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My Top 5 Products 2017

Here’s a round-up of my favourite beauty products of 2017 so far. They’re the sort of things that take years to settle on by trial and error, so I thought I’d collect them together as a little review/recommendation. They’re reliable, effective and I’ve relied on some of them for quite a while.
So, without further ado, the first award goes to…

Indian jasmine perfume,  The Body Shop£15 for 50ml

I was given this fabulous perfume as a Christmas present, and it is definitely one of my favourites. It has a vibrant jasmine smell with a little sandalwood thrown in. It’s warm, smooth and doesn’t seem overpowering, yet it lasts the whole day without needing to be reapplied. It has the sort of smell that would be fresh and light for the daytime, yet is still sexy and musky for the evening. This scent comes with additional products such as body lotion, shower gel and fragrance mist.


Imperial Leather shower cream, marshmallow, £1 for 250ml

I bought this shower cream a month ago. It has a sweet, creamy, luxurious smell. I’m not too sure whether it smells of marshmallows, but it does smell sweet, without being overpowering. It feels wonderful to use and your skin will smell gorgeous for hours afterwards. This is one I will keep looking for. It is sold in many supermarkets, Superdrug and Boots etc.

Rimmel ‘Drop of Sherry’ lipstick, £4.99-£5.99

I have been using this colour for quite a while. I tend to go for lippy shades in pastels, browns and beiges, which are always a safe choice for me, but sometimes the occasion calls for something more, and I feel like going for a shade a bit more seductive and vampy. I am blonde though, and feel that not all colours suit me, but this shade of red is perfect! While many red lipsticks tend to be too vivid, and the ones with orange tones that can look a bit garish,  this colour is vibrant, yet subtle. It’s also quite pearlised and silky – what you might call ‘just right’! ‘Rimmel’ is a common brand, so you can find it at many of the usual stores, chemists and supermarkets.


 Face powder, ‘Nude Beige’, Avon£10.99

I’ve been using this product for about 3 years, now. It’s a reliable powder that gives great coverage and lasts throughout the day. I have searched for a substitute when I’ve run out, and cannot find one as good as this. It is a little pricy but lasts for ages. It can be bought from an ‘Avon’ representative or online. It’s generally £10.99, but it can be bought for less when there are offers available.


Match Perfection liquid foundation, Rimmel£4.99 for 30ml

This is a good foundation with an SPF 20. My skin is olive toned so the classic beige 201 is ideal for my skin. I find foundation goes on the skin better if you put some face cream on first. This product has been available for about 4 years. There are many variations in colour to suit your skin type, it has very good coverage and feels smooth. My skin can be quite sensitive, so I have to be careful with the products I use, but this foundation has never caused me any problems. It’s Rimmel, so it’s easy to find.


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