Fashion and Style Blog

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Everyday Beauty Essentials!

Hi Guys! 
I hope you are all having a good week?

Ok,so I know Fashion is my main focus for this blog, but beauty also goes hand in hand with looking and feeling confident. My fashion and outfits change daily, depending on the style I am going for, but one thing that never changes is my basic day to day beauty routine and the products I use. 
This post is my top beauty picks that I can not live without!

                                                     All my Beauty Favs!
                Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish, Instant Boost Tonic, 
                  Skin Repair Normal/Combination 

I started using Liz Earle products about 2 years ago and I can honestly say it has changed my skin. I have always had very problem, blemish prone skin that has reacted and flared up when I have used other facial products. Believe I have tried every cleanser, toner out there and I could never find the right one. However, as soon as I started using Cleanse and Polish I felt a difference, my skin is so much more balanced now than it used to be and although it can never stop the odd break out it keeps my skin clear and really fresh. I know there is a lot of hype about Cleanse and Polish, it has won countless awards and been celebrated in the beauty press, but there is a reason for this, I love it.
The Skin Tonic is great for waking up the skin in the morning and smells amazing, you feel super clean after using it.
The moisturiser is also perfect for me, already having oily skin I am always conscious of putting more cream onto my face, so at first I tried the Skin Repair for oily to combination skin, but I actually after time found this too light (highlighting the improvement in my skin)  and now my skin needs the normal to combination, which gives me the best base for my primer and make up.
If you have never used Liz Earle products I definitely recommend them, they are just a joy to use and they really do work!

      Benefit Porefessional and Max Factor's 2000 Calorie Mascara 

Ok, when it comes to make up, I am a lot more flippant and change my foundation, blushers and eye make quite regularly. But there are a couple of products that I can not live without and I use every single day.
The Benefit Porefessional Primer is one of the best primers I have ever used!  I know this is a very bold claim seen as there are so many other great ones and don’t get me wrong I do love Laura Mercier, but Porefessinal just keeps my make in place all day. With my oily skin, make up has just always been a nightmare to stay on, I was always having to reapply throughout the day and night, but with this Primer it just does not move and it helps my pores look really smooth, which is another bonus!
Now for Mascara, Max Factor 2000 Calorie is the longest severing product I have ever used. I have been using it since I was about 15, My Mum introduced me and Katie to this and none of us can find a better one anywhere. There are some other great Mascaras available, I do also love Benefit “They're Real” which one of my best friends introduced me too, but the 2000 Calorie is just my ultimate favourite. I like my eyelashes really bold and I wear a lot everyday and I don’t go for one coat I will layer it up to get a quite dramatic effect and this is the best mascara for this and it does not move or come of all day. Some mascara’s start to rub of or the lashed start to fall by the end of a night, not this, I love it and will never not use it! 

                                 Elemis Exotic Frangipani Moni Moisture Melt 
                  Baltiste Dry Shampoo ( Original) 

I love keeping my skin conditioned and soft and when I really want to give myself a moisture boost I always use Elemis Exotic Frangipani Melt, it is the nicest smelling product you will ever use! I know the bottle in the picture is the old style, Elemis have revamped their packaging now, but that is how long this product lasts! You only need a few drops in your bath or after your shower and it leaves you with the silkiest possible skin. And I really love it for keeping my feet in check, have a foot bath with this and say goodbye to dry skin, it is soo good.

Finally, my Baltiste Dry Shampoo, this needs no introduction, but that does not mean it is not a crucial part of my day to day beauty routine! It is the best thing to sort out a bad hair day and even help give a bit of volume, no girl should be without it!

I hope you like my picks and I would love to know what are your top products for keeping your skin in check! 
I can't believe it is Wednesday really, the week is flying past. And it has been a bit of a whirlwind as I have picked to be Grazia'a Fashion Blogger of the week! I was very flattered and chuffed to bits to be chosen, it is so nice that people like what you are doing. Blogging can be a quite a self doubting world at times and to get nice feed back is so lovely.
If you would like to see my interview and feature it is here...

Well, better go, busy, busy, busy this week! 

Happy Wednesday! 



  1. The Elemis sounds heavenly! Liz Earle has been on my must try list for a few months...I keep reading amazing reviews!

  2. Great post !
    I'm using benefit pore thing as well :)

  3. Liz Earle is amazing!! My Mum bought me my first kit when I was 15, I'm now 31 and I still get asked for ID! The Elemis oil is also a fab product, great all rounder and its amazing as a hair oil as well! xx


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