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Thursday, 20 March 2014


A little less of the pretty products in today's post, and I'm putting a little more focus on the basics - the things we all use and own but don't actually talk about. It's about time to give them some loving.

The first is a compact mirror. Okay, I'll admit, this No7 one actually looks rather nice (and comes with a protective pouch too), but I do have another from Poundland which I use as well. Another thing is Bobby Pins/Hair Grips and hair bands. These are the guys that help you out on a windy day when your hair is in your face, and we really should appreciate them handing around in the bottom of our bags more often.

Nail Wheels. I bought mine in bulk from Amazon, coming in at a couple of pounds for some clear ones and some cream ones. Whether you have bought a new polish and want to test out the consistency and colour when your nails are already painted, or for swatches in blog posts - they really are helpful.

Hand gel is a must, and I love the Cuticura Passion Flower and Mango Gel which smells good and leaves your hands feeling clean. I like to use this once before and after I do my makeup to remove any dirt or excess, or if any of you use public transport, this may be a good one for you.

I went through packets of the Kleenex Blotting Sheets like water in the summer, as I was blotting my face when I was hot, as well as handing them out to friends so that they could blot their faces too. I have a stash of 6 packs of these so I will certainly not be running low anytime soon, but they are hard to find at times so I guess I'm in luck at the desperate times.

Finally, eye drops. A lot of people are scared of using them, as was I, but once I got contact lenses and they totally dried my eyes out, I had no choice but to use eye drops otherwise my lenses would be too drying for me to wear. I use either the Blink ones or the Optrex ones that are suitable for contacts.

What are your unheard of beauty essentials?

6 comments :

  1. This is such a great post lovely! :)
    I'm all about the nail wheels. Hehe. Really interesting read.

    Ellis - Ellis Tuesday

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  2. Perfect picks that definitely do get neglected, and blotting powders are so necessary for Spring xxx

    www.jesscaedmunds.com

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  3. Thank you for this lovely post is it possible you could talk more about the keenex sheets please or direct me to a earlier post thank you xx

    kelseymisskfb.blogspot.co.uk/ and http://www.bloglovin.com/kelseymisskfb

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  4. Yes! what a great post. and those shine absorbing sheets are literally my life! what a lovely blog you have too :) xox
    Amira http://holychicxox.blogspot.co.uk/

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