued for sometime but I thought I’d throw it into the obituary. B & BW come out with a zillion products all the time, so if something is discontinued it will usually come back in a different package with a slightly different name. The Coconut Lime Verbena fragrance is still going but you can’t get any scrubs with this scent. My mom bought a few for Jamie and sent them over before they disappeared completely.
So ladies what discontinued goodies have turned you into a beauty widow?