My bulging drawers and overflowing bathroom cabinets are testament to the fact that I can’t resist trying out new beauty treats. There are a handful of products that I go back to time and time again but for the most part, I do like to swap and change my beauty routine. Mornings for me are usually quite rushed. Getting four children (and a forty five year old man) up and out every morning is no easy feat so I don’t have time to play but I never ever neglect my basic routine. In fact, I think when you are rushing around like a headless chicken it’s even more important to have some sort of basic beauty routine in place. For example, I can put my face on in ten minutes flat. Bish bash bosh.
In the evenings though when the little ones are finally asleep, my favourite treat is a long uninterrupted soak in the bath and a bit of pamper time. I always paint my nails on an evening too so that they are perfect for the next day. That said, I have been known to chip my nails in my sleep. I can be utterly useless as this whole being a girl thing but it doesn’t stop me trying. I’m not sure what it says about me that I take longer getting ready to go to bed than I do getting ready to face the day? Don’t answer that! Ha! Today though I wanted to share with you some of my favourite beauty products right now.
First up we have L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology shampoo and conditioner. I bought these on the recommendation of beauty legend Sali Hughes. I don’t think I have ever not loved anything that she has recommended to be fair but this stuff is amazing. It really does fulfill its promise to make your hair thicker from the very first wash. It also makes my hair incredibly shiny I love it. I must have at least five different lots of shampoos and conditioners cluttering up my shelves at the moment and this knocks the socks off the lot of them.
Next we have this gorgeous Leighton Denny nail varnish in Leading Lady. My nails are nothing but red over the winter months so switching to a more neutral pallette always comes as a bit of a shock to the system I never recognise my own hands at first. But actually I love this muted lilac tone and it is perfect for spring days. Leighton Denny polishes are always so lovely to apply too I love this.
Now I won’t bore you yet again by telling you just how much I love Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish but oh my godfathers I LOVE LIZ EARLE CLEANSE & POLISH! Seriously, it’s a complete life changer, or at least face changer. This is one thing that I can never ever run out of. The best cleanser ever. Then we have the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. I don’t think I have ever tried a Caudalie product that I didn’t love but this serum is just lovely. I apply it before my moisturiser and seriously, it’s like an extra hours sleep in a tube. Love it. And that brings me to Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief. A bit of a mouthful of a name granted but it really does what it says on the pot. It is a really light formula but yet still a really rich moisturiser. My face loves this stuff and drinks it up. Clinique was the first ‘proper’ make-up counter I ever visited as a teenager and I think I will always have a soft spot for their products. And their Bonus Time of course. Get in.
I was trying to make this a nice snappy ‘top five’ type post but it ended up being more of a top six after much much much rounding down and that doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it? Picking favourites is just too hard sometimes! So tell me, what are some of your favourites right now?
P.S. Such is the madness of blogging I feel the need to disclaim that I have nothing to disclaim. I have not been provided with any of these products for the purpose of this post, they came directly from my bathroom cabinet and make-up bag. So yeah. Ahem.