My Life Essentials…

29 Sep

There are a few things in every girls life that becomes what I refer to as her ‘kit’…things that make life that bit more bearable and I thought I would talk you though mine…

Oliver Peoples ‘Deacon’ Frames:
My eyesight is pretty poor and I have had glasses since I started Secondary School. I first got contact lenses at 16 and treated myself to the Deacons from www.pretavoir.com last September after a few months of hunting for the right frames. I think that they are a real statement pair of glasses and I always get compliments on them. I feel that if you have to wear glasses, make them as stylish as possible.

Wella SP Repair Shampoo and Mask:
I colour my hair regularly and since going Ombre, I need a shampoo and conditioner that helps maintain condition and shine. This is the brand used at my salon of choice and I really rate this for coloured/dry hair. I tend to purchase online from www.beautybay.com as they are cheaper than salon prices and delivery is always top notch! I do like to change my shampoo and conditioner regularly though and am dying to try Label.M Honey and Oat next!

Sudocreme (not photo’d):
Something of a cult product and once just a cream I used after changing my goddaughter’s nappy, this wonder cream is a staple in my beauty regime! Perfect for helping with those unexpected breakouts, Sudocreme is perfect for slapping on overnight (cue Casper the Ghost comments from the housemate!) when I find myself on the business end of a chin breakout! The next day, the spots are calmed and reduced right down!

Liz Earle Skincare:
I have fallen head over heels for the Liz Earle skin care range. I tried their Hot Cloth cleanser after reading rave reviews and suffering from a bout of dull skin, which was subject to horrid breakouts. Ordered directly from www.uk.lizearle.com this has become something of a life saver and one of my all time favourite cleansers. As a Dermologica girl for many years, I didn’t think anything would be good enough to tear me away, but I have fallen hook, line and sinker for the entire range! I have since added their Skin Tonic to my regime and am in the process of sampling their moisturisers! I am now also trying out their make up range – FURTHER REVIEWS TO FOLLOW!

Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara:
I consider (along with the new Ombre doo!) my eyes to be my ‘thing’. I have always had compliments on my eyes, so I feel I should make the most of them, and this mascara is possibly my all time favourite. Lengthening, curling and extending – it does it all and can turn my eyes from dull and sleepy to wide and alive without me having to do a full face of make up. As a frequent flyer, I was over the moon when I received a travel-sized version with my latest purchase as Benefit were celebrating the anniversary of the launch of the product! Win!

St Moritz Fake Tan:
There is no hiding from the fact that I am pale and without doubt, feel 100% more body confident when I am tanned! I like to get spray tans done, and so far, have found Sienna X to be the best by far, but when finances/time do not allow, I use this tan, which I have to say is amazing. And cheap – I can usually pick it up for about £3 a bottle and its simple – it works! In a pump bottle that produces a foamy mousse, it applies well, doesn’t streak and lasts 3-5 days. I have tried various other ‘at home’ tans (Vita Liberata/St Tropez) and nothing touches this for price or quality!

Primark Natural Look False Eyelashes:
I ADORE fake eyelashes and would wear them every day if I didn’t work in a slightly boring office! I have tried practically every make going and can’t really fault these ones from Primark at a delicious £1 a pair! I always stock up on these when I’m on one of my Primarni trips! They are simply fabulous and I don’t get heartbroken if I lose them after a night out! I took a stash on my recent trip back to Italy and they didn’t let me down! The glue provided isn’t amaze, but that is neither here nor there and the quality and value makes up for the slightly shoddy glue!

Ciao for now!

Nina

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