Thursday, December 18, 2014

12 Days Of Christmas Blogging Challenge Day #6 - My Beauty Must Haves ♥

It's day #6 of the 12 Days Of Christmas Blogging Challenge and today's topic is beauty must haves so I'm sharing some of my favourite beauty and makeup products which I use daily. You'll have probably seen most of these featured on my blog before as these are all products which I highly rate and rave about to family and friends.

LUSH Ocean Salt. I began using Ocean Salt during the summer and I am in love with the product and how clean and smooth it leaves my skin feeling after I use it. Ialways buy the self-preserving formula which I find to be more bitty which gives my skin a proper exfoliating scrub. I use this on my face very sparingly as it really does exfoliate well and it's especially great on the nose area for all those little black dots which people get (and hate!) on their nose so often. It gets deep down into the skin to remove all the nasties and dead skin leaving it smooth, deeply cleansed and feeling quite polished. I also use this product on the top of my arms for my keratosis pilaris and it gives a very powerful scrub leaving my skin feeling very soft and smooth. The lime scent the product has is lovely too and I love the rough sea salt, it's so good for the skin. This is a firm favourite of mine, I can't get enough of it.

Urban Decay Naked Palettes. I have all the Urban Decay Naked Palettes and I love each one of them. When I discovered Urban Decay eye shadows I couldn't get enough of them, the pigmentation is fantastic, they last for ages and the colours they have appeal to me much more than any brand I've used before - that's including my beloved MAC Mineralize limited edition shadows. I use my Naked palettes all the time, it's great having so many eye shadows together and being able to blend them to create different looks. I do think they're great value for money too.

LUSH Ultrabland. I really love Ultrabland, I think it is one of the most amazing cleansers I have ever used. At first it didn't really agree with my oily skin, I think the beeswax in it was just too much and it was making my skin even oilier but I stuck with it and now it's perfect for me. Ultrabland can remove any makeup look in a matter of seconds, even waterproof mascara and eyeliner. You simply massage the product into the skin and then cleanse off with a wet cotton pad and voila your face is clean and makeup free. The texture of Ultrabland means that a little bit goes a long way so I always get great value from this product. 

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in 'NC25'. When I discovered this foundation I instantly fell in love with how it made my skin look. The coverage is perfect for me and it's great that it's buildable for nights out too. It is on the pricey side of the makeup scale but I think it's well worth the money as it lasts for absolutely ages. There are so many shades available too so there's guaranteed to be something to suit every skin tone. I get the NC which is meant for warmer toned skin but there is also an NW range available.

LUSH 'Feeling Younger' Skin Tint. This is the perfect highlighter for me and I use it everyday. This is an amazing highlighter and I immediately fell in love with it when I tried it during The Cork Meetup in July. This can be mixed in with your moisturiser or your foundation to give a gorgeous, dewy glow to the skin. It can also be used under the eyes to combat dark circles - I always put it under my eyes so that I don't look so exhausted all the time, I also use this on my cheekbones to highlight my face and give my skin a bit of a glow on those drab, dull days. 

MAC Lipstick. I have a bit of an obsession with MAC lipsticks, I just can't get enough of the colours they offer. My favourite formula is Cremesheen as I love the slight shimmer those lipsticks have and I feel they don't dry out my lips as much as the other formulas do. I think any makeup look I do is completed with a MAC lipstick.

The Body Shop Body Butter. I always use The Body Shop body butters after a bath or shower and they leave my skin feeling soft and well moisturised. Right now I'm using the Glazed Apple Body Butter and the minute I opened this I immediately fell in love with the scent. It's smells like delicious sweet apple and is a scent which lingers on the skin - something I love when it comes to body butters. The Body Shop body butters have always been a firm favourite of mine with their thick, smooth textures which leave my skin feeling great.

What are some of your beauty must haves?

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39 comments

  1. I don't wear makeup, but I love body scrubs. I actually just made my first sugar scrub and I think it came out pretty decent ;)

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  2. Oh! Those Mac Lipsticks. I love them too.

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  3. I'm not a makeup person at all. But, I do love the almond hand and nail cream from the Body Shop.

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  4. Fudge - those naked palettes are my faves!

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  5. Great list. I really want to get the naked pallets. I don't use make up enough to justify the price but I LOVE them!

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  6. Fantastic selection!
    I want them all...
    Thank you for this lovely post!

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  7. Woah! So much Mac, totally jealous! Nice picks!

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  8. I don't were makeup, but I would use a body scrub. I would also use the hand and nail cream.

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  9. Great list of items I am not big into make up but would really love to try the naked pallets I'm just not sure I use make up enough to justify the cost. Are they truly worth it!?

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  10. I own all the Urban Decay Naked Palettes too and the Naked basics (really hoping to get the Naked Basics 2 for Christmas!) I LOVE their eye shadow, it's my favorite <3

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  11. I want to find a nice flattering shade of pink, but it always looks gawdy on me. I don't know why. Maybe its my skin tone. That skin tint looks interesting!

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  12. i really love the naked palettes. i still have yet to try the naked palette 3, but i've loved the other two i'm sure i will love that one as well. :) i haven't tried any other lush products other than soaps and bath bombs. i haven't walked into the store in a long while but had no idea they had face products.

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  13. This post is so beautiful <3 You picked out some of my absolutely faves! I love Lush products and the Naked 3! My absolutely hands down fave palette ever!! I really love rose gold shades. Your entire post is so beautiful and is a great post full of beauty products :)

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  14. I don't wear any makeup, but I'm always looking for good creams and scrubs. The LUSH Ultrabland, LUSH Ocean Salt, and the LUSH 'Feeling Younger' Skin Tint, look like they would all be great products. Never heard of LUSH before, but I just bookmarked their website.

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  15. I do not wear makeup often at all. I do hear great things about MAC though. It is very popular!

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  16. These all look amazing! I'm more than just a little obsessed with Lush products (Charleston JUST got one about two months ago, and I'm in heaven that I don't have to order my Lush stuff anymore!!), but I haven't tried these. I'll definitely be on the look out the next time I'm in the local store--their stuff is always SO great!

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  17. Ahhh yes to all! I do have the Naked original palette and I love it. I'd love to give the others a try.

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  18. As a male, would the Ocean Salt and Ultra Bland be something that I could use? Regardless, I think this could definitely make a good gift for a female friend. A must have for me is my Cocoa Butter! Soap, lotion, the whole 9! :)

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  19. The Naked Palettes are my absolute favorite. I love Naked Basics the most, it is great for everyday eyes.

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  20. My friends (and other bloggers) have been raving about the Naked palettes lately! Maybe it is time for me to give in? I just always have the issue with oily eyelids and my eyeshadow ending up in my crease in 1 hour flat. Does Lush happen to have a skin tint body butter or moisturizer that you know about? Cause that would be nice!

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  21. So many great products here. I want to get them all!

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  22. My daughter was telling me the same thing about Urban Decay. She's had really good luck with it.

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  23. I've always wanted to try Urban Decay makeup!

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  24. Body butter from The Body Shop is one of my all-time favorites. I want to check out those Naked eyeshadow palettes.

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  25. I absolutely love LUSH products! There used to be a store close by where I would shop but unfortunately its no longer there. I haven't tried any of the products you mentioned above so I'll have to check them out!

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  26. Sweet cheeks when you said you had a MAC lipstick obsession you weren't kidding, that is quite a collection I love it. I am yet to jump onto the Lush band wagon but there is still time yet.

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  27. I am a beauty blogger too and you just put my beauty junkie obsession into overdrive. I have always been a HUGE fan of Lush...I want like all of their products is so organic and rich!

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  28. These look like amazing beauty products indeed. I would love to try the Mac lipstick and the body butter. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. What a great round up! I always have the hardest problem with finding the right shades of foundation for my skin since it goes to fair in the winter and tans quickly on sunny days. Thanks for the list!

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  30. Gosh, those naked palettes are something I could totally wish for!

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  31. I love how soft my skin feels after a body scrub. These are all great products. These would all be great Christmas gifts.

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  32. I am in LOVE with Lush Cosmetics, I attendeded a blogging event at one of their stores and everything smelt amazing!

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  33. Body butter smells so good. For some reason it holds a scent better than lotion, or even body wash!

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  34. I wear the Naked palette all the time. It is by far one of the best investments I've ever made. I have never tried Lush though!

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  35. I've never used MAC cosmetics before, but I've heard good thinks about it. You certainly have A LOT of different options to choose from...lol.

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  36. I adore the scent of juicy apples - I've added the body butter to my wish list! x

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  37. I love Lush products. The bath bomb is the best and its so relaxing after a long day!

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  38. I would love to try the UB Naked ones! I heard a lot of good reviews about it! :) Love love all the products here! :)

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