MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE PRODUCTS
Monday, 6 August 2012
Just thought I'd do a post to express my love for products that actually work and which I've been loyal to! My 'desert Island products' would definitely be from the contents of the above image.
Dove Summer Glow: Basically I think Build up tanning products are such a good invention. I've been using them for years because not only do they make my skin nice and soft but I also get a tan - bonus! A lot of people don't seem to like them and prefer 'proper' fake tan such as sprays and mousses, although you don't get a really really dark tan straight away you can easily build it up and I think it looks more natural than actual fake tan, it also doesn't peel off or go patchy. I only use it occasionally when I feel like I need it but it works pretty quickly and doesn't take any extra effort than applying normal body moisturiser. I'd definitely recommend this Dove one, it is one of the best smelling and has a really nice formula (Johnson's tended to go lumpy).
Next Paradise perfume: Even though this perfume is so cheap I never get sick of the smell, I prefer it to most - well basically all - of the high end perfumes I have had the privelege to sniff. I love floral, summery scents and this is just the best in my opinion! Unfortunately this one has ran out and I haven't bought another one since because I thought I'd try something new, so at the moment I'm wearing 'Eau des Jardins' by Clarins which I love but perhaps secondly to Paradise, and Paradise is so cheap so I'll definitely be buying it again... Hope they still sell it? I'm sure last time I went in Next I couldn't find it!
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle: This one is 'Reconstructor' but all the different versions are great! I've tried lots of Hair masks such as Avon ones (they do a really nice fruity scented one!), Percy & Reed, James Brown etc, I can't remember the rest but I'm sure I've had lots of samples from magazines! I always go back to this one, most of the time I really can't tell if a hair mask has improved my hair or not but I always can with Aussie, it feels so soft afterwards, which is great because my hair is naturally quite frizzy. This is definitely one of my essentials!
Barry M nail paint in Raspberry: I love everything about this nail varnish. I have had it years, it is my most over used nail colour, yet it is still in great condition (no gloopiness!) which I think is part of the reason I use it so much; because it is so easy to apply. I also LOVE the colour, it is red but not too bright. Even though the quality of this nail varnish is so good I'd be wary about buying Barry M again because my Coral one went gloopy straight away! I think I have managed to rectify it slightly by putting a few drops of nail varnish remover in which I heard helps, it definitely seems to have helped anyway!
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer: My favourite Primer. I haven't tried LOTS of primers, in fact I've only tried Loreal Studio Secrets and Benefit That Gal which I can remember, but Studio Secrets always gets really good reviews. I think it depends what you want from a primer, I think Studio secrets is good for oily/shiny skin or large pores. That Gal is ideal for getting a 'Millie Mackintosh' style glow, but it can give a bit of a sweaty look in photo's. Photo Finish however is somewhere in between them both, it gets face shine/glow just right and actually does look great in photos (my skin is probably classed as normal or normal/dry). It is quite expensive but I've had mine almost a year and it doesn't seem to be running out too drastically, you only need a 'pea sized amount' as the makeup counter girl informed me!
Rimmel Bronzer: As you may be able to tell, disaster occured and I dropped it :(. But as you can also probably tell it was quite old anyway. I have been using bronzer since I was about 12 because my face has always been somewhat paler than everywhere else. At first I used the Avon one which was good and was £2.50, but then I got into using this which is about £5, when I dropped it I was going to buy another one but thought I'd look around for a cheaper one, in doing this I've wasted £10 and failed to find a better one. I am using a really cheap £1.99 one at the moment which isn't actually that bad but it does tend to go on a bit patchy so I would definitely recommend the Rimmel one. P.S. Is it just me or are bronzing pearls awful?
John Frieda Frizz Ease: Been using serums ever since I was 10 and my Nana wowed me by putting Nicky Clarke's on my hair, couldn't stop stroking my own hair - probably looked a bit strange! I re bought Nicky Clarke's for a while but ended up swapping to this one, can't remember why. Anyway, this is pretty similar to Nicky Clarke but perhaps a bit better, I use it almost everyday, some more than others - my hair can be pretty frizzy and out of control at times!
Gliss Shine Tonic: This is the best shine spray I have tried - it gives such a visible difference and is an aerosol so is easy to apply - it goes on evenly and all over - perfect!
Exfoliating gloves: SO much easier and cheaper than buying and rebuying scrubs, and they really seem to make my skin much softer, and rub off any fake tan disasters (not build up! I mean when I use a spray/mousse, specifically St Moriz).
Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser: I have tried Elemis, No7, Avon, Olay, and whatever else I've 'borrowed' from my mums vast amount of products. But for me this tops them all, it isn't sticky or too thick, it doesn't make you look oily or shiny, it does exactly what it says on the tin (so to speak) it hydrates, in a light manner. I need a new night cream but in the mean time have been wearing this to bed and am seriously questioning whether I need one because my skin looks really bright and moisturised when I wake up, I'd definitely recommend.
Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Scrub: My skin is as I said earlier probably classed as normal. I get the occasional spot but my main concern is blackheads on my nose - I hate them! I've tried nose strips which I find work a bit but this scrub genuinely makes a visible difference and sustains it over time if you use it every day - it's the only thing I have found which really works!