Top Ten Beauty Products!


A bit of a girly one today! We all have things we like to splurge on, for me, as with many women, it's cosmetics. I love buying beauty products and when there's something new available I just have to try it. More often than not however, I end up falling back on old favourites, products I use all the time and so far, can't be matched. These are my favourite cosmetic products, the ones I swear by.
  1. L'Occitane 20% shea butter hand cream - I have terrible circulation that leads to really dry hands, especially in winter. I've been through lots of different hand creams and this is the only one I've ever found that works for a long time and doesn't leave my hands greasy. 
  2. M.A.C. Fafi Eyes 1, sadly limited edition, these colours are perfect on me! Suffice to say I'll be buying them separately when it runs out!
  3. The Body Shop Vitamin C SPF 15 Daily Moisturiser, it's light and non-greasy, and it works really well! 
  4. Boots No. 7 Protect and Perfect serum, I can't testify to it's wrinkle-reducing capabilities, but since starting to use it after sunburning my entire face at an air show a couple of years ago and becoming totally paranoid about my skin prematurely aging because of it, it makes a really nice base for makeup. 
  5. M.A.C. Studio Fix powder in NW20 - a light dusting of this is all I need on a "good skin" day, and I wear it over a liquid foundation on days I need a little more coverage. 
  6. Perfume! I'm addicted to perfume and I'm a Chanel No. 5 girl at heart, but I find it a little "heavy" for during the day. Currently I wear Vera Wang (the signature fragrance), Christian Lacroix Rouge, M.A.C. MV2 (probably the one I wear most regularly as the bottle is a good size for my handbag), or Demeters Sugar Cookie fragrance when I want to smell like a bakery!
  7. Batiste Dry Shampoo - it works just as well as all the expensive ones, and is an absolute lifesaver when I sleep in and don't have time to wash and blow-dry my hair. 
  8. Make-up removal wipes - great for travelling and great if you're lazy, like I am! I must admit, I usually buy whatever brand is on offer!
  9. Avon grapefruit peel-off face mask, I love how fresh and clean this leaves my skin, and I also love trying to peel it off in one piece - I was one of those kids who'd paint PVA glue on my hands then peel it off. 
  10. Mary Kay Timewise Microdermabrasion Set. Mary Kay's not a brand I hear much about in the UK, but I received a few free samples of this and it's become a firm favourite of mine. 
What are your all-time favourite beauty essentials?

Posted by Vixel

21 comments:

Fi said...

Uh, this'll be a little repetitive

1. Lush Angels on Bare Skin
2. Lush Breath of Fresh Air
3. Lush Vanishing Cream
4. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra
5. Lush Jumping Juniper shampoo bar
6. Sleep

Fi said...

7. Lucas Papaw Ointment
8. Lush Whip Stick
9. Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer
10. Regular showering :p

brodie said...

i hear you on the dry shampoo! it's a god-send for when
a- i want my curls looking good
or
b- i'm too lazy to actually wash my hair.

Chrissy said...

Oh, I am the worst when it comes to makeup. I am usually bare faced, but when I'm feeling fancy I go for Burt's Bees lipstick. Nutmeg and Rhubarb are my favorites!

Rachel said...

1. Stila Perfecting Concealer
2. NARS Orgasm Blush
3. CARGO Texas Lash mascara
4. I'm also a Chanel Number 5 girl at heart, but here are some of my other favorites: Miss Dior Cherie, Burberry, Nanette Lepore, Chanel Chance, Vera Wang, and Tocca Touch.
5. Aveda Curl Creme
6. OPI Nail Envy (it's a miracle worker)
7. Benefit Eyecon
8. John Frieda Finishing Creme (to keep split ends at bay)
9. Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer
10. Grassroots Skin Brightening Face Mask

Bridey said...

I'm not really big on make up either...

But the beauty products I can't live without:
- Chapstick (I'm seriously addicted)
- Matis Toner
- Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturiser
- Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
- Paul Mitchell Conditioner

Mishka said...

I love your blog!

I'm obsessed with...
John Frieda Weatherproofing Serum
Umberto volumizing spray
Neutrogena daily deep conditioner
CG mascara

Roxanne said...

Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion!
And ditto on the dry shampoo. Amazing. Although it lends itself to the temptation to be a complete dirtbag :)

Lulu said...

*Definitely Shiseido roll on blush or whatever it is called. Makes my cheeks all shiny and stuff- it is a peach colour?!
*Plus my concealer from Japan- I can never remember the name.
*Blistex
*Shiseido face wash- leaves me feeling so fresh & clean!

Shannon (A beautiful Dream) said...

Mary Kay micro-dermo is the bomb!! (I used to sell mary Kay, and hwile it's not the be all and end all of skin care, some of their stuff is brilliant.)

Jackie said...

My beauty products are pretty boring.

1. Cetaphil SPF 15 facial moisturizer
2. Burt's Bees Chapstick
3. Bath and Bodyworks Aromatherapy lotion. I use the kind for sleep, and I put it on when I'm getting ready for bed.

um...I think that's it!

Rebecca said...

01. MAC makeup brushes.
02. Sweep exfoliant.
03. Makeup remover wipes.
04. Lancome liquid eyeliner with a blunt end brush.
05. Modelco lip glosses.

My Daily Vintage said...

i looove batiste, lifesaver!

Taylor said...

1. Maybelline Great Lash mascara
2. Burt's Bee's honey lip balm
3. OPI nail polish in Ink
4. Paul Mitchell Shampoo One
5. Clean and Clear blotting sheets
6. rose water spray
7. cherry chapstick
8. Neutrogena foundation

Godlesscupcake said...

I'm slowly converting to all vegan cosmetics but...
* Lush Fresh Farmacy Facial Clenser
* Lush Tea Tree Water Toner
* Lush Celestial Facial Moisturizer
* Lush Dream Cream Body Cream
* Velvet Moon Bathery Dark Victorian soap in Absinthe
* The Merry Hempster's Vegan Peppermint Lip Balm
* Ulta private label brand Automatic eyeliner in Black
* Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy
* Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Crash
* Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Oil Slick
* Urban Decay Matte Eyeshadow in Yeyo
* Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara
* OPI Clear Nail Polish
* OPI Balck Nail Polish

Anonymous said...

Where does one buy dry shampoo?

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