With it being that time of the year where people ask what I'd like from Father Christmas, I've had to have a think about what I NEED rather than what I'd like (diamonds. furs, world peace, a small white kitten etc.) This has led me to thinking about the stuff that I use on pretty much a daily basis, you know, vanity stuff. So this list is more for me than you, this way I will remember what to ask my loved ones for as a gift and I WILL NEVER HAVE TO PAY FOR MY VANITY AGAIN.
My hair gets DRY. So dry that my hairdresser told me that if I dyed it again, it would essentially turn into chewing gum. I didn't want this. So I started using Argan Oil. Of all the Argan oil on the market, this Avon range is my favourite. It smells beeeeautiful and is a very good price indeedy. I use the shampoo, conditioner, hair mask and oil and my hair is once more hair and not confectionary.
I believe that if I were to be stranded on a desert island, there would be nothing I couldn't handle if I was in possession of a lifetimes supply of Batiste. I have extremely fine hair that is greasy at the roots and prone to dryness at the ends (As discussed above!) so this stuff is the greatest hair invention to have ever been...well...invented...
I've always used these and I find now that anything else dries me (and my purse...) right out.
Nothing, and I mean NOTHING hydrates me and makes me smell as good as this stuff does. I use it after every bath and it goes soooo far, even on my extreme expanse of leg...
Prior to this, I used the Benefit moisturiser which I still adore, however, it costs roughly 10x as much as this one and I truly think this is so near as damnit in smell, feel and effect that I'd sooner pay less.
Stuff in order to look like I got ma shizzle together
I've been using this for about three years and swear by it. It lasts all day and acts as a perfect base for other colours if needed. Day to day I wear it by itself as it gives my eyes just enough oomph.
Isn't this mascara magic? I have never found such a gentle yet effective mascara. My eyelashes are blonde and pitiful and this makes me look like a 60s film star. A total essential through and through.
I can't get across how devastated I was when Boots briefly discontinued their mousse foundation. IT IS WONDERFUL. Gives such a light flawless coverage and stops any shine. It's like being airbrushed. Thank goodness they brought it back and all is now good in the world.
Stuff to make me look slammin'
I've only started using a primer in the last year, I bought this initially but when I ran out I thought "oh, a primer's a primer, I'll buy this cheap one" I WAS A FOOL. A primer is NOT a primer. And no primer is as good as this one. Fact.
My first and favourite red. Enough said.
I love an eye quad, you can take it everywhere and there's something for every occasion. This one is well fit, the maroon brings out the blue in my eyes and the lighter shade doubles as a highlighter - WIN.
I'm pretty new to the idea of contouring and have only just got over the idea that I'm not simply just drawing my own skeleton onto my face. I was recommended this by a pro MUA and it's fab. Plus it's handbag size which is ideal for me as I have a handbag and I like stuff to fit in it.
I'm never knowingly without eyeliner but as I'm getting older (*wah*) it seems to crack on my lash line. This one lasts all day and stays as intense as when I first put it on. I worried that it may be harder to apply but its exactly the same as the standard liquid liner. The only issue is removing it...
I use this on my eyebrows and the shade is totally spot on. It looks sparkly in the picture but it isn't actually sparkly because as snazzy as I am, even I cannot rock sparkly brows. And trust me, I've tried.
If you have these items in your house, I could quite easily move straight in. Bear that in mind because it could happen......HIYA!
I'm not going to say "What couldn't you live without?" because that is extremely flippant and I would expect nothing less than:
> My cats
SO instead, I will ask: What are your dessert island beauty items? (Take into account that I was going to go for three items...Look how this ended up....)