Friday, 20 March 2015

Beauty Favourites


From left to right:

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil: I have now been using this for 10 years and it's literally THE best thing I do for my face. In the evening I like to double cleanse so I use this first on dry skin (it removes eyeliner and red lipstick like nothing else) and then I follow up with another cleanser. Don't let the price of this put you off, it lasts forever... 9-10 months at least.

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate: I use this once or twice a week in the evening before I go to sleep or whenever I feel like I need extra hydration. I used to worry about having oily skin but now I like to add oil. I'll take 'dewy' over 'dry' any day of the week!

Aveeno Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser: I had to buy this as a 'make do' product when I forgot my regular fancy smancy face wash on a trip but now I actually prefer this. It's really gentle and seems to work great with my oil cleanser.

James Read Sleep Mask Tan: I like to look a little glowy and this product is perfect for that. I add a few drops to my evening moisturiser so the effect is super subtle but it's designed to be used by itself if you prefer. Like I said it's subtle so if you like more of an obvious tan then this might not be for you- this is for a gentle sun kissed look. 

Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil Primer: My hair goes through a lot when I'm filming so a good primer/protector is key. I like this one because it's got a lot of oils in it, smells great and doesn't leave my hair with that sticky crispy feeling that I've gotten with other heat protectors. 

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue: This is something that I buy time and time again. It's helps to condition my hair, stop it looking dry, tame frizz and it does't make it look greasy at all. 

Cetaphil Daily Advance Lotion: I've tried many expensive, sweet smelling body lotions in my time but for value and getting the job done this one works just fine. I like that it's unscented because then it doesn't interfere with my perfume. 

Avène Hydrance Optimale: My face breaks out when I use anything with SPF in it but not with this cream. It's really lightweight and doesn't have that greasy feeling that so many SPF creams often have. 

**These are all products that I've purchased myself. Absolutely nothing was gifted to me. These are my honest opinions. I'll try to answer any questions in the comment section. I finally added a reply feature to the comments!



37 comments:

  1. some great products mentioned here, aah i need to try that kiehls midnight recovery! heard so many amazing reviews!

    Rachel // Style Soup

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  2. I'm really interested in testing that Shu Uemura oil, it sounds like a miracle cleanser. :)

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  3. Need to try Avene Hydrance Optimale. Every time I use sunscreen, I break out within 24 hrs. Fingers crossed this works, thanks for the tip!!

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  4. Need to try Avene Hydrance Optimale. Every time I use sunscreen I break out within 24 hrs. Fingers crossed this works!!

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  5. Great roundup. I just started using cleansing oils and love them!

    Sarah
    Flip Flops and Furs

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  6. I really need to try the Kiehls. A lot of people seem to love it

    www.vievebutterfly.com

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  7. Need to try Avene Hydrance Optimale. I break out every time I use sunscreen. Fingers crossed this works, thanks for the tip!!!

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  8. Dewy> dry... YES! Aveeno does great products, I swear by the unscented body lotion.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  9. The cetaphil cleanser just seems to be a necessity these days, everyone raves about it! X

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  10. Great post, I love the Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil Primer! ❤
    munchies&musings

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  11. I've heard such good things about Aveeno, but haven't tried anything from them yet.
    Rubi | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com

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  12. I've wanted to try the Kiehls serum for so long now! I must buy it xo

    jpoppy-thats-just-me.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I am seeing some great products!!

    x
    www.thecherryfactor.com

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  14. I love all of these products! I'll have to try the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, though, as I haven't! Thanks for the recommendations!!

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  15. Awesome blog! All product are nice and great choose!
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  16. Kiehl's is just magic! Everything they sell is just brilliant x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

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  17. I'd love to try this sleep mask!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  18. I really need to get my hands on the Kiehls midnight recovery, heard so many good things about it

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  19. Thanks for sharing !!
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  20. I love Cetaphil! I swear by their high tolerance cleanser :)

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  21. i just recently started using cetaphil and am in LOOOOOOOVE!
    my skin looks so much better, my bank account is not depleting as quickly.
    it's truly a win, win.
    i've been using the boscia cleasing oil but will give this shu uemera one a try!

    :)
    vanessa
    grace-and-gratitude.blogspot.com

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  22. Look nice :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr
    Maria V.

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  23. Aveeno is the best - great list of products!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  24. I'd love to try out some of these products. Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate sounds great! I think I'll put them all on my wish list :-)
    Have a nice day,
    xo from Italy
    Sonia Verardo
    http://www.trenchcollection.com/

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  25. Love these products! I'm a big fan of Aveeno's body lotion too. Obsessed with Cetaphil's face washes also.

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  26. Now I need to try the Shu Uemura cleansing oil!

    http://ladiesandcroissants.blogspot.fr/

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  27. Hey Ashley, what is your skin type?

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  28. tell us about your makeup products!

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