Thursday, 28 January 2016

My 10 Most Repurchased Products

It's so fun trying out new makeup products but I have a list of trusty ones that I know work every time. I love knowing that I can reach for them and I'll be guaranteed a great result every time. These items are always in my makeup collection (generally with a backup or two) and have been repurchased countless times.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation - My everyday medium coverage go to. I've used countless bottles and won't stop any time soon.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer - The best all rounder concealer. It provides great coverage without being cakey.
Maybelline Colour Correcting Concealer - An essential for counteracting crazy redness. I use this after primer and before foundation.
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer - I used to just use this under the eyes but now it's my go to highlighter for everywhere so I go through it like crazy.
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara - The Falsies does it all for my lashes, it provides length and volume and holds a curl.
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer - This primer gives an amazing smooth base and controls the t-zone oils - basically everything I need from a primer.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - I think I'm onto my 10th one of these. They set everything in place and increase the longevity of my makeup.
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation - The perfect full coverage foundation. It lasts ALL day and gives a flawless finish.
Napoleon Perdis China Doll Gel Eyeliner- A recent rediscovery that I've been using for years. I actually find this easier to apply than liquid pen liner.
Nivea Milk & Honey Lip Balm - Can't get enough of this stuff. I always apply this balm before doing my makeup. It's moisturising but lightweight and has no sticky factor at all.

Which products do you keep going back to?

Friday, 22 January 2016

6 Stylish Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

A great deal of my internet surfing time is spent reading up on beauty products but I've been reading a lot more fashion blogs recently and that's lead to me spending a fair amount of times looking through gorgeous stylish Instagrams. Here are six of my current favourites:

What are some of your favourite Instagram accounts?

Monday, 18 January 2016

Squeaky Clean

While my usual products do a pretty good job of keeping me clean sometimes I need something with a little extra power. When the hair product is beginning to build up or my pores are feeling congested I reach for these products to help me out.

Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo - I use a ridiculous amount of dry shampoo and for the longest time I just felt like the product wasn't being washed away well enough. Since I've added the Sunday shampoo to my routine it's been much easier to give my hair a good refresh. I use this no more than once a week but can go longer between uses if I haven't been piling in the hair products.

Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask - I know most people love Glamglow for an instant face makeover but the Wei Purifying mask is where it's at for me. This is the mask I use if I need to clear up a breakout quick smart. It works overnight to reduce the size of spots or make them disappear completely. The individual pods are so good because there's a lot less mess and it's much more hygienic than dipping fingers into the same jar.

QV Face Exfoliating Polish - Scrubs in general are one of my favourite beauty products but this one in particular is a long time love. It is abrasive but gentle at the same time and of course, like all QV Face products it doesn't irritate the skin. Some of the other abrasive scrubs I have leave my skin feeling uncomfortable but this gives a deep clean that removes gunk and dead skin cells without crossing the line into red raw painful skin.

Which products make you feel squeaky clean?

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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Bedside Beauty

I have beauty products stashed all over the place in my house but my bedside table is definitely one of my favourites. Using the products I keep there helps me wind down at the end of the night and wake up feeling moisturised and well rested. Since I've been using the same products in my little bed time routine for some time now I thought I would share them with you.

Sisley Paris Nutritive Lip Balm - This lip balm is amazing but a little too heavy and waxy for the day time so I use it as an over night lip treatment. It works a treat to fix chapped lips pretty much instantly.
Nivea Body Lotion Express Hydration - I like to lather up with lotion before bed and let it work it's magic while I sleep. This is the one I'm currently using and it's a good standard lotion that does absorb fairly quickly. I have no complains but it's fairly no frills and I like my lotions with a little something extra - particularly nice scents - so I will probably not go back to this one.
Natural Secrets Goats Milk Moisturising Hand Cream - I love goats milk soap so I was excited to try this hand cream. It is very nourishing but it does leave a residue on the hands that makes them feel a bit tacky so I prefer to use it at night when I won't be needing to touch anything.
Oblepikha Siberica Foot Cream - For such a thick, moisturising cream this absorbs more easily into the skin than any foot cream I've ever used. It also has the same unique sweet smell that the body scrub and body butter do.
Avene Thermal Water - So important for me in summer because I always feel like I'm boiling when I try and sleep. A quick spray of this all over cools me off nicely.
Optive Eye Drops - Boring but necessary. Being in an air conditioned environment and looking at screens for most of the day leaves my eyes feeling worse for wear by the end of the day. I've tried other brands but Optive is definitely the nicest.
Nuxe Bougie Prodigieuse Candle - not exactly a beauty product but this candle smells exactly like the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse which is one my favourite scents ever. I love lighting this while I'm reading or watching a movie in bed.

Do you keep any beauty products beside your bed?

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