The Three Products I Couldn't Live Without
We all have those "must haves" in our bathroom - the items that make us stock up and have us breaking into a cold sweat if we run out. It's a very personal thing. No two people will have the same must haves. Here are mine.
Monoi - I cannot rave about this product enough. It's a Polynesian beauty secret that most of the western world haven't switched on to yet but I've been an addict since discovering it back in the late 90s. It's essentially a mix of coconut oil and Tahitian gardenias (Tiare flowers). The smell is absolutely divine and if I don't use it my skin becomes dry and flaky. It can be used to hydrate the skin, as a conditioning treatment for hair, as a massage oil or as a bath oil. I use it for all these purposes and if I couldn't buy it any more I think I would actually cry.
Red Lipstick - Nothing brightens the complexion and mood like a really vivid red lipstick. I've always worn red. Any other colour just won't do. In my teenage years I tried browns, pinks and shades that were almost verging on purple but none of them flattered my skin tone in the same way that a decent shade of red does. I almost always opt for rusty or brown-tinged shades of red rather than the blue-ish tones. As for brand, I switch between them. My latest favourite is an Avon shade called Really Rosy but I also like The Body Shop's red lipgloss in 11 Raspberry.
Brown Eyeliner - Less harsh than black but just as flattering, brown has always and will always be my eyeliner colour of choice. It's often the only eye make-up I wear as my lashes as long and thick enough naturally to do without mascara and I never really fell in love with eyeshadow the way some girls have. It opens up my eyes and helps them to stand out and as I choose crayon eyeliners rather than the liquid variety, it never looks too heavy.
What are your must have products?