Beautification

Ok, you asked for it… so here we go!

I’ve been slacking and a very bad little blogger, I haven’t done one of these in ages.

Rather than bore you with my beauty discoveries every time I make one, I quite like saving them all up and bombarding you with a whole shed load of them at once.

Like Father Christmas emptying his sack, here are my current beauty obsessions.

This is the daddy of all lip balms, by La Roche Possay. No nonsense, no fragrance or colour. Equally brilliant for boys & girls & my constant companion.

Nail polish from my gorgeous friend Tanya Burr, and Mavala oil dryer because I’m too impatient and clumsy to let nail polish dry naturally!

Clinique “Even Better Eyes”. This is a beautifully smooth, light little product that you roll underneath your eyes when you haven’t had the best night’s sleep. The cool applicator chills as the product brightens & hides dark circles. (Clearly a little too well used, as the labels is almost all rubbed off!)

I hadn’t actually realised what a Clinique junky I’d become, so I apologise for the onslaught…

Clinique all in one facial moisturiser. Light, smooth, protects your skin from the elements. Everything you need, in one pot.

Their high impact mascara & strawberry Chubby stick are my current go-to products for when I’m just running out the door and don’t have time for all the other jazz.

Acidophilus because beauty begins in your tummy! (Find this at any good health store.)

Neal’s Yard bubble bath.

I recently started BarreToned, a hard core ballet style work out that KILLS your muscles, so this has been keeping me alive.

Neom luxury shower oil.

I smooth this all over just before the end of my shower. It moisturises & feels like a spa treatment. You jump back into the world feeling & smelling a million dollars.

Lush Rose Jam shower gel.

Feels a little like showering inside a Victoria Sponge, in a good way.

Gradual facial tanner from Creme de La Mer, just to get me through the winter!

It gives a very natural tan & doesn’t smell of fake tan at all, which is always a bonus.

Vaseline Spray & Go.

I don’t understand how nobody told me about this product. I bought it on a whim and holy moly, it’s great! I hate moisturising usually but this is so ruddy easy, you just sort of twirl & spritz yourself all over. It sinks in all by itself & you can put your clothes on right away.

Cheap as chips, too.

Now, if I feel a breakout coming on… I grab my Clinique exfoliating scrub.

Go to town with it in the shower, then follow it up with…

… this little wonder from La Roche Possay.

You just smear it all over your face before bed and when you wake up, you wont even be able to make out a blemish, never mind a spot.

God knows what they put in that little tube, but it works.

My bronzer/all-over-face-dust of choice is also (funnily enough) by Clinique.

It gives a much more natural, rosy glow to skin than other bronzers I’ve tried. Perfect in this miserable weather!

For my eyes I’ve been using Urban Decay’s Naked palette.

You can use it to create very natural, barely there makeup or go wild with a dark smokey, sultry look.

Very handy to keep in your bag if you’re heading from a meeting to a party, or a date.

Finally, I’ve been feeding my candle addiction.

The front runner up there is a sweet gift from Buggy Designs, a personalised, monogrammed candle.

Closely followed by Cire Trudon’s Melchior and Feu de Beaumont’s Jasmine Glass Vessel, which comes with a very fancy gold topper…

So come on, spill. What unbeatable beauty buys have you got for me to try?

PS. I have a little secret I’ll let you in on tomorrow. Make sure we’re friends on Facebook! I think I’m going to have a few very cool posts coming up…

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