Since I managed to get my mitts on this beauty in early January it hasn’t been off my peepers. Every single day and some nights too I use one or more of these shades and have come to the conclusion that’s it physically impossible to do a ‘bad eye’ with the flattering neutrals. There have been 7am starts that I’ve had to literally smear this stuff on my lids while on the run and still, STILL, I look grand come home time. You can see from the pics that I’ve barely made a dent with all that lovin’. Amazing. (€40)
TopShop Cheeks in Prism
Prism is a beautiful soft shimmering highlighting stick from TopShop(€15), I’ve had this for just over a year now and it’s still going strong. I wasn’t hugely impressed at first but as the months went on I found myself reaching for it again and again. Hugely similar to Benefit’s Watts Up, I use Prism as a Power V (Under the brow bone and on top of the cheek bone) also on my cupid’s bow to make my lips appear a little fuller and on the inner corners of my eyes so I can appear less dead. There’s a slight pink undertone to the shimmer, it’s ridiculously flattering and although seems expensive at first, cost per wear is phenomenal.
3. OPI Nail Envy
Already on my second bottle of this miraculous strengthener, OPI Nail Envy (€22.95) has literally changed the life of my talons. I could never get my nails to grow beyond nubs and blamed it on my obsession with polishing them and changing colours every other day as I experimented with nail art designs. That was until 3 weeks into using this bad boy, my nails are stronger, better conditioned and longer than they’ve ever been. Despite two disastrous breaks (in which I almost broke my fingers) I’m on week three of rehabilitation and once more my nails are growing with gusto. Nail Envy is not only a staple for me now but it’s a HG product, I won’t be without it.
4. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
An iconic favourite of ‘slebs and plebs alike for over 20 years now, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse(€30.95) is one of the most beautiful yet uber useful products I own. A dry oil that’s over 98.1% natural, I use it on my bod for silky soft skin, on the ends of my hair, on my cuticles and when stuck, as an eye make up remover for stubborn mascara. It smells like sunshine in a bottle with citrus and floral notes, this is an absolute
joy to use.
Batiste Gold Shimmer Dry Shampoo
My Batiste collection seems never ending and this Beaut.ie favourite is a saviour when on the run, a festival staple and mannah from heaven for texture and lift. While the XXL version was a crime against humanity, this Gold Shimmer version is so subtle that I’ve found myself using it just for brightness and shine. Genuinely, it doesn’t look like glitter in your hair (as long as you’re blonde), more like shimmering sunshine hitting your highlights. I’ve had so many compliments when using this, for €5.19, as long as they keep making Gold Shimmer, I’ll keep buying it.
So tell me, what have you in your stash that you wouldn’t be without?