Beauty Staples & Essentials

Every person that likes to dabble in beauty, be it anything from wearing a little bit of makeup, to having a complete step by step skincare routine, at one point realises that there are certain staples that you always like to have. So today, I thought I’d share with you guys, my beauty staples and essentials. Just some of the things and products that I always like to have stock of.DSCN2142 (2)Cotton Wool Pads | Obviously these go hand in hand with makeup removal. They are excellent for removing a full face of makeup, but also for cleaning up and mistakes you might have made whilst applying your makeup

Cosmetic Buds | Essentially useful for the same reasons as the cotton pads, but on a much more concentrated and precise scale. Absolute perfection for cleaning up messy eyeliner!

Clarifying Foam | This is something that can be switched out for my trusty Imperial Leather Hand & Face wash, for those like me, with very sensitive and delicate skin. But sometimes if I’m confident in my skin, I’ll like to use something like this after removing my makeup, so I know that my skin is absolutely cleansed and free of impurities.

DSCN2144Micellar Water | As I’ve said before, if you’re a makeup-wearer, you should also be a micellar water-user. You may think that makeup removal wipes are fast and handy, but you won’t know fast makeup removal until you’ve tried a micellar water. This particular one is my favourite because it’s a 3 in 1, meaning you don’t need an over the top skincare routine alongside it, it does everything for you. Micellar water is also a lot gentler on the skin and doesn’t cause you to drag makeup around your face as wipes can. DSCN2145 (2)Moisturiser | Nivea’s Day & Night moisturisers have been a saviour of mine ever since I first tried them out. The day moisturiser is light and non-greasy, while still providing your skin with moisture and SPF coverage. The night moisturiser is obviously stronger, as it can leave your skin feeling a little tingly if you use it too soon after cleansing. But as it’s that little bit stronger, overnight it’s really providing your skin with the moisture it needs.DSCN2149Body Lotion | Whether you use body scrubs or not, I think everyone can really tell the difference when they’ve treated their skin to a body lotion. Plus nowadays with such cute and beautifully scented body lotions, why doesn’t everyone use these?! Wouldn’t you want to smell delicious?

Deodorant | This one is terribly obvious, but I think if you find a deodorant that does you good, while still smelling nice and clean, and not just plain or unscented altogether, you should share it. So I really love this deodorant because it smells really clean and nice, and keeps you feeling fresh for up to 48 hours.

Leave-in Conditioner | Somedays you can have done everything that you’ve been told to do, and everything that your hair demands, but your hair, once it’s been dried and styled, still looks dry and unhappy. This is where a leave-in conditioner can save you from a bad hair day. If the ends of your hair are looking a little dry and frazzled, just smooth a little bit of this into the ends, and they are instantly smoothed and look moisturised. What’s even better is that because you’re recommend to use such a small amount of this product each time you do use it, it tends to last for a long time. So it’s a hair-saving product that you don’t have to re-buy every week.

That’s it for my beauty staples and essentials, do you have a particular essential that I haven’t mentioned? Let me know in the comments!