I keep one drawer dedicated to various backup items, but once I dug around to really get to know what I have, I realized I have a lot. What triggered this self realization was when I recently repurchased a discontinued blush from SUQQU after having used and witnessed a sizable pan. This put me into a bit of a frenzied shopping state trying to track one down (having two orders canceled by the seller) until I finally purchased one. (We turn a blind eye to the purchase price because the Pan was Sizable. There is a proportionate relationship to Size of Pan to Price of Purchase. This law is hereby recorded as Law of Fearful Pan Purchase) While putting away SUQQU blush Usuzakura, I opened up the drawer and noticed that it was veritably CHOCK FULL O' STUFF.
|What, backups. Me?|
AmorePacific Samples & GWP
Also are various products from Barrier Repair (the brand with the creepy baby face). I like their sheet mask for extra hydration. I don't really think anything I've tried has any lasting effect but when I am very dehydrated, this starts as a good starting layer to prep my skin before I add on other products (toners, lotions, serums, another sleeping mask, etc).
From Barrier Repair I also use the cream and the HA serum. Both are very simple products and not very rich. I like Barrier Repair products in the morning because even though I get very dehydrated, anything very rich (like my AmorePacific) will make me a big grease ball during the day.
Other Skincare-ish Items
I guess this is more miscellaneous than skincare. I've been stocking up on Baby Foot since Drugstore.com is closing. It's is a high salicylic acid based foot peel. I find the process very effective, with some copious dead skin shedding during a 7-10 week period and then voila! BABY FOOT.
I like Muji for stocking up on cotton pads and cotton swabs. I like these peel-able cotton pads. Generally low-lint, soft and doesn't disintegrate. The swabs are very fine tip, which I like for fixing eye makeup snafus.
The Beauty Blender solid soap is another staple. I'm almost done with one so glad to have this one on hand. My old one looks like a big donut.
The Nars eye shadow primer is a forever HG. Now and Forever. R'Amen.
Some more skincare here. Here's a new bottle of the Skinceuticals CE Ferulic. It is an antioxidant serum, notable for L-Ascorbic Acid (vitamin) C. I love how it has been gradually fading away various old pigmented acne marks and sun-damaged pigmented spot. Unfortunately, the acne I thought was attributed to this is real. I'm getting all sorts of inflamed (but small, than goodness) cystic acne and covered comedones all over the place and namely, in places I never get zits. I'm sticking this back in the drawer for a bit. If you can tolerate it, I would recommend it for its effectiveness.
And this is where I find myself a really big liar. Look at all this makeup!
And then the Last of Them
So what do you end up saving as backups?