Monday, 1 September 2014

Boring Beauty Staples that we all should own!

Lets talk today about all the beauty items we use on a daily basis that pay a huge part in our routine, but get over looked because they're not glamorous or exciting. I'm talking about the boring staples that we all should have in our bathroom cabinets or lurking at the bottom of our make up bags.

Cotton Buds. These little things are the magic wands of beauty. They're not just there to make sure our ears are perfectly clean but can save the day in many make up fails.
Gone OTT with the liquid or gel liner? Soak these in a tiny bit of make up remover and you can clean up the wing in no time at all. Gone away and forgotten your makeup brushes? This can save the day when it comes to eye makeup - you can apply eye shadows, smudge out eyeliner and tidy up any fall out you might have, and even apply lipstick or clean up any smudges you have.
Tweezers - No one wants stray eyebrow hairs ruining their make up look, and these are an essential make up bag staple of mine. These de-fuzz and also are my work-mans tool when it comes to de-potting eye shadows and opening packaging that gives Fort Knox a run for its money!
Dry Shampoo. You never know when an exciting invitation is going to land at your door step last minute and this is essential for quick spruce ups and giving hair an extra lease of life. If your hair is really fine or flat this can also offer added texture and volume, and is especially great for up do's when the hair requires more grip.
Spot Treatments - Even if you're blessed with perfect skin ( hate you! lol) you never know when one might pay you a visit. Spots treatments can calm down any redness and wave goodbye to the pesky blighters in no time at all, and need a to be in your stash because when a big event is on the horizon chances are you'll get a first from the spot fairy and this will be your saviour!
Mascara. I know its simple and most of us do own, but mascara makes a massive difference to your look and even if you're not a huge make up wearer this is a simple and effective way of making yourself look more put together and polished, even on no make up days!
Flannels. I know, I know its simple yet I don't know what I'd do without them! They clean your face and body and offer a gently exfoliation to the skin which will leave it looking brighter and more even.
Vaseline/Multi Purpose Balm. This has to be one of life's unsung hero's. The multi purpose balm can relieve chapped lips, condition cuticles,  be used when hair colouring and fake tanning to stop staining, and even used on the cheek bones as a subtle highlighter.

What are your Beauty Staples?


  1. Oh wow new blog design!! Looks amazing babe!

    I literally cannot live without flannels, dry shampoo and of course mascara xxx

  2. This is really a list of all the essentials which you need on a daily basis :) Realy agree with you on the cotton buds~ don't think I can live without those when clearing up my makeup mistakes~

    Thank you for sharing this lovely post, I hope you have a lovely day! ♥


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  3. This is a great post! Cotton buds really are essentials in any makeup bag. Mascara is also my main beauty item as I cannot go a day without wearing it! x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  4. I am in agreement with all of these, especially dry shampoo and cotton buds x

    1. Dry shampoo is a saviour - especially great at saving time in the mornings too! ;P xx

  5. I agree with all of these! Cotton buds, dry shampoo and mascara especially!!!


    Em's Mixed Bag.....

    1. They're all so simple and overlooked, but what would we do without them! lol xx

  6. I agree with so many of these, they're all things which we take for granted but really coudn't live without!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

    1. I know! I'm sure there's more as well! :p xx


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