Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Five Favourites

I wanted to share with you my current 5 favourites which I've been either using daily or been reaching for the most, and they are...

♥ Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara ♥
♥ e.l.f Mineral Lipstick ( Runway Pink ) ♥
♥ Estee Lauder Idealist ♥
♥ Liz Earle Daily Eye Repair ♥
♥ Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation ♥

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara has been one of my favourites and thanks to my lovely Mother In-Law who is a big Clinique user I have heaps of these and their normal High Impact Mascara which is in the black tube stashed away. Luckily for me she doesn't use their mascaras so whenever she gets the gifts she always takes them out and passes them onto me. The latest Clinique gift from House Of Fraser is a really good one and she ended up spending a bit got 4 gifts so I have a lovely stash of them now! I love how the curved brush really coats each lash indiviually and they look just as good when first applied to the moment I'm taking off my makeup in the evening. What is your favourite Mascara?

e.l.f Mineral Lipstick in Runaway has to be my most reached for lipstick, and the price is even better! When I make another e.l.f order I will certainly be adding another one of these as a back up. Sometimes I wear this alone for a beautiful natural pink nude colour or I use my Barry M lipgloss over the top which looks stunning also.
I fancy trying some other shades out so if anyone else has any suggestions please feel free to share.

Estee Lauder Idealist has been fairly new to my skincare regime and I have really started to notice a difference in my pore size. I hate pores especially mine and I have medium sized pores on my nose and chin and hate them! Yes I admit to squeezing them over the years and no matter how many times I squeeze they come back! So I have now thought I would try a product which claims to minimize them. I have used this for a couple months now and am starting to notice the difference especially when I apply my foundation my pores look smaller. This is a 7ml sample and you need a very small amount. I have this on my list to buy with my birthday money which isnt till December!! But hey I can have lists lol Im not sure how much a full sized costs but I would pay it as I know it would last me. I love the texture a creamy gel like serum which feels like silk on the skin.

Liz Earle Daily Eye Repair has become a staple product in my skincare regime, I enjoy using this in the morning because it has light reflecting particles in it which instantly brightens the eye area. Plus being a busy mummy of 2 little ones I need all the help I can get in the eye department! Another bonus is the SPF10 which is another factor which I now take into consideration since I will be approaching the BIG 30 next year! Shhhhhh!!!

Lastly is a product which I have been using daily Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation which is not a finish I normally go for. I have dry skin so tend to stay away from Matte finishes but this foundation is lovely and I actually bought this as it was cheap and at the time I just needed something cheap and cheerful. So this turned out to be a great find!


  1. Hey Sherrie!!
    I have dry skin as well and have been wondering if the matte foundation would make my skin more dry....will have to give it a go xox

  2. oh nice post!!! I haven't tried the curling one but My current favorite is their High Impact mascara ! :)))) it's great for me and doesn't irritate my eyes. :))) lucky you for having a whole stash of these haha

    I like the packaging of the stay matte , it looks elegant heehee :))) Nice to see you found a drugstore foundie that works for you! :)

    Hugs from Greece !

  3. How are you finding the EL Idealist?

    I used it for a while and saw absolutely no difference in my enlarged pores.. It was a disappointment for me..


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