favourite beauty products

Nice to see you here, after such a long absence. The absence had to do with some private issues, that I will not share here right now. Maybe I will at some point in the future, but for now let me say I am ready start writing posts again. And with that, I start writing about something completely unrelated to previous posts.

Today I want to share with you some of my favourite beauty products. Now before you all start thinking that I am some kind of expert, please know that I am not. I work in a man’s world, and they do not care one bit about this stuff. For a long time, I did not use many products either, but over the last few years this has changed. Probably partly due to my increased spending budget, but also because I now realise that it can be important how you look, whether you like it or not. And by this I mean your grooming and neatness and such, and not skin colour or something like that. People take you more seriously as you look after yourself, and in most cases this is a good thing.

Also, it is fun and makes me feel better!

Now, let me start with my moisturiser. It has the imposing title of DayWear Sheer Tint Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer SPF 15 by Estee Lauder. It moisturises my skin without being too oily, has a sun filter and smells nice according to my husband (I have to take his word for it, as I do not have a sense of smell). But the best thing is, it makes your skin look nice and even, without having to use foundation! Isn’t that great? I know this has been said about more creams, but for this one it really is true. It comes out of the tube in a kind of green-grey colour, and matches your own skin tone when you put it on. It is not cheap at all, but everyone should at least try it out. Really.

Then on to another great product: my  lipstick is rouge coco shine by Chanel. I normally do not like to use lipstick, as I am very lightskinned and blonde-haired and it is quickly too much for me. But this one comes in nice soft-coloured shades (I have the one called boy), and is transparent and a little shiny. I love that I can wear this to almost any occasion and not look weird. It is quite moisturising too. There are many colours, so probably something for everyone. I have had good luck with other Chanel products in the past, so I think their whole range is pretty nice to use.

As I already mentioned I have a very light skin, and so dark circles under my eyes are here to stay not matter how much I sleep. And for that there is a solution too, called touche éclat by Yves Saint Laurent. I have tried other products for this before, but nothing beats this one. It is easy to apply, comes in a few different shades and it makes the circles much less visible. Again, not a cheap option, but you get your money’s worth.

Something that always bothers me is having dry hands. I have more oily or normal skin on my face and the rest of the body, but for some reason my hands are always dry. I have found something to help with this in the form of hand therapy by Rituals. This is not a cream as you maybe expected, but a scrub based on oil. You rub it on your dry hands, and the rinse it off. It leaves your hands feeling slightly oily, but this wears off quickly leaving nice soft hands. Not for everyday use, but great for once or twice a week. For anyone with dry hands: try this.

And the final product on my list: lip balm by The Body Shop. Apart from my hands, the only part of my skin that is dry are my lips. This helps to keep them nice and moisturised, and it tastes nice as well. I use this alone or under my lipstick. For the winter months I need something heavier, but for this time of year this is the lip balm I like most.

So, these are some of my favourites. There are some other products that I use and like, but these stand out. And there are still some things left I am looking for, most importantly a good shampoo and conditioner. I have long thin blond hair that gets greasy very very quickly. I have tried all shampoo brands I couls, cheap and expensive, and nothing worked. I tried washing it twice a week or every other day, or every day, and nothing made a difference. So in this area I still need something good.

Do you have any favourites? Or have you tried any of mine?



  1. Hi GirlinMaths! I am so pleased you are back. I missed you. I tend to stick with the beauty products that I used back in Trinidad as I need specialised products for my Afro caribbean skin. But it was interesting to read your favourites.
    take care

  2. Fun read! When you find that great shampoo and conditioner, let us know. I am looking for something to make my hair shiny, shiny! I’m older so that makes it tougher. Ideas anyone?

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