Essentials: Beauty

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Beauty Essentials.
We all have those items, you know the ones, we re-purchase time and time and TIME AGAIN because, for one reason or another, we LOVE them and cannot live without them!! So I thought I'd do a little Blog Pose about the ones that I LOVE!! Firstly I'll start with Moisturiser, I've tried loads over the years mainly due to the fact that throughout my teens I was plagued with dry, itchy legs and for a while I used and completely fell for St Ives 24 Hour Body Moisturiser. It seemed to be the only thing which actually worked for my legs. I could NEVER go without it and ALWAYS had to re-purchase it!!! If I didn't I was left with white flaky patches on my legs!!! :( i've come to realise they're actually quite sensitive to change, especially in the water I use in the shower. I have to be careful to always have a body moisturiser with me if I'm using a different shower, as if it's harsh my legs go crazy!! :(

Now I used this one for years but I did have to change unfortunately!! :( But thankfully, Garnier came to my rescue!! I have totally and utterly fallen for their 7 Days Intensive Moisturiser. It is brilliant!!! Leave my skin feeling lovely and soft and completely nurished for 7 days. Due to my legs, I always tend to go for the ones with Aloe Vera or specially designed for dry skin-cocoa butter works well for this. They work well and they're always top of my list to buy fact, I think I might be needing some more soon............... *I must admit, even if my skin is feeling soft, I always re-apply it!!!! :P Kinda addicted!!*
Because I totally heart the body moisturiser, I am currently using their hand cream as well which is amazing!! Sinks in quickly, which is great if you're in a hurry of a morning. Can't remember which one of these I'm using but I have a feeling it's the honey one. :) Might need to get this again too..............!
For my hair, I love a good leave in conditioner. Can't say I have ones which I re-purchase again and again because I don't tend to go through them that quickly but these are a few I have been using for a while. I am using the L'Oreal Elvive Shampoo and Conditioner for coloured hair and also use their leave in conditioner too. I also have L'Oreal Elvive Full Restore 5 spray.

I do also use some of the 'Aussie' range and currently have their 'Leave in Serum for coloured hair' as well as their 'Limited Edition Colour Insurance Spray' both of which are amazing at keeping my hair shiny and full of colour.
I also have an unhealthy obbession with lip blams!!!! I used them loads when I was younger and I'm afraid, I still do now!!! :( My fave by far is Vaseline!! I have a few tins in various bags and in my car!!!! :) In my stocking at Christmas 2011, I was given a lip blam from marks & spencers in cherry and I have to say I love that one too!! :) That little beauty lives my my bed and I use it ALL the time! :)
Another product I have been loving and will re-purchase again once I've used it up is 'The Body Shop Hemp Foot Cream'. Although it looks quite thick, you don't need so much of it as it melts easily once you rub it in! :) Smells good too! It makes my feet lovely and moisturised if I apply it after a shower and put socks on overnight. :) 

 Another little purchase has to be Dove Deodorant! It is by far the best that I have tried over the years and I love how it comes in so many different fragrances :) My fave at the moment has to be the Pomegrante one!

I have repurchased again and got 2 as they were 2 for 1 in Tescos. I got their Silk Touch and Beauty Finish :) I just love how they smell and they perform really well, leaving me smelling sweet throughout the day.

Another beauty item that I have been buying alot in the last few months is this: 

I have been suffering from acne nearly all my life unfortunately and have tried various products that have either worked for a short time or not at all! :( But this little beauty has worked a lot! I still have the odd breakout and am by no means clear faced but I do find that this works well. :) 

I have also been using this recently and found that it works! I have to thank over at Robynsno for her reccommendation for this beauty!!!!! :) It is amazing! It has 2 ends one for day and one for night which is handy. You just dab a little over the affected area and it gets to work! :)

Well I think that's it.........Let me know about your favourites and which products you're always re-purchasing!! Thanks for reading! Sarah xoxo


  1. I love the Aussie range and can not live without Vaseline :)

    Tanesha x

    1. Aw thanks Tanesha!!! :) Much appreciated! :) xoxo

  2. I have so many lipbalms too. I always seem to buy them even tho i have so many all over the place. But i do have a love for Vaseline - its so good & leaves your lips feeling lovely.

    1. Thanks Vicki!! :) they're jst so useful aren't they?! And yes the Vaseline ones are particularly good! :)

  3. I can't live without a lip balm! :D

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

    1. Me neither! hehe!! I've always been like that! :P xoxo


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