The Beauty Tool Kit

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Boots Cosmetics Buds|Garnier Softening Cleansing Lotion|Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream|Carmex Lip Balm|Clinique Repairwear Eye Cream|Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge|Eylure Lash Applicator|Soap&Glory Dr Spot|Nivea Express Hydration Primer.

The top drawer of my make-up storage is dedicated to all the beauty tools and essentials that I use everyday, not always the most beautiful or interesting things but essential none the less.

One thing that I can’t live without are these Cosmetics Buds with a pointed and a flat end they are perfect for sorting out make-up slip ups without having to re-start the whole face. Other tools I like to have on hand include a large supply of cotton pads, my Eylure Lash Applicator which is great for helping position the lashes and my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge my go to tool for concealer, cream blusher and contouring.

Skin care is constantly revolving in this drawer and some lives in the bathroom however a constant tenant is my Nivea Express Hydration Primer, I cannot live without this primer moisturiser hybrid. Currently when not wearing make-up and I just want moistusier I am using the Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream, this is great for dry skinned girls and soaks in super fast without leaving a greasy feeling. Clinique eye creams are my personal favourite and the Clinique Repairwear is my go to morning eye cream it tightens and smoothes and gets my under eyes ready for concealer.

I also have the Garnier Softening Cleansing Lotion, just in case there are any traces of make-up from the night before. Another product that doesn’t get used very often but resides in the tool drawer is the Soap&Glory Dr Spot; I am very lucky that I am blessed with rather good skin – other than its dryness and so spots often only plague me during stressful times. Dr Spot helps bring the spot to the surface and helps them fade quickly and effeciantly. My current lip balm of choice is the Carmex Strawberry Lip Balm which I apply before whatever lip product I am using.

What products do you have in your tool kit?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Dry Skin Saviour|No7 Hydration Mask

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No7 Hydration Mask£12.50

Now I don’t normally get over excited about skin care because let’s face it, it’s not as exciting as make-up in pretty packaging however this offering from No7 is a dry skinned girls dream.

I use this a few times a week depending how much moisture my face needs after i’ve cleansed my face. One pump is enough for the whole face and after leaving it for up to 10 minutes I rinse it off and have instantly smoother, plumper, hydrated skin ready for my night cream.

Now I don’t use the word ‘miracle’ lightly but I feel like this really does work miracles with my skin. If you suffer from dry skin or even just have dry patches then this mask can help your skin to behave like normal.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Garnier Eye Make-up Remover|Review

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Garnier Express 2in1 Eye Make-up Remover£3.50

I am a huge fan of 2in1 make-up removers as I find they get the makeup off quicker than others. I loved the Clinique Take The Day Off but couldn’t really justify the price tag so started trying high street versions.

After trying a few I picked up the Garnier one as it was on offer and haven’t looked back since. You simply mix the two halves of the solution by shaking it the bottle and then apply to eyes on a cotton pad. It’s fast and effective without scrubbing and irritating your eyes and it’s below the £10 mark.

Have you tried any 2in1 Eye Make-up Removers?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

The Re-Purchasables

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Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume|Olay Refreshing Toner|Clinique All About Eyes|Maybelline The Eraser Eye|Nivea Express Hydration.

Every month I have a collection of favourites but very few items make the re-purchasable list, here a few products that I can’t live without!

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara£17.00

I dubbed this my holy grail mascara and so far nothing has beaten this, it lengthens and adds lashings of volume to your lashes. It doesn’t flake but is easy to remove which I think is the perfect combination. Although not the cheapest of mascaras I think its well worth spending your pennies on!

Olay Refreshing Toner£2.99

Although not the most exciting product I use this in both the evening and morning to refresh my face as well as remove any unwanted dirt. Its effective, doesn’t dry out your skin and won’t break the bank – so you can by that mascara!

Clinique All About Eyes – £26.00

Eye creams are a little like marmite and I used to be a hater until i discovered this gem from Clinique. You can feel it soothing and hydrating your under eyes as soon as its applied. A real luxury product but a little bit goes a long way so it’s definitely an investment.

Maybelline The Eraser Eye Concealer£7.99

As someone who adores the full coverage look this concealer is my new best friend. Full coverage, easy to blend and with a yellow undertone to cover up any discolouration who wouldn’t love this, plus its under £10. The applicator I love but can be removed if your hygiene alarms are going off.

Nivea Express Hydration Primer£4.99

I start nearly every day with this moisturiser primer hybrid. It hydrates me skin whilst also prepping my skin for my make-up and helping it last the day. Again a super inexpensive product which really works.

My Top 3 Cleansers

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Nivea Daily Essentials 2in1 Cleanser and Toner|Garnier Softening Cleansing Lotion Goodbye Dry|Soap&Glory Peaches and Clean.

As much as I love wearing make up there is nothing better than taking it all off at the end of the day. I am very much a high street type of a girl and think that there is a pretty good range of skincare out there without breaking the bank; here are my top three.

1.Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing 2in1 Cleanser and Toner£3.59

This is a great basic skin care item especially for anyone who is just starting out. It’s a cream which I apply with my fingertips and then either remove with cotton wool (if i’m being lazy) or wash off with a flannel. It has a really refreshing smell and is great for anyone with sensitive skin. It’s both a toner and a cleanser so is great for anyone who is a little lazy or has had a late night.

2. Garnier Softening Cleansing Lotion Goodbye Dry£3.49

10p cheaper but just as good as the Nivea one. It has a more floral smell so not great if you have a sensitive nose but I rather like the smell. This is great for people with dry skin as it really adds moisture to the skin even whilst cleansing. It’s super quick and effective at removing make up but I also love this for just getting rid of the daily grime when I’ve had a no make-up day.

3.Soap&Glory Peaches and Clean 3in1 Deep Purifying Cleanser£8.00

Slightly more expensive than the other two but this is perfect for after nights out when you’ve had a lot of make up on. It removes make-up, de-clogs your t-zone and boots circulation. It also is balanced for all skin types and smells amazing but the smell isn’t too overpowering. Leaves my skin super hydrated and feeling super soft.

Do you prefer high street or high end skin care?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO