Time for something different - I'm not normally a reviews person but I've been using some beauty bits recently that are great and worth a blog post. Most of these products below cost less than £10, if not less than £5 and are available from your local Boots/Superdrug. Hope you like them as much as me! Also please note I have either gotten all these as gifts (hi there mother in law) or bought them myself, none were sent to me to review.
If I could afford it, I would use Kerastase all day everyday. But like most people £20 for shampoo/conditioner is a bit much. So L'Oreal Extraordinary Oil shampoo, conditioner and hair oil seems to be the next best thing.
I have long, dry, curly, coloured hair, which is a bit of a tough call for any hair product, but this conditioner really brought my colour back to life, and the hair oil is light but effective, giving a lovely moisture boost and shine.
I've got combination skin - oily t-zone and then dry cheeks with a lovely collection of black heads and the odd "proper" spot at er, certain times. And also wrinkles are gathering apace around my eyes *sob*. Anyway the Soap & Glory Peaches + Clean 3-in-1 face wash has worked wonders on my skin - really clearing my pores and making it smooth and clear.
I only use it every 2-3 days, applying with fingers and rinsing off with warm water and a flannel. For extra moisture I do it before my shower and then apply a thin layer of basic Nivea cream and leave it to sink in.
Yeah, I have hobbit feet. Or I did until I discovered Soap & Glory's The Scrub of Your Life and also their Heel Genius foot cream.
After a couple of weeks of regular use most of my disgusting dead skin is gone and my nails look really clear and strong too. Almost good enough for the holy grail of pedicures - a french manicure! Roll on summer!
I love eyeliner, pencil and liquid. The best pencil liner I've found is Rimmel's Soft Kohl Kajal eyeliner pencil in black. It goes on nice and smoothly, easy to smudge and correct. I have super sensitive eyes and wear contacts and it's never irritated them. It's also easily removed with make up wipes.
The best liquid liner I've found is also Rimmel - Exaggerate Eye Liner. It's got a fibre tip like a felt pen, making it easy to be precise. I don't have the steadiest hand but I never make a mistake with this.
I *love* lip gloss and have owned hundreds over the years. I love a lovely shiny flesh coloured gloss and my current favourite is Soap & Glory's Sexy Motherpucker XL Extreme Plump. (I'm not sponsored by Soap & Glory honest!).
It's a lovely pinky-nude colour with menthol in the gloss to literally plump up your lips. It gives a bit of a tickly-tingle but it works and it's moisturising too.
I don't have much time to paint my nails, I want something that goes on quick, dries fast and doesn't chip. So the holy grail of nail polish. Well I've found it - Rimmel Salon Pro Nail colour with lycra. It's got an extra wide brush which seems to make it much easier to coat my nail precisely and avoid mess.
I also rate their Finishing Touch Ultra Shine top coat. Even with washing up, fumbling for keys in my bag and an overactive toddler this stuff can last up to a week but usually a good 5 days without chipping.
So that's it - my best products. What are yours? Share them in the comments or tweet @stupidgirl45 and let me know!
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