Holy grail items of 2015

well this is a big title but I really feel like I have found some great things this year. 
Nutrogena alpha and beta toner- this is an exfoliating toner I got after reading Sali Hughes pretty honest and I love what it has done for my skin. With limited time for treatments and masks a quick time has helped with radiance and skin brightness. I would like to investigate other exfoliating toners but for now I am happy with this.

Nuxe reve du miel- this lip conditioner is so good. I bought it last year for labour and didn’t actually need it. With the change in season I have been getting dried lips and a dose of this before bed has worked like a charm. Expensive yes but I would rather have one product which works than various cheaper that don’t. 

Liz Earle cleanse and polish- this is really my ultimate cleanser. I have sadly used this up and think my next purchase for after using the stash of cleansers I have will be the Emma Hardie cleansing balm. I love a balm or oil cleanser which removes makeup.

I have also made strides with my makeup and have a few new gems.

Bare minerals complexion rescue is everything I had hoped for. The coverage of a bb cream, a gel like texture and mineral product. Holy grail!

Max factor creme puff in lavish mauve. I really was so tempted by the sound of the ambient blush by hourglass but when I went to look at them they had too much glitter for my liking. When I read these were a dupe I got them and have been loving this. It’s subtle, warm and a little glowy.

Benefit roller lash. I swapped my old curlers for a decent sized trial of this and folks it is fantastic. I will be getting one once I have used my stash.

Do you have any new products which you love?



Mummy face!

Mummy face!

The mummy face is a challenge. It needs to be doable in 5 mins, pretty hardy as you don’t have time for touch ups and make you feel good after less than perfect sleeping!

I like mineral base as sometimes, if we are honest, you don’t quite make it to taking your makeup off before tumbling into bed!

A bronze to warm up the skin, lip stain so you can give lots of kisses with zero transfer to baby and I am enjoying a tube mascara as there is zero smudge! Finally a wash of 24 hour shadow so it doesn’t slide all over the face and you are ready for anything.

Currently I have a lot to use up and am working in doing this before Christmas. I do have a few wish items on my list….

Jane iredale foundation
Naked pallette

In the meantime I will try and join the project pan brigade again!

what are your basics? What do you lust after?