I don't often do beauty posts, only when something comes up that I really believe in. I'm definitely no beauty expert, but I am certainly more interested in beauty products as I get older. I'm also privy to a lot of products: beauty sales at Red, product launches etc. So I thought I'd share a few pictures of what's actually on my dressing table, and what makes the grade.
|Nail horse fertiliser: £17, Butter London. Nail polish in 'Babe Watch', £7, Cheeky. 'English pear & freesia' cologne, £42, Jo Malone|
The 'Prozac' cannister is one of my favourite brands, Jonathan Adler - my sister bought it for me from New York (it's much cheaper over there, and the store on Greene Street Soho is so much fun). It's a far more interesting place for my cotton wool buds!
I love trays to separate items - Muji has great china ones, as does H&M. I keep my perfume on mine, 'English Pear and Freesia' by Jo Malone was my wedding fragrance and it's divine - I can never afford the full size bottle, so it's always these handy smaller sizes I use (better for travel, anyway).
|Day cream, £85, Verso. Micellar water, £25, Darphin. Gentle eye make-up remover, £3, Nivea|
|Wearing nail polish in 'Babe Watch', £7, Cheeky.|
|Nail horse fertiliser: £17, Butter London. Nail polish in 'Babe Watch', £7, Cheeky. 'On The Hoof' foot balm, £19, Cowshed.|
I love a bit of 'me' time, and keeping my feet soft with this cowshed balm is my idea of heaven. I also love anything by Margaret Dabbs - her foot oil, in particular, is divine.
|'Cato' desk, £125, Habitat. Storage basket: H&M. Peacock print cardboard box, TK Maxx|
In terms of make-up, I am a creature of habit. I often carry the same items in my Anya Hidmarch washbag. I mainly stick to a neutral, soft palette with a touch of rosy cheek. These are my can't live withouts...
Eye Basics, £21, Laura Mercier - I've sung the praises of this so many times - helps eye make-up's durability and eyeliner no longer runs down my face!
Corrector in 'Extra Light Bisque', £19, Bobbi Brown - I now wear this religiously underneath my concealer, and have had a few compliments.
Studio finish concealer, £15.50, MAC
Express day tan for face, £22, James Read - the only fake tan that hasn't given me spots.
Cream blush, £27, Chanel - I prefer cream blush to poder for a more 'glowy' look.
Camera Ready BB Water, £29, Smashbox - this has revolutionised my make-up regime. Stays on like foundation but feels very sheer, almost like nothing.
Lipstick in 'K.I.S.S.I.N.G Bitch Perfect', £23, Charlotte Tilbury
Liquid eyeliner, £15, Eyeko - my everyday liner. So easy to apply.
'They're Real' mascara, £19.50, Benefit - I'd heard good things about this mascara, and it lives up to my expectations.
Illuminating balm, £42, Bobbi Brown - I've just started using this under my makeup for a dewy glow.