“As much as I love trying new products, I also love those trusty products that I go back to again and again that always tick the boxes for what I am needing. Much like meeting up with an old friend and you picking up just where you left off. Lovely.”
You know those products that can always be guaranteed to pop up in your routine? We all have them whether it be a holy grail mascara, cleanser you can’t live without or serum that instantly changes your skin. Trying new products out is a love of mine, you can’t beat going into a department store or a chemist (resist saying drugstore because it makes me want to gag a little bit!) As much as I love trying new products, I also love those trusty products that I go back to again and again that always tick the boxes for what I am needing. Much like meeting up with an old friend and you picking up just where you left off. Lovely.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation | £9.99
This is probably my favourite foundation ever. Big statement, ever. No matter what foundation I try I always end up back at Bourjois Healthy Mix. I have combination and can suffer from breakouts at the time of the month and can get very dry around my mouth and nose so finding something that looks natural, gives coverage but doesn’t dry me out like a prune is key. In all the time – which is probably years – I’ve not had any problems with Healthy Mix causing further problems or not giving me the finish I seek. Read more about Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation here.
Skincare is something that when I find a product I love I stick with for the long term, committed to my skincare products. Cute. Yes to is a relatively new brand for me but it has been a staple in my skincare for roughly 10 months now and I don’t see it ever not being there.
Although my skin is sensitive and can get dry I do get breakouts and need something that will clean my skin deep into my pores but won’t cause me to become drier than the desert. The detoxifying charcoal cleanser from yes to Tomatoes does just that. Your skin feels really clean after you’ve used it but without the tightness that you do get from some spot fighting products. The little grains help top keep your skin soft and smooth as well. For some reason this is becoming harder and harder to find on the High Street so I have had to taken to Amazon to purchase this little beauty.
The Body Shop Body Butter | From £6
A classic product that I probably don’t need to say too much about.
Mama RDP has always been a big fan of the coconut body butter from The Body Shop and has passed on her love for them to me! These are super moisturising, not overly expensive and come in pretty much every scent under the sun. You will find one that you like, trust me.
Essie Luxedo nail polish | £7.99
A dark nail polish is the ultimate, you cannot beat a dark nail in my opinion. It is super flattering and there are literally hundreds and hundreds of dark shades out there. For me, Luxedo from Essie is my ultimate favourite nail polish. A deep plum-purple shade that looks almost black depending on the light it is the perfect nail polish if you aren’t a fan of a bright, garish nail.
Seche Vite Top Coat | £5.99
To go a long with your Luxedo painted nails, you need to be using some Seche Vite top coat. This stuff is constantly on my re-order list. I love it. It makes my nails look shiny and done while keeping my polish last longer than it normally would. Desk job with lots of email writing results in chipped nails – not fun. Read more about Seche Vite top coat here.