The next “Top 5” is from a fellow St Anne’s lady Andrea Eaton/Clever Bird – and what a treat it is! Andrea is a Tweeter (follow her herefor some great humour!) and a blogger (Clever Bird Banter) who is living in London at the moment. This is her pick for her Top 5, sounds pretty fab to me 🙂 Thanks Andrea – I’m off to buy that nail colour asap, and agree on the YSL, also a fan!
1.) EYES: Yves Saint Laurent Noir Radical Luxurious Mascara – it’s a miracle worker, seriously! The best mascara I’ve had and trust me I’m fussy when it comes to eye make-up. It’s not the cheapest but it’s so brilliantly black and non-clumpy, and I love how the lid clicks back on to keep the air out – having such a gorgeous YSL product like this makes me feel a tiny bit glamorous, even on an average day. 2.) BODY: DeoDry™ is a unisex product from the Body Shop – their “first dry-effect deodorant with no aluminium salts or parabens” i.e. it doesn’t have any of the bad stuff that you find in other deodorants/antiperspirants – it’s basically a unique blend of volcanic mineral and essential oils in three different ‘flavours’, and it minimises white marks – a winner in my eyes! As with all other Body Shop products it’s not tested on animals. 3.) SKIN: My daily skincare routine begins with applying Clarins Daily Energiser Wake-Up Booster directly to my skin with cotton wool, followed by my daytime moisturiser. I bought this 6 months ago when we got stranded in Amsterdam (hate snow!) on our way back to SA for Christmas last year – I was super frustrated and felt like burning some plastic so treated myself to a Clarins product (something I wouldnt normally buy because of cost) but my mom had been going on about how nice it was and I was buying some stuff for her too, so I thought “hey, why not”. A 125ml bottle has lasted me since then (and I literally use it every day) – it might be psychological, but I definitely think it ‘wakes me up’ – it’s super refreshing and at the same time, it doesn’t leave that sticky feeling you sometimes get after using other lotions, serums, creams etc. 4.) NAILS: Love, love, love (!) this barely-there Beige (No.365) Nail Polish from Rimmel – lasts for days and has an awesome ‘fat’ brush that makes painting a lot easier. Goes with everything, great colour! 5.) HAIR: My hair is my ‘thing’ – if my hair feels horrible, I feel horrible. I hate the feel of product residue in my hair once it has supposedly been cleaned and conditioned, but I also need something rich and nourishing because my hair is highlighted… Enter: L’Oreal Elvive Nourish & Shimmer Shampoo and Conditioner for Highlights – I’ve been using this for a couple of years now and I don’t think I will be looking back any time soon! I know the Pro’s say that you should mix it up and use new products every now and then so that your hair doesn’t get used to one product, but I reckon – if it works, stick with it!
If you are interested in sharing your top five products please e-mail me here, you dont have to be a Tweeter or a blogger – I want to hear from my lovely readers too please 🙂