Wednesday, 20 February 2013

One day - how many products?

We all use products on a daily basis, some more than others. In fact, I think it would be difficult to go one day with no products (I dare you to try). This got me much do we actually use in one day?

I have photographed a bunch of products that I used yesterday. Yesterday was a fairly 'minimal' day, not much makeup or anything because I was spending the whole day at uni. But I was still surprised to see how quickly they added up...

Oh gosh, I really should have wiped those smudgey mirrors first!
Milani Press Powder
L.A Girl Pro Concealer
Skinfood Dark circle concealer
Mirenesse blush brush
Sleek blush in Rose Gold
MUA Contour Liner in Black
Cover Clump Crusher mascara in Black

Most days that I have uni (4-5 days a week), I literally only spent 5 mins max on my makeup. I tend to vary blushes though and I usually put on some lip balm while I'm driving! 

The Body Shop White Musk perfume spray

The first two I don't have to explain much. I don't like mossie bites (my uni is a mossie breeding ground) and I don't like being stinky. As for the perfume, its a lovely floral musk smell that isn't too over powering.

Pure Destiny Aromatics 3-in-1 facial cleanser
Dove Essential Nutrients lotion

The cleanser is a natural product that also acts as an exfoliator so I use it once or twice a week usually before showering. The Dove moisturiser is my daytime moisturiser as it is light and has SPF.

TIGI Bedhead Spoil Me spray
Palmers Cocoa Butter lotion
Nivea Repair and Protect lipbalm

The TIGI spray is great for post-styling frizzies. I've had this same can for almost 2 years now and still have heaps left. It smells citrus-y and won't make your hair greasy. This is great because I prefer to use as few products in my hair as possible. The body butter smells like chocolate and is quite thick, so I usually put it on before I go to bed. Same with the lip balm too!

There are a few other products that I used such as shampoo, conditioner, body well as the other obvious essentials like toothpaste and hand soap but I haven't included them. 

I've found this post to be a huge eye opener as to the amount of chemicals we use on our bodies on a daily basis. 

How many products do you think you use each day?


  1. Love the Nivea lip balm! Do you like the clump crusher?

    1. I love all the Nivea lip balms :)
      The clump crusher mascara is good, I do like it as it adds a lot of length and curl to my lashes. It doesn't thicken them though, and I prefer mascaras that do that. For the $10 price it is a fairly decent mascara (no clumps!), but I wouldn't repurchase it for the full price of $17.95.

  2. I think this is such an interesting post :) I am much the same when it comes to uni!

    1. Thank you! Yeah, uni isn't worth getting prettied up for :P

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    1. Hey Sunshine, thanks for the tag :) I completed the Liebster tag a few months ago but thanks anyway :) I read your post, pretty cool that you want to own a nail salon! x

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