I’ve tried a lot of different products over the years. It’s always great to try new things, but I do have a few that I always repurchase. From skincare to makeup to home fragrance – I definitely have my favourites.
When choosing skincare, I always go for products to keep my skin hydrated and also fight acne. I switch between cleansers and toners. At the moment, I’m using a gel cleanser from Makeup Revolution to take my makeup off which I’m really enjoying. However, there are some skincare products that I always go back to. One of these is the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+]. This is a serum designed to help clear up any blemishes while also keeping them at bay. It also fades any previous acne scars that you may have. I have been using this for years and I always make sure that I have one in my collection. I apply this every morning and night before my moisturiser.
When it comes to moisturiser, my favourite for the day time is the Vichy Normaderm Beautifying Moisturiser. It’s not too heavy so is great to apply before makeup but it also keeps my skin really hydrated. I’ve repurchased this so many times, it will always be a favourite!
I am not very loyal to many makeup products, however there is one accessory that I keep coming back to. This is the Essence Makeup sponge. I always use this to apply my foundation and concealer. Once wet, it works amazingly well and leaves a flawless base. They’re a bargain at only £2.99 – definitely worth adding one to your kit! I’ve found that they wash quite well so I’m not always replacing them every month like other sponges I’ve tried in the past. You can also use it to ‘bake’ – a technique where you use powder to set your makeup in certain areas.
Home fragrance favourites
As you probably know, I am a massive fan of scented candles. I have a huge collection but a brand that I keep going back to is DW Home. They’re quite hard to get hold of in the UK, so I get mine from Notino. At the moment I have a few favourites including Birthday Cake and Sweet Pea and Pomegranate. They do such a great variety of scents, from spicy, autumn scents to sweeter, foody type scents. I will always pick one of these up when I can, they burn so well and have a great throw. The scent really fills the room and lasts for a long time.