‘Repeat’ Beauty Purchases in 2017 & Favourite Beauty Product of 2017

Hi Everyone

Hope you all had a great New Year.

There were a number of beauty products I enjoyed using in 2017  – some items which I have not needed to repurchase yet but a number I already have, a number of times, so wanted to let you know what they are and why I keep repurchasing.  If you have been following me for a while you will not be surprised about some of them.


L’Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil (200ml) RRP £17 – this is currently my favourite cleanser because it cleanses my face perfectly (although I usually remove heavy eye makeup first with a micellar water/cotton pads), removes all makeup effectively, leaves skin hydrated, non greasy but fresh, perfect base to apply rest of my skin care – cannot recommend enough – earlier review here.  I have tried a number of different cleansers throughout 2017, some of which I thought were v good and some which just did not meet my needs but still keep returning to repurchase this one as have yet to find another cleanser that is as perfect as this cleansing oil, just love it.  Also the light fragrance is lovely and the pump applicator is great;


Antipodes Divine Face Oil with Rosehip & Avocado Oil (30ml) RRP £21.99 – this is also one of my hero products and as I use this serum night and morning under my moisturisers I have repurchased it a number of times throughout the year – always have one spare as just cannot be without it as even if I try another serum I always like to have the Antipodes one there for me to use afterwards as have yet to find a serum as good as this one.   This has a dropper type applicator and you just need one drop for face and two for face and neck.  It has a light spa type fragrance which is not overpowering for me personally.  When you massage it on your face in upwards strokes, it gives a slight sheen to the face and although may feel slightly silky to the touch, great base for applying moisturiser / tinted moisturiser.    I have found using this along with the Antipodes Manuka Mask (below), it helps keep blemishes at bay and also helps your skin to look brighter / refreshed.  Again highly recommend trying this serum/oil if you haven’t already;


Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask (75ml) RRP £24.99 – this is also a regular repurchase and I cannot be without this mask.  It is the perfect creamy mask, feels lovely on the skin and is the perfect boost for you skin, leaves your skin hydrated as well as soothed.  It is the perfect product alongside the oil above for keeping blemishes at bay and also for applying over blemishes during the day or overnight, takes redness out of them as well as helping them to heal.  If I could only have one mask this would be the one –  you can also see my earlier review on it here;

Embryolisse Lait-Créme Concentré (30ml) RRP £13 – this is a multi function moisturiser, perfect for all skin types.  Great as a moisturiser  and over night mask as keeps my skin so hydrated but the main reason I love it is as a primer as I have found this is the perfect base for my applying my makeup – have tried a number of primers and none have been as good for me personally as this cream.  You can also use it as a cleanser so it is a great product to take with you travelling  – again you can see my earlier review here;

Pommade Divine Nature’s Remedy Balm available in 50ml jar RRP £19.80 and 30ml tube RRP £14 but appears to be out of stock in a number of online sites at the moment – this is the perfect multi-purpose ‘family’ balm.  Previously would always have repurchased the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream(gel) but although it is still good just now prefer the Pommade Divine that bit more and have also purchased as gifts for family/friends as I think it is so good and majority of them have now also went on to purchase as well.  This balm helps to soothe any redness, irritation, rashes, blemishes scratches, bites, slight burns, itchiness or can also be used as a cuticle/lip balm and also is the perfect product for removing any stickiness after removing plasters;


Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Moisturiser from RRP £9 for 75ml – although this is more expensive than a number of body lotions/creams I have yet to find a body moisturiser that is good as this one.  A number I have used have been v good but just not quite as good as this one.  You only need a little amount of this pastel yellow lotion/cream to keep all your skin hydrated.   The pump applicator of the larger sizes make it so easy to apply and I apply straight after a shower or bath, it sinks into the skin quite quickly and keeps my skin soft, smooth, hydrated without any dryness.  I also mix with ‘wash-off’ tans to help them spread more evenly;

Ultrasun Lip Protection SPF 30 (4.8g) RRP £6 – this is my all time favourite lip balm.  I always have a few spare as I find it is the only lip balm that helps keep my lips hydrated in all weathers – so I keep one spare at work, in the car in my bag etc.   This is a non fragrance twist up balm, it is so easy to apply and I apply a number of times throughout the day, last thing at night  to keep my lips hydrated and as it also has SPF 30 it helps protect you lips in all weathers.  It is also the perfect balm to apply after a lip scrub for even better results – definitely think this is the perfect product for everyone.   It could also be classed as a ‘makeup’ product as I find it the perfect base for applying lipstick especially if you have dry lips or for applying lightly before or over a matt lip product.


Not as many makeup items as although I would repurchase  a number of products I am currently using no need to yet as they wont be finished for a while, unless I see a great offer in the meantime that I can’t resist.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream SPF/FPS 50+ (32ml) in Light  RRP  £30 – this is more than a CC cream it is a medium to full coverage foundation.  My favourite foundation to date as well as being v hydrating, it is long-lasting, gives a little glow to the skin and does not settle into fines lines or make pores more visible.  The pump applicator tube is perfect and I have recently repurchased another one.  If you have found it difficult to get the perfect foundation recommend trying this one if you haven’t already.  You can see my earlier review here.

4 thoughts on “‘Repeat’ Beauty Purchases in 2017 & Favourite Beauty Product of 2017

  1. Susie says:

    What a great and informative post. Like yourself I love the look of the palette. I really like how the shades are not all varying shades of brown and light. I like to be creative and this is a perfect place to begin for trying lots of colours. I do enjoy l’occitaine products generally and they are always good quality. I will possibly purchase the mask but thanks to your post I will be buying birchbox this month. I especially enjoy fast blusher in the morning as sometimes powder needs to be blended and so the crayon will be perfect.

    I very much enjoy that your posts are detailed and makes them very worthwhile to read so thank you, we will speak very soon, love from Susie

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    • kellyklk says:

      Thank you Susie – so, so pleased you are enjoying them. That’s great, nice treat for yourself. Take care & chat v soon love Liz xx


  2. Susie says:

    Liz, I just got my beautiful package about ten minutes ago. Well how wonderful, I absolutely love everything. I use claudalie and have the foam cleanser so the toner will pair perfectly with that which I am delighted about.

    I absolutely love the antipodes duo. It is a first for me and boy I am impressed. I also use rituals particularly in summer so will use every drop and I do enjoy Baylis and Harding especially for this time of year. I am over the moon happy and you have made my day, thank you so very much from Susie. xx

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    • kellyklk says:

      Thank you Susie – so glad you received them & over the moon you like them all. My absolute pleasure- enjoy using them. Hope you have a great weekend- take care & chat soon love Liz xx


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