There are a few little things that become so entwined in your morning routine, that you quickly find that it would be difficult to cope without them. These are the necessities that allow you to get ready in a flash and keep you feeling great when your tights have more ladders than a building site and you’ve made more social faux pars at work than Jan Moir on a good day.
We all have our favourites and here are mine…
This cream blush is a firm favourite of mine after being recommended by my good blogger friends, Lil and Jen. Smooth to apply, long lasting colour and pigmented enough to also use on your lips and eyes, I don’t know why you’d ever use any other blusher.
I still struggle to believe this palette is only £4. The smoky colours and neutral tones make this the perfect day to night compact, the black and gold making it easy to top up your look for post work drinks. Try using a shimmery brown over the lids, the rose shadow layered over the top and a little black in the corners for a quick fix.
It’s a well known fact that mascara adverts lie to you and it really winds me up! The digitally enhanced lashes and oh so subtle falsies that we are supposed to ignore make it really difficult to make a mascara choice. But finally, I’ve found one that really works. Colossal by name, this one is super black, adds volume and doesn’t flake by the end of the day. Perfect.
I should really be getting commission for the amount of people I’ve converted to Liz Earle in the past year. Now a complete convert, I’ve gone from using whichever make up wipes were on offer in Boots, to a full on skincare routine and will never look back. Liz Earle is completely natural, gentle on your skin and smells amazing to boot.
Yes yes, we all know I love babbling on about my hair, but this is a vital tool for any girl who wants those relaxed waves. This is by far the best styler I’ve used – quick to heat up, varying temperatures and super easy to use, it’s well worth the investment.
I’m a newbie to lipsticks and figured they must all be like the drying, matt versions I used to slap on as a youngster – but not these bad boys. A quick slick of ‘Romantic’ (often without the need for a mirror – bonus) and I’m ready to run to work. A handbag must have.
If red lips weren’t enough to pick you up on a Monday, throw in some red nails and you’re all set. With high shine, deep colour and easy application, this is my favourite colour day in, day out. Just make sure you use a base coat to avoid discolouration.
We all have our signature scent and this one is definitely mine. A floral fragrance, this perfume takes me back to my uni days. Actually, the less said about them, the better…
What are your favourite products? Can you recommend any must haves?