May 30, 2012

Back-Ups Box

I always wonder at those people on YouTube who have a drawer full of back-up products; their favourite lipgloss, limited edition liners, the works. What kind of money must they have to buy multiples of the one product in the one go? Is there nothing else they would like to try instead of having five of MAC's Eye Kohl in Feline "just in case" they run out of it?!

And it's not like I'm coming from an ignorant place. I too keep back-ups of products but, only those that are really necessities and that I'm pretty scuppered without if they run out. I don't really think the world will end if I have to go a day or two without my favourite lipstick but, I do think it'll come pretty close if I'm out of eye make-up remover and have to go to work the next day with last night's mascara smeared across my face because no amount of water will remove it!

So, I thought I would show you what I always have back-ups of. For the most part, I think that they are pretty justifiable and most are necessities to my daily routine to keep me clean and presentable looking!

I have a reserve of Elnett hairspray. Too many times have I gone to curl my hair for a night out and found that I have nothing to set it with. Cue panic stations while I sit there with day-old stringy hair and the clock quickly ticking down the minutes till the taxi arrives!

Due to my eczema, I always have to have a body cream on stand-by to keep my skin hydrated and to prevent the eczema flaring up. Similarly, I keep shaving foam handy so I don't irritate the eczema when shaving. I also always have cotton pads to hand as I go through them so quickly with make-up removal and manicures.

Next up is more of a money saving method than a back-up as I don't specifically need my favourite Redken All Soft shampoo and conditioner. However, it is my preferred choice so, when I know I'm running low and I find it on the cheap, I do pick up at least the shampoo to keep my hair happy!

I'm as blind as a bat and hate my glasses so, I always stock up on contact lenses. I order mine from Daysoft where it's about €12 for a month's supply and cheaper if you buy in bulk.

Deodorant is one of those "can't live without" necessities and one I always keep multiples of. Because I train so much and live in fear of being smelly, I always have a fresh spray to hand, usually whatever is on special offer!

Nail polish remover and eye make-up remover are two more things I can't afford to run out of. Because I work in a professional environment, I can't really get away with days old smudgy mascara and chipped nail polish so I always keep these on stand-by.

Finally, the last products aren't necessities but, they are extras that I keep in this box to fall back on. I have an Avon SuperSHOCK eyeliner and SuperSHOCK MAX mascara as they are two of my favourites and I also have a back-up of Benefit's They're Real! mascara I was given as a present as well as my Holy Grail top coat, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri!

Do you keep back-ups?


  1. I always wonder about those people too, most of the time i cant wait to finish a product so i can try something new and diferent :)

    1. Exactly! I love getting that opportunity to try more stuff! x

  2. The main back-ups I kept going are my batiste dry shampoo, my hair couldn't look normal without it:)

  3. Haha I was just thinking about this the other day and that it would make a great blog post! I'm similar to you, my back-up box consists of extra nail polish remover, deodorant, toothpaste. Things that I will pick up when I see them on offer because I know I'll definitely be needing them. I also have a back-up of Bioderma because I can't just nip into town and get that. And mascaras because I'm picky and like to have fresh, clean ones to open, I definitely throw them out before the required 3 months! But 5 black eyeliners or 5 back-ups of the same lipstick? nah x

  4. ive just gone onto the day soft website and ordered some contacts to try out! Can't believe how cheap they are! Nice one!

  5. Yes totally true, I always save up for those new limited edition products, never mind buying two of them! Anyway If they're that perfect the product will come out again for them ! great idea though, the amount of times I've run out of shampoo or hairspray is ridiculous.


  6. I get back ups of my Clinique foundation as that is a must have! Can't live without foundation!


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