Monday, 24 March 2014

Worth the hype

I've written about the products that I don't think are worth the hype (here), now it's time to talk about the products that I think are worth the hype.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm - I've been using this for years and I love it. It serves a dual purpose as both an instant waker-upper and as a face mask. I normally use it as a waker-upper when I've had no sleep and I don't want to scare people. I put it on after my moisturiser and it makes my skin look healthy and alive.
As a mask it gives me a great hit of hydration and makes my skin look refreshed and plump. Winning.

Nars Velvet Matte lip pencils - These are amazing. They are non drying, long lasting perfection. I wore Sex Machine on my wedding day, which is a huge joke considering I was six months pregnant.

Carmex lip balm -  This is the lip balm that I turn to when my lips need some serious healing. It heals them quickly and more effectively than any other balm I've used. I always have a few pots and tubes of Carmex floating around.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - I have Luminous Light and I'm in love. It's the best product I've purchased in years. Initially I was worried that the Ambient Lighting Powders would not be suitable for my 40 year old skin, but they are. Luminous Light blurs my fine lines and makes my skin look flawless. I will never be without this again.

Jurlique hand cream - If you haven't tried a Jurlique hand cream, you need to. They are super hydrating, non greasy and they smell amazing. The scents are beautiful. Rose is my favourite, however the other scents are just as beautiful.

MAC lipsticks -Good quality, fair price and an amazingly huge range of colours and finishes. What more could you want?

That's the end of my list. Is there anything I missed?


  1. Where did you buy the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

  2. Totally agree with the BFB. Cannot get enough of it's 'I'm awake, really!' effect some days. May actually need to repurchase that one.

    MAC Vex eyeshadow isn't on the list - why not? Everyone needs this. I speak from experience, I've had 3 and they have all been shadow-napped by persons unknown. I've given up until we hit the road in May.... surely hubby won't pinch it on me?!

    Harlotte lipsticks in the neutral shades, at least as good as MAC.


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