Tuesday, 28 August 2012

My Daily Essentials - Skin, Hair and Beauty!

This post is all about my daily essentials, now I couldn't do all my products as there are a lot! So I chose the ones I really couldn't live without and use on a daily basis. It was tough to choose just a few but here they are....
 I recently did a blog post on the Real Techniques stippling brush and I use it every day to apply both the BB cream and the foundation over the top. It gives a great coverage and blends make up in well.
I previously used expensive shower gels like Molton Brown or Clarins but I found because they were expensive I didn't want to use them! Ridiculous way of thinking but I'm sure some of you can relate to that! So I decided to change to a less expensive brand and now I'm addicted to Doves Go Fresh range in the Cucumber and Green Tea scent. It's such a clean smelling scent and nourishing for my skin too.
I've included my D & G Light Blue perfume to this post even though I've done a perfume review before which you can read here. But as I use it practically every day I decided it had to be part of the post!
L'oreal Super Liner in Black Vinyl is fantastic and lasts all day.
On the left is the MAC Mineralize skinfinish highlighter in "Soft and Gentle" which is great for day or evening and can be built up for a more intense look. On the left is my favourite MAC blusher in "Margin".
I have started using the L'oreal Double Extension Mascara in Carbon Black again recently as it always gives great results and makes my lashes look long and volumised as opposed to some mascaras that either do one or the other!
I have very long hair and use a lot of heat when styling so before drying my hair I use Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends split ends protector cream on the ends of my hair which I think has really helped to reduce the amount of split ends I have.
I love my scented body lotions and slather loads on after a shower, but as I suffer from dry and sensitive skin I tend to fall back on my beloved Aqueous cream which can be used in the shower and as a moisturiser. It may not be in the prettiest packaging but it really makes a difference to my skin.
On the right is my eye shadow trio from 17 in "Barely there". This is perfect for the day as they are neutral colours and they all compliment each other.
I previously used an eyebrow pencil to shade in my brows but when I went to The Body Shop to replace my pencil the sales girl talked me into buying the Brow and Liner Kit which as you can see from the photo has two shades in the compact as well as a small double ended brush to fill in and line the brows. I couldn't be without it now and it gives a much more natural look to eyebrows. My kit is in Shade 03 which is for darker toned hair.
Mitchum Advanced Control 48 hour Anti-perspirant and Deodorant. I have used this for years now and have to say its the best deodorant I've ever used. It's not fancy and doesn't promise to minimise hair or not stain your clothes but it does a great job preventing me getting sticky and it lasts for 48 hours too.
I might do a review on this product so won't go into too much detail but the Liz Earle Intensive Treatment Mask is something I use at least once a week when my skin is feeling dry and needing a bit of TLC!
What are your daily essentials and products you can't live without??


  1. Great post Claire - there are so many products here that I have never even thought of trying! Im definitely interested in the Liz Earle Intensive Mask so please do a fuller post :) Very jealous of the MAC blush - that shade looks beautiful!

    Helen xxx

    1. Thanks Helen! I'll do a couple of reviews on her products as they're so amazing! Next up i'm trying her foundation! x

  2. Herbal essences have such a gorgeous range! They always smell beautiful too! I basically can't live without simple moisturiser and eyeliner!


    1. Their products have really come on over the last few years especially now they've changed the packaging and expanded the range a bit!

      Thanks for reading and leaving your comments Sarah xx


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