8 December 2015

Beauty Essentials | Beauty

As you guys know, when I moved out here to Italy I already had a job so I knew that when I was moving out that I had to have at least the essentials to look presentable for when I’m at work. So today I just thought I would talk through what I have brought out here and as you can see I actually managed to bring a fair amount of products with me.

Starting with the skincare bits, of course I had to bring out my Garnier Micellar Water, it’s quick and easy but just gets the job done, you can see that I also have a little bag to the right hand side of the picture with more facemasks, cleansers etc. But you will also see I have two of my favourite moisturisers Olay for my face and the Body Essential for my body, my skin would seriously suffer without these products. I also have the Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Serum, I actually ran out of the facial pads before I left and couldn’t quite justify spending that type of money before I came out here so I just thought I’ll use the serum instead. I have my Oral B Brilliance toothpaste, I’m actually very fussy about my teeth so wanted to make sure I had the toothpaste that I am confident with and of course my Dr. PAWPAW tinted lipbalm. You will also see I have two nail polishes, some nail polish remover and make up brush cleanser. The reason I bought the brush cleanser out with me was because I actually didn’t have time to wash my brushes before I came over so I had to do them here.

Moving onto the make-up things, now I know what you’re thinking, did I really need two make up palettes out here? The short answer is yes, but there is a method in my madness you see. The Naked On The Run palette is just perfect because it has a bit of everything in it, it’s got the eye shadows, the mascara (which I’m obsessed with right now) eyeliner, blush, lipgloss, highlighter it’s a great all-rounder. That aside, it has a massive mirror and to be honest that was my primary reason for bringing it. When I came out here I didn’t know whether I would have a mirror or what the light would be like and turns out I didn’t have a mirror so this palette has been a life saver. The other palette I bought with me was the Sleek Au Naturel eyeshadow palette. As you guys know, I love a bit of shimmer never really been a matte girl but what I have realised since coming out here is that the Italian women are very much about the natural beauty, I mean they are gorgeous in an effortless way so I almost look a bit OTT with my eyeliner, highlighter, contour etc so I am laying around with some matte shades, I’m actually really loving them and this palette has 7 to choose from.

To be honest, inside my makeup bag is pretty uninspiring I still used my beloved Sleek CC Cream that I’ll need to find a replacement for soon *weeps uncontrollably* but I have also bought a long with me the other products I’m obsessed with. The Soap & Glory Kick Ass powder is just that – kick ass, it’s great for just setting everything without making me look too chalky and also I have got a Rimmel Bronzer that I randomly bought when I forgot my makeup bag one time. This bronzer is great because there isn’t any shimmer in it and it helps tone down my pale skin, especially when I am in a country filled with olive toned beauties. In addition to these two, I also go my Blushing Hearts blush because not only is it a great highlighter but has a little slice of colour perfect for blush as well.

So there we have my essentials, what are yours?  


  1. You've selected some great bits and I love the range from high end to low end products. Blushing hearts is a seriously beautiful product!

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    1. Blushing hearts is pretty damned lovely I must admit!!xx

  2. I love Micellar water, it is so good for my skin! You can't beat Sleek makeup either so cheap but such good quality! Xx

  3. I want this blushing heart too! Lovely photos ♡

    Have a nice day xx Love from Slovakia ~

  4. I agree with your beauty essentials! xx,