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The coconut oil masks that transformed my skin & six other products I used up this month

The coconut oil masks that transformed my skin & six other products I used up this month
Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer2 years ago
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Coming to the end of a beauty product is always a bittersweet moment for me. Of course, the prospect of forking out for a new one isn’t ideal. However, as a beauty writer, I am fortunate to get the opportunity to test out a lot of products on the market, so I always do a mini fist pump when I actually use a product all the way from start to finish.

With my overflowing beauty drawers and shelves, it can be difficult to decide which brands to focus on in my routines, but in amongst my piles of organised chaos, I have found products that I reach for time and time again. What I have learnt from being spoilt for choice, is that if I use a product up completely, then I know it will become a lifetime favourite (and you best believe I will be squeezing out every last drop of it).

So, as September draws to a close, watch on as I take you through my Holy Grail products I have used up this month!

The only way I will take off my makeup off. This gentle yet potent formula melts product and impurities off my face faster than you can say Derm-a-log-ic-a. 

Foreo UFO 2 & Foreo Coconut Oil Masks

This device and mask combo has taken my home pamper sessions to the next level. I use these coconut oil masks on the heated, red LED light setting combination and my skin has never felt better.

Color Wow Style on Steroids – Performance Enhancing Texture Spray

I haven’t touched traditional hairspray since discovering this product. Think volume, strong hold and enhanced texture, minus the sticky finish. What more could you want?

NARS Climax Mascara

I’ve just used up my second bottle of this beauty. If you want a volumising and lengthening finish without the clumping, then this one is for you.

NARS Afterglow Lip Balm – Dolce Vita

Quite literally cannot leave my house without this lip balm. My everyday go-to and my night out saviour, this ultra-moisturising, high colour payoff formula has a permanent place in my makeup collection.

Isle of Paradise Glow Clear Self-Tanning Mousse – Dark

The answer to all of my tanning woes. This clear formula gives me the most natural just-got-back-from-the-maldives tan (without ruining my bedsheets).

Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub

Nothing refreshes my skin and helps it glow quite like this scrub. The perfect addition to my weekly tanning routine, say so-long to dry orange patches!


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Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer
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As someone with an affinity for all things beauty, discovering fantastic new products is my not-so-secret obsession. Over the years I've tried and tested a mountains worth of creams, serums and cleansers, finding some of my favourite 'holy-grail' products along the way. However, I'm always on the lookout for more ways to nourish my hair, perfect my dewy base, or enhance my skincare routine. Working as a beauty blogger for over 3 years, I've been lucky enough to collaborate personally with lots of amazing beauty brands including Christian Dior, The Body Shop and Dermalogica. I've used the Dermalogica special cleansing gel religiously since I first got it and their products are some of my ultimate skincare faves. When it comes to cosmetics, NARS Sheer Glow foundation is definitely my go-to - I live for a light, glowy base!