25 Mar 2015

Top 10 Beauty Products

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.

HAIR
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.

FACE
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.

FEET
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!

EYES
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.

LIPS
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.

NAILS

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!

Thank you and goodnight,

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20 comments:

  1. Totally agree with you about Rimmel nail polish and sworn by it for years. Thanks for tips on the Rimmel pencil and eyeliner too as I shall soon be in a position to use eye makeup again lol but what is your recommendation (with sensitive eyes) to remove it thoroughly? My 'cheap' tip is Vaseline for lips btw.

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    1. Thanks Mum :) I just use Simple face wipes, or the Soap and Glory ones. They get it off nice and quickly. I still sleep in my make up though. Oops!

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    2. Wipes aren't the best for makeup removal / cleansing, although they are quick. A miceller water, followed by a face wash might work better - without much extra faff.

      The Garnier miceller water is great, takes everything off and comes in a enormous bottle so lasts forever! I love S&G face washes too. The SuperFacialist range is also worth a look if you wanted to try something new.

      Nice list, I'll check out the L'Oreal haircare next time I need some

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    3. I'll have a look at that then. I don't wear make up everyday so for lazy me, a quick swipe with a wipe is all I do :) My mum is much better at the beauty routines as you can tell :) x

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  2. Nice list, agree with you on the L'Oreal Products. I also rate the Rimmel Pencils, also Bourjois. I rate ponds cold cream cleanser, vaseline on the lips every night or Nivea Lip Butters which are divine. Also my fave toner... Boots Rosewater & Glycerine :)

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    1. I've heard a lot about ponds cold cream but I really don't like the smell. I know I'm weird. I've not tried the Bourjois pencils I'll have to check them out! Thanks for the recommends and for commenting :)

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  3. Oh I am not sure I have RImmel nail polish, will give it a whirl x

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    1. Thanks for commenting lovely :) Rimmel polish is great and cheap so you can er, have lots of nail polish (looks at own large collection.....) x

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  4. I haven't tried that Rommel nail varnish, I may give it a go. I have been buying expensive nail varnishes recently but find for the price they are not as good as expected, I do quite like nails inc but I change my nail colour to match my outfit so not much point paying loads when Im going to take it off every night!

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    1. Wow you change it to match your outift, I am so impressed at how groomed you are :) The trick with Rimmel is the wide brush which makes it so easy to apply. I think the consistency is great too. I have a collection of Chanel polishes and I have to say, Rimmel is much better. I don't rate Chanel that well except for scent and mascara. I do agree Nails Inc is great but pricey -- bbest deals in the the Boots sale after Xmas when oyu can snap up the gift sets cheapo :) Thanks for commenting :) x

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  5. Ooh I love beauty products and talking about them! I haven't tried those L'Oreal hair products but I want to, and also want to try that Heel Genius cream now too! I also love the Rimmel nail varnishes; so many lovely colours and I love the wide brush too. But I haven't tried that top coat and now I want to - you enabler, you! :) x #PoCoLo

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    1. Haha, loving being an enabler.I do love a good polish, I think I have about 30 in my collection - at least 6 of which are shades of red - oops! Let me know how you get on with what you try :) x

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  6. I always love a good beauty product review. I use the Soap and Glory hand cream - their products are great. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

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    1. Nearly added their handcream to this! I think they should give me some freebies now LOL Thanks for commenting x

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  7. I'm totally crap at buying myself beauty products so I really love to get recommendations, sounds like we have the same hair - though I'm sure mine is thicker than yours, because mine is thicker than most people on the planet. The shampoo and conditioner you recommended sounds just right for me to will give that a try. I really love the names of those soap and glory products, in fact 'motherpucker' is still tickling me...yes I am a bit slow, so will wanna try those just for the giggle!
    Thanks #TheList
    Kat x

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    1. Hope you get on well with the L'Oreal stuff, it's currently on offer at Boots - my OH bought me some unprompted last weekend! All the Soap + Glory stuff is fab and I wish I had more of it :) Thanks for commenting and if you use anything, come back and let me know how you got on! xx

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  8. I also have combination skin - balancing out the needs of the oily t zone and the dry cheeks can be a pain when finding products! I love Clinique soap and toner - bit pricey, but it does last ages and it does the trick for me. I love Soap and Glory - fabulous products! xx #TheList

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    1. Hi lovely, thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I know you're super busy. I've not tried the Clinque stuff but have heard good things :) Glad to find another member of the S+G fan club though :) xx

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  9. Ooh love that nail colour, Great round up. Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x
    (if you could add our badge or link to our blog that would be awesome, thanks x

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    1. Ah sorry - the code is in my HTML but for some reason wasn't working. I've re-pasted and it's working now :) Thanks! x

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