Some of my favourite things.

I try out a lot of beauty products, and there are some that I definitely don’t take to, but there are certain ones that I will repurchase again and again.  I want to share four of these favourites with you.


Caudalie Beauty Elixir


Firstly is the Beauty Elixir by Caudalie, I tend to like Caudalie products, they really seem to suit my skin.  This is a must have for it’s multi-versatility (is that even a word?).  It’s a face spritz, a toner/face serum and a makeup setting spray.  It’s been a godsend as a cooling spray during the heat of the past few days. Cost is £32 for 100ml, but a bottle lasts for ages, I also have the smaller version (£12 for 30ml) for travelling.  

Ingredients include grape, rosemary, orange blossom, rose, myrrh and organic balm mint, and it’s suitable for all skin types.  I love the smell, it wakes me up and is so refreshing.


Lixirskin Vitamin C Paste


Next up, and these aren’t in any particular order, is Lixirskin Vitamin C Paste (£32 for 50ml).  Most of us are aware of how essential Vitamin C is as part of our skincare regime, it’s an antioxidant and skin brightener.  Use this as a quick mask during your morning routine.  I tend to put it on all over my face and neck including the eye and lips area, have my morning shower, and then wash off; I don’t wash it off in the shower as the water is generally too hot to be good for your face.

The paste has a 10% concentration of L-Ascorbic Acid and has a mild scent of Jasmine and Mandarin.  

I’ve tried a lot of Vitamin C products, but I just love the ease of use of this one.  If you’re looking for a great Vitamin C product, definitely give this a go.


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion


Thirdly is Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original, currently on offer for £15.60.  There’s not much to say except, this is great.  I’ve struggled to find a primer that works on my mature eyelids but this one certainly does.  It’s very smooth to apply and there’s no creasing at all.

Apparently it contains “space-age polymer technology which fills in all imperfections”.  It also comes in various colours to suit different skin tones.  


Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara


Last but definitely not least, is the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara (2ml for £16).  I didn’t even realise I needed a bottom lash mascara until a couple of years ago when I bought one of these at an outlet shop because it was a good offer.  

As we mature, it can be a good idea to make sure that your makeup goes upwards because our skin is trying to go downwards; so a lot of people recommend no mascara or liner on the bottom lashes.  This might be ok if you have long, lustrous, dark lashes, but if you’re like me and you can’t see your eyelashes with a microscope, then you still need something.  I agree that ordinary mascara can be too heavy, hence why I love this product.  It’s lightweight but you can still see that I have some lashes without it dragging my eyes downwards.

 I hope I’ve given you some ideas of things to try out.  All of these products were purchased by me and the opinions are all mine. 



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