Saturday, 16 July 2011

My Daily Essentials

Hey Ladies,

I thought I'd do a post on my current daily essentials, I think when we use a product everyday we tend to forget to tell people about them as they just become that ingrained into our routines that we assume everyone knows about them!!


Shampoo - Tresemme Naturals Moisture Shampoo - £4 for 500mls
I have reviewed this product before here, and I remain still totally in love with the shampoo it just agrees with my hair, I can get away with no conditioner when I use this and although I go astray when other products get sent me I do always return to it, smells great, does its job & is such good value!

Leave In Conditioner - Paul Mitchell Super Strong Liquid Treatment - £14 for 250mls
I don't condition my hair every time I wash it, I just don't have the time which means I rely on  my leave in treatments to keep my hair in good condition & I have to say this one is just the best, to say it's so liquidy it is incredibly effective. It detangles, repairs, doesn't weight down your hair & isn't overly expensive.

Body Moisturiser - Garnier Hydra lock - £4 for 400mls
This is THE best moisturiser ever for the price point, it's like a body butter just thinner in texture but just as moisturisng and smells really nice, no particular smell (unless you know what Elemis Pro Collagen Marine cream smells like because its smells exactly like that). Does exactly what you need it to and relatively cheap.

Cream Eyeshadow - Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner - £14
I use one of these every time I apply makeup, they are without doubt the best cream shadows available in my opinion, they really do not crease all day & are an amazing base or if you're in a rush come in amazing shades that can be worn alone (If I am doing this I like to dust a tiny bit of translucent powder over the top to ensure maximum wear) They are a little pricey but come in loads of shades & last forever!

Nail Polish Base - Orly Bonder - £9.25
I use this under every manicure to ensure it keeps my polish chip free as long as possible and it really does do the trick. 'Nuff said!

Setting Powder - Dolce & Gabbana Powder Foundation - £29
Yes it may be a little expensive but if you use it as a setting powder and not a foundation it will last you forever, it sets your makeup beautifully without looking like you have powder on as well as giving you a tiny bit extra coverage for your skin. May be expensive but you feel so posh wipping it out on the tube ... I mean look at it!!

Concealer - Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer - £20.50
Again a little pricey but this stuff I use every day and have done for 2 years and my tube is still going very strong, It is amazing for the under eye area at covering dark circles without being too heavy and cakey! So worth the initial investment.

Mascara - Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash - £17.50
Initially I hated this mascara, after all the hype surrounding it, it totally let me down (I even included it in my products I regret buying video) but the formula has dried out a little and I have to say is AMAZING, it curls, lengthens, volumizes and makes your lashes incredibly black. Such a time saver in the morning & although expensive I have to say totally worth it!

Primer - Urban Decay Primer Potion - £12
I always avoided this purchase due to the bottle (totally not a problem anymore) I always put up with my Too Faced Shadow Insurance in its glorious squeezy tube however it all separated and went weird so I bit the bullet & purchased the UDPP, never looked back I have to say. It's £12 and lasts forever so when it comes time to depot I just wont bother & buy another it's not the biggest investment for another so I wont mind wasting some. Makes eyeshadow last & last and is good value for money.

So there's my daily essentials, yes not major secrets in the beauty & blogging world but I thought I'd show you what I use, I'm so kind aren't I? I have't included my skin care because there's videos dedicated to that!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend so far!

4 comments:

  1. Love posts like these. I have to try the Garnier Hydralock now because I LOVE the smell of the pro-collagen cream from Elemis! xx

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  2. I love benefit cream shadows and urban decay primer potions. They're such essentials to have in your collection! I really want to get my hands on the mufe concealor, I hear either that one or the amazing cosmetics one is great for under the eyes. Love the post!

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  3. ur mascara is super expensive! bet itt does wonders :)

    i always have such high hopes of expensive mascaras, i havent bought one yet tho..

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  4. love posts like these! Although it always makes me want to run out and buy everything. I like the sound of the Make Up For Ever products, I've never tried this brand. xo.

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