My Essentials

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

When I'm back at Uni I find myself not only busy all the time but also on a tighter budget than usual. As a first proper post I'm going to share what I consider my daily essentials, particularly when on a budget!

 
 
These are my must-haves which I cannot leave the house without using! I was told by a hairdresser that washing your hair every day does nothing for it, so I now have a new regime of washing my hair every other day (with exceptions) and have really noticed an improvement! Of course, at first your hair doesn't adjust as easily so as a simple fix I use Bastiste dry shampoo (availble in must drug stores) which works really well and doesn't weigh my hair down. I use the volumising one as my hair cna be quite flat sometimes.
As a student I find myself wanting good quality make-up but without the price tag. I find No7, available in Boots stores across the UK, is a fantastic alternative to high-end designers. If you see a consultant in store they will colour match your foundation for you (I use the 'Stay Perfect') and give great advice about what products to use. I also use their primer as it's really light and really good!
 
 
I know I said I'm on a budget but concealor is something I never skimp on! I use the Chanel Eclat Lumiere which is, in my opinion, as good as the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat. It's around £25 but worth every penny! It's the best concealor i've used and I need a good one! I've tried cheaper brands before and they just don't work well enough.
In the cold months I don't like to wear lipstick very often because of dry lips but as a solution I find dabbing a little Vaseline (a life saver if you ask me!) before applying lipstick it makes it appear a lot smoother without drying out your lips. In this post is the Revlon Matte lipstick in Nude Attitude.
 
Hope you enjoyed reading my first post!
L x

14 comments:

  1. I love the Vaseline Lip therapy, it smells so good! I use that No7 foundation too :) x

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    1. It's so good! I don't think I could live without it! Thanks for reading (scary first post!)

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  2. I love Batiste too, I don't think I could live without it as it's such a life saver when I don't have time to was my hair! Revlon lipsticks are one of my drugstore favourites aswell, I absolutely love their one called 'cherries in the snow' and I wear it all the time!
    I'm so excited that you've started your blog up!xxx

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    1. Thank you! Yeh I finally got around to making a new one (properly this time) but it's keeping me sane! I can't leave the house/library a lot atm so it's something to do! I don't think i have a follow button on here? Can you see one?

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    2. just thought I would let you know that people don't recieve a notification when you reply to them on here, it's so annoying! Hahaa yeah I can imagine- I spend so much more time than I should on my blog!
      You've got a bloglovin' one but you should add a GFC one too, it's in the layout section on blogger, tweet me if that doesn't make sense!

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  3. I love the batiste dry shampoo's! and I have to try this concealer it sounds great!
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  4. My favorite concealer is Mac Pro Longwear! :) <3


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  6. Boots No. 7 is the best! I miss it from England. Thank you for your comment! xxx

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  7. Never tried before Eclat by Chanel..but I will do it! :)

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  8. Lovely post + pictures! Great blog you have here. I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

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  9. Oh sweetie your post is really interesting. I learn about new products. I´m following you because your blog is really cute and interesting I hope your follow me back.

    xoxo

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  10. Nice post! That chanel is such a great product! I also always carry some vaseline with me, my lips tend to get very dry especially in winter :\

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  11. Thank you for the comments and all the support for my new blog! I'll be posting some outfit posts next week so sorry for the lack of content but it will be there soon!

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