Bare Minerals have let me down…AGAIN! They’ve discontinued the foundation I’ve been using – Bare Skin. The replacement product is far too thick. Thank goodnes I asked for a sample and didn’t just hand over the cash. I did find some online companies that were selling it off at a lower price but in a limited colour range; you might know mine wasn’t among them! I managed to get a Bare Skin from Look Fantatsic – same price as it would have been in the shops – but at least I’ll be ok for the next year. There’s no point buying an extra one as some foundations have a tendency to separate over time.
First for Bare Minerals it was my much loved ‘Raise the Bar lipstick’. I went to buy one and was told that it was being discontinued so I bought up the remaining stock – all three of them. Now I’m down almost to the end of the second one, currently scraping it out with a lip brush. Then they stopped ‘The Love Affair’ eye shadow palette. I managed to find one on an internet site and now that is about half used, I recently sourced another after a trawl of numerous sites.
And before that it was the pearlised highlighter that I like. I have one in reserve so again I’m ok for the time being. But what a slog trying to find these products!
The Healthy Hair Company changed its name to Happy Naturals and halved the range of shampoos and conditioners and has ceased to be available in either Ginger or Rosemary, the two versions I liked best. It is no longer available on Amazon where I was buying it for ages, though I have tracked a limited range in Sainsburys. The fact that it is being sold for £2.50 a bottle instead of £5 indicates that it might be at risk of disappearing altogether. I hope not – finding products that don’t contain parabens, SLSs or petrochemicals at a reasonable price is not easy.
And don’t get me started on nail polishes – Biosculpture no. 2018, OPI Die another Day (my favourite ever polish), Nina Rosewood – all gone. Somehow the replacements never quite match up.
Estee Lauder‘s Private Collection perfume was one that ceased to be, and similarly Coraindre by Jean Couturier. A version is available but it’s not a patch on the original. . Giorgio Beverley Hills – a long time favourite Eau de toilette – is now being sold for less than it cost me 27 years ago when I started using it so I reckon that could be on its way out too. There are so many perfumes that are now just a fond memory.
I deliberately decided that this post was not going to focus on food items but if anyone knows where I can but ‘Cafe Noir’ biscuits, do please tell!