Friday, 1 June 2012

Beauty Product Junkie............

Do you ever get excited when you read a blog post about something you love? Well, That's what happened  when I saw Nicki's post here. It was all about her been a beauty product junkie and her fave products. I'll put my hands up and admit, I'm also a beauty product junkie and can spend hours looking around the beauty hall of large department especially Selfridges. It's the smells, the colours and packaging, I'm a sucker for nice packaging, these big cosmetic companies know how to suck you into their world.

I actually had my dream job for many years, I started out as a Beauty Consultant for YSL Beaute, got to love their Touche Eclat,  then I got promoted to Account Manager, moving onto Chanel then I did promotions for many different companies, yes I was one of those annoying ladies who try and get you to try a new perfume when your're walking through the store minding your own business !!!!
These are my face and body must-haves.


As I've got older I do prefer the more natural products for my skin, I love the fragrance of the natural plant extracts and I just feel it is doing my skin good more than the chemical based products with all the preservatives. I've been using Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish for years, it's amazing, the smell and feel of it on your skin is gorgeous and it takes off eye make-up too, you are left with clean, soft skin with no tightening, a great natural skincare range, they've just started a make up range too so want to try that soon. I can't be without Decleor Neroli Aromessence, suits all skin types and I never go outside in the summer without Clarins UV Plus SPF40.

 L'Occitane shower gels are a firm favourite of mine, the fragrances are just gorgeous, another L'Occitane must-have is the hand-cream.My latest find are Neom products, all natural and they smell devine, I'm using the Refresh Body Oil at the moment and I've got the Tranquilty candle that I burn just before bedtime, bliss !!!

I use to be very adventurous with my make-up, following trends in all the glossy mags, when I was a teen I wouldn't be seen without my Rimmel Heather Shimmer lipstick but now I'm getting on a bit, lol, I stick to a few favourites.



My make-up looks really boring with all that black but I love Chanel and Bobbi Brown and both of their packaging is black !!!! My desert island product would be Bare Minerals Medium Beige Foundation. I use it everyday even if I'm not going out, the minerals are good for your skin and it has a natural SPF. When I want a bit more coverage I use YSL Perfect Touch Radiance foundation, it gives a lovely sheen to the skin.

My favoured bronzer is Chanel silky bronzer in Toundra, it lasts for ages but I'm going to give the Nars a try that Nicki recommends, next time I have to buy some, I love my eyeliner and have every colour of the Chanel waterproof eyeliner. I'm using Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick on my cheeks, it's multi-purpose and can  be used as an eyeshadow another one I use is Benefit Coralista but I'm on the hunt for a good cream blusher that lasts so if anybody can recommend one I'd appreciate it.

I don't own a lipstick but love my lip glosses and will try any brand if I like the colour, I've heard a lot recently about Superdrug MUA lip gloss, at just £2 I think it's worth a try, has anybody tried it yet ?

This was a real girly post so thanks for sticking with it, I would love to know what your favourite products are. Have a great weekend, let's hope the sun starts shining again for Jubilee weekend.

xxxxDebxxxx

12 comments:

Kashi said...

I like this post... I am kind of laughing thinking of you being one of the perfume ladies. He he. I did discover one of my favorite perfumes that way though. It was Lancome's Black Magic. I don't know if they even make it anymore.

Ros said...

Girl you're high maintenance!! Lol!
My only indulgence is Chanel No.5 perfume ... and I use Bare minerals blusher and veil ... fabulous! They have a primer if you want lasting coverage ...

LaaLaa said...

Ooh, lovely post Deb! We have a lot of the same products. I love the YSL Perfect Touch foundation and use it daily. I have been meaning to try the Estee Lauder Double Wear one as so many people have recommended it. I am also a huge L'Occitane fan and have recently converted to their 'Divine' skincare range. It is AMAZING! Give it a try. When we go into town, I'll show you. I was working again this week and hubby is off next week so I'll be in touch soon. xxx

Deb Hickman said...

Haha Ros, my Hubby says that too, lol. That 's great Lynda, we'll sort something out soon. Deb xxx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How funny.... I was a manager for one of those stores and had to manage 'those girls with the perfumes' ... lol!!! I loveeeeee this post! So fun!! I wear only eyeliner... and that's it... nothing else! lol!!

Hazels Crochet said...

I have my moments of high maintenance but most of the time I don't bother with products....it is probably bad for me, as I don't moisturise my skin or anything!!

Though I can't go without my eyeliner :)

Linda R said...

Just look at all those amazing products. I am always so confused by it all.. So I just keep on using the same old product I have been using for years.. Mary Kay.. I just love how the moisturizer makes my skin feel. I really enjoyed this post..

Thanks~

Joanna M. said...

Loved your post Deb! I wouldn't leave the house without my mascara and lip gloss on! haha! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, J

Martha H. said...

Thank you for sharing!
I'm never been into make-up or perfume, however, I never leave my house without sunscreen, even in the winter. I make sure I carry a small bottle so I can reapply my face during the day.

Hugs,
Martha H.

Ira Huberts said...

We girls love those stores, don't we? I've always wore lipstick, eyeliner and eye shadow, even when I work in the garden, hey, I wouldn't want to frighten the plants, now would I? ;-) Thanks for the fun post Deb! Ira x

Colleen Dietrich said...

I ADORE beauty products! It was fun to see what you use. Many are my faves, too!

Kepanie said...

You are so cute. I love the girliness of this post. I so like your make up collection. I visit the MAC counter now and then. All of my stuff is from there.

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