Tuesday, 17 January 2012

My Unwanted Beauty Box

When I read Lauren's post about her unwanted beauty box, I immediately wanted to do it too, as I thought it was a great idea. I have so many products that I've owned for so long that aren't bad products, they just aren't as good as my 'favourites', so they never get used. I also tend to buy a lot and forget about some older things I may have.

If you haven't read Lauren's post, the idea is basically to fill a box with all of your unwanted beauty items and not use anything else until you have finished these things! Tricky, but useful (and it will help me save by not buying as much!)
After having a sort out, I actually have two boxes, so here's what's in them and why they are in there.

Nice'n'easy Colourseal Conditioning Gloss

As you can see I have built up quite a collection! They come with the home hair dye kits that I purchase and I end up forgetting about them. I didn't realise I had so many and the bad thing is they are all partially used. These shouldn't take long to use up, and they leave my hair feeling soft and shiny.

Batiste Floral and Flirty Dry Shampoo

You all know I love Batiste, but I have ended up with quite a few. I tend to choose different ones all the time therefore none are getting used up, so I'll just use this one as it's the one I've owned the longest.

Trevor Sorbie Humidity Control Spray

I bought two of these on a deal but they do nothing for my hair. When I apply to damp hair, it does nothing, and if I apply on dry hair, it leaves it feeling sticky and greasy. I really don't get along with it, but I'm sure if I just carry on using it on damp hair, it might help.

Soap and Glory Flake Away

I prefer using Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub so this tends to get no attention. It's not a bad product, I just seem to forget I have it.

Dipalomo White Body Butter

I was sent this to review a while ago, and as much as I enjoy using it, it's not as good as The Body Shop or Soap and Glory body butters.

L'oreal Smooth Intense Styling Cream

I don't even know why I purchased it. As you can tell it's foreign as I actually bought it from the 99p store. It's a decent product, again it just gets lost behind others.

Purity Conditioning Cleansing Lotion

The reason why I stopped using this is because I have to use so much of the product in order for it to work. There's only a small amount left though so it will take no time at all to use up.

The Body Shop Seaweed Facial Exfoliator

This is an amazing exfoliator but I have about 4 or 5 others that I keep using instead, as if I use this one too often it leaves my face quite red. I might use this weekly in order to finish it. I think this will last a while!

These are a range of smaller bottles that I found lying about. Two are from Glossybox, two are from perfume sets and the other was given to me by Aiden's sister. I don't really like having lots of little bottles about, but I don't use them as I keep thinking I'll save them for if I go travelling. The truth is, I hardly go anywhere so I don't really know why I'm saving them!

Impulse Very Pink Body Fragrance

I love body sprays and again I've built up quite a collection. I used to carry this in my bag but since I replaced it, I haven't used it. Again, there's not much left so it shouldn't take too long.

I'm actually very excited about this 'challenge', You may have noticed there's no make up in there, this is because I had a huge clearout recently and so there isn't really much left and I'm actually trying to build up that collection again. I'll do an update post in a few weeks to see where I'm at. Do let me know if you're doing it too!



  1. I saw Maxine's vlog then read Lauren's and was like I need to do this :) My post will be live tomorrow on it.
    I think it is such a good idea :) xx

  2. My unwanted or unloved are not in a box but on my project "pan them all!" and it's going really well so far. I just want to clear up my stash from products that were tested on animals really x

  3. such a good idea I definitely need to try this though I dread to think what I'll find!


  4. ohh i started doing this a few days ago, its a great idea! temptation to use my other, favourite products is so high though haha!

  5. 2 of your unused products are my all time faves haha!! The Nice'n'Easy conditioner, my hair loves this stuff except I am Blonde so use the Blonde one and I swear by The Body Shop scrub :) Great idea though might have to do this myself!!




  6. I'm with Gaby, I haven't done an unwanted box, just a 'use it all up before purchasing anymore' box. I've been doing pretty well with it too!

    Zoe xoxo

  7. Brill idea.
    Sounds like a fun challenge.

    Peg x

  8. I love this concept, i'm doing a similar thing too :) xx

  9. cool. Waiting for your update! (might as well be inspired and do something similar... hehe)

    Cheers, Jacq


  10. I love that so many people are doing this kind of project; I've been doing Project Pan for a while now, I always feel better once I completely use up products.
    And I love that Body Shop Seaweed exfoliator, but like you I only use it once a week or I end up with a red face :s
    Lookin forward to seeing how you get on :)


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