There’s this group of products that are always on my shopping list and/or always in my beauty drawer. They may not be glamorous or contained in beautiful packaging, and they may not be the types of products that would ordinarily inspire people to blog about, but that doesn’t mean they are not worth recommending! So this post is dedicated to those products, explaining why I buy them again and again.
P.S Love (Primark) Cosmetic Pads
Cotton wool pads are definitely a must have for any make up wearer, and these from Primark are my all time favourite. There are plenty of other good brands of cosmetic pads out there, but for me these are the best for overall quality and value for money. I’ve tried loads of others including Boots (great but more expensive), Superdrug (too scratchy) and Tesco (not strong enough) but now stick to the Primark ones as I don’t think I’m going to beat them! And only £1 for 160 pads – bargain!
Johnson’s Baby Shampoo
Like a lot of beauty fans, I use this to clean my make up brushes. Squirt a bit into a bowl, dip your brushes into it, swirl them around on your hand or a brush cleaning pad/glove, rinse and you’re done! I know there are plenty of ‘proper’ make up brush cleaning solutions out there, but when 500 ml of this lasts me about 6 months and only costs around £3 it’s a no brainer for me! I understand that baby shampoo may not have the anti-bacterial properties that a lot of the make up brush cleansers do, but as I clean my brushes regularly and don’t share them that doesn’t really bother me.
Garnier Mineral Antiperspirant
This is the only deodorant I use! I discovered it over a year and loved it enough to feature it in a favourites video on my You Tube channel (linked here if you’re interesed!) According to Garnier’s website these antiperspirants contain the natural ingredient perlite; a volcanic mineral that absorbs moisture. In reality this means that the deodorant actually works in keeping you dry and fresh smelling! More recently I found the ‘Invisicalm’ version – perfect for sensitive skin after shaving. These seem to retail around the £2 mark but I often find them on offer for just £1.
Elegant Touch Rapid Dry
I paint my nails a lot but I’m also really impatient when it comes to waiting for them to dry! This means I never paint my nails without a spray of this product afterwards. It claims to make your nails ‘touch dry’ in 60 seconds and I agree it does that. Granted, you still have to wait a little longer for the polish to be completely dry but nevertheless this cuts down my nail painting routine considerably. I go through it pretty quickly, but as it only costs around £3 it’s something I don’t mind throwing in my shopping basket on a regular basis!
I’m sure we all have our favourite ‘boring beauty products’ – let me know your recommendations below!