23 March 2015

Beauty | 5 Holy Grail Products

Being a beauty junkie, I love to switch things up and try new products, but for me there are some products which are added to my basket time and time again. I feel as though these little babies have become part of my family and they will forever remain there, as long as my bank balance allows.
So I thought I would share with you, what I consider to be my top 5 holy grail products, in the hope that you too can find 'The One'.

First up, Moroccanoil;

This one is a game changer in the hair department. I have pretty dry hair that has been subject to a comment or two from the hairdresser in my time and even a refusal to colour my depleted locks. This is not from over use of heated products or general poor maintenance but this truly my hair type and I know this as not even the drastic chopping off of my hair helped. The only thing that does help, is this miracle oil. In fact it does more than help, it really makes my hair, look and even smell amazing. I run the oil through my hair after washing and towel drying and if I have time, put the towel back on my head and let soak in for as long as I can. When I dry my hair it gives me silky smooth locks and I love it. There's many a hair oil out there but non that truly compete with this and I wouldn't wash my hair without using this afterwards.

Clinique Sonic Brush;

I have known about/wanted a cleansing brush for a very long time but not succumb to the splurge that is required to own one of these. Fortunately for me, my boyfriend did and got me one for Christmas, yay! I use this for one minute twice a day with my normal face wash and it really is an amazing little gadget. I'm sure you all know how these things work so I wont bore you with the details but I will tell you that it has really helped my skin. I feel as though it gives my skin a deep clean and gets rid of all that makeup that washing alone leaves behind. On top of this, my skin looks brighter and clearer after every time I use this. I recommend you go out and buy one now!

Tangle Teezer;

Not only do I have dry hair but I also have curly hair; but this I do actually love! Its nice knowing that I can just let my hair dry naturally and the natural curl does its magic and I'm not left with flat, lacking hair. However it does mean that it's difficult to get a brush through my hair whilst it's wet. There was a stage in school when it took so much effort that I used to just leave my hair alone and the word 'brush' disappeared from my vocabulary. This brush is a life saver in the hair department, it glides through without pulling or tugging my hair and gets rid of all the knots. It may sound a bit weird to include a hairbrush in my 'holy grail' products, but I truly wouldn't ever use another.

Burt's Bees Lip Balm;

For years I used your standard petroleum jelly based lip balm but never actually felt as though my lips were getting the nourishment they needed. I read an article, now don't take this for gospel because it may have been in the Daily Mail, that brands such as Vaseline add ingredients in them to make your lips dryer in the long-run to make you use more of their product and in turn, buy more. I really don't think this is true, but nevertheless it was enough to make me try a different product. I thought I would try a beeswax based lip balm instead and did my research and found this wonderful product. It contains lots of good vitamins and nice things that I, when used in the morning keep my lips soft all day! I think I'm the only person to ever go through a whole one of these without loosing it and I'm on my second tube in a year now.

Dry Shampoo;

The picture above is of the 'Batiste' dry shampoo as this is the one I had in my collection at the time however it's really dry shampoo in general that I consider to be a must-have product. If you haven't gathered from this post so far, washing my hair isn't an easy task for me and it's definitely something I dread (I'm sure you can guess where this is going). Therefore I use dry shampoo in between washes to make my locks more presentable and not as though I belong on Jeremy Kyle. If it wasn't for this product I would have to wash my hair every other day and that is not only bad for my hair but I'm sure it would also be bad for my sanity. All hail the dry shampoo.

What are your 'holy grail' products that you couldn't carry out your beauty routine without?
I'd love to know!
Hope you've enjoyed my post and make sure you look out for my next, it's a big one!

Nathalie Jane


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  2. I can recommend you to try coconut oil, it's great for dry hair! Makes miracles! The best way to use it is to apply it on your hair a few hours before washing. :)