As we laze on this first day of 2019, it’s a good time to start the year with some of my top beauty picks. I am no YouTube makeup Guru, however I do spend a lot of time researching and finding the right beauty products for me and so I thought I would share (my top 2018 household products can be found here). If I can help in any way than I have achieved my goal!! Here are my top 2018 Beauty and Practical Fashion loves…
All items have been linked in their name, so it is easy for you to access! Happy Shopping!
Eye cream is a must! Especially if you have dark circles you need to hydrate before applying makeup. I use this day and night and massage under my eyes using my ring finger. My make up sits nicely on top!
I can’t recommend this mascara enough. I get a lot of comments and compliments on my eyelashes and it’s all down to this mascara. It lasts the whole day, doesn’t smudge and really elongates your lashes. A true fan and I am constantly re-ordering this! Give it a try!
Another great mascara. This combined with IT cosmetics above is great!! I love this one just as much and its cheaper.
Again, I have tried every single pencil black eye liner you can imagine! Branded and drug store and this is the only one I found that doesn’t smudge leaving me looking like a panda after 5 minutes of applying it. I am a repeat buyer of this eye pencil!
I started using this year under my regular concealer and I am hooked. I suffer from dark circles around my eyes (have always had them) so this really helps to brighten up the base of the dark circles before I conceal them. Definitely worth the splurge!
Another dark circle game changer. I have been searching for years to find a concealer that actually fully covers my dark circles (so I don’t look like a panda bear everyday!) And this one does the trick! Easy to apply and blend. I can’t recommend this product enough.
Another game changer to my daily cleansing and makeup removal routine. No matter what products I use, I clean my face with (using a cotton pad) Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel and it really cleans my pores and removes any residue makeup and dirt! It smells lovely and is soothing! Huge thumbs up from me!
I am adding apple cider vinegar under beauty as it has really helped detoxify my skin. I drink a tablespoon each morning and this has also helped with taming my acidity. Even when I had an awful sore throat, I gargled with apple cider vinegar and it helped me fight germs much quicker then regular medicine!
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum – Skin Care Brightening Night Serum (30ml/ 1 fl oz) (US)
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum – Skin Care Brightening Night Serum (30ml/ 1 fl oz) (UK)
Now this is a splurge. I love this brand and use their face oil as well. I resisted buying this for a long time, however now I won’t go back. If you want to look after your skin, you have to invest. This is an amazing night cream, one I use everyday. Once I have removed all of my makeup using the Rose Witch Hazel above, I apply a thin layer of this night cream. It helps with dark spots, reducing pores and keeping my face clean! High five from me!
Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask (US)
I am always searching for a good mask. It’s important to detox your face especially if you wear makeup regularly. I quite like this mask, it brightens my face and cleans up my pores.
Once I tried this dry shampoo, I haven’t looked back. It’s great for those days you can’t be bothered to wash your hair or don’t have enough time! It gives bounce, seeps up the grease and smells great. Top tip, spray onto your hair before you go to sleep to wake up with fresh fluffy hair!
PRACTICAL FASHION ACCESSORIES
I am a backpack (rucksack) convert. No more shoulder pains and I can easily carry everything I need with equal weight on both shoulders. Wether I am traveling to work or abroad, backpacks are the way forward. I am ordering this cutie as I type!
Who doesn’t like being cozy? I now live in this cardigan – its so soft and warm and acts like a big coat as well. I wear it all the time! Fav cardigan of the year!
I always struggle with a good rain jacket and I need a hood to cover my hair! This was a great purchase as not only does it keep me warm, it’s great in rain and drys very quickly!
I have ugg slippers but these are similar and also rated very well for those cold winter nights, keeping your toes and feet cozily warm!!! They are also a lot cheaper!
I couldn’t end my post without giving this book a thumbs up. Love love love Michelle Obama. Go buy and read. It will be worth it.
Over and out. Happy First day of 2019.