Wednesday, 6 March 2013

My Beauty Essentials♥

We all have a certain few products that we couldn't live without. Sometimes its haircare or skincare or make up. I'm just here to tell you what i think are the products that every single girl should have in her beauty collection!

Red Lipstick
My first make up must have is a red lipstick. These little beauties can make any look instantly that bit more rebellious and sexy. I've yet to see a skin tone red lipstick doesn't suit as well! Dare to be bold and rock the bright red lip. I've tried a fair few red lipsticks in my time and some good ones are Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in "Big Bang" and ELF Studio Matte Lip Colour in "Rich Red".

Good Make Up Brushes
No matter how good your make up is, it will never be as good if you use bad tools to put it on with! Decent brushes doesn't have to mean expensive. We need a brush that doesn't shed hair, is soft and doesn't irritate the skin and made well. Two brushes i love in particular are the ELF Studio Blush Brush and Sigma F80 Flattop Kabuki.

I have incredibly dry skin and i need this in my life because otherwise putting make up on means all hell breaks loose! Dry skin is irritating and make up can end up sticking to it making it very obvious to others. I've used so many moisturisers before but the one i use now is the only one i've seen make any difference. E45 Moisturising Lotion is gentle and kind to my sensitive skin while actually helping to keep my skin hydrated and flake free.

Face Wipes
I cannot stress this one enough, i must go through about 3 packs a month at least of these! I find it physically impossible to not take my make up off at the end of the day.  Olay Essentials Cleansing wipes have been my favourite so far but the Nivea Visage Soft Facial Cleansing wipes come up a close second.

Lip Balms
Okay, I'll admit it, I love lip balms. I always carry one with me and have at least two in my room just in case. If like me, you have very dry and chap-prone lips, it can be really frustrating when all you really want is soft, hydrated and kissable lips! I love Cherry Carmex but i always have a tub of vaseline by my bed so the last thing i do before i get into bed is put some on and i wake up with lovely soft lips!

Body Lotion
As important as it is for the skin on our face to be soft and hydrated, the same goes if not more for the rest of our body. Dry, flakey skin is not the best look! Also, scented body lotions or butters smell and feel fantastic. Your skin ends up smelling so lovely and feeling soft so really, how can you say no? Vaseline body lotions are amazing!

Intensive Conditioners
Most of us can confess to torturing our hair sometimes. Some more than others, my poor hair must hate me (explains my bad hair days!) after the years of abuse i've put it through. Whether you regularly dye or bleach your hair or just use heat tools on it very often, it's going to be in need of some TLC. Intensive conditioners are great for that, putting life into dull hair thats been straightened into oblivion. I love Aussie 3 Minute Miracle conditioner but leave it in for a few hours rather than minutes!

Heat Protection Spray
Adding in from my last paragraph, it also helps if you use heat spray before you style your hair. Don't ruin your hair keep it lush and healthy! I love the Charles Worthington heat spray :)

What are your Beauty Essentials? Tell me in the comments

Lots of love

1 comment

  1. Red lipstick is defo one of my essentials!



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