Sunday, 27 April 2014

It’s the Little Things…

Everyday-beauty-essentials (2)

It’s always easy to get excited about the big players in our beauty regime, but often it’s The Little Things that are the real beauty saviours. I can survive without the latest Chanel lipstick, but I’d be lost without the basics: you’ll always find at least one of these mini essentials at my desk side, bed side or in my handbag.

I’ve raved about CND Solar Oil before - one of the best cuticle treatments out there - and this teeny bottle has lasted me forever. It’s paint-on formula means minimal mess and I usually apply it before reading at night, allowing the majority to sink in before I go to sleep. 

Lanolips Rose Lip Ointment lives between my desk drawer and handbag, as it’s slightly milky finish works beautifully with a smokey eye. For this look, I apply mine over a layer of nude lipliner such as Bare Minerals for definition and lasting power.

Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Balm makes the benefits of Deep Relax Oil mobile, with a gently scented blend of Sandalwood, Vetivert, Chamomile and a little Patchouli. This is great for dabbing on pulse points when travelling or at moments of unexpected stress - we all have them, right? 

Urban Decay Anti Ageing Eyeshadow Primer Potion locks eye shadow in place all day while tacking wrinkles. I find the texture slightly gritty on initial application, but it smooths out when blended, acting as a base for crease-free eye shadow all day long. It’s not dry or chalky unlike others I’ve tried, so colour applies evenly and easily on top.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Clinical Clearing Gel is perfect for dabbing on under make-up as it dries clear and zaps blemishes super fast without irritating my skin.

Aromatherapy-Relax-Balm, CND-Solar-Oil, Lanolips, Urban-Decay-Anti-Ageing-Eye-Primer,Clinique-Anti-Blemish-Solution

I’m sure there are others, but this little handful are my current most used. Which little beauties do you reach for on a daily basis?


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