Products I’ve owned forever

I’ve been having a think about the best way to start the beauty section of my blog off, and this seemed like the perfect idea. I think it’s so interesting to look at the products you’ve owned long-term, especially as so many of the things we use tend to change if we get bored of a product or want to try something new.

As you can see, many of the products i’ve been using over a longer period of time are quite basic, as lots of the products I like to use do evolve and change, but at the same time these have been an important part of my daily routine at certain points in my life and they’ve definitely been key in maintaining good quality hair and skin.

First on the list to talk about are my trusty Nivea moisturisers. I’ve got two – the soft one in the white tub is the one I use everyday, before applying makeup and again when I take my makeup off at the end of the day. It’s particularly good in Spring and Summer, as it’s very light on the skin but still leaves my skin feeling soft and well-moisturised. The second (in the blue tub) is much thicker – perfect for cold and frosty days in Winter as it makes me feel protected and gives a good sense of long lasting coverage.

Next, my Baby Lips Dr Rescue lip balm by Maybelline. Originally, this was a bit of an impulse buy and I wasn’t actually all that enamoured with it as a lip balm. However, after some experimenting, I have found that it’s brilliant when applied to spots overnight. I don’t breakout much, but when I do I just want to get rid of them as quickly as possible and this has been a useful aid in trying to do that.

Next up is coconut oil, a choice that’s becoming increasingly popular in beauty. I don’t use this often because depending on how you use it it can be a bit messy. Having said that, I always find the results to be fab in that it’s a really great moisturiser and leaves your skin feeling unbelievably soft. I tend to use it after a bath or shower and mostly use it all over my arms and legs for the best results.
Vaseline is another classic, with this limited edition Queen Bee version coming out on top for me. I use this on extra dry bits of skin, and sometimes under my eyes overnight to reduce dark circles.

Ojon Instant Restorative Hair Serum is one of my all time favourite hair products. I’ve known a few products to claim ‘damage reverse’ or ‘repair’ qualities but this one is honestly true to it’s word. I have no idea how it does it, but it seems to be a genuine fix for split ends. It’s miraculous! You only need to use a few drops per use, so it lasts for absolutely ages and therefore is great value for money. It also smells great and is really easy to apply. I tend to use it when my hair is still damp, just before blow-drying it.

The last of my products is a classic fragrance that first came into my possession as a gift from my mum. Anais Anais is a scent she’d been using for years and I loved that it reminded me of her. I like everything about it from the beautiful vintage style packaging, through to the mix of floral notes with something deeper – incense and sandalwood. It’s a brilliant evening fragrance but I have been known to use it on my clothes during the day from time to time too.

All of the products discussed in this blog post are listed below: – Nivea Soft Moisturiser – Nivea Creme – Maybelline Baby Lips Dr Rescue – Vita Coco Coconut Oil – Queen Bee Vaseline – Ojon Instant Restorative Hair Serum – Anais Anais by Cacharel

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