O&M Original Queenie Firm Hold Hairspray – This is the only hairspray I bother with these days, because I know is going to work with my (very) fine hair and manage to keep hold of a curl for the entire day. I think this is the second or third bottle I’ve used up in it’s entirety, and you know I had a backup sitting in the cupboard ready to go. This product is an absolute superstar in my hair care routine, and I love it.
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – This has been a staple in my skincare routine for many years now. I feel like Dermalogica was the starting point for my skincare obsession, and with good reason because their range is incredible. This is a product I repurchase time and time again because it works well with my sensitive skin, I credit it with keeping breakouts at bay, and I feel like it gives an overall “freshness” to the skin after use.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter – I’m actually amazed I used up this entire container, but now that I’ve done so I have to say this is my new favourite body butter. The whipped texture makes it light and comfortable to use during summer, but it’s so moisturising that it really sinks into the skin and leaves you feeling baby soft.
Aveda Nutri Plenish Shampoo & Conditioner – This is one of my favourite shampoo/conditioner duos and it’s one I’ll be repurchasing again in the future. This leaves my hair feeling shiny and soft and smooth, and manages to tame my fly-aways, which can be a big issue for me when my hair is pretty desperate for a cut.
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Mont Blanc – Another one bites the dust! This is my current holy-grail foundation and I have it on regular rotation. I run out, I repurchase. What I love most about this is how buildable it is. I prefer a lightweight look when it comes to my foundation, so I can apply this as light coverage most days and it’s really easy to build up on days where I need just that little bit more.
Kevin Murphy Staying Alive Leave In Treatment – I’ve discovered that my favourite after-shower hair care is anything that comes in a spray bottle. The convenience just cannot be beaten. I enjoyed this, I mostly used it on the ends of my hair after washing it (which, tbh I do most days). I did feel like it made my hair easier to comb through, which can sometimes be a struggle for me, but I don’t think it had much of an impact on the overall condition of my hair.
Glasshouse Candle in Coney Island – Glasshouse discontinued this fragrance, and I’m sad about it because it’s one of my all time favourites from their range. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty, like spun sugar with a sprinkling of sea salt. The official fragrance description is “Burnt Sugar and Fig”. It is delicious, and I don’t know why they’ve stopped producing it. Bring it back, Glasshouse!
Paula’s Choice Hydralight Moisture-Infusing Lotion – I really need to stop running out of my favourite products, it makes empties posts quite repetitive. Or maybe I should be trying more new things? Nah. I will likely be churning through a lot more of these in the future, as it’s now the moisturiser Sebastian is using as well. It’s the perfect lightweight moisturiser for sensitive skin, and I will continue using it throughout 2021.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Wipes – Oh look another favourite product that I’ve used up. On nights when I am feeling especially slack when it comes to my skin care routine, I’ll reach for these. And let me tell you, I reached for these a lot in 2020. They’re a great product to use on sensitive skin, and are a staple I always try to have on hand.
Soap & Glory Smoothie Star The Breakfast Scrub – This is the ultimate cold weather body scrub, and one of my all-time favourite shower products. This is definitely a product that should come with the warning label “do not eat”, because it smells absolutely delicious. Not only does this smell delicious, but it’s a hard working body scrub that does a good job of keeping my skin refreshed without irritation. This is something I will repurchase time and time again because it’s a winner for me.
Morphe Continuous Setting Mist – This is one of the few setting mists I’ve tried that has a very fine spray, which makes it incredibly pleasant to use. I received quite a few compliments on how ‘glowy’ I looked during my time using this spray, and as nothing else in my routine had changed much I am contributing it to this product. Because of that, you can bet I have a second bottle lined up and ready to go.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Weightless Mask – I’m a recent convert to the Living Proof haircare brand, and I enjoyed trying this sample size of their weightless mask. It wasn’t something that I would purchase the full-sized version of as I didn’t feel that it was hydrating enough for the ends of my hair (which can require some serious help), but it was a decent lightweight mask that I can see working well for people with fine hair that isn’t too much in need of heavy duty hydration.
Mecca Max ‘Bring On Bright’ Illuminating Primer – This is the second tube of this primer that I have finished up, which is a true testament to how much I enjoy using it. This is the perfect primer for those who need a bit of a glow-up before applying their makeup. I have recommended this to a few friends who are still using and loving it, and it’s at a decent price point for a primer, which is an added bonus.
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel – When I know that I like a cleanser I tend to go all out and purchase the jumbo size to keep in my shower. Having said that, you can probably tell how I feel about this cleanser by the sheer size of it. I tend to alternate between this and the Paula’s Choice Hydralight Cleanser. There isn’t too much variety in my skincare routine these days, which is because have spent many years finding products that work well for me. This is one of them.